So grab a lawn chair and come watch us paint.
A month or so ago we happened to meet a young guy in the community who is starting his own painting business this summer. He comes with good recommendations so we've hired him to help us with the painting, mainly on the second story.
He'll be able to use his paint sprayer which should make the work go much faster (much, much faster) than me on a ladder with paint brush in hand.
Mr. Painter Guy contacted us yesterday morning and said he'd decided to stay home to do some work on his place because of the day's forecast of 50-60% chance of thunderstorms. It was already dripping at his house. Okay, sounded reasonable as it was gray and cloudy at our place, too.
Papa Pea then decided to go out and get some lawn mowing done while I mulched the asparagus and a couple of garden beds. I also snipped blossoms and what seemed like a thousand runners off the new strawberries. (Vigorous plants they are.)
By then our clouds (and occasional drops of rain) had cleared, the sun had come out and it looked like it was going to be a beautiful day in our neighborhood so the two of us hit the painting project.
This two-story, rather bare, side of the house is going to be perfect for spray painting so Papa Pea did a thorough job of prep work on it. He also did another second story section around the corner.
After having done some priming the day before, I painted the area around the garage door and then worked on the small back porch entryway. (Please note, even though working hard, I'm still able to make a fashion statement. Nuthin' but class when it comes to my wardrobe.)
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Painter Guy is due first thing this morning so I'm off now to fix Papa Pea and me a hearty breakfast so we can get in a good day today. Forecast is for sun, sun, sun!