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11 January 2005 @ 09:09 am
 
Leaving for work yesterday morning, I saw that someone had stolen one of the ornamental antique grates that keep people from slipping into our cellar windows. Ten or so years ago, the junkies of Philadelphia discovered that they could make good money yanking these off of houses and selling them. Most of them are over a hundred years old, so they're not that secure. Plus, they go for around $500 at antique stores. We were just about the only ones on our block left who still had ours. They didn't go inside and take anything else fortunately, but they could have. The window underneath doesn't even lock.

So, yesterday was spent boarding up windows, removing the remaining grate, and getting estimates from iron workers to have new, more secure pieces put in.

 
 
 
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on January 11th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
man...that totally sucks.
Ass McTavish and the land behind the Tavernorbasm on January 11th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC)
oh my. nice shot.
(Anonymous) on January 11th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)

this time it more than likely wasn't junkies, the opposite. new home builders are looking to get that "old" look to their newly contructed house. there's a market now for acquired old fixtures that can be sold off to those builders.
she_thing on January 11th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
That is one nice ass.
Len Kennedy, Esq.: Dionysus with Chalicelenken on January 11th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
Holy crap—I just noticed that you also have words in your journal entries.