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December 20, 2009

My white whale is kind of orange

Filed under: the renovated life — lexifab @ 11:36 pm

I spent most of the weekend up a ladder with Jimbo to get it done, but the patio now has its roof back, for the first time in over a year. Shiny-nail-new Laserlite sheeting, freshly painted beams and about seven dozen ultra-expensive rubber-topped screws, and roughly ten hours in the baking hot sun were all it took to finish the job.

Well, not finish it, exactly – there’s still the house to paint, not to mention the walls, the garage beams, the banisters, the cement and maybe the gate, and a garden to plant and a climbing frame to screw in place, and maybe some lights to have installed – but…the hard bit’s done. At least most of the rest of the job we can do under the shade!

I am knackered. It’s late. I’m dehydrated and probably sunburned. Damn, but it’s a good feeling.

1 Comment »

  1. Ah yes – the feeling of achievement when you get a physical job finished. It you much less time than my most recent one did. I cleaned up the back room (ignoring that foot thick pile of papers I must still go through)last week and it took me 5 days. To be fair, I include doing every job that was in the room – like checking whether I can update the office program on my computer – in the cleaning up job.

    If you did that you’d not have any sense of achievement till the house was also painted etc., but being dehydrated and sunburned is critical hit on the achievement scale.

    Comment by Jenny — December 21, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

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