Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. robj

    robj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    Olympia Wa.
    The more I see the more I like it. I wouldn't worry about Hogging the thread though. Move in helper pizza then pot luck later! First things first ! Lol
  2. robj

    robj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    Olympia Wa.
    The paintings are awesome in a its weird on the walls sort of way.
  3. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    WA state

    I'll have to try them. My favorite pizza is the Strada Sussina at Casa Mia, but sadly, it's not gluten free.

    Would you mind sharing your GF crust recipe? I've tried a bunch of the mixes, but haven't really found one I like. They all have xantham gum, too, which does bad things to my stomach if I eat too much of it.

    I don't know anything about the Paleo diet on particular, but I really think the key to being healthy is to eat in moderation and avoid processed foods as much as possible.

    Believe me, I would not be gluten free if it didn't make me miserable to eat it. Some days I crave a fresh baked loaf of bread. It's hard for me not to go down to the Bread Peddler and eat a whole baguette by myself.

    My daughter Abbie has known Emmy since first grade. They play sports together and are in the same grade at Griffin. I've heard Abbie mention Mikaela's name when I've asked her who was at sleepovers. :)
  4. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Raymond, WA
    My Coop
    fair warning !
    Since this is such an old home, and seems to have a multitude of add ons, go look at the electrical !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Look at the breaker panel...is it up to code ?
    Some old homes still have post & wire strings...very dangerous especially since additions have been made.
    If at all possible, I recommend you have an electrician look at the wiring....and see if it has been upgraded or if it is still old, or old with additions.
    It is very expensive to replace !!!
    Good Luck !!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add: I have been wiring & studying the new codes past last Jan....it is a mild nightmare, but absolutely NOTHING compared to re -wiring a home this old.
    Code now says an electrical outlet every 6 feet in dwelling areas, and every 10 even in hallways, bedrooms must be on AFCI circuits, and any within 5 feet of a damp location must be on a GFI circuit...loads are another issue, especially dangerous if additions have been made over the years to the existing load panel.
    Overheads coming in from power poles designed for a small home (in 1920 ?) could possibly have to be updated to a larger supply wire.
    Bedrooms I see in your pictures have little or no outlet plugs that I can see....I'd seriously consider the wiring issue as you decided on the purchase.
    I am sure a few others on here can help you further...just be careful to avoid a dangerous and potentially costly money pit !!
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  5. TacomaFarms

    TacomaFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2012
    Tacoma, WA
    Thanks everyone! Very helpful... [​IMG]
  6. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Raymond, WA
    My Coop
    Now I gotta go back to wiring my house......................and put in Tamper -resistant plug outlets in each recepticle....and Tamper-resistant GFIs on all boxes within 5 feet of water...and the exterior boxes must be Tamper-resistant, "weather proof" and GFI.................the difference between 2012 electrical outlets, and 2013 (for our house) has been $130. and the breakers (AFCI circuit breakers required in all bedrooms and hard-wired smoke detector & CO2 systems, are $50 to $80 each instead of the regular circuit breakers that are a few dollars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Imagine all those $2 and $3 circuit breakers are now $50 each !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    There is supposed to be yet more updates to the electrical code next January...we gotta finish this house before then !

    We also must have a "whole house ventilation system" which involves a 4" fresh air inlet in each bedroom & living area, and a main house fan (not a bath or kitchen fan) that can cycle on its own, and completely disperse outside, all the cubic feet of air in your home, in a 24 hr period....that said, the fan kicks on & off, and creats a negative "vacuum" in the home, which opens up the little vents, and lets freash air in...and the fan thermostat is designed per the sq ft X the CFPM of the fan...a smaller fan would run longer than a big fan...and hopefully not suck out all the heat in the home !!!!!!!!!!

    On that note:
    NO ONE sells the parts needed to do this installation in the state !!!
    Canada does, Europe does, but HVAC people here have NO IDEA what it is, yet it is required by code.

    [​IMG] It just ain't fair I'm telling ya ! [​IMG] back to work I go.........................Ok enough ranting from me~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  7. mikeyb

    mikeyb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2010
    Rochester, Wa
    Why is it being sold? Why does there seem to be so much unfinished work in that house?

    I understand the excitment of buying a "home" but as others have posted, be very, very pencil sharp and skeptical. Have everything checked and make sure you check the ones doing the checking.

    This place (in my opinion) would have to be far,far, below market value to make it doable.
    Hopefully all will go your way and you turn it into that dream house you want. It's certainly large enough.
    Do you have a contractor lined up to do the heavy lifting? Could he give you an estimate of cost to do what you don't/can't want to do?
  8. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2012
    Mill Creek, Wa
    Thank you for the advice. My DH and many people in our family have been in construction for many years and plan on going over this house with a fine tip comb. The house is listed at $27?,.000.00 we think because of the property it is 6 acres right off of State Route 92 in Lake Steven. But we will be offering much lower than that.
    With DH being in construction, he has a lot of contractors that owe him favors and we will be getting bids from all of them. That means many trips out to that house for me.
  9. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    I could use some prayers and good thoughts please. DH just got a call from his PC Dr with the results from his MRI he had Friday. They basically said he has 4-5 major issues going on, from mid to lower back, and he needs to talk to a neurosurgeon about surgery. They were really surprised that he was up and moving at all! Very scared about what this all means. Trying to get an appt scheduled now. [​IMG]
  10. Slinglings

    Slinglings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2012
    Seattle 98125
    Wow, now I know why we have a ventilation fan with a timer built in upstairs (which we disabled when we moved in 10 years ago, it was annoying!), and what all those little vents are on the windows downstairs. Maybe we should open the vents and turn the timer back on the fan.

    I always wondered why anyone would need a ventilation fan with a timer...

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