Shades of Grafton #18 – In Need of Repair

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

I have found a few more window shades over the past week. I didn’t take any this weekend but found a few more. I think I might continue with themes like last weeks Canvas Shades.

This week I show you some of the ones that are in a sad and sorry state. I hope they will be repaired or at least given a coat of paint.

The rest of the house looks like it has been freshened up a bit except for the top of the shade. A quite tatty aluminum one, You can almost see the weather line and I hope the TV reception is good now they don’t need the coat hanger.

A three in a row with varying states of decay. I like the brackets

This photo and the following photo are from a once magnificent house that is in a bad state of repair. It is on the edge of the CBD and I expect that the owners will sell once someone wants the land to build a commercial property.
It is a do nothing to a house, let it fall apart with low cost renters who don’t care, then wait for a demolition order. A number of what the some people consider heritage houses in town, have been let go in order to have the land to build some modern crap.

I do like the bracket shape

Fabulous brackets on a never seen before wooden shingle shade. I guess this one may need an expert to repair.

A very pretty house. recently painted in what is called “Heritage Colours” – cream, green and maroon.
The brackets are quite fancy. You would think that seeing how tall the ladder was on the wall to paint that perhaps they noticed the shade needs a bit of attention too?

27 thoughts on “Shades of Grafton #18 – In Need of Repair

  1. I love the little house, itโ€™s so pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚
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      1. I think we both did. We had some Wednesday pingbacks but others didnโ€™t get through. I wonder when the last update was?
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  2. It sounds like what some people do in the US, too. However, we do have societies that protect some of the historic homes. The plain jane ones, they don’t do much to protect, though, and they become the eye sores of the city. As a part-time landlord, I can understand the frustration of being a landlord. We just had a bill from our property manager which included a $150.00 bill from a guy who put a dead battery into our ring doorbell so it didn’t work for a month and a half. We also got a bill for $300 to repair a refrigerator ice maker which wasn’t repaired and the repairman told us it wasn’t working and would have to be operated manually. The new shower door had to be repaired for another $300 because the renter was rough with it, I guess. It worked fine for us the day before she arrived. Renting is a tough way to make money.

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    1. No way would I even think of doing a rental property. I have only heard the worse of renters. Being a DYI bloke I always maintained as best possible and always left the best gardens behind often in places that didn’t have gardens.

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      1. That’s Vince, too. The house we’re in now is the condo we bought as a rental for his sister. We are going to remodel it and make it nice. She will have to live here with us until she finds a place. We’ve done that so many times throughout our marriage – remodeled and sold. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. What is ‘the edge of the CBD?’ These are drug houses? We have CBD shops springing up all over town, you know for your jeeters and runtz. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™„

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    1. Oh that is the Central Business District where the main shops are. You are right about the run down places being drug houses and squats. Being a small city they are easily spotted as the one in the post.
      You have to buy a jeeter or runtz to show us what they actually look like ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Window shades now? That’s interesting. I know bloggers who deal in doors and window. I have been know to indulge in both myself. But never window shades. Kudos. I will keep my eyes open on this side of the world.
    Cheers

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      1. Haven’t heard the word “awning” in a while… They call it “toldo” here. Not that common. They sort of build the houses “against” the sun. So not too much enters the house. Too hot. There are some traditional little “roofs” above some very old windows. I’ll try to keep my eyes open for some examples…
        Cheers…

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