Monday, August 25, 2008

FINALLY!

Taking a break from the smocking insanity to return to insanity of another sort. Y'all remember my Hunny's home improvement project? The one which is taking all summer? The one I haven't updated on in about a month? Because there was nothing to update? Yeah, that. It was either 110 degrees or raining. Neither is conducive to painting the exterior of a house.

This weekend the Hunny got smart and recruited a couple of friends to help him paint. Tom Sawyer he ain't, but he did well this time. One of the friends owns the rock climbing gym in town and isn't afraid to dance around the roof painting the stuff waaaaay up high.

Here's the before picture of the house. Ready? We call it bondo house, and it's an eyesore. Our poor neighbors.



And here's the house while Hunny and friends are at work. I love seeing men work outdoors. It just does something for me, ya know? Oh, and the above picture was before all the caulk spots were applied, making it look like it had a disease.



Another outdoor shot:



Wait! Here's another:


Oh, and it was overcast and not too warm - perfect for painting! The men worked really hard all morning. I went to sleep (had to work that night). When I woke up, my Hunny covered my eyes and led me down to the street before he'd let me turn to look at the house. Here's what I saw when I turned around:



Doesn't it bring tears to your eyes? The sun had come out at some point and is behind the house in the photo, making it tougher to see how gorgeous it is. Here's another shot:


I love it.

Once the men were done, they couldn't just leave. Early that morning their wives came by with breakfast for everyone. While I was asleep, one of the wives came with beer. So when all was done, they popped open a few bottle and broke out horseshoes! And they taught my boys to play. Check it out - here's Oatmeal Head making a toss:




And now Little Guy:



It's my understanding that they'd gotten pretty good at it by evening's end. I wish I could have stuck around to watch and try my hand at it, but work waited. Dang it.

Thank y'all for sticking in there with me through this house project. I haven't even worked on it, but I know I've tortured you all with it. A HUGE thanks goes out to Dave and John for being good sports and painting our house. We couldn't ask for better friends. Thanks, too, to their lovely wives, Kathie and Diana, for bringing food and beer (I'll bet there's no beer left when I get home)!

Until I write again ...

Flea

21 comments:

Marguerite said...

Yay!!

Karen said...

The house looks beautiful!!! I love the colors. I have a home improvement project myself. One I may be too embarrassed to post. We'll see....

Lori said...

It looks sooooooo nice! What a sweet Hunny you have!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

It looks so gorgeous! The colour is just perfect with the brick, wow.
Hope your night was okay, talk to you soon.
Kristen

dlyn said...

I love it Flea - it is
beee - uuuuu - tiful!

zobabe said...

YAY!! It's gorgeous! Um, oh..morphin' said that. *checking the thesaurus* it's extremely aesthetically pleasing!! Heh.

I'm so happy for you! A fresh coat of paint'll do a body good. A house good..wait..oh, you know. :D

noble pig said...

Hey I love that color, it looks great and PAINT really changes everything doesn't it?

Asthmagirl said...

I think the house looks fantastic, Flea! Good job Hunny! And good job to the wives providing food and beverages which I know you would have done if it wasn't for work!

k said...

Wow - fantastic. I know you're glad it's done. Kudos to all.

Tammy said...

It looks gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

I love the color! They done good.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

It looks great. I love the big bay window. The color is so warm and inviting.

Adriane said...

The color is great! It makes the whole house look fresh and updated.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about my Jedi son! I will be back to visit here too.

Tanya Brown said...

This looks great! Way to go, Mr. Hunny!

Snooty Primadona said...

I love it and it looks fabulous! Way To Go to the hubby for delegating with promises of beer and horseshoes, lol. Seems like you have a pretty savvy hubby, not to mention energetic.

Mr. Snooty has decided to take the alternative approach to getting our house ready to sell (maybe in 2010). He's decided to take the do-nothing approach and apparently he's sticking to it. *SIGH* Some men just never learn some things... no matter how brilliant they are in business.

Jan Parrish said...

What an improvement. Love it! :)

Mental P Mama said...

LOVE IT! I know I'm screaming, but I LOVE IT!

imbeingheldhostage said...

It's gorgeous Flea! You must be so happy!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

YAY! It looks wonderful. I wasn't sure from that initial blip how it would look all sage. You done good. It's gorgeous.

Karen Deborah said...

Flea the house looks lovely! The party in the back yard looks like a lot fun too. Like your new photo! Did you get a new do?

OHmommy said...

Wow.... looks like a new house. Very nice paint job. ;)