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Old 04-03-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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.................... I don't watch much TV, I relax surfing the web unless I find someone who is wrong on the Internet.

And that doesn't take much looking, does it?
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Isn't this Chat Thread great? Nothing can be off-topic; we can chat about


-- gardening/plants/flowers
-- pets
-- the weather
-- what we did recently
-- and on and on.


If people are not interested in the current topic, they can just move on. That's what I do. There is no need to pipe up every time we are not interested in a given discussion in the Chat Thread! Given the wide variety of topics which come up here, it stands to reason that not all of us are going to be interested in all of them.
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:34 PM
 
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Isn't this Chat Thread great? Nothing can be off-topic;

Apparently, there are some topics that can't be discussed, lol.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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My wife and I just bought a 90-year-old Spanish-style house in Miami to go with our modern high-rise condo on Miami Beach. We did this for two-reasons: For one, I've been spending several days a week at my elderly parents' house helping them out and it is 34 miles round-trip from our condo. The house is only 5 miles away from their house, and also has the benefit of being in an urban area where we can walk to shops and restaurants as well as to the mass transit Metro station. There's also a free Trolley that runs downtown. Secondly, my wife has always liked puttering around a house, especially one with a little character. And this house definitely has character as well as some interesting architectural accents. For example, here's a photo of our living and dining rooms.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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My wife and I just bought a 90-year-old Spanish-style house in Miami to go with our modern high-rise condo on Miami Beach. We did this for two-reasons: For one, I've been spending several days a week at my elderly parents' house helping them out and it is 34 miles round-trip from our condo. The house is only 5 miles away from their house, and also has the benefit of being in an urban area where we can walk to shops and restaurants as well as to the mass transit Metro station. There's also a free Trolley that runs downtown. Secondly, my wife has always liked puttering around a house, especially one with a little character. And this house definitely has character as well as some interesting architectural accents. For example, here's a photo of our living and dining rooms.
Sounds like a great decision for you, MadMan, given the circumstances. Yes, a house with character. I am also attracted to houses with character, although sadly I do not own one.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:49 PM
 
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Isn't this Chat Thread great? Nothing can be off-topic; we can chat about


-- gardening/plants/flowers
-- pets
-- the weather
-- what we did recently
-- and on and on.


If people are not interested in the current topic, they can just move on. That's what I do. There is no need to pipe up every time we are not interested in a given discussion in the Chat Thread! Given the wide variety of topics which come up here, it stands to reason that not all of us are going to be interested in all of them.
Nice and congrats. Do you still have the house in Vegas?
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Nice and congrats. Do you still have the house in Vegas?
You meant to quote MadMan, but quoted me. (I never had a house in Vegas).
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My wife and I just bought a 90-year-old Spanish-style house in Miami to go with our modern high-rise condo on Miami Beach. We did this for two-reasons: For one, I've been spending several days a week at my elderly parents' house helping them out and it is 34 miles round-trip from our condo. The house is only 5 miles away from their house, and also has the benefit of being in an urban area where we can walk to shops and restaurants as well as to the mass transit Metro station. There's also a free Trolley that runs downtown. Secondly, my wife has always liked puttering around a house, especially one with a little character. And this house definitely has character as well as some interesting architectural accents. For example, here's a photo of our living and dining rooms.
Wow ... what a gorgeous room. Very tastefully decorated.

The thing I especially like about the room is the details that appear to be "American Arts & Crafts" or "Craftsman" style. Look at those squared columns between the living room and the dining room!

What part of Miami is it locate (don't have to be too specific! ) I grew up in Hollywood, up in Broward County.
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Whew ! I am so glad RiverBird is legitimate!
My goodness, I am too.
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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My wife and I just bought a 90-year-old Spanish-style house in Miami to go with our modern high-rise condo on Miami Beach. We did this for two-reasons: For one, I've been spending several days a week at my elderly parents' house helping them out and it is 34 miles round-trip from our condo. The house is only 5 miles away from their house, and also has the benefit of being in an urban area where we can walk to shops and restaurants as well as to the mass transit Metro station. There's also a free Trolley that runs downtown. Secondly, my wife has always liked puttering around a house, especially one with a little character. And this house definitely has character as well as some interesting architectural accents. For example, here's a photo of our living and dining rooms.
Do you still have the house in Vegas?
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