Believe It or Not . . .

Today the tile setters for the bathroom tile are scheduled to start.

UPDATE: The tilers showed up this morning — 2 crews of 2 men each (one crew for each bathroom) and a supervisor.  Woo hoo!! So excited.  Hope to have some pictures tomorrow. 

I hope the tillers start in the conservatory bathroom laying down the white basketweave tile.
I hope the tillers start in the conservatory bathroom laying down the white basketweave tile.

I can hardly believe it.

So happy not to need to report.
So happy not to need to report.

I had been called for Federal jury duty for the month of May but I was not chosen to be a juror. This week I have been called to serve for county jury duty.  Happily last night’s daily call-in released me from this obligation as well. I cannot be called again for a year.

The inside of the invitation gives all the details.
The inside of the invitation gives all the details.

I spent some time designing the printed invitations for our Boxing Day party.

An illustration that would be perfect for a Boxing Day party invitation.
An illustration that would be perfect for a Boxing Day party invitation.
The sepia tone instantly ages the print.
The sepia tone instantly ages the print.

Using the Windows editor I colored to sepia-tone the old Boxing Day print which I wanted to use on the front.

The words to Good King Wenceslas is on the back of the card.
The words to Good King Wenceslas are on the back of the card.

Then with Publisher I laid out a folded card which uses a regular-sized 8.5″ by 11″ piece of paper.  However I used a heavier than usual cream-colored bond paper for the printing.

I printed 25 invitations.
I printed 25 invitations.

Only thing left to is fold them and hand them out.  I’ll also create a similar invitation for emailing.

Do you have a favorite party theme? Or do you like to change things up?

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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 “Believe It or Not . . .”

    1. I’m at work hoping Charlie will email me a photo soon. The actual tile setters were both men with years and years (like me) of experience. I’m tickled. Jo

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