Every Little Thing

My plan for yesterday was to size the dining room walls to prepare for wall paper. My mission was accomplished.

Top of the walls duly
Top of the walls duly sized.

In the mean time I had a check list for Charlie.

The screens are light but always in the way.
The screens are light but always in the way.

For months we’ve  been moving the screens for the conservatory windows from place to place.

The conservatory has 2 walls of windows.
The conservatory has 2 walls of windows.

I don’t plan to use the screens because I prefer looking through the clean panes in the conservatory and the French doors have screen if we want to create a breeze.

Our master closet has a full size window which can create air-flow on a breezy day.
Our master closet has a full size window which can create air-flow on a breezy day.

One of the screens in the pile belonged in the master closet window and Charlie installed that one.

The screen package just fit through the crawlspace entry hole.
The screen package just fit through the crawlspace entry hole.

The remaining six screens needed a permanent repository so Charlie wrapped them in cardboard to keep them from getting poked.  Then he placed them in the crawlspace under the conservatory.

Charlie put a piece of mouse bait near the screens just in case the crawl space gets some visitors who might tear up the screens.
Charlie put a piece of mouse bait near the screens just in case the crawl space gets some visitors who might tear up the screens.

Now we won’t have to move them again. Whoopee.

Do you move clutter around? And around?

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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.

4 thoughts on “Every Little Thing”

  1. Every so often I de-clutter the house, and everything we decide to toss goes out on the curb for a passerby to grab [haven’t put a thing out there yet that hasn’t disappeared by nightfall!] and everything that doesn’t get tossed gets put in the basement cage. And then once a year I have to de-clutter the basement cage which usually causes many disagreements because hubby’s a bit of a pack-rat and I’m the opposite.

    1. We live at the end of a dead-end street so few passersby mean limited success putting out white elephants and yard sales (even when advertised) are a disaster. Jo

      1. Yeah, that makes it hard to get rid of stuff! But it must be so nice and quiet there! Our house is on the side of a main road, but thankfully our condo is on the back side facing the river, so we don’t hear the street noise.

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