Work has begun in earnest on The Ugly House - my mother-in-law 'volunteered' her services - she's a dab hand with a roller.
I let her go home today - between us we've touched up all the white internal walls, started painting the green ones and nearly finished painting the dark blue woodwork white (one of those nightmare jobs where every coat should be the last, until you stand back and can still see the blue!!! Aargh!)
I also came up with three reasons why it's a good idea to paint your house when it's 40 degrees outside:
1. The paint dries quickly
2. You lose half your bodyweight in sweat each day
3. You get to go for a swim when you've had enough
Those are the only three positives I could think of...
Mark has built half a fence and is finishing the gate tonight. (The table legs came in handy!)
And most importantly, we discovered what the pole in the middle of the living room is for -