Here’s a couple of shots of the ongoing deck construction/paint removal/repainting job I’ve been working on.

Despite wearing a respirator and taking other precautions to reduce my exposure to lead, I worry that my blood has roughly the same specific gravity as one of the Julio-Claudians. I’m also supplementing my blood lead levels with a healthy dose of copper arsenate from the decking material.

It’s not terribly unpleasant. Standing on the scaffolding in the newly arrived dry fall air seems as good a place to be as any.

As a bonus, here’s a picture of my wife having a tete a tete with Skinnerbox:

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