Thursday, July 30, 2009

# 9 Blogland Lane

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Isn't this swell? This is my new house at #9 Blogland Lane. I'm virtually moving in today along with my partner JB, my dog Stella, and I hope you'll join me there.
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My place is kind of modern with a kitchen big enough for three people to cook in at one time, a living room with a large sectional couch and dozens of comfy sofa pillows, a chrome and formica kitchen table and chairs from the '50's, and a dining room with all the walls filled with the art of all my friends but also that of Provincetown artists Robert Cardinal and Chet Jones.
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There are four bedrooms that provide plenty of room for guests, a sunroom overlooking a large yard that has room for a swimming pool, a patio for grilling and stretching out, a backyard hot tub, and my very shed studio and writing room, decorated in salmon colored walls and funky flowered curtains. Look at all the bookcases in that room, filled from top to bottom with all my favorite books.
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I'm leaving the kitchen door open most of the time and when I'm home I'll be happy when friends stop by. I hope that lolo and Baino live next door or close by, and I want to be able to reach everyone else on Blogland Lane by riding my spiffy bycycle. I also want to be able to get to Renee for a few minutes at a time, just enough to wave a smile and get a harhar back.
Will you join me? Please! Here are the details:
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Invitation To Homestead on Blogland Lane!

Description:
a wide choice of available land
including double lots,
lakeside, ocean front,
small plots, rambling acreage,
dells with forest canopies,
tree lined, flat, or hilly terrain,
whatever you want.

Suggestions:
Just put up a picture of your home/yard
on your own blog
and the place is yours!
Provide any details and descriptions you want,
and put out the Welcome Mat
or the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.
Whatever.
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(Just leave a comment on my blog letting people know they can see
your house on your blog.)
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This is a personal invitation from kj to move yourself and your family to Blogland Lane. Please also invite all your favorite bloggers to move along with you. We share so much already: we might as well be neighbors!
And please don't forget to come visit me at #9. I'll leave the light on.

85 comments:

  1. let's create our own town!

    why not?!

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  2. OK honey but my block is looking a bit wintery and wan. I'll play on the weekend. It's late in the antipodes but yep. I'm up for Blogland Lane! Where the door is always open and the fridge full of champagne. And my kitchen? That's where the action takes place but we eat and drink OUTSIDE (when it's warm and sunny mind - one month to go and the heaters are relegated to storage - can't wait)

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  3. It is a lovely place to live in! Really really soothing, calm and oh, I very much like the idea of rooms, and other things.

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  4. ah but baino, on blogland lane you can create whatever kind of weather you want. live in the valley with me where it's warm...

    xo

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  5. Well, talk about SERENDIPITY! Gosh! I'm staggered...check out what I've just posted!

    I would love to live on Blogland Lane, kj, thank you for the invitation. Our house will be that one....there...right on the beach, see? With a verandah that stretches all the way round and where the front door is always open to allow the salt air to waft in and my friends to drift in and out as they please. I will bake bread and gather herbs and fresh fruit and there will be cheeses and wine to drink, or coffee or tea or juices of all varieties - just help yourselves.

    The house will be small and all the rooms will open onto the verandah or the garden. The floors will be old seasoned timber and the ceilings high. There will be soft rugs to laze on and fat sofas to sprawl on. There will be paintings galore because a room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. And books - hundreds of books....

    Hmmmm...bliss. Thank you kj!

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  6. Count me in! Can't officlally move in until this weekend, most likely, but I will and then invite you to my houswarming.

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  7. ohh, your place is beautiful! i can't wait to ad my own home on blogland lane. i'm too tired from my real move to do it right now. seriously exhausted. but will you be my accountability friend and remind me again to do this if I don't get to it in the next couple weeks? seriously. i need help. :)-

    i love ya and I'm gonna call you today!

