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Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:04 pm
by minniev
Some of you have seen the first image before.

I found these old glasses in one of the closets in my new/old house, and left them dirty like everything else in there till last weekend when the workmen cleared out and I began to clean and put things in some semblance of order. So I washed them and set them on the kitchen table early morning, and took another picture of them. Added a picture of the house for good measure. Any comments and suggestions on the images is welcome, but it seemed a more appropriate post for this section.

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm
by Psjunkie
Very nicely done all the way around minniev....

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:09 am
by Matt Quinn
Treasures, Minnie, both the glasses and the house. Both could do with some bubbly. Matt

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:36 pm
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:09 am
Treasures, Minnie, both the glasses and the house. Both could do with some bubbly. Matt
I agree. In due time.

(There is a six pack of beer in the frig for thirsty workers, meanwhile).

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:42 am
by PietFrancke
sigh... you just had to clean them didn't you! My wife would have done the same...

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:25 am
by minniev
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:42 am
sigh... you just had to clean them didn't you! My wife would have done the same...
Well, I left them filthy for almost 2 years, I figured it was about time!

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:49 pm
by Matt Quinn
minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:25 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:42 am
sigh... you just had to clean them didn't you! My wife would have done the same...
Well, I left them filthy for almost 2 years, I figured it was about time!
Same here. I would have left two untouched. But never use them.

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 pm
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:49 pm
minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:25 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:42 am
sigh... you just had to clean them didn't you! My wife would have done the same...
Well, I left them filthy for almost 2 years, I figured it was about time!
Same here. I would have left two untouched. But never use them.
If I knew less about the dirt, I might have, but I know too much.

The house has been badly disrespected over a number of years, and cleaning is symbolic as well as physical.

We have already had several cleansing rituals shared between my workmen and myself. It is complicated. There are things in the story leading up to my gaining ownership that are stranger than fiction. One of our friends tells me I should write a book, and it should be named "The Goats Wore Clothes".

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:57 pm
by Matt Quinn
Do the book, Minnie. With illustrations. I am sure a few of us old goats on this website would send you selfies in our favorite sweatshirts. Matt

Re: Old Glasses, Before and After

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:34 pm
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Do the book, Minnie. With illustrations. I am sure a few of us old goats on this website would send you selfies in our favorite sweatshirts. Matt
These goats wore evening wear and ballet costumes with large decorative skirts. I don’t know if they were all female or if some cross dressed. One committed suicide so there’s that.They did considerable damage underneath the house after the porch was hammered down and they made their way through the barricade of baby cribs and iron skillets.

And I adore the “old goats” on this forum! I would love to take their pictures at the house if we pull off that retreat. I would not make them wear those tutu’s.