Comedy relief- Painting the fence.

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This is something that will put a smile on everyone’s faces. Decided I wanted to paint our brown wooden fence an off white to match the trim on the house, and make it look nice and pretty. Tried some of the paint behind our shed in the back yard last fall and it looked pretty good

When the fence was originally sprayed, it was a very breezy day, but my husband, son and son-in-law sprayed the fence holding a large sheet or painting drop cloth in front of them. it was a very interesting day, but the fence has looked good for many years now and I was ready for a change.

No spraying, No spraying. We were going to paint using small brushes and rollers to give it a really good extra thick first coat. That is how I wanted to do it and of course, everyone else said spray, spray, spray. Grandchildren helping when they could. Of course that hasn’t worked out too well, between their busy lives, jobs, out of town trip, memorial service and just life in general. Our daughter came from St. Louis to go to a LaCrosse tournament and she helped for a couple of hours yesterday and said, spray, spray. Still doing it my way.

Ok I thought I will just keep working on the fence myself, only a couple of hours a day. It has been very hot , so covered up with long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, socks and sneakers. Also hat on my head and sun block, as I sun burn very easily. Started itching very badly, and had big lumps on my legs and bruises because I scratched so much. Ended up on a steroid and an antibiotic. The doctor said did you use some bug spray? Duh, no!! Bites are getting much better, thank you.

Compromise- next summer when the fence needs touching up it will be sprayed! Job will be done much faster. Thought of Tom Sawyer, I believe having to white wash Aunt Polly’s fence, in the story by Mark Twain.

Hope I made some of you smile. It has made me think about how to work on my blog, more efficiently and look at my niche very seriously, and tackle some things, I have been hesitant to do. Improvements being made, but it takes time to teach some of us older ones. Come and share in enjoying what I have to offer. Be careful and be safe. Learn something new, it is never too late.

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