    :)

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  8. Karen, my house is up on my blog and I built it on the lot next door to you. I hope you don't mind. Some might call it an eyesore, but I've wanted to live in this house forever and ever and it's my fantasy dream house. Should I ever win the lottery, I'm going to replicate it down to the last piece if gingerbread trim! LOL! Thanks, that was fun.

    BTW, I love your house. It looks very cozy and inviting! Now come over and see my place!! Hugs and Blessings.

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  9. Oh, this is just what I need to get me going in real life too-I'm trying to arrange etc. First I'll do it here, and maybe it will tell me what's really important.

    In Junior HIgh I almost flunked out of drafting because we were to design a house and I designed a fabulous stable with a bedroom off one end, and a bathroom. It wasn't the stable part that I got in trouble for-it was the lack of kitchen...Mr.Whatever his name said I didn't take it seriously. He just didn't know me that well.

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  10. I have begun construction at #14 Blogland Lane. I hope you can all stop by for tea and a chat.

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  11. Hello Karen and other neighbours to be,
    Next weekend I will show you my house, it is the bungalow at Blogland Lane 30. At this moment there are some decorators busy so it is a bit of a mess. But they promised me to be ready tomorrow evening.
    Greetings!

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  12. I love your new home, kj.
    I'll be building very soon. It will be very near your place and you'll know it right away, as it will be called: 'The Wander Inn Studio'
    and the flag flying will say: "BYOD" (bring your own dreams)
    I will have an open studio from which you can choose paintings to adorn your walls. They will be more glorious than anything I've ever dreamed of painting.
    Dreams for all.
    I like that.

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  13. this is so much fun KJ. If i had to construct a home right now it would have to be a sort of brainless thing like a tent. Maybe folks would let me take turns setting it up on their land. I would love to stop by your place and atake a swim in the pool.

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  14. HMMfP!!!

    HOW COME NO ONE IS NOTICING THE MAKE BELIEVE RABBIT IN KJ'S BACK YARD?

    THAT IS NOT FAIR. I AM CURRENTLY THROWING MORE FROZEN PEAS AT THE KITCHEN WINDOW UNTIL I GET BETTER ATTENTION.

    SINCERELY,
    E. Rabbit

    HMPFF!

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  15. I'm parking myself at 9 3/4 so that I can get there through a railroad station by just barrelling through.

    Howdy neighbour.

    xoxox

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  16. what a great idea. since mean ole debra k stole my lucky number 13 - can I have 31? or wait..that's to far away...can I have number 4? will describe later...

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  17. sounds good, kj... thx for the invite!

    once i find something i like, i'll post it and let you know :)

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  18. I'll be moving in tomorrow! I'll try to post something then.

    Our house is faboo! I expect to visit you often.
    :0)

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  19. OK - I moved today. Couldn't wait until tomorrow! Come on over to say "hi" - all are always welcome!

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  20. What a great offer. I must get myself organised to move my kit and caboodle in - near to the ocean is where I've got my eye. Will keep you posted on progress. :)

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  21. What a creative idea. I came in from Angela's

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  22. I still have to build a home/house for me. It is still a dream.

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  23. By the way I found your home through Angela's. Thanks to her.

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  24. ok... my new place is up on my page ;)

    #333 blogland lane

    big wuffy welcome to all! :)

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  25. i have just moved in to blogland lane. please join me for a sundowner...

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  26. I have to go house hunting :-). This may take a while...

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  27. Thank you so very mcuh for the invitation.
    I'll have to go house hunting... exactly what I've been doing in life beyond blogland :)

    I'll let you know when I've secured my place in Blogland lane.

    Thanks again
    x Ribbon

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  28. PS... I forgot to mention how I like your place... especially your rabbits eye view.

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  29. hello again...
    I tried to email you as per your request :)... but I've just become aware that it has bounced back:(

    I'll try again.

    best wishes
    Ribbon

    if you don't hear from me then maybe you could give the address to me again... ta

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  30. Does this mean I can live in someone else's house? Or buy someone else's LOL!

