As promised here is the pic of the swing I’m working on. I’ve got abotu 4 coats of red paint on this thing! I’m not done painting the slats yet, so they aren’t attached. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll be completely done with the swing and then I can move on to the frame. It’ll be gray and pretty basic really.
What do you think?
I worked this morning, cleaned out the tanks. If you don’t know that basically means I cleaned the sludge tanks out from under my machine. It’s not bad honestly, just really heavy and kinda muddy. After lunch though I headed home to work on the swing a bit and clean a gutter that Erin said some birds were building in.
I lost my keys today for about 20 minutes. Found them in the grass. Great fun.
Yesterday was the longest day ever. It started at 730 when I got up and headed out to start working on remaking Erin and I’s porch swing. New poplar ribs and arms and new slats. I’m repainting the frame too.
Simple enough I started cutting out the pieces until the band saw blade broke and I couldn’t get the new one back on. I headed to Menards to buy the slats and some primer and paint. After an hour and a half of sorting boards, I was on my way to work to use the tools there to finish up. People found me.
Around 5 I was done cutting sanding and priming and got some dinner with Erin’s parents. I came back, cleaned up and headed home.
The red paint I bought is thin and so far two coats isn’t enough to cover it. I stayed out until 11 painting. Another few hours to go hopefully.
I hope to be done with everything by Wednesday. I hope.
It’ll look nice but it’s just taking longer than I thought.
Today is all about relaxing. Chilling and grandparents house then to Target and out with Kyle. Back to see Erin for a bit and finally bed to begin another long work week.
This is our hydrangea planted two weeks ago.