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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #1: Houses I have purchased that should have been demolished.

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 01-08-2020 10:37 AM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas of the past (so far)….

This being the pilot instalment, I will try not to keep it short, however, my following OOPSIES in the series may just consist of one photo and a one-liner.

This Stupidity covers all the Houses I have purchased that should have been demolished instead. They all taught me a bucketload of renovations.

#1 Purchased back in 1975 at East Bentleigh. Ex child minding centre… kiddies back then were tough… they didn’t need counselling… they counselled you... like it or not!

#3 Purchase in 1990 at Richmond from a character with dodgy repute, sold to pay for his defense costs… My over bidding got him a bloody good QC… and eventually acquitted.

Number 1 mum, helping with the renos…


75 years old and I cussed when she found a 2nd. bucket to shovel rubbish into that I had to carry out.

Plumber had trouble finding the studs…

#4 Purchase in 2010 at Churchill after being on the market for 3+ years. During settlement, we received the first serious rain after years of drought.

Hot water system died and replaced the first week,

Central heating/cooling died about a week after,

Took the spa another 3 months to give up the ghost,

Then found I had some initial plumbing to attend to,

in the workshop too,

Then we discovered plumbing issues,

in came the heavies,

look familiar????

hence the inspiration for the front door sign,

Then we discovered plumbing issues,

It’s 7 years later and the plumbings gone… but the issues stay, inside,

10 years later, I discovered I had plumbing issues,

Oh YEAH!!! Nearly forgot…

#2 House purchase in 1981, brand spanking new display home with no work required… the ex got!

BUT, she didn’t get everything… I got the bill!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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pottz

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#1 posted 01-08-2020 03:38 PM

well youve succeded in scaring the hell out of me,nightmares to follow!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-12-2020 02:01 PM

Auuucccchhhh.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 01-12-2020 02:50 PM

Yep, It was a big project house but it seems every house I’ve bought were massive fixer-uppers but they have turned out quite nice in the end.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#4 posted 01-12-2020 08:18 PM



.... massive fixer-uppers but they have turned out quite nice in the end.
- a1Jim

That’s ‘a1’ a1’. The problem is that there’s a fine line between a “good investment” and sheer stupidity through over commitment.
With my first house, I spent far too much time on “renovations” at the expense of my family duties… and as I grew older, so did my pig-headedness.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 02-15-2020 01:02 AM

did you celebrate Aust day in remembrance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxazJTYBLWA

and some info in case you didn’t know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7oQCnYOT7c

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 02-16-2021 11:44 AM

https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol/how-to-stop-drinking

sorry ha ha hah ah hah

Just out of interest how did this get dug up (no pun intended)

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 02-16-2021 12:11 PM



did you celebrate Aust day in remembrance?

- robscastle


No, I celebrated it in my home….

https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol/how-to-stop-drinking

sorry ha ha hah ah hah

Just out of interest how did this get dug up (no pun intended)

- robscastle


I keep telling everyone, I’m no alcoholic... I’m a drunk... alcoholics go to meetings!

It’s bad enough you pushing me to stop drinking… but pushing me to read is pushing far too hard!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 02-16-2021 01:12 PM

I am still trying to figure out how it got regurgitated to today

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 02-16-2021 02:28 PM

man i thought this was buried along with the ducks plumbing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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