Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vintage View Vednesday Haines City 2007

Hey! We started January 2018 only a few days ago! How in the world is it already January 31st?

Last week's Vintage View was from Pine Prairie, Louisiana in January 2009. That post had a great big bunch of pictures but most of these Vintage View posts will not be so large. We were not posting pictures on a regular basis then, plus we were not all carrying smart phones during the early years. Most churches we snapped 10-12 pictures with Odie's camera.

This week's pictures were taken at Lighthouse Holiness Church in Haines City, Florida in August 2007. Bro. and Sis. Whiffen are some of our oldest and dearest friends. We had met them before but we began to draw closer together in the fall of 1991 when we spent a month in their town and several more weeks preaching for other churches in their fellowship.

We were evangelizing and their Pastor asked us to take care of his church for a month during his first trip to the former Soviet Union. It was a great month and we came away with some life long friends.

In the next few years the Whiffen family became very dear to us and we have cherished their friendship all of this time. We are very thankful that God brought them into our lives.

In 1994 the Whiffen's were living in Ohio. Bro. Whiffen acknowledged his call to preach, packed up his family and moved back to Florida. By the summer of 1995 he had started Lighthouse of Holiness and has been pastoring since then. We have enjoyed a long and blessed relationship with the Whiffens, their family and their church.

Here is a look back to August 2007.

Thank you for stopping in today.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Deep Ocean Siding is Now Complete

Two weeks ago I posted a few pictures of the siding being installed on the house being built for Odie. It was completed one week ago on Saturday and it looks tremendous. My Dad, Steve, cousin Lisa and cousin Debbie Northern kept us supplied with a good flow of pictures! Thank you very much!

In keeping with the "Beach Cottage" theme, Odie chose a color called Deep Ocean. (This is a sample from the James Hardie website but it does not show up completely accurate on my computer screen.)

I thought Deep Ocean was a bold and beautiful choice. I would have went for something a little more muted like maybe RED!

I love bright colors. Kelly Jo loves bright colors. Do you remember we drive a GREEN car? Odie does not stand a chance! She can not help but like bright colors. It is in her DNA.

She wanted the Deep Ocean with white trim and once it started going up the side of the house, we knew it was a very good choice.

The siding was on the ground waiting for the installers and when they arrived, they went right to work.

Installing the first piece of trim.

Installing the first piece of siding. This is the garage wall that is next to the drive going back to the barn.

In order to complete the siding, the porch posts had to be permanently set and wrapped in metal. The beams going from the house to the posts were wrapped in metal too. The metal has been on the job since Bro. Mitch Boggs and Bro. Jason Fellers installed the metal roof in late June.

They look great. Once the porches are poured, we will install more posts.

Then they trimmed the windows, doors and corners.

After a break of several days because of more extreme cold, it was time for more siding.

The day after the siding was completed, the snow was gone!

Odie loves it and that makes me happy!!!

Thanks for tuning in today. See you tomorrow for Vintage View Vensday.