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Old 07-05-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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DH and I are starting a new project on our sunporch:


DH thought we should do one thing. I thought we should do another. DH was not interested in listening to me about my idea. I snapped a pic and spent around an hour in photoshop mocking up the two plans. Then I handed DH some 8 1/2 by 11s of both ideas and let him pick the one he liked the best.

My idea:


DH's idea:


Here's the sneaky part: I also added in another idea in both pics - bringing the siding down to match the bathroom above. Previously, DH had been adamantly opposed to this plan. After looking over the photoshopped pics he said, "Oh, I see what you are saying about the siding."

My one hour in photoshop saved us hours of 'disagreement'. And I got my way.

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1st project: Clean out the gutter


I just DO, and wifey approves (or silently disapproves). It never looks as good as when it is done and physically present. The only disagreement I've gotten lately is when I do the "coulda, shoulda, woulda" thing. And when I just DO and not discuss, she says "Wow, that's neat!"

When she picks up and starts DOing, she can decide what to do and see how much work it is.



(Yeah - try growing grass in a hot, dry climate with sterile, rocky dirt.)

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I actually like the 1st floor as it is
I like the bigger windows instead of double hung
The trim work/squares you do not see everyday & it is a nice touch
Is the top right clapboard?
If not I'd make the top left match the top right


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So it's the other way around for them
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I actually like the 1st floor as it is
I like the bigger windows instead of double hung
The trim work/squares you do not see everyday & it is a nice touch
Is the top right clapboard?
If not I'd make the top left match the top right
My choice would be the same as what Dave said. I like the windows on the left of the door to be the same size as the ones on the right. If you switch the ones on the left to double-hung, do the ones on the right to match. You're made of money, aren't you? lol

And I'd also leave the wood lattice (?) on the wall too.

Can you or DH or someone you know make some trim for the left 2nd floor window to match the trim above the two on the right?
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Ah, I think the "siding" on the right is actually brick
Must be from the original house
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Yup, I really should put a stop to the arboretum growing in the gutter. I'll put that on the list, I think it will be item # 2164.

And yes, the top right is brick.

Love the idea of trying to match the decorative detail from the windows on the right. I will have to kick it around a little; on the old windows they are stone and I don't know if I would like them done in wood.

I would like to match the new () windows on the left, but... we are making some changes on the inside so the openings for the windows on the left will no longer be the same size as the ones on the right. Plus, the farthest left window will be in a bathroom.

The square trim is the original railing for the porch - our front porch matches it. When they closed in the side porch they just put some plywood on the inside of the trim (not the warmest method). My contractor suggested that I might want to tear it off and build a real wall. HAH! and BAH! I'd rather be cold than destroy this gem.

Thanks for the comments. I'm done hanging drywall on the inside of the sunroom! We're testing paint colors tonight.

BTW: Wifey DOES.
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It looks like this used to be an open air porch but you never see a basement under a porch.
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We know for sure that this was an open air porch that was closed in in sections over a period of time between 1805 through the 1940s. The basement only runs under 75% of the whole length - also when I demolitioned the ceiling I discovered that the roof was built in sections too.
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BTW: Wifey DOES.




My wifey DOES, but hubby usually finishes/fixes. And YES - the list is always growing! Money keeps shrinking...
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Vail, AZ?
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No sir - Tucson, about 20 miles NW of Vail. Those are the satellite coordinates to a picture of my house...probably really outdated!

I was just thinkin' earlier today that people on this forum know exactly where I live now.





(Please block wall fairy - come and surround my yard and kill the evil shrieks of the kids and harpees next door!)


EDIT: I see I'm all over the search engines now...
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My first thought was Tucson, but Vail seemed to match the coordinates more closely.

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I was just thinkin' earlier today that people on this forum know exactly where I live now.
Yeah, that was kind of the idea of my post. That, and that 'bots cruise the Net looking for valid names, addresses, e-mail addresses, any bit of info that can be pieced together with other bits. A guy on xxxx's forum clued me in to this.

Then "they" use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factor_analysis
to figure out stuff about you that you didn't even know.

As to photos I'm sure there is face recognition software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_recognition
in the works.
Governments don't like (the) people (who are) protesting in the streets!

The trouble is, it's only the bad guys who have the kind of bucks and motivation to do this. The software packages supply the brains and perseverance.


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