29 May 2005
Weird things...

Sheri made a comment about servants at my house (no we don't have any--I wish!). What we do have is a panel on our kitchen wall that used to be used to summon the servants. All the rooms listed have a button somewhere which, when pressed, rings in the kitchen and the corresponding thingie moves. I'm not sure why only a handful are rooms are listed, but there you have it. Our kids ringing the bells and driving us crazy!


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Click on the *** below to see more weird things...

The strange things you find in a really old house...

This is our "ghost door" (little man has a thing for peeling paint, just ignore it. We do.) It used to lead into little man's room, and was blocked up; no idea why.
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This is a bricked up window (inside view on a disused staircase). We have 4 bricked-in windows of various sizes all visible from the outside, but this is the only one I can locate from the inside. Probably bricked up in the 18th century to avoid the window tax (used to be a type of property tax based on the number of windows in the house).
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Little man got to the paint again. But this time, when he peeled off layers upon layers upon layers of old wallpaper, something that looks like burlap sacking appeared. Why? I don't know... Just seems really bizarre.

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It's these weird little idiosyncracies that give this old place its character. I want to open up the door again, and unblock some of the windows and the fireplaces. And I can't wait until the workmen come to repair one of the floorboards--people used to hide things under the floor around here....I'm really curious as to what we'll find! If only I owned the place and wasn't just renting!!


posted by Julie at 11:37 PM 9 comments

9 Comments:

Blogger Morris said...

Neat house! I wish I lived there with you.

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Mon May 30, 12:52:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Lora said...

How great to live in a house with such history. The place we rent was built in 1974 and is considered old by local standards. Oh course, it in an apartment complex.

Mon May 30, 07:49:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Jen said...

That's all just too creepy. How can you stand it? Don't you just lay awake at night imagining you hear a distant voice going "ch ch ch ch ah ah ah ah Get Get Get Get OUT OUT OUT OUT!!!!!!" I bet you will now! ;-) Love ya, sis!

Mon May 30, 07:52:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Julie said...

Thanks, Jen---NOW I will... :)

Mon May 30, 02:38:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Scott said...

wow, firstly, let me say waht a wonderful new layout and design and secondly, I will protect you from the noises and your sister.

Great job sweetie :)

Mon May 30, 11:33:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sheri said...

LOL Jen..I don't know about Julie..but I bet I'll be up all night hearing noises now! That would be such a fun (and creepy!) place to live...especially the bells...

Mon May 30, 11:37:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lora said...

Very nice new look! I've been needing to do that for so long now.

Tue May 31, 04:23:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Jaws said...

LOL those buzzers would drive me nutso. I think Hubby would use them more then the kids.

Tue May 31, 02:14:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Scott said...

The Hubby daren't!!!

Tue May 31, 02:40:00 PM GMT+1  

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