Simple joys

By: ish
3/26/2020 8:07 PM

Well working from home is a new adventure but on the bright side I do get to see more of Suzi, we have dinner earlier instead of 8pm and we’ve learned to sneak in some fun stuff, like a glass of wine by the outdoor fire, it was a beautiful night tonight and I hope everyone is finding a way to lessen the stress!



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By: mdabul
3/26/2020 8:36 PM

Always look forward to the forsythia's... smiley with shades

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By: PaulOinMA
3/26/2020 8:38 PM

Social distancing is a piece of cake for us. I am way in the introvert scale on Myers-Briggs. My introvert tendencies score is very high. smiley

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By: Robert
3/28/2020 7:27 AM

Beautiful setting. Did you guys create or improve what was there?

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By: Surfpainter
3/28/2020 3:20 PM

Wow..how beautiful!

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By: obxmini
3/28/2020 4:50 PM

It is a beautiful setting. I don't know which state your from, ish. That could be so many beautiful areas around the country.

Simple pleasures and being outside have always been highlights for me. I'm very thankful to be living someplace where it is easy to do that.

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By: ish
3/28/2020 7:56 PM

Beautiful setting. Did you guys create or improve what was there?

Robert


Robert the brownstone fireplace is from the 1940's and needs to be reconstructed. Suzi ripped up the slate that was there before and built the pea gravel area. ( in my town even pea gravel terrace like this is considered lot coverage, crazy )

The small building down by the river is a pump house (with 2 cellars) that we redesigned / rebuilt after we moved in. It now serves as a garden folly, winter storage bldg and utilities. There are multiple pumps in there that supply well water to the cabana, pool and the irrigation system. We also re-fit all of the electrical feeders to the pump house that supplies power to everything in that segment of the property

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By: judyk
3/28/2020 8:03 PM

Looks like a lovely outdoor setting for your evening “lime-ish”, ish.
Quite cozy and homey. And the view!

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By: ish
3/28/2020 8:06 PM

It is a beautiful setting. I don't know which state your from, ish. That could be so many beautiful areas around the country.

Simple pleasures and being outside have always been highlights for me. I'm very thankful to be living someplace where it is easy to do that.

obxmini


Thank you, this property is in northern NJ, a few miles outside NYC.
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to buy this big ol' 1920's home on a few acres along a river. The house had been empty for several years and was uninhabitable. We bought it from the family that had built it originally.

The best part of the story is that this is a house my wife Suzi has admired since she was young, and I was lucky enough to be able to buy it and restore it for her.

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By: Banks68
3/28/2020 8:31 PM

Would love to see a pic of your house, ish!
Love old houses!
The original part of our house was built in 1781.

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By: ish
3/28/2020 8:39 PM

Would love to see a pic of your house, ish!
Love old houses!
The original part of our house was built in 1781.

Banks68


Ok will do, Please post a pic of your old house also
We have a dutch cemetery on our property that dates back the late 1600's the oldest stones are in Dutch and the oldest date still visible is 1700

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By: Dhart
3/28/2020 8:41 PM

Would love to see a pic of your house, ish!
Love old houses!
The original part of our house was built in 1781.

Banks68


Ok will do, Please post a pic of your old house also
We have a dutch cemetery on our property that dates back the late 1600's the oldest stones are in Dutch and the oldest date still visible is 1700

ish



That's a big "WOW"!

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By: ish
3/28/2020 8:46 PM


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3/28/2020 8:48 PM


By: ish
3/28/2020 8:50 PM

River lawn



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By: Banks68
3/28/2020 8:52 PM

Stunning!!!
Thank you so much!!!
I’ll run out in the morning and get some pics of ours. We had the whole house repainted this past summer and I don’t have any recents.
What a job that was! All that old clapboard sanded down to the bare wood! But it was worth the wait and the $$$.

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By: ish
3/28/2020 8:53 PM

Dutch cemetery with 64 dead Dutchmen and 1 mini dachshund



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By: ish
3/28/2020 8:59 PM

My latest hobby has been transplanting full grown trees, I’m like a crack addict



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By: ish
3/28/2020 9:01 PM

Stunning!!!
Thank you so much!!!
I’ll run out in the morning and get some pics of ours. We had the whole house repainted this past summer and I don’t have any recents.
What a job that was! All that old clapboard sanded down to the bare wood! But it was worth the wait and the $$$.

Banks68


I can’t wait to see it ! Old house people are a crazy bunch aren’t we??

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By: Banks68
3/28/2020 9:14 PM

We sure are!
Where I live in Salem Co. NJ there are plenty. Some dating back to the 1600’s. When I see an old house that’s been left to ruin, it’s all I can do not to cry. There’s one down the road from us that I’m sure is from the 1700’s. It needs someone to love it.

Your property is beautiful, ish!

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By: ish
3/28/2020 9:18 PM

We sure are!
Where I live in Salem Co. NJ there are plenty. Some dating back to the 1600’s. When I see an old house that’s been left to ruin, it’s all I can do not to cry. There’s one down the road from us that I’m sure is from the 1700’s. It needs someone to love it.

Your property is beautiful, ish!

Banks68


Thanks we have been working on it for 7 years. Before this house we spent 23 years restoring an 1890 Stick Style Victorian.

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By: J4yDubs
3/28/2020 9:30 PM

Beautiful home and property ish!

John

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By: Banks68
3/28/2020 9:31 PM

Mini dachshund!!! Was he yours? Awwww
We love our mini dachshund grand puppy, Flynn.

What a cool thing to have on your property!! The Dutch were here very early. I grew up in Gloucester City, NJ - originally founded by the Dutch in 1623 and called Ft. Nassau. Unfortunately the only historical house left in town is the tavern where Betsy and John Ross were married.

We love to visit the old cemetery on Ocracoke. Some old ones there.

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By: Jbrew74
3/29/2020 10:27 AM

My latest hobby has been transplanting full grown trees, I’m like a crack addict

ish


How long does it take you to mow the lawn?

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By: ish
3/29/2020 12:33 PM

My latest hobby has been transplanting full grown trees, I’m like a crack addict

ish


How long does it take you to mow the lawn?

Jbrew74


It takes 6 guys 3 hours per week to cut it twice, edge, nip & tuck etc

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