House Update

We are so thankful the Lord is providing us this MCS house. It is almost impossible to express how much this means to us and how it will change our lives.

The beautiful foundation is done and curing!


Very soon the framing and roof and siding will go up. We already have doors & windows (beautiful!), and it is very exciting. Please pray for many dry days so the wood does not get any mold.

We also have some fantastic vintage metal cabinets for the kitchen. I was going to just show you when the house is done, but I can’t wait–I want to share now.


These are a piece of town history! They came from a beautiful, old, sandstone building in town.

Our bathtub is an original cast iron tub, made in 1927!!! (Found the date stamped on bottom after removed from the home it was in.)


Can you BELIEVE it looks this good after 88 years?! There are no signs that it has been refinished (at least not recently).

Our house is 100% designed around what will get me better quickest (avoiding as many chemicals as possible while making it as mold-proof as possible).

But who knew that part of that could give me something I absolutely love–vintage pieces! I consider that a special gift from God.

I am so excited about the prospect of physical relief, recovery, a place where our daughter can finally use her wheelchair, having a real house again, being able to have efficient routines and therefore catch up with some things that desperately need to be done, the little gifts from God– Sometimes I can hardly contain myself.

Another THANK YOU to all who are contributing time, expertise, information, effort, money, encouragement, and prayers!!!!

We don’t have quite enough from the fundraiser to finish things such as wheelchair ramps outside, so if the Lord touches your heart to contribute, see the home page on this website for more information.

I need to take another blogging break; (are you getting tired of me saying that over the last 3 years? Sorry! Then again, maybe you need a break from reading blogs! lol)

Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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