Before this, my nephew went to his ACT test prep class (the last of three Saturdays, yay!) and I continued painting the grooves in the barn-shed. A very slow and tedious process.
After lunch, my nephew tried out the paint roller while I filled in the grooves. He is a did well for his first try but his clothes and shoes will have yellow splotches forever. Luckily, the paint came off his forehead. He thought I should have painted the barn-shed red because of the green roof but I am trying to make it look more like a cottage and less like a barn. It's more yellow than I wanted it because I expect the sun to fade it quite quickly. We will see.
After he finished paint rolling everything that could be rolled without a ladder, I introduced him to my reciprocating saw. He enjoyed lopping off tree branches much more than painting. Every few minutes he was saying "what can I cut now?".
I have a lot more to paint and very little motivation at the moment. The upper loft walls, front and back, need to be painted, for sure, as well as the rest of the grooves. The porch area can be last because it is covered and shaded from the sun. I have very few weekends left before the weather gets unbearable. I was hoping to take next Saturday off from painting chores. If I want to do that I had better start painting after work instead. I think I'm going to run out of paint too. I haven't decided what to do with the porch itself. The floor should be stained again, I think. The beams and ceiling could be white. I'm having trouble picturing how it will look.
Anyway, 6 more weeks of school and then a very short summer break. I keep looking forward to a long summer break but school starts back up July 20-something. Well, any break will be welcome.