Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Heat is Back

We had a few days of cooler weather, but now it appears the humidity is back.  Yesterday it only got into the low 90's but with the higher humidity, it was miserable.

However, we did manage to finish painting the floor on the back porch!  Hallelujah!  When I first went out in the morning, the temperature was only in the 70's and it was very nice.  Soon I heard Ivan the Terrible (Mockingbird) singing the prettiest song.  He was in the tree right above me and it was so nice.  We think he is "in love" again, because we saw two of them flitting around together later in the day.  Sometimes I wonder if their singing is brought on when they have babies!  By the time Al came out a few minutes later, he had stopped singing.

We still have some touch up to do (where I dropped, blobbed, and painted the wrong thing), but nothing major.  Our next project is the front porch.  The back porch was the worst and until it was repainted, the front porch didn't look too bad, just needed a good cleaning and some touch up paint here and there.  Of course now that the back looks so good, the front is starting to look worse!  Isn't that always how it is?  You paint something and it makes everything else look dirty!  So I guess we'll start working on the front today.  Unfortunately, it's about twice the size.  Al needs to go up on the roof first and do some patching up there where we have a water leak. 

We really want to put the house on the market while everything is pretty and green, but we're going to have to really hurry!!

I had Craig Listed our old RV memory foam mattress topper and we sold it yesterday for $50.  I almost just threw it out, but  then decided to give Craig s List a try, since it didn't cost anything.  The lady that bought it was a intensive care nurse who worked two full time jobs!  She worked at a hospital in Tampa and also in Tallahassee!  I have a good friend who is a nurse and I know it's a very stressful job.  I don't know how she manages to work two different jobs.  She recently bought a Class C from a patient who needed money for Radiation treatment and is going to take her kids up to  Vogel State Park  in North Georgia.  That's a very nice park in the mountains.  There is the prettiest lake right up there in the mountain.  We never stayed there, but visited one day when we were in the area.  It's one of the most popular parks in Georgia.


  1. I know what you mean about the two porches...

    In my last house--
    We finished the livingroom floor, the ceiling looked bad.
    Painted the ceiling, the walls looked bad.
    Painted the walls, the windows looked bad.
    Painted the window trim, the old curtains looked bad.
    Got new curtains, the area carpet looked bad.
    Got a new oval rug, the furniture looked bad.
    Got new furniture.... and it all looked good!

    But then we sold the house and built a new one! hahahahhaha

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. Karen...that's funny but so typical of home improvement projects. I have learned this lesson and whenever I think of a project, I try to factor in the other things that I know will surely come!

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  4. There's no painting in the motor home! Now there's some good news for you.


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