List, 2018: February Progress

February is my favorite month probably because my birthday happens near the end of the month.

My son made me a 5-layer cake.

I had a great birthday whereby people made me some of my favorite cakes: Tres Leches and yellow cake with buttercream icing.


We worked on the pink bathroom and thus far have repaired the broken tiles.

Many steps took us to this finished wall.
The ceiling is painted white and the old wallpaper has been removed.

While we were away Sug painted the ceiling and removed the old wall paper.

The shower curtain rod needs a good cleaning and maybe some spray paint before being reinstalled.

Charlie took down the shower curtain rod to facilitate the wallpapering.

Anthropologie wallpaper for our pink bathroom.

We still need to paper the walls, hang a new mirror, etc.


After the bathroom is underway I’m heading to the back bedroom where we’ve been storing all sorts of papers and projects.

The treetops Bedroom is sunny in the morning.

That room is our main guest room.  Unfortunately I did not even get started back there in February.  Maybe March.


Charlie told me he is finishing the baseboard trim — “No matter what I say.”

This section of baseboard in the bedroom needs shoe molding.

The only thing I told Charlie about the trim is that the wood is being stored outside and will need some time inside to acclimate before being cut and installed as baseboard.  Unfortunately no progress was made on this project except that Sug painted all the formerly installed baseboard on the first floor.


We traveled to Cuba at the beginning of February.  Both the weather and the people were warm and lovely.

We adventured to Havana, Cuba and a side trip to Viñales for 6 days early in February.

Check out some of our Cuban posts by searching “Trip to Cuba”.

Exterior Outsourcing 

Top priority on our return from Cuba was to finalize our tax paperwork and send it to the accountant.  I did not finish by February 14th as I had hoped but I did get it to the accountant by the 20th and our return is almost finished.


I was planning to return to the gym in the morning starting sometime in February. Didn’t happen.  Then I was planning to start March 1st but I have caught a cold and feel I shouldn’t try to exercise while I’m under the weather. I’m keeping my gym membership as an inducement to get back to it.

If you could cut back on one responsibility what would it be?


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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