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Friday, July 30, 2010

Repair I'm proud of

My knee was OK this morning.

  It was only as bad as a twist you might feel when you step wrong on a big rock while taking a hike. Hurt at the time, but quick to recover.  I have arthritis in my knees and one ankle so I baby them a lot.

  Rest is often the only thing I need to do. Although I liked Judy's suggestion of an adult beverage over ice the best.  Alas, we are trying to abstain on weeknights.  The operative word is "trying."



I finished working on one spot that I have been fixing for a couple of weeks. It is a stringer on the overhang above the laundry room door.  (the boards that are painted white primer were both replaced.)

This spot of dry rot was about the size of a lemon after I had dug out all the bad wood.

Over several weeks, I climbed my eight foot ladder many times and worked in layers of plastic wood.







I painted around the bad area.  Eventually the hole was full and sanded.







This is how it looks now.  From this picture I see I have to get back up there one more time and touch up that little line of white primer. Seeing results like this make it worth it!







Later this afternoon I am going over to the church and unload the van, and set up my junk.  It will be easier than doing it tomorrow morning.


Daily countdown:
405 days, or 1 year, 3 months, 1 days to go.

Exercise Goal:
1000
 miles on the treadmill,  Resting the knee today.
Total walked = 185 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!

7 comments:

  1. Glad your knee wasnt hurt worse! Good luck at the sale tomorrow!

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  2. Great job on the repair....looks like new. Gotta make you feel good when it all comes together!
    Take care and glad your knee wasn't hurt.
    Mike & Gerri

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  3. That repair job looks terrific! Nice work!

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  4. Ah, yes. I'm contemplating my arthritic joints right now, over ice, in a glass. :)

    Hope your sale goes well tomorrow!

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  5. I love the new look to your blog - it goes so well with all that you've been doing. I'm amazed at the effort you're putting into fixing up your house - you are quite dedicated. I'm a lazy bum and wouldn't do it. Maybe that's another reason we're not selling ours! : )

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  6. Merikay,
    I just read your comment on my blog about blow up men, and I laughed out loud. You are such a hoot! I may just have to slide down through California on my way to Texas this fall so I can meet you! :)

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  7. Wow! I'm impressed with that repair. Looks better than new! You can come patch stuff here any day.

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