January’s the Time to . . .

.  .  .  do things that need getting done.

Taking down the Christmas decorations is a priority early in January.
Taking down the Christmas decorations is a priority early in January.

This year I had no real plan for January — no to-do list yet we accomplished quite a bit.

Charlie's 6' by 6' greenhouse.
Charlie’s 6′ by 6′ greenhouse.

Charlie received a greenhouse kit for Christmas which took us about the entire month to put together. (Greenhouse 1, Greenhouse 2, Greenhouse 3, Greenhouse Final.)

Before: Offsite Project
Before: Offsite Project
After: Offsite Project
After: Offsite Project

In our defense we took two weeks out to brighten a friend’s pad. (Offsite 2, Offsite 3, 4, 5, Offsite 6 and Finale.)

New curtains in the living room.
New curtains in the living room.

I found some items I’ve been searching for including a new mirror, new curtains, and a new duvet cover.

I'm still looking for a vanity stool for my dressing table.
I’m still looking for a vanity stool for my dressing table.

In addition to hanging the mirror I also put up some art in the master suite.

We had the meeting now we need a contract.
Marble 2″ by 4″ tile in the master bathroom.

I contacted our tile setter to get a price and time for installing backsplashes.  Charlie lugged out leftover tile up from the basement to make sure we would have enough for the project.

The Glade consists of a house and a cottage.
The Glade consists of a house and a cottage (left).

So even without a formal, blog-driven task list we, the merry threesome who live at The Glade, got a fair bit accomplished.

Last February we were having 2 tea parties.
Last February we were having 2 tea parties.

As for February we already have some ideas in the works. Big ideas!

What’s on your list?

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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.

4 thoughts on “January’s the Time to . . .”

  1. I need to pull myself together and start making 3 item lists again. That worked well for me until I stopped doing it mid month for some reason. Congratulations on your accomplishments.

    1. 3 items are perfect — doable. I often make lists that encompass more than I can accomplish especially when I’m counting on other people to weigh in. Jo

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