Monday, September 1, 2008

The Tortoise or the Hare?

Are you the tortoise or the hare when it comes to home improvement chores? I am definately the tortoise when it comes to outside painting.
We have an old farm house that we are renovating and we are moving along at a pretty good speed with the house itself (although there is alot to be done). But way in the back far corner of our property is a barn. This is a barn that was once used for chickens I believe and is one of those kinda spooky places that is pretty dark and filled with stuff. Stuff ranging from horse bridles to model T windshields. Now, this isn't a big barn, in fact, I am not sure that this can really qualify as a true barn or not.

About 3 years ago, I had this bright idea to paint this barn red. It doesn't look as though it was ever painted and had the natural weather beaten aged look. I thought red would give it some character.
So, in the summer of 2006 with 4 gallons of paint, I started swinging the brush. The wood was so dry, that 4 gallons only covered one side. This project was put asided for other things as these needless projects often do and it wasn't till the summer of 2007 that I got another 6 gallons of paint. 2007 proved to be a good year, as I painted one end and half of the longer side. But still, it wasn't complete.

Well, today I was in the mood to paint some more. This doesn't happen very often and the day was perfect for it. So, equiped with 3 more gallons of paint I was determined to complete this 3 year project. Well, needless to say, it wasn't enough paint. I think maybe ONE more gallon will do it. Maybe I will get in the mood again this year - after all, only one more and it will be done. But, if it happens that I don't, this will need to wait till next year to finish.

Here is all that is left to do. So, do you think it will be done in 07 or will it wait till 2008?

Oh - and this just bloomed today in my garden. This is my first year growing sunflowers. I thought it is pretty amazing!


Annie Howes said...

I'm definitely a tortoise! Thank goodness I married a hare!


BubbleGirl said...

I'm a hare and I'm unfortunately married to a tortoise. LOVE the sunflower, it's beautiful!!