Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Janette's Letter

Feb 17, 2008

Dear Bonnie,

This letter is in response to the "Extreme Makeover-Yarrow Edition" project that has been in the bulletin.

I have had an idea for a year now on how I could help my neighbour Donna fix up her home. She is a single mom of one little boy and has lived in Yarrow for just over 2 years.

She has great ideas and great skills herself for working on her home, however her great plans run into other problems and along the way, they have accumulated into something too big for her alone to solve.

Last spring she purchased hardwood flooring for her upstairs level of her home, yet still it is not laid down because of some other problems that came along that needed first priority.

Donna is a talented woman and has done much home maintenance on her own, but time, money and care for her son has slowed this home renovation down.

It would be wonderful if Donna could benefit from Yarrow's Make-Over Edition home project. Though accepting help is not easy for her, an opportunity for our church to reach out to her and Cody, I think would soften her heart towards her reserved ideas of "church."

She so needs to have Christ in her life and see Him in a personal way. Christianity is not foreign to her; she grew up attending Chilliwack Alliance. However, from what I understand, it was her parent's faith and felt it was pushed on her.

These are the things that I know need to still be completed; hardwood floor laid in the kitchen; living room and bedrooms; new toilets installed up and down; painting in some rooms; tile flooring downstairs to be completed; some wall structure in the kitchen area to be changed (not so sure about this part).

So please consider Donna and Cody, my neighbour, who is in need of a "make-over" for her home and heart.

Sincerely, Janette

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