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Changes in 2020

January 21, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

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.  

Antietam bathroom

generals quartersnew foyer

 

 

 

 

 

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.

new flower bed

rabbit in garden

dog laying in sun

 

 

 

 

 

Next came some repair work of the brick sidewalk. Really Chris was just playing in the sand.

brick work

brick sidewalk

sand bucket

 

 

 

 

 

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’.

old garden

new grass area

new sitting area

 

 

 

 

 

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.

parking lot work

rolling parking lot

Parking stalls

new driveway

welcoming entrance

 

 

 

 

 

As usual we have a few projects lined up for this year so stay tuned and we’ll see what 2021 brings.

 

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