(How We Spent Our 2018 Summer) What an undertaking! We knew when we purchased the house two years ago that it needed re-painted, both due to wear and we also wanted it a different color. After many color samples, we decided on Harbor Gray as the color. Spray, or roll and brush? Before it came … Continue reading Painting the House
Tonight we received the “lighted flag” that I ordered the other day. I hung it up on the front of the house this evening and it looks very nice. Rose did all the other lighting decorations earlier in the week.
Made a double batch of pizzelles tonight and packaged them up and mailing them to Dad tomorrow. He should have them by the end of the week. I want to send him some more but wanted to get these in the mail so he will have them for Thanksgiving.
The new gutters were installed today. Rose said it was two guys and it only took a couple of hours. They did a nice job. We ordered them through Lowe’s this past summer but had them wait to install until painting was complete and the wood was repaired.
We worked outside today until late afternoon when it started to rain. We pruned back those crazy blackberries and decided to make a fire to get rid of the prunings. The pictures show Rose splitting some wood to get the fire going. Of course Luna is always near by to keep an eye on us. … Continue reading Pruned the Blackberries
I pressure washed the shop yesterday (Sunday). We are expecting sunny weather for another week so it gives us some time to get some painting done and make the shop match the house. Rose rolled the west side today. Some cut in and the grooves of the siding need touch up with my brush. The … Continue reading Started Painting Shop
The rotted wood was finally repaired this week and as soon as that was done we painted it and finally completed the job. That was a lot of work for both of us. I will be posting a more in-depth article on the painting project soon.
The workers from Sentinel Construction showed up this past Wednesday and by noon on Friday had made the required repairs. On Saturday and Sunday, Rose and I painted the replaced wood and made it match the rest of the house\. We have been fortunate that it has been sunny since they started and is forecast … Continue reading Wood Rot Finally Repaired
We are still painting the house. The south side is completely done. The west side has a few areas that need some touch-up, and the east side will be completed tomorrow. The north side, unfortunately, is kind of on hold due to wood rot that we found a couple of weeks ago. We have a … Continue reading Still Painting House
Actually, I only pressure washed the south and west sides, which was my plan. Before the washing I removed some more gutters and downspouts on the west side. We removed the ones on the south side on the 4th, along with the railings on the side deck. The photo was taken before washing. There is … Continue reading Pressure Washed House Tonight