Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Thoughts # 96

quotes from who-knows-where
(I found the notes in an old envelope when clearing out stacks of old magazines)

When I was a kid I thought grown-ups never 
worried about anything
I figured that once you grew up
you automatically knew what to do
in any given scenario
I don't think I'd have been in such a hurry
to get to adulthood
If I'd known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.


Recipe for a Dream
Take one dream. Dream it in detail.
Put it in your own hands. See its final outcome
clearly in your mind. Then mix it with a little effort and add
a generous portion of self-discipline. Flavour it with a wholesome
pinch of ambition. Stir briskly with confidence until the mixture becomes
clear, the doubt separated from the resolution.
Then bake at an even temperature until the dream rises and is firm to touch.
Decorate with individuality. Cut into generous portions and serve with justifiable
pride.  Approached in this manner, life is a piece of cake. 

I've been trawling around the real estate sites, as I do, and I found this>>

Maybe I'm being too fussy,  but shouldn't a bathroom get cleaned before a photo is taken? 
I sincerely hope this isn't the cleaned version.

At the other end of the scale>>

how sweet is this wall decoration in a little boy's room?
 
 

18 comments:

  1. I think perhaps what you see is glue or such from a prior redo that didn't turn out well. That stuff does not scrub off.
    Are you planning a move in your future?

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    1. S.J.Qualls; no moves planned here unless I win Lotto and I'm fast getting to the point where I give up even buying tickets.

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  2. It looks like a college rental, boys only need apply.

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    1. Joanne; no, it's a house for sale. The rest of the rooms are almost as run down, it looks like something to buy and knockdown, then build your own new home on the land.

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  3. I hope and trust that the bathroom picture was on a fixer-upper.
    Love that mural.
    And yes, to life being ab-libbed.

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    1. Elephant's Child; definitely a fixer-upper, but if it was me I'd be knocking it down and rebuilding. I'm going to show the mural to my niece, she may like to copy it for her little boy who is soon turning three.

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  4. From the looks of it renovation is just around the corner for that bathroom, and probably for the whole house. Most likely the bathroom had been cleaned but what we're seeing is wear and tear...and not dirt.

    The Thoughts for the Day....if only it were so simple. :)

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    1. Lee; a bit more than wear and tear I'd say, more like long term neglect. But some mould remover and a good scrubbing, plus washing the shower curtain would have been at least some improvement.
      Life is never as simple as we'd like.

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  5. I've seen a few bathrooms like that a long time ago in my single days mainly all boy flats, I think they were hoping girlfriends would clean them up sorry they were disappointed, it looks like mould to me.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merle; I've seen a few bathrooms like that myself, in Army homes where the people are transient so don't really care about the home.

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  6. .. River, I think the shower curtain was supposed tho hide the mildew(?) .. but you would think they could see it when they went to take the photo... yukk..
    ..the boy's bedroom is wonderful... xxx
    ...have a great day.. will check your other posts later... Barb xxxx

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    1. Barbara; the shower curtain has its own mildew, but even hanging it down outside the bath might have helped the photo a bit.

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  7. If you were selling a home, why would you put of a photo of an awful bathroom like that online? It looks like the side has been stained by water from the shower curtain. I wonder what the thing is at the top of the photo next to the vent. Maybe an old water heater just for the bath.

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    1. Andrew; I suppose the photo was included because most homes have bathroom pictures, but I've seen plenty online where there is no picture of the laundry so I always wonder why. I think that is an old water heater too.
      Probably a developer will snap up that home and knock it down to put up a couple of 'tight' units.

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  8. I don't think you are being fussy at all. As a Realtor, I expect my sellers to get everything clean and tidy. If that was something they just couldn't deal with, then the agent shouldn't of taken a picture of it. They could address it in the disclosure and on the MLS agent notes. That looks tacky.

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    1. Cheryl; that's what I thought too. No photograph but full disclosure in the paperwork. Of course potential buyers attending an open home would see it straight away, so perhaps that's why they included the photo. The rest of the house wasn't too good either.
      I remember being an Army wife and every time we moved there was an inspection to be sure we were leaving our home as clean as it was when we moved in.

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  9. The bathroom was horrible. The boy's room was cute but for a real estate photo shouldn't it have been cleared out so it could be seen to suit the buyer's tastes? Just sayin'...

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  10. Granny Annie; I've seen rooms in use and rooms fully cleared out in my trawls around the sites and I much prefer to see the rooms with furniture and books etc, so I can more easily imagine my own things. An empty room gives no indication of wall space, particularly if doors and windows are there. With furniture in place, I can see that if I were to buy a certain place, yes my things would fit in there, or no there isn't enough space between a door and the only corner where my TV unit might fit. And so on. Not that I'm in the market, I just like to dream.

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