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Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:35 pm

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Gotta put in the shoe trim yet but that's all the knees will take for today. Looking like a real room now. That's the cat door to the basement in the corner. Now it's beginning to look a lot like cocktails!

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:32 pm

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Re: The edit-able house thread

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:26 pm

If it will make you feel any better we can ask Tdarcos to take a picture of his living arrangement.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by loafergirl » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:54 pm

'Vark I've been living at a house in pretty crappy shape for the past 10 years. Annoyances including torn up linoleum, particleboard cupboards that were missing some facings, and others were cracked, cracked linoleum tiles in the upstairs bathroom (that has a step up to the tub in an awkward place for plumbing that has access through a HOLE IN THE FLOOR), and a downstairs half bath that has butterscotch porcelain, among many many other less aesthetic issues. =L
So, no, not the tiki bar so much as your whole kitchen that had actual tiles, and way nicer cabinets and counter than we have, your bathroom that though fitted with a cheap bath fitter thing (ours also has cheap bath fitter thing that has way yellowed with age) was one level with your tub... etc... but the new things you chose were also lovely, and your work looks nice, and I enjoy your Far side touch to your laundry room.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:10 pm

What, the tiki bar in the basement?

Glad to see you back here on Jolt Country!

Re: The edit-able house thread

by loafergirl » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:39 pm

'Vark, I kinda want to physically harm you right now, what you ripped out, I would have loved to have =L Alas, alack. Your work looks amazing though.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm

We ditched our landline when we moved. Had enough of internet+phone+cable prices.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by Tdarcos » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:27 am

Jizaboz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Ah you actually have floor heat vents! I've got baseboard electric heaters and ancient AC only central air that blows cold air down from the ceiling.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but since heat rises and cold falls, Iwould think this would be more efficient, as the cold air would cool the hottest part of the room first, and the hot air would heat the coldest part.
AArdvark wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:49 am
There were three or four must-haves when we were house shopping: gas heat, central air, no stairs ( or very few), two car garage, quiet crime free area. Everything else is a bonus.
If you think that's much of a requirement, back in the '70s and '80s, there were three local phone companies in Southern California. First was Pacific Telephone, the local Bell company; second was General Telephone of Califonia, an independent telephone company and part of GTE the largest non-bell telephone company in the country; and Continental Telephone, who covered small rural areas.

General Telephone covered some smaller cities like Long Beach and Santa Monica; Pacific had most of the larger ones like LA and San Diego. General Telephone wasn't a very good company. The California Public Utilities Commission once referred to General Telephone as "the worst telephone company in America, bar none." The company was aware of its (bad) reputation; if you go on YouTube and search for General Telephone commercial, you'll find one apparently from the '80s or '80s where a man in a suit says he's from General Telephone, whereupon the off-screen auudience boos, and pelts him with raw eggs and other things, as he explains the company is spending millions to upgrade its equipment.

Back then, real estate agents in Southern California routinely got this demand from home buyers ahead of everything else: "Don't show us any homes in GTE territory." Even Watts or Compton were better choices, as they were served by Pacific Telephone.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:49 am

There were three or four must-haves when we were house shopping: gas heat, central air, no stairs ( or very few), two car garage, quiet crime free area. Everything else is a bonus.

THE
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AARDVARK

Re: The edit-able house thread

by Jizaboz » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 pm

Ah you actually have floor heat vents! I've got baseboard electric heaters and ancient AC only central air that blows cold air down from the ceiling.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:22 am

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New floor, yay

Re: The edit-able house thread

by pinback » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:07 pm

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So Seventies

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:34 pm

Update! Well, its been five years since we moved in so its time to freshen up the paint. The office was a canary yellow when we first got here. I put on a light gray coat of paint and called it good, I had too many more important rooms to take care of. Now it's time to rip out the carpet and put down a floor, then trim wood to match the rest of the house. The fun never stops with homo nership. There was some kind of Armstrong tile under the carpet that the last owners couldn't bother removing before they put down cheap carpet. I took that out today. Ill take a couple pix and post them here later.

Note this is all from my laptop cause the desktop PC is in temp storage until I get the room done.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:09 am

As an afterthought I also put disco lights in my lawn tractor. Hey why not.



Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 am

Have to buy the stuff to put it in, that's how it works. We inquired about having Homeless Despot install the doors. They wanted $1700 just to put them in. Uh, no, so I did it. It kinda beat me up and took a day and a half but they're in and I'm all proud and everything.

THE front porch really needed an upgrade as it was just a concrete slab with no class at all. I didn't want to have to get a building permit so the new construction is a simple platform that just sits over the old porch. No permanent attachment but it looks way better than it did. Next year is new siding. I'm not doing it.

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Re: The edit-able house thread

by Tdarcos » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:00 am

Jizaboz wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 pm
the brick wall in the other side was about to move away from the rest of the house until I had 4K worth of foundation stabilization work done.
"Spending money. It's what you do on vacation™."

Re: The edit-able house thread

by Jizaboz » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 pm

Thankfully, my house is mostly bricks. Shittily, the brick wall in the other side was about to move away from the rest of the house until I had 4K worth of foundation stabilization work done.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by Jizaboz » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:06 pm

I need to hire someone to paint one side of my house next week. Used to be my yard was the first thing you noticed about the ol ranch house that’s at my address of at one digit short of 666 My Street. Now it’s obvious everyone else has vinyl siding and my house hasn’t been painted since the late 80s or so.

Re: The edit-able house thread

by AArdvark » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:40 am

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Building a front porch, it's what you do on vacation

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