A post! Value of HARD work

So much has happened in our lives recently and I am so behind on documenting... I will catch up. I will.

For now I'll share a yard improvement project-fence painting.

This summer is the summer for our boys to learn a few life skills. This particular project I'm hoping they'll learn the value of hard work, seeing something "big" through, and the pride of a job well done.  

Last year we had to replace our gate (wind damage) and went in with a neighbor to replace the west side of our fence. We purchased this nice dark brown trex fence. It was crazy expensive to do the whole yard and we decided we'd wait until we had more money to finish the rest. We are still shy on the money end and our "two" fence styles are really bugging me! So... Chris and I have hired the boys to paint the massive back yard fence. Andrew and Benjamin have their first real job with an hourly rate!!! We estimate it might take them 50 hours (combined) to complete.

It's funny working with them and explaining the how, why and estimating how much $$$ they might make. They think we are ripping them off when they finish a panel earlier than expected. Ha! The joy of and hourly job. An hour is and hour... 

I'm going behind them, inspecting their work and doing a little touch up. I guess I'm painting the fence too.

It looks good! 4.5 panels complete, 27 to go. Wowza! 

It's too hot to paint for more than 2 hours every morning. After 10 am it's just miserable. This job will take them (us) most of the summer. 

Benjamin has already decided painting is not his occupation of choice and he'd rather mow lawns. 

Fun times.