Friday, July 4th, 8:30 am

Well, even though my beloved Bride and Daughter are out of town I still have my responsibilities that I take seriously, and intend to discharge to the best of my ability. The deck and house need to be stained, and to that end I spent the weightier part of yesterday power washing the deck to strip off the old stain, and afterwards while it was drying in the glorious sun I stained, oh, about half of the garage side of the house.
So I awoke this morning, sadly somewhat sore and stiff, I must confess, to continue performing my duty on this most patriotic of days.
Let’s see, dry stripped deck, anxiously awaiting stain

Wait, what’s this? A cool moistness to the pleasant zephyr descending the hillside? I cast my gaze heavenward and pray tell what do I see?

An impenetrable layer of Werhmacht Gray cloudiness as far as the eye can see! Egads!
A quick perusal of confirms my worst fear: showers all day with a thunderstorm chaser this afternoon. The Almighty has declared “Thou Shall Not Stain Today.”
Oh damn!!

May you all equally enjoy the bounteous blessings of this great land, and truly appreciate the sacrifices made by those who have come before us, on this day and every day hereafter. Honor their memory and efforts by upholding the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the words of the Constitution, and shrink not from sacrifices yet to be asked of you so that your children and their heirs may yet live as you have, in the freest Republic the world has ever seen.

4 Responses to “Friday, July 4th, 8:30 am”

  1. Jim - PRS says:

    Happy Fourth to you.
    Stain? Clear wood protector will let that mahvelous deck wood show through.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Have a great Independence Day, Bingster!

  3. Teresa says:

    A very Happy 4th to you. We too have the gray skies and water droplets falling steadily. Sadly I had intended to spend my day wandering about taking pictures… such will not be the case now.
    I guess I’ll have to grab a glass of wine, pop in a DVD and maybe spend my afternoon with my current fav 4th of July movie… Live Free or Die Hard.

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