Monday, December 15, 2008

My World #9

This is the ninth posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 101 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

I thought today I would tell a story close to home. I'm driving down the street to my home and you can see my green truck on the left.
Here is my house last Winter. It was gray-brown with green trim and a brick front. It is a three bedroom split level with three bedrooms. We used the family room as our bedroom when we had the four children at home. We added the front porch many years ago.
My shed was reddish-brown stain with green trim.
During the Summer we had a change in the siding.
The house went from aluminum to vinyl with burgundy shutters.
I painted the shed to match the house.
I am showing the back of the house with the deck we added 10 years ago on the back of the house.

This was a trip to where I have lived for 35 years. Go out and see some of the other places that people are from.

67 comments:

George said...

Thanks for inviting us to your house. You made me feel right at home.

island timer said...

Your place looks cozy amidst all that snow. Lots of storage, too - always a bonus!
Thanks for sharing!

tipper said...

Loved this peek of your house! Very nice-love the hostas around the porch-they are among my favorite flowers.

ewok1993 said...

I truly apprecited this post. It's very gracious of you to share with us your home. Happy work week.

Shellmo said...

You have a nice deck there! And you did a great job on the house & shed!

FickleMinded said...

Thanks for sharing, you have a great looking house there. :)

Darla said...

What? No snow? hahaha! What a charming little area you live in. I love what you did to the house and the shed. Everyone loves a big deck too. You know all of us gardeners noticed the very healthy beautiful Hostas in the front!!

KOSTAS said...

Splendid conducted tour in place where you live!
Have a marvellous house, I wish you have your health in order to you are glad him for a lot of years still!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That was a fun visit to your house, FG. Isn't it amazing how new siding and shutters change the look of a house?

Sara G said...

Great post and your house is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care

babooshka said...

These type of wooden homes we just don't get here or the snow. Very personal post and very welcoming.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey OLD MAN, (I can say that now--after yesterday, can't I????? ha ha)... Love seeing the pictures of your home. What you all did this past summer really helped the overall look. One of these days, we need to get our house painted. We have an all-wood home and it's time to paint!!!!

Thanks again for the tour!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!
Betsy

Susie of Arabia said...

Nice to see where you live - love the siding and the brick. Looks really cozy!

imac said...

Thanks for the trip around your hose Fishing Guy, it looks very beautiful all painted up.

Glennis said...

My Thanks to you fishing guy for all your assistance, much appreciated, your a patient man! i got there in the end!
Thanks also for this visit to your house, I like the new paintwork and the garden.

Susan said...

What a lovely house! I love the style and colours. Thanks for letting us 'visit' you!

SandyCarlson said...

What a lovely and cozy place. Thanks for having us over.

Sylvia K said...

Fun to see the different seasons! Thanks for sharing your home, it's lovely! We have a deck very similar to yours and we love it!

ChrissyM said...

Thank you for inviting us to your house. Very nice home, looks very cozy.

Wren said...

I like the new look. I've heard that the new vinyl siding is much nicer than the aluminum.

Hope you still found time to get in some fishing. :)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

You have a beautiful house there. It looks quite cozy and a place I know I would very proud to call home! I keep hoping that one day I will one day have a home just like that... I know it will be possible. =)
A wonderful post.
I hope your wife is doing well.
(Hug)
Michele

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods. I love the deck, I bet that makes for nice warm nights of BBQing in the summer months. Looks like you all have a lot less snow than us here in northern Michigan. We had about 2 feet until the rain washed a lot of it away yesterday. Now we have ice everywhere. Ick!

Müge said...

You have a very beautiful house dear Fishing Guy! It reflects and tells how happily you and your family lived there :-)

Have a perfect day! Cheers,

Tina said...

FG,
35 years is a long time to live in one house. I think it is wonderful. I'm sure your home is also painted with lots of happy memories, warm thoughts and a lot of love.
Thanks for allowing us to visit!
Hope you wife is feeling better!

Stacey Huston said...

Thanks for sharing your home with us. and your life with us every day! Sorry I missed your Birthday yesterday... hope you had a wonderful day filled with those you love... and glad to hear your wife is healing well.. Stay warm
Stacey

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice house. Thanks for the tour.
:-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for sharing your home with us. I hope the wife is doing well!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It looks like a nice neighborhood. That's nice that you've been there for so long. One of life's great rewards is to be connected to a community.

cityding said...

