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I was away from plastic models from August 1999 to October 2008, for a number of reasons. In 2005 I found this doll-house kit at a garage sale for the princely sum of twenty-five cents. I had built a temporary workbench from scrap lumber in my then-unfinished basement and I wanted a project to build to keep from going even more nuts than I already am. Here it is. I used my carpenter's tools, an X-Acto knife, Elmer's Wood Glue, Wal-Mart craft paints, rubber-bands, straight pins, and clothespins. The paint scheme is from a photo in a Victorian Painted Ladies calendar featuring colorful old homes. The floors are wallpaper samples. The staircase is scratch-built from scraps as the kit didn't have one. My Pop scratch-built seven doll-houses for all of the girls in the family and my Mom collected all of the furnishings for them. I furnished Doris Ann's house from the odds-n-ends leftover stuff that my Mom had. I even built the table that it sits on in my four-season back porch. I just wanted to share this with you folks. Adios, Larry.