LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — I Painted The House, Past Tense

Well, I did it. I painted Red Oak House, including two doors and some trim. It is the first (and I’ll bet last) house I’ve painted.

It is a very big house, with two extremely tall sides. We should have rented scaffolding, but Jim held the tall ladder when I reached to the very tops and there were no major falls.

All along I listened to the wise counsel of my good friend, Linda Suchy, who told me “move the ladder, don’t reach too far.”

I have a great sense of accomplishment and my body is tired. We are thrilled with the results.

I’m ready to enjoy the rest of the summer now and watch my daylilies bloom!


3 thoughts on “LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — I Painted The House, Past Tense”

  • Teri Smith July 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful job! I used to love to paint the house, every other job I had I had to do over again right away.

  • John A Burke July 7, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I am humbled by your energy and tenacity! Great job!

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