Like many people this past year, home improvement projects took on new focus with the Coronavirus and the shutdown. Initially at the beginning of the year we had closed to complete a few planned projects like the Antietam Room renovation, the painting of the Generals Quarters and the back foyer entrance. These projects were finished just in time for guests to return in February; and then the shutdown occurred. So we decided to take advantage of the ‘time off’ and complete some smaller projects as well.
While Amy went to work full time at the hospital, Chris focused on outside yard work. First was cleaning out flower beds with a little help from Maya and Zoey.
Next came some repair work of the brick sidewalk. Really Chris was just playing in the sand.
Since we were not able to go forward with our patio project, we decided just to turn it into a grass seating area. We cleared out the old flower bed and laid 25 rolls of sod. Chris was having flashbacks to his golf course days and was really hoping to build a putting green, but Amy said ‘NO’.
Fortunately, we were able to wrap up these projects before things started to open up again in late summer and only had one more on the schedule. Since purchasing the Inn in 2015 we had been wanting to pave the parking area and recoat the driveway and 2020 was the year. It looks more inviting when pulling in and is so much easier for guests to park. It is definitely much easier for the snow removal then the old gravel was.
As usual we have a few projects lined up for this year so stay tuned and we’ll see what 2021 brings.