9/2/08

Be back in a couple of days...

Apparently Hubby wanted to keep Labor Day weekend true to it's name, so we are in the process of staining the log siding on our house. (Which means pressure washing and scrubbing the mildew and old stain off with Clorox, then re-applying a new stain over the entire house.) Wouldn't you know, he picked one of the hottest weekends we've had in a month to start this project... jeez. (I've already tried whining and it's no use.....)
I'm off to pick up a paint brush in my poor Carpal tunnel-afflicted hand (this excuse didn't work, either), so I'll be back in a couple of days with pictures of the finished project.

29 comments:

  1. Just keep telling yourself it'll be worth it once it's finished!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It wouldn't be a proper project unless it was super hot! We always seem to do our honey harvest on the hottest day of the year. It feels like work then!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bless your heart!
    I had carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and suffered long before I had surgery.

    I agree with valleygirl. Just keep thinking about the beauty of the finished product.

    Also, on really bad days, you can always think, "This is only one day in my life." Repeat as necessary. ~smile~

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, Babe, doesn't it seem they always need our help with the most horrendous chores in the worst weather? I have to agree with the others, though. The finished project is where our thoughts lie. It will be outstandingly beautiful for so much longer than it takes to do the job. And you are sooooo lucky that he cares about this chore. So many guys would say just let it go another year and then it would be several and it would be beyond redoing... Yes, in the end, you are just lucky......SMILE!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Paula...I hope it all goes good!
    I think Warren had it right when he said it isn't "a proper project unless it is super hot!"
    Hugs,
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good luck! I feel for you, I have carpal tunnel too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nothing beats the look of fresh-stained wood. (Not that I'm on your husbands side or anything!)

    When we do projects like that, I always take before and after pictures. I need something to look at and think "Wow, we did good!" hee hee.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, it's gonna look great! You'll be so proud when you're done.

    I'll be honest~we let our cedar boards that are on part of our house weather naturally, just so we wouldn't have to do that sort of job! My in-laws have stain on theirs and it looks so nice.

    R~Mary

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ooh, I am excited to see the pictures! And, I hope you can still type when it's all said and done :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Don't work too hard! Of course, I'd offer to help if I were closer, but since I'm not, I'll be sitting here with my feet up, sippin' on some lemonaid, waiting to see the pictures when it's finished. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. My husband made me paint trim. *sniff, sniff*

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ahh bless your heart - wood is beautiful but needs maintenance so your DH is right (doggone it). If you put your whole body into it it counts as a workout? as if you needed more work right?
    My DH is mellowing with years - we didn't do a thing that was real work for Labor Day - miracles DO happen dear friend - just believe (I'm laughing here - sorry - I'll be more sympathetic I promise!)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do not envy you that job one little bit! But in the end you will have so much to be happy about(once the job is finished that is! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey Paula. It sounds like our husbands think alike. At least he don't have you ripping the roof off. Yet. lol...That is to be our next project.
    I know the wood will look so good when you are through and also know the wonderful feeling you will have to see what you have accomplished working together. Just think how good you sleep after a good long day's hard work.
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  15. I did hear an olde saying that if you worked on Labor day your would be prosperous all year long...so...look at it that way perhaps :)

    I'm sorry i've not been by in a while...my show is coming up quick so i've been busy with that and getting the kids settled into their dorms.

    I'm off to read the post i've missed.

    Take care and enjoy the end of summer.

    Hugs,
    Doreen

    ReplyDelete
  16. I can't wait to see the finished product!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, try not to work too hard!! It will look great when it gets done!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Paula,Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog,I have been not posting hurt my back at work and have been in lots of pain.I can't wait to see pics of your cabin.I wanted a cabin so bad!I love the little hummer pic too, glad u saved it.I hope you have before and after pics I'd love to see them.Thank you for checking onme.Take care,Jen

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hello Paula, you are truly a women with many hats!

    ReplyDelete
  20. You'll be proud and glad you worked so hard! And, you'll be ready for the hard winter. :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love your blog! I am a country girl myself, from Alabama and now live in Va and I loved all your posts about the chickens, the snake, the rescued hummingbird....I will visit you again, and hope you will check my blogs out too when you get a chance. Hope your carpal tunnel is OK...I had surgery for it several years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  22. After reading your post, I feel like a very lazy lady!!! That is an ambitious project!

    Juri

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh! You are just too cute!!! But that didn't work either, did it?
    Seriously, I was giggling as I was reading your post!

    Hope that y'all got done! Can't wait to see it. I didn't know how you cleaned a log home before staining???? You can use clorox?

    Many Blessings,
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh...i bet it will look fantastic!!! I can't WAIT to see pics!!! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow! What a difference! (and what a lot of work!)

    Have really enjoyed reading through your blog. Have to say picturing you standing with your heel on the black snake's head while checking out your silkie was really something.

    By the way, I'm in east TN over on Clinch Mountain in Grainger County. Anywhere close?

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my gosh! I am new here!
    I cannot say this with enough joy or passion. I LOVE you blog and your life!

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment~ I would love to hear from you!