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Working weekend

September 29, 2009

Finally, after nearly all of the first 25 days of September were rained on, the sky cleared for a whole weekend (and counting!) of sunshine.
It was golden and cool and breezy, and the trees were dropping brown acorns and crunchy leaves.


The perfect weather, in other words, for caulking.

If you have to spend all weekend caulking.

(We did.)

Once upon a time, caulk did not so heavily populate my vocabulary, calendar, conversations, cuticles and sleeves. Because the husband and I decided to buy and live in a bit of a fixer-upper while planning its eventual transformation and making in-the-meantime repairs, I’d met caulk the noun. Now that we’re up to our necks transformation, I am intimately familiar with caulk the verb., which we recently addedto our DIY list of ways to spend time and save money. Every seam, every sill, every corner and nail hole must be caulked.

We’d estimated that between the two of us and Jack’s nap time, we could get it done by 2015. But then my father-, mother- and brother-in-law gave their weekend to our cause.

True to the new season, we ran out of sun before we ran out of steam. We haven’t yet switched our clocks back to what I refer unkindly to as substandard time, but on Sunday afternoon D’s dad was counting down the daylight hours and racing to finish before they ran out.

We almost did!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2009 3:40 pm

    Beautiful picture! Ugh. We have lots of things to do around the house too. Our house was nice- the best (by far) in our price range…but it’s old. And it needs help. lol! Sigh.

  2. October 1, 2009 7:20 pm

    First, I love the new header. I am glad you kept the picture if the baby shoe..I love that.
    Second, I am so not looking forward to Standard time either.
    Third, sounds like you guys are pro’s at caulking and the floor around the tub in the boys bathroom needs a little, are you for hire? (LOL)

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