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We got a lot done on son’s house this week. Chris took down plywood off east end gable and put up T1-11 siding. He had to take down the soffit boards. I set up a long extension ladder on 2 lawn chairs for my painting table. I painted the soffit boards. Chris cut the plywood he took down and cut into soffit boards for the west gable end, there weren’t any there. I painted them too.

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Chris worked on the west end of house before I moved in, putting up the T 1-11 siding. I painted and he put up trim boards. Soffit looks good under Eve of house too!

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I had Chris extend the AC drip pipe out further and put a 90 angle on it. Condensation was hitting the wall.

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This is east gable, all pretty now!

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Monday we start tearing down added on back room, robbing the plywood to make soffit for front of house, the rafters are open. Today I painted the soffit vents. If there isn’t enough plywood, I just happen to have 2 sheets of 1/4” in a shipping container in my lumber pile. LOL

Trip and Carson have a bigger pen now. I built them a make shift shelter with 2 panels from my round pen, a tarp, a plywood side to block sun and lots of zip ties. LOL

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I needed more of the cream colored paint, thought maybe 2 quarts. Gheesh! That was $20 per quart or $42 for a gallon! I got the gallon.

Went to the farmers market in Lufkin, it was more market than farmers. I bought some yellow squash, green tomatoes, onions and a brownie. Lunch. Gonna have fried squash and fried green tomatoes for supper. Went to grocery store. Nearly $80 for not a whole lot.

The farmers market had animal vendors. Lots of poultry, mostly chickens, then ducks and even turkeys and quail. Quite a few rabbits, some puppies and 3 Hereford hogs, weaned babies. They were so cute!

It’s hot outside now. In recliner, under the AC.
 

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Better to paint them before installations. To do high areas you need a paint sprayer. We have one that we bought to spray paint the acoustical ceilings in our old apartment building. Glad we have it now since the new house in TX has those acoustical ceilings. I plan to scrape the living room ceiling since it is open to the kitchen but will leave the bedroom ceilings alone unless we decide to do some remodeling. The problem with paint sprayers is that you have to add some sort of thinning liquid to the paint. Also the clean up is messy and you have to wear a Balaclava type head and face covering since there is so much back spray. I prefer rollers. One good thing about spraying the acoustic type ceilings is that if you don't smoke the paint job stays good for a couple of paint jobs on the rooms.

Looking good. Can't wait to see how the back looks once the old room comes down.
 

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I painted soffit boards for the front of the house. I had 2 sheets of plywood in the shipping container and 2 pieces we scrapped from last week and Chris took down some plywood from that back addition that we are going to tear down. While he measured and cut them, I broomed, scraped and painted the back soffit.

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Then I painted the boards for the front soffit

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I’m tired! I made chicken and sausage gumbo yesterday. Supper!
 
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