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Old 07-23-2012, 10:53 PM
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Our next house

We are moving in a few days. Here are some photos.

Front of the house:


The view:


I've pulled down the wallpaper since I took this photo:



The Front Driveway needs a little brush clearing:


50 year old fusebox. Yikes.



We have cleaned the floor since I took this photo:

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:58 PM
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Congrats!
That's a beautiful home. Any future plans for it?

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:31 PM
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Very nice looking house. Just a few days of scrubbing will really bring out the shine.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:45 PM
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Thanks for the complements.

These are the "before" photos I took last week. We've been very busy. I pulled down the wall paper in the "blue bedroom" and renamed it the paneled bedroom. I painted the lime green bedroom something other than lime green and did a few emergency repairs to the electrical system. Debbie has been working on the gardening, the floors and the kitchen.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:19 AM
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But seriously, congrats!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:04 AM
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Beautiful house! I would go find your ladder before you do any more cleaning, it looks like you have your own little rainforrest up in the gutters.

I wouldn't worry about the fusebox as long as it works - the one I yanked out of my house 2 years ago was 80 yrs old!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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the setting alone would keep me motivated. very nice.

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:30 PM
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Wow, pretty facade. And jeez, how many fireplaces, I think I see at least 3?

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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the setting alone would keep me motivated. very nice.

by the time you're finished you will be an expert -- document your work and write a book.
+1.

And then turn the book into a movie. Oh wait ...

Congrats. Where is it??

+1 on the fuse box. Leave it alone if it works. It's "solid state". No moving parts. It's live.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:53 PM
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Wow, pretty facade.
Thanks. The house was built for the director of the quarry where the stone came from.


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And jeez, how many fireplaces, I think I see at least 3?
There are six. There was one in the kitchen and one in a bedroom that have been covered up.

I'm going to have a chimney sweep out to check the flues on the two or three we might use occasionally.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:06 AM
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One of the fuse holders is cracked. The holders are obsolete. Fortunately there simple kit to replace the fuse with a circuit breaker. I'm leaving the rest of the fuses alone.


The fuse is a calibrated wire held in by two screws.

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:54 AM
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+1.

Congrats. Where is it??


It is near Penmon, a popular tourist destination on Anglesey in North Wales.

Enter LL58 8RR into Google Maps or Earth.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:52 AM
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Just looked at LL58 8RR ........ WOW!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:39 AM
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It is near Penmon, a popular tourist destination on Anglesey in North Wales.

Enter LL58 8RR into Google Maps or Earth.
Awesome location!

I know we should stay away from London because of Olympics, but still....
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:18 PM
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London is 270 miles or 3 1/2 hours by train. We aren't going any where near London until well after the Olympics.


No problem visiting North Wales. Fly to Manchester, Liverpool or Dublin.







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Wow! Way cool man!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:15 AM
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clean floors

Here are a couple of after cleaning photos I took this morning.

The hallway


Kitchen Floor looks much better.

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Very charming.

More photos inside and outside please!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:05 AM
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I will post more photos when I can.
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Lovely!!! Need a room mate?? I do not smoke, keep my space clean and my cat is quiet!!!! HAHAHAHA

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is the house spooked? do you need an exorcist first?
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hey just curious what ya do for a living. wales is not anything i'm familiar with. how much was that place with the view? just trying to compare to here in u.s.

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I'm a technician for the research MRI machine at a University. My pay would be considered very low by US standards. Debbie is a Reader at the same university. Reader is position roughly in between an American Associate Professor and Full Professor. In the UK, the rank of Professor is reserved for the most senior highly accomplished academics. Her pay is higher than mine and in line with what she would make in the US.

We lost all our equity when we sold the Atlanta house in 2008.

The house has never been sold since it was built around 1870. It is hard to put a price on it. I'd say somewhere around or above £500,000 mostly because of the land it is on. £750,000 will get you a nicer house. £300,000 will get you a decent 4 bedroom house in a village.


Our rent is £550 per month for the next two years with the understanding that the rent goes to £800 per month in August 2014. In exchange for low rent we are taking the house as-is and doing some interior repairs and renovation. The landlord has agreed to do exterior repairs to the roof, fascia and windows.

In the UK, tenants are responsible for property tax. On this house it is about £1000 per year.
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