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No time (like the present)

I should get ready for work. But in the meantime, since I'm not doing that, here are photos of the new house (thoughtfully provided by the lovely estherchaya:

http://homepage.mac.com/karen_cohen/PhotoAlbum1.html

Enjoy!

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gingy
May. 28th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
1. That plant Karen loves, under the tree: Hosta. They can be split up and re-planted with no problem at all. I can't believe the garden centres charge so much for them, when they grow like weeds.

2. It's not attached to anything! I'm confused. Every house in MD and NoVA is attached to someone else's house.

3. I love your sunroom.

4. I still want that pony.

5. If you would like help to paint or wallpaper, I'm your girl.

6. I had to google "succah" and I'm still confused.
estherchaya
May. 28th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
Is that really a hosta? The leaves are much sturdier than most hostas I see. I had thought it might be a hosta, just based on the way it was growing, but it just seemed like the leaves weren't really right. It's got two other kinds of hostas in the yard...normal varigated ones (which I love), and these seriously nifty miniature ones which apparently are quite expensive but also grow like weeds.

Sorry about the succah confusion. There is a Jewish holiday in the fall (after Yom Kippur) called "Succos" or "Festival of Booths". From www.jewfaq.org : "The holiday commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Sukkot is also a harvest festival, and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering." and... "In honor of the holiday's historical significance, we are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters, as our ancestors did in the wilderness. The commandment to "dwell" in a sukkah can be fulfilled by simply eating all of one's meals there; however, if the weather, climate, and one's health permit, one should live in the sukkah as much as possible, including sleeping in it." More information can be found by clicking here. JewFAQ.Org is not my favorite website for information, but it is easy for a quick answer.

Does that help your succah question?
cellio
May. 28th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
That looks like hosta to me too. Or rather, it looks like the stuff my previous house came with that I was told was hosta, for what that's worth.
gingy
May. 28th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
That helps. I can not see Seth living in a succah. Nope.

I 'think' they're hostas, but I can not be sure without a close-up view. They're lovely, even if they're not hostas.
estherchaya
May. 28th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think Seth has ever slept in a succah, but I could be wrong. It's really no worse than camping. Then again, I despise camping.

I thought they were hostas too, and certainly from far away they look like hostas, but when you look at them close-up, they are a little different than you'd expect. What I love about them is the way the fan around the base of the tree perfectly. It's gorgeous. There's lots to love in the yard, which is good, because there's lots to be fixed inside. :)
cellio
May. 28th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC)
Nice house! And you're right; the landscaping is gorgeous! (I really like the red bushes, whatever they are.) Convenient of them to provide you with a sukkah pad. :-)

As for that basement bathroom... um, yeah. It looks like someone couldn't decide which garish theme he wanted, so he decided to combine several. But hey, every house has something goofy that you can make fun of when showing people around, and at least it's not the main bathroom!
estherchaya
May. 28th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
The red bushes are azaleas. There are literally about 15 different kinds of azalea in that yard. I love it.

And yeah, the basement bathroom needs a little TLC, but we've obviously got a few other things to tackle first. Sigh. Like the roof. And the lack of A/C. And the kitchen. Sigh. Thank heavens I can't imagine us using that basement bathroom too often.
echoweaver
May. 28th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
You're right. The landscaping IS amazing! Congrats on the find.
paigedayspring
May. 28th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
lovely! The place is simply lovely!!

((I'm one of Seths' friends from the Lunatic Cafe))
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estherchaya
May. 31st, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
Let me know when [you're]... ready to put in the drywall!

Why? Are you offering to help?
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estherchaya
Jun. 1st, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Come on down and drywall our basement.
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estherchaya
Jun. 20th, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)
How's mid-July for ya. ;)
Seth'll be in Aruba, though. Probably not the best time. Then you're going to England. Then you'll probably need some time to regroup. So yeah. Probably we're going to be stuck doing this ourselves. But you're never going to be off the hook for the attic! ;)
spooky_lu
May. 28th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh mi gosh, oh mi gosh!!!!
I am so unbelievably happy for you guys!!!!! :) Now I'm all bouncy and giddy!! Whahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When do you close?
sethcohen
May. 29th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh mi gosh, oh mi gosh!!!!
We close on both houses on June 17. We're happy that you're happy. :)
estherchaya
May. 31st, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Re: Oh mi gosh, oh mi gosh!!!!
*grin*
jasonpollack
May. 31st, 2004 02:25 am (UTC)
Wow
It's beautious!

Are you going to give us your new address, or do we just address letters to

Seth and Karen
Somewhere on the East Coast
USA

?

sethcohen
May. 31st, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Re: Wow
Of course we'll be giving out the new address. Does anyone really need it now, though? We don't live there, and it isn't legally ours yet. Closing is on the 17th.

Odds are good that if you mail it to "Seth and Karen Cohen, Silver Spring, MD" it'll get to us. There can't be that many of us, after all.
estherchaya
May. 31st, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
Re: Wow
Isn't it great? We're excited. :) I'll email you the address.
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sethcohen
Jun. 1st, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: YAY!!!
It's not a complete kitchen...just a sink and a dishwasher. We'd have to buy another stove, but that would give us the ability to separate milk/meat, or Passover from the rest of the year. It's not a high priority, not when compared to the 13 things our home inspector thinks we should tackle...
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