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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Now that our living room construction is done it is ready to decorate. Here are the cute but impractical bookcases flanking our fireplace. The people who built them did not allow books taller than 9 1/4 inches. This is so annoying.

    iíve moved nearly all my books from the condo here to Hermann that are 9 1/4 inches tall or shorter. I donít need a ton of bookshelf room in this house but I need more than what Iím able to use here.


    Iím going to think on having bookshelves built either in the TV room or the bedroom I use.

    also included below is a gratuitous cat photo.

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    Cute kitty!
    The bookshelves are indeed lovely, but I agree that the height issue would be irksome. Too bad the shelves aren't adjustable.
    Decorating is always fun, so please be sure to let us accompany you vicariously.

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    I agree with Rosa, Iris. Bookshelves are lovely.

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    okay---it looks darling & very quaint! not bad for a small town. but yeah--i don't think for a minute that the height of them bookkshelfs is an issue; just be sure to ONLY buy 9" high books. prollem solved. hope thatt helps you some. Thankk mee. Yup. Edited to add: got ta thinkin' maybe it would be a good--no-great--idea ta take n put a cardboard box with a cutout on the side & carpet inside, up on one a them shelves, as a cat lair. yup. hope thatt helps you some. thankk mee.
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    so okay----what i would like to know is about the area of your residence where the feminine esthetic is largely ignored(except for posters of goddesses like Hot Lips Houlikowski), decor is by accident and the space is full of so-called "junk". I'm referring to the living space popularly referred to as "The Man Cave". Is there one, or did the architect leave that out of the scheme of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebittybobby View Post
    so okay----what i would like to know is about the area of your residence where the feminine esthetic is largely ignored(except for posters of goddesses like Hot Lips Houlikowski), decor is by accident and the space is full of so-called "junk". I'm referring to the living space popularly referred to as "The Man Cave". Is there one, or did the architect leave that out of the scheme of things?
    the current man cave is in the basement. He has a TV, a recliner, a couple of refrigerators. Then he has all kinds of things like a woodshop and a canning kitchen.

    But the television will eventually be in the “TV room “so I suppose that is the man cave of the first floor.

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    okay-0---so that is very interesting. My latest acquisition is a nice set of lateral file cabinets, 8 in all. They are rendered obsolet in the hi-tech information age, i guess. So, i bought them for a tiny fraction of the original cost, new. That was probably at least 20 years or more ago. but yeah---see photo. the hard part was getting them out of the office building where they were located; the next challenge will be getting the into the back room of my outdoor cottage, as they are rather bulky. but, i will manage. you kids should investigate the possibility of acquiring some to repurpose for storing your "stuff" so you can use it when the time comes, instead of having to purchase or re-purchase it, when it is not on sale or is in short supply. like paper towels n stuff like that. One or two or three full drawers full o' paper towels. See? or. buy stuff at auctions or closeouts, and keep it till you need it. i call it the studebaker plan. when the automaker stopped auto production(they didn't "go out of business" like the average ho-head thinks), a huge supply of spare parts that had been accumulated was still available, for decades, even up to the present. a case unlike american motors, in which chrysler absorbed the assets and scrapped most of the spare parts, of course in the interest of efficiency. ha. hope that helps you kids some. no clever comments please; paybacks are painful. ha. 2024-06-06 (5).jpg

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