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10 hours ago, lookeyloo said:

I wonder what code is there and did they have proper building permits and inspections.  Or is there a way around that in the rural areas.  Don't know. Just asking.  We have plugs above our sinks but they are about a foot up.

In my county in California, you must have GFI plugs by any sink, or any other water area.  It did look to me like the plug in this picture is GFI.

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On 1/18/2018 at 5:13 PM, ginger90 said:

I had a washer in my first apartment. My father put a hose on it like a portable dishwasher has and it was in the kitchen. Knowing portable dishwashers makes me feel old but they are still out there!

I have been the owner of a portable dishwasher in this century! The kitchen of my previous house had no built-in dishwasher but tons of room, so we put in a portable one.  It was actually quite a nice machine--better than my current one.

On 1/18/2018 at 5:26 PM, SnarkyShark said:

I don't necessarily think of a dining room as  a formal dining room with fancy moulding, chairs, etc. I live in an area where a lot of people do not have formal dining rooms. What most people do have is a designated space for eating, usually off the kitchen, that is big enough to fit a traditionally-sized dining room table. Since housing is expensive in my area and most people do not use formal dining rooms frequently, it does not make sense for most people to have one if they are trying to maximize their use of space. When I think of a dining room, it is much more loosely—I just think of a place where the table and some chairs go that is used for eating. 

For the record, I didn't say anything about formality.  There is nothing fancy about my house, but I do consider my dining room a dining room because it happens to be a separate room. In my previous houses I've had a kitchen-adjacent dining area, and to me if felt appropriate to call that a dining area. I'm not sure why I was snarking on poor dumb Joy, but it just struck me funny when she was calling that tiny area a dining room when it doesn't look to me like it would accommodate a standard dining table.  My snark was aimed at what struck me as over-aggrandizing--or maybe just imprecise--use of language . . . not at the house itself. I would have killed for a house that cute when I was starting out, and believe me, my current home is no palace. 

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3 hours ago, CatS said:

Having just had a baby two weeks ago, let me say that all those hormones and the extra fluid keeps you permanently hot when pregnant (or at least it did me, both times). I spent all my time at home in a t shirt and leggings and didn't wear any jacket heavier than fleece outside even in teens/twenty degree weather. So I can see her wearing light clothes inside in the winter even in super cold weather. 

Congratulations!!

Topic: The house seems an adequate size. I think most Americans tend to want LOTS AND LOTS of space. So long as they keep organized & keep the 'stuff' to a minimum, they'll be fine.

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On 1/17/2018 at 4:56 PM, Heathen said:

That video gave me motion sickness. 

The kitchen reminds me of my uncle, who put a $12,000 kitchen in a house with a leaky roof and forty-year-old carpet. 

Oh god....STOP WITH THE SHIPLAP!!! That house gives me anxiety...there is so much mess around. I know they are working on it but damn that stuff sitting around 

Joy sounds like a young teenager...oh wait.

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If I was that pregnant and my house looked like that, I would be freaking out. There’s crap everywhere!  It makes me twitchy. At its not like it’s going to get easier to get finished when the baby arrives.  

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Joy's video of her home was done with the same interest and care that she shopped for her wedding dress and chose a wedding cake.

This girl has a strange personality IMO. She also doesn't seem to have any patience for anything. How is she going to endure labor? Labor takes the time it needs and Joy's going to have to go with it. She's impatient and can't seem to make a decision. Her house is "all Austin". Doesn't seem like a female lives there. More like a very nice 'hunting cabin' to me. I agree that all that crap over there has to before a baby is present. It will be harder to complete the house. No where to sit other than mattresses on the floor and a small chair that goes with a small table.

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They need to build a shed or even a banquette style bench with storage in the dining area to put all their tools. I did like that Joy called them "our tools" and not Austin's tools.

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It's a cute house.  I grew up in a two bedroom, one bath house (and my mom continued to live there until last year).  Luckily I was an only child, but when I moved out on my own, I loved extra closet space.  Now I live in a two bedroom, two bath condo.  Still not large, but since it's just me, it OK (even though I still wish I had more storage space).  

