It's been a very busy, hot, humid past several days. Our main push has been the house painting . . . and surviving the summer weather that has finally arrived. Temps during the day have been well into the 80s coupled with a lot of humidity. (I can hear many of you saying you'd LOVE to have a high for the day of only the high 80s!) It wouldn't be making us so grumpy if we were getting our usual cool-down at night, but that hasn't been happening as much as we'd like. But one or two weeks a season of uncomfortably hot weather is about all we get each year, so I shall stop grousing about it right now.
Bless Painter Guy, his sprayer and no-fear attitude of painting the high up areas for us. Here Papa Pea is removing the protective coverings over windows on one of the sections that was done earlier today. The whole job is scheduled to be finished tomorrow! I can hardly believe it.
That blank spot on the house is where my Virginia Creeper was securely fastened until today when it had to come off the siding in preparation for the last of the painting tomorrow. The tendrils were already reaching the bathroom window on the left and bedroom window on the right.
We unscrewed the trellis that was fastened to the house, I cut the sets of three strings I always put up on each side of the trellis (fastened to corresponding screws in the siding) for the tendrils to climb on, and we laid the whole thing flat out on the ground. I have a feeling getting it back up and returned to its happy, creeping position will be much harder than taking it down.
A shot of some of the ladders we've been using retired for the night. Along with a couple of window boxes and various pots of flowers that needed to be moved from their usual spots. It just struck me as a tranquil scene after the day we put in today.
We're still trying to make progress on the deck project at the same time as the painting. We called the lumber yard today to see if our ordered materials were in yet and were informed they were delivered yesterday. To a location in the county about 20 miles from here. Ooops. Then we received a call late this afternoon assuring us the materials would be delivered to our yard tomorrow. Good plan.