Sunday, August 3, 2008

Poor Santa. Poor, poor Santa.



What do I know about chimneys? Nothing. So maybe this is all just fine. Maybe.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

I don't see why it'd be bad for Santa. He could go down the chimney like a slide! Wheeeeeee!

GURUNATH SHINDE said...

whats thats all about....

Sara said...

Amanda: my mom (hi, Mom!) points out that "Santa will hit his head on that sloping chimney when 'with finger to nose, up the chimney he rose.'"

Charlene said...

You see chimneys like that all over Europe. They're not to code in North America but they aren't always unsafe - it depends on what type of fuel is being used, how well the house is ventilated, and the like.

In most cases, though, the chimney is attached to a bricked-up or non-functioning fireplace, in which case there's no problem at all.

Amanda said...

sara: well, he shouldn't be picking his nose anyway. xD

Andy said...

There's lots of examples of work like this in Vermont for buildings built around 1900-1930. The first time I saw on I did the same thing "WTF?", but by the 8th or 9th you can start to put together when the house was built and how well it's holding up compared to similar houses.

bl-Irony-bl said...

Nah your right its all fine till it catches on fire burns the attic then the whole house yes sir!

Karen said...

At least in the photos of the bathrooms, the toilet lid is down!

Theresa said...

Judging by all the black ashes on the floor, I'd say the attic may have been a fire hazard in the past.
T

veg-o-matic said...

OMG, the bathroom is right off the kitchen!

Meg said...

I remember that backyard from While You Were Out! They shoulda tackled the attic instead.