Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Today Ian told me, “The house has kind of consumed us.” Immediately I imagined a sarlacc-like maw in the front of the house opening wide to munch us up. Of course, Ian is right to a large extent — even though we don’t have any furniture to move, we had plenty of boxes, all of which had to find a home somewhere. The more time we spend there, the more we comment, “Some time, I’d like to __________” (fill in the blank).
So far, we’ve unpacked most of the kitchen stuff, bought 3 stools in decent condition off of Craigslist, picked paint color, visited Ecohaus for flooring ideas, received our mattress and box spring, moved some clothes in, picked a couple paint colors, decided what to do with one room that was iffy (it’ll be a library. I’m excited about this prospect.), bought some smaller things like light-switch covers, a dishes drying rack, and garbage cans, decided to wait on the washer/dryer for a bit until we get gas run… well, I guess there’s no need to list everything. Suffice it to say we spent most of Memorial Day weekend either at the house or doing something house-related.
Next Saturday we’re having a little work party for people to help us touch up the sloppy painting job the previous owners did and get rid of the unpleasant pink walls. Sunday Ian brings a truckload of furniture that his parents are generously giving us, so we’re going to call on our friends yet again to schlep heavy oak furniture up lots of stairs — sounds like fun, huh?
I expect that, when I’m not riding my bike or baking bread, a lot of my future free time will go into making the house homey. Ian already had to fix the garage door opener and mow the lawn for the first, but by no means last, time. I’m sure glad there aren’t any major structural issues we have to deal with, because even these small things are taking an awful lot of thought, communication, and energy.