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Old 11-21-2008, 08:20 AM   #21
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Walk in junk closet. I have a small bedroom that didn't serve any useful purpose, so I bought a bunch of those wire rack type of shelves and put them around the perimeter of the room at two levels. The center is still open for use as an ironing room (for DW), but the walls hold lots of seasonal stuff and junk that should rightly be given away.

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:30 PM   #22
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Spouse is going to turn our kid's room into a jigsaw-puzzle palace with a Murphy bed on one wall.

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I feel old. It seems like yesterday we saw your daughter's bra laying on the floor of that room. Now she is graduating from college.
I remember the photo of Al guarding a door at her high-school gradution party...

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #23
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Climate controlled trombone storage area.
You don't have to keep the trombone warm. Just have to keep the mouthpiece in your pocket. Learned this from watching the brass players pulling the skin off their lips during the Nixon ('72) inaugural parade. We had to stand in below freezing weather for 3 hours before the parade started, and when the brass players finally put their instruments up to play their lips froze to the mouthpieces.

It's one of those times when you shouldn't laugh but can't help it. Luckily I was playing sax. My reed split so I was humming through it like a kazoo, but there was no blood involved.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:38 AM   #24
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I have always had my man cave in a very small room, that the bank counted as a bed room but it was really a bit small for that. My wife moved her sewing/craft work from the master bedroom to the son's room when he moved out. Gave him the bed and other furniture for his first apartment. Put in a futon that is usually in couch mode but can be a bed when we have company. Lots of shelves and specialty tables. The extra space in the master bedroom was then made into a reading area, partially closed in by book cases, with a comfy chair, good lighting and a view out into the woods.

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It's one of those times when you shouldn't laugh but can't help it. Luckily I was playing sax. My reed split so I was humming through it like a kazoo, but there was no blood involved.
Funny stories, Harley. One year in the H.S. band we were to swing our instruments in an exaggerated way. My clarinet mouthpiece flew off and the reed broke. I pretended to play the rest of the parade; my playing was so bad it probably improved the performance.

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