Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Masterpiece


In my last post I said we were breaking ground for a pavilion.  We did and it is amazing.  This post is going to be mainly pictures of the construction process, but I had to tell you about the confirmation from the Lord I got about building this awesome structure.  As I was driving down the interstate, I was praying about the pavilion and for my husband.  I knew this was a big project and it was weighing on Tom’s mind.  He wanted to do a good job and  wasn’t sure how to do it.  We didn’t know anyone that had built a pavilion.  So I was praying about the construction process and that Tom wouldn’t feel like he was doing this all by himself.  Then I got the Word, “It’s going to be a Masterpiece”.  As soon as I heard that in my heart, I knew it was going to be a Masterpiece because it was being built by THE MASTER.  OMGoodness!  I knew Tom wasn’t going to feel alone.  He wasn’t doing this project in his own strength.  The Lord would be instructing him the whole time!!!  Our God is amazing and He loves us so much.  He wants to be involved and consulted in our everyday.  God also provided FREE LABOR AND EQUIPMENT for this project.  I’ll point those out with the pics.

The building site for the pavilion is pretty much where my blog header picture was taken.
Now for the pictures!
The dirt work was provided by a good friend for a minimal cost. 
What he charged us might have paid for his fuel.
 

 


Digging holes for the posts.  Making sure everything is level.
 
The steel posts are set!!
This is Burke cutting off the tops of the posts so they are
the same height. 
The concrete was poured and STAMPED while I was at
work so I don't have pics of that process. 
It has since been stained and it looks AMAZING!

 
The rafters going up.  Again, the Lord provided the equipment.
Tom and some great helpers
All the rafters are up!!!
Putting up the ceiling
Lots of helpers and use of a tractor from my uncle.
I don't know how safe this was, but it worked!
Getting the job done
There it is, the FIREPLACE!
Holy Moly, it looks good even with only concrete blocks!
Progress on the rock work
Peyton is always on our minds.
Ceiling fans and lights.  Burke and Tom did the wiring.
Tom & Peanut installed the ceiling fans and lights.
We have electrical outlets too!!
It couldn't have turned out better!
What it looks like from the house.
Thank you Lord!
Lots of hard work and love went into this construction project.  As always, we are extremely grateful to our friends for their help and dedication.  We love you guys! 
Now...........Let's have a PARTY!!!

On a side note - I went back and used blogger to write this post instead of LiveWriter.  I had a terrible time getting pictures placed where I wanted them.  I don't think it was me, so I will go back to LiveWriter.  Here is a picture I couldn't leave out, but I couldn't get it where I wanted it.  So forgive the inconsistency in my picture timeline of progress.

Our property is rocky, so this machine saved lots of time and hard work.
It was provided at NO COST by a great friend.

Thanks for reading :)

4 comments:

Staci said...

It is really beautiful, Becky! And even more amazing is how the Lord orchestrated everything with the people and the equipment!

Kelley said...

It is amazing! How gorgeous!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Wow, it is so beautiful, Becky! Thank you, Lord, for always providing and for encouraging friends to work alongside us. :)

Kay said...

Amazing story and such a beautiful place. I know God has great plans for His masterpiece. : )