Sunday, October 18, 2009

Staining Day!

After the snow that we were "blessed" with earlier in the week, we were beginning to wonder if we'd ever be able to finish the huge task of staining our house before winter officially hit. Fortunately the weather warmed up for the weekend and we were able to bribe our friends with food in exchange for their manual labor! We're not finished yet, and there are still a couple places that are just out of our reach. However, we got a LOT accomplished today thanks to Scott, Kerri, Jimmy, Bryan, Ryan, and Jen. We just may be able to finish this job after all!


angie leverence said...

Wow what a job? Is this an annual thing or will it be good for a while now?

Melissa said...

Well.... Because it's really past due we may have to do another coat come spring. However, that "should" keep us for 3-5 years, I think. Unfortunately the wood was so dry and thirsty that it's absorbing the stain and needing more. We've been at it since the end of August. God bless our friends for helping us with this project, saving us probably $5000 by not having to hire someone to do it for us!