November 5th, 2020

House

Porch Repairs and Painting (North Half)

We have one temperate day left before forecast cold weather arrives on Friday, so we had just enough time to finish painting the porch. But once again, step repairs came first.

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The board Lisa replaced was so badly cracked that she was able to tear it into two pieces with her bare hands. Because there is so much paint on the bad boards, they can't be burned, but Lisa says we can find miscellaneous uses for them like wheel chocks on the utility trailer.

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If we are fortunate enough to get another string of days warm enough to do so, Lisa would like to put another coat of paint over this first one. But in the meantime, we are relieved that we got the first coat done, as it should shed water and snow better. We have long-term plans to replace everything (possibly with Trex artificial boards), but not this year, so we continue to work on keeping things maintained and repaired as best we can for now.