Thursday, June 30, 2011

I officially declare myself OLD!

Mr. Bloomers and I took the day off work to do some real work around the house.  We had high hopes of staining the deck, but we decided that it needed more sanding before we move on to staining, so that job is on hold until the weekend.  Sometimes we're not the sharpest knives in the drawer though and we had sanded for about an hour before we came to this conclusion!

Luckily (or not so lucky, as some would see it) there's always lots of stuff that needs to be done around here so we're never long between tasks!  We just moved on to painting the front porch railings and posts.  It's a job that we've put off as long as we could.  It took the two of us, working side by side, about three hours from start to finish.  Four posts, one top rail, one bottom rail, and seventy-six spindles later... we feel it in our bones!  After cleaning the brushes and putting everything away we dusted off in the pool and then headed out for the nearest drive-thru window for dinner. 

We're back now and after cleaning the pool we're ready to settle in for the night.  tomorrow we go back to work to use our minds and give our poor aching bodies a rest!  By the look of us, the creaking noises and the complaining; one might surmise that we spent the day wrestling a bear!  Old age plays dirty tricks on the body!  Somehow merely painting can make one ache from head to toe.  That father time has a wicked sense of humor, doesn't he?

Hopefully, I'll see you in the garden tomorrow!

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