We've been working like Crazy here at the Casablanca to get ready for "As Time Goes By" in about 3 weeks! (can you believe its coming up that quick!) Last night my friend Dutch and I drove out to the lake so we could get an early start today.
Then it was time to get to work! Here's a before picture, you'll have to forgive me because I didn't get an after picture before the sun went down.
Dutch and I had 3 major projects for today that iv'e been meaning to do a one hundred different times, 1) Get the 1st coat of paint on the house. 2) Screen the two windows in the bedroom. 3) Take the old TV antenna down off the house. We started around 8:30 on the painting, we scrapped and slapped on the paint down one half of the house, at lunch I screened the 'rear windows' which makes keeping the bugs out a thousand times better and by 4 we were scraping and painting again! However its starting to show, just with the first good coat of paint the house already looks like a million bucks!
The last project of the evening was taking down the TV antenna. Its been up there since before I moved in and had NEVER worked, so I made the executive decision that it was time for the eyesore to come down. NOw a few of you might say "well maybe you could fix it, or get a new antenna" and I'd have to decline. Call me Crazy but I can watch TV 5 days a week at home in town, when at the lake its all about outdoors and nostalgia! having a dvd player hooked up to the TV watching a movie or "I Love Lucy" is one thing but regular programing I can do without!
(Dutch preparing to take the antenna down)
Just 3 little projects made a WORLD of difference to the place! You wouldn't think a 50 ft pole in the air would really take away from anything, but now that its gone ITS LIKE THE SKY HAS OPENED UP! It's looking good and we'll be ready to welcome all our guest come the 19th! Well iv got to go to bed because that 2nd coat of paint isn't going to put itself on the house!