The Cumberland Post

The Cumberland Post
My Backyard, Six Miles from the Cumberland River

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Slight Break in the Hot Weather Means Work

A slight break in the hot weather yesterday meant that we finally got a chance to stain our deck. The temperature stayed in the eighties throughout the day reaching a peak of about 89. And there was a bit of a breeze. So we got busy.

Joyce handled the roller and I worked ahead of her using a special paint tool for the cracks. Yeah. That's right. I'm a crack specialist. (You may insert your own jokes here.)

We finished 3/4ths of the work yesterday and hope to finish the rest today in the late afternoon or evening even though it's already up to 93 at 2:22 pm. I think we'll probably wait until around 6 pm to do the rest. There's an ozone alert too for today and a warning to avoid excessive exertion.

Here's a couple of pics to show you that these two 70 year olds can still hack it. The first pic shows the big back deck which faces north and is actually the entrance to our home.

The second pic below shows how far we had come by 5 pm yesterday. This is the western side of our house. By dark, about 8:30, we had come all the way around to the end of the front deck which faces south, so all we lack for this evening is the last 1/4th on the eastern side.


  1. You've got a beautiful place there, Dan. It looks like ya live in a park!

    Nice work. And lots of it, too! ;-)

  2. looks good with the two new entry posts.

  3. What those guys said. Great place to enjoy life, huh?