    Are we supposed to make up a house? Or use our real houses... do I get it???? No!

    I love the house you have on your blog tho!
    Pattee

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  31. KJ I made a Home Im on #4 Blogland Lane...with even space for Emily R...so no more pee throwing...

    oxoxoxoxox Sonia

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  32. Absolutely I want to some art with you!!!!

    Your house or mine... Oh wait I don't have a house yet... I will tho!
    Pattee

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  33. Kj did you want to be entered in the DAG giveaway and win my doll?
    Pattee

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  34. oh now i won't be able to sleep tonite i am so excited!!

    if its not already spoken for i'll be taking the other teeny house down by the beach near tessa's... oooh, there's a small yard perfect for a kitchen garden with a lovely outdoor dining area.

    i'll be bringing a couple kayak's if anyone would like to go for a paddle with me. we're in a sheltered cove so you won't have to worry about waves. when we get back we can stretch out in the hammocks that have been hung between the trees, bliss!

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  35. Gotta think about this...been looking for a new home for two years and can't seem to find one that is not in Detroit.

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  36. Tsup*!* Oh blimey, I feel like Alice's rabbit... I'm a day late accepting your invite neighbour KJ and I'm dittoing Baino ... weekend*!*

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  37. You'll find me at No 53, stuck in the tree*!*

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  38. What a beautiful lane this is, My home is right there, the one with the mosaic birds and flowers all over it. I have a magic maze with beautiful red roses and ornate resting benches for you to have a picnic and a drink or too of the purest and best drinks, free flowing from heaven. The birds are singing of joyful days. Inside my new mosaic house are many different room an all for either art or rest. You are all welcome to come and make a mess creating art if you wished and afterwards we could go and dance in the puddle and make mud pies just like children. The mosaic laughing house! Thank you so much for inviting me to live in Blogland, I have enjoyed it so much and I have'nt even moved in yet.
    He, he, he!

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  39. Hi there!

    yes I will join, just reserve a plot with ocean view for me and I will look for a house during my holiday.
    I will leave tomorrow and will be back the 9th of August and soon after that I will make the post.

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  40. lots of fabulous homes and ideas!!

    I've chosen #7 which I believe to be on the side of you that hasn't been taken yet ;)

    Come see!

    xoxox
    Lo

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  41. I have taken up residence at #26 Blogland Lane. Do come visit.

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  42. Since I'm #43 to leave a comment, does that mean I'm at #52 Blogland Lane?!

    I came here from Suki's blog and decided to play along. Thanks for the invite and fun diversion!

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  43. Can I live at # 5 or 11 ? (I don't want to live on an even number please......)

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  44. KJ
    Studio Lolo invited me over for a looksey and I fell in love with the location of Blogland Lane. Thankyou for the invite! It was love at first site! The price was right!

    Come check my virtual place. 777 Blogland Lane.
    http://lifeiznow.blogspot.com/2009/07/777-blogland-lane.html

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  45. I dare say Ms. Kj...look what wonderfulness you've started ;)


    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  46. Ok Kj..I have been running into yu all over the blogs..Sonia convinced me to find a new home..so off to do this delicious meme...Wonderful to meet you..Sarah

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  47. KJ, thought you might want to check out this house:

    http://abritintn.blogspot.com/2009/08/out-in-gardenhaving-tea.html

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  48. Ok..I have posted pictures of my ranch..mosey out for a visit!! Coffee is on the stove and bread in the oven...Sarah

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  49. KJ! Where have I been? Well, not here, clearly. I saw the invitation at m's blog (secret notebooks wild pages) and thought I'd pop across.
    I think someone did this Blpgland Road thing way back, when I was a new blogger and I chose a converted rice barge, in southern India.
    Well...what would I have today? Hmm...might have to give it some deep and meaningful!
    It's a bit too cold in my open-plan -built-for-the-tropical-summer house to stay up much later.
    Oh yeah...I see Emily is as lippy as ever!
    Back soon with a spectacular new house!

