The builder is now finished with our building! (Except for a small strip of siding missing by the slider, but we're almost positive that it just got overlooked. I'm sure he will come back to put it on.) We are now able to lock up the building and are free to do our work on it.
Everything has fallen into place beautifully this last week. The house sold Saturday (we will now get Ethan's housing allowance to help with our loans starting September), the builder finished Monday, our construction loan closed yesterday, the electric meter box got installed on the house yesterday, and the electric company is scheduled to come tomorrow to hook up our electric (we've been working on that one a few months too!). Our plan now is to start our construction work on Monday. My dad has even worked overtime the last few weeks so he could take some time off to help us get the ball rolling.
We have spent a lot of time in prayer over this new venture of ours, from the time that we started thinking about getting into farming, to looking for land, to buying the land, and to the construction project. Not everything has gone easily or smoothly, and like I have said earlier, I'm sure we have many more obstacles in front of us. When things finally fall into place, however, it is such a blessing.
I also wanted to post a picture of the keys to our house. After we brought them home, I took a close look at them so I would remember which ones they were in our pile of mismatched keys.
I could hardly believe it when I saw the word "DEXTER" printed boldly on the face of them. Our Dexter cattle are the centerpiece of our farm. I guess we won't have any troubles remembering which keys go to the house!
So now we are about to start making our house a home - or at least give it a bathroom! Come September 26th, we need to have vacated the house we are in now.
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.