While the other bloggers I am following are traveling about the country, or selling their homes without even listing them, or buying bigger and newer RV's, or packing for the beginning of their new lives, I'm stuck here looking forward to a long summer of painting the house. As you know from previous posts, it is a big house with a lot of detail trim, doors, and windows. We will hire someone to do the very highest work, but most of the lower down painting will be done by the two of us.
Why you may ask.
I don't even want to know what a professional painter would charge for the whole job. After the big bite that the roof took out of our fix up budget (never really written down), I think we just have to paint it ourselves. I really don't want to accumulate debt fixing the house if we don't have to. For now at least, we want to pay as we do.
We have picked out the trim color, it's much the same as the old color and matches the new rain gutters pretty well. I got some sample quarts today and will paint with them tomorrow.
Once that is decided, I plan on painting every morning for a couple of hours. A house is painted ONE BRUSH STROKE AT A TIME!
It will put a dent in my exercise time, since if I go to the club, or do the treadmill at home, it is usually in the morning. I will try to average 10 miles a week. That will be doable.
Sniff! Grumble! I want to be a fulltime RVer.
I want to see this beautiful country before it becomes illegal to drive a vehicle that gets less than 10 mph!
512 days, or 1 year, 4 months, 24 days to go.
1000 miles on the treadmill, 2 on Saturday 3 Today
Total walked = 158 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!