|the red is carpet pad for spacial reference|
There had been a huge rain for 2 days straight. I guess the soil just could not drain it away fast enough and the split along the floor-wall seam didn't help.
We pulled up the carpet and put down a bunch of old towels.
The next day I cooked while Mark pulled the wood slat siding off the wall.
Then, we enjoyed a great Thanksgiving when my sister and her hubby came up from the Salem area for an over-nite visit. It was so good to see them!
The day after Thanksgiving we said farewell to family and got busy on the repairs.
Cracks were sealed with hydrolic cement. Paint was scraped, sanded and chemically peeled. That was the hardest part.
The wall was cleaned, which took forever. Then he sealed it with concrete sealer (white). When he decided on the color, we went out and got tinted primer and red paint. Little did we know that although you need 2 gallons of paint, you only need a gallon of primer. Know anyone who wants pepto-pink primer?
Red paint is up and so is the shelf and borders. Just the details are left.
Here is a closeup of the wall and ledge all done.