Backwards Progress

Garden Walls

What you see here are the walls in my back yard. They are different colours for a very bad reason. The man we hired to oil the deck actually stained it in that awful dark brown colour. It’s faded since he did that – it was a few months ago – so it was even worse when it was first done.

The rear wall is the original wood, which the boy has spent WEEKS stripping.  It’s bloody hard work and he only does a few boards at a time.  Those walls are about seven feet high, by the way.

People have asked me why we don’t get the original man back in to strip the deck, but I don’t want him anywhere near my house ever again.

This could take a while.

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3 responses to “Backwards Progress

  1. The Army of Four May 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The stripped boards look GREAT! That’s incredibly hard work. He deserves cookies.

  2. Barb at WillThink4Wine May 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Well, it is only a small view but from what you’ve shown us I don’t think the dark looks all that bad. Naturally, you’ve got to please yourself. Of course the lighter wood will make it so much easier to see the Huffle.

  3. Kari May 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    We understand not wanting the workman to return. It is like when someone gives you a bad haircut and then wants to “fix” it.

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