This is what we had back in May.
This is what God has graciously permitted us in December.
A man w/ a vision, long on time & short on cash can move a mountain.
Family & neighbors helped us.
We are in debt to the help of our neighbor Alan Bridges & his family whose schedule I'm sure they disrupted for us more than once for his skill & generosity. Thank you Bridges!
And Mike picked up a new skill.
Our pastor & other church members have come out from time to time to help on this project.
Thanks to my brother in law for the door!
The finishing touches.
Backfilling & the airspace.
Drainage is important.
We would like to thank God first for granting us the weather, supplies, & people. We had a difficult time working on His timetable rather than a faster paced one we were used to. This has granted us a different perspective, patience & further appreciation on our relience on Him.
Also Michael Bunker, for writing Surviving Off Off-Grid & putting our philosophy into words & answering all of our questions on his blogtalk radio show as we needed cellar advice, theological questions & the occasional needed rebuke. Iron sharpeneth iron & it's been a whet year. Ah, so I can't pun.
Our family from Mo. who came over for a working vacation.
The menfolk from Grace Community Church of the Foothills.
Especially my husband Mike who put in countless hours digging & sweating so I'll have a place to put food. It's been amazing to see God work through this cellar project. The deeper & more refined your hole got the faster your conversion goes & it's been humbling to see how much further I have to go in my own walk.