I cannot believe it is Sunday evening already. Whole weekend went by in a blur of staining and beers after. I have to go to work tomorrow???
The Week Ahead
I should do some market homework tonight but I am probably too tired. Tomorrow night I have plans so that may be out as well. I am still getting set to try my short idea (detailed before) using ETF's should my target of S&P 500 1280 roll around. Seems like I may not be the only person looking at this:
How Barry Ritholtz Just Went Short The Market Using ETFs
Hey Barry, just rip my ideas off already! LOL.
The maximum Boom Boom man himself Bernanke will be speaking tomorrow. Some think he may sound a nice tone for a snapper rally, but I think at this point he is going to try and make an attempt to say the FED is all done. They might be, for now. Tomorrow could be a dangerous day for any large bets long or short so be mindful folks. More later if I do some homework.
The Big Reveal Show
My very best advice for staining a deck is to hire the job out. It was a ton of work and my back and hands are really messed up from two long days of effort.
On Friday when I went to Lowe's I was lucky because the representative from the company Cabot Stains was there doing information tutorials. Cool! Of course I went with all Cabot products, they are based here in Newburyport Massachusetts.
I wanted to go with a white semi-solid stain for the railings and posts. I felt the see through to the grain look would make the staining look aged, sort of rustic. I went with Ultra White semi solid. For the main boards I went with a semi-transparent stain in Redwood. I washed the deck on Friday using, of course, Cabot deck wash.
Ok, you want to see some pictures right? Here we go. I tried to get pictures of the deck from the same angles before and after but it is not exact. Click for larger view:
Looks pretty good I think. Not bad for like 16 hours of work, right?
That should be the last project I have to do myself this summer. It is now fishing time! I need to get my rigs and Kayak ready to roll.
Today is MOINK Day
I forgot in all the work stuff, but today is MOINK day!! I only cooked some hot dogs today because my hands are so cramped I can't do anything complicated. No worries though, my BBQ mentor Zydecopaws of No Excuses BBQ has us covered.
Going above and beyond the regular again, you MUST READ this post:
I got permission to repost this mouth-watering picture:
Oh, that would be so good right now. Great stuff.
Have a good night.