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Sunday, July 3, 2011

We GOT ER DUN with the staining - a marvelous Sunday in Wisconsin

Ohhhh we woke up to all blue skies and no clouds... and the humidity dropped too!   After a quick cup of coffee, a banana and some raisins, we were off to work on the rest of the house by 7a.m.

We whipped out staining the side around the fireplace and then down the east wall to the corner... wow! that went fast!



Even my fragile clematis flowers were carefully worked around
as Steve held the trellis away while I stained the wall behind it.




 The west wall took a bit more to finish as the ground slopes away on the far end....



Not only did we finish up the house, but we also got the garage completed too!  We hopped in the shower and said that was enough...   We are planning on putting the house on the market next year, so it's good to get this done now.    Anyone wanna buy a house?




I am thinking later this week I will pick up the darker brown stain for the decks... we have decks on three sides of the house that all need a quick rolling, the railings are looking okay, just the flat portions need a touch up.   That is easy for me with a roller on a long handle and I have done those in the matter of an hour in the past.   And I still have a bucket of hunter green to touch up the shutters and doors...

Whew... maintaining a home is not fun, and we are sure looking forward to the days when it will only be the motorhome to maintain.

Now to enjoy the evening out on the deck, raise a glass of wine in celebration, and eyeball the finished house as the fruits of our labors.


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7 comments:

  1. You have a such a beautiful house! I love it!

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  2. It's such a beautiful house, I would think it would sell easily. Of course, it all depends on the economy but all it takes it the right person to come along and fall in love with it.

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  3. Having seen it in person, I can attest to what a lovely place you guys have. Keep your fingers crossed the economy is supposed to get better in the next year, we are waiting too. be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

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  4. You guys did a great job on the staining. The house and garage look beautiful. I don't think you will have any problems selling that house. I think it will sell itself.

    Happy 4th of July. Now go out there and relax and enjoy!

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  5. The house looks absolutely beautiful! But, I agree, maintaining an RV is far easier. :)

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  6. the house looks beautiful. We could swap houses in the summertime? It's only 115 degrees today here in Arizona.

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