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    Alameda, CA - September 2007. 1893 Queen Anne cottage. Hey, who wants to come over and trim those shrubs? They look terrible, but I'm not a gardener.....

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    1. amy higgins 77 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful house. I'd love to live in one just like it!

    2. SKY✡VU 66 months ago | reply

      Dang cool house Miss Doll! Can I come stay. I'll sleep on the porch........

    3. salinagrrrl 66 months ago | reply

      Alameda House: Basement rises up out of the ground to be a platform and high stair.

    4. erick.coleman@me.com 64 months ago | reply

      You have a beautiful home. Neat neon shots too!
      Do you guys ever tour anymore?? I still play but have no desire to pack up the van for a cross country band journey ever again!

    5. The Real Devil Doll 64 months ago | reply

      Thanks!

      Due to drummer drama and lack of label interest, we have only played local shows for several years. However, we have a new drummer now and we'll be going back out on the road at some point, for short trips.

      Touring does lose some of it's charm when you're older, doesn't it? ; )

    6. erick.coleman@me.com 64 months ago | reply

      You got that right! after a dismal winter tour in 2002, I opted out of the touring business for good. Now well into my 40's, just dragging my stuff across town is a pain. My current band plays maybe a dozen shows a year. I still play with Dave, the most mellow drummer in the world.

      It's super cold here!!

    7. dv over dt 58 months ago | reply

      Nice. And the black cats net a high approval rating by my feline critics.

    8. ppooflower [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Eid Mubarak and Happy Ramadan! I so miss this porch!!! Tried sitting on mine but the stares I got (was out there without a scarf) made me most uncomfortable. I don't know enough Arabic to speak with any of my neighbors and they don't even say hello if I speak first as I am not like them. Very sad as you know I love my porch sitting. Maybe I can come back during our winter snows and make your yard pretty. It may take years, lol, I've been working on our sad little postage stamp since we moved in and it's finally looking like a yard. It was horribly abused before we moved in and the back yard had been totally dug up to put in new gas lines. But the glads bloomed beautifully as well as my morning glories, and assorted other wildflowers, and I've got about 10 tomatoes coming along and even some melons that I didn't plant found their place in the back yard. Mornings without a porch are the hardest. Oh yeah, I also do laundry very, very well, I'm an expert with an iron, vacuum pretty good, make good old fashioned coffee and given a cookbook I can make some pretty awful food. I have to say I'm a really good seamstress but I hate alterations or repairs, gotta make it from scratch. I'm good at ridding of pests, or making them pets, and your neighbors already like me. My foot will be fixed soon and I'm getting my implant so I can hear again and I'm pretty quiet most of the time. So, is January good for you and Pete?

    9. The Real Devil Doll 56 months ago | reply

      Sure! We could use your help and many talents around here, since I failed Housewife 101 (one of the reasons why Pete does the cooking), although my vacuuming and dusting skills eventually became exceptional from lots of practice. I have piles of fabric and dozens of vintage dress patterns just waiting for someone who can actually sew! My mother tried to teach me Sewing 101 as a kid, but I was too busy being a tomboy and playing with dogs, chickens, horses and cats to pay much attention to "boring domestic stuff", something I now regret. My gardening skills are limited to I-don't-kill-the-roses-anymore; you and my dad both have a wonderful green thumb.

      You are definitely welcome to come back any time--a California winter seems dramatic to us weather wimps, but would be perfectly tropical compared with the freezing, snowy, blizzardy stuff you have to cope with. And no scarf or headwear is required here. : )

    10. Oh So Lazy Susan 54 months ago | reply

      Love your house!

    11. Roadsidepictures 53 months ago | reply

      Have you done any digging for bottles in your back yard?

    12. The Real Devil Doll 53 months ago | reply

      No, but I should! Maybe this summer...

    13. Zoom Lens 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called We Are Free, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. EllenJo 44 months ago | reply

      Great gosh almighty. Your house is dreamy.

    15. jamu98765 42 months ago | reply

      Alameda sure has a wonderful selection of homes with character!

      [ via The Real Devil Doll's flickriver  --jamu98765 ]

    16. sjb4photos 41 months ago | reply

      You have a lovely home. Reminds me of some of the houses I saw in Pacific Grove.

    17. cathimc 39 months ago | reply

      Your home is lovely and a great deal of character!

    18. Pink Saguaro [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Oh the porch! Love it!

    19. 19thCentury1 29 months ago | reply

      Beautiful house

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