I saw this sign at last month’s Elkhorn flea market– $15. Should’a got it.
Am I just “a bit” accident-prone? I’m always finding a mystery bruise or two (or 6 or 7), “How did I get that?”
Just last month, Redoux‘s Karen, wrote a post on “Weekend Warrior Wounds,” to which we traded crazy-accident stories. She laughingly suggested, “We should hang signs up on our blogs, with a number, and underneath, “accident free days!”
The fiasco of this paint job has left me, well~battered.
I had no illusions on just how tough and exhausting this job would be. Super humid weather. Multiple discovered wasp nests–I got stung twice. Sun burn. I aggravated the tendinitis in my right fore arm.
Trying to adjust the two borrowed (and heavy) Little Giant ladders, and trying to walk it UP/stand it up against the house—well, there was definitely a learning curve. See?→ But truly a great ladder! I want one!
Cleaning out one of the paint buckets–I forgot there was a rag in it, and sent it down the garbage disposal. Oooooops!
I’m sporting quite the variety of tan lines & sunburn lines. And coupled with the assortment of bruises and two sting marks (from some of those wasps buzzing us) –well, I’m a very “colorful” character! ; D
Completing this project has been slow-going because: 1) we’ve been moving all around the house trying to stay on whatever is the coolest side for the time of day. 2) Taking a break for Father’s Day. 3) Now we’re in storms. 4) Todd continues to paint, and I’ve detoured to clean up with the pressure washer and restore the decks (and plant flowers!) . . . .
. . . for which I was punished by accidentally pressure washing right over one of my toes, drawing much blood from the “cut.” (Calgon–take me away!)
And I dropped and broke a favorite pot, which you can see I was just NOT willing to part with. I patiently put “humpty-dumpty back together again,” and will re-coat it with some stucco-like coating. Karen also shared hEr trick for a planter project just recently! Merci beaucoup!
Todd will continue to paint–alone, and I will get the shutters painted, and prime & paint the new corbels I bought in Atlanta more than a year ago! We’ll install them as rafter tails at the soffit-facia on the back side!
Everything hinges on the w-e-a-t-h-e-r this week. Please-please-please Lord–!
*** Shows the “same paint, ma’am” on the new siding from the construction/addition.
See how IT still looks like a fresh paint job–??
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