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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:39 am

Big news on my front: this afternoon, I closed on a house here in lovely New Haven. It's a sort-of-colonial, 1920 construction, very quirky, very vertically arranged for want of a better word. I'm still excited to have my own space, my own yard, and so on. Rather than struggle with description: Please stop by for a smoke and a beverage when you're in the area and see for yourself!

There are some upgrades we'll do before moving in in earnest, but I am officially a homeowner. The time was right, financially and life-wise. Really, this should mean a PAD and TAD scaleback, but I'd be a damned liar if I didn't really see it as one big tobacco storage container right now.

(Of course, I'll have a proper smoking room, in exchange for letting the Lady of the House have run over every other room in the house. A fair trade I should say.)
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:06 am

Congrats, Doc. Best wishes to you and the missus.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:15 am

Wow, that is great news -- congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:20 am

Congrats Doc cheers
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Al in Canada

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:28 am

Congratulations Doc M, of course you know the "honey do" jar will never be empty again.
Now whatever you do, do NOT go and rent "The Money Pit"

Al (in Canada)
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:18 am

Way to go, Doc. May you have many years of pleasure in your new tobacco storage unit.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:39 am

Congrats Doc, wishing you many wonderful days in your new home!!! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:48 pm

Ah....Welcome to the "joys" of home ownership!! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:54 pm

Congratulations!
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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:05 pm

Thank you all, gentlemen! It's going to be a "soft" move-in, with our belongings moving before our bodies (as we still have a good amount of time on our present lease, but I'm hoping by January I have pix of my study/smoking room.
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Winslow

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:24 pm

Now comes the fun part,building the man cave.I picture tigerskin rugs,
erotic prints,animal skulls,shrunken heads,scalps,.........and so on.I can't
wait for the photo of it.Make it very Sherlock Holmsish.
Winslow sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:39 pm

Congrats! There is nothing more satisfying than getting to play interior designer in your first house, especially when it has some of that old world charm which lends itself so well to creating a proper study (we have an early 1930's folk Victorian which houses what my wife refers to as the 'library', the second room I was sure to renovate and setup after doing the bedrooms on the second floor). I am surrounded by books, pipes, files, hardwood, and shelves of tobacco - could not be happier. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

By the way ... be sure to add glass doors to your bookcases / shelf system, you will not regret it (yes, IKEA is good for something).
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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:53 am

My man room will need some... de-uglifying before it can be properly classed up. Farewell pinkish deep pile carpet; farewell faux-wood-paneling on the closet. Some tough decisions on the order of "more pipes or a nicer place to put them?" are upcoming.

There'll be some Holmes influence for sure, though its size is such that even with a BB gun I won't safely be able to write VR (or should it be ER to be au courant?) on the wall. Perhaps I can convince Dad to part with his deerstalker.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:17 pm

That's great. It's awesome to have your own space if you've been in an apartment. A sreal treat.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:04 pm

Very cool Doc! Congrats.

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Wet Dottle

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:49 pm

Congratulations. Lesson no. 1: you don't own the house, the house owns you. Get ready to spend your free time and $$ at Home Depot.
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Dodge

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:08 pm

Congrats! Theres some beautiful classic homes in New Haven.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:06 pm

Wait, did you say beverage?
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:54 pm

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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:52 pm

Texas Outlaw wrote:
Wait, did you say beverage?
You know it! I'd be a poor host if I didn't have a fully-stocked bar & fridge awaiting my visitors.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:23 am

Doc Manhattan wrote:
Really, this should mean a PAD and TAD scaleback
That's an understatement!

Congratulations Doc.

Homes of that era are a pleasure to work on, the quality of material and craftsmanship far exceeds what's been produced for the last 30 years.

Wishing you a great move and smoking parlor set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:13 pm

Congrats, Doc
I'm sure it won't keep you away from future Newark Pipe Shows. !!!!! It's not a long drive from New Haven, and you still have the Owl Shop close by for a B&M.
Glad to see you are making the move. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:44 am

A very quick bump to thank you for all the good wishes for the move, and to let you know that we have officially completed the move.

Those of you who have my contact info saved somewhere (trading buddies etc.) should know that the previous address is defunct, although we're subletting the place and have mail forwarding set up, so anything sent to the old spot should get here sooner or later.

As for the most important part of the move, pipes and tobacco are uncrated and my study/Man Room is starting to take shape. Still a lot of stuff in boxes, but no pipes lost (though I did have a few panicked moments of "where'd I put that?"), air filter humming quietly, and the obligatory painting of a naked lady (painted by my girlfriend) on the wall.

Hope your household's Christmastime is shaping up to be as fine as mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:48 am

Sounds awesome Doc! Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Our house, in the middle of our street   Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:06 am

Sounds like a great Christmas shaping up for you guys. Very Happy

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