My first step was to continue to take down wallpaper, the backing and the 2nd backing. lol. Then on towards the sink, cabinets and toilet. "Hey, I don't need no stinken man to help me," I said to myself. I am strong enough to tear this stuff out. After removing tons of screws, nails and glue, I was able to rip it all out. Whew! That was hard but thank you Lord it's done. Nothing could be this hard again. Wow, was I ever wrong.
My next step was the tile (as my mom continued on removing the wallpaper). "OK, no problem, I will just use this crowbar type thing and lift the first tile off. It should be pretty easy, " I said to myself. Well, two-days later, hundreds of hammer hits, sweat, tears and frustration, tile and backing flying everywhere, the wall of tile is down. Then it was off to the floor of tile. Another day later, it was up as well but not after suffering knee cuts, and a horrible back ache.
We loaded all the tile up on the truck (a large trashcan full of old tile plus 6 trash bags and a tarp with large pieces of wall and floor) and proceeded to the dump. I started praying asking for help to unload. Because every muscle in my body was hurting and I wasn't sure how I could unload this tile. Then out of no where a man drove up and said, "hey, need some help?" I was like, "yea!" He proceeded to say he wasn't in a hurry and so he had time to help.
What a message for me. When I am not in such a hurry in life, a panic, I am able to not only hear from God but also able to act on what I hear. And you know, I did need a stinken man.
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
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The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10