Saturday, December 28, 2013
The Next Project on the List
Hello! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and are now enjoying a deep, refreshing breath of contentment as life returns to a more normal pace. As much as I enjoy the holidays I’m always happy for a fresh start afterward. I’m still in the winding down phase, but this little thing called vacation is helping with the decompressing process.
Today I thought I’d share a little peek at what’s been keeping my retired Rich busy since the house painting project. This started back in September when he sanded off the deck paint to return it to a natural wood finish. You can see my poor, tired flower pots and our ever-present companions in the background.
I remember what an unnaturally hot and humid spell we were having at that time. Even with their heavy coats Wally and LuLu handled it better than I did.
After the sanding the deck got a coat of rain repellant.
Next came the painting of the deck furniture. This photo was taken yesterday on the back deck which will be refinished later. The blue and white bench is pretty, but that’s just the first coat.
I wanted something colorful. I can’t wait to fill the deck with flowers come springtime.
There’s nothing but sunshine and temps in the 50’s forecast for the weekend and I hope to get outside for a little garden clean up. The worst of our winter weather is yet to come, but the next thing you know the crocus and daffodils will be popping up and I’d like them to have a tidy environment when the time comes. Enjoy your weekend!