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milk coffee or tea?

Cookies..... :D shrimp or lobster?

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Yup, that counts. :lol: :lol:

Ranch-style:::: Long, low and spread out. Moore's Law applies to the size of it. (Moore's Law:::: If a little is good, then more is better, and[b][i] WAY, WAY, TOO MUCH IS JUST RIGHT!!![/i][/b] :rollover: :rollover: )

Dug basement :(

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Built on a concrete slab above ground level :D

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Hmmm.....we don't have a basement, but I suppose one built above ground on a cement slab may have less problems with leakage and water damage.... :D


Casement or double hung window?

(Casement has a crank out operation and a double hung raises up and down in a track).... :mrgreen:..at least, that is how those types operate around here.... :wink:

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We have both of those types of windows:::

A casement window in the kitchen over the sink, so my wife can crank it out a little bit, and we can catch the warm spring breezes and listen to the sounds of the little people of the woods:: squirrels, birds, whistle-pigs (aka ground-hogs), raccoons.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The rest of the house has those new double-hung vinyl types with thermo-pane and low-E glass. They keep out the UV and IR light rays in summer, and keep the heat in during winter. Both sashes are easily removable for cleaning.

If you would have a picture window, would you prefer::::

One large pane of glass, triple strength,

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The Early-American style of multiple small panes. so that in a 5' high x 8' wide window there might be a pattern of six rows high by twelve columns wide.

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One large pane of glass, triple strength....this type is much easier to clean..... :D ....although I love the look of the Early-American style.


Three years ago, I retired from a window manufacturing facility.....while I was there, I worked in the glass department, making the sealed units and filling them with argon or krypton gas.....we made all types of windows, in all shapes and sizes. :mrgreen:



Windows with grills or without?

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Windows with removable grills. This way I can have one large pane of glass to ease the cleaning chore, and then put the grill back in, and I have lotsa small sections (panes) again.

The woodwork trim on the outside:::

Would you prefer,

aluminum covered woodwork (to make it zero-maintenance),

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something stained natural, as in teak or cedar.

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Hmmm...who's doing the work..... :wink: ....me or my hubby.... :lol:

I prefer something natural, as in teak, cedar, or pine.

In 2000 we covered our 40x80 shed in pine barnboard and have left it to weather naturally.....it has taken on a weathered grey color.... :D We love the look of it!


Wood siding or vinyl siding?

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Wood siding or vinyl siding?
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I'll have aluminum, instead. Vinyl cracks, and chips in sub-zero weather, and wood is high maintenance.

Do you prefer:::

covered porch or patio, and screened in, even. :D
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uncovered patio

--or--

no porch or patio at all

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Outdoor rocking chair or outdoor recliner?
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I'll have both of those. :D :D

Shade trees to shelter the house:::

Would you prefer

Broadleaf types like maple, sweet gum, oak, catalpa, redbud, tulip poplar, etc.

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Narrower, but compound leaf types like[b][i] white ash [/i][/b](

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Automatic garage door opener or manually open the door?
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Both, hehehehehe. I want the convenience of the automatic, but with a trip catch that I can pull to disengage the auto-feature.

One car garage for the car only

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Multi-car garage, and workshop off to the side along one wall. :D

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... painted steel garage doors?
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Yup, painted steel (sheet metal, formed, pressed and embossed to look like real wood), and with an elastomeric polymer fill for insulation, air-cushioned gasket on the bottom, tight seals around the top, sides and joints, and a high-quality installation. :D :D We just got this as a replacement for our old door, and we saved [b][i]a bundle on heating fuel this past winter.[/i][/b] As a matter of fact the savings in heat actually more than paid for the door. :D

Windows in your garage door :frog

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No windows at all in the door :D .

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Drain hole in the floor of your garage or not?
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We call that a French drain, and no, I don't want one. Instead, try this. Give the concrete floor a gentle slope (about a sixteenth of an inch per foot) towards the door, and the water that comes into your garage will drain out.

Heated garage or not?

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Windows in your garage, or not
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I don't do windows [in my garage]. :lol:

(Hehe, when I first read this I thought this question had already been asked. I had to scroll up and realize it was asked only about the garage [i][b]door[/b][/i]. :D )

Water heater: Gas or electric?

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We don't have fruit trees....well, I guess we do have rose colored flowering crabapple trees....I have heard of people making crabapple jelly with the tiny crabapples from them. :o


Blue spruce tree or white pine tree?

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....I have heard of people making crabapple jelly with the tiny crabapples from them.
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They make excellent apple jelly, but even better spiced and pickled apples. Now that is a confection that is just out of this world. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Blue spruce for landscaping, but white pine for the forest or wood-lot.

Would you like to have a completely forested woodlot,

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would it be too much burden.

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A completely forested woodlot....we have farm property and it borders along the creek. There are several trees growing in this area.....not a forested woodlot, but the next best.... :D The wildlife here is wonderful to watch!!


Wild rabbit for dinner or tame rabbit?

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Wild rabbit, by all means. I just love that wild gamey taste.

If you like wild rabbit, then you'll really like Ground-hog, aka whistle-pig, aka marmot. It tastes just like rabbit, just a whole lot more of it. (It has to be soaked in strong salt-brine solution for twice the length of time as a rabbit though. 48 hours instead of 24. Change the brine solution at the 24 hour point). Comparing rabbit to groundhog is like comparing a chicken to a turkey.

Wild Turkey, roasted

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Domesticated turkey, roasted

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Wild Turkey, roasted ....as a matter of fact my son went hunting last week and brought a nice big one home....23 pounds 14 ounces....so we will be having roasted wild turkey, very soon.... :D


Chicken or wild pheasant?

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Wild Turkey, roasted ....as a matter of fact my son went hunting last week and brought a nice big one home....23 pounds 14 ounces....so we will be having roasted wild turkey, very soon....
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YOWZA!!! I hate to be a self-invite, but I'm comin' right over. :lol: :lol: Tell you what, I'll bring the dried corn pudding, baked corn, and corn pie. :D :mrgreen:

With your turkey dinner:::

Pumpkin pie (for me, not enough flavor)

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Butternut squash pie (wonderful "nutty" flavor)

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Homemade crust with a little whole wheat and spelt flour; i.e. no white flour at all. It is sooooooooo good, and healthy too. :D

With your turkey dinner:::

Brussels sprouts ( :D )

--or--

Broccoli (also :D )

--or--

Both ( :D )

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