Sunday, September 26, 2010

Did You Know

That buying the posts for your new railings at the end of the summer means you save $4.00 per post? I didn't but I do now. Cool, huh?

I burned for Kearns three times last week, but the knee has been hurting a lot. I don't like being in pain, so I guess I will call the doctor Monday. I figure if it gets better in the two weeks it will take me to get an appointment then I am okay. But if not, I am not going through the winter eating 600mg of Advil a day for pain.

Monday, September 20, 2010

But Coach...

I was thinking of sending this photo to Coach Kearns telling him why I couldn't do my workout today. LOL. She was actually asleep on it until I moved for the camera.

Got the other half of the fence power washed and stained. My staining ended abruptly when I stepped on an upright screw. OUCH! I will be going to the doctor's tomorrow for a tetanus booster. Yuk!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Burns With Kearns

This is Coach Kevin Kearns. He came to the studio yesterday to spark us all up for a 90 Fitness Challenge. He said the average weight loss for his 90 day program is 18 pounds. I can live with that. So after a 2-1/2 hour workout, a 1/2 nutrition talk and a whole lot of fun (this guy is an absolute hoot) I limped home. (The recent weather change has made my knee ache a whole lot! That and 2-1/2 hours of lunging, squatting, and moving around.)

Some of the things I simply could not do, my knee would not allow it, but the rest was really fun. I needed something to get my butt in gear in regards to my weight and core strengthening and this is it. Ninja One and I are going to do his video this morning and then I have to continue to do it at least 3 times a week. Coach Kearns says "something is better than nothing" and since right now I am doing nothing, I better get going and do something.

I will keep you posted on my progress.

In house news, I stained the fence that was power washed (approximately 1/2 the fence). Now I have to power wash the other half and stain it. I would like to get that done this week.

I also went to Home Depot and investigated a new railing. I found a nice one that has solar powered post tops (how cool is that?) I can get it in white, black or gray. I am not sure if I want black with the gray steps and the white house? Or gray in gray with the white house. I am pretty sure I do not want white. I will need six posts and then the railings, so this is going to be a one side then the other side project. I will post photos as I finish each section. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Steps Painted

I should have taken a before photo, as the paint on the steps was coming off and the area around the posts was all rust colored. It looks a lot better now. They are a little darker than before.

You can see the difference in the bottom left of this photo. I purposely didn't paint it so I could see the difference.

And because I didn't want to pour more paint in the tray. I was getting tired. What can I say!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shed Done

I may put a piece of metal on the bottom of the door so that the wood doesn't rot when it gets splashed from the rain. I haven't decided. It used to open from left to right (which makes no sense at all.) Next up, seal the foundation then paint it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Before And After


Now to work on the stairs, and the soffets.