We are almost completely done with the work that was needed; we are on the final finishing touches! The house has been painted both inside and out, all lighting fixtures replaced, door knobs replaced, a new kitchen sink installed, replacement of any broken glass or screens on the windows, a very thorough cleaning, work done on the outside fence and some maintenance issues dealt with. We will be trying to either rent or sell this house in the near future!
We are thinking about using Jeanne and Bill’s apartment for something else, in the future, and will give you more info on that as it materializes. If so, then we will take all of the furniture, appliances etc. from that apartment and use it in this apartment above where Chalo’s family lives. The outside of the house and doors were painted last year. Now we are starting to paint the inside of the rooms. This will be another furnished apartment for people to rent, for either short-term or long-term visits. We have had a number of people come down and really enjoy extending their stay after a 10-day team trip; some staying for 2-3 months. It is a nice option to get away, especially during the cold weather in the US, and come down and get involved in what is going on down here. Let us know if you are interested in setting up a longer-term visit; or just want the extra comforts during a 10-day trip for an additional fee.
Pastor Marcos’ family had lived in this apartment for 12-13 years but were able to move over to the pastoral house for the church in Camotan in April. They got the last of the stuff out of the ministry’s house in June. We have some sprucing up to do to get the apartment ready to either rent out or to sell. Some border paper was removed, painting done on the walls and doors, a new kitchen sink installed, new door handles put on, one door and two door frames replaced, all fans and light fixtures changed, a laundry tub installed, masonry work to correct some moisture coming in the wall on one side, new faucets and some repair to the chain link fence in front. We should be able to finish this within a month.