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  1. General Chat
    How do you think you manage to keep your home clean? Is it: 1) Having and Taking the time to do things right 2) Having organization systems set up to prevent messes 3) Having the right house - plenty of storage, the right set up, etc. 4) Something else I haven't even thought of Also, is...
  2. General Chat
    The pools are enclosed to keep bugs and lizards out. Where I live, there aren't any alligators yet our pool is screened in. In terms of the weather, I don't know what is considered cold to you but the last couple of years, it has been really cold in December. I'm talking pants and heavy jackets.
  3. General Chat
    I'm borrowing something I posted on another thread about some of the weird houses that we visited recently while house hunting. I thought we could share some of the weird strange houses that we have seen. You might even have lived in one of these! Or maybe you visited someone who had an odd...
  4. General Chat
    Yep, today we become house hunters. No, our home hasn't sold yet, although we have some lookers coming over the weekend. But Hubby wants to look this weekend and get a feel for what's out there, prices, etc. I'm a little nervous about it. It's been over 35 years since I last looked for a...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    My house has been on the market for a month. Not one looker yet. It's priced on the lower end of the market and is supposed to be in a good neighborhood. My agent said they are being very strict with loans right now. Really?! When I was looking at real estate 7 years ago, they were giving out...
  6. General Chat
    ~On a whim today I looked up some real estate ads and made an appointment to see a couple of houses. I feel guilty for 'wasting' the realtor's time since I'm only just starting the search. It's pretty unlikely that we'll buy either of these. It took us a year to find this little place 8 years...
  7. News you can use
    Investment houses pull back on emergency Fed loans Wall Street companies are continuing to scale back their borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program.
  8. Just Tips
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JkPk0CIo4
  9. Green Living
    ~I saw these last month in Reader's Digest. This site seems to have alot of plans and pictures. Container houses are made from recycled steel cargo shipping containers. Pretty cool! http://www.fabprefab.com/fabfiles/containerbayhome.htm ~
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    We are thinking about downsizing our house. Not the size of the house but the size of the yard. We live in the historic "read pricey" area. We like our neighborhood and our neighbors. There are other neighborhoods that are just as nice just not so much yard. Our house is old and the houses...
  11. Freebies
    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_historical/$1 The following houses in Norfolk, MA although currently assessed for hundreds of thousands of dollars are available for purchase for the sum of $1.00 each. What's the catch? The houses are scheduled for demolition as the...
  12. Christmas
    Just finished this house...tough to do in this warm, humid weather(the royal icing just doesn't dry well) but it is finally done! I don't remember which website I got the templates from, but the design is called "Fairytale Cottage"
  13. General Chat
    There is probably a better place for this question, but has anyone ever had a ranch house that they added on to? Either building another floor or added out? We are considering doing this right now, but I'd like to hear from others who have done it.:feedback:
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Not enough in my opinion. I love bird houses, even when they aren't functional. Dh and the kids have made several and they plan on making more come spring.
  15. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    http://dinnercoop.cs.cmu.edu/dinnercoop/Recipes/karen/GingerbreadHouse.html http://www.recipelink.com/ch/2000/december/mrfoodchristmas1.html http://www.starbulletin.com/96/11/27/features/story1.html...
  16. For Sale or Trade
    I'm searching for any type & size of colonial saltbox houses..... I'm trying to develop a "style" for our new home & I really, really like the SaltBox style!! Maybe I'm just homesick for the Olde Towne Fredericksburg style that I was raised in the midst of, but I'm addicted to them!! Let me...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.yankeebarnhomes.com/photos/house_1.php I was just looking through the photo gallery.
  18. Halloween
    I don't, because I don't like to be scared lol   Do you visit haunted houses? :ghost:
  19. Home Decorating
    http://groups.msn.com/VictorianHomes/shoebox.msnw Click the picture of each house - awesome!!
  20. Hobbies
    Here they are... I made these Butterfly Houses for my parents and grandparents. I also printed alot of butterfly info online and made nice little books out of it to go with them. Hard to believe they started as rough cut cedar fence posts! Edited to add: Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy.
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