|The deck (unstained)|
I have of course seen very little of the Tour de France – and saw none of the golf. Household duties intruded on my plans and since Saturday we have been painting the deck.
This has gone almost according to plan – in that the deck and most of the surroundings are now dark oak. The paint sprayer is a fabulous piece of equipment and the bits that I could use it on were finished in very quick time.
I had one unfortunate incident with some knockabout rose bushes that were innocent bystanders – but I think they will survive.
But of course most of the deck is lattice and other tricky bits which involves fiddling around with small brushes.
Today I have been painting the ceiling of the pergola. This is a particularly difficult job because I have to stand on scaffolding and reach up. As anyone who has painted ceilings will know – this enables the paint to run down the brush and down your arm.
And is it is actually an oil stain it has to be slathered on so I finished the day pretty much the color of dark oak.
However – I did not fall off the scaffolding – so all in all it was a good day.