Monday 9th May
Oh the exciting life I lead! I have been waiting for a warm and dry day for several weeks so that I can creosote the fence panels before we move out. Today is the day. In preparation I decide to buy a ‘fence sprayer’, which has made me feel more excited than it probably should!
This purchase seemed like a good idea at the time and I thought I would have the fence panels painted in no time. After getting the machine out of the box, I carefully followed the instructions and assembled the hose and attached the machine to the paint pot. So far all was going well. I took the contraption outside. This is when I realised that maybe this wasn’t going to be quite as easy as I thought!
The paint spurts everywhere. It definitely is not doing what it says on the tin! After some tinkering, and some modifications that should come with an advanced degree in engineering, I finally get it to work and away I go. Only to run out of paint half way around. This was very frustrating as I felt like I was finally on a roll. At this point, taking a step back to admire my work, I notice that I didn’t quite follow the instructions to the letter. I forgot to mask off the areas I didn’t want painted. I may have accidentally sprayed the concrete fence posts, plants, along with the neighbours house, car and front door! Oops!!!
So I am forced to take a break. I decide to return to the oven I had started cleaning. Last night I put the oven shelves in the plastic bag with the magic oven cleaning solution. It is literally a miracle, last night I had three shelves engrained with goodness knows what from the oven, and this morning I have three sparkling shelves as good as new. I started cleaning the oven – after I researched how much it would be to get a professional to do it. I figured if I did it myself I could save the £45. The oven has to be clean before our tenants move in at the beginning of June.
So here’s the thing – the shelves were a doddle. The rest of the oven – not so easy. I begin to regret not calling in the professionals. However, I have started this project now – and I will finish it! After a couple of hours scrubbing the oven looks amazing – not quite a professional clean but pretty close. It has not been this clean since we moved in 7 years ago. It must have been clean because Lauren and Annie noticed straight away!!
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