Sunday, August 29, 2010

It Isn't Easy Getting Green!

Conner Jorgensen chose to paint our house for his Eagle Scout project!  I'm just going to give you what I have now and add to it when I get Darrell's photos and the project is complete.  The house was in bad shape and had required much prep work, but after two full Saturday work 'parties' and many hours of work during the last two weeks, it's almost finished and it's beautiful.  Better than ever before, even when it was new!
              Randy, Connor, Arnie and Brett setting up the scaffolding     

Brett, father of famous twins and triplets, putting his back into it.  This photo can't even begin to show how hard he was working.  The whole house had to be wire brushed and scraped!  All the guys worked hard at that!

Arnie, the dare devil, and Conner the Eagle working hard!
Randy, Conner's dad power washing and taking a shower!
Mark putting the first two coats of red paint on the door.  The easiest of the many jobs he performed on our home, including putting up new trim, painting and building shutters, caulking every nook and cranny of the entire house and removing the gutters to name a few!  Three solid days and counting!  Thank you Mark!
Hanna and Bailey, Conner's sisters primed the trim around the garage door and painted it the next day among other tasks.  This was how Bailey spent her 10th birthday.  They are both former students in my Primary class.  Adorable!
Jamie, Conner's beautiful mother, going green.  She has been my color adviser and thank heaven for her help.  She saved me from a BIG disaster!
Conner giving some pointers to his sisters!
Saturday August 28th Randy, Conner & Duffy prepping for real paint!
Matt 'out on a limb' being supported by Connor and Tristin!
Doyle, Darrell's boss, thank heaven for him!
Doyle steadying Ron, our resident painting expert whose tools and expertise we could not do without!  My favorite is his painting costume!  On his head he wears a kids t-shirt with his head through a sleeve.  Keeps the sun and paint off! 
John lending a helping hand.  He also got started on the rain gutters, nasty job!  Sorry John, this was the only photo in my camera. 
Viola!  Almost done.  Just some touch ups, trim work, more paint on the gutters and then getting the gutters and shutters back up.  I love the red door!
  Soot the only one of our cats not too shy to hang out with the crew!
We can't thank the Jorgensen family enough.  I've lost track of how many trips they've made to our house.  They will be back again tomorrow for a Family Home Evening of what else?  Painting!  Thank you to our amazing and wonderful ward family and scout troop for all your support and countless hours of service to us.  We are so grateful and so blessed to have you in our lives.  We love you so much.  More later....Dale


  1. I love the red door too! Nice job. your house looks like new!

  2. What colors did you use specificly?