Oh my goodness y’all. That was the most exhausting weekend I have had since I can remember. We all, every single one of us, worked ourselves to near collapse. Well, maybe not the little boys. But even they worked hard. I was real proud.
Friday through Sunday we were outside working by 7:00 AM and we stayed out as long as we could considering the heat was pretty bad. When I tell you it was a sweat shop around here, I mean that literally. Quite a few of us stayed out all day past sunset. There was a lot of work to be done.
James and his crew worked on tearing apart our horrible little pump house in the backyard.
They refaced it and I mean to tell you…I can not WAIT to show you the finished product. They still have to finish the doors, but then I will unveil what may possibly be our best junk/free project yet.
The younger boys worked on tearing out rocks and dirt from a mess of a patio we have on the back of the house. Noah and I repainted the front porch floor.
Gee that sounds so simple. “Repaint the porch floor.” It was a huge job. There were rotten boards to be replaced and old paint to sand off and the whole thing was so filthy that we thought we’d never get it clean. But we did it and it look a-mazing. Again…the after shots will have to wait because I was too tired to unload pictures from my camera. These are all from my phone.
You know me. I couldn’t just paint the floor. I had to add all kinds of details and extras and we’re not quite finished. I’ll show you this week. Let me rest my sore muscles for a minute first.
You can be sure Sonic had a good weekend since we picked up drinks or Blasts every time we made a run to the hardware store. It kept me going.
But it wasn’t all work and no play. Some friends came over at 4:00 last night and we had a blast just sitting around shooting the bull. That’s what we do in Texas. It’s fun!
This morning I’m off to the orthodontist and several other, non sweat related errands. I’m just glad to be standing upright instead of bending over with a paintbrush all day.
But I’ll probably still stop at Sonic. After all of the support they offered me throughout the long, hard weekend it seems I owe them a debt of gratitude.
What did you do last weekend?