Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's begun...

For the last couple of years, we've said that we should paint the house. Well, we've finally got around to it and what a project it is turning out to be:) We did a rough calculation and we have about 3,000 square feet of house to paint. Not only do we have to paint all that space, we have to pressure wash, scrape, caulk, sand, and then paint. Oh what a job! We were thinking that we could just pressure wash the house and then paint it, nope that's not going to work. We don't have very strong water pressure here so even with the pressure washers that we borrowed, we still didn't have enough umpp to get it done well.

We did have enough water pressure to find all of those little places where our house isn't sealed. Yep, you guessed it, we magically got water inside the house as well. Not too much, but just enough to cause problems and shut down our pressure washing operation. I was in the kitchen and noticed some random water sprinkles on the floor and then my head got dripped on. Oh NO!! The seam where the addition was added on the the original house wasn't sealed, I didn't know that when I was blasting it with water. I kept repeating to myself as we got the fans and the towels, that water features were supposed to be relaxing. I'm guessing that there isn't enough relaxation power when it's unplanned and in your kitchen:)

On to scrapping. We decided not to get the rented scaffolding this weekend, we wanted to see how far we got with the prep work. Good call Chad! We found that we have plenty of work to keep us busy right here on the ground.

Thankfully, we have a great family who were very willing help. My parents came over and with them they brought Tiffany, one of the students from the school that mom taught out. She kept an eye on the kids for us. What a huge help! Chad's dad came over as well. Thanks so much everyone for your help!

We still have a lot of work left. Chad and I are working outside today scraping, caulking and sanding. Anyone want to help?

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