Renovating an old house by a musical couple who want to live there the rest of their lives.
Get That Out o’ Here, Please: Part 1
The picture below is our potager in May of this year taken from our bedroom window.
Note the clump of downed trees at the back of the yard behind the potager . These fell last August during the hurricane. (The Pinterest table hack project is here.)
Most of the wood is already cut and stacked by the woodshed.
The 2 trunks that remain need to be hauled out. That being said, there are people in this world who want what you have. So Charlie found a fellow who has a sawmill and would like to have these oak tree trunks each in one large piece.
As if the whole operation isn’t tricky enough the potager is in the way of any truck or winch pulling the trees through to the driveway.
Charlie and the lumberman thought they could pull the trees up the chip path but it might slide across square #4 of the potager which is planted with non-producing pole beans.
So Charlie, more intent on getting the lumber out than waiting for the pole beans to produce something other than runners, knocked down his hard work.
Now that the pole bean is history stayed tuned for Part 2 of “Get That Out o’ Here, Please”.
Do your projects go on and on and on? And on and on?
Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights.
We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house.
Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.
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