A Year Ago

Last December we were in the throes of major renovation.

In the middle of last December we were still deciding where the electric should go.
In the middle of last December (2013) we were still deciding where the electric should go.
Looking into that same corner of the kitchen now.
Looking into that same corner of the kitchen now.

We had no kitchen.  I was still deciding on paint colors.

The conservatory last December (2013) was just a shell.
The conservatory last December (2013) was just a shell.
The same area has been insulated and drywalled.  Even without paint it's such an improvement.
The same area has been insulated and drywalled. Even without paint it’s such an improvement.

The conservatory had been built but was not insulated nor drywalled.

Last Christmas the porch was still in rough-in condition.
Last Christmas (2013) the porch was still in rough-in condition.
The new porch has been a great delight.
The new porch has been a great delight.

The side porch had been built but not finished.

The living room last Christmas (2013).
The living room last Christmas (2013).
The same view today.
The same view today.

We didn’t decorate for Christmas because everything was still packed into the living room and covered with dust.

December, 2013
December, 2013
We even have a front door this year.
We even have a front door this year.

Even though it seems like we’ll never be finished there has been much progress in 2014.  Here’s to more finishing next year. When you compare last year to this year how does it stack up?

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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.

2 thoughts on “A Year Ago”

  1. You have made incredible progress in one year! Remodeling takes so long, it’s good to look back at photos and congratulate yourself. Now, take some time to enjoy the holidays before you get back to work! 🙂

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