It Didn’t Rain

I was planning to paint but the forecast predicted rain.

The formerly messy corner in my bedroom.
Look! A place to sit and put on my shoes.

I stayed in and cleaned up some of my clothes.

Only the shingles remain to be painted.

My friend in the Cottage tried to get some painting in before the rain.

Loving the fresh paint.

She primed and painted all the exterior trim and the blue/grey panels on the front of the Cottage.

This shutter decorates the side of the Cottage.

The exterior shutter is painted and ready to rehang after the shingles are painted.

What incentive do encourages you to get started finish a project?


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 “It Didn’t Rain”

  1. For me, no projects ever progress at a sensible pace. I’m back and forth between having the house take over my life and being so burnt out I don’t do anything. Hopefully this changes because I have a really long list of small, manageable jobs.

    1. I like to have multiple projects going at the same time — maybe my theatre background. My friend, on the other hand, likes to finish up something before starting something knew. We’re training each other. Jo

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