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Title: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 07:42:01 AM
Well finally, the bullet is through the church!
My music room, big enough as it is, has outgrown the multitude of cd's floating in.
So I will set my house for sale, and buy a much bigger house, twice as big that is.
My listening room has to be trice the size it has now., 20 square metres.
And that at my age! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Todd on April 08, 2007, 07:49:10 AM
I feel your pain, Harry.  I'm most likely going to be adding a room on to my house later this year to get more space, but even then my music room dilemma won't be solved.  But, I do have a closet that takes up around 35 square feet that could be removed and used for CD storage.  While the contractors are here . . .
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Que on April 08, 2007, 07:51:26 AM
Harry, do you have a picture of your new home?

Q
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 08:00:11 AM
I feel your pain, Harry.  I'm most likely going to be adding a room on to my house later this year to get more space, but even then my music room dilemma won't be solved.  But, I do have a closet that takes up around 35 square feet that could be removed and used for CD storage.  While the contractors are here . . .

Well I could have done that too, but that would not add to the worth of the house, so it is better to buy a bigger house.
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 08:01:18 AM
Harry, do you have a picture of your new home?

Q

Well I have, but we still have to decide which of the two!
What I can say however that it will be in Tolbert!

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=b41d75a9-dec1-4f33-b741-edff7d13dd22&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=b41d75a9-dec1-4f33-b741-edff7d13dd22&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1e67717a-d52a-4ed0-9f87-18100962c642&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1e67717a-d52a-4ed0-9f87-18100962c642&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Bunny on April 08, 2007, 08:28:45 AM
Remember to post the house in "Harry's Purchases Today" after you close.  ;D

Good luck, health and happiness under your new roof.  Yes, and loads of time to listen to new music.
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: George on April 08, 2007, 08:34:41 AM
Well I have, but we still have to decide which of the two!
What I can say however that it will be in Tolbert!

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=b41d75a9-dec1-4f33-b741-edff7d13dd22&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=b41d75a9-dec1-4f33-b741-edff7d13dd22&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1e67717a-d52a-4ed0-9f87-18100962c642&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1e67717a-d52a-4ed0-9f87-18100962c642&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)

I say house #2, Harry, that's a beauty!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 08, 2007, 08:35:53 AM
Harry - I'm w/ Todd & you - always running out of space, but gives me an excuse to buy new tools & build storage units!  Couple of months ago, I completed this walnut (looks a lot prettier than the pic) combo bookcase & wall CD storage unit for our computer room (a spare bedroom) - moved a bunch of non-classical CDs - holds about 500 (so just a temporary solution -  ;) ;D).  I'm trying to at least keep all of the classical discs in the den, my main listening room - good luck in your house hunting!  :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/115998421-M.jpg)  Of course, I could use the bookshelves for CD storage, too - hmmm (the shelves are adjustable!).
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: George on April 08, 2007, 08:38:28 AM
Harry - I'm w/ Todd & you - always running out of space, but gives me an excuse to buy new tools & build storage units!  Couple of months ago, I completed this walnut (looks a lot prettier than the pic) combo bookcase & wall CD storage unit for our computer room (a spare bedroom) - moved a bunch of non-classical CDs - holds about 500 (so just a temporary solution -  ;) ;D).  I'm trying to at least keep all of the classical discs in the den, my main listening room - good luck in your house hunting!  :)

Of course, I could use the bookshelves for CD storage, too - hmmm (the shelves are adjustable!).

I need to find a place that will make me a unit like the one you have atop the bookcase or a unit I can mount on the wall, as I have run of space too!  :-[
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Que on April 08, 2007, 08:58:58 AM
Well I have, but we still have to decide which of the two!
What I can say however that it will be in Tolbert!

Harry, I hate to break this news to you, but...ehhh...are those houses...ehhh....BIG enough?? 8)

Q
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 09:14:19 AM
I say house #2, Harry, that's a beauty!

Yes, I agree with you George that's also my favourite!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 09:15:18 AM
Remember to post the house in "Harry's Purchases Today" after you close.  ;D

Good luck, health and happiness under your new roof.  Yes, and loads of time to listen to new music.

