Dishing with the dog about home sales being for the birds

With the temperatures finally falling to match the calendar, I hooked the leash upon Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, and off we went from the Little Bitty around our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood neighborhood.

We spotted a gray house for sale two blocks over.

The big push.

The big push.

Did they add another realtor since our last time by, I asked Ellie B? She merely sniffed the second sign.

Dish on the roof.

Dish on the roof.

Do you think it’s moving slow because of that old-style satellite dish on the roof, I asked? Or maybe that’s to help guide the planes in over at Hancock International?

Ground control to Major Tom?

Ground control to Major Tom?

I mean, that’s a really big dish up there on the roof, Ellie B. That’s what people had before the small bird on the pole we just got placed into our backyard.

Bird? Where’s the bird, da?

Off we went on other pursuits.

What’s the last big thing you’ve seen in your neighborhood? Did you ever own a satellite dish of this size, and if so, did it pull in a lot of stations worldwide? How strong do you think the bracketing has to be to hold this thing up there, and would you live in constant fear of it pulling your roof off, or is that just me?

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71 thoughts on “Dishing with the dog about home sales being for the birds

  1. I’ve seen them come loose in the wind before and start to bang, but not come off. The problem I know some people have had with them is that over time the seals around the bolts leak and then the roof leaks. I was watching one at a friends place and he had so many channels I couldn’t count that high – his was black market. We were having a few adult beverages and laughing at a newscaster who was getting ready for his appearance and didn’t realize that he was live on a secondary channel used to focus and test equipment. He was busy picking his teeth and making faces and arguing with the camera guys that they weren’t getting his best side. Meanwhile they had him going to satellite – the moral of the story is: never piss off your crew – they will get even. Ha!

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  2. There’s an old blue house at the end of my street and they’ve thrown tarp across the whole front of the porch. I’m guessing they’re building a new porch.

    Never had a dish Mark, but I can see that I would share your fear of the roof tearing off. ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. Bit like Mary Poppins’ umbrella, that!
    The biggest thing I’ve seen in my neighborhood lately is some people scopin out the house for sale down the way. It’d be nice to get new neighbors. We have three vacant homes on our lil street!

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    • I hope you lil street gets a bunch of great new people, Joey. We have one house that won’t sell for months now across and diagnonal, but the nice lady just had new windows put in. Maybe that will swing the vote her way. The block up, we notice three houses just went up for sale. I think people want to beat the winter.

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  4. When we bought our house 20 years ago, it came with one of those humungous old-time TV antennas. I was always afraid a good wind would blow it off along with that part of the roof. When we had the roof redone a couple of years ago, we had that antenna removed – after all, it hadn’t been used in 20 years.

    Now if I could only get the roof fixed once and for all (it’s raining again today, and still leaking into the kitchen area. Aargh!).

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  5. We had a huge satellite dish like that in Wyoming and when the winds would howl at 60 miles a hurl incessantly across the prairies, and the green 50 gallon garbage can would fly past our kitchen window, the satellite dish would shiver and shake. I always thought for sure it would come loose, but it never did. The wind played hell on our reception though.

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  6. The biggest two things u have seen were an emergency helicopter flyong ti the Delaware County Grady Hospital and the big horses! We had the Clydesdales at the fairgrounds, where Micah and I watched them get “dressed” with halters with reins and 8 of them pulled the Budweiser cart. The cute dalmatian (who has a black eye patch of hair) got lifted up to sit next to the driver. Instead he ran across the top of the cart. I got a photo of him looking like he was scouting for fires instead of being concerned about the Budweiser beers!!

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  7. All satellite dishes are eyesores. Just pay for cable like the rest of us. It’s crazy expensive but it doesn’t go out in a storm. Not that we have those here. Glad you are enjoying cooler weather.

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  8. I think our first dish was of the smaller variety…. and yeah, that roof fear would be in my head. They should probably take that dish off while trying to sell it. I think the biggest thing I see in my neighborhood is vehicles and dogs. All of the houses are pretty bitty.

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