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#16 Susan

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:31 AM

View PostGrump, on 25 April 2012 - 08:30 AM, said:

Yeah, I have a basement....full finished. It's basically a family cave (except my office)... it has a library area, the A/V area, a games area and a wet bar. Yeah, I could live down there easily!

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well there you go, at least that's where I'd be
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

Yeah, but...

The kitchen and the laundry are on the main level.... (not that I am enthusiastic about doing laundry, but I am fond of eating. LOL)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

So your place is basically four levels?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

View PostGrump, on 25 April 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

Yeah, but...

The kitchen and the laundry are on the main level.... (not that I am enthusiastic about doing laundry, but I am fond of eating. LOL)

boy you wouldn't last long here

run upstairs and do what you have to do and imagine it's a sweaty adventure :chuckle:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

View Postleia, on 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM, said:

So your place is basically four levels?
Three....

A Main (Entrance) Level...

A Second Level (Upstairs)

A Basement Level (Downstairs)...

About 4500 sq. ft.

A lot of vaunted ceilings... a lot of wasted space to heat and air-condition. :nope:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

View PostGrump, on 25 April 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

View Postleia, on 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM, said:

So your place is basically four levels?
Three....

A Main (Entrance) Level...

A Second Level (Upstairs)

A Basement Level (Downstairs)...

About 4500 sq. ft.

A lot of vaunted ceilings... a lot of wasted space to heat and air-condition. :nope:

sheesh, how do you keep it clean?
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But if I had to Perish twice ...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

View PostSusan, on 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM, said:

View PostGrump, on 25 April 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

Yeah, but...

The kitchen and the laundry are on the main level.... (not that I am enthusiastic about doing laundry, but I am fond of eating. LOL)

boy you wouldn't last long here

run upstairs and do what you have to do and imagine it's a sweaty adventure :chuckle:

LOL... it already is, kinda. I am really stingy with myself about heating and AC.

67 in the winter and 77 in the summer. The rooms are never the right temp which is why I'd love
to have window units. I already have individual heater thingys for the winter.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

View PostSusan, on 25 April 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:

View PostGrump, on 25 April 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

View Postleia, on 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM, said:

So your place is basically four levels?
Three....

A Main (Entrance) Level...

A Second Level (Upstairs)

A Basement Level (Downstairs)...

About 4500 sq. ft.

A lot of vaunted ceilings... a lot of wasted space to heat and air-condition. :nope:

sheesh, how do you keep it clean?

I don't move anything.

Everything has a place, everything in its place.

My aunt told me decades ago that if you do not pick up anything, no one can tell how long it's been since you dusted last; and if you have to pick something up, put it back exactly where it was so there's no tell-tale 'dust ring'.

That works pretty well.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

I must have really good eyes (even though I don't) because dust drives me nuts. It doesn't matter what has been moved (or not moved).
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

I'm not OCD about it, but I do a really thorough cleaning about 4 times a year.

Between those times, it's "as needed".... (You know....those "company is coming" days).

<---- tries to be as lazy as possible.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

I think we get a lot of dust here - especially since the big fire.



ETA: And that's not to say I do a lot of dusting. It drives me nuts and I notice it but I never seem to get it all done - meaning, getting things looking just so. Things are usually a few notches below so-so. I like projects versus housework.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

I tend to see more "yuck" in the rooms I use the most. I'm happily oblivious to those that are not used often (Guest rooms/guest and 1/2 baths/Formal areas).

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:55 AM

Our house is around 2100 square feet.

4500 square feet sounds like a lot to keep up with.

Do you have outdoor areas to maintain as well? i.e. yard, patio, gardens?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

View Postleia, on 25 April 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

Our house is around 2100 square feet.

4500 square feet sounds like a lot to keep up with.

Do you have outdoor areas to maintain as well? i.e. yard, patio, gardens?

Flower and plant beds... all the other maintenance is done via the homeowners association (Mowing, etc.) I want to add a back patio, but I don't have the $ as of yet. But any additions made are the homeowner's responsibility.


ETA: 4500 sq. ft. IS a lot to keep up with. But I purchased a lot of my parents antiques when they were sent through auction. The reason I looked for a house with "space"...

Edited by Grump, 25 April 2012 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Well, if you have a lot of furniture you need a lot of space because it would be useless to have it and keep it (and pay for it to be kept) in storage.

Are most of your antiques from the same period (or the first day of their last period?).
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