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Who are we?

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Re: Who are we?

Postby pqtex on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:50 am

Sashguy wrote:Hi, I'm George, wife is Paula and Labrador is Brandi. We live in the Woodland Heights in Houston in a 1936 tract home. By trade, I am a Historic Preservationist specializing in double hung sash windows manufactured between 1860 and 1940 servicing the Houston/Galveston area.


Welcome, George!

It's nice to know you're here. I'm in Beaumont, with 26 or so original double hung one-over-one windows, along with the original screen frames in my 1913 house. The windows are all in pretty good shape, but all need some work and upkeep, such as replacing sash cords, unsticking old paint, etc. Nice to have a "local" expert on board here!
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My great-grandparents' 1913 farmhouse

Too bad the spam got so bad. Some of us have been spending time at the new community for folks with a love of old houses at wavyglass.org
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Re: Who are we?

Postby eclecticcottage on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:07 am

I'm Heather, my husband is Mike, high school sweethearts married 17 years. No kids, just one big, barky attack dog (seriously, she has issues-she's a rescue, we are her 3rd home). The Cottage is our second house. Our first house was (is?) a 1920's Vernacular that was forever testing our patience. We still own it, as we couldn't get a mortgage for the Cottage so we took a home equity on the Old House. No biggie, we use it as our "business" now. (I have a full time day job, dh works full time at our business, making t-shirts, automotive decals and selling vintage/milk paint/beeswax/natural craft supplies). The Cottage is a 1950's single story cottage, built as a summer cottage on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario and a tick under 700 sq ft. We got a great deal on it (the story is on the blog linked in my sig, it's a bit long) and we're trying to shoe-string it back into shape. We've got an eclectic cottage theme, hence my SN and blog name, mainly sticking with keeping as many original features as possible and using 2nd hand vintage decor when possible. We've got an enamel top table in the dining room and a 1920's era china cabinet in the living room, a 1950's stove to be installed in the kitchen-basically, what you would probably have found in a cottage at the time it was built (rather than all new items, new when needed but older items from your "main" house or bought second hand).
The Cottage Blog: http://eclecticcottage.blogspot.com/

Current home: 1950's Summer Cottage turned year round home (the Cottage)
-@ 700 sq ft, heated with a wood stove, on the shore of Lake Ontario
Previous home: 1920's Vernacular (the Old House)
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Re: Who are we?

Postby Phredly on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:17 pm

Hello, I am Douglas. I'm about 54 years old. For ten years I lived with my wife in her early 20th century bungalow. It may have been a catalog house.
At any rate, cancer took her from us about 3 years back and I moved to my present house last October. It's giving me a new lease on life!
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Re: Who are we?

Postby CivilWarHome on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:28 pm

I love to revisit this thread after a time has passed and see/meet the new members!

Welcome to the ones that have joined since my last visit.
Douglas, so sorry for your loss.
Brandy
185? Italianate
Macon, Mo
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Re: Who are we?

Postby Farmhouse on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm not new to the forum, but I haven't posted anything since 2004. I've been lurking, though. :wink:

With the recent sale of our current house (which came as a bit of a surprise; we were completely unprepared!), we just started the entire house hunting ordeal all over again. We've been looking at houses ranging in age from 1840 to 1925. Considering the plain, ole' vernacular-style farmhouses are what I'm most familiar with, I never thought I would admit to this, but I've come to appreciate and enjoy the styling the early-1900's had to offer. The woodwork in some of the houses we've looked at (c. 1915-1925, American Foursquares, Bungalows, Craftsman Cottages) has been gorgeous. A friend of mine found us a great American Foursquare for sale, but unfortunately, it's become a short sale; I don't think we have the time necessary (4-6 months, according to the list agent) to wait the deal out. The search continues ...

Anyway, I'm back! Hopefully, in the next couple months, I'll have a "new" old house to share. :)
"On this site, in 1897 . . . nothing happened."
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Re: Who are we?

Postby Infogeek on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 pm

New here. I grew up in an 1860s Federal back in the 70s and loved the character and solidity of older homes. After several years in new construction (definitely not what it is cracked up to be!) and currently in a 1950s house, I am set to close on my 1890 farm house in a few weeks. Glad to find a forum of old home lovers!
Jon

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1890s Farm House
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Re: Who are we?

Postby Farmhouse on Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:25 am

Infogeek wrote:New here. I grew up in an 1860s Federal back in the 70s and loved the character and solidity of older homes. After several years in new construction (definitely not what it is cracked up to be!) and currently in a 1950s house, I am set to close on my 1890 farm house in a few weeks. Glad to find a forum of old home lovers!


Welcome, Jon! We haven't had very good luck with new construction. :? In fact, we just sold our custom-built home in order to escape back into a period home. We thought new construction would be the answer to a lot of the problems we were experiencing with our circa-1865 farmhouse; it wasn't. It was actually worse.
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Re: Who are we?

Postby Ttowle on Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 pm

My name is Tracy. I am an unemployed disabled Army veteran. 45 years old and separated. Many years ago, when my kids were little, we bought a 1919 'farmhouse'. I loved it, the ex hated it. I was heartbroken when we had to sell it in a move. I am ecstatic to be in an old home again. I recently found out that my mother has brain cancer. Hopefully the 1925 bungalow I am now in will help to keep me occupied and my mind off of things. :D
1925 Florida land-boom bungalow
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Re: Who are we?

Postby gluby174 on Tue May 22, 2012 8:50 pm

I dont think I posted here,so here go's,I am 56 years old ,married to my lovely wife for allmost thirty years,four kids.I have been in the construction industry for 38 years.For 11 years I learned my trade working for a custom builder on the jersey shore.I opened my own business and had it for 15 years.
I went back to school and followed my dream and recieved my Industrial Arts Cert.I now teach HS woodshop/construction tech in my local town ,Gene
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Re: Who are we?

Postby RSteele21 on Thu May 24, 2012 12:34 pm

Hello everyone, we are new to this forum and also new to home ownership!
So we will probably have a ton of questions over the course of time, and hopefully
some answers as well. So without further adu,

My name is Ryan.
My wife is Kerianne
I'm 29 and she's 26.
We've been married for almost 2 years (this August).
No kids, Unless you count our miniature daschaund Luka.
I work in the automotive industry. Kerianne is director of weddings and events in the floral industry.
This is our first house to own.
I'm very much into sports (baseball, golf and football) Kerianne loves her gardening and home improvement projects.

We are excited to become part of this forum and hopefully be of some assistance throughout the years.
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