no problem! the descriptions are fine.Dammit! I was hoping I wouldn't have to slave through figuring out how to use a different photo storage system on my computer... those photo's are on a "private" board on Pin Interest - because I didn't want the whole world to see... but ahh obviously I still don't know how that works...
Well - this will have to wait for a while. I'm rubbish at techie stuff and don't enjoy it either.
this last one gave me a giggle. I should do this too. I will have to look for a very slender and beautiful body though. after all--it IS a dream board!So Sorry. HERE'S A DESCRIPTION OF THE SECTIONS:
Basically it's photographs of sections of a poster-sized collage. All pieces cut out of magazines and glued to it. Some words are cut out. Some words I wrote myself -
Glamarous occasions - A group of bellydancers posing, and an ornate statue.
Me Time - A meditating body on a cushion - I cut my head off a photo and stuck it on the body.
ah, okay. thank you for spelling it all out for me. It sounds rather nice.Work is Play - Those words, plus a cartoon lady blowing a large balloon.
Safe - The word, below two yellow rubber duckies (those bath time ones).
The Familiar - A fluffy black cat in a loungy pose.
Confidence, Vitality, Health - A picture of a slim Sophie Okonedo (A mixed-race actress. Like myself, being half black and half white.) in a green dress, a picture of yoga and exercise in progress, a side profile with "confidence" scrolled across the brain part.
Neighbourhood Priest - A longhaired man on the left with fiery light glowing from his right hand - and a cartoon witch on a broomstick (representing me ) on the right.
I did exactly the same for the house we live in now... All in my head.
We also talked about it out-loud - between myself, my husband and my mother who lives with us.
My bother found the house for us on-line and it hadn't been up on sale for very long (would have been snapped up pretty sharpish otherwise.). It was the 2nd house we looked at on the same estate in the same day (And that's ALL the house shopping that we actually did) and we put an offer in immediately. All went smoothly.
So - it's in the city, but is next to a large park. It's in a place which has some woodland out back (a tiny bit). If we sit outback, we can almost pretend we're not in the city. It is organised is such a way - that I have my therapy business in the front room by the door - and this does not interfere with the rest of the house and it's occupants.
It has convenient public transport routes to everywhere, with free parking space on the estate, a decent shopping area within walking distance - and the bit that was a wonderful surprise - because it's on a hill with 2 stories, from the top-front we can see over the rooftops into open sky. So - I get to see the stars and the moon, the moods of the weather and amazing sunsets daily - in the city.
wow, that is so funny that you did the same thing and someone else (your brother) actually found in online--like our dau did for us! Such similarities--pretty funny!
Well, truth be told, the people we purchased from did some similar things. Not with pipes (as far as we know right now....) but they had re-done the bathrooms and the dining room, and they didn't do the ceiling properly. Last year, we had a huge amount of snow--and since we don't live there full time--we didn't get the snow off the roof. The weekend we got up there, we noticed a drip-drip-drip....coming from the ceiling and we realized that the ceiling was so wet. We knew it had to be the snow on the roof melting, and we raked the roof off--however, before long it was a HUGE wet spot on the roof. The people used the wrong stuff to 'seal' the ceiling. We had to replace a small part of the ceiling, (thank goodness it wasn't the WHOLE ceiling. It didn't take long and really less then $100.00, plus my hubs time. Thank goodness we went up when we did though--or it could've been much worse and also ruined the wood floors!The bit I didn't factor in - was to imagine that it would have clean building foundations - like new building status.
It's fairly new (60's) - but after several previous owners, cutting corners to re-do and re-patch stuff... there's quite a few things that are wrong if you really peel back the layers. Lol.
(Y'know - pipes that are too narrow, the wrong kind of fitting... x used instead of y. z bit forgotten or substituted cheaply before the whole shebang was put together... etc.).
On the surface it's beautiful (and modern - which suites my tastes) - and it was finished and functional so we could move straight in without building work. We only re-painted the walls.
But, it is a constant work-in-progress to correct all these things.
I love the house however. I hope to never leave it.
We love our home too and can't wait to retire there. however, since it is also 1/2 the size of our current home and our current home also has a 4 car garage (LOTS of storage!), I need the next 5yrs. to go through everything and get rid of it all! lol. I use to want hubby to retire early. Now, having only another 5 years feels a bit daunting, tbh. We are FULL to the brim! I've been giving stuff away like crazy and have a lot more to still go through.