Friday, July 31, 2020

SUMMER PROJECT

     This summer I had a small project which ended up being a summer project. The project started on one fine day at the end of April and lasted until one  hot day at the end of July. 

     My project was to paint 3/4 of my fence. A few good days should have been enough to complete the project. The piece of fence was 86 feet long and done both sides, It is 6 feet high. Painting fences isn't  high tech job. 

    However, weather and many other issues got in the way. When it was a good day I had something else to do. When you clean off a fence and get it ready for painting and then have to wait, you end up cleaning the fence off again. So preparation of the fence took a long time.

    I even thought of Tom Sawyer and the story Tom Sawyer and the fence. Could I talk someone into helping me? 

   So you see one project turned into a long project. 

   So here's the result.


32 comments:

  1. The fence looks nice and I'm sure you are happy it's done. I find these days my projects take way, way longer than ever before. I try not to get to agitated about it as it doesn't help any.

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    1. Yes things do take longer. It's hard to remember that one.

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  2. Your fence and your lawn looks wonderful! Good job Red! It takes me a lot longer to get big jobs done these days too. I'm learning to just accept that I'm not as speedy as I used to be.

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    1. It's hard to get through my head that I may not be like I used to be!

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  3. I think you did a great job, must have been exhausting such a big fence!

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    1. Well, I skillfully avoided the details. The worst part is the waiting and doing things over.

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  4. Hello,

    Your fence looks great, you did a nice job painting. Have a great day, happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I didn't show you any details so it looks great.

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  5. That’s a lot of fence. Well done!

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  6. It looks great! Good job, Red. :-)

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  7. It looks great! Really good job there.

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  8. Looks great Red! I am certain it is just your micro manager keeping busy:)

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    1. The micro manager keeps me busy doing the things she can't do anymore.

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  9. You were tenacious and got it done. It looks good.

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  10. The fence looks good. It always feels nice to get a project like that completed.

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    1. Once it's finished you can clean up your yard.

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  11. Looks good, and I'm sure it feels good to have it done finally. At least you didn't run out of things to do. :-)

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    1. You know that we never run out of things to do!

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  12. It is beautiful and you didn't spill any on the grass.

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  13. Okay I admit that I did put paint on the grass but I avoided a photo of paint on the grass. Thanks for caring about my grass!

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  14. I think it looks excellent. I dislike painting so I admire anyone else who has the will to do it!

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  15. I hear you! I was trying to clean out junk, then suddenly had my surgery. I gave up and we hired the guys to take it to the dump! Months...

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  16. I painted my fences in a spell of good weather in the Spring. Mind you I don't have a white solid fence that size to worry about. I don't envy you that task.

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  17. Looks great now — and we’ll worth the trouble!

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  18. "Could I talk someone into helping me?" ...May we assume that you got The Micro Manager to do the painting while you went swimming with your friends? She did a great job of that fence!

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  19. I'm looking for an experienced fence painter, Red ... you want the job?

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  20. That's a big fence you painted. Nice job, Red!

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  21. That fence seemed a lot bigger than the one Tom Sawyer tackled, but too bad he wasn't around to help out. Looks really nice especially now that the job is done, Red.

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