Removing the Ramp

We had installed a ramp up to the front door for our wheelchair-bound friend who has not yet been able to visit.

The ramp is not staying in front of the house during the winter.
The ramp is not staying in front of the house during the winter.

Thinking about landscaping in spring we wanted to clear the area in front of the house. Unfortunately Charlie found the ramp too heavy to move by himself.

The ramp itself was built in one piece.
The ramp itself was built in one piece.

While our son was over for Thanksgiving dinner Charlie enlisted his help removing the ramp.

Co-operation made moving the ramp a reasonably easy task.
Co-operation made moving the ramp a reasonably easy task.

It’s being stored behind The Cottage until we need it.

The platform at the top is also being stored.
The platform at the top is also being stored.

Maybe we’ll find some seasonal decorations to spiff up the now-empty porch.

This mock-up is totally generic made by using the spray paint feature on my Paint program.
This mock-up is totally generic made by using the spray paint feature on my Paint program.

I showed Charlie a quick mock-up of the front of the house with bushes.  He was horrified shocked.

How was your Thanksgiving meal? Favorite dish?

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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.

6 thoughts on “Removing the Ramp”

  1. It was nice of you to go to the trouble so that your friend could visit. One of my close family members is wheelchair-bound, so I know your friend must have appreciated your consideration.

    Incidentally, I also like the look of the house with bushes. Since it’s all done with computers, though, you could have some fun with it. I wonder how your house would look in a jungle clearing, for example? 🙂

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