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

Postby csnyder on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:09 pm

emmy wrote:Your Christmas/Birthday/Wish list consists of:
1. The book Working Windows by T Meany


That's the first item on my Christmas list, too!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby Daniel Meyer on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:23 pm

On my Christmas list:

Contractors trash bags.

Third year in a row!
CUAgain,
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby nezwick on Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:25 pm

...you're proud to show off the fact that your dining room has never, in the house's entire history, had an electrical receptacle. (At least a receptacle as we know them today. They probably used Edison adapters in the ceiling light fixture.)

...you and your brother take an 8.5 hour round trip in one day out East to pick up a load of doors, sash, old light fixtures, and misc. "junk" that was stripped from an 1886 farmhouse... and when that trip costs $140 in gasoline alone.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby tylerstacer on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:13 am

you feel sophisticated and uneasy in a new modern construction.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby alexmercer on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:23 am

you feel modern kitchen designs are just computer graphics
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