Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Post 1609.



Jane, I’ve found the perfect place, a penthouse no less! Amazing views...well, far-reaching views. It needs a bit of touching up, but you love DIY.  Some filler here, a lick of paint there, and you’ll need to bang in some picture hooks. There are a few cracked windows but you’ll easily fix them. Several kitchen cupboards have collapsed so I’ll get you some screws. The roof leaks a bit, but don’t worry, I’ll hold the ladder for you, and as you love playing with Lego you'll find rebuilding the chimney a doddle. Me? Oh, I'll plug in the television! So, what do you think?



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and J Hardy Carroll for the picture.



63 comments:

  1. I think in today's market of house prices, it's an absolute steal!

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    1. ...especially as he has Jane to do all the hard work! Thanks Iain.

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  2. Dear Keith,

    That's what we call a real fixer upper. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. I think either Jane or the guy--or both--belong in the loony bin :)

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  4. I think a slap in the face might be an apt response from Jane!

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  5. Hi Keith - well there's a thought ... poor Jane - but perhaps needs must and perhaps she's better at DIY than him ... but a great take on the photo prompt ...cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh, she's better, believe me! Thanks Hilary.

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  6. Wouldn't be such a bad place as long as you could bring it up to code.

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    1. I'm sure Jane will sort it out! Cheers James

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  7. Not a bad place, if Jane could get her husband to chip in :)

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  8. I hope he realizes that an all-woman jury would easily acquit her.😁

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    1. I hope it doesn't come to that! Thanks Christine.

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  9. When my ex and I divorced, friends asked how I could stay in the house we built together. I reminded them that I did all the work around here, so not much to remember him by (one extra step on the deck?). Here's hoping she dumped 'el cheapo' and found a decent place for one. Or else short-out the TV plug?

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    1. Haha! Exactly the opposite to me - I did all the work and she lives in it to this day! Cheers Denise.

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  10. O this is hilarious. Poor Jane.

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    1. Pleased you liked it Sheena, thank you.

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  11. I wouldn't be too surprised if he doesn't notice when she leaves... he will be too busy watching Jeopardy.

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    1. He certainly won't be watching a DIY show! Cheers brudberg.

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  12. Love, love, love it! I would not love him as a partner though!

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    1. It's not autobiographical by the way Claire - well, not quite!

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  13. Sounds like my last three homes. And I did most of the work.

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  14. Sounds like the place my daughter and her husband are fixing up in Ireland.

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    1. I've always enjoyed a restoration project, but we have always shared the work! Cheers liz.

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  15. This has happened to me, except the roles were reversed. My wife often dreams up DIY projects which "we" can do. For some reason, her role is that of Supervisor while mine is grunt labor. Good one, Keith

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    1. I hope she makes up for it other ways Russell! Thanks very much.

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  16. Hahaha!
    Dear Tarzan. You can start by sanding the floors - that doesn't take too much skill, so even you should manage it. I shall need someone to haul bricks up to me as I work on the chimney; you may be stupid, but you've got some muscle, so the task won't be beyond you. Oh, and I think it had better be my name on the property title, as I'm the bright one; but you can pay.
    Love
    Jane xx
    I like your story Keith!

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    1. Yes Jane...yes Jane...yes Jane...! Glad you liked it Penny.

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  17. Ha! The house isn't the only 'fixer-upper' in this story - I think your narrator needs some work too! Nicely told Keith

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    1. Since writing this I hear he's agreed to unpack his clothes, so he's pretty busy now! Cheers Lynn.

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  18. it sounds like a good deal to him. the question is, will he take bait? :)

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    1. i mean "she" of course. :)

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    2. I'm sure she has a plan up her sleeve! A pair of Jimmy Choo's and a couple of handbags maybe!

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  19. I think I know these people. LOL!
    Great job!

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    1. Hehe! Thanks so much Caerlynn, pleased you enjoyed it.

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  20. Looks like he is the well sorted type , or trying hard to be one. Wonderful story, Keith.

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  21. My house hunting conversations sounds eerily similar!

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    1. Intriguing! I'm on my way to check it out now Fatima.

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  22. Great idea! It's the first positive/optimistic flash I've read based on this picture :)

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    1. As soon as I saw it I guessed it would result in mostly dark tales, so I went in the opposite direction! Thanks so much Lucy.

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  23. It must have cost a dollar- or a pound😂

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  24. Oh! That end! It made me smile and made me mad. So well done.

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  25. If Jane falls for any of this he should never let her go! lol

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  26. Yes, I think she'll go for this. Probably somewhere else, but there you go, you can't have it all.

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    1. She's a pretty useful person to have about the house! Cheers Sandra

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  27. Hahah - he's all set isnt he? Nicely penned Keith!

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    1. He's got it made Dahlia! Thanks so much.

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  28. Hi Keith, really liked this story. Letter form works so well in this case. Guess I wanted to know if they were still together :)

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    1. I'd like to think they came to an agreement! Thanks so much Rachel

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