My biggest worry with the Joy/Austin house is all the stuff laying around, especially in the nursery.  Hopefully, they will get things cleaned up before bringing the baby home. I can picture myself walking a baby around and tripping over crap on the floor. 

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7 hours ago, Lisa418722 said:


My biggest worry with the Joy/Austin house is all the stuff laying around, especially in the nursery.  Hopefully, they will get things cleaned up before bringing the baby home. I can picture myself walking a baby around and tripping over crap on the floor. 

I can picture Jana being the one cleaning it up. Let’s get real, people.

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16 hours ago, Kbo said:

If I was that pregnant and my house looked like that, I would be freaking out. There’s crap everywhere!  It makes me twitchy. At its not like it’s going to get easier to get finished when the baby arrives.  

It will be easier, once the baby is born he/she can be handed off to Jana McPhee over at the TTH.

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That will be part of the "Joy's New Blessing" VSE...Joy's in labor and heading to the blessed mold house, home of least botched births. She'll be home with her 12 pound preemie in 3.2 hours and there's so much work left to do!!! Cue Duggar hoard and their precious church friends!!! Will they get it all done in time?!?! Oh the excitement and suspense!!! Spoiler alert...it will get done, complete with lime green crepe paper streamers and a hand painted by Josie (possibly with paint...maybe with her dinner) giant welcome home banner, just in time for Jim Bob to tear into the yard, horn blaring, to announce his arrival...oh yeah, and Joy and baby in the back seat.

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It’s a nice house for newlyweds. It just needs the clutter cleaned up!  Get a shed and put all the paint/construction stuff in it. Then, put some shelving in the 3rd bedroom, and use it for storage right now. They’ve got at least a year before Blessing #2. 

Also, I’m not sure how to best arrange the front room, so it flows better.  They should have moved the kitchen to the dining area and put the back doors on the other side. Then, they’d have the living area stretch from the front of the house to the back. I have no idea if that was feasible, however. 

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1 minute ago, irisheyes said:

 

Also, I’m not sure how to best arrange the front room, so it flows better.  They should have moved the kitchen to the dining area and put the back doors on the other side. Then, they’d have the living area stretch from the front of the house to the back. I have no idea if that was feasible, however. 

That actually would've been a smart idea, if feasible. As it stands now, the front door cuts their living area in half, so anybody sitting on the couches is squished into a tiny corner. 

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Did anyone else read the article on OK! magazine's website? Jeremy's church (bio) reveals Jingers due date of July 2018. Joy said their babies will be 6 months apart. Joy thinks she is delivering in late February or early March, so even if Jinger goes late into early August that's cutting 6 months awful close. Maybe she just couldn't do math? Or conception of her baby was pre-wedding?

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I think Joy's 6 month comment was to throw everyone off. The Duggar women, or Jessa, want all the hits on their websites for folks looking to find out the gender and due dates.

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28 minutes ago, Farmfam said:

Did anyone else read the article on OK! magazine's website? Jeremy's church (bio) reveals Jingers due date of July 2018. Joy said their babies will be 6 months apart. Joy thinks she is delivering in late February or early March, so even if Jinger goes late into early August that's cutting 6 months awful close. Maybe she just couldn't do math? Or conception of her baby was pre-wedding?

I posted the direct link to the church site the other day. I imagine OK! saw it and ran with it. The bio erroneously said that JinJer were married 11/17. That would have necessitated a shotgun wedding with the July due date. ????

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7 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

I posted the direct link to the church site the other day. I imagine OK! saw it and ran with it. The bio erroneously said that JinJer were married 11/17. That would have necessitated a shotgun wedding with the July due date. ????

Oh gosh! Here I am making fun of Joy and I'm the one that didn't read ?

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1 hour ago, Sew Sumi said:

Oh, make fun of Joy. She certainly knows Jinger's due date but can't count properly.

