Monday, July 28, 2014
JEAN TELLS OF ELMER AND ANNA'S NEW HOUSE
As their house is being built in the back of the large house the own now - that puts them on another road. So that means that their address will be changed. They are closer to our house and the Fire House bu a little bit.
The four walls are up on the house with the roof on. Right now they are putting in the insulation, plumbing, and then they put in the walls. They also have figured out where all the walls will go to divide the rooms. Of course, a group of us are helping Anna make her new drapes for the house.
Elmer said to say: "everything is on one floor except the basement." He is right. The only things Anna has to go down in the basement for are the canned goods, fruit and potatoes. Of course, Elmer has some tools in the basement right now.
Anna's sister Hannah, and her family are here helping build Elmer and Anna's house plus seeing where their new house will go up. Hannah and her husband own a General Store in Pennsylvania. They have it up for sale. We are hoping when they move here, they might consider opening one here. It would be nice to have an Amish owned General Store here, it would contain items we can't obtain locally. They also sell handmade Amish and Mennonite items in their store, which would be a great help here. There are many Amish and Mennonites here that would make items for the store. But, we will see, they have to sell the one they have first.
Hannah's new home is going to be a two story house with a basement. They still have two of their children living at home so they need more bedrooms than Elmer and Anna do. Also, they are going to build a Dawdy Haus on their house for Anna's parents, when they need it. Anna's Mother has the first signs of alzheimer's diease. When the time comes when her Mother can not handle their home or needs help, they can move in there and sell their home.
Elmer has asked me if I could come up with some excuse to get Anna to come to our house the day before they move to their new house because Elmer is putting in some things that Anna wanted, but didn't think she was getting. So I will be canning that day, and tell Anna I could really use her. I don't know what I will be canning, but something will be up at that time that needs canning. Elmer said if he asked one of their children, or one of her Amish friends she would think something is up, but she wouldn't if I asked her. I just hope it works. I know what is going in the house and Anna is really going to like them, but I wouldn't tell you. I will let either Elmer or her do it.
I guess I am saying a lot without saying anything, but I want Elmer and Anna to tell - it's their house. Wish we had a house on one floor, but with all the children we have, we needed a two story. David said, maybe later on, we will have another house with everything on one floor. - when the children are grown up.
This is kind of short, but tomorrow I will be doing another post to replace Anna.
Be With God,