|Window hood view from the backyard|
Jason and Mr Rooney, our music-loving builder, worked like Trojans this weekend to get one side of the Sow's Ear ready for the window hoods. They had made two window hoods back in late January but could not install them until we hired some mobile scaffold; our borrowed painter's trestles were not nearly high enough.
|Mobile scaffold is definitely a two-person job to pick up, assemble and disassemble.|
|Jason painting the side gable above our bedroom. The newly installed window hood is visible from the front of the house.|
|A zoomed-in view of the side gable from the street. It is in the new white and brown colour scheme we have chosen for the house.|
The entire weekend was set aside to hire the scaffold which meant two jobs could be accomplished at the same time - painting the hard-to-reach areas of the Sow's Ear and then install the window hoods. Fortunately, the weather was perfect and they could get so much done.
|Mr Rooney and Jason installing the 2nd window hood. This photo was taken from our back deck. The workers were listening to old fogey tunes on Mr Rooney's iPhone. It was good.|
|This shot is taken from the front yard. Jason and Mr Rooney are painting and gapping the wall in preparation for the window hood.|
|Son #1 helped paint the side wall. He's just goofing off in this shot, but he was shown how to always have three points of contact when scaling ladders and scaffold. Such a great learning experience for him.|
Painting the front facade will be left until very last. We will have to hire scaffold again for that, but in the meantime we still have plenty to do. Plenty to do!
All in all, it was a very successful weekend!