Anything higher than 10, and Joy needs to take off her shoes to count her toes!

Or just count her toes because girl don’t like wearing shoes.

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3 hours ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

Anything higher than 10, and Joy needs to take off her shoes to count her toes!

Or just count her toes because girl don’t like wearing shoes.

She can still count her toes if she wears flip-flops!

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9 hours ago, madpsych78 said:

She can still count her toes if she wears flip-flops!

Poor thing is “so pregnit” that she probably can’t reach her toes anyway. Anyone who says “pregnit” probably shouldn’t be reproducing . The Big Furry Hat has spoken. Dilly, Dilly!

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I'm too lazy to go back and find it, but I predicted a July birth for Jinger.  She announced to her family at Thanksgiving and that is when I announced to my family (20+ years ago).   I had just taken the at home test that morning and my due date was late July.   I think Joy knows more or less when she's due and made the 6 month comment without thinking about the implications.   She just isn't that bright.

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8 hours ago, graefin said:

They deleted the house tour from their Instagram? Thsee people are weird.

I noticed that too.  I wonder why they would delete it?

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Maybe Austin saw it and didn't want their house on social media? It looks like Joy made the video on her own, and Austin has a huge stick up his ass, so I could see him making her take it down.

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39 minutes ago, SpaghettiTuesdays said:

I always think it's a security risk as well. If someone wanted to rob you blind and you post that kind of video, they'd have all the information they'd need.

what would they steal?

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On 1/24/2018 at 9:28 AM, Mya said:

I noticed that too.  I wonder why they would delete it?

I had a thought the minute it was posted and we saw Joy still pregnant. I wondered if it was an older video and Joy has already given birth. Even JD’s birthday party seemed off and could have been pre recorded. 

It so, it could explain the house still needing work done and having a few weeks left in which to do it.  Deleting it maybe left too much evidence of that work? 

Just a random guess.

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10 hours ago, SpaghettiTuesdays said:

I always think it's a security risk as well. If someone wanted to rob you blind and you post that kind of video, they'd have all the information they'd need.

Especially given how they like to post videos when the whole family is away together. It's just an invitation to hit all their houses. 

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1 hour ago, Fostersmom said:

Especially given how they like to post videos when the whole family is away together. It's just an invitation to hit all their houses. 

Social media causes all kinds of problems for people.  Try buying a ticket to a concert or sporting event so everyone knows where you’re sitting and that you aren’t home.  You get to opt out of that, fortunately. I would never tell anyone I’m going on vacation on SM.  I would, however be happy to post AFTER I’m home.

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2 hours ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

Social media causes all kinds of problems for people.  Try buying a ticket to a concert or sporting event so everyone knows where you’re sitting and that you aren’t home.  You get to opt out of that, fortunately. I would never tell anyone I’m going on vacation on SM.  I would, however be happy to post AFTER I’m home.

That is exactly what I do. I post (if I do post) where I have been AFTER the fact. On another note, a friend asked me once if we ever went out to dinner because she never saw "check-ins" or food pictures on SM. Um ... just because YOU post EVERYTHING you do, does not mean I do. Plus, who cares if we go out to dinner? Does anybody really care? I did not actually say that, but the thought bubble over my head said that.

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8 hours ago, OneMoreStop said:

I had a thought the minute it was posted and we say Joy still pregnant. I wondered if it was an older video and Joy has already given birth. Even JD’ birthday party seemed off and could have been pre recorded. 

It so, it could explain the house still needing work done and having a few weeks left in which to do it.  Deleting it maybe left too much evidence of that work? 

Just a random guess.

My vote is for old video, since she was standing outside in a casual summer outfit and no shoes, during the real cold snap in Arkansas. I'm from the south, and when you're not used to severe cold, it feels COLD. In fact, I wore shorts and a sweatshirt the other day when it was in the 60's the nighttime temp dipped into the 40's, and I got admonished for not dressing warmer, inside! People down here are warm clothing police. Sometimes it's 75 degrees in January and I don't even consider running errands in shorts, because I know several people will say, "it's JANUARY!" like I killed their mother. So when it actually is cold, people definitely don't walk around in summer clothes and no shoes because 20 feels like -20 to us, and everyone is the clothing police. I highly doubt she was wearing that on the day she posted it!

