Winter’s Coming – Trying to get it done

Busy weekend.  Trying to get some of the porch work done.  The roof is done.  Yeah, I am a happy girl.  Did some painting on the balusters, posts, 2×4’s and painted the fascia board.  Cleaned up some of the yard.  There just isn’t enough time to get it all done.  Will be taking down the scaffolding and moving it around to the side of the house, so I can work on the fascia boards that need repairing.  I think I will need to take some time off to get it done.

The weather here in the beautiful great northwest is starting to turn.  It has been in the high 30’s at night, but will be in the high 60’s during the day for the rest of this week.  It is just a matter of time before it will be too cold to work outside.  For me, that is.  I am hot house plant, and don’t like the cold.

Yesterday I did a little bit of painting but just couldn’t get my mind into it.  But, this morning I was raring to go.  Although, I did have a couple of detours before noon.  You know those detours are a necessity, but then I am back on task.

First detour, I found a deep whole in the horse pasture that could have resulted in injuring one of our horses.  So it was checking the depths and making sure the whole was filled completely.  Wasn’t sure if it was from water or moles.  It was deep and went in a couple of directions, so that took some pounding down and filling.

Second detour was when I was in the pasture, I saw that our little 6 month old colt was getting a hay belly.  He needed exercising.  My husband is the horsey person.  I love to watch them but don’t have a clue what to do with them.  Well we both had a lesson today.  He is stubborn as a mule and probably knew he had a novice cowgirl.  It was fun though and I got the exercise, trying to get him to move.  Gave him a little love and brushing and all was good and I was ready to go back to doing something I know how to do, painting!

Ann & Cheyenne 10-06-2013
Ann & Cheyenne 10-06-2013

Well, as always I wanted to get more done, but all-in-all, it was a productive weekend.

It gets dark about 1 hour after I get home in the evenings and that time is decreasing daily.  Add that to the fact that I am plumb tuckered out by then also.  So another priority is that we get some porch lights up.  It gets dark out here in the country and I don’t like walking from my car to the porch in the dark.  I’m clumsy enough when I can see, much less when it is dark out.

Now for the porch pictures:

The 2x4's for the railings
The 2×4’s for the railings
The balusters
The balusters
The fascia board is painted green.  Love my porch.
The fascia board is painted green. Love my porch.

Well, that’s all folks 🙂

Annie, the novice cowgirl

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