|Saturday, about 90 minutes before|
I devoured two giant BLTs and half
a quart of sweet tea.
White Trash Bob loaned us his new toy, a Metabo sander thingy that removed the paint from the window frame and the flat trim in about a third of the time it would've taken to hand-scrape them with the carbide blade pull scrapers we've been using. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as well on the clapboards. WTB theorizes that's because the clapboards are angled and because, over time, some of them have bowed a bit.
The two unpainted little clapboards to the right of the window are being repaired. If you bigify the photo, you can see the bottom one is held together with painter's tape while the wood glue dries.