PHONE NUMBER CHANGES
The 612-235-6141 number is no longer in service. (Short lived I know.) We were having issues with the Bahamas Telephone Company internet and VIBE telephone connection, so we had to discontinue them. The maximum internet speed we could get through BTC was 0.7 to 0.8 mbps, and the slow speed was interfering with the phone connection and the ability to be online. BTC is suppose to be installing 4 mbps and 8 mbps service throughout the island, but they could not tell us when that service would be available to us. Since Zachary and Logan are taking online courses, we have to have faster internet speeds. We have switched to Bahamas Cable for internet. We will be getting another USA telephone number in a week or so. We will let you know what that is when we get it.
Some have asked us when they are going to get the “tour” of our house. Well, I was able to get some pictures last week, so here you go. It shouldn’t take too long, the house is tiny.
Outside our little house with the white picket fence (I never even dreamed of living in a house with a white picket fence, but God gave it to me anyway.) We will be entering at the front which is on the left side of this picture.
The front porch to our house.
Entering our front door…
Just inside the front door…entering into the living room area.
As you enter the living room you face a wall that separates the living room from the kitchen. To the left is the dining area and the bedrooms that open off the living/dining area.
The door to the left is mine and Tim’s bedroom and the door to the right of the cabinet is Zach and Logan’s bedroom.
Continuing to the left of the front entry area…the living room seating area.
Further around the room.
Living room seating area from the back of the house towards the front.
Front entry area of the living room.
Entry area/desk area.
Kitchen area taken from the dining area…
Further to the left of the kitchen is the bathroom.
Taken from the kitchen, facing the dining area with the back door to the right. That tiny little area is too small for a regular table, so God used Tim’s cousin to provide us with a fold up table. That cabinet is a a fold out table. You can see it being used in a previous post. Praise the Lord for little blessings!
More of the dining area. My American friends, don’t take your tap water for granted! You see that 5 gallon container to the right in this picture? That is the safe drinking water we use. I don’t know how many times I have almost used tap water to drink and cook with.
Continuing on around. A note about the dark brown cabinet here and the one in the living room, Tim built them in Wisconsin for us to bring with us to the Bahamas. We are very, very glad God gave us the wisdom to do this. They are full. I don’t know what we would have done without them.
Taken from the back door in. That line on the ceiling is the only reminder of what this place looked like before we started the renovation and moved in in January.
View of kitchen from the back door.
Looking into our bedroom.
View out of our room
Looking out of the boys’ room.
Looking into the boys’ room from the dining area. The window above Logan’s desk opens to the laundry room and cannot be opened without smell entering the room. The other window has been boarded up. We are in the works at getting a window installed here so the boys can have light and ventilation. For now, we took the window a/c out to give them a little air.
From the other corner in the boys’ room.
Our bathroom is almost too tiny to get a good picture, but I wanted you to see the beautiful, tiled shower Tim installed.
Be it ever so humble, their is no place like home! We love our cozy little house. It may be small, and we may have to adjust at having only one bathroom (we can always use the camp bathhouse if necessary), but at least it takes no time at all to clean the whole thing. God was at work in every little detail of our move here, and even our house is testament to that. The pieces of furniture we have in that house are perfect for the spaces they occupy. We have a lot of dual duty furniture pieces that are good for small spaces. The only 2 pieces we had to buy were the sofa (which is a sofa sleeper) and the coffee table/ottomans. Everything we brought is being used in some way or another by us or by the camp. (Even that little red wagon!) God is good!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Have a great rest of your week!
Tim, Mindy, Zachary and Logan