If it works out, and I can get my hands on it I will Bunny!. Thanks for the good wishes!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 09:17:52 AM
Harry, I hate to break this news to you, but...ehhh...are those houses...ehhh....BIG enough?? 8)

Q

Yes, Que it is big enough. And then again I have the limit of my wallet, right!
Yes it has a end! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 08, 2007, 09:23:25 AM
I need to find a place that will make me a unit like the one you have atop the bookcase or a unit I can mount on the wall, as I have run of space too!  :-[


George - yep, I look at the 'nooks & crannies' in my den, and just try to design a storage box to fit, like the ones below built in the last 6 months or so (2 to replace older, smaller & less attractive units) - all are attached to vertical surfaces and only about 5 1/2" in depth (except the one w/ doors, add 1/2").  All made from mahogany & much more attractive 'in person' - need to find a woodworking buddy in up in your area - BUT, I'm already thinking about future locations!  Yipes -  ::) :D  Dave

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055823-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055816-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055803-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Brian on April 08, 2007, 09:44:39 AM
Oh my gosh Harry, are you serious??  ;D ;D I wonder what your family/friends think of your reason to move.  :D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: mahlertitan on April 08, 2007, 09:46:31 AM
told ya, digitize your music. Get your music onto a harddrive or two, and sell the cds, or something. Get on with time, this is the era of digital revolution.
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Novi on April 08, 2007, 09:55:54 AM
Harry, just buy this one ...

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/d/d0/400px-Concertgebouw.jpg)


George - yep, I look at the 'nooks & crannies' in my den, and just try to design a storage box to fit, like the ones below built in the last 6 months or so (2 to replace older, smaller & less attractive units) - all are attached to vertical surfaces and only about 5 1/2" in depth (except the one w/ doors, add 1/2").  All made from mahogany & much more attractive 'in person' - need to find a woodworking buddy in up in your area - BUT, I'm already thinking about future locations!  Yipes -  ::) :D  Dave

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055823-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055816-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055803-M.jpg)

Dave, those are beautiful.
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 10:02:19 AM
Oh my gosh Harry, are you serious??  ;D ;D I wonder what your family/friends think of your reason to move.  :D

They all completely agree! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 10:03:06 AM
Harry, just buy this one ...

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/d/d0/400px-Concertgebouw.jpg)


 

Can't afford it.
Rather buy cd's. ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 08, 2007, 10:07:51 AM
Harry, just buy this one ...

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/d/d0/400px-Concertgebouw.jpg)


Dave, those are beautiful.

LOL -  ;D  Yep, I was goin' to suggest the Biltmore House in Asheville if Harry has an urge to move to North Carolina!  :)

Hey, thanks for the comment - I wish the pics would do the woodworking more justice, but one more below of the door cabinet before mounting to show the nice 'finger joints' - one of the others has 'dovetail joints'  :)

(http://www.tfaoi.com/mn/mid/mid12.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/130781012-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: uffeviking on April 08, 2007, 06:53:26 PM
They all completely agree! ;D

But not one single note composed by the greatest innovator in the opera world Richard Wagner is allowed to enter this new house. A very sad state of affairs.  :'(
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Que on April 08, 2007, 10:36:02 PM
Yes, Que it is big enough. And then again I have the limit of my wallet, right!
Yes it has a end! ;D

Harry, I agree with Bunny - number two looks definitely very nice! :)
And with the attractive housing prices at your side of the country, I have no worries about your wallet..
So you will still be able to buy some more nice CD's! ;D  What more can one want? :)

Hope everything goes through and good luck with sorting out your CD collection in your future home!

Q
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: springrite on April 08, 2007, 10:50:24 PM
Harry, as your CD collection grows and you feel the need to move to a bigger country, let me know!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 11:09:01 PM
But not one single note composed by the greatest innovator in the opera world Richard Wagner is allowed to enter this new house. A very sad state of affairs.  :'(

I am so sorry to dissapoint you Lis.
You of all people!
But Wagner would crumble the walls of this nic house.
See, that is not a option.
You understand that don't you? :)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 11:10:48 PM
Harry, as your CD collection grows and you feel the need to move to a bigger country, let me know!


Permission to laugh loud and boisterous Sir! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 11:12:32 PM
Harry, I agree with Bunny - number two looks definitely very nice! :)
And with the attractive housing prices at your side of the country, I have no worries about your wallet..
So you will still be able to buy some more nice CD's! ;D  What more can one want? :)

Hope everything goes through and good luck with sorting out your CD collection in your future home!

Q


Alright you too think No. 2 is best. Compared to the west of the Netherlands, the prices are within reason,true!
I hope too, that everything works out fine.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: uffeviking on April 08, 2007, 11:16:18 PM
No, Dear Harry, I don't understand that. European houses, especially a $400.000 one, are much better built than our wooden cigar boxes, yet mine, at less than half of your price, has not even developed one single crack in spite of the onslaught of all the music Wagner ever wrote!

