The mother is a painting fool! Since yesterday, she has painted:
- Four 4x4 posts
- Finials for each of the 4x4 posts
- Roughly 34 linear feet of handrailing
- 24 spindles
This tally doesn’t include the old posts (that she made me salvage from the old rail) a bunch of decorative pieces , and a 24-inch round wood piece that sits atop the air conditioner each winter.
I’m afraid to stand still in front of her – she might slap a coat on me!
Luckily, Mother Nature held out for a fifth consecutive day – FIVE WHOLE DAYS – with no rain except for a spritz on Sunday. (It wasn’t even enough to consider it a shower.) They’re saying there’s only a slight chance for rain today which would make it SIX days.
Soon, the mother will be ready to start painting around the foundation of the house. That means I have bricks to move. UGH. I had planned to have them out of the way and actually in the walkway by now, but as you know, that just hasn't happened --yet.
I guess we’ll just have to see how far I get this weekend, when they are predicting rain again.