Ryan and I had our first kid free weekend since Alex was born! And that weekend involved driving to NH to work on the house – and Ryan’s back is still out. It was definitely worth it though, although the 5 hour drive back was horrible (it’s normally under 3 hours).
We drove out Friday night after dropping Alex over at the grandparents for a sleepover. Saturday we slept in until 9am – oh so glorious! Then it was time to start painting (for me, Ryan’s back was horrible). We had our neighbor paint the last 3 windows (first coat inside) and I started by finishing up the bit of red molding around the porch (of course it rained!) – but the red is all protected so not biggie.
Next I started on the little porch off the master bedroom, I got the last tiny bit stripped, everything sanded, cleaned up and then primed – priming until after dark! Then I went in and did a coat of paint on one window that was lagging behind (it needed a coat of outside paint). Then I called it a night!
Sunday Ryan was feeling a bit better so after breakfast and a trip to home depot we both worked on painting the little porch. He painted anything he could reach without bending at all – which was the red and then the posts in yellow. I started by caulking and filling any holes that had been missed, then painted the green siding, then the rest of the red and yellow that Ryan couldn’t finish. We were done by 1:30, then time to clean up and pack up and hit the road (and hit the closed i-90 resulting in a 5 hour drive).
Good progress for a weekend where Ryan’s back is out. We decided we’re going to have to have our contractor finish the back porch- no way we will be able to before it’s winter with Ryan’s back in bad shape. So now we can switch to inside projects and if we get a nice day by chance we can do the final coat of paint on that porch but no worries, it’s protected for winter!