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Remodel~

One of the most intimidating things that wife recently said to me was, "I want to REMODEL the bathroom". 

Mind you, it wasn't that her bathroom didn't need remodeling, because after 20 years in this house it did. It was that, given my background in construction, I assumed that much of the remodel would fall on my shoulders. My first thought when she broached the subject was, "I'm too old to do this stuff"! So the first thing I suggested after hearing her decision was to suggest that we call our good friend Don who is a contractor and cabinet maker, and ask his 'opinion' as to possibilitites. Becky was all for it. It's one thing to have ideas, it's another to be able to make them a reality within a budget. The most important consideration for Becky was getting rid of the old 'pink' bathtub, and replacing it with at new tub and surround. Easier said than done.

After the assessmet Don made some suggestions, one of which was that if I could get the old surround out, that he would come over and help me take the old metal tub out. He also suggested using an experienced sub-contractors to plumb the new tub and shower faucet fixtures, and install the tub, and a wall board and plaster contractor to get the tub area prepared for the new surround. Now it's not that I would not be willing to do all of these things myself, but my relationship with my wife is more important to me than my ego. So when Becky said that she liked the idea that experts would come in and to these jobs I was releaved, and excited at the same time. 

Salvation is not what most Christians believe it is. Remodeling the concept or how the process of salvation works is essential to gaining eternal life. Doing that remodel takes expertise, and the 'contractor' that has that level of experience is Jesus Christ, and His words. 

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