House Update

I realized after I posted about the upcoming purchase of the house that I had not actually posted any pictures of it. So I figured now that I’ve had some more inspections done on it, I’d post a bit more about it. So, the house itself has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathroom, 2 full kitchens, and a kitchenette. It was divided into two parts at some point, so one side has a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom. The other side has everything else. I’m not sure why they had a kitchenette put in upstairs, but it probably won’t be there that long. I’ll probably keep the sink up there, but I don’t see a need for a stove or fridge.

Anyway, we had everything inspected, and it all seems good, with the exception that there’s a leak in the upstairs bathroom behind a wall. Luckily there’s a shut off in the basement just for the upstairs and I won’t really need to be up there for a while, so I can take my time fixing that if I need to. There was also a few nails popping up on the roof, but the roof itself was put on 5 years ago, so it should be good for a while if I just do a bit of maintenance on it. Overall, I’m very excited about it and getting in there to deal with a few things that would be nice to get done before I move in, like painting, taking the carpet out, and refinishing the wood floors.



Moving, Winter organizing, and Summer Review weekend

I’ve looked at probably 14 or 15 houses in person and like 60 online in the last few months, and I think I’ve found a house that will work for me! They’ve already accepted my offer on the house and we’re currently having some inspections done. Based on what I’ve seen already, and what’s been done already, it seems like everything will work out though.

The house will require some work like new painting, a remodel of one of the kitchens ( it has two because it had part of the house split into an in-law suite), removal of the old carpet and refinishing the floor, and a few changes to the floor plan. Some of that doesn’t have to happen immediately though, and has helped a lot in having the price reduced. It’s in a pretty nice area of Hickory and has lots of useful things nearby, like a hardware store, food store, restaurants, etc. It’s also only about 20 minutes from camp! It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait to get in there and get some work done. There’s a lot of potential and a lot of space at 1600 sq ft.


Besides that, we’re winding down for the year here at camp. I’ve got one weekend coming up plannedĀ  for the 15-16 that is what we’re calling our Summer in review staff retreat. It’s just a chance for us to get just our staff from the summer together and talk about all of the good things from the summer and what we can work on in the future. This is the first time we’ve done this and so our numbers are fairly small, but I’m hoping to continue doing this in the future. I think it’s very important to get good, detailed information from our staff, and sometimes surveys have a hard time conveying all of that.

We’ve also been busy getting things ready for the winter and reorganizing different areas. I’ve cleaned out and reorganized our archery shed recently, and I’ve got some plans restructuring our program closet with a huge work table that spans the length of the closet.

20171206_151458.jpgI’m just waiting on a few supplies to start that one, but I’m pretty excited because storage space is always a problem for us here.

That’s all for right now, but as I know more about the house and I start working on projects associated with that, I’ll try to keep this updated. After the summer, I seemed to drop off a bit, because of how busy we were, but I think I’ll be able to post pretty regularly again now.

As always, thank you all for your support as I keep serving here at Hickory Cove, both in prayer and financially. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do here without all of your support.