Life has been super busy here. We've accomplished many things between rainy weather, but there are still a few more to do before the cold weather sets in. The side veranda balustrades, column bases and sides have been restored, primed and painted. You can go here to see a before shot. But the three trellis skirt sections still need to be done.
Here is my lovely assistant Astrid, indispensable student helper of the season.
A fresh coat of floor paint was given to the front stairs...
and front veranda, covering the repairs done to the floor earlier this season. My back is acting up so Astrid has interrupted her work on the shed/playhouse to do touch-ups for me.
To be young and limber again... sigh.
A 45" wide coco runner was installed on the steps leading to the front door. I looked at many options to make the stairs more safe and to me, this was the most attractive and environmentally friendly.
Easy to install with a good heavy duty stapler and galvanized long staples. Brian and I did ten steps and a landing in an hour.
Safer for humans and my beasts as well.
Here we are, mid-august 2013. Let's hope for a gorgeous autumn to make up for the disappointing summer weather we've had so far.