It’s going to be a scorching weekend up here in the Northeast and while I wish I could be out on a leisurely hack with my pony to the nearby pond for a splash, I’m committed to trying to finish up the ultimate quarantine project that my husband and I started a few weeks ago: scraping and re-painting our little 1950’s era ranch house. Yep, it’s as fun as it sounds — especially when you consider I’ll be wearing long sleeves, long pants, a hat, gloves and a full respirator (which, by the way, if I can wear in 90+ degree heat while the sun is beating down and reflecting off the white primer of my house, you can wear while you’re mucking a couple stalls in the stabling area. You won’t suffocate — trust me.)
Actually, wearing what would normally be considered seasonally inappropriate clothing to work on my house reminds me a good bit of the seasonally inappropriate clothing I’ve worn at events in the summer (you know, on those days you can’t fathom why they won’t waive coats for goodness sake). I guess perhaps I’ve built up a little bit heat tolerance thanks to horse shows! Although, I’ve found that sticking an ice pack in my bra really helps get me though the painting. Now It would be really great if I could figure out how to make that work while riding …
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