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5 hours ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

Social media causes all kinds of problems for people.  Try buying a ticket to a concert or sporting event so everyone knows where you’re sitting and that you aren’t home.  You get to opt out of that, fortunately. I would never tell anyone I’m going on vacation on SM.  I would, however be happy to post AFTER I’m home.

I am often shocked that these people don't realize how potentially dangerous it is to post pictures of young children all over SM to millions of strangers.

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1 hour ago, Christina87 said:

My vote is for old video, since she was standing outside in a casual summer outfit and no shoes, during the real cold snap in Arkansas. I'm from the south, and when you're not used to severe cold, it feels COLD. In fact, I wore shorts and a sweatshirt the other day when it was in the 60's the nighttime temp dipped into the 40's, and I got admonished for not dressing warmer, inside! People down here are warm clothing police. Sometimes it's 75 degrees in January and I don't even consider running errands in shorts, because I know several people will say, "it's JANUARY!" like I killed their mother. So when it actually is cold, people definitely don't walk around in summer clothes and no shoes because 20 feels like -20 to us, and everyone is the clothing police. I highly doubt she was wearing that on the day she posted it!

People have the same attitude here.  It is extremely unusual for us to get any rain in the summer.  If we happen to get the odd shower, you see people wearing winter coats and carrying umbrellas, even for a few sprinkles.  Because---it's raining, so it must be cold outside.  Very odd.

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6 hours ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

Social media causes all kinds of problems for people.  Try buying a ticket to a concert or sporting event so everyone knows where you’re sitting and that you aren’t home.  You get to opt out of that, fortunately. I would never tell anyone I’m going on vacation on SM.  I would, however be happy to post AFTER I’m home.

 

3 hours ago, Westiepeach said:

That is exactly what I do. I post (if I do post) where I have been AFTER the fact. On another note, a friend asked me once if we ever went out to dinner because she never saw "check-ins" or food pictures on SM. Um ... just because YOU post EVERYTHING you do, does not mean I do. Plus, who cares if we go out to dinner? Does anybody really care? I did not actually say that, but the thought bubble over my head said that.

Holy hell, Facebook/Ticketmaster tells the folks on your friends lists where you'll be sitting at a concert??

...Yeah, glad I opt out of that early and often!

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54 minutes ago, CalicoKitty said:

People have the same attitude here.  It is extremely unusual for us to get any rain in the summer.  If we happen to get the odd shower, you see people wearing winter coats and carrying umbrellas, even for a few sprinkles.  Because---it's raining, so it must be cold outside.  Very odd.

Haha idk if you live in California, but my ex was from there and we vacationed in LA. While we were at the beach, his dad called us from a few blocks away to warn us that rain was coming, like it was the end of the world! Eventually it started barely raining...like, you might feel a drop every five seconds or so...and people were putting on winter clothes and RUNNING from the beach! I've never seen anything like it! Here in NC we have a daily thunderstorm every afternoon in the summer. It's a crazy downpour, but then the sun comes back out and we resume our lives. It's interesting how different the weather is over the country. 

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1 hour ago, queenanne said:

 

Holy hell, Facebook/Ticketmaster tells the folks on your friends lists where you'll be sitting at a concert??

...Yeah, glad I opt out of that early and often!

They really don’t. But Ticketmaster and their ilk have hot buttons you can click to “share your whatever!”  So you have to want to share. And even so, they don’t share your sear assignment, just the event. They are hoping from some free advertising from you. 

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5 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

Not liking the tiny, tiny like button and the green number counter. We're a boisterous crowd on here. That tiny little heart doesn't represent.

It’s really too small. And I accidentally liked one of my own posts. Either we’re allowed to like them now, or it’s a glitch. I at first thought I was mistaken and tried it again and the count went up. I then unliked it. For now, it’s possible to do that, but we’re the most modest forum ever, right?

