Priority: Clean the Yard

Charlie and Sug have been trying to get the yard cleaned up for our upcoming party on May 4.

The lumber in the background had become covered with English ivy.

Over the years the westside yard has become overgrown with English ivy that is covering some oak tree stumps and logs.

The soil under the logs is dark and fertile and will hopefully grow new grass.

Charlie was starting to clear this area.  He had to pull away the vines and move the logs back to the fenceline.

Everything was looking neat and tidy.

In the meantime Sug has been clearing the yard beyond her Cottage.

The pile is an eyesore to the Cottage dweller.

Then Charlie accepted a load of wood chips from a tree cutter who had been working in the neighborhood.

This pile couldn’t be in the driveway at a more inopportune moment.

The pile is now filling the driveway.

We have a yard cart but Charlie prefers the wheelbarrow.

The priority is to move the pile to a less central area.

Bucket by bucket the pile is being moved.

And since Charlie arranged for the pile we’re hoping he’s going to move it.

Do you keep priorities in mind when deciding on what to tackle next?

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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