Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sure, it's a rental house... but.....
I know a lot of people won't understand this. In fact, quite a few will think its nuts... or worse... stupid. I just spent the last few hours repairing the back deck on this house. Screwing down warped boards, routering edges, running a belt sander over railings and board ends, putting the first coat of stain/sealer on...
I spent a few hours on it yesterday too, and over the past year I've pressure washed it four times, bleaching it twice.
Why? Because it needed doing.
When we moved in, the deck and patio were dark green with algae and slick as a skating rink. I don't think they had been cared for in many years. That.... affronted my sense of 'How It Should Be'. Things should be taken care of, maintained, minded...... just...... someone should care enough to treat them right.
Even if it's a rental property.
Before we left for vacation, I chipped, scraped, sanded, and painted the front porch and pillars.
Because.... it needed done, and it was worth doing.