Space Voyager, on 09 March 2021 - 11:00 AM, said:
Z, are you still alive? How did the international women's day go?
Quiet. It's kinda a non-holiday. I remember 5-6 years ago it was busy as heck with tons of walk-in traffic. We were actually running out of some flowers due to demand. But other than that year it's just a normal day. Btw, sorry for the late reply, didn't see this post.
So last year around this time I was well into the greenhouse reconstruction. Up till last week, there was still snow around the greenhouse because it's been pretty chilly. It finally warmed up a bit so I was able to shovel out the sides and get that all melted. In the meantime I figured I better finish off the middle cooler as Easter is a couple weeks away. Just brushed on a coat of gray polyurethane on the step-ups and floor.
The joint between the top and middle shelf was pretty big so I put a heavy bead of caulking on it first. Looks a lot better now.
Since the greenhouse was getting warm inside I did a little cleanup in there. While I was in there I inspected the tables and noticed some scratches and chips in the paint. It probably happened over winter as I didn't see it last year. Anyhow, got out the red latex and filled in the problem areas.
I had the patchwork quilt thing going on there with scratches, red latex, base coat and darker base coat and that just looked gross. Not only that, but the South tables had some silver over spray from when I was fixing up the metal frame of the greenhouse last year. Might as well roll on a new coat to spruce things up.
Amazing improvement as usual. So a couple years ago I purchased two old gallons of a stock red polyurethane from the paint store for a song. An employee mentioned that the red was being discontinued so I had him color match the old paint with a fresh pail. The color seemed perfect at the time. However, when I opened up the can the other day I could see it wasn't going to be as red as it was before - even before mixing. After mixing it was pretty apparent this was going to be on the brown side. Oh well, I don't mind the color difference as long as everything matches.
Oh, and I brushed on a coat of old red polyurethane on the park bench... you might be able to see the difference between the colors.