Dull Weekend Planned

Two weeks ago Charlie had knee surgery with complications so he’s been limping around.  I was taken down with a headache producing sinus condition.  We’ll both be fine but for now are sluggishly trying to snap back into action.

Charlie plays funerals, church services, and weddings in addition to secular gigs.

Our plans for the weekend are not very exciting.  Saturday morning we’re heading to a funeral where Charlie is the musician.

Maybe I can get the wallpaper removed.

I’m hoping to get just one task finished of the many we have in the works.  Perhaps I can remove the wallpaper in the pink bathroom. Or continue to remove the tiles in there.  The ceiling needs to be wiped down and painted. I also want to buy tile adhesive and measure the room up for new wallpaper. Any one of these items would be happily checked off the list.

Charlie also plays the organ.

In the late afternoon we have a casual church service at which Charlie is also the musician.

Our attic vents are screened to keep bats and other creatures outside.

Then I have signed us up at the National Wildlife Center (#11 on my 101 in 1001) for a night hike to observe bats.  I’m hoping Charlie will be in shape for a hike but his leg might be too tired due to 2+ hours of piano playing. He stomps his foot a lot and feels it adds to the general distress he feels in his leg.

The new gable will greet The Cottage tenant.

Finally we’re picking up my friend who lives in The Cottage from her week away in the tropics on a mission trip.

I need to pull down this wallpaper.

That’s a full day which doesn’t promise to be too productive.

What’s your feeling about bats?


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 “Dull Weekend Planned”

  1. You have a lot going on, especially when you’re both in recovery stage. Your tenant has a nice new door roof to greet her. Bats – I know they are very helpful but I don’t want them in my house either. At dusk I think I see them flying around swooping in the air, but maybe I’m seeing some type of bird. As long as they are outside I’m happy.

  2. I love bats! They’re wonderful, helpful little creatures who have a bad rap due to folk tales. I’ve considered building a bat house, but never got around to it. I haven’t seen them around here lately, which seems odd because we have wetlands full of yummy bugs nearby. Take it easy and get well!

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