We are on the final construction process for the inside
of the house. Installation of the floor and the plumbing fixtures
will be done this week. Then the electical fixtures and final painting
touch up will get underway. Maybe by the first of February we'll
be into the house.
from January 9=
Here are the counter top pictures. Hope you like them.
Photos Counter Top 1-6-07=
Just a quick update before we head off to orchestra
practice at the church. Nathan and Hannah will be playing in three
concerts starting Friday night at First EV Free church of Maplewood.
Josh and Rachel wanted to see Nathan Tiling the downstairs bathrooms.
Photos Nathan Tiling=
The pictures today show the cabinets being stained.
They were all installed last week and this week will get them stained
and sealed. We still have a lot of painting to do. The outside is
almost done. I took pictures all the way around the house to show
the progress of the siding. We will have to wait until the Spring
to paint. The poor siding guys have to work in 8 degree weather.
Photos December 7=
Here is the latest. Congratulations Joshua and Rachel
for completing 8 concerts.
Photos December 4=
Thanksgiving is over and some of the sub contractors
are busy at work. The rock is almost done on the outside. They will
apply another row of stone on the top. The siding continues to come
along and the trim work inside is almost done. The cabinets will
start going in on Monday. We are making progress.
Photos November 25=
As promised the rock is being applied today and the siding keeps
making great progress. It is really beginning to look like a house.
Here are the pre-Thanksgiving day pictures.
The rock is going to be installed this week. The undercoat was applied
Saturday. The siding is still going on and we should be able to get
our cabinets into the kitchen this next week too. Thanks for your
prayers as many details and serious decisions are being made daily.
Photos November 18=
A lot of changes are happening rapidly as the siding and trim are
going on simultaneously. The power company has also installed the
gas and electrice lines. Please continue to pray that God will direct
the details of the project. Our goal is to get in and use our house
Photos November 16=
The outside is coming along and in the link below you will see the
photos of the gas line connection. Please continue to pray for all
the details of this project to work together. There are a lot of
details and finishing all the work can get tricky as different sub-contractors
work in and out of the project.
Photos November 15=
We finally have the siding going on the outside. We have been waiting
for them to get started before the snow really kicks in. The trim
is really taking shape inside. Thanks for your prayers.
Photos November 14=
The trim has been delivered and we will begin seeing what the wood
around the doors and windows will look like. It should take several
weeks to install. We will show you some of the progress as it happens.
We are also waiting on the external siding to get installed. That
will make a big change.
Batch November 4=
Photos November 4=
We keep making progress. If you are new to our site, don't miss
the links to pictures below that show the earlier developments building
the house. The painters have now put the first coat of primer on
the walls and the fireplace upstairs is beginning to take shape.
Thanks for your prayers. We are seeking to make wise decisions that
will allow us to use this house for the ministry of hospitality.
Photos November 2=
It has been a busy two weeks. If you have been looking for some
new pictures like Josh and Rachel and are about ready to give up,
(sorry). Here are the latest. We have all the taping and mudding
done inside. Coral has completed the flooring choices and the trim
will get done soon. The well is important even though the picture
of the finished result is not really impressive, the well itself
is mostly underground and will come in really handy when we want
water to come out of the faucet.
Photos October 27=
We are starting to seal the house. The drywall is all in as you
will see in these pictures. We met with a great lighting assistant
- Tara - who helped us pick all our light fixtures and you will see
all the electical boxes for the lights and switches etc. The drywall
will get taped and mudded on Monday. There is a heater in the basement
now to keep the mud from freezing. Hop you enjoy the slow continuation
of the progress. We are getting there.
Photos Saturday October 14=
IT'S A SNOW DAY. Well not really at least not for the locals. But
it is the first day of some real snow for Nathan and & Hannah.
Not bad for October 12. Some pictures of construction in the
they button up the house and get the power going then they
can work inside with no problems.
The latest photos from the house construction. We had a few days
last week with Rachel and Josh here in Minnesota. The weather was
great, very sunny and the Fall colors were awesome. If you want to
see some of the pictures Josh took, visit his website at joshuawheeler.com
These photos now show the insulation in the walls. The drywall has
arrived and we are really making progress. The walls should be up
this week. Hopefully the siding will go up on the outside soon.
