Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, September 23


The renovation has officially started! WHOO HOO!! The contractors are coming tomorrow to begin removing the wall between the den and the kitchen and will build beams for the load-bearing wall. In preparation, we moved everything from the kitchen into the dining room. Then we started removing the terracotta tile from the floor. I use the term "WE" very loosely because I really had nothing to do with the tile removal. Zach definitely was the muscle behind that operation and I would follow behind cleaning up the chunks of tile. He is such a hard worker..... especially when it means saving some money! So here we are on DAY 1 (already sore and tired) about 1/2 way done with the floor removal and as excited as 2 kids at on Christmas Eve awaiting the first signs of construction!! Here are some pics of Zach hard at work. Also, we had to move our fridge into our pantry where we could keep it plugged in and it would be safe from debris.


Becky Jex said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see more pics as the job progresses!!

Lisha said...

I see there is a wee bit of the dreaded grass cloth still on the walls...are those walls coming down? So excited for y'all!!!