Goings On

First I’d like to respond to a comment from Hidden Hoarder about the solar frog on our side porch.

The frog needs absolute darkness in order to see its internal light.
The frog needs absolute darkness in order to see its internal light.
SolarFrog
The frog needs absolute darkness in order to see its internal light.

I wasn’t sure I could take a reasonable photo of it lit up in the dark.  But there it is.

We own a good variety of games.
We own a good variety of games.

I also started thinking about Game Night.  The antique wash stand in the living room is full of games.

There are even a couple of hand-cut puzzles in the game cupboard.
There are even a couple of hand-cut puzzles in the game cupboard.

I wanted to decide which games we would try to play on our first Game Night in a long time.

This is a fairly innocent game that gets people talking and reveals some unexpected information.
This is a fairly innocent game that gets people talking and reveals some unexpected information.

I narrowed it down to an ice breaker, Boxers and Briefs, and one of two other games.

Hoopla is a game in which everybody playing cooperates to finish the game.
Hoopla is a game in which everybody playing cooperates to finish the game.

We’re shooting for about a dozen people, more than that and we’ll play Hoopla, fewer, Team Trivial Pursuit. My first choice would be Trivial Pursuit.

We've been storing the shutters in the shed.
We’ve been storing the shutters in the shed — the ones in view are only about half the number we have.

Finally, we have a huge pile of exterior shutters that need to be painted.

Charlie prefers the triangle-shaped scraper.
Charlie prefers the triangle-shaped scraper.

Charlie began scraping the old paint this afternoon.

Charlie thought he was finished with this shutter until he looked at the groove full of chippy paint.
Charlie thought he was finished with this shutter until he looked at the groove full of chippy paint.

He estimates 20 minutes per side for scraping.  Then they need to be primed, painted and rehung.

Shutters are difficult to paint with a brush so I plan to use my paint sprayer.
Shutters are difficult to paint with a brush so I plan to use my paint sprayer.

This project might take a while, years even.

What’s going on at your place?

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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.

7 thoughts on “Goings On”

    1. T’ain’t easy. We’ll teamwork it. Charlie doesn’t mind scraping (I hate it) and I don’t mind painting (not his cup of tea). Then we’ll team hang them. We’re planning to do a pair at a time. Jo

  1. The frog light is awesome as is your washstand! The shutters may take awhile, but they are gonna be beautiful once done. Ours are plastic. Not as bad as it sounds. They surprisingly look nice. I think they’ve been painted before because I can see some “wear” spots. So I may need to break out the paint! Teamwork, you and your guy! That’s how it is with us here. I acquired a bunny. Someone needed to find it a home…needless to say I am now a bunny owner. So I am working up some plans for a lovely home built for one special rabbit! Have a happy day! Koko:)

    1. A rabbit hutch — there are lots of cute plans on the web for such a thing. As for the shutters — without them the house looks like a person missing her eyebrows. Our shutters are the old fashioned functional variety. Jo

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