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#401727 - Sun Dec 23 2007 03:05 AM This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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'The house where I live' is a suggestion from ren33.
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#401728 - Mon Dec 24 2007 08:55 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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This is the house where we live. Not much to look at at this time of year. The important thing is, it's paid for.

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#401729 - Mon Dec 24 2007 11:28 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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I feel like I have posted far too many snowy photos of late, so I've opted for this shot that I took of my wee house last spring, with the grass looking lovely and green.


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#401730 - Tue Dec 25 2007 04:45 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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This one was taken in the summer.

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#401731 - Tue Dec 25 2007 08:36 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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I took this photo yesterday (in the early morning as you can tell by the shadows). If you look really hard in the middle of the photo, you might be able to see Maynooth making adjustments to the Christmas lights. He's standing in the shadows to the left of the palm tree.
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#401732 - Wed Dec 26 2007 11:07 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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This is our house (photo taken in August), which we've been renting since May. It's our 4th house in 4 years. It's also the biggest house I've ever lived in, and so I'm getting a bit spoiled with all the space.

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#401733 - Wed Dec 26 2007 04:23 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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This is my house, which is OK but I'd prefer a single level bungalow. So much hassle and expense to move though!

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#401734 - Thu Dec 27 2007 10:49 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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The satguru location. The palm will have to go though...

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#401735 - Thu Dec 27 2007 07:52 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Oh dear me! Why did I choose this subject? Well I must say you all have lovely homes, and mine is really not. Here it is, the ground floor flat. We keep the garden as nice as possible as that way your attention is diveerted from the awfulness of the building, which is covered in grey tiles and could be a public toilet. I am a bit lucky in that many many of the houses built here in the last say 20 years are covered in lurid pink tiles . Anyway, the surroundings are lovely and the inside is fine, and at least I have a garden which 99.9% of the people here do not have.

Here is the firecracker vine which covers the horrid rails.
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#401736 - Thu Dec 27 2007 09:08 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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I think it's rather nice, Ren! The paint isn't peeling, there's no trash on the walkway, no laundry hanging from the "horrid rails!"

Yep, clean and well kept. Lucky you're on the ground floor, too!
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#401737 - Thu Dec 27 2007 09:20 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
ren33 Offline
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Thanks Veronika! I feel better! You are right.
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#401738 - Thu Dec 27 2007 09:44 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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awfulness of the building, which is covered in grey tiles and could be a public toilet.




You must have pretty nice looking public toilets over there then. Your house looks really nice.

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#401739 - Thu Dec 27 2007 10:22 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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I think I posted this in the other thread months ago (if so *oops*, here it goes again). Drafty abodes in rural Ohio (and not nearly as "green" at the moment like it was then)...

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#401740 - Fri Dec 28 2007 03:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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That's a great looking home Gats. The photo is very nicely done as well.
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#401741 - Fri Dec 28 2007 08:27 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Why, thank you, argus ! As for the way the photo came out? Pure luck, I assure you ~ my camera is (typically) as UNsophisticated as the photogtapher using it happens to be .
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#401742 - Sat Dec 29 2007 03:20 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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My house. We have lived here for 10 years now. It is about 50 years old, but is still very sound and it is all ours now. We have done up the inside, my new kitchen is in the old and new thread. The hedge needs cutting.


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#401743 - Sat Dec 29 2007 04:39 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Taken this morning, my room is the window on top right. The house was built about 1840, although the back bit is later. The sun room on the left is about 50 years old. Our hedges are cut, but our grass is a bit on the long side.


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#401744 - Sat Dec 29 2007 05:19 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
ren33 Offline
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See what I mean? You all live in lovely, interesting places, not imitation public carzies. That is gorgeous Mugaboo.
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#401745 - Sat Dec 29 2007 07:33 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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The TW 'not so stately' home viewed from the rear:



The front.
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#401746 - Sat Dec 29 2007 07:52 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Note the well clipped lawns and not a dandelion in sight.


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#401747 - Sat Dec 29 2007 10:37 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Taken just half an hour ago - five minutes after taking, it started to snow....

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#401748 - Sat Dec 29 2007 12:45 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Dang, and now the sun is out and the quality of the light is just wonderful - should have waited. Doubt if I could catch it anyway, thought - the camera and I are not best friends.

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#401749 - Sat Dec 29 2007 06:32 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Ren, I am sure none of us here would think for a moment that your abode resembled a "carzie". Personally I think it is fascinating how everyone's houses are so different. But the inside of a HOME is so much more important than the outside of a HOUSE. Few of us get to choose the outside features unless we build the house ourselves. I would love to see what the snow-covered homes and yards look like in the summer time. Perhaps those of you who posted such photos can post a follow-up in the monthly thread. The contrast would be very interesting. In my case, it all looks the same, summer and winter, as we don't have snow, and only one deciduous tree.
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#401750 - Sat Dec 29 2007 07:52 PM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
ren33 Offline
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You are right, Mother Goose. The inside reflects who we are , and I guess mine does. I would just love a place that looks like a house, that's all. I am lucky, of course, I realise that.
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#401751 - Sun Dec 30 2007 03:58 AM Re: This week's theme is 'The house where I live'
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Time to leave home and move on to this week's theme of 'Work'. Thanks everyone.
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