The Cat’s Away

8.18.14

My husband left for Chile (ski trip for work) on Sat and will be gone almost 2 wks.  Normally, when he goes away it somehow motivates me to get a lot of work done.  I am extra motivated because we still haven’t listed the house for sale.  We are getting close to fall and that is the time of year buyers in our area (ski resort town) start looking.  Need to get this house listed!  Maybe if Dan comes home and sees some progress he will take pity on me and kick it into DIY high-gear.

While he is gone my TO DO list is:

  1. De-popcorn the ceiling in the guest room and paint ceiling, walls and trim.
  2. Paint as much of the exterior as I can.  This is a huge job that I will not be able to complete because the house is very tall (I can’t move the ladder on my own) and a lot of sq ft to cover.  So I am working from the bottom and going up as far as I can reach with the ladders I can handle.
  3. Fix up and paint the balcony.  I snapped some before photos.
Here's our little balcony that currently is only used as my spray painting corner.

Here’s our little balcony that currently is only used as my spray painting corner.

balcony2

 

Before Dan left he taught me how to use the pressure washer.  This is a great tool - I am going to have fun while he is gone!

Before Dan left he taught me how to use the pressure washer. This is a great tool – I am going to have fun while he is gone!

here is the balcony all finished and ready for a cup of coffee

here is the balcony all finished and ready for a cup of coffee

 

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