May 31, 2009
May 27, 2009
Georgia people love their decks/porches. Almost every home has one, and almost without exception you'll see a couple of rocking chairs or a porch swing drifting in the wind when you drive by. You know the scene, Ms. Scarlett O'hara sittin on one of um, swattin flys and drinkin mint julips...... Spit and Glue is no exception. Matter of fact, we have SIX decks.The down side? Someone (us) has to keep them clean. Most of the time it's a matter of a broom and a hose. But a couple of times a year, they have to be power washed. This is a huge job, so we take them on one deck per weekend for 6 weeks straight!
To date, we're 2 decks down, with 4 to go.
May 26, 2009
Our issues have to do with keeping up with the basics while bringing the place up to par with the rest of the homes on the market in rural Georgia.
Aside from every day maintenance, we have a boat-load of little things that never got finished, such as unpainted door frames and baseboards and............... ohhhh don't make me spell them all out. Just look at a few of the photos to get an idea.
May 24, 2009
The difference here is that we're talking about 2 hairy acres that need mowing at least twice a month in spring & summer. We don't put on a cute gardening hat with matching gardening gloves and clogs to push a shiney-red mower up and down the yard until it's perfect.
No, we pretty much gear up with machine washable head covering, goggles, long sleeved shirt/pants, and nasty canvus shoes so as not to lose a toe or an eye to flying debris. It's all about getting the job done without the company of fleas, ticks, and mosquitos.
We ride an old, noisey rickety lawn tractor, nursing it along as it spits, groans, hickups, and sometimes stops all together, leaving us in the learch, and at the mercy of a handiman who knows a little about mechanics. We then convince him to fix it, but at the least possible expense. If he can do it with Spit & Glue, even better!