Iron Master...these guys were so funny. Not really good at english...but great at welding. Except they started a fire on my grout sponge in the middle of our entry hall! They welded the iron on site to make it a custom fit and design. I had to create the design and structure of the railing in photoshop for them see because their english was sooooo broken!
Exterior painting...what a nerve wrecking experience! We went up 3 stories high together in a double cherry picker and painted all the trim and fascia, and all the window casings. Nathan even installed the gutters by himself! It was quite scary. At one point I just had to sit down on my paint can for a few minutes and try not to freak out! It was cold and the wind was blowing and making the basket shake back and forth!
Nathan painting under the porch. We still have some exterior trim to finish this weekend, but thank God we can reach it all with a ladder.
Painting the belly band. We also built all of our cabinets and hung them ourselves in both of the two kitchens. We ordered them from Kansas. (Like 1/3 the price of Home Depot!) It is funny...now the sound of a power drill is strangely comforting. I think in triggers some sort of feeling of progress and good memories of hard work. Maybe???