He's always been a monkey!
Since he was gone for the Fourth of July, when he got home we lit off personal fireworks in the middle of where the old trailer house had been. Rina wasn't too sure about the sparklers.
The shop was unbearably hot in July. We had one window air conditioner loaned to us and it kept it around 95 degrees in there. Some homeschool friends of ours heard about how miserable it was for us and sent us money to pay for another large window air conditioner. With the two window air conditioners going, we were able to keep the temperature in the shop around 85 degrees F during the heat of the day which was much more bearable. What a blessing! A big thank you to both our friends for helping keep us cool that summer.
Great way to cool off!
Daniel and his friend, Senior. Love these guys!
Hallway down to the bedrooms.
Really starting to look like a house now!
Rina was on hand to give carpentry tips.
I'd take the kids to the pool or the river once a week on my day off from doing Underground tours.
Sub-roofing going on.
He had his little helpers. The man is so patient!
Windows and doors in and weather wrap and moisture barrier on roof. Whew! Go Daniel!
Rina enjoyed swimming with her cousins Jess and Lily.
Stacie and I got to hang out in the shade and visit for a bit. Love our sister time!
I went over the mountain to pick up Hailey from summer camp and got to spend some time with my friend, Dorene, on her homestead. I hadn't bottle fed a calf since I was in high school. Brought back memories and I had a really fun visit with my friend. Loved seeing her living the homestead life.
In the meantime, Michael started working on the electrical inside the house.
As you can see, we feasted at the Olive Garden...
...and PF Changs
Daniel was almost done with building our house and we were about to get extremely busy for the next few months as we worked hard to finish the house enough that we could live in it before the snow flew.