A-painting we will go! — 12 Comments

  1. I got the big old industrial yellow one from Menard’s. My buddy Joe picked one off the curb after flooding and sewer mess in town. We power washed it at car wash then gave it the Krud Kutter treatment looks and works just like mine.

    I been shoveling compost in garden beds tonight. Again tomorrow. Cutting into fishing but garden will rock this year.

  2. I actually have an extra mop bucket w/wringer…come get it. About the sewage treatment payment…”full payment” usually means you’ll never see them again. I’d send them an e-mail (written proof) stating you’ll be sending only partial payment until the work is finished. I’d also address the interest issue too.
    That’s my .02 worth of advice.
    The house is looking good. It won’t be too long now!

    • Thanks, but I need it this morning. The reason for the unfinished looking dirt job is that is was so muddy that it was in clumps and could not be properly “dressed”. At this point, I’m picking my battles and handled him the best way I knew how. Email? He’s too old for that!

  3. I forgot something…a tip to save time and make it easy on yourself. Place a paint brush in the “boys” hand after you have them put the baseboards and 1/4 round on sawhorses. Let them do some painting. It’s MUCH easier (and faster) painting them first, then doing a little touch up after installation. This will free you up for other things like…posting on this Blog.

    • Great minds think alike! Choup already gave me the quick tips for painting the baseboards. The Captain is going to try his had at interior doors. He used to like painting on the crew boats back in the day.

  4. Steffi, you make a lot of sense! That is how we did the painting in the kids bedrooms after they my daughter got married & my son moved out. I was sooooo happy to have a nice guest bedroom/sewing room and a BIG pantry. Lasted about 6 months and my son moved back. I have never gotten that guest room/sewing room back either. It turned into a grandkids room.
    BW, glad it is finally getting near the end for you. I agree with Steffi on the payment for the sewer work. You might send it registered mail also. I am still looking for the contractor who leveled our house. He did not come back and finish after he was paid!

    • I don’t feel so bad if he doesn’t come back because I still have to buy a couple truck loads of dirt, and my builder still has to smooth out the whole yard, and I figure he can use the new dirt to finish dressing up around the plant. I have noticed that hardly anyone takes pride in their work any more. They just want to get the job done and get off. For what? TV? Internet? Video poker? Alcohol?

  5. I like the accent color on the light over the kitchen sink! It adds some color! It’s a good compliment. I’m really looking forward to seeing more pictures after seeing your beautiful home in person.

  6. I love the light over the sink. You’ll need that bright pop of color when it all comes together. You can have my big mop/wringer bucket. It falls over. We’re “fixin” to have a dust storm today which will stop part of the construction on the gas plant. But on a brighter note, we’ve worked 70-90 contractors for two months without an incident so we’re feeding them barbecue for lunch. Got a job for Allen? He’s ready to move.

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