the great news is that on friday, the day before we left, we got to bake in our kitchen! ben and i made homemade pizza and brownies. then i baked some blueberry muffins and made some bean dip to take up north. it was fabulous.
thanks to everyone for the encouraging e-mails and facebook messages! i'm glad to know people are reading this and enjoying the pictures. i recently looked at some old pics and was amazed to remember what the house used to look like. we have a lot of work ahead, but we have a functioning kitchen. praise God!