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  50. WHOA 50 comments. Ok I'm done.Took me ages!

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  51. KJ and other neighbours.... I am ready for your visit at Blogland Lane (in Dutch 'laan') no. 30. I have not translated the text in English, but you can see for yourself that my house is small and very comfy. All I need is downstairs but upstairs I have a nice guestroom. I have invited all my Dutch blogfriends to join us. In the meantime: the coffee with the real Dutch applepie is waiting in the garden for you.

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  52. HAHA, I'm such a ditz. I just went over to Wieneke bless her soul and the site is in Dutch . . her last para translated on Babel as

    "Do me a pleasure and communicate just as in my response box if you have moved into also a house to the Bloglandlaan. Then I come by just as with welkomstbloemetje and for a bucket koff"

    I have to go and learn how to make bucket koff! She's already visited!

    Does anyone know how I can translate her site into sensible English?

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  53. Hi Kj kettle's on at no 53*!*

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  54. @Baino: Hahaha, yes, I just tried Babelfish myself and I am also laughing my head off. A bucket !!! Well, a 'welkomstbloemetje' is a bunch of flowers to welcome new neighbours and a 'bakje' is a normal size cup. I am certainly not a coffee addict. :-)

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  55. Hi KJ wow you have a lot of response to this post. I finally got my tent up on blogland lane. I am not good with mechanical things like this. So ya'll can see my place at sukipoet.blogspot.com. I dont reallly want to live in a tent, but this is all my brain/imagination can handle right now.

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  56. ps my house doesnt have a number as I'm hoping you all will let me set it up by turns on your little plots of land. the wandering nomad

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  57. Wow! Congrats KJ, your house is just too beautiful!
    So modern and charming!

    I am loving it! So so gorgeous:)
    This is my dream house, how I wish to be your neighbour!
    But, I am shy to share mine.
    Sorry, I need to keep it a little secret.
    may be I just share my creative space instead!

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  58. The first shot:
    Love the green full glass panel screens with the shadow of people behind!
    The second shot:
    Love the swimming pool too!

    Such lovely house with lovely atmosphere and scene...
    What a passion for creation!

    Can you share more KJ?
    How about your masterbath, living, kitchen, master bedroom!

    Thanks in advance!

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  59. my new place must have 'houseatosis' ...so few have taken a peek at #333 :(

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  60. Not a bad idea at all.
    I'll have to start planning my move, don't know when I'll find time for this.
    Need to thing exactly what I want.

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  61. Thank you for this very exclusive invitation! I'm seeing my architect today. And my life in six words is: Despair and sublime joy and despair.
    Karen, thanks for the breath of fresh air!

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  64. Everyone: i am julibant about how many of us have moved to blogland lane.

    i am at a wedding this weekend but i hope to soon visit as many old and new friends and neighbors as i can. i hope you will do the same.

    what a blast!!

    xoxo
    kj #9 blogland lane :)

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  65. I found my house, come see :-).

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  66. why can't i just move in with you girls? heehee :) I want a new place so this could take some thinking...

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  67. I love the houses I have seen kj. Now remember No. 9 and 3/4 is taken.

    What a brilliant idea.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  68. It seems awesome, thanks for the invitation, I would be more than happy to stay for a couple of days, of course I hope I do not get on your nervs and we get along pretty well.

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  69. renee, of course you're 9 and 3/4.

    this brilliant idea was actually the creation of a blogger named caroline smailes several years ago. i'm amazed how it's taken off among us now. it warms my already warm heart.

    renee and everyone else, are you thinking what i'm thinking: now what??

    :)

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  70. kj thank you for everything.

    Now No. 9 and 3/4 is already there, but only certain people can see it.

