Another weekend come and gone. We managed to do some nonrehab stuff this weekend, too, which is a good thing.
Saturday started with rehab, of course. Here is another look at all the scapholding set up to repair the roof.
They are working on the valley up there and will be reslating the roof over the porch. So glad I don’t have to be up there. You know those things that you would never think of doing yourself? That would be roofing for me. I do have my limits 😀
See that pipe on the roof waaaay up there in the middle of this picture?
That’s where they were last week. Scary stuff. The back porch is also getting redone (which is why those wires are hanging there).
I was inside working on the counters while John made what seems like the millionth trip to the hardware store. Sanding and sanding and sanding:
I have my game face on (kinda scary, actually):
I actually got interrupted while I was sanding by someone at the door. I thought maybe my sanding was too loud, but it turns out to be a former owner of the house. The owner previous to the one that got foreclosed on. He saw the sale notice in the paper and came to see his old house. I took him on a tour and he was telling me what he had done to the property and all the things that were missing that the foreclosed owner took out of the house, like the California Closet systems and the French doors. This gentleman was waxing very nostalgic about the house and said he would have bought it back if he had known it was on the market. After I went back inside, he was leaning against his car and talking on his phone while looking at the house. I have to say that it would not surprise me one bit if he approached us to buy the property – but he can’t have it! LOL!
We spent some relaxing time in the afternoon with some coffee and a jazz duo:
This was the weekend of the Adirondack balloon festival. We decided to stop by on Saturday evening, although it was breezy and we didn’t think any balloons would go up. They didn’t fly, but some inflated a little bit:
This is how hard they were pulling to control the balloons in the breeze.
Darth Vader was there, though!
Darth had his own balloon, but it didn’t fly Saturday. At least it was nice to get outside and walk around and away from the rehab.
We were able to do our usual 20 mile ride for breakfast on Sunday. Doing that ride makes it feel like life isn’t quite so crazy, you know? I do love my routines. Except I forgot my phone, so no pictures. Not to mention I missed that my mother texted that she wanted to meet us for breakfast. Oops.
Back to counters. Crack filling and sanding:
Kim asked what we will be sealing the counters with and it is this product:
After a lot of research, I chose this product for a few reasons.
A. It is food safe once it cures.
B. It is water resistant (not waterproof) and won’t turn white if it gets wet.
C. Since this is a wood countertop, chances are it will get dings and scratches. With Waterlox, you can sand just the damaged part and add more Waterlox. Using poly and you would have to sand the whole counter and reapply.
I’ll have to let you all know how that works out 😀
And an historic moment at Radiance Manor:
The moving of 2 plants! This is the 100-pound rose bush and my razzmatazz coneflower. They are just in the ground. Probably not their permanent homes, but I had to get them over and transplanted so they have a chance to get some roots established.
This week we will be sealing the counters and putting in flooring. Getting close, people!