Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Honey-Do's Honey-Do's Honey-Do's

The last week or so has been loaded with honey-do's, the first of which was more funny than anything, however frustrating at the same time!!! We (Sheryl) decided she wanted to paint the front door and shutters out front a different color, they were black and just did not fit what we (Sheryl) wanted. We decided it was to be a deep, rich, red color, so off to the paint store we went, picked out the perfect color, had it mixed and home we went. Sheryl and Cassie took right to a paintin and soon we were the proud owners of a Titty Pink door and Shutters.... all we needed was a nipple on top and we would have been all set!!! Hmmmmm not quite the color we had hoped for so off to the paint store we went again and came home again with the perfect color, a beautiful shade of raspberry....ahggggg again not quite what we wanted, but much better than titty pink! Again off to the paint store (this is all over the span of a few days mind you) and again came home with the perfect color.......OK, this time it was the perfect color....however two lessons, trial and error sucks...two, trust you gut, if the color doesn't look right in the can, it's probably not, no matter what the paint guy says. We think it looks much better than the original black paint.

Next project was to stain the back yard fence, we picked up a Wagner power sprayer to make it a bit easier (yea right) the sprayer will only do one board at a time, so after a few feet of up and down your back begins to kill you, by the time I had done the back part of the fence I was done for the day. As luck would have it though our neighbor happened by and offered me his big man size power sprayer, so next Sunday I should be able to finish the job in no time. The redwood stain we picked out will look great against the green grass and other plans for the back yard.

Next project, hmmmm would you believe we went to Lowe's to pick up a $18.00 lawn sprayer and came home with a TREE!!!, so much for spraying the back yard, instead a large hole was dug by yours truly and in went the tree. I'll spare you the gorey details of sweat and tears during the dig, but, we both love the end result and toasted the day and our work with a few Corona's as we admired our new addition to the family.
Sheryl's rose's out front are in full bloom, they sure make the front of the house look great and the smell of the roses is wonderful

The garden is just a growing and a growing, seems like each day it grows more than expected, actually beginning to look like a real garden. There is one minor problem....BUNNIES..... we think are sneaking in at night for a quick nibble, they are getting in through our back gate which is broken (waiting for the fence guy to come and fix it, that's a whole other story though) so a temp barrier was put up and the Bunnie invasion has stopped for now. You should see the fire in Sheryl's eyes as thoughts of Bunnie kabobs dance in her head (think Elmer Fud and huttin rabbits) So a week or so of honey do's comes to an end, will bring you more when the fence is finished so until later......

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