25 June 2007

Nicole's Dream House

I was going to post events in order, but Nicole couldn't wait for me to post these pictures. Please allow me to set the stage:

On the way back to the hotel from Columbus one weekend I pointed out an abandoned home (there are many such abandoned homes in Ohio) that I figured she'd love. This resulted in unrecognizable high pitched tones which I gathered meant that I needed to stop and pull over. So I pulled into the driveway and Nicole jumped out and proceeded to break into the house (actually, one of the doors was opened so technically she didn't "break" in). Nicole's crazy idea is to find out who owns it, buy it from them, and restore it...to which I responded that she would need to find another husband who not only was interested in such ventures but also had the ability to do such a thing.

Anyway, below are some of the pictures that ensued...

Nicole's Interlude: I did not scream in unrecongnizable high pitched tones, just really LOUD yelps of unadulterated excitiment. I mean how often do you find a huge brick house that no one wants! (Doug has reminded me that someone must want it or it would be for sale, but there is always a price you just have to find out what it is...right?) I love the front stair case...there is a fireplace in every living space in the house...and it has a secret staircase! I can't imagine anything more romantic in a house than a hidden staircase!!! There are wood floors in the whole house I am guessing it's about 5,000 sq ft. There is also a backstaircase and, and...and...I am out of breath. I just love it!!!!!!!...

Whatever. Anyways, I assume that these will be submitted as Exhibit A for Nicole's crimes in Ohio. Please enjoy viewing the evidence...









3 comments:

SalvadorSimpsons said...

Nicole, I will restore it with you, that would be so much fun!!!

Jason & Jodee said...

So we were thinking about coming to see you guys since you're so close and all. But if you're into big, creepy, haunted houses and all I'm thinking maybe you might want to come see us =)

Jason

Bill & Joan said...

Joan says: Who abandons a house like that?! She said we should restore it and turn it into a retreat center! That's one of the things I miss about living in Ohio! Beautiful old farm houses like this one. I'll have to email you a photo of my friend's home in New Philadelphia.