    If you haven't seen it yet, then you just have to squint a little harder. Only people who believe can see 9 and 3/4. I know you can see it kj. I believe that you can.

    I will give others that can't see it a peek in the near future.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  71. Okay, Karen, I've created my perfect place! Please say you'll come visit me.

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  72. Ok, KJ...this is sooo making me want to have a retreat with all of the people on Blogland Lane, I can almost taste it.

    One nice offshoot of this is that I am visiting (and bookmarking like leaving breadcrumbs to follow) so many blogs I never would have gone to, because I know that if they'd like to live on the lane and took time out from their busy day to set aside reality and live in the moment, that they are just the kind of people I'd enjoy being around!

    You are a wonderful "facilitator"

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  73. What a brilliant idea.

    Just give me a patch of blue water to put my sailboat. ;)

    My friend... in regards to Swaziland... If you can get there (and let me know in advance)... I'll work out the rest.

    Much love, M

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  74. Why Miss Emily I'm greatly surprised that Harry didn't tell you that the box was yours to take home and enjoy, for ever, and ever and ever once more.

    I think young Harry has a plan for you to call on him again and when you do, remind him that he does have a box, (several in fact), of his own from the magical land of downunderoz*!*

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  75. Wow! Now I have to search through many napkins for a proper depiction of the estate of Slug's Rest. Thank you for the invitation, rabbits are so very clever! Hop, or slide on over to see what #77 Slugland Lane has cooked up for this evening. I know it will likely be a surprise, even to me! It is so nice to see so many of my bloggy friends living in this neighborhood. This reminds me of my childhood, when my friends knocked on the door and then ran behind a bush and giggled. So - Instead of playing "ring and run", today I will play "comment and slide!"

    Very truly yours,
    Mrs. Slug

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  76. Hello KJ, hope you don't mind total strangers from foreing countries moving to Blogland Lane... ? If number 524 is still available, I'd like to claim it. My home at 524 is a very un-pretentious, ancient, humble little place, but with just enough space to entertain new friends in... so please come by for the housewarming party, there's plenty of champagne in the fridge, and fois gras on toast for starters...

    Right now it is at the top of my blog page, but as it will no doubt be sliding down as new posts go up, it is here :

    http://magiclanternshowen.blogspot.com/2009/08/524-blogland-lane-welcome.html

    What a great idea, will be curious to see how things develop. How are you going to manage the zoning regulations and attributions of street numbers ? I'm sure we wouldn't want total chaos to prevail on Blogland Lane... or would we ??? :-D

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  77. Hello neighbour! I've just begun construction at #88...the back acerage will soon be open to all Blogland dogs (& other various critters) at the Play-Spa-Swim Education & Rehab Centre.

    I'll come back and post a blog link when I'm all moved in!

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  78. what a wonderful idea KJ!!! thank you for popping by and saying hello!!! How do people get their lots numbered on blogland lane....

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  79. Dear KJ,
    thank you for founding this town and inviting us along. I discovered Blogland Lane from Owen (Mr. Toad) and have decided to move into 1313 Blogland Lane (http://lonegreysquirrel.blogspot.com/2009/08/moving-to-blogland-lane.html) which has a wonderful woodland setting and a view of the lake. Come by and visit.

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  80. After being wildly confused by contractors and subcontractors, not to mention realtors, I am finally able to settle in to Lot #53A. My salvation was Annie at Bimbimie who cut through all the red tape and construction has begun. Report of progress is on its way.

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  81. Hello to all the inhabitants of Blogland lane! I have built my own nest here. My house no is 602. Visit me whenever you need rose, whenever you want to play badminton & whenever you just want to!! My home is in This way!

    Special thanks to KJ! Hope you guys can fill me in. I would really love to be in the community.

    Cheers everyone!

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  82. I have finally made my move to Blogland Lane #53A. Please come by for a visit. The coffee is hot.

    http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2009/08/moving-to-blogland-lane-in-my-dreams.html

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