Saturday, April 13, 2013

the Latest..

ALthough it may seem I havent made much progress, dont forget I work full time!!  Wish I had something other than WORK to share but thats all I seem to be doing lately...as the work continues on The Old House.  The weather will soon come into play since Spring is normally short in these parts we go right into HOT...really hope to get a lot of the outdoor work done before it turns so hot...
meanwhile I will enjoy working outside while its spring..




It took a while but we finally evicted the family of squirrels that was living in the porch attic...and the pack rat from the tool shed! HE was up in the rafters...what a messy nest... I didnt get any photos of those pesky critters but we relocated all safely. 
I removed the awnings on the end of the porch because the wood underneath was water damaged, and bad.


 and that is where the squirrels chewed their way in, so with that removed we put back new wood.  I dont plan to put that awning back up...


We peeled the screen wire back its going to be removed and the porch uprights painted, then new screening
The gutter has to be reinstalled.,,,I was thinking of making awnings from some of the redwood scraps I have and corregated acrylic roof panels instead of the metal...that way water can't blow in when it rains and yet light can get in....SO thats next on the list AFTER we finish painting the entire roof overhang and the porch itself! I think it would give a more modern look to the old tired porch
I had to get WAY up there to paint his gable end...the fascia board, and soffet Im learning these new terms..this gable end is done, that was hard!! THERE's 2 more gable's to do one involves getting UP on the roof again...not looking forward to that.


more painting to be done at the front too...



Got a sunburn for my trouble, tomorrow I'll be on the shady side I hope!



I sprayed the English Ivy with Round UP..it seems to be dying, I have more to spray I wanted to see if it would work, it took about 3 weeks to start dying.  The label says it only kills what you spray it on, so I have to move some things before I spray the rest...


Meanwhile my annual flower seeds have sprouted and soon they will be ready to plant in the yard! I save plastic food containers that have lids to start my seeds, the Zinna seeds sprouted in 3 days! The lettuce is also up...



AND i found this unique  junk shop buy, a tiered unit that cost all of $5...its very sweet looking!




I do hope to get in a waterfall hike sometime in May, around the 10th if all goes as planned...and thanks to all of your well wishes to my Mom she is much improved and watching her favorite Western Shows as I type this!!  That makes me HAPPY!!:o)

So that's what Ive been up to lately!


PEACE