Weekend Plans

My plans for the weekend were as follows:

1. Clean up the boxes in the corner of the laundry room.

My intention was to clean up this coner of the laundry room.

2. Cover the outlets in the laundry room.

Before covers are installed the outlets need to be extended so they are flush with the wall.

3. Clean up the mess in the upstairs hall of which I didn’t get a picture.  I guess that gives a hint as to the progress I made.

4. Hang the stained-glass window in the upstairs hall somewhere else.

Stained glass window hanging in the hall window.

5. Pack up and discard one box of stuff from the attic.

We have piles of boxes in the attic that need to be organized.

The fruition of my plans follows:

1. Clean up the boxes in the corner of the laundry room.

Instead of the corner in #1 above I chose a different corner and cleaned it out. Before on the left and after on the right.

2. Cover the outlets in the laundry room.

No progress!

3. Clean up the mess in the upstairs hall. No progress.

4. Hang the stained-glass window somewhere else.

The stained glass window is now hanging in the pink bedroom.

5. Pack up and discard one box of stuff from the attic.

No progress.

I could look at it as half full and say it’s a start (not a good start, mind you) or wonder how I’m ever going to get everything finished.

Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

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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