Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Something Old, Old, Old, Old / Algo Viejo, Viejo, Viejo, Viejo

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WHEN WE BOUGHT our house in San Diego, we called My Mother The Dowager Duchess to tell her about it.

"Mim," said San Geraldo, "It's an old, old, old, old house."

"What year was it built?" she asked.

"1927!" he exclaimed.

He had the year wrong. It was built in 1924. However, 1927 was the year the Dowager Duchess was born.

"Oh," she commented. "So, I'm old, old, old, old, old."

Shhh! Don't tell San Geraldo, but he's now the same age the Dowager Duchess was when we bought the house.

CUANDO COMPRAMOS NUESTRA casa en San Diego, llamamos a Mi Madre La Duquesa Viuda para contarle.

"Mim", dijo San Geraldo, "es una casa vieja, vieja, vieja, vieja".

"¿En qué año fue construido?" ella preguntó.

"¡1927!" el exclamó.

Él tenía el año equivocado. Fue construido en 1924. Sin embargo, 1927 fue el año en que nació La Duquesa Viuda.

"Oh", comentó ella. "Entonces, soy vieja, vieja, vieja, vieja".

¡Shhh! No le digas a San Geraldo, pero ahora él tiene la misma edad que la Duquesa Viuda cuando compramos la casa.

WHEN WE BOUGHT IT.
CUANDO LO COMPRAMOS.
WHEN WE SOLD IT.
CUANDO LO VENDIMOS.

GUEST COTTAGE BEFORE.
LA CASITA DE INVITADOS ANTES.
GUEST COTTAGE AFTER.
LA CASITA DE INVITADOS DESPUÉS.

LOOKING FROM THE GUEST COTTAGE BEFORE.
MIRANDO DE LA CASITA DE INVITADOS ANTES.
LOOKING FROM THE GUEST COTTAGE AFTER.
MIRANDO DE LA CASITA DE INVITADOS DESPUÉS.



WITH MY OLD, OLD, OLD, OLD MOTHER.
CON MI VIEJA, VIEJA, VIEJA, VIEJA MADRE.

28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home that was...can definitely see you are influenced by Spanish architecture. Maybe the seeds of moving to Spain happened long ago. Your Mother was a spunky lady :) I offer to tear hubby a new one when he calls me old (and he is 7.5 years older...and always will be)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      It really was a wonderful house and although I don't regret what led us here, I do miss that house.

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  2. That;s a beautiful house! Definitely not a style we see a lot of around here, lol

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    1. Knatolee:
      Imagine the fun the goats would have!

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  3. WOW! the changes you guys made! FABULOUS! SG (and yo mama) ain't old.

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    1. anne marie:
      Our first house was a major fixer-upper. On this one, we were able to focus all our attention on the gardens.

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    1. Debra:
      Interior views come next. There was little to be done inside, so we were able to really enjoy ourselves outside.

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  5. Love those after photos. That deck makes all the difference. Some things (and people!) get better with age.

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    1. Wilma:
      The deck was so much fun to plan and it worked beautifully. The gardens were paradise.

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  6. Oh leave it to 'the gays' to completely transform it!! lol Looks great!
    Your mom looks very content in the hot tub.

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    1. Jim:
      My mother loved the spa. We worked our butts off to transform the gardens. And it was so worth it.

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  7. You made that all so beautiful. :) Plus had the smart idea to take photos of it all. Well done! ;)

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    1. Snoskred:
      The photos aren't the best quality but they're a great record of the transformation. We loved that place.

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  8. My lord but you gay boys sure do know how to freshen up a place!!! It was gorgeous. And both it and the DD hardly look old, old, old, etc etc

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    1. Willym:
      Our first house was a nightmare money pit. In addition to redoing the gardens, we replaced almost everything in the house (including the roof). This house was in exceptional condition and we could spend our time, working our butts off, outside in the sunshine.

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  9. How did you EVER part ways with this house....it is stunning!!!!! I 'd been depressed for a long time to come, and it doesn't really look old at all. I love that it has a guest house.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      As I scan these photos, I do find myself really missing this house. No regrets and happy with where we are, but it was definitely my favorite.

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  10. To me it looks soooo Hollywood

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    1. John:
      That's what our family in Norway said the first time they saw it.

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  11. I love it! You two turn everything you touch into lovely!

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    1. Judy:
      What a nice thing to say. Wish I could turn mySELF into lovely!

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  12. What goes around comes around! And I agree, the grounds are beautiful, at least at the point you finished with them. I wonder what they look like now?

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      The current owners take good care of things (although they don't trim things the way I would -- they like lollypop trees and bushes!) and it looks like a tropical paradise now. Everything has grown huge.

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  13. Every picture amazed me more! 'Wow!, A deck!, A fountain!, A hottub!' So beautiful!

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  14. You'll did a good job fixing it up

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    1. Adam:
      Jerry and I really worked at it and enjoyed ourselves. We were proud of how it ended up. Exactly as we imagined.

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