And here is our brand new roof!
The difference might not translate well in the photos, but to us it really looks like a brand new house. While our roof was being torn up, anyway, we thought it would be a good time to take the opportunity to add some ventilation to our attic, which was something we were wanting to do this year anyway.
Here's the really cool part. We were able to pay for the whole roof without having to go into debt and without depleting our savings. We are completely overwhelmed and humbled by God's loving provision for us in all of this. It just so happened this came at the one time of year when we get 3 large extra checks, which all turned out to be almost to the penny the amount we needed for the roof. God is good!!!
We were hoping that once the roof was done all of our interior water problems would be solved, but no such luck. With this last rain, which actually hit just before the roof was done, our roof proved to be water tight, which was great! But then we started to see water seeping in on the chimney walls, and also in the windows, neither of which had EVER been a problem before. Arg! Now we need to make sure those problems get solved before we can finally close up the wall. Are we ever ready for all of this to be over!