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FROM DIANA'S DIARY
Miss Dillpickles Builds a House After Her Own Design.
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Another Little Thing I Had Not Counted On The Chimney Was
Going to Be Right in Front of a Window!
By Fred Schaefer.
They are merrily driving nails
at my house again, but it is like
driving nails in my coffin, because
my beautiful plan is all butchered
up to make room for that stair
case I'd failed to pmvide. I had
to cut out a room upstairs and
switch things around generally.
As the building goes along all
kinds of diabolical errors leap
out at me from ambush. I, found
I had closets where the beds
"would blockade them. The stairs
have barely enough head room,
and a very tall'man had better not
buy this house from us unless he
wants to go up to the second floor
on his hands and knees. The
kitchen is on the wrong side of
the house for convenience, but it
has to stay there because all the
studding is up and the plumbing
already roughed in. Another lit
tle thing I had not counted on
the chimney was going to be
right in front of the wirfdow. I