Chez Obert

May 26

The Super and I have reached that point in life when it’s time to downsize . . . like to a pup tent.  All too often now when we store something, we can never find it again (like the inhouse cordless phone?) – there are just to many places to hide stuff in a house this size. So, yes, this is an attempt at marketing the ole homestead.  Somehow seems fitting that it’s the 900th blog post, a nice round number?


Road side, facing west

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Looking west

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Northwest corner

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Lake side, facing east over Lake Darling

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Lake side overlooking Lake Darling

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“Covered” stairway to the lake

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Stained and molded concrete patio 

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Great room deck

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View from great room deck

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From ‘sunroom’ deck

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Interior – Upper Level

Great room

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Kitchen and dining

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Great room overlooking the lake

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Great room looking west over a 6-acre horse pasture

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Great room

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Full bath

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‘Sunroom’ from the great room

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Great room from the ‘sunroom’

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Master bedroom

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Master bath

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Interior – Lower Level

Great room

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Front door exiting west to road side

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Walk-in closet

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View to lake

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Full bath

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[The crafting/laundry and utility rooms are currently being used as ‘storage areas.’]

Aerial Views

These were taken on October 3, 2012.  The roofline is green metal in the shape of a plus (+) sign, generally located in the center of the photos.












Blasts From The Past

Now that you’ve seen the house, built 16 years ago, you can see it still looks brand new . . . except older.












And the views . . . oy, the views!








It’s a funny thing coming home.  Nothing changes.  Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same.  You realize what’s changed is you.  ~  F. Scott Fitzgerald

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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2 Responses to Chez Obert

  1. ruthao1945 says:

    Too bad you can’t smell the beautiful lilacs on the walk down to the lakeside!! They are lovely. ~ Jami (from Mom’s PC!)

  2. Mark Brown says:

    Sunrise, sunset… did I leave anything there the last time I was there six years ago? You should ask Josey to write a song about the Lake Darling Years. Perhaps you should build a new smaller place next to Carlos Creek with scuttle service to SAWA-New. Good luck.

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