Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Swab the decks! And don't forget the living room.


I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for a garden hose to be running in the front door...


...and through the living room. Like... ah... well, there could be a fire in the kitchen. That would require a hose, wouldn't it? Or maybe... um... well, wait. Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way. Maybe the hose isn't going in the front door, it's going out it. Really the water is going from the... waterbed? to the... garden? Or something?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh I know, I know! The kids are having a mega water balloon fight in the house. We did this when we were kids. Hilarious!

G in INdiana

Mid-C Frank said...

Realtors are so freaking lazy -- can't they pick up the hose and hide the broom before taking pictures? Unbelievable!

Marytoo said...

This just cracks me up! Brings back side-splitting memories of the time my friend was long-term sick, and her incompetent husband was taking care of things around the house. When it was time to clean out the kitchen cabinets, he actually brought the hose into the house and hosed them out! For real.

Maybe that's it. Someone in that house is sick!

Julie said...

Hmmm, my first thought (having had one, long ago) was that they're emptying a water bed.

But the other ideas are so much more interesting ;-)

Tess said...

I've always been tempted to bring in the hose and give everything a squirt! I might even use it to encourage sleepy children out of bed. Believe me, the possibilities are endless.

Marytoo said...

Tess, about those sleep children. Keep a bag of marbles in the freezer. If they don't want to get up you can pour frozen marbles into their beds...a lot easier to clean up than water ;-)

Anonymous said...

I once tried to make a hose from my kitchen faucet out to my balcony. At this moment I can't remember why I thought that was a better idea than just using a bucket or something - there's only so much water you can need on a 4'x8' balcony. It didn't work out (whatever I used couldn't cope with the water pressure, and simultaneously self-destructed and popped off the faucet, spraying a lot of water around in the process).

But freestanding houses with yards normally have outdoor faucets, so there's no reason to do that.

Darcy said...

Maybe the hose is for efficient cleaning. It seems every floor surface is linoleum ... even in the living room.

Karin said...

I second what Julie was saying - I think they are emptying a waterbed. When I did mine though, I dropped the hose out the window and lay down on the bed to get the siphon effect going...it seemed more, I don't know, logical, maybe.

Anonymous said...

They probably have a large fish tank and are using an RO unit to make fresh water for the tank. Smaller (below 100 gallon) tanks require up to 20% new water each week. Seriously.

Alissa said...

There's a lot of reasons out there for why a garden hose might be snaking through this house, perhaps a water heater that's busted and needs to be emptied. I've been there before, or maybe they didn't pay their water bill and are stealing (ahem, borrowing) their neighbor's water . . . but what reason could there be for not coiling the hose and putting it some place normal when taking pictures for a real estate listing? For that there is no good explanation.

Electra said...

It's to make the house look bigger, obviously! Hoses make people think length, length, length! This is also the reason why you should hang one from your belt on the first date.

Anonymous said...

I need to know...did those two couches mate and have that black mattress thing as a love child?

Sue D'nyhm said...

Sadly, my house often looks like this one.

We are in a severe drought area and it is against the law to water lawns with city water. So I run the garden hose from the bathtub after baths, and also from the laundry tub out to the gardens and lawn to water them with grey water.

But if I was selling my home, The hose would be neatly coiled outside!

Cellar Door said...

This reminds me of this house in my neighborhood, which always inexplicably has an electrical chord coming out of the front door, across the front stoop, and out into the middle of the yard. In winter. In summer. spring and fall. In Wisconsin?

Chazya said...

sadly you are all mistaken, its not a water hose, its the family pet snake, they just haven't fed it in a while so its kinda thin.....

Anonymous said...

#1 love the mysterious stranger inside the house in pic 1.
#2 the classy bowling trophies are helping get reception for the family room tv.