First thing this morning.
Let's start by saying that today was the hottest and muggiest day we have had so far. And this arbor has so many little corners and joints and rough cut edges!!
AG hard at work.
Now, normally, at this point I wouldn't have my camera out, but I had to take a break from painting to attend to a small problem. You see, our canine helpers got bored when we wouldn't get off the ladders and play, so they went for a little adventure. After a while they returned, but not until Nick had enjoyed a roll in the bull poop and a dash (or 12) through the muddy creek.
Look at that face!!
So a time out was needed for a dog bath on the lawn. Believe me, even vanilla dog shampoo can't cover up the smell of fresh bovine excrement!
But then it was time to get back to work. AG graciously painted the overhead stuff inside of the arbor, which left me with the underside
Progress being made.
There will not be one comment made about the beached whale who CHOSE to wear striped pajamas and a fat suit while painting in the midday sun!
This was a sneak attack with the camera! I object!
My true feelings on the matter.
So after almost four hours, and only one coat completed, we conceded defeat for the day and retreated to the air-conditioned house, glasses of water, and cool showers.
On another front, there has been no improvement on the road repair since the repair guy is finishing up a county job. In fact, the road has continued to disintegrate. This was the road back in March:
Looking down the road from the top. Small erosion that required a bale of straw to drive the Buggy over.
A couple of days ago, I drove the Buggy around the other way and found this.
Looking up the road (opposite of the previous shot.) See the straw bale nowhere near the side of the road?
So, that was the day. There is a chance we will have thunderstorms tonight, so we will have to see how wet and humid it is tomorrow, before torturing ourselves with the arbor again.
Til then, I am paint covered and pooped, but happy with the progress!