WE’VE HAD A painter here for some days. He’s still not quite finished, but here is a portion of his good works. He’s been working alone. That’s his car in the photo above.
Below is the roof to the kitchen/dining room. I forgot to take a “Before” shot, but the first photo is how it looked after a power wash. It was really nasty with 16 years of grime up there. The second photo is how it looks as of yesterday.
That red shade is waterproofing paint. There are lots of flat roofs in Mexico and this treatment is very widespread. It was not done when the house was constructed, so this is the initial application. Luckily, we had no leaks over the years.
And here is a photo of the inside of the front gate, which got a new paint coat as did the sides of the driveway ramp plus the two posts on either side of the gate.
That’s a water tank on the gate’s right side, one of three above-ground tanks on the property. The other two are over twice the size of this one. There’s also an underground cistern and yet another tank on the house roof. We’re well-watered.
The painter will continue working today on some additional details, and he’ll be bringing a stone-and-cement man to level a part of the Romance Sidewalk that has sagged a bit. Old romance can do that if you aren’t careful. Sag, that is.
I speak from experience.