You have to come up with a better one, Dear Harry!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 08, 2007, 11:19:55 PM
No, Dear Harry, I don't understand that. European houses, especially a $400.000 one, are much better built than our wooden cigar boxes, yet mine, at less than half of your price, has not even developed one single crack in spite of the onslaught of all the music Wagner ever wrote!

You have to come up with a better one, Dear Harry!

What about I like you, and I dislike Wagner. ;D
Come and visit me in my new home and convince me otherwise! :)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Que on April 08, 2007, 11:50:38 PM
Alright you too think No. 2 is best.

Yes, good and original design (I like the "vide") and a nice looking garden.

Quote
Compared to the west of the Netherlands, the prices are within reason,true!
I know, Harry, I know, I really should redirect the direction my career is going...
Life is too expensive, much too crowded and hectic here... :-\ 
I've been thinking of trying my luck in the judiciary - in that way I could work outside our beloved seat of government.. ;)

No, Dear Harry, I don't understand that. European houses, especially a $400.000 one, are much better built than our wooden cigar boxes,..

I never understood the use of wood/multiplex instead of brick houses - is that common in American houses? I've never been to the US - so please forgive my ignorance - but I occasionally see a American show on TV in which a house is renovated (or completely demolished and rebuilt) in a few weeks! :o

Q
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 12:50:17 AM
In the coming days I will visit both houses, and take some more inside pictures.
It is always different in the real perspective right?
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: m_gigena on April 09, 2007, 05:06:44 AM
With those prices, you should move to Argentina or Uruguay.

You can purchase your own hotel (http://www.saderinmobiliaria.com/propiedad.php3?p=664$9)  in Uruguay for USD 500,000.


(http://www.saderinmobiliaria.com/fotos/Casa/Punta%20Ballena/hotel1.jpg)

1600 sq meters; 3 floors, 29 rooms, parking lots for 15 cars....




Or this one  (http://www.vallesvillella.com/galeria.asp?id_producto=480&PageNo=1) in Argentina for only USD 290,000

(http://www.vallesvillella.com/images_db/imgsProd/Galeria/450x327loscerros2251.jpg)


Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: marvinbrown on April 09, 2007, 05:19:48 AM
Well finally, the bullet is through the church!
My music room, big enough as it is, has outgrown the multitude of cd's floating in.
So I will set my house for sale, and buy a much bigger house, twice as big that is.
My listening room has to be trice the size it has now., 20 square metres.
And that at my age! ;D

  Harry whatever happened to that REALLY good carpenter you were telling me about?


  Marvin
  P.S.:  Hope you relocate with ease. 
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: uffeviking on April 09, 2007, 05:32:43 AM

I never understood the use of wood/multiplex instead of brick houses - is that common in American houses? I've never been to the US - so please forgive my ignorance - Q

Nothing to forgive, Q! We had arrived in NYC from Germany, in-laws driving us through the countryside; I asked: "Did you have a catastrophe here? All I see is wooden temporary housing".  - Behelfsheime in German - . Mother-in-law shot me a whithering look: "Those are expensive homes, worth thousands of Dollars!" - Not off to a good start with mother-in-law! -  ::)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 05:58:49 AM
With those prices, you should move to Argentina or Uruguay.

You can purchase your own hotel (http://www.saderinmobiliaria.com/propiedad.php3?p=664$9)  in Uruguay for USD 500,000.


(http://www.saderinmobiliaria.com/fotos/Casa/Punta%20Ballena/hotel1.jpg)

1600 sq meters; 3 floors, 29 rooms, parking lots for 15 cars....




Or this one  (http://www.vallesvillella.com/galeria.asp?id_producto=480&PageNo=1) in Argentina for only USD 290,000

(http://www.vallesvillella.com/images_db/imgsProd/Galeria/450x327loscerros2251.jpg)





I love were I live, in the Netherlands, so that is no option I am afraid. ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: karlhenning on April 09, 2007, 06:00:16 AM
A shame I won't be able to join you for the house-warming, mijn vriend!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 06:00:21 AM
  Harry whatever happened to that REALLY good carpenter you were telling me about?


  Marvin
  P.S.:  Hope you relocate with ease. 

