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

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

Postby Fanner on Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:35 am

You're scanning your "friends" pictures on facebook and see a poorly constructed "new" porch railing on an old house. And immediately *need* to come over the Old House Web! :lol:

Which is what brings me here, for the first time *today* :wink:
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Fanner on Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:38 am

:lol: :!: :lol: :!: :lol: :!:

melissakd wrote:...part of your house crumbles into dust, and you say "It was a piece of junk and not original to the home so I wasn't too upset"

: ) MelissaKD

Lynners wrote:The grey structure has since collapsed due to some crazy heavy snowfall. It was a piece of junk and not original to the home so I wasn't too upset!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Lynners on Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Ahaha, love that I was quoted in here! :)

.....several people have told you about the baby buried somewhere in the yard... :shock:
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby melissakd on Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:57 pm

Lynners wrote:.....several people have told you about the baby buried somewhere in the yard... :shock:


Ha-WAT?! That would put me right off gardening, that's for certain.

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

Postby catperson on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:35 am

You know you're an old house owner if most of your friends and relatives don't understand why you live in THAT neighborhood, in THAT old house, when you could live in a nice ranch home in the suburbs. Also you know you're an old house owner when everyone tells you that you could have built a brand new house with all the money you have spent on THAT old house. They also don't understand why your house isn't "done" yet after 25 years.

However, over the holidays, since our house is "almost" done now, some skeptical relatives were extremely impressed and complimentary with the beauty of our old house. We could see it all along, but most people can't until they see the finished product. And there is nothing I enjoy (and crave) more than compliments on my old house!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby melissakd on Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:59 pm

catperson wrote:You know you're an old house owner if most of your friends and relatives don't understand why you live in THAT neighborhood, in THAT old house, when you could live in a nice ranch home in the suburbs.


oh gawsh yes. A nice ranch home in the suburbs that you "don't have to do anything to." As if that was even true; stuff breaks no matter the age.

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

Postby utopia13 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:57 am

....when co-workers give you this :shock: look when you mention that you regularly visit the *peeps up the hill.


*all the po's in the cemetary a few blocks away.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby gregV on Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:08 am

...when you can wake up early in the morning, lay in bed and quietly watch that little mouse store your rice in your shoe. :)
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby melissakd on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:06 pm

It sound all pastoral and picturesque when you put it that way. Reminds me of a line from Yeats about watching the brown mice bob round the oatmeal chest...all *we* got was a rat storing foccaccia in the kitchen wall, blasted nuisance, then it died in the unreachable part of the crawl space and we had to spend a month upstairs with the door shut, bloody ingrate. :x

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

Postby shizzy on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:25 pm

.....when the guy at the hardware store sarts saying "Welcome back!" instead of hello.

.... When the guy at the hardware store greets you with your first name.
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