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Old 02-12-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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No doubt y'all have been consumed by thoughts of "Where's Pinky?" for the past two weeks or so of my absence.. Well, I have a good reason for going to Radio Silence; I moved.

Now this was not your ordinary move by any stretch of the imagination, for several reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that I moved to a firehouse. Well, it's not really a firehouse anymore, hasn't been since the 1980's when it was shuttered by the city as a result of modern firetrucks being too big to fit through the doors. In the 90's a local businessman bought it and renovated it into a pretty epic house, only to have to relocate to North Carolina to take over a family business shorty after his dad passed away. I originally came to look at the property for a commercial venture I'm involved in, but as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it as a residence.

Anyway, the logistics of moving from a loft in the heart of the city to a firehouse in the heart of the city are, as you can imagine, sort of difficult. Add to this the Metric **** Ton of Useless Crap that I've accumulated over the years, and the normal density of an average day for me, and the result has been a several-week thrash of packing and unpacking from which I'm finally emerging.

Anyway, I figure you folks are the type who can appreciate living in a firehouse, especially given that the first floor is a 6000 square foot garage that still looks pretty much like a firehouse. The upper level definitely does not look like a firehouse anymore..

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(**** - the pics are on my phone. OK, pics to follow in a second...
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Wow. This is awesome.
If I was a cat and my choices were: 1. warm milk and tuna followed by sleeping on/next to something emitting heat. 2. living in this fire house.
I would choose the latter.
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Fire pole gone, fire pole hole still here..
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That's a 25' drop to terrazzo...
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Ive been in your house before it was your house.
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The Great Room is pretty huge, and has an Inglenook. (I thought it was a stage until I saw the plans which label this thing as an "Inglenook"... I didn't even know Inglenooks existed, and now I have one.
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Ive been in your house before it was your house.
Art Walk, or do you know Ben?
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Art Walk.
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I want your house.
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Swag casa. Mucho like! Congrats!
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Very nice indeed! So, I assume you plan to find a new pole for the hole? If you don't, you should be evicted asap, and replaced with someone capable of fun.
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Art Walk.
Yeah, it's the end of the Art Walk Era at the firehouse.. I called DVI and let them know but still had a bunch of artists knocking on my door last week.
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Very nice indeed! So, I assume you plan to find a new pole for the hole? If you don't, you should be evicted asap, and replaced with someone capable of fun.
Lol- I prefer to be Someone Capable Of Obtaining Homeowners Insurance, so no pole...

(They made no such stipulation regarding bungee jumping through the hole however.... Hmmmmm.)
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