My wrists are aching and I am worn out!
But thanks to my amazing family, friends, neighbors and more – here is what we managed to get done today.
Nearly the entire house has its first coat of paint, and some of it already has the second coat.
Several people stopped by to tell us how gorgeous it was and I had to agree. The green looks phenomenal!
Painting the brick was challenging. Everything you see here had to be painted by hand – and getting the coverage on all the spots was difficult. We still have at least another day’s worth of painting ahead of us. I’ll probably try to do some tomorrow and then more later in the week.
Every time I look out of the window, I smile. The soft sage green combined with the white and the brand new roof just looks sharp. This house has taken a lot of work – and there is still a lot of work to go – but I think it is looking absolutely gorgeous!
A huge thanks to our neighbors, Kevin and Michelle. Kevin got up on some pretty tall ladders and Michelle watched over my youngest.
Also Stephanie Adams, my cleaning client and fellow Northeast resident who came over and spent hours painting away, you ROCK!
Also, Jay and Michelle who scraped, fixed some rotten spots, and painted like mad. Amazing work today!
A huge thanks to another couple in the community, Michael and Lisa Donnici, who brought by this super-tasty chicken curry salad (everybody LOVED it), croissants and crackers. How awesome was that?
Then there was Dee, my eldest, who painted and painted and painted – and was patient with me as I ran around like a maniac this morning, pointing at things that needed to be done and helped keep me relatively calm.
And of course, my husband Dave, who juggled running errands, hosting, painting and being on call for work with grace.
I had a great team of people to work with today. And I couldn’t have asked for better weather.
The work will continue tomorrow!