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All In One – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday! It’s a chilly one in my neck of the woods! But boy does the sun shine bright (all the better to fool you into going outside!) I had no idea where to go with this one.  Stumped I was. Then I asked Rochelle if it was what I thought it was and she said it was, and then some, and then I thought well I know where Imma go with this one then… confused yet? Thought so. Thanks to Roger Bultot for allowing us to use his head-scratching (for me) photo. And always, ALWAYS, a thank you to Rochelle for hosting this weekly party.

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All In One

“Here it is!”

“Here what is?”

“Our new building!”

“Is that Hebrew up there? Is it a synagogue? Can they just sell religious buildings like that? And what do you mean, ‘our new apartment building’? What have you done?”

“Yes to all that. I bought us a building. We can live upstairs and have our businesses on the ground floor. My wood workshop will be in the back with a window to your café in the front so people can have a coffee and snack while they watch me build stuff. Whaddaya think?”

“I think you’re nuts.  I love it!”


140 thoughts on “All In One – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I think it is nuts, too, but I love it, too!
    Can I have a little office on the second floor to bang on a keyboard and write stuff and maybe see some kiddos when they come for therapy? 😉
    I have a friend who bought an old one room schoolhouse and renovated it to a weekend home. I know someone who lives in an old firehouse they bought, gutten, and renovated. I’ve seen videos of people who live in a reclaimed church. Why not a synagogue? 🙂

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  2. I love this! You unearthed my dream that came true. We bought a building (not a synagogue but an old bank), years ago. Live upstairs, work down, with this piece my mind is blown! ⚡️💥

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  3. Churches have been turned into theaters, rescue missions, apartment buildings–sad that so many can no longer sustain their buildings because the congregations have shrunk to nothing.

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  4. Q,

    The security grille in the front throws me off. It’s a synagogue where they take deliveries through the front door, LOL. But it does add to the whole funky vibe the building gives off, which makes any business venture a “Why Not?” proposition.

    Brings back memories of when I had this situation going on. It was fun as hell, except when it wasn’t. Like when everybody knew we lived upstairs so it somehow allowed them to think they could come calling on the business (downstairs) at all hours. I never minded lae night visits, seeing as I had a drink or two in me. But early mornings? No.

    This WOULD make a funky business look, no? I just wonder, if you sold the architecture . . is that sacrilegious?

    Love how you gave this post the ‘business’!


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    • B,

      I figured that security grille could be removed. (And apparently, it already IS a business place…)

      And that would be the thing that would deter me, to tell the truth. Mind you, depending on the type of business, maybe there would be less chance of being disturbed after hours…

      It would, indeed. And based on an idea Mick had once upon a time (minus the living above part).

      Thank ya, thank ya very much!


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      • It’s just so funky looking! But in a very cool way. And that window . . if that could be changed up . . it would be amazing with its natural light.

        I had peeps who would call me at 11 at night, saying they were going home and they wanted to stop by on their way out of town and see if I was interested in anything they had. On occasion, and depending on the person, we’d have a couple while doing business. It wasn’t all bad.

        The mornings? Sucked. Fucking Amish . . they think everybody is up and about at six in the am.

        Of course he did, LOL. That is soooo Mick.

        Nice Elvis.

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    • I just found your comment in my spam! How dare those WP Gremlins toss you in there!

      There will always be a table for you Russell! It was one of Mick’s potential business ideas… would have been nice to share the space, so to speak.


  5. Sounds like a great idea to me. I know people who live in old churches and businesses as well. I’m not sure if I’d want people in a cafe watching me as I work, but, hey, to each his own. Truthfully, I was a little stumped with this as well. I was thinking along the repurposing idea, but decided to go another way,a s you saw.

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  6. Well, at least he’s bought it wanting to make it a home and base for his family, somewhere to love. When big property developers steam in and transform a building just to make huge amounts of money, that gets my goat! Lovely story, Dale

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  7. GREAT story, Dale. I don’t know about buying a temple but I do know you can buy churches and banks. I have a friend who purchased a small church and turned it into an art studio/ gallery shop. The stained glass a perfect accent. A poetry group I belong to is hosted by a couple who live in an old bank. They have the vault and everything … no money though.
    Izzy 😎

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      • One day, we’ll begin to appreciate the well-constructed buildings and want to renovate them. Everything recycled including houses of worship.
        Imagine the conversations about your home.
        My home was built as a haven for a group of nudists by an Austrian architect. It never came to pass because the owners divorced and sold right after building it before moving in. I must admit, it’s private. LOL😀 Why not … for sure.

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  8. What a building and what a business it would make! Perhaps you should open the cafe part somewhere.
    I recently made a new friend. I was at Uni with her but we never even spoke. About a couple of months ago we met properly (40 years later as you do) and turns out she lives in a village down the road from my 90 year old Mum, and the very same village my family lived in when I was 4. My friend lost her husband about 10 years ago. He had always had a scheme to grow grapes to make English champagne on a South facing acre of land her parents owned in this village. To get to the point, my friend planted her grapes a few years ago and now makes champagne further north in England than ought to be possible. You’re actually not allowed to call it champagne, but whatever the name the glass I tried was damn good!

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    • What a fabulous story! That is just so wonderful, seriously. And you cannot call it champagne but you can call it sparkling wine champagne method 😉
      As for me, I am no longer at the stage in my life where I want to be tied down to a cafe/restaurant – lots and lots of hours and before you have someone who can take care of things while you go out travelling… Nah…

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  9. To live within the house of God…. hmmm, that might be an interesting scenario. I’ve seen an old church in central Ohio that was sold. Afterwards, the sanctuary became a bookstore whose sales supported a soup kitchen/shelter in the fellowship hall in the basement. They also offered ‘English’ classes to immigrants. An interesting set up. I visited it a couple of times but never felt comfortable buying things in a sanctuary… Great take!

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