Early this morning I checked out the weather forecast, and knew that the cement pour needed to happen today – rain is on for the rest of the week! It was even looking a little iffy for today. It didn’t take long and everything was in motion – soon after lunch, the cement truck arrived and some hard workers rolled in! I was a little concerned because the ground is very soft from all the rain we’ve had, and the cement truck had to back up so close to the edge of the upper wall. But it held! What a thrill it was to see the cement pouring into the forms – it was the culmination of about two months of work, and dispelled a few vivid nightmares, too! The top of the wall is finished and edged and the rain that is now falling softly, hours later, can’t hurt it. In a few days I will begin the process of stripping and cleaning the forms before returning these borrowed materials. Wow! Today was a HUGE milestone and represents the completion of the most difficult phase of the retaining wall reconstruction. Thanks to everyone who came and helped, and to those who were praying for safety and success today. Leah and I are so encouraged to see how God continues to provide for the Still Waters ministry, and are grateful every day for the lives it has brought us in contact with.
I’ll be grinning in my sleep all night long! Pete