Monday, June 5, 2017


I don't know when we began painting the deck.  But it seems to be going on - forever.  

So tired, we didn't even do anything (didn't go out, didn't see Summerfair, didn't get a meal, etc.) on our Anniversary (Saturday).  Just stayed around the house trying to rest for Sunday's major cleaning of the inside of the house.  

I really hope this stuff lasts for years and years because I can't imagine having to do this again next year or even in 2-3 years.  What a job!  

I have to say, it's looking really good, though.  And the birds like it (the red-bellied woodpecker came back to the suet feeder today so he/she is either tired of cicadas or says, "Thanks for making the place look nice for me!" ha ha).  We have the suet feeder, the birdseed (on the table) and the finch feeder back out and we have a male - who chirps and cheeps and pips when he arrives - and female hummingbird - who is silent except for the whirring of her wings - coming to the feeder now.  I don't mind the mess - although it did cause a twinge when I first went out and saw all the seed and stuff on that pristine deck floor (knocked there from the feeders and 2 little chipmunks, squirrels and several birds).

But - there is still more to can that be?  

Sweetie's sister coming for a week's visit Wednesday so housecleaning is the job of the day (or two).

Sorry no artwork...and you may have to wait a while (maybe I should just take the whole month of June off from the blog


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - I know how big of a job staining a deck can be....I need to do mine but think I will cut it down into parts or will feel overwhelmed. Take care friend and try to get some rest. Hugs!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lots of work but looking good :) and very nice porch to have :)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

It's looking good...what a job! I bet you are glad that is done. Now I can imagine you sketching on your deck in the cool of the trees - how magical. Best wishes.

Deb Ward said...

Well worth that hard work. At least you got it done before the really hot weather began. Enjoy the visit and your "blog vacation"!