Liam - 7 years old - Happy Birthday!
We went to Rowe woods this afternoon. I saw flickers(YELLOW shafted), nuthatches, cardinals, titmice, chickadees, robins, downys, goldfinches, bluejays and one unidentified species due to lack of binocular. They remodeled the nature center and it is now totally awesome dude! Take a Starbucks and check it out sometime. We have had an unidentified knocking on our house a couple of times in the last few days and learned it was a Downy Woodpecker. Also, some bats have moved in between the trim and old siding that hasn't been removed yet. While I was gone this summer starlings nested in the porch roof where a piece of wood I am repairing had been removed. There is also a coyote living in the basement now; not really. I guess if you don't renovate fast enough nature takes over for you. I totally restored my first window today. The old glaze was dried and falling off and 2 panes of glass were cracked so I removed the glass, scraped the old paint with a heat gun and knife and then sanded it to bare wood. I primed the outside and the next day installed new glass and glaze. I had never glazed a window before but am getting the hang of it and I am so proud of the result that I decided to tell you all about it.
The outside facing the elements before restoration....obviously. Click on it to enlarge. I guess you can't enlarge the window pics. I don't know why. Hopefully you get the idea.
Restored, new glaze, primed and ready to paint.
The interior side with layers of old lead paint and sickly sweet burning old stain underneath destroying my lungs.
New glaze on exterior.
The interior stripped, sanded and ready for a new stain.
Only about 17 more to go. e2