Painters we are not
-- not house painters, anyway.
...or at least not fast ones, at any rate.
It's been 6 months (can you believe it?) since we moved in, and the exterior still isn't finished. The massive repairs got to us - we went at it full throttle, with the high bar of perfection in all that we were doing, and did the best we could before life started interfering and chipping away at the limited time that we have.
We've still been working on the exterior when time, weather, and temperature allow - but I admit, it's been slow going, and I've been less than motivated lately to climb back up on that ladder. We've run into some plumbing and electrical problems that have taken our time and attention. Stucco repair has been the other biggest slow down -- that and my distractions -- to start on other, more fun projects -- so now I have quite a few 'started but not finished' things around me...
I've been kinder to myself and realize that it's more about progress rather than the perfection I was always seeking and only accepting; but the pendulum has swung a little too far in the opposite direction, and we haven't been as focused as I'd like lately, nor doing enough of the 'grunt work' around here as we should be doing. The never-ending rain didn't help, and exhaustion has a funny way of talking you out of things...
So with the recent perfect weather and temperatures prime for outdoor painting, we've dug deep and are rededicated to pushing through this last leg and "get 'er done". It will feel good to get it off the massive list of things to do - so ... progress photos by the end of the weekend on the exterior painting of Museville.
Art by Vivi Mari