Sunday, January 23, 2011

Where Have We Been?

Since September a lot has happened on the Kroll Homestead.  Our biggest accomplishment was supporting, digging out and re-pouring  a new foundation under our house! But, as soon as we got the dirt put back around the house and installed the temporary steps up to the front door, Jamie fell off a roof and shattered his calcaneus (heel bone).  That happened in mid October.  Three months and one surgery later, he is now almost off of crutches and graduating to a cane. Jamie was not allowed to put any weight on his foot at all for 2 months, which was one month less than originally expected because he has been healing well. But, needless to say, the foundation project, front porch, and kitchen addition have been on hold all winter as well as my original plans to have a chicken coop and green house up by spring.  I had intended to write in more detail about the foundation, but at this point I think I'll just post a few pictures.  I also planned to post more about the incredible amount of support that our community has given us.  We couldn't have made it through this without all of you!  Special thanks to all of you who fed us, ran errands, hauled wood, knocked down supports in the basement, collected grease and who kept Jamie company when he was stuck at home!  You know who you are.  We appreciate you all very much.

Some of the foundation madness that ensued....

View the entire project here. Some of the 130 photos are out of order, but you'll get the idea.

Jamie's foot fiasco....
6 Screws.
finally made it outside

cooking again thanks to a borrowed wheelchair!  Thanks Scout!

Ok, time to focus on upcoming spring projects!

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a journey! I'm glad he's healing so well - though that must have been a difficult change in all of your lives. Thank goodness for community!


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