Sunday, May 24, 2009


Yesterday I worked in the yard, in the hot sun, for about 3 hours. When a headache started, I knew I had been out there long enough. Today I will drive over to one of the big box home improvement stores and pick up a couple of bags of top soil and another 3 bags of hardwood mulch. Owning a wheelbarrow would be really helpful at this point but since I don't have a shed yet for that kind of storage (and I am NOT dragging a wheelbarrow up the basement steps!) I transport heavy bags of mulch on a large, flat cardboard box. It isn't pretty but it works.

This morning I wiped off the porch railings and started painting. I just put down the base coat so if it doesn't rain tomorrow I will put on the second coat. I also painted the trim around the back door. Turns out that the jerk that sold me the house didn't paint it. There was only the factory primer coat. I discovered it a couple of weeks ago when I realized that the paint was peeling. So, last night I caulked the nail holes and this morning I sanded, wiped everything down and put on a coat of paint. As with the front porch, I will put on a second coat first thing tomorrow morning depending on the weather.

I have a couple of cans of spray paint waiting for me in the basement. I think I will have a go at painting a couple of things that I will share later.

Hasn't this been just the most interesting post?! Sorry if I bored you with the minutia in my life. Have a wonderful weekend!!


Amelia said...

Sounds like you have been busy - and more work to come...but still wonderful to have a long weekend to do these projects. Even though this is "work" it gives such a satisfied feeling knowing you did it.

Have fun - getting dirty with paint and dirt/mulch.

Michelle said...

Hi Suzan
As my husbands's boss always tells Louie.....'Ah, the pride of ownership!' Yes, I wanted to slap him too!

It will get better.

Have a great weekend, and don't hurt yourself dragging that mulch around!

Judi said...

Hi there
A can of paint can be so much fun can't it? So easy and it transformed beautifully...thank you for sharing.
I'll be back to see what you are up to. come by and visit when you have some time.