Several of you have asked when they will be starting on my house – well the answer (finally) is NOW! Today I strolled up the beach and arrived to finally meet my long-time contacts and new friends, the Bublaks, who (as of the first part of November) are the first full-time residents of Las Palmas. Upon arrival, I was thrilled to find that the work has begun! I hadn’t even brought my camera with me, so I borrowed Diane’s and took this picture – I really enjoyed walking up to the crew and saying, “Hola – esta es mi casa!”
According to the builder, start to finish should be 16 weeks – but a more realistic goal (factoring in the fact that there are always setbacks and delays) is that I should be in by the first of June – we shall see. I am very comfortable where I am for as long as need be, but am thrilled to finally see things happening (and am actually glad that I will be here to oversee every part of it).
Psalm 127:1 – “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” – so I have long been praying that the Lord will be the builder of “Casa de la Paz Junto al Mar” (House of Peace By the Sea) – I would be ever grateful if you would join me in that prayer.