The Blizzard of 2016

We have had more than 2 feet of snow over the past weekend.

The living room looking toward the dining room and the kitchen beyond.
The living room looking toward the dining room and the kitchen beyond.

As always I am happy to stay in the house and putter around.

The day after the storm was a beautiful, bright, sunny day loaded with snow.
The day after the storm was a beautiful, bright, sunny day loaded with snow.

Charlie, on the other hand, likes to get out and get shoveling.

The snow blew up against the conservatory doors.
The snow against the conservatory doors looks like a wave.
As I looked at the door I kept thinking of this painting.
As I looked at the door I kept thinking of this painting.

We couldn’t get out the conservatory door because snow had blown up against it.

The master suite terrace also had 2 feet of snow.
The master suite terrace also had 2 feet of snow.

But Charlie wanted to get onto the conservatory roof to lighten the snow; the conservatory roof is also the deck off the master bedroom.

Three years of bank statements ready to be filed.
Three years of bank statements ready to be filed.

In the meantime I spent part of my time organizing bank statements and tax papers.  I haven’t actually filed away any paperwork since the renovation began in 2013 but things are getting more or less back to normal except for the occasional project where we have to empty a room.

Charlie expressed concern about the pink fabric on the mantel -- now I'll have to keep it there.
Charlie expressed concern about the pink fabric on the mantel — now I’ll have to keep it there.

For now I’ll be happy to gaze upon the things we have finished, or nearly so.

When trapped in the house do you get cabin fever? Or are you happy for a break?

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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.

13 thoughts on “The Blizzard of 2016”

    1. I used to live in western Pennsylvania where nothing was ever cancelled for snow. I’m happy to stay in for a few days. No cabin fever for me; Charlie is going stir crazy calling everyone he knows on the phone. Ha ha. Jo

  1. I like snow that comes and goes quickly–which yours won’t! Fortunately we can walk to stores and restaurants, so if we’re snowed in (it’s never happened), we can get out of the cabin! I do get fever! Take it easy, you two!

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