To our wRECk family. We're having a blessed event! We're in western NY, and
daughter Kim, SIL Steve has a sister Linda in Nevada with a daughter who has
4 girls 1 1/2 to 10 yr. old. Last 2 wk. have unfolded info that father is in
pokey(parole violation), mother is ? and girls have been in Nevada state
home since Mar 8th.
First came to light when detectives were asking Linda where her daughter
was. Much telephone communication, Nevada was going to foster them out, also
on verge of terminating parental rights and adoption, which would separate
them. Kim & Steve have already been through screening, training, etc., as
they were planning on doing foster care, and told Nevada they would take
them, also if adoption was possible they would adopt them all!
Current status - - Nevada will shortly fly Kim & Steve out there for a week
for observation, etc., and if all is OK, will fly all 6 back here. In the
meantime, we're in a RUSH remodel of the two bedrooms they will have. The
building was originally a turn of the century(last century) post & beam
structure. Whoever originally converted it to living spaces had no concept
of spacing for 4' panels, although they used 4' Celotex. Between family & a
"work ministry" group from their church, the two rooms have had the exterior
walls & ceilings gutted. Steve & I have got the two front walls nearly
re-studded, tonight we will put last 2 studs in front wall, then run wiring
for new outlets and electric baseboard heat. Wed. the work ministry will be
here and work on one ceiling to level it up and reinforce it, also make
spacing usable by "marrying" new 2 x 4s to old. The old interior walls we're
just going to leave the Celotex on and drywall over it(should be interesting
trying to find all the studs, even with a good finder).
Somehow we'll get it all done in time! Whatever happens, it will be for the
good. We don't know the whole story, but these little girls have NOT had a
wonderful life, and God willing, the State of Nevada going along with him,
they will be joining a large family with a great amount of love to give.
The law of intelligent tinkering: save all the parts.
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