Saturday, September 22, 2012


We have floors!!
The journey getting there was unpredictable and took much longer than we had anticipated!!!
(Oh the joys of home ownership, right??!)

After having the majority of the joists and foundation repaired underneath the house (contingent upon closing), we still needed to level the floors in the kitchen and 3 bedrooms in order to install hardwood floors. Matt's friend and dad came down to help start rip up the kitchen floors. There were multiple layers of nasty laminate, a sign (I have no clue why?), and plenty of rotted wood. yuck.
PS- Isn't that yellow medallion flooring so cool? gross.

Once everything was up, we could get started on putting in the floors!



Needless to say, that's not what happened.
It was very disheartening to get a picture text (see below) from Matt while I was at work with the message that they had to buy supplies to replace 5 joists and new sub-floor due to extensive damage (praise the Lord the home inspection company reimbursed us the cost of our supplies for missing the termite and water damage). Sad day. Only putting us further behind.

So thankful for the guys helping out with our house & one of the nasty old joists

After replacing half of the kitchen floor, it was (finally) time to start putting in the hardwoods! A friend of mine, several years ago, had prayed through our apartment as well as anointed the doorways with oil before we moved in. I wanted to do something similar to ask the Lord to bless our new home.....So, we looked up Bible verses containing the words 'hospitality' and 'home', chose our favorites, and wrote them in between the doorways on the sub-floor. 
Here is one:

The first straight run from the living room to the kitchen   &   The finished hallway

All of the Pepin boys together to finish the bedroom floors 


I took some sweet photos of our puppy while the boys worked

We purchased the flooring on July 21st and it was finished on August 25th.
We spent two weeks living in the Airstream.
We have officially been in the house three weeks.
We have had hot water for only two weeks ;)

Our most recent electric bill is out of this world high.
But He is faithful. He has provided.
and the floors are DONE!


  1. So glad yall are done. I remember when the flooring guys told us that dog pee had disintegrated all of the sub flooring in our house. No choice but to spend a few thousand more replacing all of it. Yes, the joys of being a homeowner. Can't wait to see it in person!

  2. whew! that's an intense workload! i love the wood you chose, it looks great :)

  3. Wow!! That looks like a LOT of work!! But, man!, are they beautifuL!! Congrats!!!


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