When Spring Comes

We’ve had some snowy, cold, windy, nasty weather lately.

Notice that we could easily grill in the snow. Beautiful, eh?
Notice that we could easily grill in the snow. Beautiful, eh?

If I hear another person say “how beautiful” the snow is I’m going to .  .  .  well, I’ll think of something.

We're going to try to resize some of the original shutters for the new windows.
We’re going to try to resize some of the original shutters for the new windows.

While driving down our street today it was finally a nice sunny, although bitter cold, day.

I think I've found an inspiration picture for the walkways. (See next photo.)
I think I’ve found an inspiration picture for the walkways. (See next photo.)
I like how the bluestone transitions to the crushed stone walkway in this Wendy Posard Design.
I like how the bluestone transitions to the crushed stone walkway in this Wendy Posard Design.

I took some photos so we can begin to plan what the house should look like when:

  • it’s painted,
  • the shutters are back up,
  • pathways have been laid, and
  • landscaping has been started.
The downstairs windows need their shutters replaced after we paint the house (notice how the old and new shingles are slightly different), and, of course, the door desperately needs to be painted.
The downstairs windows need their shutters replaced after we paint the house (notice how the old and new shingles are slightly different), and, of course, the door desperately needs to be painted.

The list seems like a big order for spring, 2015.

What are you planning for warmer weather?

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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.

9 thoughts on “When Spring Comes”

  1. I like having grand plans for the spring. I need to scrub down our one bit of siding and look at the cost of capping some of our windows as the wood is wearing away.

    1. Plus the path runs right through our drainage swale. Not sure it should be plugged up with a hard surface. And the big plus, my boss owns a sand and gravel business. However, in the past, it was not the stone that cost a bundle but the transporting of it. Jo

    1. Actually, yes. I was sitting at the computer (which looks out to the woods in back) one morning about dawn and saw amongst the trees 3 deer and a dog. No, not a dog but a large fox. He was creeping along like he was stalking something. Two of our neighbors keep chickens so maybe he had a go at the henhouse. Jo

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