The First Day

It’s the first day of the second half of the year.

We still have some long trim on the upstairs hallway floor.

I feel like our renovation plans get pre-empted by weather, family, and fun.

The closet needs trim, too.

We are doing a better job keeping things neat since the master closet was built (but not finished).

Next week improvement work travels back inside the Cottage.

Lots of progress has been made in and around the Cottage because the tenant has more energy than I do.

We are eating from the garden — tomatoes, Swiss chard, string beans, and sugar snap peas.

Hoping to have productive updates soon.

What’s your biggest success in the first half of 2017?



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.

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