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When, sometime, somebody in the past, has...well...carpeted your fireplace.

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(this, from my Mom's new-old house project.
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And yes...the gas logs ARE hooked up...

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Daniel....Thats just plain crazy. I seen carpet in the bathroom, carpet ontop of the toilet, carpet in the kitchen but
I aint never seen carpet in a fireplace. :?
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When your top priority when revisiting your college town for the first time in almost 30 years is to visit the old houses that you lived in or owned there. That you are excited beyond measure that the very first old house that you owned is for sale so that no one is likely to call the cops on you for walking back and forth in front of it taking pictures. And that you actually cry with relief to see that the owners since you lived there (early 1980's) have ripped out all of the hideous "upgrades" that the 1970's previous owner installed and you couldn't afford to change on your new-graduate salary (especially while paying 1980 double-digit mortgage rates) and restored it in a way that really brings out it's beauty.

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(In the interest of full disclosure, along with visiting all of the old houses I could find and walking through the campus, I also checked out the head shop I worked in for two years that's still there, stopped in awe in front of the old concert venue where I saw so many up and coming artists because I never expected it would still be open, and had a three way and two coneys with at the college-hangout Skyline, followed by double-chocolate chunk ice cream with hot fudge at Graeters. My taste memory didn't deceive me - they were still all so very delicious!)
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Wow Abuela....what a great house!!!! :shock:

And Daniel....that post needs to be copied & pasted into the "PO Follies" thread....big time!

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Daniel Meyer wrote:When, sometime, somebody in the past, has...well...carpeted your fireplace.
OK... I'm surely testing fate, so I shouldn't write that... but... that one sets a record! Don't think I've EVER seen one as crazy as that! E.V.E.R.
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Texas_Ranger wrote:
Daniel Meyer wrote:When, sometime, somebody in the past, has...well...carpeted your fireplace.
OK... I'm surely testing fate, so I shouldn't write that... but... that one sets a record! Don't think I've EVER seen one as crazy as that! E.V.E.R.
I even had to do a double-take when I realized the gas logs are actually hooked up... (shakes head).
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It evokes even more of that 'warm and fuzzy' feeling :shock:

And Abuela..Graeters? Where in OH did you go to school?

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senegal_jen wrote:And Abuela..Graeters? Where in OH did you go to school?
What, my mention of Skyline didn't give it away? ;) UC College of Engineering, 1980. Cincinnati was actually the only place where Graeters was sold at the time, and only in their shop (no grocery stores). The Clifton store still made some of their ice cream in old wooden ice cream makers in their shop. This trip renewed my 35-year assertion that theirs is the very best ice cream ever.
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