Well maybe just a little fault goes to HBS, alias Miniatures.com. They sent me an e mail night before last saying that for three days they were having a sale.....50% off of one house of my choice.
Unfortunately, Tessie saw the letter. See the photo to the left? She has been perusing the pages for the past 24 hours whenever I wasn't around. She is getting quite adept at jumping up and down on the computer keyboard.....Thank goodness she didn't have access to a credit card!
When I finally discovered what she was up to, it was already too late. She even figured out how to make a "wish list". You should have seen the length of that!
Walter got in on the act when he heard about the sale and said, "Why don't you go ahead and order one?"
I think that he knew that he wouldn't be able to stand the whinging witch if he didn't talk me into it.
I finally agreed, with limitations. I told her it had to be narrow enough to fit on the desktop in a 20" wide area. I figured that would fix it so that she would only be able to get a very small house.....Oops! I forgot the old addage, "If you can't build out, build up."
She has completely forgotton about the Magnolia behind the door. I never thought it was her style anyway.
She picked out the RGT Victorian Townhouse. She stuck with the criteria....It is exactly 20" wide. It is also 20" deep and 38" high! Oh well. It was a good try and at half price, it is a real bargain anyway.
It is an interesting house. It opens in the front with a bay that swings out. The back is open also.
These photos are from http://www.miniatures.com/ website. Too bad that they are so small. It's the best I can do for now.
It comes with all of the windows, doors, shingles and trim, so that will save me a bit of cash also.
You should hear Tessie....Or maybe you shouldn't. She is saying things like, "You are going to have to hurry on Zar's house or it is going on the top shelf as soon as MINE gets here." And then, "It's NOT going to be icky yellow like the photo. Maybe it could be more castle like. It has a tower! Hmmmmm.....I may just have to have a secret room that Zar doesn't know about.....Kind of like the one he's been hiding. Yes....I know about that."
I placed the order about an hour ago.....She keeps jumping up and down on the keyboard, checking on the shipping. At this rate, I am probably going to have to replace the keyboard before the house gets here.
"Is it here yet?"
"No, Tessie. It's not here yet."
"Is it here yet?"
"Is it here yet?".......
I am thinking of turning the tower into a torture chamber......
See you tomorrow.