MattB's Mundane, Morbid, yet Magically Mischievous, Mansion

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  1. Jun 4, 2018 #1

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    I freely admit that, in a fit of pique, I had my old private blog thread here deleted. However, I'm finding it hard to balance my desire to post here at Dims more often, with a lack of desire of posting more than twice in a row in the same thread. So, in a blatant ripoff of Dwes and ODFFA's threads, I'll be posting random thoughts here.

    To wit...

    My house hunting escapades have increased, and I'm getting pretty good at deciphering the "real" story of each house behind the realtor's descriptions. (For example: "handyman's dream" is an instant no-go for me.)

    This one, however, has me concerned that either the house is issuing a cry for help, or is haunted and is trying to lure me in.

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    It sounds like it's worth a look. You might want to take along a bottle of holy water, though, just in case.
     
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    This is wise. It's entirely possible that the house's endgame is to eat the humans.
     
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    I like the promotional video they made for the house.

     
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    A home with "character", your family will just die when you see this waterfront property.
     
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    Speaking of houses, apparently my current home has figured out the move is happening and is trying to get back at me. There are two lights that need replacing ($), the back deck started sinking on one side ($$), and right now I'm waiting for a crew to show up to replace the AC unit that kicked it last week. ($$$)

    Add all that to the windows that were replaced last month ($$$$), and I'm now keen to find out what it has planned for me next.
     
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    It’s trying to tell you to stay! Probably figures if you spend enough you won’t be able to buy another house!
     
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    That seems to be the plan.

    It’s amazing the things you notice around the house when you plan to sell.
     
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    So, it appears that I will have to build an entirely new deck before I list my house. Of course.

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    I have sold 3 houses that were mine and helped sell the on my late Love had purchased. It is absolutely Murphy’s law that shit will happen. Good luck with the Deck and repairs. I am known for having the worst luck in real estate!!!!!!!!!! I am hexed or jinxed or damned when it comes to real estate.
     
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    I like the subtle signs on listings

    Within walking distance to three schools! (you like screaming ankle biters, yeah?)
    Hospital at your doorstop! (for all the old people dying in the neighborhood)
    Hop on the TTC bus to go anywhere downtown! (you mean hop on the bus, then another bus, then the streetcar to the subway to get anywhere downtown?)

    Good luck on repairs...they suck
     
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    Lol!! That last one made me think of one of my favorites, when listings advertise a house as being "minutes from X" and you know they are like 75 minutes from X!!
     
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    I have a general "handiness" to fixing things around the house, but decks/AC/windows, etc. are beyond my skills. I did have a minor stroke of luck this weekend, as my neighbours (The Gruesomes) actually cleaned up and landscaped their backyard for the first time in years. I'm 100% confident they didn't do it on my behalf, but it will make things look better when I show MY house. It was an eyesore, to put it mildly.

    Much like "handyman's dream", saying a basement is a "blank canvas, awaiting your touch" is a fancy way of saying you do not currently have a basement.
     
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    I had an epiphany today. Beatles lyrics are really deep.

    You say "Yes", I say "No".
    You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go".
    Oh no.
    You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.
    I say "High", you say "Low".
    You say "Why?" And I say "I don't know".
    Oh no.
    You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    (Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello".
    (Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)
    Why, why, why, why, why, why, do you
    Say "Goodbye, goodbye, bye, bye".
    Oh no.
    You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello".
    You say "Yes", I say "No".
    (I say "Yes", but I may mean "No").
    You say "Stop", I say "Go, go, go".
    (I can stay still it's time to go).
    Oh, oh no.
    You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
    I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello-wow, oh. Hello".
    Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.
    Hela, heba, helloa. (Hela.) Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.
    Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.

    Really makes one think.
     
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    Just some random thoughts on a hot day.

    I can't seem to get rid of any books. I tried to sell some off recently, but I really don't even feel like donating any of them. So, they are all coming with me. I'm sure the movers I hire will be used to moving boxes of books, but I really wanted to streamline everything.

    I bit the bullet, and ordered my first DSLR camera. I'm, admittedly, terrible at taking pictures. However, I've always wanted to learn how to do photography right, so this will be my next hobby. I wanted something more than just using my smartphone.

    I love learning new skills, but I wish I could just focus on one thing and get super-good at it.
     
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    Ditch the books!!!!!!!!! After three moves I found boxes of books from the first move. Get rid of them before they breed!!!
     
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    But...I think I love them.
     
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    They gather dust, are heavy, and I think they are a conduit for all that is evil! I swear.... noooooo get rid of the books and all your old Tupperware and butter tubs! Buy new! You’ll thank me
     
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    Step away from the Tupperware, and nobody will get hurt.

    (Cheap plastic containers? Sure, toss 'em. But the real deal? That stuff is amazing and last forever.
     
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    Noooooooo I absolutely believe that the old Tupperware was responsible for all of the evil since 2000. Go with glass much safer!
     
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