It is not lost on me how many special family times have been provided to us through working on our "notsoperfect" house. That is something God provided that we didn't know we needed.
Watching the kids eagerly join in painting the deck was a special moment for me.
**A note about the color--it was very orangey when wet. And yes, that looked awful next to our reddish house. But it dried a lovely chocolate brown, as we had hoped.**