Back in December my handy husband and our neighbor re-planked our deck after checking the supporting structures for soundness, and we began the drying out period which would let the pressure-treated wood "air out" and evaporate any excess moisture or chemicals (I'm speculating here) prior to painting. Here's a shot or two.
|First half of one side|
|Deck planking completed|
So I was looking back through my annual re-cap posts on the svdreamtime.com site in an effort to see when last we painted the deck railings. It turns out it was in 2013, but during the search I became amazed at how busy we were back then, how many friends we'd meet up with and how many places we travelled to. We were younger, obviously, but had tons going on, especially once we were half-timing it between the boat and the house.
In comparison, 2020 and this year (so far) have been so static for us, I'm afraid I've lost a step or two (physically and mentally) and will never be able to regain any "normal" oomph. Yes, I get that we are getting older but I think I've developed a real LAZY streak. Anyway, after painting the deck I will have to tackle the railings too. We used Behr Marque paint and it really holds up, so hopefully we'll get another 8 yrs out of it!
I'll show a pic of my last puzzle, then close with a few flowers around the neighborhood and some pics from back in the days of our Caribbean travels.
|Really made my crave some donuts!|
|Amaryllis in a pot|
|Bottlebrush really popping out|
|Not sure what these are but they are in the ground,|
Get 1-2' tall and bloom all spring/summer it seems.
|Capesterre, a really pretty little town, especially|
from this shot on the hill looking down and out to sea.
|Sugarcane and working windmills for grinding the cane.|
|Wild to see ox-drawn carts used for sugarcane transport.|
Hope you enjoyed the visit, see you next time.