?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
21 October 2012 @ 07:51 pm
She was born with a paintbrush in her hand  
I feel like I've been painting my house forever. I only have the weekends, and I still have other stuff to do - meetings, grocery shopping - so it's taking a lot longer than I'd hoped. It took two weekends to paint my new doors, another two to fix up and repaint the wrought iron across the front, two more to repaint the metal poles and the fascia, another one to paint the timber poles out the front... this weekend was spent painting the handrails and top rails of the rear deck. In 32 degree heat. I started early today as I wanted to watch the V8 Supercars telecast and was back inside by 1.30, but as soon as the race was over I picked up the paintbrush yet again.

So. Next weekend I'll do the second coat on the door surrounds, and am really hoping to get a start on staining the deck. That's going to be a mammoth job; not just the deck itself but the stairs which will also need doing. And when it's done I can start on the front deck.That only leaves both the outdoor settings and some metal chairs. Followed by the actual downstairs exterior... buying a spray gun for that one. I never imagined I'd be trading in credit card reward points for hardware store gift vouchers!
Tags:
 
 
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
 
sunray45: Bev B'day 2010sunray45 on October 21st, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)
Oh you poor dear! Here's me picturing you lolling back in the cool trying to urge Lowndsey on. *g*

We have had a couple of scorchers this weekend. Those poor V8 drivers with 39C in their cars.

You've certainly taken on a huge job, but it sounds like you are getting somewhere with your painting, etc. Bunnings must love you! Anyway, where's that son of yours? He should be helping.

miwahni: v8 supercars craigmiwahni on October 21st, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
There was much cool lolling going on during the race - I even gave in and switched on the aircon around 3pm. Sat there with a vodka and lemon, plus cheese and bikkies for lunch.
Southerly change due tonight thank the powers. And not too soon.

Son is busy packing as he's bought a house and settlement is this Friday. He will then have the fun of moving and getting everything in order so his hands are full. He did come over to help when I had a job that took two people, and he also fitted the new petmesh to my front screen door for me. He's around, I just don't like to ask him for help when I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself.

Been meaning to email you, too - I have just received the DVD Parade's End. Is it something you'd like to see? Look here for more info.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on October 21st, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)

All work and no play... although I'm sure it'll be lovely when you're finished.
miwahni: pros cuppamiwahni on October 22nd, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
One of the reasons it's taking me so long is that I insist on having my playtime too! Could have been finished by now otherwise. But yeah, it will look lovely when it's done.
miwahni: pros cuppamiwahni on October 22nd, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
One of the reasons it's taking me so long is that I insist on having my playtime too! Could have been finished by now otherwise. But yeah, it will look lovely when it's done.