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4 Responses

  1. Under New Management

    9 – 5

    Come after 5:00 and get the old management?

    Door Closed

    Use Rear

    Without comment.

  2. I would never buy a house, no matter how perfect and beautiful and cheap, if it has a homeowner’s association. I’m with you.

    I enjoy:
    Japanese green tea
    A beautiful cup to drink my tea
    Clothes made with soft cotton
    Checking RD’s blog

  3. Hey, as a geology enthusiast I have to defend granite. You look at granite and you’re looking at a beautiful slice of the earth’s past. When we redid our kitchen we spent a brilliant afternoon looking at the diversity of granites from all over the world – truly mind blowing. You look at Formica and you’re looking at a bunch of petrochemicals from some storage tank in Lubbock, Texas.

    • Um, I don’t have formica. But petrochemicals are also a slice of the earth’s past, albeit a more fluid slice.
      I just object to everyone having to have exactly the same stuff in their kitchens: dark wood cabinet, splotchy cheap granite in dark tones and sparkly glass backsplashes. Every house I’ve looked at online these days looks like a kitchen gut job to me to eliminate the feeling that I’m living in Howe Caverns.

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