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

Postby KirstenN on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:33 pm

You watch "Psycho" for the first time, and all through the movie you keep thinking... 'what a great Queen Anne Victorian'... 'ooh, the woodwork!'... 'look at the newel post lamp'... 'I wonder where I can find wallpaper like that'...

I was so distracted I didn't have time to be scared!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby lupinfarm on Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:39 pm

Funny Kristen...I get it completely.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Daniel Meyer on Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:53 am

You know you're an old house owner if: On this fine Autumn morning it's colder in your kitchen than it is in your refrigerator.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby KathyJB on Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:34 pm

Daniel Meyer wrote:You know you're an old house owner if: On this fine Autumn morning it's colder in your kitchen than it is in your refrigerator.


My floor was.Image
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby lupinfarm on Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:05 pm

Yep I second that. My kitchen is pretty much the same. Although its the room with the most heating vents in, its the room
with the lowest temperature ( even with the furnace cranked right up). Love the picture BTW, how do you say Cute! :)
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Daniel Meyer on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:59 am

You know you're an old house owner if the reason you know there are 40mph north winds blowing outside is that there are *interior* doors slamming inside due to the drafts...
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Abuela on Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:05 pm

You and your spouse run out of time playing one of the "find the hidden object" games because the setting is a very cool old house, and you're too busy admiring it to look for hidden objects.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Fanner on Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:50 am

Daniel Meyer wrote:You know you're an old house owner if the reason you know there are 40mph north winds blowing outside is that there are *interior* doors slamming inside due to the drafts...



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

Postby lupinfarm on Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:36 pm

If you have a contractor over and spend the entire time
Looking at old beams and explaining how you think they are
Beautiful.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby eclecticcottage on Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:37 pm

I couldn't finish the whole thread yet but...

You can't drive past a pile of old windows or doors set out to the curb, even though you have absolutely no need for them, you pick them up and stash them in the shed.

You go into withdrawl if you don't check the materials and free sections on craigslist multiple times per day just in case the needed pieces MIGHT be there this time.

You can't buy 99% of needed items for your home (with the exception of framing lumber which still isn't right because dimentional isn't actually what it is supposed to be) from Home Dept, Lowes, etc.

You spend hours online scoping out pics of other people's houses, vintage appliances etc.

You go to open houses in old homes just to see what they look like and for ideas
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