With the weather finally nice in Philly (way behind Virginia's schedule, unfortunately) and the basement project wrapped up, there's been a few diversions that have kept us from renovation progress, but it feels good to embrace the better weather after the winter we've had.
The garden is in:
We now have strawberries and blueberries!
Using my great composter and retro clothesline (which comes down and goes in the basement when not in use)!
I came home from work the other day to find that Rob had put an old pile of bricks to a very good use. I love it:
And, I squeezed in planting a few succulents and spicing up the front porch a bit:
Enough diversionary tactics - back to real reno soon.
The basement in Philly is just about done - it's still just a crummy, cruddy basement, mind you, but the walls are no longer crumbling, I have a washer and dryer from this decade, and we now have secure basement windows that are impenetrable. We also have a great 16 foot workbench, a hanging rack for clothes that are just pulled from the dryer, and a new water heater. The water heater was replaced ahead of schedule when the old one decided to bite the dust unexpectedly on our wedding anniversary.
New bars on our basement windows:
Parging in progress:
New water heater:
The walls are still curing so they are various shades of grey (not 50!) while they dry, but they will be a uniform color when fully cured. Wrapping up the basement project means we'll be in a position to store our stuff down there from the next rooms to undergo renovation. And, hopefully it will also mean an end to the endless dust on everything!