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spartman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: A busy summer Reply with quote

Hi folks.

And I thought retirement was gonna be mostly kicking back.
This summer has been a sequential vortex of busy.
In June I went about the usual property cleanup, clearing high grass, brush, downed tree limbs etc. After that, Sabra and I got to looking at the decks and decided that they could use some work. She found cleaner, brightner and stain online and we ordered it. In a moment of madness, I chimed in--"The decks could use a good sanding." Well, 1,500 square feet of deck and 450 linear feet of rails later, encompassing 5 weeks of my time, they are ready to stain and seal.
If I never see a belt sander again in my life, it will be too soon.

And continuing in the "let's get carried away vein", I decided to pressure wash they entire log home . The oil based stain and dust had combined to form a very greasy grime which took the pressure washer at point blank range to get off.

All that being said, The place will be beautiful when I am done, just been a hell of a lot of work.

I will try and get up some before and after pics when it is all finished.

Hey, after that I only need to get in 6 cords of wood before the snow starts flying in October.

This concludes my poor me narrative. And at the end of the day, I would not trade living up here in God's country for anywhere else.

Take care all.

Spart
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet - I bet your house looks amazing when it's all done!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that sounds like a blast. i love doing fun projects like that. I bet it's going to look great. and remember there is no such thing as retirement lol
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