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Friday, July 5, 2019

I Painted the House, Past Tense

Well, I did it. I painted Red Oak House, including two doors and some trim. It is the first (and I'll bet last) house I've painted. It is a very big house, with two extremely tall sides. We should have rented scaffolding, but Jim held the tall ladder when I reached to the very tops and there were no major falls. All along I listened to the wise counsel of my good friend, Linda Suchy, who told me "move the ladder, don't reach too far." I have a great sense of accomplishment and my body is tired. We are thrilled with the results.

I'm ready to enjoy the rest of the summer now and watch my daylilies bloom!

This was the shorter of the two ladders


  1. I don't usually comment on house painting...but this is WOW! The gray/grey color/colour pairs beautifully with the red metal roof and accents...even the stone courtyard adds a synergistic twist. Bravo!

  2. Thanks. The slate front patio influenced my color choice. Won't it look lovely in the snow?