…but with the cheapest exterior paint available costing around $35/gallon, I really couldn’t afford to. Ian and I recently came to a sort of agreement about that, which freed me up to do more necessary maintenance.
So I hit it early before things got hot, so that I could spend however long it took to do a really good job of the first coat.
Tobie was dubious about these non-routine doings…
It doesn’t really matter that much: The only thing the building originally existed to do was support the solar panel and keep a small weathertight charge controller box even further out of the weather, so you could say we went to a lot of construction trouble just to house generations of packrats. But it turned out to be convenient some years ago when I modified the interior to support a pulley for solo pump R&R.
And now it finally – like, for the first time in 12 years – got a fresh coat of paint.