Stately Pastry manor is getting a new coat of paint this week, but that wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The painters were going to start working in mid-September. Which is why the gutter guys were going to be here the week of the 1st and the carpenter was going to come this Friday. To get the various exterior fixes out of the way before paint went on, you know. As it happened the gutter guy, the carpenter AND the painters all showed up together on Monday. How the heck does that happen without any phone calls?
And then there’s all the stuff I need to get done, like repair the concrete steps out front. It’s a lot like frosting a cake actually. Also, remove the security grates from the basement windows, take down a railing, haul away a bunch of old drainage pipe, nail on some rotted drip trim, caulk some of the old clapboard. Everything I was planning to do over the next month of weekends needs to happen…now. More posting when the cement dries!