Two Weeks Until . . .

.  .  . we have our Party with a Purpose at The Glade. We’re expecting 25 people or so.

Before
Cottage Before
After
Cottage After

Since we’ve been taking our clutter out of the Cottage so our new tenant can move in, the house now has items that we had been stashing out there.

This year trim lumber was move from the Cottage to the living room to the Cottage and back to the living room.
This year trim lumber was moved from the Cottage to the living room to the Cottage and back to the living room.

For instance the baseboard trim and bits of other trim were redeposited onto the living room floor.

Second floor hallway.
Second floor hallway.

After finishing up the downstairs baseboard Charlie moved the remaining 16-foot 1 by 4s, shoe molding, and ogee to the second floor hallway.

The master bedroom deck in on the left in the photo above.
The master bedroom deck in on the left in the photo above.
The master deck. Note the slanted roof on the center rear of the photo.
The master deck. Note the slanted roof on the center rear of the photo.

We couldn’t take it up the interior steps because the turns are too tight so he hoisted it up to the master bedroom deck,

Charlie moved the wood onto the small slanted roof and through the window on the right. YIKES!
Charlie moved the wood onto the small slanted roof and through the window on the right. YIKES!

then took it in through the window of the back bedroom.

Turning right at the top of the steps is no longer possible.
Turning right at the top of the steps is no longer possible.

The second floor hallway is no longer passable and the middle bedroom is blocked totally.

Moving lumber and finding a new place for it is a chore.
Moving lumber and finding a new place for it is a chore.

The good news is that living room is set up ready for a party,

The loveseats are back in place facing each other.
The loveseats are back in place facing each other.

the conservatory is close,

The dining room is in view behind the conservatory love seat.
The dining room is in view behind the conservatory love seat.

and so is the dining room.

What room in your house is ready for company?

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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.

2 thoughts on “Two Weeks Until . . .”

  1. Yikes is right! Charlie clearly has no fear of heights. I can’t even imagine what he had to do to get all that trim upstairs. The first floor looks good, though.

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