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!
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)