Well after using all the space Marvin, there was still not the room I really wanted, so............
You never relocate with ease i am afraid, but we will do our best.
First to make a choice! :)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 06:01:37 AM
A shame I won't be able to join you for the house-warming, mijn vriend!

Well if possible I send you a ticket, dear Karl.
But still I have to make my choice what to buy!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 06:31:27 AM
Another one we going to have a look at!

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1ade5c8c-3016-4919-bb53-a2e459132ca2&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/?id=1ade5c8c-3016-4919-bb53-a2e459132ca2&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Lethevich on April 09, 2007, 07:09:56 AM
(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/142055823-M.jpg)

Do I spy QM's Mozart quartets? :D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 09, 2007, 07:29:25 AM
Do I spy QM's Mozart quartets? :D

Lethe - great eye & correct!  Actually, that is my cabinet for Boccherini-Haydn-Mozart CDs & boxes (except the huge Boccherini box from Capriccio which is near!); those QM discs are outstanding!  :)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 09, 2007, 11:49:36 PM
Thursday we look at two of the homes, maybe we get lucky! :)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: George on April 10, 2007, 02:32:03 AM
Thursday we look at two of the homes, maybe we get lucky! :)

Harry! You can do that once you've bought the house!  ::)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 10, 2007, 02:48:37 AM
Harry! You can do that once you've bought the house!  ::)

First I go the the No.2, then to No.12 I think, then I think, Missus Think, bang we both decide! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 05:49:30 AM
Another one we will visit next week

http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/Fotos/?id=7e1d333a-d582-4cd9-98cd-881416503756&objecttype=DetailKoopObject (http://www.funda.nl/WoningAanbod/Koop/Detail/Fotos/?id=7e1d333a-d582-4cd9-98cd-881416503756&objecttype=DetailKoopObject)
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Maciek on April 11, 2007, 12:09:28 PM
Harry, I'm very happy for you. Getting a new house and all. :D

But on the other hand, I'm getting a little worried... isn't this CD buying habit getting a bit out of control? Probably not, though. If you can afford a house, you've obviously not crossed the line yet, so no reason for concern.

Yet. ;)

I hope. ;) ;)

Sorry for the intrusion. Enjoy the move and the music! 8)

Maciek
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 03:03:32 AM
16:00 hours Dutch time, visit to house number two!
What fun! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:58:35 AM
House number two no good, no place for my primary system and cd's! :'(
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: George on April 12, 2007, 09:32:27 AM
House number two no good, no place for my primary system and cd's! :'(

Big deal! Its just music! Get a little radio and a MP3 player. Where are your priorities!?


(just kidding, that sucks Harry!)  :'( :'( :'(
 
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 09:39:24 AM
Big deal! Its just music! Get a little radio and a MP3 player. Where are your priorities!?


(just kidding, that sucks Harry!)  :'( :'( :'(
 


Well up to the next house George! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2007, 09:46:51 AM
Well up to the next house George! ;D

WAIT, I am sure you have some time to find the RIGHT house...DO NOT SETTLE
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 09:50:14 AM
I have the time yes, and will take it.
Its is going to last longer then I thought!
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 12, 2007, 09:51:55 AM
If the day ever comes you latch onto opera, Harry, be prepared to expand your living quarters even further! ;D



(http://www.inn-dc.com/pentagon.gif)




Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Larry Rinkel on April 12, 2007, 09:53:32 AM
Well finally, the bullet is through the church!
My music room, big enough as it is, has outgrown the multitude of cd's floating in.
So I will set my house for sale, and buy a much bigger house, twice as big that is.
My listening room has to be trice the size it has now., 20 square metres.
And that at my age! ;D

Some silly people might suggest making more efficient use of the space you already have, or buying space-saver sleeves, or even purging your collection of CDs that no longer interest you. But those would be very silly suggestions. Just make sure your new house is small enough that you'll have to move again in five years after you've acquired another 5000 CDs. Oops, I meant to say two years.
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 09:56:56 AM
I have already a sizable collection my friend to boot, Monteverdi/Purcell/Handel/Vivaldi/Haydn.
But the building has the right size! ;D
Title: Re: Moving House, because of lack of space for my cd's!
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 10:00:29 AM
Some silly people might suggest making more efficient use of the space you already have, or buying space-saver sleeves, or even purging your collection of CDs that no longer interest you. But those would be very silly suggestions. Just make sure your new house is small enough that you'll have to move again in five years after you've acquired another 5000 CDs. Oops, I meant to say two years.

Yes, thank you Larry, I will remember your excellent suggestions.