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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Our Home Freshly Painted

 Our home once again needed a fresh paint...
We used the very same Benjamin Moore Golden Mist.
Last time done was in May of 2013...
A lot of intricate painting work needed to be done on all the Vintage Woodworks spindles, ginger bread and trimmings. Painters Stanley Jessup and Randy Slaughter did a great job.
So after having it pressure washed on November 16, the painters finally started on November 29...
Our Interlock Metal Roofing, Interlock® Aluminum Slate in Aged Copper looks very nice as it is protected for a lifetime by AlunarⓇ embedded with TEFLONⓇ surface protector for ultimate durability and protection. See links of previous post below.
Above photo is taken under our Magnolia Grandiflora, which is now trimmed up and allows for a much nicer view of the home.
Since we'd requested the painters already in April of 2021, Pieter started doing preparations prior to their job... The lowest step, coming down from the gazebo into the garden was broken.
To the right, it is still missing its fulcrum on the left (only a brick) and right. This was on May 16, 2021.
Notice to the top left how the underside of the gazebo used to be white...
And yes, we removed all the boxwoods as they'd become rather lanky after 30 years.
When Pieter took this photo on January 9, of course, Spooky boy wanted to go with him.
Here the left and right fulcrums are clearly visible and the underpart is in Benjamin Moore Golden Mist, just like our home.
To the left you also see a brick for support, just in case...
Pieter took this photo from the side and back of our freshly painted home.
Taken on January 9, as well.
You can see where the newly DOORBRIM added (next to the chimney is visible ←click on link).
This photo shows more of the area to the left, where the retainer wall curves alongside our driveway.
Pieter did paint the retainer wall himself, after we had the fiberglass window boxes removed and placed inside the garage, out of the way for ladders and such.
You also see the bare spot where the huge live oak tree once stood near the chimney.
We got that first done...
This photo got taken on January 17, from the neighbor's lot over our vinyl picket fence.
The Japanese magnolia is already opening its buds; two are fully open!
And that with frost coming our way this week...
Both of us are so happy to have this mega task once more DONE!
It took forever till January 6, as it was raining on and off.
Yesterday, January 19, EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC cleaned the tiled patio near the Rose Suite entrance as well as the Rose Arbor.
You also can see the newly added DOORBRIM above Rose Suite's entrance door, see previous post below.
The Rose Stepping Stones got repainted by Pieter and are ready to be laid, once we have grass growing where the huge live oak tree once was.
Also yesterday, EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC cleaned our driveway as there were marks from the heavy equipment, used by the crew from 🌳BUCKEYE PREFERRED SERVICES LLC when cutting down and trimming our trees.
The orange cord visible, is from two long extension cords connected for Pieter being able to work on the underbrush with his electric chain saw, alongside the creek in our wood garden.
Looking neat and clean, all the way to the road.
This is our majestic Magnolia Namnetensis Flore Pleno to the right.
EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC also took care of our garage tiles.
So all the signs from different mega tasks have been 'erased' and the Vedder Estate looks nice!
Pieter's electric chain saw is visible in his hand wagon.

Related link:
{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived} | previous post with details about AlunarⓇ embedded with TEFLONⓇ surface protector 
Big Trees Down and others Trimmed  | pevious post by me
DOORBRIM added | previous post by me

26 comments:

  1. I've never seen such a clean garage. Everything does look like new now. Must feel good to look around and see everything so neat and tidy. Enjoy. Take care.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Thank you and both of us always have kept our garage neat as we hate the warehouse style garages we see at some homes where the car cannot even fit inside. Having tile floors also makes a difference. We have cleaned the garage usually ourselves, with our pressure wash machine but it felt cold and since we cannot do the entire driveway ourselves, this was a better option and MUCH cleaner.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Complimenti hai una casa bellissima!

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Dopo tanti lavori con alberi e più è bellissima...
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. You have a wonderful house. And now it is beautifully painted and deep cleaned. Bravo to you and Pieter.

    Wishing you happiness always. God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you, this took the longest ever in planning–waiting and being patient; which I'm not so good at...😉
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Your house looks spectacular in the sunshine. What a beautiful Marigold colour, looks so lovely with the white gingerbread trims. You must be very happy with your results.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Thank you and yes, we sure did not want to change the color as we both loved the results in 2013 with Benjamin Moore Golden Mist. It does bring the gingerbread trims out very well.
      We are very happy for being at this stage!!!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, Mariette, and I love the color you all chose to paint it. Sorry to have been absent for so long, but I'm sure you heard through the grapevine how sick I've been with pneumonia. Home now, and thankfully, getting stronger every day.
    God bless!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and when choosing this color in 2013 it was risky but we both loved and still love it so we did not want to change it.
      No I did not know that you were so sick with pneumonia as I did not get any news from your blog.
      Eat well, lots of fresh fruits and veggies and REST.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Fantastic, Mariette, done at last! Your house is so sweet, just lovely. Such a beautiful property, even if so much work. ♥

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and yes, it took forever but we're there!
      Kitties are very happy too, guess mostly because no men are coming to our property.
      They were rather friendly with Ken, who did the pressure washing but those ladders made them freak out.
      It is a lot of work but always rewarding, we will go on...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and we're so glad this is DONE. Especially due to the frosty nights.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Hello Mariette, You and Pieter just spent a lot on tree-work and painting, but your house and yard look so fresh and inviting now. A free-standing house certainly involves some expense and work, but I feel it is so worth it. Although I love living in Taipei, almost every day I miss my house and large yard in Ohio. Now that the major work is done, I hope you both can relax and enjoy your beautiful home.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      It was tough for giving the 'death–penalty' to some huge trees but our home stands out so much better this way. Aside from the danger of fallen limbs and such.
      We sure can envision you longing for your home and large garden in Ohio. Both of us lived in two apartments, without any garden... that is not the right thing! It might work for some people.
      Now we have our freedom back and sure can enjoy our life either at home, on the bike or elsewhere.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Se ha quedado preciosa y con unos colores muy agradables. Me encanta sobretodo el porche, que te permite estar sentado a la puerta de la casa.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Gracias y también nos encanta el porche delantero!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  10. It looks wonderful, I do like the colour

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you! We opted for the very same color as we had as it is perfect in our eyes.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. What A Beautiful Home There - Lovely Colors As Well

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you and we will always love that Golden Mist!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Ohhhhh my dearest Mariette, this is such goodness!!! I absolutely LOVE your home and the color!!! I love yellow - especially your Golden Mist - soooooo much! This pretty little house just takes your breath away, it's so adorable! I love every tiny detail that you and Pieter have put into it. I enjoy watching everything you do around your home! Hugs and blessings, my friend!

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    1. Dearest Diana,
      Thank you and this week as I have to tackle cleaning the upper part of our house, have to keep in mind that it is just a 'little house'...!
      It comes with lots of work but we both love it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Your house is so beautiful, it looks like something out of a movie.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you and with our background of having lived in tropical and other subtropical regions, we acquired a different taste.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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