What remains is the rather overwhelming task of completely moving in. We still have lots of stuff in boxes (some people in this family really love books...). There is a bit of a catch-22, though. In order to unpack, we need some more furniture to be able to put away the contents of the boxes. We would like to make the majority of the furniture, but to do that, we need the tools and space to do it. The tools are, you guessed it, in boxes, and many boxes are stored in the workshop where we will make furniture. So which to do first? Unpack so there is space to make the furniture, or make the furniture so there is a place to put the unpacked stuff? The likely solution is to buy some of the items already made.
Still, we do have some plants already set out. The climbing roses are flowering, and we have harvested some radishes the kids planted in a small plot near the house. A friend of ours gave us lots of small fruit trees and some avocado trees to add to the various fruit trees we already brought with us from our other house. The trees from the other house are enjoying their new place, and we look forward to future harvests of peaches, figs,
chirimoyas and more.
It is exciting to consider all we can do with this new property and house. It is also daunting. I have to remember the moral of one of Abish's favorite fables, "Slow and steady wins the race." Bit by bit, it will all get done. Please pray for us as we continue our regular ministry, homeschool Abish, and do all that we need to completely move in to our house.