The Pressure is On

Last week I got to work on something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved into our house. It’s funny how when you buy a home you have all these projects in mind… each time I mark something off the list I seem to find something to add. Stephen isn’t particularly a fan of my lists. I don’t blame him.

My parents graciously lent me their pressure washer and I got to work on our back porch. Now before you look at the pictures you should know that I had no idea how disgusting and grimy the thing was until I started spraying it down.

So, you have been forewarned, prepare yourself for some rapid color change!

Here’s a side-by-side. On the left we have the after and the right is the, rather obvious, gritty before.



I didn’t know bricks could get so dirty until we cleaned half of them. That is a nasty 40 years worth of grime…


Another side by side


and for a little fun, name graffiti :)



Who would have guessed a pressure washer could work such magic. It was totally worth the hand cramps and unintended arm workout.

Has anyone else used a pressure washer lately? Those things are beastly. I sure wouldn’t want to get in the way of one, that spray is fierce!

I do hope you all had a wonderful valentines day. Wanna know something funny? At first I wrote “hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving”, instead of saying valentines. My brain has been on the fritz the past few days while working through some nasty bug or virus of some sort.

Speaking of Valentines, it’s time to hit up the store to buy some clearance candy… love myself some discounted chocolate :)



2 Thoughts on “The Pressure is On

  1. You should’ve written your name in cursive… Apparently you don’t know pressure washer etiquette…

  2. Melissa on February 20, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

    Oooo I need to borrow this from your parents too!! My back patio needs it like yours :) we can compare name writing skills!!

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