Odds and Ends

Charlie and I were supposed to take a “marriage enrichment seminar” this weekend but it turned out that the leaders dropped the ball and it was cancelled.

White chocolate mocha
White chocolate mocha

On Friday night instead we stopped into Starbucks  while its computers in North America were down had free drinks. I had a white chocolate mocha and Charlie had 2 caramel frappuccinos. We enjoyed them a lot.

We used the master suite porch covered with a drop cloth as our work surface.
We used the master suite porch covered with a drop cloth as our work surface.

On Saturday morning Charlie cut the edges off his grandfather’s cabinet.

Charlie worked on the cabinet his grandfather had worked on.
Charlie worked on the cabinet his grandfather had worked on.

It took 1 cut on the right and 3 separate cuts on the left until it fit just right into the niche at the end of the hall.

The white cabinet actually gets hung on the wall but we need someone stronger than I am to help.
The white cabinet actually gets hung on the wall but we need someone stronger than I am to help.

Then with my wimpy help he hoisted the white cabinet on top.

We've been storing the cabinet just inside our bedroom where it was in the way.
We’ve been storing the cabinet just inside our bedroom where it was in the way.

It had been blocking the way into our bedroom not to mention being covered with clothes.

A single-sink vanity goes between the two walls but not down to the floor.
A single-sink vanity goes between the two walls but not down to the floor.

Next week we’re planning to lay the bathroom sub-floors. Since we’re planning a sink vanity in the conservatory that does not touch the floor I wanted to remove the ductwork that was designed to be used in a toe-kick.

This toe-kick duct is used to redirect warm air.
This toe-kick duct is used to redirect warm air.

I pried up the duct work from the floor in the conservatory bathroom.  Charlie had to finish the project by figuring out that the circular flange was bent around to hold it onto the rectangle box.

I hope this round duct will slide back down the hole after the floor is laid.
I hope this round duct will slide back down the hole after the floor is laid.

I’m hoping we can tile around the hole and redirect the air from under the vanity.

Did you have a productive Saturday?

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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.

7 thoughts on “Odds and Ends”

  1. Way to go, Charlie! You two get so much done working together. The end of the hallway is going to look great.

    1. Actually working together is a marriage seminar in itself. I get the ideas then Charlie produces them after raising his eyebrows at me. Jo

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