Basiled

The beans are down.

I showed you here the non-performing bean trellis that came down.

Gifted basil

Immediately Charlie prepped the empty square and transplated into it a planterload of basil that had been brought by some friends who know we just can’t have too much basil at The Glade.

Basil’s new bed

Everything takes longer than you think it should.

Have you completed a small but intense project?

Author: Jo

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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