Man I do love my three-day weekends! This one went a little different from how they usually go. Often with three days, I fritter my time away and the next thing you know the weekend is over and I’ve accomplished less than I would on a regular weekend.
My power-washer is acting up a bit, but I did get two sides of the house clean and sprayed for spiders. I am a bit sadistic when it comes to spiders, because there is nothing I love more than watching them fall from their hiding places and die. It has something to do with my endless battle to clean spider shit from everything that is outside.
My youngest finally has a job! Not a great job, but it’s a job. Hopefully after the long period of unreliable income, he will be better about saving and get himself some wheels.
I spent a ton of time on my hands and knees this weekend working on my deck. I scrubbed it, sanded it and stained it.
The stain came at significant savings. I was going to have it mixed to that color, but on a whim I checked the mis-tint shelf first. Lo and behold, someone else had second thoughts about the color and I was able to pick up 2 liters (almost gallons? – the big cans) for just $20 each.
I have thought about staining my deck for at least a year, maybe two. This spring I was thinking about it even harder. I’m so happy I finally pulled the trigger on this project.
I spent yesterday afternoon and evening debating whether to sand or not sand. This morning while I was sitting outside in my pajamas (I lie, I sleep in yoga pants and a t-shirt) drinking my coffee, I picked up the palm sander and started to sand. Like most jobs, the anticipation was far worse than actually doing the job.
Showering and dressing after it was all done. In all honesty and a bit of eeuw, spending an entire day outside and active with my un-showered self was a bit much.
Looking forward to finishing that last bit that’s in front of the other door. I felt it was wise to not restrict the use of both doors at the same time, so that’s why that one last bit isn’t done yet.
I doubt my usual Sunday night insomnia will be a problem tonight. I expect I’ll be sound asleep in no time.
Linking up to Ten Things of Thankful later than usual this week, so it might take a couple of days to get around to read everyone’s posts!