October 9, 2006
What did you think of Chris's invention with the pipe from the washing machine to the sink? Pretty ingenious, don't you agree? Any thoughts on what we should do with that old stove downstairs (see above)—or what we could do? Do you agree with our potential layouts? We love your feedback…
Chris and I also had the opportunity to visit the NYC office of This Old House magazine on Friday. We happened to be going to visit relatives in NY and NJ for the weekend and they invited us to swing by the office. What an amazing place! It is on the Avenue of Americas on the 27th floor, but you would think that you were in the suburbs. They showed us how the magazine is laid out, and we met a ton of people. Thanks so much for hosting us—they said they have never had homeowners visit before.
By the way—Chris and I will go anywhere :)
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does the stove work? if so, use it. or maybe sell it. Our stove is from the 1950's and still works. I've even found parts to repair it online.
I also think it would be cool if one of you used the stove.
Yes. Keep the stove. Perhaps use it as a respository for renovation scrapbooks, small historical items from the house, and the like.
The blog is a great idea. Please keep it going in some form or fashion after the renovation, perhaps migrating to a non-TOH site if needed. Perspectives after the dust settles would be wonder: something we viewers never find out about.
Webcam continues to be very cool: just watched Tom and Kevin fix their lunch. Made me hungry.
Great to see the house on TV, but I am soooo spoiled by webcam!
Loooong time fan from second airing of first house. Thanks for the memories past and present.
Hello, that looks like a DIXON STOVE, circa 1947, my mom used up until 2001 in her house, one side could burn kerosene or coal/wood while the other was gas for cooking, etc. She heat the downstairs with kerosene from a small tin can and it would warmt eh whole downstairs. Might want to see if you could re-cycle it for a stove vendor that uses 'em in NH or Vermount, make a wonderful cabin stove! BTW< GREAT PREMIRE and DUCK when the planes come over!
Still loving this web cam. Long shoot day it seems. Focused on the kitchen it seems. No better way to wrap it up (I presume) than with the homeowners serving refreshments. Inquiring minds want to know...what's the East Boston House wine list?
Who's on the phone, Kevin? Nice toast all the way around. Kevin leaning in doorway (twice!): What are you doing? Holding up the building?
C'mon Tom, stay in the picture. Where's Norm?
Now I know what it's like to be "a fly on the wall." If only the web cam had audio!
This is too funny..we have been nabbed>.the first time that we actually offered a libation to the crew (but not to ourselves) Everyone was polite, accepted one (taster's choice) toasted and then went on his/her way...maybe they don't like Ripple, or the 3/$12 brands from the local
supplier....anyway had they only stayed they wd have been able to indulge in Napa's finest and Long Island's leading vintners' choices....can anyone tell us what would be a reasonable Chardonnay, Savignon Blanc, Cabernet and Pinto Grigio as staples??? It is like we know them, but we really don't HELPPPPPP...thanks
No typeKey or typePad account (maybe explain on What Is It???) However, I vote for keeping the old stove and refurbishing it for regular use...I/we have two vintage ranges. We started with a Spark, circa 1926, based on a little research. We remodeled our kitchen around it. Then, Hus discovered a "new" range, circa 1935, nearly perfect condition, at a local estate sale. It had been moved into a new house in 1935 and stayed until the owner passed away, about 2004.
So now I have two, one in the kitchen, one in the remodeled basement, where we can in the summer and cook turkey in the winter.
The new project is facinating! We have watched TOH forever! It's good to see a return to the roots, with homeowners participating with sledgehammers! I feel right at home.
As I'm sitting here with Billy and Whitey (my son's T.J. and Dan) watching TOH I see my long lost friend Liz! Hope you had a lot of fun with the renovations. Good to see you on T.V. where you belong!
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