A Warm Day in February

We’re having an unseasonably warm day today.

The Cottage dweller is planning to spend some time in the yard on the John Deere.
The Cottage dweller is planning to spend some time in the yard on the John Deere.

Everybody’s excited to get outside and do something.

The back stairs to the conservatory.
The back stairs to the conservatory.

I have a small project for Charlie on this 67+ degree day:  Powerwash the back of the conservatory.

The stairs are dirty.
The stairs are dirty.
The porch deck especially has a combination of moss and grime.
The porch deck especially has a combination of moss and grime.

We get green scum gunk on the north side of the house that accumulates from time to time.

The window ledges are also mossy.
The window ledges are also mossy.

When spring comes there are so many other things to do we often don’t get to the small but necessary tasks.

I'm ready to put the olive trees outside.
I’m ready to put the olive trees outside.

I want to put the olive trees outside since the weather is forecast to be above freezing until next winter.

Are you making any upgrades or changes that are simply cosmetic?

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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 “A Warm Day in February”

  1. In my experience, putting the olive trees out would guarantee a cold snap and a frost in a day or two despite the forecast. Maybe you have better luck, though! It is going to be another month or so for spring to catch up here, but I am excited to work on the mosaic.

    1. The olive trees can survive below freezing but they wouldn’t want to be exposed to temperatures in the teens. But you’re right about weather being fickle. Jo

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