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  1. What are you up to today? This week?

    Well, I tried to get up to my lot yesterday and didn't even make it to the top of the road. The roads are mostly clear. North Shore Rd, which goes the length of the Tahuya peninsula, has the Hood Canal on one side and the high hill on the other. The storms we had brought down a lot of trees on the hill side and when the plows came through, they just went around them, making North Shore a one lane road in many places. However, Canyon Rd, which cuts up through the hill to the top where my lot is, isn't clear at all. They've plowed it once, but that just made it one lane wide. Yesterday, the bottom was partly slush and towards the top it was total deep slush. I had to back down twice because I met trucks coming down (I should have know what conditions were when I saw they had chains on), but I tried again. I got up to almost the second to the last switchback and couldn't get any further. So I backed down yet again about a half mile of a twisty road. I can say at least two things about this: 1) I learned I can back my car down from just about anywhere now (never thought I could do that on that road). 2) I'll be buying chains and cables in the near future. As for driving in snow...well, after attempting to go up that hill and then come back down it, I'm not afraid to drive in snow anymore. Our lot where I live was still full of snow (we got 9" in the lot) and I was slewing around trying to get out and was a little nervous about it. Coming back, I was just, yeah, big deal, and slewed my way back across the parking lot to park my car and didn't turn a hair. I'd love to try going back up to my lot with cables and measure the snow up there, but given that everything froze overnight plus more snow on the way possibly tonight or tomorrow and the fact that if I live there a number of years I'll get to experience at least one more storm like this, I think I'll pass for a while. I also don't think the water is going to get put in before April. LOL
  2. So how is the weather where you're at ?

    Oh, I love the snow. It's snowing again now and we're supposed to get another couple of inches from this one. Then Monday/Tuesday is supposed to be the Big Kahuna. Models are looking a little shaky right now, but we could get rain, sleet, snow, or the REAL Snowmaggedon. Take your pick.  
  3. So how is the weather where you're at ?

    WOOHOOHOO! We got us some SNOW! Lisa got 12 1/2 inches at her house. I think here in the city we got between 4 and 5 inches and most of the area around here got 7 to 8 inches. We have another storm coming in Monday/Tuesday that will bring us maybe another 12" and there is a possibility of another snowfall on Thursday. On Wednesday I had hoped to get up to my lot to see how much snow had fallen there. I don't think that's going to happen. But I did all my grocery shopping for the month last Wednesday and got the few items I forgot on Friday and was home well before the snow started falling. So I'm good until March. And it may well be March before I can shop again! Travel tomorrow may be worse than it was today even if it's clear out.. We had sun and slush on the roads and now all that is freezing over. With more snow, that means snow over ice and combine that with people with cabin fever and a desire to play in the snow and who have 4WD SUVs and think they can drive anywhere - well, it gets gnarly. How is everyone else in the PNW dealing with the snow?    
  4. What is it?

    No, I don't know anything about Battat and English dollhouses. I'm sorry everybody.
  5. I’m a little lost ... (Rosedale question)

    You could bash the kit and add a different bay window say, from Houseworks or Timberbrook in place of the Rosedale one.
  6. More eye candy

    Am I crazy or is this a bash of the Beacon Hill? If it is, it's a fantastic bash! And that brings up a question: why is the small room on the first floor always the kitchen? Why not add the bay window on the front and make it a small living room (or a larger one if you want to push it into the dining area), saving the larger room for a larger kitchen and dining room so the house can have a proper entry?   Saw this today and thought it looked interesting:   I just wish I could see the insides. By the way, don't we have a thread for dollhouse eye candy already? If we do, I couldn't find it, so apologies for starting a new thread if there's already one around.
  7. More eye candy

    You're welcome!
  8. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    You're welcome! I was considering getting it, but I really don't think I like it enough. Between that one and the Garfield, I like the Garfield more.
  9. What are you up to today? This week?

