Sunday was clear, calm and warm....very warm. Our day began with some badly needed "yard work." Although we don't HAVE a yard there are still patches of grass along the edge and bushes that have grown out of control. And, the vegetation at the end of the drive had reached the point where it was difficult to see when exiting the driveway onto the main road. We manned the string trimmer and brush clippers and dove in. Not exciting. Not real Progress -- more Maintenance. But, I guess part of the Legacy.
Later in the day we did do some work on the renovation. The windows that were installed Tuesday needed to be caulked and painted. When the old windows were removed paint was disturbed so a bunch of scraping also was part of the effort. And telephone and cable lines that were abandoned had run along the outside of the house along the same wall. We ripped those off and readied that strip of siding for paint.
Four 2 foot by 4 foot windows with trim around them create a lot if edges to be caulked. It took two full tubes of caulk and quite a while -- up on an 8 foot folding ladder -- to finish the scraping and caulking. But there was time enough in the day to get one coat of paint on all the bare wood.
Bobbie got "action shots" of me. They are below.
|Lots of edges between windows and trim and trim and house needed caulking.|
|One advantage to a hot day: Caulk ran smoothly out of the tube.|
|Its amazing how paint improves the look of new construction.|
|Once windows were painted I hit some spots where pealing paint had been scraped off.|