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"This Old House" rant

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Tuned into one of my ex-favorite shows on TV this weekend to find Norm, Tom, and Steve apparently working on the current project. It looks like some mansion on the water along the coast. Longfaced Steve was lamenting the fact that the 1.3 million $$ budget won't be enough to finish the job. Norm was down in a hole with a scrap of paper just shaking his head. Tom, who I assume is going to make the real money on this project, was hiding a grin while explaining to Steve that " things just have to be done right". Come on now!!! Have they gone nuts? Aren't there any legitimate , nice , modest old houses left on the east coast that might be a better representation of what the show is supposed to be about? I think it's pathetic what they have done to a quality program over the years. No wonder people enjoy watching the "classic" re-runs from the good old days when you could almost feel the wood and smell the sawdust and might actually learn something about how to fix up an old house. This is so far off beat, that the yuppies around Boston must be yawning and turning the channel!

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Tuned into one of my ex-favorite shows on TV this weekend to find Norm, Tom, and Steve apparently working on the current project. It looks like some mansion on the water along the coast. Longfaced Steve was lamenting the fact that the 1.3 million $$ budget won't be enough to finish the job. Norm was down in a hole with a scrap of paper just shaking his head. Tom, who I assume is going to make the real money on this project, was hiding a grin while explaining to Steve that " things just have to be done right". Come on now!!! Have they gone nuts? Aren't there any legitimate , nice , modest old houses left on the east coast that might be a better representation of what the show is supposed to be about? I think it's pathetic what they have done to a quality program over the years. No wonder people enjoy watching the "classic" re-runs from the good old days when you could almost feel the wood and smell the sawdust and might actually learn something about how to fix up an old house. This is so far off beat, that the yuppies around Boston must be yawning and turning the channel!