Jacques is an excellent supervisor. Always from the best vantage point. On top of something is best. Here he is on top of three cinder blocks Wally still needs to pick up. This was the perfect place to watch me hang up laundry. It seems to also have the perfect amount of surface area for a 16lb. kitty too. Ahem - there's only a little bit hanging over the side.
Clearly it's a much higher vantage point to survey One's domain. Especially after One has been supervising One's human paint the columns. An exhausting occupation to be sure.
You can clearly see the corner column here with no paint on it. It now has a least one coat of paint. Then we all got tired and hungry so we gave up. The job will be finished tomorrow. So that makes 1 1/2 columns that got painted today, a lot of sighing about how much else should be painted (railings, spindles, touch up on columns - all of which will involve sanding and primer), not to mention the actual deck which needs to be wood-filled (all of the holes), stained and water proofed.
There is also the issue of the last of the painting I can't get to. I clearly stated that I did not want a patch work job done on my house.
And what I'd like to get to the most is cleaning up this walkway. It is a mess!
In other garden news - the roses by the deck have bloomed. I can't wait to be able to put Tenant's bicycles back on the porch and replant all of those bulbs!
Finally, look! Baby blueberries! Last year someone (a raccoon I think) got most of them. Maybe I'll have more luck this year?