Beginning Thursday morning
- Just removed the blue tape
- Cedar shakes with Sage Green and Red trim
- Post is in place and the next one is on the table
- Lynn on his way down. The window is in.
- Wahoo, the window is in and beautiful.
Out and ready to work at 8:00 this morning. A little cool, but looked like it would warm up fast. While I was waiting for Lynn to get a move on, I decided I would take some photos of the shake shingles that we painted (my grandkids helped). The shingles were all hand-cut out of cedar roof shingles. I had picked out an acorn design. As you will see they were primed (not Kilz) so I hope it will hold up. They were painted Sage Green and the reveal on the wide part of the shingle is trimmed in Red. Then I took a picture of the post. For some reason, every now and then I get the pictures that have too much blue in the background. I have to remember not to use that setting. As that is what I found on the pictures I took this morning, so the pictures didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked.
Took the tape off the post and that was the first order of business. Needed to set the post and remove another one to repair. So when the boss came out we had it done in about an hour. Did I mention we are slow. Lynn really like the post. He said it was beautiful, nice and shiny. We will see how good the primer and paint I have been bragging about will stand up.
Then I spent the rest of the morning being the gopher for Lynn and helping set everything up so he could do his magic. He took the lift up and put the last two pieces of the soffit up. Then he cut out the hole for the window and put felt roofing paper and taping inside and around the window opening. Now we are ready for the window. Drum roll……. Ta da!!! we have a window. I did assist him by proudly taking pictures.
The beautiful windows were made by Sallie McCullough from Artisan’s Bench Glass. She took my vision and made it real. Thank you Sallie you are awesome.
By this time it was almost 1:00 and Lynn was tuckered out. He is probably praying for me to go back to work. But I have three more days to torture him.
Came in and had lunch, then I traveled back out for my lesson on how to work the lift. I thought if I could get up under the eaves of the porch I could prime and paint that. It is a little high for me on a ladder. Got a good lesson and I was off like a rocket. That thing is really cool. I think I will be getting more air time on it, now that I got the jest of it. Who says we can’t learn when we get this age. You just gotta talk slower and a little louder please.
Pooped out by 3:30 and had to end the day. If you could see me now, I am one happy lady.
Annie, reaching for new heights….