Sunday, December 6, 2015

David vs Goliath



My friend could use your help and prayers. Could you click and read his story and offer a prayer. You may not know him but you know me. He serves our country in the military and he would never ask so I ask for him and his family this: It is Christmas, would you consider giving to his family what you are able? There's none more deserving than Dave. God bless your blessing!

As you know, I have never personally asked for money on this blog. I do not advertise, although I could with the numbers that land on this page. 

If you all considered a $1.00 gift to David and his family it would blow right past the (low) goal of $15,000.

If you are unable to give financially, please click on the link and offer your prayers to this family. 







Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Lights!

Hoping this Thanksgiving you could reflect and count the blessings you do have and appreciate the good that surrounds us all.
This is a time of horrific news out of Paris and senseless killings here at home. It is not exclusive to this time but we focus on it with real time access with all our devices. We mustn't slumber but we can also pay more attention to the little things in life that shine if we are open to them.
Be a light!




Sunday, October 4, 2015

Updates, A Summer Review

The last year has been an emotional roller coaster with a "hopeful" turned "disappointing" court case involving my children. Work on the little house slowed considerably as my time and focus were directed towards reuniting with my girls. Someday they may see this little house and I think they will like it.

I did manage to work on a few projects starting in late summer. I reused an old fruit pickers ladder and added some 2x6 cedar board to make steps to the loft. There is a small closet, a rolling storage counter, the kitchen sink and counter, and a desk that can convert to a sitting area. For the most part I used leftover lumber and only bought hardware and a few necessities. All these items turned out a little different than what I had envisioned but all of them can be taken down without too much trouble and the entire place can be reconfigured.

Here's some pics...






                                               Kreg Jigs are great for pocket
                                               holes, highly recommend!




                                              A closet for my work clothes. 
    The AC is located in the small loft. 
The venting and  water drainage 
goes through the porch ceiling...

                                                    ...and through the deck
                                               I can put a bucket there and
                                               use the water for the garden.
                                                 
                                              The rolling storage counter...
                                                              (Almost finished)



The finished ladder with 
two straps to hold onto 
The AC unhooked and two exercise rings 
that will be hooked off to the side

My desk with (unfinished) storage underneath
which could be moved around for stools or 
small tables.

                                     Drops down for seating, just add memory foam.

                                             
                                                 Finished porch area..

I started moving things in so that will be the next update...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's Been Too Long

Preparing an update soon, in the mean time here's some news on the tiny house to be built in Pittsburgh's Garfield section...

http://www.citylabpgh.org/blogs/tiny-houses/