You have a beautiful blog. Keep it up!

kayleen said...

thanks for letting us come visit. looks like a lovely home.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photos of a beautiful house. Happy Tuesday.

Stacey Huston said...

Fishing guy. Thanks for your comment. Yes Hawk helped me with making my story.. I wrote the basic consept and asked him to help me describe how "threatening" the animals have become of late...lol You know his gift with words.. Have a beautiful week and I will be back, IF I remember to get bird seed, might have to pick up some rabbit pellets as well.. lol

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Hey, great to really see your world. Your neighbourhood looks great and I think summer barbecues on that big deck must be fun.

Luke Wiley said...

Looks like you get a lot of snow where you live.

Dirk said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. Looks like a great place to live.

Paz said...

Very nice world, in which you live. Great job painting that shed. Thanks for sharing with us.

Paz

Carletta said...

Love the burgandy color best!
When you retire next spring are you still staying there?
I hated leaving the house where my kids grew up but I love where I live now.

Indrani said...

Great virtual trip around your house.
35 years is a long time! Strong bonding!

Pietro said...

You have a beautiful house in a nice place, Fishing Guy. Thanks for sharing these images.

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kewl !! nice post !

Arija said...

How nice of you to show ua something of your private world and its transformation. It looks to be a great family home, I hope yoou are not rattling in it as the children leave.
Love your shed. The Prof. had onetoo, but our grandson has usurped it and we are about to build one close to our qurters so the tools stay put.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful house you have,thanks for the tour, i enjoyed it

Pretty Me!! said...

35 years ?? this house must be full of life's precious moments :)

thanks for sharing !!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

All that I missed from this lovely visit was the tea and cookies!! Oh well, maybe next time!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing Tom. :)

soulbrush said...

it was so nice seeing your house. thanks for taking the time to always comment on mine.

auringonkukka :) said...

very beautiful place!

Shionge said...

Hey I felt the warmth and coziness there...thank you for the invitation :D

Mary said...

Home is the best place to be and this looks like a home with a great heart and memories :-)

Ishtar said...

I liked your house; especially after you lightened it up! Maybe next time you'll invite us in for a coffee? I'll bring a solar cooked cake and we can have a Swedish "fika"!

Greetings,
Esther/Ishtar (not Easter)

Inkivääri said...

Thank you for the circuit to your gozy house, yardand neighbourhood:)

Reader Wil said...

That must have been a hell of a job! The result is stunning. Thanks for showing us around in your world.

D Herrod said...

Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Hays said...

Thank you for the tour - that was cool and I have to agree w/ island timer... cozy!!!

Luiz Ramos said...

Congratulations.
Beautiful your home. Nice building and landscape.
Thanks for share.
Luiz Ramos

Mar said...

Nice to have a look at your home!! It looks very nice.

maryt/theteach said...

You have a very lovely house, fishing guy! Thank you for showing it to us! :)

Gaelyn said...

Looks like a nice place, except for the snow. I really like the back deck. Looks like a good place for a BBQ.

The Birdlady said...

Lovely home Tom. And I like the new colors.

fat said...

Thanks for inviting us to your house. You've got a lovely house!

Jama said...

That's a very beautiful home, I'm staying in a high-rise apartment, which is common in Singapore because of land scarce.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

love your street lined with the beautiful trees...makes for the perfect place to call home :)
thanks for sharing with us...

p.s. like the burgundy shutters

have a great week.

uncleawang said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my world.
Thanks You also for sharing your world.,Wonderful indeed.
Have a nice day.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a lovely post sharing your home, and it's very attractive. I like the siding you chose with the accents.

Gattina said...

What a difference ! It looks all new now !!

Ruth said...

This is more than a house...it is a home to you still, even though you have moved on.

ms426d said...

You have a beautiful home, thanks for inviting us. Really nice deck, bet you enjoy it!

Marcos Santos said...

Yes, friend Ton.

Here we are reaching the long and hot days. But you come to short and cold days .

But the truth is that the climate is getting crazy. In the state of Santa Catarina is raining for a month and in the states next to (Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná) there is a drought as never happened.

I do not know how it will be the planet from our children and grandchildren, but we must do everything possible to save that.

Strong hug and a happy Christmas to you and your family