Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #448 - Staining the Deck with Dad (again)
Hi Mom, Dad and I had to stain the deck again. We did this Saturday 1609.24. We power washed Friday 1609.23 in a little rain.
We considered the previous iteration to be "primer" ad the grey resulted from a catastrophic miscommunication with my wife.
Here's the link to the previous work: Hey Mom #357 Work Days with Dad.
It's a special blessing, a gift, to be able to get with my Dad and do this work together just as we used to do when we lived together, starting when I was a young boy. We should commemorate one work day by seeing a film after as we did the day Dad took me to see Jaws after working all day, a film I did not think I would be allowed to see due its graphic violence. That was 1975, and I was very sensitive and impressionable 13 years old.
And so we're work, and I treasure this time with Dad.
And now the boring photos.
First, power washing.
Then picking out a color and making sure Liesel approves.
And then we start to apply stain with edging and railings.
And then we begin to roll on the stain.
And then I forget to take a picture midway through rolling, so we're done!
There's some spots I missed but you can't see the big one on the post.
Also, there's a little grey peeking through on board edges. It may stay that way unless it drives me mad.
Thanks, Dad, the Big Guy.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 450 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1609.27 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.