The last few weekends have kept us busy with Sunday Parkways (biking all over NW Portland when the City closes down the roads and has entertainment in the local park), a trip to the coast and camping.
|enjoying the beach, Gearhart, OR|
|Ben discovering the art of hiding in empty cabinets in the rental beach house|
|getting ready for "boating" while camping at Frog Lake|
|hiking around Frog Lake|
|Mt. Hood in the background|
|Frog Lake camping summer 2010|
So day one, get butt in gear. Rev your engines. I decided that I would take on the front porch. The first place that people see when they come to our home. Our dirty front porch, our dirty front porch that has chipped paint all over the place. Our front porch that needs a good scrub-a-dub-dub, a little sanding action and some good old primer and paint. Well, can't say I got it all done today. BUT I did get the sanding and scrub-a-dub-dub part done tonight.
I sanded the peeling parts of the porch with 120 grit paper and scrubbed it done by first sweeping, then spraying with a hose, then scrubbing with an old soft brush and then spraying off one more time. Now it's drying for tonight. Forgot to mention that I first removed all the furniture and do-dads that had piled up.
|exhibit one, one part of peeling paint on front porch, this is a yearly fix-it project-happens with an old lady porch-she is almost 100 years old|
|a where's waldo of sorts, can you find the cleaning brush?|
|a clean, wet, clutter free porch|
Also started cooking up the multitudes of produce tonight coming from our little garden. Hope to have some pictures soon. Used home grown zuchs and basil to make zucchini patties (recipe from www.allrecipes.com) and then some more zuchs to make some oh so delicious chocolate chip zucchini bread with orange zest-also from all recipes.