Photos October 11=
I hope you are keeping up with these. I am updating two days in
a row. Of course I was reminded yesterday that Josh and Rachel had
not seen the downstairs framing. Now you can see it along with the
staircase and a beautiful view to the East from our front porch area.
Some wonderful fall color. Enjoy! The elctrical walk through is Monday.
Pray for us as we make many decisions that day.
Photos September 26=
These are some photos that show the fall color beginning to peak
through. They are of the St. Croix river and the hiking trails in
the park next to our house.
Photos Around the Area=
The Latest photos show new windows and doors including the cement
on the basement floor. Tomorrow the builder will finish the framing
Photos September 19=
The heating and duct work is not much to show pictures of but will
be very important when the we need to heat the house this winter.
Instead of house pictures today I have some of the St. Croix river
valley. This is one of the most scenic river ways in the US. I am
looking forward to seeing the fall colors. These shots are on September
14th about sunset. The fall colors are just peaking out with a few
yellows. Keep watching and we will show you some of the dramatic
changes as they happen.
Croix River Valley in September=
These are the latest photos for those of you following
the construction of our house. Some of these may only be of interest
to the construction guys in our family and friends but I also included
some from the park that is next to our house. These also keep Josh
and Rachel connected to the process while they are in college. Pray
for them, they are a long way from home. Enjoy!
photos September 13, 2006=
These pictures show the plumbing. Not a spectacular
change but a very necessary part of any house.
Wheeler Family's House Construction - September 7th, 2006 =
following photos are since the completion of the roof.
Once the plumbing and radiant heat is finished then the
now dirt floor
will be covered with a concrete slab and ready for the rest of
the framers work.
Dad for uploading the photos to the site and writing about them!
Rachel and I are excited to see the progress made; most of all
September 6th, 2006
Wheeler Family's House Construction - September 3rd, 2006 =
everyone for your prayers in regards to the sale of our house.
We are excited to announce that the escrow has now successfully
closed - despite some rather nervous days here near the end due
to some general incompetence on the lending agent Washington
course these times are great times to practice trust. After all,
God is in control. So the real story isn't "feuw, that was close"
but a request on our behalf that you would give praise to God for
His demonstration in our lives and His reminder to us of
Wheeler's House Construction-August 24th, 2006 =
Nate and I went for a hike in O' Brien State Park after we
looked at the construction yesterday morning. Some of these photos
from the construction and some are from our "Backyard".
Wheeler's House Construction - August 16th, 2006 =
Escrow has almost closed on our house in San Diego, so your prayers
for its smooth closure are much appreciated.
17th, 2006 (morning)
Wheeler's House Construction - August 15th, 2006 =
Nate, Dad and I) have gotten the ABF trailer unloaded into the
apartment where we will be staying till our house is finished.
The three angora
bunny rabbits are in a cozy shelter outside of
which pictures will soon be posted at www.rachelsrabbits.com.
Ellie, rachel's Dwarf Holland
Lopp is upstairs in the apartment
being spoiled with treats and toys.
at the house today before heading into Stillwater to Famous Dave's
BBQ (and then to Walmart for stuff like wastebaskets, light bulbs
and hand soap). You can view the pictures from the link below!
Wheeler's House Construction - August 14th, 2006 -
August 14th, 2006
is pending sale here in California and we will be on our way to
beautiful Minnesota soon. Thank you to all who have faithfully
been keeping us in your prayers. This is a wonderful time of praise
but we continue
to value your prayers that all will continue smoothly both in this
transition to a far different state and life.
qualified for Regionals and finished gymnastics with a wonderful
performance. Us kids have finished up projects and lessons and
are saying goodbye to friends as we prepare to start packing monday
and I will be helping move and then attending Masters this fall.
It'll be a longer trip home, but we're looking forward to a White
be updating much more frequently to let you know how the house
construction is coming. On behalf of the Wheeler Family,
July 16, 2006
is on the market and we're praying the Lord will
bring along the right buyer. Your prayers in this area are much
appreciated as well.
here in southern california sure is funny... We finally got snow
up in the mountains - just as Spring is starting. We're expecting
more snow this weekend as another storm front moves in.
placed high enough in pre-lims that he will be competing in State's
this weekend. If he scores high this weekend he should be on his
way to Regionals from there.
March 17, 2006