Paint Time

Saturday, several of the family worked caulking Joseph’s house. Caulking seals the wood from moisture, and although time-consuming, it provides better durability in the long run.

Tuesday, the guys painted the house. Joseph chose a light green, which turned out great. Then, yesterday, Joseph painted white trim.

Looking to Jesus,

You can tell the temperature difference by afternoon.
Jesse held a makeshift cover over gutters along the front of the house while they sprayed.
Peppermint chocolate tea. BTW, if one wonders how you make that tea: boil 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water; steep peppermint tea for several minutes; add 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk; add three spoonfuls of cocoa; add sweetener of your choice; add a small amount of vanilla. Delicious.

“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”
Psalms 90:17ร‚ย 

18 thoughts on “Paint Time”

  1. Wow! The house is absolutely beautiful. I love watching the progress you are making, and look forward to the day when the Lord allows you to make your house into a home with your own family. When the house is completed, would you consider posting “before” and “after” pictures?

  2. The green color looks nice. Team Maxwell does great work.

    Im not sure about chocolate peppermint tea though.

  3. I’m amazed at the transformation!!! How cool to have it all in pictures. You should make one of those photo books with all the before and afters for a fun memory!

  4. The house looks really pretty. When it is all finished perhaps we can get a full indoor/outdoor tour.

  5. The progress looks great–

    I just wanted to say “Thanks” for the tea recipe–it looks like something I would try:).

  6. Looking great! How rewarding when you do the work yourself! We know the feeling, as we remodeled an old farmhouse, gutting the entire inside & redoing it, as well as putting on an addition, all w/in the past 2+ years. It will be ONE year this December that we actually could LIVE in it finally! ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s great. Blessings.

  7. Looking great, you guys! Wow! I’ll bet the neighbors are thrilled (you know how there’s always that one eyesore house in the neighborhood that makes you want to fix it? My particular eyesore is right next door!). There’s nothing like the crisp look of a newly painted house. It’s lovely!

  8. Wow! I love the mint green with the white windows. I also loved the sound of the peppermint drink you have i will have to try that one out and add it to my Christmas collection. Speaking of which, i can’t wait for your Gingerbreadville again this year. Thats if you plan on making it. Lots of love

  9. Never had peppermint chocolate tea,sounds delicious.Will try it.Love that snowmen face travel mug.

  10. It looks so different! Love it! You all are doing such a great job transforming that house! Way to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Love the green paint chosen for the house. I’ve noted the tea recipe and will make it soon.

    good tidings…


  12. Joseph’s house is looking great! God must be smiling knowing all the good things He has planned for Joseph in that house!

    You all do a beautiful job and work together so well as a team!

    Blessings and love from NJ

    Lisa and Hannah and Family

  13. Amazing transformation on the house!!

    I have a question about the tea. Do you mean baking cocoa or cocoa mix?
    baking cocoa

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