I learned some metricity today
Omg, so true 🤣 glad you had fun with the pressure washer. Fence looks great!
LOL! God I love my pressure washer...when it works. No matter what I do or how many times I use it, it will just, on occasion, shoot out a mere dribble. As for fencing. I made our fence about 8 years ago. I wanted one where the dogs could see out but the deer couldn’t get in. So I made two rectangles out of 2x4’s then added a piece of chicken wire between the two and drilled them together. It took 35 wood fences. I made the guys drill the post holes so, of course, they rented a machine to do it. Wimps. Like you my house is on a slope. Not just a small one either, so learning how to make the pieces was ... interesting. It’s still holding up though so GO ME! As for weeds...I’ve let the yard go this year. I’m old and it was just too damn hot out. But now it’s cooler and the jungle is calling. I dreaded going out to weed when I read todays newsletter so, out with the pressure washer! I hope this is one of those days where it actually works because blasting the damn weeds away would be a joy. Well, not day. Week. Maybe two. I’m also trying to remove the living room carpet and replace it with vinyl planks. Another story.
We apartment-dwelling, non-car-owning people sleep in if our dogs let us.
I am very impressed that no hardware store trips were involved. I'm not sure that's legal in my family
I remember how the pressure washing of the moss on the asphalt or cement (?) driveway, once removed, revealed that the moss had eaten down everywhere and I was then faced with a holy mess.
Love your sense of humour. Always cheers me up.
Susan, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, land of the metric system.
Looks good! As I resist saying to my husband, hiring a handyman would have gotten it done way faster, with less stress, and probably cost less than a full day of your time. I can only guess that this stuff is fun for men. Like Lego and building model airplanes, kind of? Hope you enjoyed; it did come out well.
I used to collect the free 25’ tape measures from Harbor Freight. I’d pick one up every time I went whether I needed it or not. After the 6 or 7th one, I started putting them in a brightly colored container. Boyfriend did the same thing, so we now have 25 (give or take) between the two of us. Think that might be enough to survive the apocalypse. The accuracy of a free HF tape measure is still better than the tape measure app on your iPhone, not that I would know about that or anything.
PS - Harbor Freight is a great second source for mass quantities of batteries if Amazon isn’t available.
Nice job! You did it!!!! Your leg hair and the moss will grow back, and you can have another fun day . . . sometime. 🤭
Pressure washer is really awesome, especially when there's a need to counter water guns😁 (turned up pretty useful on few traditional Easter Monday water fights with my relatives). But recently I was using it just for washing the garage.
I have never seen anybody washing their fences in my neighbourhood; speaking of, they are mostly made of metal or containers with stones.
Hey James, If you're over this way, could I borrow your instrument of the apocalypse?
This newsletter is the funniest I've read in a very long time.......loved it and it made me laugh out loud at times. I can't think of one thing you wrote that wasn't true for MrP except neglecting to state how many times a trip to the ER was necessary from some of the home maintenance duties. We were going to power wash our walkways and driveway this past Saturday but life got in the way. I think that's the truly only fun thing in outdoor work and even though it raises our water bill sky high, it's worth it. Great job, James......on both the fence cleaning and the resulting newsletter! If there was a Best Newsletter contest, you'd get my vote for sure.
I can so relate to this post, been there done that, have the red marks on my legs to prove it :-)
I don't know who makes pressure washers but you should ask them for a sponsorship. I'm one of those apartment dwellers so I have no need for one but after listening to this newsletter, I really, really want one 🤣
Sounds like my weekend outdoor projects. We went out to put some fall lights on a bush and decided to tackle removing Christmas lights that were already in the front tree when we moved in and not done well. 90 minutes, 8 strands, and a few scratches later they were finally all out. So then we could add lights to the bush...lol
Isn’t pressure washing the most satisfying “chore?” I love it!