Friday, June 24, 2011

Finally, We Are Painting!

It finally stopped raining and the painting began this week, after a slow start.  Jose and Marvin started on the soffits and are painting the trim and columns that I cannot reach.

 I'm pretty sure OSHA wouldn't approve of this maneuver, either.  That is Jose hanging over the edge of the house painting the soffits.  Marvin is sitting on the roof ridge hanging onto the rope Jose has around his waist..  By about 8:30 we had to flatten a box for him to lay on because the lamina was so hot.

Macho Man and I started on the west side of the house because it is shady and cool in the morning, especially when there is a breeze and there is a breeze most of the time.  The paint is a little darker than we thought we had chosen. ..  It is still a very Caribbean color and I like it.  MM is a little hesitant because it is PINK.  He asked Jose how he liked the colors and the answer was, "Casi me gusto."  (I almost like it).  Very diplomatic, don't you think?

We were able to finish the front of the house and both sides Monday.  You can see where Marvin was cutting in the darker color along the top of the posts.  It, too, is darker than what I expected, but we'll keep it.  These are colors we see in our sunsets almost every evening.

We got this far Wednesday before we ran out of paint.  We can't go any further until we can go to Tocoa and pick up more of this lighter color.  Macho Man says we may need more of the dark coral.

This is the front.  It is easy to see the contrast between the two paint colors up top.  We will paint the bottom arches when we get the rest of the paint.  That will happen next week.
Wednesday I painted the powder room.  Jose really didn't like that color.  No, I'm not adding a picture of the powder room.  You can see it when I finish it.

This is our bedroom.  The boys got to the house early and decided not only to cut in the paint, but to paint halfway down the walls.  That made it easy for me to finish this room today.  I can't believe I didn't picture of the finished product.

My next job is the great room.  I have to pick out the color this weekend so we can get started next week.

The boys' next job is to take this wire and staple it all around the house here.

The screen goes from the top of the wall to the bottom of the lamina all the way around the house.  This is to keep the critters out of the attic space whether they have two, four, six, or eight legs, or slither around on their stomachs.  The power stapler gave out today, so the boys will have to use the hand stapler.

 I don't know how they will staple the wire here, because this is directly over this

But Macho Man says they will use this, with Jose on the ladder and Marvin holding it steady.

We are blessed


  1. Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how much difference paint can make. Always such a dramatic change.

  2. Thanks for teaching me a new phrase: Casi me gusta