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40 minutes ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

It’s really too small. And I accidentally liked one of my own posts. Either we’re allowed to like them now, or it’s a glitch. I at first thought I was mistaken and tried it again and the count went up. I then unliked it. For now, it’s possible to do that, but we’re the most modest forum ever, right?

 we are is modest at the Duggar family is and that's not saying a lot

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6 hours ago, Arwen Evenstar said:

It’s really too small. And I accidentally liked one of my own posts. Either we’re allowed to like them now, or it’s a glitch. I at first thought I was mistaken and tried it again and the count went up. I then unliked it. For now, it’s possible to do that, but we’re the most modest forum ever, right?

I’m currently seeing the same “like” counter over on other threads. Posts I “liked” earlier that had 10 likes or so are back 2. I can also see others that were “liked” and look to be reset back to 0.  I think those likes later today might be normal activity. I know I’m not crazy. A post I had several notifications of likes a few days ago (maybe 8?) registered 2 from tonight’s notifications. Am I crazy? (Don’t answer that). I think I’ve seen it in onther threads. Maybe those more than a day old.

Maybe it’s best I head off to bed and use my glasses tomorrow. It will be probably back to normal and I’ll be back to being the crazy lady.

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On 1/17/2018 at 7:06 PM, lascuba said:

I wouldn't buy it for myself, but I think it's a cute house, just boringly decorated. I can see them still living in it several kids down the line...Austyn seems to take frugality seriously enough that he'd be fine with cramped quarters, and Joy doesn't seem to care all that much. 

Honestly, I find this refreshing.

I'm over the homes on reality stars' shows and social media that are over-stuffed with quotes/word art & Pintrest-y decor.  At least Joy's house doesn't look like a Home Goods store threw up all over inside. Plus, my guess is Joy doesn't want (Jana to have) to clean/dust any extra pictures or decorations. . Maybe Joy and Austyn prefer it to be kind of bland or just don't care.  Joy and Austyn also strike me as being pretty utilitarian, so they may just not care about decorating the house as long as they have the stuff they need (and neutral colors make sense if they intend to sell the house shortly). 

They don't live with JB or on his dime. Austyn seems to do actual work and seems to be taking into account that TLC money may not last forever.  It's better they stash away any money they may need in the future for their eleventy future children or invest it in flip properties rather than living above what their means would be if Joy didn't have TLC money.  I say good for them.  (I still think they're too young for all of this, but so far this may be one of the more sensible things the Duggar adults have done.)

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I think Austin listens to his father and fundie ways aside, I think he may be one of the more practical and long term planning members of the bunch.

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I'm just returning to the boards& this may have been discussed already about Joy&Austin's house.  I saw the video & have question about kitchen island. It looks like the whole base of island is covered with whatever they used for the countertops. (Granite, tile, etc) Am I seeing correctly? I've never seen island base covered like that before. Usually it's wooden. You would think since storage is a premium, he would have made storage underneath. Maybe there is & it's on the other side. My sister had her kitchen redone last year & contractor advised to use regular(matching) kitchen cabinets as the base for extra storage. You do have to squat down to get things but it's nice for items that aren't frequently used. 

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The Pearls (yes, THOSE Pearls) are speaking at a retreat at the Family Camp this summer. In response to a text by a woman who said she wouldn't be attending, Austin arrogantly replied with this: 

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7 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

The Pearls (yes, THOSE Pearls) are speaking at a retreat at the Family Camp this summer. In response to a text by a woman who said she wouldn't be attending, Austin arrogantly replied with this: 

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How do we know the reply was from Austin?

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16 minutes ago, flyingdi said:

How do we know the reply was from Austin?

The only other option is his BIL, but he works for his dad in politics, not involved with the Family Camp. Therefore, easily narrowed down to Austin, who doesn't have a second house in his name right now, so not flipping atm. Not to mention we already know Joy was raised with Pearl methods. 

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