Friday, December 16, 2016
Maybe a bathroom, then move in
(Tonight's Pictures: what folks were driving over 100 Years ago)
I have said it any times, I am a property owner's rights kind of guy. My house, my property ('my' meaning owner or owners) and it is my business. If I buy a home in an area and there are rules (even if there is a HOA) I will try to abide by their ‘beautification rules’. Even if they are someone else’s idea of beauty. BUT if I buy where there are no restrictions and my neighbor decides to have chickens, ducks or goats I will not complain.
I remember once in the boonies, on maneuvers in 1956 we were eating WWII C-rations and shooting the breeze. One of the troops from NY was saying he had just heard from his dad and the request to add a room to their house had been denied. He was being required to have an architect sign off on his plans. His dad was a carpenter.
1904 Gardner (A steam car)
Big mouth me, very wise beyond me 17 years on earth, boasted, “That will be the day in North Carolina when someone tells you what you can and cannot do in your own home!”
OH ho, was I ignorant of progress and government. I am now nearing 78 next month, and boy have I witnessed change. Now in the small town of Belmont, NC you are told how high your fence can be. The type of fence allowed in the front yard. Where your dog house must be located and that is minor.
Girls, women (i.e. Sherry & sister Shirl, etc) get upset if a guy wants a couple cars in the yard for parts. The cars aren’t hurting anyone, but girls think that is UGLY, UNSIGHTLY etc. Heck I agree, but I thought everyone would like to have a junk car. I can remember when my dream was to own a junk yard.
I was told by a local, when traveling out west, that you knew which car was running, because it was the one nearest the road. The others were dead.
I said all that to explain, I know building. I will not endanger the environment nor my family, BUT I will do what I want to inside the foot print of my home. I will not add to the structure (foot print), if codes do not allow it but under the roof I will make modifications.
I do plan to add a bathroom here (shoot, we might even move in). Tonight we discussed a walk in tub. That might not be such a bad idea, after all my wife is getting older and will soon be a senior citizen. I have never installed one but am giving it some thought. Sherry would like one with jets to get the Jacuzzi affect. What do you think?
That is my thoughts for tonite.