Today after work I did 2 things. I finally cleaned the mortar and grout spots off our front stoop [leftover from when I tiled the front hall last month]. This is in preparation for watersealing it tomorrow after work. It was built last August and they said we could stain or paint it after a year. So before the winter arrives, I want to seal it. So I scrubbed the mortar off with a scrubbie and lots of warm, soapy water, then hosed the whole thing down:
After cleaning the stoop I decided to attack the rust spots on our metal front door, which required prodigious use of my hacksaw. I hadn’t planned on doing that today or I’d have cleaned the stoop afterwards! Here’s a before/during/after of the inside right corner:
And the outside of the same corner:
And some before/afters from the inside and outside of the other corner:
Once I got as much rust off/out as I could, I sprayed the SHIT out of each corner with Rust Converter/Prohibiter:
It smells AWFUL! OMG. I hope it helps. Tomorrow I’ll start patching the door with Bondo. Unfortunately I didn’t foresee that the inside of the metal door is filled with foam. I thought it was solid metal. So I’m not sure if the Bondo will adhere well to the foam. Meh.
In other news, my friend Christyne brought me a palm tree over the weekend – I love it! Her Dad was getting rid of it:
I went to the local nursery and bought a huge green pot for it and some fresh potting soil. Hopefully it will be happy in it’s new dirt/pot, and new home! Unfortunately, Darwin is a big fan of the new tree, too, and insists on snacking on it…