Keeping Up Appearances | Living the Country Life

Keeping Up Appearances

August 5, 2014

The last time we painted our house, Bob rented a cherry-picker and hired a neighbor to help him. That was probably 10 years ago. It's a big job -- we have a tall house with 100 years of paint to scrape. This time we hired a crew of college kids. They are on day four with another to go. I think it was more house than they originally expected.

We feel the pressure to keep up appearances with all of the new construction around us. At the bottom is a photo of our neighborhood taken by James McConnell from a hot air balloon. We are the 36-acre farm (red barn) in the middle. We used to be surrounded by corn fields and pasture.


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