Thursday, January 03, 2008

HLAOH and the Pressure Washer

We need to pressure wash our deck, sidewalk, driveway, and maybe even house to get ready for HLAOH (Hey Look At Our House), currently scheduled to go on the market 1/17 or so.

Cost to have mullet dude in Harley Davidson jacket come do it - $350
Cost to rent the thing and hope for the best, bearing in mind our contractor's information that "it's fun!" - $65
Cost to download Queen & David Bowie's "Under Pressure" to listen to on iPod while having said fun - $1

So. $66 it is.


Suzanne said...

It's better then "Burning Down the House" by The Talking Heads.

Scott Chicken said...

Oh, it's fun allright...never done a deck, but I pressure-washed some pavement last summer before we did a painting project at the school. And, like Tom Sawyer, I was able to make it look like so much fun that the kids did half the job.

Of course, they had trouble controlling the sprayer while also trying to plug their ears...

Anonymous said...

Oh, so fun! You'll rip paint and/or stain right off the deck, though, so be careful of doing the same thing if you wash the house. But once you start, you'll be looking around for other things to pressure-wash.

nancymcjensen said...

I'll throw in a buck so you can listen to Vanilla Ice sample Bowie. No really - my treat ;)