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Hybrid House, Part 6 — 25 Comments

  1. I like the idea of a BW original photo for prizes. Maybe you could have on your blogsite a spot where they can go choose the one they’d like. As far as a contest I think “Name that photo” and “Name that flower” are my favorites.

  2. I like the ‘name the photo’. You may want to consider a ‘where am I’ contest once in a while, too.
    I get so excited to see the progress on your new home! I hunger for new pictures of any progress! Living in an older mobile home myself makes it all the more exciting. I know it must be a lot of work and aggravation at times, but it will definately be worth it when it’s done.

  3. Never enough wire. Send the kid up here I got some replacing needs done and additions.

    Saw flock of sandhill cranes today on way back from BassPro and Gander Mt.
    I might make it through kayak and crappie season now.

    I removed about 10 of those old tubs from houses being demolished. 4 were upstairs unbelievably.

  4. PP VI is May 15. Fourchon.

    Gander Mt = Cabela’s sorta kinda maybe. Some tubs broke.
    Some tubs got recycled as tubs or cattle watering troughs. Some were taken over by cold and stoney virgins named Mary. I remember having to dig a couple out of ground after the drop from upstairs to ground.

  5. I was beginning to wonder how The Bayou Manor was coming along. Cross ventilation is great, but when the humidity is up there, I NEED air conditioning!
    BTW, prizes are great, but I think the majority of us would continue to visit with or without a prize. One never knows what to expect when we log on. Cooking, hunting, fishing, constuction, “tell all”, photography etc.

  6. I feel for you on losing that tub! We are eventually going to have to replace ours I think. The kids replaced the flooring in our bathroom while I was in the hospital last Sept. and when my son in law went to pick up his end of that heavy monster, he and the tub went thru what was left of the floor! SIL was ok and they used hydraulic jacks to get it back up but, one of the legs was damaged slightly. It has a small ridge inside the tub from the bent leg now.
    I wonder how much one weighs with 40+ gallons of water in it?? Finding the right faucet for it was a pain too. Had to go to a salvage place in Dallas to get another one. They don’t make them anymore!

    I am with Steffi on the prizes. They are nice but, I enjoy the site with or without them. I like the name the flower contests.

    • I would like to take the old tub out to the new house, but the plumber looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him to put plumbing on the porch!!! Lots of productive mental percolating was done while soaking in my tub over the years, and I don’t think the new one will lend itself to much of that. Besides, I was too embarrassed to climb in it in the store and try it out first!!!

  7. The shower stall is exactly like mine in the master bath and I love it. Your old claw tub is amazing and I’d put on the porch and let the plumber figure it out!

    An idea of what to do with that tub if you cant—-someone donated a tub like that to our school library when I was in the 2nd grade and it STILL sits in the corner, full of pillows for kids to sit and read in. To this day, kids still fight over who gets to read in the tub. My entire Senior class fit into it (all 16 of us, lol) for our last group picture. If you can’t take it with you, donate it!

    • What a cute idea, though I don’t think I could part with it! I’ll keep it and decide later. It would take another sky trac to lift that thing up to the porch any way!!!

  8. Haul your tub to the new house, put it on the porch and use it as a planter. I’d plant tomatoes and green onions, but I’m pretty sure you’d plant petunias. LOL!

  9. Love the clawfoot tub, and loved its “place” in your world”.

    Sandhill cranes are wonderful. They’re grayish, and maybe 4′, and they can make a racket. There’s an area about halfway between Galveston and Port Aransas, slightly inland, where they farm a lot of rice, and the sandhills always stop by for the winter. They’re a lot easier to find than the whooping cranes, too.

    Glad to see all that wire-pulling going on. Personally, if I had to give anyone a little extra time to work, I believe I’d give it to the electricians. That stuff’s like black magic to me.

  10. I’ll trade you the player piano for the tub!! I’d also like to use the electrician – think he’d make a trip up north?

    The progress on the house is exciting!!

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