Monday, December 29, 2014

Finished the Futons

      We finally were able to buy the drawer guides to finish the futons.  There are 2 large drawers under the seat.

     The side panels were installed.

     A view from the front.

     The futon opens to make a full size bed.  It sleeps 2 persons comfortably. We made 2 for the living room.  It is great to have furniture that you can be comfortable.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Christmas Festivities

    The children and youth decorating


   The Dalla family are our guests for Christmas dinner  

       Help with the clean up in the kitchen.

    In the living room to see what is in our stockings.

  Enjoying each others fellowship.

    Dumping the stockings to check what was in them.

Christmas Morning Begins With Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

     We are enjoying Christmas with special foods and fellowship.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Counter Top is Finished

    The counter top and sink are installed.

    There are lots of little things to do yet.  These are the old curtains when the kitchen was blue.  I need to change them and there is lots of touch up to do.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

More Progress on the Cabinets

     We were able to do the drawers today.  There is the counter top and sink to finish yet.

    This is Danicien.  He is one of the young men that I am mentoring.  He has been helping me with the cabinets.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Guest House Kitchen Goes Forward

      There are 4 drawers to finish, the counter top, and the sink.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

First Phase of Construction - The Outside Toilet

      These two young persons are wanting to marry soon.  They bought property and want to begin to build a house.  They built an outhouse in the corner of the property as their first project.

Making Iron Gates


    This is one of the gates the boys were asked to make.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Progress on the Kitchen in the Guest Apartment

 We've been working on the kitchen cabinets this week.

     Sonson and I working of the styles.

   We got all the boxes made.

    Now for the drawers, doors, sink, and counter top.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rooms as the Remodeling Progresses

To the left is the room when we started.
To the right is when we were laying the tile.
To the bottom is the room now.

The kitchen while the tile is being laid.
The kitchen after the tile is laid and the walls painted.

To the left is the bathroom when the remodeling project began.

Below is the bathroom after the tiles are laid and the walls are painted.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Progress on the Guest Apartment

    The walls are being tiled.  The young men I mentor are learning to lay tile.

     The rooms are getting a fresh coat of paint.

   The closets were removed to be repaired and tiles placed on the floor.

     The bedrooms are finished.

Repairs to Guest House

     The supply line to the toilet became brittle and broke in the guest apartment.  Nobody had been in the apartment for several weeks.  When we discovered the leak the damage was already done.  The linoleum floor tiles all lifted in 4 rooms, the bottom of doors were water soaked and separated, the closets were damaged at the bottom, and water marks were left on the walls.

     The apartment was gutted and we began repairs.  The first thing we done was to replace the floor with ceramic tiles.  Pictured is a section of the design in the floor.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pastor Wilner and the Refinished Pulpit

    Paster Wilner standing behind the pulpit.  The men in the background are putting shields and screws into the block walls to hang decorations.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Repairing the Pulpit

     The pulpit was in bad shape.  The plywood was separating and pealing off.  We put on new veneer plywood and gave it a face lift.  We will be giving it a coat of varnish soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Coat of Paint - Leogane

      The project is coming to a end.  We have painted the building inside and out.  There are still some finishing touches to be made.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Roof is On the Leogane Church

     A view from the inside of the church after the roof is put on.

        A side view of the roof.


        A front view of the roof.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Doors and Iron on the Windows and Primed

     The doors and the iron on the windows are now primed.  The plastering was finished also.
We are now ready for the roof.