Thursday, July 18, 2013


You are probably wondering where I have been, right?  Me, too!  Although we have been moved into our house for 2 months now, we will probably be in a fix-up stage for at least a year.  My husband is doing all he can to make our house nice and comfortable for our family.  Our big project for this last month was a little bit of tiling.  I will let the pictures walk you through our kitchen and dining room.  The first section shows photos of the areas before we moved in.

The entry. A closet where the wheelbarrow is and the pantry door to the left of it.

The dining room.

The kitchen where the sink and cupboards would be.
In the kitchen where the stove would be.
 After much clean-up, cement and a little paint, we moved in.

Entry way after moving in.

Dining room.

Kitchen with cupboards. There is no counter top, yet; just rough cement I have covered with some linoleum.
We have cement floors throughout the whole house.  Of course, we have lived with cement floors in some part of our houses since we have been in Uganda.  However, the kitchen floor was so rough and unfinished that it could only be cleaned with a scrub brush.  My husband took pity on me and decided to tile the kitchen for me...and a little more.

Entry way decorated for Independence Day.
Dining room.  So much brighter!
The kitchen actually looks bigger with a whitish floor.

I am so very blessed.  The tile really does brighten things up and makes these room look more cheerful.  It may be some time before we can do the rest of the house, but I am loving the new look of these rooms (and they are easier to clean!).


  1. Wow, what a difference! Just beautiful. I love your July 4th decorations!

  2. It looks fantastic! What an improvement!

  3. Wow, what a huge blessing. The house is lovely!! BTW, glad to find a fellow missionary blog. Nice to meet ya!