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You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby BobG on Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:28 am

When you drive by a junk pile, and you see a door, you think about what room it will fit and if you need it right now ...
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Postby Jeanne on Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:45 am

When someone mentions considering vinyl replacement windows you jump on your soapbox.
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Postby HB on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:33 am

you know more about plaster than any of the employees at the local masonary supply store....
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Re: You know your an old house owner if ...

Postby majederr on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:37 am

BobG wrote:When you drive by a junk pile, and you see a door, you think about what room it will fit and if you need it right now ...


Or when you drive by a junk pile, see a door, and grab it without any concern over the size or if you'll ever be able to use it. The "I might need that syndrome"...
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Postby Jim K in PA on Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:45 am

You hear about a local landmark scheduled for demolition and decide to volunteer to spearhead the effort to save it. I am just about to do that, just as my own restoration gets underway.
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Postby Heath on Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:25 am

...you can't remember what it was that you used to do with your "free" time before you started working on the house.

(good thread for today)
If you think you can't....you're probably right.
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Postby Chris on Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:51 am

Heath wrote:...you can't remember what it was that you used to do with your "free" time before you started working on the house.


So, so true!

... when you're running back to the basement to grab a tool, you're brainstorming witty replies for the next time your co-workers say, "Are you done with the house yet?" Snort!
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Postby Edee on Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:07 pm

When holidays roll around and you groan to yourself, thinking how much you could get done on those days off, if you didn't have to go visit....
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Postby Bridget on Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:21 pm

You SERIOUSLY consider cancelling your vacation and using the money to buy the silent paint stripper, that vintage clawfoot tub (in PERFECT condition ) at the salvage yard, and about a dozen other things I would buy "if I only had the money"!!
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Postby Steve Caraker on Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:50 pm

When you read a thread on the board about the " silent paint stripper", order one, and then behave like a little kid just before Christmas waiting for it to arrive so you can play with it.
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