September 6, 2012 - House Painting Days 6 and 7


The back of the house is finished!  That means just one side left to paint, and that's the smallest and least fussy area of all.  Much of that side is taken up by the fireplace brick, and there are no windows or doors.  It does have a peak to paint, but son-in-law Bryan has promised to tackle that for me.

Of course, I still have some facia boards to sand down and paint in the front, then new rain gutters and downspouts will also need a couple of coats of paint before they are installed, but at least the main part of the house is nearly finished, the end is in sight and it's all ready for the new sliding patio doors and windows.


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  1. Whoohoo! I'm pretty good at project starts, but toward the end I can really procrastinate.

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    1. Daphne, the painting job is getting like that for me. I'm finding it difficult to get out there and get it finished. Now, however, with the worst part behind me, and knowing all the window and door areas are ready for the next step, I'm feeling a bit better about it. I just wish I didn't tire out so quickly each day!

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  2. Wow, your house painting goes fast. We have an old New England wood-sided house. Everything has to be scraped before we paint. I've been working since June on it and we're almost done with the 3rd side. Too bad our house has 8 sides! I'm not so hopeful that I'll finish before the snow flies.

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    1. Emily, the siding is in real good condition, now that we had the bottom two or three boards replaced on three sides. However, there is a lot of weathering and water damage on the facia boards that will need sanding, scraping and/or filling. I'm not looking forward to that, as it's all ladder work :-(

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  3. Wow..Granny! As soon as your vacation/anniversary was over, your right back to work. Gooooo Granny!!!!! Hooorayyyy!!

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    1. LOL, ZZ! You just keep pushing old Granny on, I'll make it yet.....we'll get 'er done!

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  4. So happy that you're almost done, Granny! And I'm happy that you have help at your side, at times. That's more than I could ask of my husby :) As always, Granny, you rock!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristy. I'm still procrastinating on that final side :-)

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  5. Fantastic view, beautiful place. I am greeting

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  6. You must be soooo happy that big job is almost finished! Something tells me it won't be long before you are pushing yourself to do another job after it is done. What a worker bee you are! I do not kid when I tell you you are an inspiration to the likes of me!

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    1. Nutmeg, I'm pushing to get that last side done. I'm beginning to hate the thoughts of picking up that paintbrush again!

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    1. David, as they say....close but no cigar. Yet.

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  8. That is so much work. You are impressive with how much you tackle and get done so well. We need to paint our house inside and out next year. I plan to cheat though and am budgeting to have someone just come do it. I love fresh paint and don't mind actually painting - but I detest all the prep and clean up work. :D

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    1. Kitsap, I'm still in shock at the thousands of dollars it would have cost to have our relatively small house (1600 square feet) painted. If I can do it myself, in just over a week, painting just a few hours a day, the $4000+ savings is worth it. I really don't like exterior painting, but life isn't always about doing what you like. I do rather enjoy most interior painting, baseboards and window trim not so much.

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  9. Has anyone told you lately that you're amazing? Well you are. Nice job and now you can tell Mr. Granny you want to use some of that saved money on garden stuff. Seeds, tools, machines, new raised beds, whatever you want/need it should be yours! :-)

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    1. 1st. Man, actually, Mr. Granny wants to buy me a new Camaro. I said "absolutely not"! Someone in this family has to be the practical one, LOL! I am, however, thinking about buying an older pickup to haul garden poo. I really miss our Ranger, that we traded in for that newer Silverado that could not be used as a garden truck. If we'd known the AZ property was going to sell, and we wouldn't be driving that 1200 miles twice a year, we'd never have let the Ranger go. The money I saved by doing my own painting should buy me another small pickup now that the Silverado has been sold.

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