Welcome to That Old House

Thank you for finding That Old House amidst the chaos of the Internet. Yes, that is our house in the header.
This blog named itself. When I tell local people where we live, they almost always say, "Oh! You live in that old house!"
We do, and I'm glad you've come to visit -- Cass

Thursday, December 20, 2012

World's Oddest Holiday Porch Decor


It's Glamour Time at That Old House --
the final frontier in the re-roofing project.

Today: the original, front part of the house, and the porch roof.
"Up on the house top, roofers pause . . . . "
"Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go, Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go, Up on the house top, Click click click,
To put on the shingles and hope they stick!"
It makes me dizzy to look at them on the roof.
So mostly, I don't.
Confession: Yes, that's a pumpkin still on the porch.
And it's not even wearing a Santa hat.
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 Lots of stuff is flying off the house.
The FedEx man nearly got beaned a few moments ago.

Ho. Ho. Ho.
We always have such excellent timing.
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The Ghost of Projects Past
would like to remind us of some of these old adventures.
"Woooo - oooo - oooo!!!!"
Them's spooky noises.

There was the year-long renovation of our kitchen, with countertops,
sink, and stovetop installed three days before Thanksgiving 2009.

And the kitchen painting, papering, cabinetry reconfigure finished
just three days before Thanksgiving 2010.

In 2011, it was the whole-house paint job.
It was finished two days before our daughter's wedding!

The fence outside the sunroom? 
Also two days before the wedding.

Believe it or not, The Ghost of Projects Past
could go on and on and on . . . . but he won't.

Instead, he's making believe he is Mother Theresa.

Or, one of Santa's reindeer.  He won't say which one,
but we suspect it's Dopey.  It's like that old song about Rudolph:
"You know Dopey and Sleepy and Grumpy and . . . ."
"If I squint my eyes at you, you will be intimidated
and take away this stupid head gear."

Happy Thursday, y'all.  -- Cass

14 comments:

  1. Poor mistreated, abused puppy!! Making him wear embarrassing headgear AND publishing it to live indefinitely on the Internet ... bad, BAD dog mommy ... REALLY cute, tho.

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  2. Awww! But he is so cute! At least your pumpkin has a Santa's hat. :-D Mine is still by the door also.

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  3. The Ghost of Christmas past looks like the Bride of Christmas Present.

    Honey, if your roof needs redoing, "them's" the very BEST kind of front porch decor!!!

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  4. YOU ARE LUCKY WE ARE HAVING A BLIZZARD.Merry Christmas, Richard from My old historic House,

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  5. You usually think of Santa in red, but blue is a nice change for the roof! You do enjoy a challenge before a holiday don't you? It probably just adds great flavor to the memories!

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  6. LOL- Cass. I love it- We always finish our final projects so we can sell the house and move...and yes---I have done this 14 times, thank you very much! And, hey, I wasn't gonna say a WORD about that pumpkin on your porch- xo Diana

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  7. I'm glad the FedEx man is all right :)

    Your dog looks just thrilled. :)

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  8. I like your parody on "Up On a Housetop"! Looking at your roof pictures remind me of when we had our roof done. The roofers were having a ball working on our roof because it was so high and has the turret. I wasn't home when the weather vane was put on, but I was told it was very interesting to do. And Dylan does NOT look amused even though he's really cute! Thanks again for singing with us for Christmas! See you Sunday.

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  9. I like your parody on "Up On a Housetop"! Looking at your roof pictures remind me of when we had our roof done. The roofers were having a ball working on our roof because it was so high and has the turret. I wasn't home when the weather vane was put on, but I was told it was very interesting to do. And Dylan does NOT look amused even though he's really cute! Thanks again for singing with us for Christmas! See you Sunday.

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  10. I am so loving that Dylan!!!!

    Merry Christmas, Cass!

    gena

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  11. I also had the roof repaired and it's quite a stress! Love your new dog, I had myself a cavalier long ago, they are cute, loving dogs.

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  12. hahahahaha.....oh Cass. You are a kindred spirit. We perform best under pressure and somehow we always put it on ourselves. Pet the pup for me.

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  13. Oh, doesn't Dylan look cute? :)

    I'll bet he was happy when the
    headgear came off.

    M :)

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  14. This is my first visit here and I am SMILING.. Your pup is adorable and lots easier to get along with than my 3 Pom girls- they will not tolerate Outfits regardless of the holiday or how cute they might look. lol

    good luck with your roof- we got ours done this past spring and its made such an improvement in the looks of our home..

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Sonny~ your newest follower.

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