Looking Back>Katrina Conquerers:  November 4th, 2005

Day 68

Jon and I took yesterday and today off from work so we could work on the house. I spent the morning gathering additional countertop cost estimates and purchasing paint. I have the paint for our bedroom and bathroom, Jonny’s bedroom, closets and the downstairs bathroom. Paint adds up rather quickly and I still have to get paint for the dining, kitchen/laundry, family room and study. Not to mention paint for the trim, doors and floor boards.

Jon and Rocky spent the day mudding and sanding.   They played with the texturizing hopper and we found the setting the matches our wall.  They textured the closest. Today and tomorrow we’ll continue to sand and mud, mud and sand, until the walls are ready to texturize. Jon and I may make a run to some stores to see if we can purchase the remainder of the doors, schedule an appointment to order our countertops and order our floors. Today we’ll take the floor samples over to the house to see if we like them. We’ve also decided against high end countertops and will get the laminate. Since we don’t think this is the house we’ll be in for the rest of our lives and think we’ll probably sell in the next 4 years, we’ll install something decent, but less expensive.

Cold season is definitely here. Lots of people missing work because of sick kids. Daniel stayed home yesterday with a fever and bad cold. Jonny tried to come down with it, but he hasn’t yet. He and Jon are also having a time with allergies.

There have been fires burning all over the coast, as debris is disposed. I’ve also seen truck after truck towing cars that were obviously underwater in New Orleans. Apparently the government is leasing some land to temporarily store them; unfortunately it is in a large field just around the corner and down the road from our pastor’s home. I’m going to try and get some pictures. It is an incredible sight: a huge field filled with nothing but vehicles that were damaged beyond repair by Katrina.

Time to get back to work.

BlessingsGrace & Peace


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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