Butterfly at the Hummingbird Feeder & Prodeck

Butterfly at the hummingbird feeder.  Taken through kitchen window glass.

Butterfly at the hummingbird feeder. Taken through kitchen window glass.

It was a pleasant surprise to see a butterfly at the hummingbird feeder this afternoon.  I’m surprised the feisty hummers didn’t run it off.

We signed a contract on the new roof Saturday and put a 25% deposit down on it.  They say it will be installed in 3-4 weeks.  The recent hailstorm in Douglasville apparently damaged a lot of roofs there, so there are first in line.

The contractor who sold us the roof also gave me a real gift.

I have painted the decks with latex deck paint, and when that bubbled up, stripped it off, then repainted with oil based paint.  When that came up I switched to Behr deck waterproofing.  That wears off so quickly.  I would have to do it twice a year to keep up with it, and I haven’t done that.

So the deck is starting to split and crack.  I mentioned to the contractor that I thought I would have to take the boards up, turn them upside down, and really wished I could find a permanent deck solution.

He said there was no reason to turn the boards upside down, and that our deck cracks weren’t that bad.  He said to use Prodeck.  He said it rolls on, but will last forever.  He said the first coat will look horrible, the second coat will start looking a little better, but the third coat will look great with all the gaps filled in.  And it should never need re-doing.

Now I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I’ve tried everything else, so I plan to try that.

Ron is pressure washing the vinyl siding today.  After he’s done, I’ll scrub the back deck and get it ready to treat.  IF the rain stops.  More is predicted.

I’ll have to sand the rest of the colored Behr off the front deck because it has lasted better there and still has patchy color on it.

I don’t dare pressure wash it off because Ron did that a little too vigorously once and left gouges in the wood.

Once I get the outdoor projects done, I’ll work on the kitchen and bathrooms over the winter.

Our next camping trip will be to Texas in October to camp with my sister and brother-in-law there.  Unless we get too antsy and have to head for a nearby campground for a few days before then.  🙂

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