2000

This is my 2000th post.

The dining room in 2011.
The dining room in 2011.
The dining room in 2016 opens up to new rooms on both sides
The dining room in 2016 opens up to new rooms on both sides

I wrote my very first post on March 4, 2011 about cluttering.  I guess things haven’t changed much except that they actually have.

The original downstairs floor plan.
The original downstairs floor plan.
The new floor plan includes an enlarged kitchen and a conservatory with a full bathroom.
The new floor plan includes an enlarged kitchen and a conservatory with a full bathroom.

Since then we’ve had 2 additions designed and built which have increased the size of the house by about 50%.

Here I am on the 12-foot ladder painting the back of the house.
Here I am on the 12-foot ladder painting the back of the house.

We still have projects to complete but no longer have an architect or contractor.  We’re on our own.

The Glade
The Glade

Now you know us a lot better than you did when we started. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

What significant change has happened in the last 5 years in your life?

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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.

8 thoughts on “2000”

  1. Congratulations, Jo! You’ve done an amazing job on both the house and the blog. Thinking about the past 5 years is too much thought before I’ve had my coffee, but I’ve sure enjoyed following your journey.

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