I love this site... However...

katwillny Posted By katwillny, Jan 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage
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    gardenweb and oldhouseweb are about the only two other places I visit as far as forums. I used to visit some automotive forums, but the local one here sucks now and the other main one I used to use got too snotty (it was a specific car forum and they just let people get too uppity about their cars, which weren't really anything particularly special), plus it was sold a few times and after the first owner, I haven't much cared for the people that owned it. I thought the current owner, a long time member that we always got along with, would change things more, but it doesn't seem that way. I find I have limited patience with people and just don't want to be around certain groups that make me want to spout my mouth off, lol. I've developed a liking for pinterest for that reason. Look at cool pics, put them all together (omg, so many great recipies also!!) and no interation required.

    I'm pretty varied in interests, although the Cottage and a previous resto project ate into pretty much all of our extra time. Lately I'm just happy being home in front of the stove! I do enjoy photography, architectural salvage, day trips to see neat places (like Chimney Bluffs out by Sodus Bay), gardening, and for sure, walking on our beach (which in turn leads to beach combing, I have a pretty big collection of beach glass).
     
  2. jharkin

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    Cottage - Did you see that somebody at OHW started a new forum in response to the spammers and lack of admin support...

    https://www.wavyglass.org/index.php

    I havent checked it out much... seems some... not all... of the OHW regulars moved over.
     
  3. eclecticcottage

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    I did see that. I just haven't motivated myself over there yet. I hate moving, lol.

    I belonged to OHW way back when, probably 9, 10 years ago when most people used their name as a user name. Force of habit to go back once we bought the Cottage, I had stopped posting when the Old House pretty much wore us down and we were tired of owning and fixing it!! Thanks to OHW I know what a vernacular is (the Old House's offical "type").

    I forgot to mention my obession with vintage. It's kinda obvious if you check out my blog, but I am all about 1950's and older. My stove, fridge, mixer, dining room table, most furniture...also, I am obessed with old wooden crates and canning jars. I have three old kero heaters-one should be fully functional come spring (it'll be used outside as a "fire pit" type thing-I'm obessed with the design not stupid, lol). If I could collect old stoves I would-both the parlour style and kitchen ranges. I also used to collect vintage cameras, but we don't really have the space for that so I kept a few Herbert George designed ones (there's a few more I'd like to get as I find them too of course, lol) and sold the rest when we moved here. If I'm looking for something I'd be just as likely to try to find a vintage version first, like right now I want a kitchen apron so I'm trying to find an old feedsack one.

    I am also in area history. When I find time, DH got me a book about Lake Ontario written in the 40's. I love old books! I would collect old local books and cook books if we had the space.
     
  4. SmokeyTheBear

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    Too bad about OHW did anyone try contacting the owner?

    A whois inquiry says it is:

    QuinStreet, Inc.
    950 Tower Lane
    Foster City, California 94404
     
  5. jharkin

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    The one remaining active OHW moderator apparently has tried for years and cant get any answer.
     
  6. SmokeyTheBear

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    Yes but did they actually contact the owner or who they thought was the owner, there may be a big difference?
     
  7. will711

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    So what have you learned from those other sites;? I know what I've learned if "size matters" I'll never be a Porn Star:(
     
  8. punchy

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    i like the tractorbynet site also, but favorite other than this one is ar15.com. general discussion gets pretty good sometimes.
     
  9. will711

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    I'm into to music [ can't play an instrument just my stereo] I have about 500 albums vinyl ,bunch of cassettes chit load of CD's I like good rock from the 60's 70's, love Motown, into smooth jazz .I have sirius radio, Pandora on you tube.com find all kinds of really great music & artists keeps the mind open .

    I have speakers on the deck ,in the garage a set pointing to the wood pile area so i can have tunes while I css:cool: in the kitchen tunes while I cook.

    Another site I hang out at is Live from Daryls house.com as in Daryl Hall people should check it out he brings in all kinds of different artists they play some of their songs and some of his, cook some good food and talk its really cool.
    :)
     
  10. Danno77

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    Road bike or mtn bike? I have a "nice bicycle," too.
     
  11. Paulywalnut

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    Great. Danno I have a road bike. Lynskey Titanium. Ride as much as I can in this weather.
     
  12. nate379

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    Where is that at? My folks live in Northern Maine.

     
  13. flyingcow

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    I'm at the very southern end of the "County". Grew up outside of Houlton
     
  14. Danno77

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    Nice bike is an understatement for that sucker. Impressive!

    I ride a trek Madone 5.1; it's more bike than I am rider.
     
  15. nate379

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    My brother lives in Houlton, my folks a bit further up in Van Buren.

     
  16. Paulywalnut

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    Hey thanks. Madone is a nice lightweight bike. Very nice. :) Sure hope
    we get some cold weather so I can use my new Jotul.
     

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