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

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

Postby Abuela on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:09 pm

When you get a movie from Netflix just because you saw a scene from it in a biography of the the lead actor that included a bathroom feature that you wanted to see more closely.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby DRJR on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:47 pm

shizzy wrote:.....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.


The owner of my local hardware store has been doing this for years. :lol: :lol:
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby cfisher057 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:54 am

The worst part for us is we live right across the street from the village's hardware store. There have been times when they called us!

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

Postby rehabbingisgreen on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:35 am

Abuela wrote:When you get a movie from Netflix just because you saw a scene from it in a biography of the the lead actor that included a bathroom feature that you wanted to see more closely.

I watch movies all the time just to see the furnishings, buildings, and other details. My poor husband will be watching the show and I'm saying OMG LOOK at that wallpaper! or WOW I need that lamp!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby matchbookhouse on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:02 am

I love the "Silent Sunday" movies on TCM, because so many were made in the 20's and the home furnishings were of the period. Plus I've really learned to enjoy the movies as well. Heck, I should have known I was a throwback to an earlier age when my friends' favorite stars were the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and mine were Deanna Durbin and Paul Henreid!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby rkcorrigan on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:14 pm

.....the first time you walked into your house you knew you had to buy it because if you didn't someone else would buy it and paint all of the original woodwork white.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby lisascenic on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:44 pm

.....the first time you walked into your house you knew you had to buy it because if you didn't someone else would buy it and paint all of the original woodwork white.


Yup, we had that experience.

Heck, our *realtor* had that experience. She knew this was the house for us.
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby lupinfarm on Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:51 am

When you talk to your house whilst working on it and say something like this" it will be okay, we will have you back
to your old self soon" then look over your shoulder to see if anyone was around to hear you.
Crazy hey!
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby utopia13 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:13 pm

Oh, I'm right there with ya Farm...I always talk to the peeps & let them know I'm doing my best to get her back to how they built her! I mention that I'm hoping they're happy with all I've done so far! :D
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Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

Postby lupinfarm on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:25 pm

Yep Utopia..I feel that I have to honor the first POs of my house as they must have slogged their lives out just to
get by and survive. I dont think they had alot, they must have been of modest means, as the house is very plain but
when I first visited the house nearly 3 years ago I had the immediate impression that they were very loving. There
is a general feeling of "wellbeing" in this house. I know that might sound cooky but I do get the"warm fuzzies" whenever
I am home. I didnt get that from my previous house, it was souless.
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