I will admit that while our old unit was a beast, I rather liked the low profile and the pretty painted finish that has held up for 3 years. It was Rustoleum rust-colored spray and Behr 'Sweet Tea' exterior latex paint rolled on top. There is not one bubble or chip on this unit, so I must have done a good job!
I was a bit disappointed in how tall the new unit was, but what are you gonna do? The more energy efficient, the bigger the unit, apparently. And our house is freezing right now, so it's working like a charm! (Of course, now I'm turning it off because I'm cheap)
We do have a big space where the new unit doesn't cover the concrete...I'm thinking a custom planter would fill that space nicely.
I also went and got supplies for the garage doors and other exterior painting that needs to be done.
Interior/Exterior wood filler, 123 primer, exterior caulk, Sherwin Williams SuperPaint in Extra White, as well as a new scraper, roller cover and 60 grit sandpaper. (Not so) fun fact, even when all Sherwin paints are 30% off, SuperPaint is still $38 a gallon. What the heck, is that even legal?? Hopefully it's worth the price when I use it to cover this old wood:
While we haven't had rain for weeks and we really need it, it's going to work out well for this project, I guess. When I'm able to get around to it...fussy butt doesn't give me much time for anything during the day.
Wouldn't you know, when I want to take pictures of him 'not giving me any time to do stuff' he chooses to sleep and not wake up.
Well, he kind of opened his eyes for this one, but I think he would've flipped off the camera if he knew how. Update on me...I'm feeling so much better at 5 weeks postpartum. I no longer have pain and itching, but I'm still not riding a bike anytime soon. I've dropped 19 pounds and have about 15 more to go. I've showered and put on makeup every single day I've been home on maternity leave. I also make sure my toes are painted and looking nice. This week's color is Orly 'Hot Shot'...ooh la la!
It may sound silly, but when you're living in nursing tanks and stretchy bottoms because none of your shorts fit, feeling good in other ways is totally necessary! Ok, I'm off to take funny pictures of my sleeping baby instead of doing things like laundry, dishes, dusting, watering the plants, etc....