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Thursday, April 17, 2008


We're having our house painted, and high time too. We should have had it done two years ago, and we didn't get to it, and last year we got into the painter's queue but didn't quite make it to the top. So behold a house that really, really needs painting, being depainted before being painted. Some of my neighbors did inquire, after the depainting had begun, what we were about, and were relieved to hear that we didn't plan to leave the house in that state for long.


  • That's a great way to usher in spring!

    By Blogger Carol, at 10:31 PM  

  • Be glad you have a house that needs paint... ours has aluminum siding, put on who knows when, maybe in the late 50's. I am frightened of what is under it. Certainly lead paint, but is there also rot?????

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 7:02 AM  

  • Aren't neighbors grand?

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 7:05 AM  

  • luckily my neighbors know joe and are therefore not surprised that our house has been covered in tyvek since last summer.

    the neighbor in back who shares the fence with us used to give joe a hard time aobut the condition of the fence (it's half falling down) until joe suggested that the guy pay for half. we haven't heard a peep since.

    By Blogger maryse, at 7:14 AM  

  • Same color? New paint will be heavenly!

    By Blogger Margene, at 7:36 AM  

  • Hooray for you! If you want something done right, get a professional to do it!

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:22 AM  

  • It might have changed a bit, but for a while, doing any kind of work on your house meant neighbors would ask if you were going to sell it. We had our house painted and had to explain to everyone that no, we weren't selling, we just wanted our house to stay standing. You know, home maintenance.

    By Blogger Kim, at 2:19 PM  

  • My hubby used to be a professional painter, so I am intimately familiar with the "depainting" process. As is the inside of our washing-machine. *shudder* ;~) Many's the client he's had to talk back "off the ledge" during the "depainting" process. Not everyone shares your foresight!


    ~ hb33 ~

    By Blogger honeybee33, at 10:42 AM  

  • Things always look their worst right before they get better. This is something I know well from personal experience.

    Is your house an older one? It looks like it might be. I love an old house.

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 12:12 PM  

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