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This is Why! part 6

Previous entries can be found HERE . Thus far we’ve talked about how I use leftovers to help stock my pantry, how I shop to fill my...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Our Journey to a Mortgage Free Home ... #17

(You can read previous entries in this series HERE.)

In our last post I told you it took us 5 years to get our hearth completed because there were other more pressing things that had to get done asap, one of them was our porch!

 We had a lot of help getting our porch built before the permit expired and the subsequent inspection.  One family came to help every day for 3 weeks.  We are so grateful to them!

The floor is going down ...

The porch goes along the entire length of the front of the house and wraps around the corner on one end.

Another view of where it is starting the wrap around the corner of the house.

The front steps ...

Here's what it looked like a year ago.  Since then we've installed a porch swing along with doing a few other things.  It is still not completed, we need to put a ceiling in it and stain it before we can call it completed.

And of course, we are still paying as we go and sometimes that slows us down considerably!

So what else did we have to do before we could get back to our hearth?  Next week we'll talk about that!

I might mention that during this time between the hearth beginning and the hearth being completed we were installing sheet rock on the walls, sanding and painting.  Talk about living in a construction zone!  Let me say that it is not for the faint of heart!!!!

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. As I've told you before, it's such a beautiful setting and cozy porch! I would love to relax and read a book on your porch! It's perfect!
    Melody in Oregon

    1. Melody, I can tell you that it is indeed the perfect place to kick back and read a good book!

  2. There's nothing so nice as to be able to sit in the shade of a veranda with a cool drink on a hot day.
    I saw in your last post that you are working on your essential oil challenge. I have learnt a bit through following on Pinterest Frugally Sustainable. She has some wonderful information that she shares of her experiences using essential oils.

    1. Jane, thank you for the tip on Frugally Sustainable. I will definitely check it out!

  3. Patsy I just love seeing your progress. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Nanna Chel, thank you, maybe it will inspire someone else to go the pay as you go way! It has not been an easy journey but the rewards of not having a mortgage have been more than worth what we went through.

  4. That's a nice porch!!! I'm living in a construction zone right now, as we are having tile put down in three rooms. The dust and clutter is driving me crazy! Hats off to you for working through it for so long!!

    1. Little Penpen, it helped that our children were all grown and on their own.

  5. I just love the porch! It gives you so much more living space.:)

  6. Such a nice porch!! Love seeing all you guys have done. ....Vicky in Ky

    1. Vicky in Ky, thank you and I love my porch!

  7. we call them a veranda here, your's is looking lovely btw too, we don't put ceilings on ours, just leave them 'open' they look just as nice & you can paint the beams or leave them raw.
    thanx for sharing


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