Away for the Winter

Yesterday was a beautifully clear day albeit cooooold.

The shutters are fine in the weather but should not sit on the ground all winter due to termites and dampness.
The shutters are fine in the weather but should not sit on the ground all winter due to termites and dampness.

Charlie, however, put on his insulated one-piece overalls and got busy outside clearing up issues that shouldn’t ride the winter.

A gratuitous photo of our Wee Little House.
A gratuitous photo of our Wee Little House.

We probably have 16 or so pairs of shutters for the house most of which we’ve been storing in the wee little house (our shed).

Shutters in front and also against the back wall of the shed.
Shutters in front and also against the back wall of the shed.

Somehow Charlie made space for five more pairs.

Looks like some serious leaf-clearing is also in the offing.
Looks like some serious leaf-clearing is also in the offing.

Now the east side of the house looks much neater.

The propane tanks for both the house and Cottage are hidden from view on the side of the Cottage where the path had become obscured over the summer.
The propane tanks for both the house and Cottage are hidden from view on the side of the Cottage where the path had become obscured over the summer.

Then he cleared the path to the propane tanks.

Our propane tanks sit behind the Cottage unseen from the house.
Our propane tanks sit behind the Cottage unseen from the house.

I had been worrying the truck would come to deliver propane and the driver wouldn’t be able to navigate the tall grass behind the Cottage.

What’s your leaf clearing method: blower, rake, lawn mower, the North Wind?

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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 “Away for the Winter”

  1. I finally succeeded in getting the mulching cover installed on my riding mower. Bought it several years ago and gave up but tried again after watching some YouTube videos. Still a struggle but I swear, it was like an extra hand came down and manipulated it just right! It worked very well! Congratulations on your list progress, by the way. I was so tired after making my way through the long list I couldn’t comment. Happy Thanksgiving, too.

    1. Thanks, Barbara. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Where would we be without YouTube telling us how to do “it”? That reminds me , I need a riding mower. Jo

  2. Also, this showed up in my email the other day but the link took me to an error page on your blog. This morning it didn’t show up but I went looking because I just couldn’t believe that you didn’t have a post. So others may not have gotten it in email, either.

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