August 31, 2008
Remodeling in the Pacific Northwest
Today was a northwest kind of day: sunny for an hour, torrential downpour for 20 minutes, sunny for another hour, followed by hail for 15 minutes. And so on throughout the day. For the next month Mike and I are on crunch time for the siding, so it was particularly irritating to have to run all the tools inside out of the rain every hour. Despite that, we did make some progress. Siding continues to go up on the front of the house, and today I removed paint from the siding that we plan on keeping. We broke out the "Paint Shaver Pro" by American International Tool... what a timesaver! That thing is amazing. You can see our progress in today's photos. During the rainy period I also attempted to make zucchini bread with the surplus from our garden. In short, it was a failure. I got the recipe off the internet and I cannot recommend it - does anyone have a zucchini bread recipe to share?