I hope you're having a great long weekend! Steve painted our trim, I helped him yesterday and it was so hot! I didn't want to work in that heat but I didn't want to be a baby so I did what he asked me to do. I didn't die, but I was so glad when I had finished doing the door trim, the shutters and the garage trim and we have a three car garage so it was a lot of work.
We found a trim for the house that was almost the same as what we had but it's a bit lighter, but nothing noticeable to our neighbors just us since we could see the difference while we painted. Steve really had the hard part because the trim on the top of the house is beveled and stucco and wood that was hard to paint. Painting the trim is harder then painting the house. Painting the house would just be sprayed on.
Here are some photos of our house with the new trim. Looks so fresh and pretty, it's not sweat equity anymore, but sweat labor since not many in CA are getting equity out of their homes unless they have lived their house a long time and even then, they are not getting what they would have gotten a few years ago. Such is life!
My shutters turned out so pretty
I always think it's interesting to see the different styles of houses from around the country. Ours is a ranch style home. It does not look like a ranch style home to me, but that is what they called it.
See the bevels up near the tile roof that was a bear to paint. Both Steve and I have sore necks and shoulders and we both have bad neck and shoulders anyway, both from work accidents. How weird is that! Steve has a bad disk. Mine is just constant pain, Myofascial Pain Syndrome (Muscle Pain) and Fibromyalgia.
That's why I choose to stay home and not work, otherwise I would be working right now. I try to do my crafts as a way to keep busy and be productive. A few years back I tried to go back to work creating my own business as a Notary Public and Loan Signer, I made pretty good money, but it was to stressful for me to travel everywhere and never knowing when you were going to work and not work. Most of my jobs were at night and we live in rural area so it's scary to drive out to these country homes at night on country roads that you have never driven on before and travel to towns you have only passed through by yourself. It was just to much. My mom and daughter worried about me so much and I think Steve did worry also, but he wanted me to do my thing so he was silent about any fears he might have had.
I also had a part time job working for the attorney doing Paralegal work, he did my divorce to my first husband and he's been a friend of mine every since. My divorce was the first divorce he had ever done and it was also the last.
A few weeks ago while Steve was on a fishing trip, I went to meet up with my friend Terry I met her in High School the 9th grade, it's going to be her birthday, so I made her a pair of earrings, they have little Swarovski Crystal Butterflies at the top, so cute! hopefully she does not come to my blog and see them.
I'm going to meet up with another friend of mine that was my best friend from 7th grade until the our sophomore year in high school her name is Annette. I'm so excited to see her it's been over 12 years! we are meeting up next week. Her birthday is also in September.
Have a nice Labor Day!