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by AdkNorth
Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Is this the type of community we want to be?
Replies: 16
Views: 4970

You know what? Abuela's right. I'm out too. I guess the thing is, I was really enjoying a supportive community of folks who share my passion and interests. The level of unkindness, and the fact that other members have been offended enough to leave (from more than just this one thread, and more than ...
by AdkNorth
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Sometimes, the Old Way is the Best Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Maybe not a custom, so much. But something I really like about our area. During the Summer, every town of any size has outdoor concerts in the little bandshell/gazebo thing on Saturday nights. Some towns have their park on the lakes, sometimes the town park is a Village Green sort of thing. Almost e...
by AdkNorth
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old house confessions
Replies: 32
Views: 6447

Right Rev. HB, I made the calls, and even then, did not feel I had properly atoned for my transgressions. I prayed long, kneeling on my parquet floor. I searched for the truth gazing into my original brass keyplates and molded glass knobs. I recited the botanical names of the hardwoods from dawn 'ti...
by AdkNorth
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Great website for many in-the-wall products
Replies: 23
Views: 4080

Anyone ever see the MASH episode with the Spam Lamb? :shock:

Ew.
by AdkNorth
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Sometimes, the Old Way is the Best Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Great stuff! Hey Eaton - We have a lot of the same "customs" in common. The "you have to wave no matter what," "everyone goes to the back door," especially. Also, after you mentioned it, I realized that all our friends in town leave their porch light on until right when they go to bed. John B - I'm ...
by AdkNorth
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Sometimes, the Old Way is the Best Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Hey Tujo - Hadn't seen you in a while. I was wondering where you were! You seriously have buggys outside on your road?!! That's way cool.
by AdkNorth
Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old house confessions
Replies: 32
Views: 6447

Dangerous! :twisted: In the current Brooklyn place - I patched a big hole in plaster with a piece of posterboard and drywall compound. And, uh, I tore out the 1940s metal cabinets and threw them out. (Honestly, they were pretty rusted.) In the new old house in the mountains ... oh, no. I ain't sayin...
by AdkNorth
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Sometimes, the Old Way is the Best Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Sometimes, the Old Way is the Best Way!

Hey, old-housers! I recently had some fun chatting with an old-house friend about old-fashioned customs in our areas ... things that have hung on 'cause that's the way it is and it works. (Or things that are just plain cool!) 8) How about your area? I'll start ... Many of the houses in our immediate...
by AdkNorth
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 1938 remodeling of 19th c. homes
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Ow! You're killing me! It is fascinating though.

And the article looks so nice and friendly with that "Lucy and Ricky" font.
by AdkNorth
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Water, water, everywhere....
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

That is really, really weird! :shock: It's welling up as if something underneath there is filling with water and overflowing upwards through the floor? Or is it more like it is "seeping" up, like a condensation thing, water seeking out the different temp in the room? I just handled the sub-contracto...