tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post617501499613371650..comments2015-01-18T11:31:47.787-06:00Comments on Keeping Up with the Cases: An Open Letter to the Previous Owner of Our HomeChristinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11154692504751436022noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-88459808886279050192009-04-18T16:33:00.000-05:002009-04-18T16:33:00.000-05:00LOL this post made me laugh so hard because I coul...LOL this post made me laugh so hard because I could almost write the exact same letter verbatim about our house with a few minor changes and it would be scarily accurate. The previous owners of our 100+ yr old house also loved green and before this moment I never knew anyone else in the world had a green roof like we do! I hate it!!! The worst part is, our house is not white...oh no...it is mint green, with a green roof. Yeah. We have big dreams for this house, and none of them involve a green exterior in any capacity. I won't even get started on the interior. All I can say is I feel your pain on so many levels. :)MELISSAhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15080979035090012698noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-50355922184539470672009-04-17T15:31:00.000-05:002009-04-17T15:31:00.000-05:00I am a new blogger and first time commenter. I jus...I am a new blogger and first time commenter. I just love your blog. Your family is so goregous! Great Post! I was laughing the whole time. I am excited to be an official blogger and not a lurker anymore! :)Executive Mommahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07891369162591613724noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-43873074556244416582009-04-17T14:20:00.000-05:002009-04-17T14:20:00.000-05:00If you are every feeling down and out e-mail me so...If you are every feeling down and out e-mail me sometime. I would be happy to share about our first home! It to was a lovely cape cod. I could say many things about that house. We could talk about how your feet stuck to the floor in the kitchen, when it was clean, how the original stove (from 1940) billowed smoke when you turned it on, how we had to take off the doors to the new fridge we purchased when we wanted to put it in the kitchen, how we would blow a fuse if I ran the TV, Fridge, and toaster at once that put out half of the lights in the house or how it took us 9 months to remodle the kitchen (it was that bad). But I believe my favorite was how no matter how hard I scrubbed or with what, there was always mildew in our one and only bathroom. <br /><br />I promise that one day, when you sell it, you will miss its charm! :)Susan Grahamhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09732330135391043032noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-47177111505496762172009-04-17T12:46:00.000-05:002009-04-17T12:46:00.000-05:00I just have to say that this is an incredible post...I just have to say that this is an incredible post. One of my favorites. Well done.taranoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-29740074827219096282009-04-17T12:24:00.000-05:002009-04-17T12:24:00.000-05:00As someone who almost bought a 60 year old house o...As someone who almost bought a 60 year old house only to discover during inspection that there were huge plumbing and electrical problems, I am thankful you are dealing with that seems like mainly cosmetic problems. I do understand your frustration with decorating choices, as we still wondering why the previous owners of our house took down the mantle and never replaced it leaving a huge wall of off-centered, uninterrupted brick. I will say the six-foot tall poison ivy tree is a little terrifying and makes me wonder if they ever went outside. I do slightly envy your very cute older home, as we could not find one here that did not need tons and tons of work before we could move in it.Cheryl Washburnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09863467641977289575noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6805504101401683454.post-71483387822208389872009-04-17T06:42:00.000-05:002009-04-17T06:42:00.000-05:00Huh, if we hadn't met our previous owners, I'd thi...Huh, if we hadn't met our previous owners, I'd think it was Mrs. Dorothy! Only our owners used wallpaper overly-liberally (yes, I made up that word because "liberally" is not enough), to cover up their mistakes. Like not priming the drywall before wallpapering. And covering cracks in the plaster with it. Oh, and let us not fail to mention the TEAL tile in the bathroom - wall, floor, and shower walls. Along with the pink and teal striped wallpaper over the rest of it - INCLUDING THE CEILING! OVER THE SHOWER! Oh, that was fun to watch as it steamed off a little more with each successive hot shower. Oh, did I forget to mention that there were no fans in the bathrooms?<br />Too bad I don't have pictures of the "before" in the master bedroom, what with its paisley print wallpaper - including the entire bathroom (yes, that ceiling, too!). Oh, but I did keep some of the MATCHING fabric that they used for curtains, pillows, and the bedspread that they so generously left for our trash (ahem, "use.")<br />I'm glad you're more dedicated to your renovations than we are. Sounds like you've made more headway in a year than we have in 6. :)seussgirlhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04000177197075148901noreply@blogger.com