The Cross House

Winter? What Winter?

In Kansas, they say if you do like the the current weather, wait an hour.

This has some truth to it.

One December, we has a blizzard in mid-December. Then the day after Christmas, until January 3rd, a 70-degree forecast was predicted.


So, the day after that Christmas, I (being a sensible person) demolished my exterior kitchen wall. In the middle of winter. The whole thing, gone! And for the next few nights I lived with blue tarp imitating an exterior wall.

The following nine days I rebuilt the wall, got the exterior siding on, and even painted. On January 4th, the temperature dropped to 12-degrees.

At the Cross House, I was desperate to get the main facade painted by the end of 2014. Well, I got it about 90% painted, then I lost the weather. One cannot paint when the temperature is below 45-degrees; 50 is better.


But look what is coming up. In January!


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Guess what I will be doing starting Thursday?


One Response to Winter? What Winter?

  1. Hi – as you can likely tell, I am reading all your posts, from recent to ago…and have to say how amazed I am that you can paint an exterior during winter months….wow. How great!

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