"So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, 'For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.' " Genesis 26:22b

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Verses

Before we put in our flooring, we wrote Bible verses on the subfloor. Some rooms had one, some had two, some even had three.

We wanted our home to be firmly founded on God’s Word, and this was a literal approach.

Starting with the girls room, here are the verses we used:

Girls’ doorway:

“. . .And may our daughters be like corner pillars, cut for the structure of a palace.”

Psalm 144:12b

Girls’ dormer:

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”

Proverbs 31:26

Girls’ bathroom:

“Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel with modesty and self-control. . .”

1 Timothy 2:9a

Boys’ doorway:

“May our sons in their youth be like plants full-grown. . .”

Psalm 144:12a

Boys’ room:

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD. . .”

Jeremiah 29:11a

Boys’ dormer:

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

Proverbs 27:17

Boys’ bathroom:

“Turn my eyes away from worthless things; and give me life in Your ways.”

Psalm 119:37

Schoolroom doorway:

“Your faithfulness endures unto all generations; You have established it in the earth, and it stands fast.”

Psalm 119:90

Schoolroom:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.”

Psalm 32:8

Main dormer:

“You are good and You do good; teach me Your statutes.”

Psalm 119:68

Front door: (also our Ranch’s verse)

“So he called it Rehoboth, saying,’For now the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.'”

Genesis 26:22b

Piano space:

“Sing to Him a new song. . .”

Psalm 33:3a

Den:

“Chose this day whom you will serve. . .”

Joshua 24:15b

Dining room:

“These all look to You, [speaking of the LORD] to give them their food in due season. When You give it to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand it is filled with good things.”

Psalm 104:27-28

Back door:

“Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are Your works!”

Psalm 104 23-24a

Kitchen:

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!”

Psalm 35:8a

~ Amy

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Insulation!

Hello everyone!

To ease our budget, we chose to insulate the upper story of our home ourselves. In order to do that we had to measure everything and cut it to fit in between each 2×4, 2×6, etc. Also, we were using fiberglass insulation so there was constantly risk of fiberglass splinters so we had to wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, respirators, and goggles to avoid ‘unnecessary exposure.’ (I think most of us still managed to get splinters!)

We used three main types of insulation: faced batts for the ceilings, unfaced batts for the rafters, and faced rolls for the walls.

Samuel rolling in insulation

He was very happy to get a ‘big boy’ job!

Batts of faced insulation all stacked up in Daddy and Mum’s bedroom

Rolls stacked in Mum’s closet

Insulation out the wazoo! Unfaced batts stacked in Daddy’s closet.

Faith dressed for putting up fiberglass insulation

Mr S—- helping to cut insulation

Grace and Mr S—- putting up insulation in the girls’ bathroom

The boys’ room dormer completely insulated

Daddy and I stapling baffles in the back of the girls’ room closet.

Baffles, (or rafter vents), are stapled beneath the insulation to allow air flow and prevent condensation buildup.

Mum and Daniel stapling insulation in the girls’ room dormer

Insulation scraps stacked in the schoolroom, ready for use

Baffles almost done in the boys’ room closet

Daniel stapling insulation in the boys’ dormer. (Notice the baffles. . . The hardware store was out of the pink ones so we had to get these for the rest. Same thing different color/style)

Daniel and Josh still working in the boys’ dormer

Me working on stapling the insulation in the back of the boys’ closet.

Daddy helping Abigail to staple insulation in the main dormer. (It was all she could do to squeeze that staple gun shut!)

~ Amy

Framing the Upstairs

The past 2 weeks the boys have been working on framing the upstairs. (Where the kids bedrooms, bathrooms, and schoolroom will be.)

Here’s a diagram I drew of the upstairs. The black walls are walls that were on the house when we got it. The red walls are walls that the boys have framed. (Please note that the drawing is not to scale. Also, the proportions are a little off.)

The 2 bedrooms are on either side of the upper story. The boys’ is on the far left and the girls’ is on the far right. The schoolroom is in the front of the middle space and the two bathrooms are in the back of that same space. (The red wall in the back of each bedroom is the front wall of the closet. Also, the red box in the boys’ room is the 2 foot box around the chimney pipe of our wood stove. Oh, and the red wall just to the left of the girls’ bedroom wall is the wall beside the stairs.)

Abigail investigating the blueprint. (Laid out in the floor of the girls’ room.)

Josh, Daniel, and I checking the girls’ closet wall for level.

Josh and Daniel nailing in the last studs for the girls’ room wall

Josh hammering on the girls’ wall a little to make it level while I held a board up to prevent the sledgehammer from marring the studs.

Daniel cutting a notch out of a rafter to help the bedroom wall fit better,

Samuel stacking up scraps.

Daniel measuring studs for the end wall of the boys’ closet

Josh and Daniel assembling the last of the boys’ room wall.

Josh and Daniel raising the boys’ bedroom wall.

Josh, Daniel, and I measuring the boys’ room wall to estimate drywall and installation.

~ Amy