Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Hi Everyone!!!!! As you can see by the pictures, things are starting to move along a little. (You should be able to click on the first picture and then view them all, one by one). Last Monday, August 18th, they started framing our house. By Friday, five days later, it was totally framed, the OSB board was up, the roof was closed, and the shingles were put on!!! Wow, now if the rest will go that smoothly, we'll be in good shape. Logan and Cayden were so excited to see the progress. Now that we have a fourth bedroom upstairs, Logan thinks he will move into that one "to make things a little different." Cayden has informed us that he may want Logan's old room.

In addition to taking the house from a 1 1/2 story to a full 2 story, we added on a little room on each side of the house, changed the front room into a den, enlarged our pantry, changed the extra space we had added on two years ago in the back of the garage to an exercise room, we now have a larger "loft" area for the boys to play in upstairs, and both our upstairs bathrooms are a little larger.

In the process, we had to have a huge Pear tree cut down, because it was too close to the house now and the trunk was starting to split. We'll have to pretty much start all new with the landscaping.

Tomorrow night (Sept. 27th), we will be meeting with the builder to pick out cabinets, countertops, hardware, and to start thinking about appliances and paint colors.

Logan and Cayden are doing well in school, and we are very pleased with the teachers they got. We all miss being at the bus stop and chatting with our friends, but it's just a short distance to their school.

God has truly blessed us with all of you, and all your love and kindness is what keeps us going. God is gracious and He's with us every step of the way. Hope you're feeling His love now.

Take Care,

Love from all of us,

Jennifer, John, Logan, and Cayden


Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny & Family,

I am so happy to see the progress on your home.

My sister had told me about the fire that you all suffered. I am so happy to see that you are doing so well. I have thought so much about you and your family!

May God continue to give you strength as you rebuild you home. It sure looks awesome! Enjoy the building process!

We will continue to pray for you and your family!
Lisa North Fedele

Jennifer Lew said...

Hi Lisa. Thank you for the message. It has been a little bumpy at times, since the fire, but I can't thank God enough that we were all safe and unharmed. God has and is blessing us with good friends, a great church, and a builder that we can trust. Hope you all are doing well.


Doug and Tonja said...

WOW!!!! The house looks GREAT!! Hope the Lead Man (Tony?) is treating you well and not taxing you to much with lots of questions. May God Bless you with his blesing through these busy times. Take care, be safe, and things will go well.

John Lew said...

Hi Doug & Tonja,

Thank you so much for your prayers! It has been some what stressful, but we are managing through it.

Tony has been very helpful in the process. You should see him and Bruce Stopher work together. They are like to throw jab at each other. It kinda funny.

We have gotten many positive comments from our neighbors on the work that has been done so far.

Good luck on your home remodel!


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