We decided to skip the large stair area and finish the rest of the railings on the lower deck fist. It was a good stretch of over 80 uprights, and took most of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
A rainstorm is predicted for tomorrow, so we put away the sanders for a few days and Craig has been working most of today (Wednesday) cleaning up leaves. About 1/3 of the trees around our house are big maples and drop their leaves in autumn. The rest are either redwoods, Douglas fir, pine, live oak, or bay laurel which do not.
We seem to be cleaning up leaves almost all year round, since some of the trees mentioned above drop their leaves gradually over the year, and the evergreens are always dropping needles!
Craig started up on the roof.
Then did the back court area.
And the upper drive where the Alfa is parked.
I didn't start working on sanding another of the railings today because I had to work on a new order for a couple of animal head sculptures. Business has been dreadfully slow this year, but I still get some work from time to time. Just enough to keep the studio room renovation for one of our last projects!
I also just have to tell you about a new sandwich that Craig tried this week. He read about it in the New York Times.
Peanut Butter and Pickle sandwiches!
He tried both sliced sweet pickles, and some pickle relish. It was strangely delicious and may become a new favorite. The bread he used was my home made whole wheat bread. The reason it looks like someone took a small bite out of the face slice was because I didn't take the paddle out of the bread machine before it baked.
What is your favorite unusual food?