    Jeannine {{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}   Heigh ho, I was on Reddit for 3 whole weeks and got banned on a subreddit. So much for being in a place where I was "supported and could speak my mind". LOL I was spending way too much time there reading the posts, though, so I deactivated my account. I need to do something mini!
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    For anyone who works in half scale, this could be sprayed with black paint and make a neat patio set:
  11. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    That's an old Arrow house. There's one here for sale in this area on Craig's List. Arrow also made a house a lot of people mistake for the Harrison.
  12. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Good buy if you're in Illinois.
  13. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    They enclosed the back, too. Given the quality of the light fixtures and other things, I think that's probably a house worth the price.
  14. More eye candy

    Thank you, guys! I kept going over and over the house, trying to see whether or not it was bashed. I love the tower roof.
  15. Dollhouse You Tube Videos

    Has this one been posted yet? I love this house.
  16. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I think I've seen that house on Craig's List before a couple of times, but I'm not sure what it is. I think the bay window on the side on the second floor is an old Houseworks one and I also think the porch that was opened on the tower is a change to the original design. The tower and the bay window on the side of the house on the first floor is part of the original design. There are a lot of extra walls that have been added in the interior. It would have to be completely stripped down and redone - did you guys see how dark that strawberry wallpaper is in what I guess is the kitchen? I'd put this house at the early 80s or late or mid 70s. I have to admit, I don't think I'd want to rehab this one, although for someone else, it might be a fun project. But it would need all the trim and wallpaper replaced, plus probably new doors and windows, a thorough cleaning, a new paint job, and I'd probably rewire it. About the only thing I'd keep would be the roof. That means someone would not only have to completely redo it like a new dollhouse, they'd be faced with taking off all the old stuff, too. And I'm reasonably sure another house like that in shell form will come on the market.  
  17. Hofco House, Inc. Homestead House KW142

    Thank you, Cathy and Heidi! I learned something new and hopefully, I won't forget it in my old age (although I wouldn't bank on that).
  18. An awwww... moment

    Oh, I am the queen of nitpicking when it comes to other parents' kids. I'm one of those who says "If those were MY kids...". LOL But if training dogs helped me in one thing, it did teach me to follow up what I tell (not ask and no "please" in sight!) any kids to do after the FIRST time I tell them, not the second, third, or tenth time. Comes in real handy for babysitting. But I did tell my mom that if she were that unhappy about how I was raising my dog, I would just let him steal the roast off the counter the next time. And there were crickets.
  19. An awwww... moment

    I love puppies. I want a large family of puppies.   But then I think, maybe I want a family of large puppies.   Enjoy your awwww.... moments - they don't come around very often.  
  20. Hofco House, Inc. Homestead House KW142

    About all I know is the name Hofco came from Holweck Furniture Company. So I imagine they started off making furniture and went into dollhouses as a sideline. Back in July, one of our members had a Hofco house and posted a picture of the bottom which showed the name, address, and phone number before their name was officially changed. I hope it's OK to repost that pic. It shows the company was in Maryland at the time. I'd love to see the article, Jackie!
  21. An awwww... moment

    When I went home to visit one year, I brought my Doberman with me. He tried grabbing something off the counter (something he never did at home) and I went to lightly smack him on the muzzle. He yanked his head back and whacked it into the counter a lot harder than I was going to smack him. And then my mother told me I was mean to him. I love it when parents are questioning your parenting skills.
  22. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I should look so good. *sigh*
  23. An awwww... moment

    Yes, those are Irish Wolfhounds. One of my friends had one. At a year old, he towered over my Doberman - and he was a small Wolfhound!
  24. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Can't remember if I posted this one or not:   Want a red marble bathroom set? This one is sort of pricey, though:!98337!US!-1   Anyone want a Newport for a low price - Home Depot is selling them for under $300:   Yeah, it's the year of the bathroom. I found this simple Reutter porcelain bathroom set on eBay for only $50. Most of them go for almost twice that:   There's also a bunch in half scale, too. I didn't even know Reutter made half scale bathrooms.  
  25. Happy New Year

    I think we love you because of your weirdness, not in spite of it.