Sorry about that.
After I painted my foyer, I had my sister and her clan here for the week of Thanksgiving, and that also included a guest dog, my oldest son home from college, and some drop-in visits by cousins.
It was busy, crowded, and noisy, there were lots of shoes piled near the front door, and great big pans of food on the kitchen stove. My coffee pot was in use non-stop and truth be told, my wine corkscrew was too. Meaning the whole thing was pretty dang near perfect as holidays go.
But with all my October travel and November company, I didn't really wrap up the exterior painting season on the blog.
And that's because with all my October travel and November company, I didn't really wrap up the exterior painting season in real life, either.
I left the south side looking almost exactly like it did in the spring:
But partly because I decided I wanted to concentrate on areas of the house I saw when I looked out the windows, like the patio area:
And the front of the garage:
The summer, between work, kids' schedules, and rain, didn't allow for much else. In a fit of frustration I slapped some paint on the screen porch:
And I spent much of the rest of the time reglazing windows, a job that while necessary, wasn't a big show-boat noticeable improvement.
Progress, as I've said before, is progress. And writing this blog post is as much an exercise in realizing that as sharing with readers. During the summer I was too frustrated with the pace and weather delays to feel like ANYTHING was happening. Now I feel pretty good about it, and when April comes I'll be ready to start in again.
For now though, I'm happy to just contemplate the idea from the comfort of my sofa.