Sunday, May 18, 2014

A New Use for Food Storage

One of these days I may feel "caught up" with recording our special memories, but it seems like we're too busy creating them. As soon as one project is finished, it's time to move onto the next one - and often even before one is finished! Anyway, I figured I'd start catching up by recording yesterday's major activity. As you may or may not recall, we're in the middle of painting the exterior of our house. This is a multi-year project (phase one, phase two, phase three). The back and sides are done and we're working on the front, which will probably take as long as everything else put together!
We did the pressure washing in February, and were able to paint some of the fascia soon after that.
I was too busy painting to take pictures, but here's Wayne showing the results to one of our friends.
However, after that all of our Saturdays were taken with temple activities, until yesterday. This time we had Michelle to help, which meant there was an extra set of hands available to help take pictures. Here you go!

What's the significance of the title? Have you ever tried using a ladder on a sloped surface? Since we didn't have one of those fancy ladders meant for that purpose, we had to figure out something else. The boxes of wheat were the solution - although a pretty scary one, to be sure, especially at the edge of the roof.
To prevent them tipping as someone (Wayne!) climbed the ladder, someone else had to sit on them (me). I'll be glad when this part of the project is over. (There's one more coat to do next Saturday.)
One of my views when sitting on the box.
And another view.
We also found another, less frightening, use for the boxes:
Waiting for Dad to finish the last little bit so we can start the clean-up.
Being on the roof is not my favorite thing to do, but at least we were blessed with a gorgeous day - no rain (like the previous three days), low humidity, slight breeze, pleasant (not too hot) temperatures. When we weren't concentrating on painting straight lines, the view was beautiful!
Once we've done the section over the garage, it's time to move onto that double-story entry, then the far section around the living room and master bathroom windows. I'm not looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to enjoying the totally finished project. And I'm also hoping that this fancy paint we're using means we really don't have to ever do this again!


Meg said...

Looking at those pictures makes me homesick for being in your home! There really is a special feeling in that lovely house of yours. Can't wait til we get to visit again! Love you.

Dave said...

Save a section for me!