Saturday, July 31, 2010

Painting a very long, very dirty fence.

Yesterday Linda ( lovely helpexer) and I cleaned and painted the fence between our drive and our gorgeous neighbours drive. It's long! And it was covered in dirt and black stuff  and mould and all sorts. It took us four hours just to clean it ~ with 4 hoses joined together. It was a bit of a mammoth task, much more huge that either of us had anticipated. We were so tired after just the cleaning! But we kept at it and after 8 hours of solid work it was done. Frank ( lovely neighbour) helped too for a while and Juen ( lovely neighbour) brought us tea and cakes when she got home from work. It was almost fun! Also as a 'thank you' Juen has invited us all round for dinner on Sunday, isn't that lovely!
By evening my back had totally seized up and I could hardly move! ( plus side - it was my night to cook dinner but Lloyd did it, even though he had been at work all day, it was totally manic and he'd driven an hour home - my husband is a star) 
I thought that when I woke up this morning it would be much worse, but it's all good!
And the fence looks spectacular. Job well done, I think.

This is a really good part of the before- it is so clean compared to some of what we had to scrub off - think BLACK!

Finished!
It's a bit longer than it appears in this photo as it curves round more at the top. (Isn't our mailbox nice ~  that's Lloyd and me on the front walking Bob, Billy the Tractor and Boris on the side)

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful job! looks great! Love your new pics at the top! Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  2. It looks great. What a difference!!

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  3. that looks like a lot of work! job well done.

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  4. That's a lot of work!! Well Done! and cute mailbox! :)

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  5. A job that was worth doing, the results are spectacular.

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  6. Like your new look blog, very nice, and what a lovely photo of you. Good job painting too - I am very impressed.

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  7. Alan and Penny11:36 pm

    Laura, that's amazing!!! What a fantastic job you both did; Alan and I will be very, very careful not to spoil your hard work when we climb over/through the fence at the end of this year!!!

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  8. Talk about hard work! Looks amazing though--well done and so pretty now. The mailbox is great---so representative of you two and your place there. :)

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  9. Thats quite some fence - well done! I love your mailbox, very cool!

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  10. Great job! Worth all the effort to look back on hard work afterwards isn't it!!

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  11. Your fence looks truly lovely and your mailbox is just divine Laura!

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  12. Your fence looks truly lovely and your mailbox is just divine Laura!

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  13. Your hard work has definitely paid off, the fence looks great!

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  14. thank you everyone! I am so pleased to have got it done, it's been a bit of an eyesore for a good long time!

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  15. woah looks fab and that really is a long fence... ha ha ha never knew that was dear old boris on the letterbox another piece of your handiwork??

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  16. Beautiful Fence!!!!! I bought a pressure cleaner and cleaned all my fence in no time.....LOOOOOVE it! My new favorite toy! : )

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