Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Today, November 3rd, we woke up to our first snow! The men have been working for a week now on getting our heated floors hooked up and running for the first time. Today it was decided that the boiler we bought was faulty. Sadly, here it is not as simple as running it back to Lowe's or Home Depot and getting an exchange or refund. David tried to take the boiler back, but to no avail. So we are going to buy another one (because we can't wait to get it fixed... we are COLD!), and then just work on finding someone who can, Lord-willing, repair this one. The good thing is that we are going to need another boiler anyway, whenever we get to the next phase of heating our home: the bedrooms. So, if we can get this boiler fixed, we will be able to use it anyway.

So, how have we been staying warm? By following a very simple Biblical principle found in Ecclesiastes 4:11 "If two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?" Now, imagine how much warmer it is when you have FIVE, not just two! [And isn't it just fitting that our memory verse in family devotions this week is the verse found just before that, "For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."] Families need each other!

We have all been sleeping in one room and we have small space heaters that have been keeping us sufficiently warm. God is so good and never lets us go without anything! Slowly but surely life is getting easier here. I can't wait to show you some of the improvements we have made recently. I think you will be pleased! But that will have to wait for another post...


  1. Wow! Snow comes early there! We have had our first snow in November as well. It is usually late November, though, and not always do we get snow in Nov. I know you will be glad to get those warm floors. It sounds so wonderful. Can't wait to see pics fo improvements. I'm happy for you. Please do stay warm....

  2. What a great, fun idea to be able to stay warm :) Hope you get an awesome boiler soon :) Love to you all ~Ruthie


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