With a return of more clement weather, we're working like demons on the exterior walls - so much so that I haven't had time to update this blog for several weeks. Michael power-washed the whole house some time ago, but we still have to scrape and sand every board by hand before putting on the primer. The primer goes on as thick and sticky as molasses, which is hard on the wrists and shoulders, but it does hide a lot of imperfections and we are encouraged by how much easier the top coats will be with this as a base.
This is by no means the final colour, but it is amazing how good it makes the house look.
As I scraped along the front, I came across a set of initials neatly carved into one of the boards. The builder perhaps? We don't know, but will at some point try to find out.