I removed all the plastic window panes.
Now we have this view.
We added new outside lighting.
The handrails going to the basement were removed.
My husband built new ones with more of a craftsman look. He is not quite finished with them.
Tile is being installed in the master bath.
Craftsman shutters have been built.
Hardwood flooring is being installed.
New kitchen cabinets
Board and batten in the basement. Also installed by my husband.
The improvement that really changes the look of the house are the rough hewn cedar columns.
Along with all this there was Christmas shopping. Whew!