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seedsbelize2 08-22-22 01:08 PM

I tend to get heel strike on the left side. But I'm wearing NB walking shoes, with a much softer sole than your road shoes. The paint issue has entered my mind, but I'm relieved to find it's not an issue, especially on steel bikes

Bah Humbug 08-22-22 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619238)
The other thing is, I think Mrs. GJ is going through the "Oh, look at this cute old house! Don't we want to live there?" phase, which I'm mostly past. We used to joke about our flat in The Richmond in SF that it had "charm", by which we meant "Nowhere near enough electrical outlets" - but, I mean, it was built in 1929. Two double outlets in a 12'x25' living room probably seemed extravagant!

It was always fun when I turned on the power amp and the lights flickered as the capacitors charged up......

That's what I grew up with in an old farmhouse in CT. Never again.

seedsbelize2 08-22-22 01:13 PM

I have enjoyed Pittsburgh every time I've visited. I used to sell tie-dyes there, frequently, during the late 80s and early 90s. We learned to make Ukrainian Easter eggs at one of those festivals. I once took a check from Mrs. Jack Ham. Rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

Mojo31 08-22-22 01:16 PM

Old houses are old houses. Waaaay to much maintenance and repairs.

seedsbelize2 08-22-22 01:18 PM

Buffalo, on the other hand, is way out in no man's land, iirc. Have you considered Youngstown, Ohio?

datlas 08-22-22 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619214)
Too hot.

I'm leaning towards Pittsburgh, but I'm also thinking Lancaster PA. Milder winters than Pittsburgh. Closer to The Ancestral Home, so it's more what I'm used to, geographically.

I really think Mrs. GJ has totally forgotten what winters Back East are like, especially the winters in Western New York. She is somewhat concerned about the whole "Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with Alabama in between" aspect to Pennsylvania, but I think she over looks the extent to which New York is The City on the one hand and Upstate on the other. Maybe not so Alabama-ish as PA, though. I suspect the results of the coming election may swing her one way or the other on PA.

As above, Asheville is not as hot as you think it would be. Pitt has lots of hills. Lancaster County is kinda flat but on the plus side, the riding there is pretty good and it's safer because motorists are conditioned to be patient with slow moving vehicles.

big john 08-22-22 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619230)
Expensive and rainy.

I would need something cheaper than this house but it could be had for about the same as I now pay in rent. Also, all of the Norhtwest isn't rainy, and there isn't 7 feet of snow.
Carson, WA Single Family Homes for Sale | realtor.comŽ

genejockey 08-22-22 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619263)
Old houses are old houses. Waaaay to much maintenance and repairs.

There are SOME things I like about old houses.

The Ancestral Home has thick brick and cinder block walls, rather more outlets than you might expect for being built in 1935, and hot water radiator heat. It's really solidly built, so it doesn't creak like a lot of older houses, and it's quiet despite being on a fairly busy street (a lot of trucks take Rt 234 as a short cut between Rt 34 and US Rt 30). In the winter the house is evenly warm without drafts, and in the summer stays comfortable with a relatively small number of window AC units.

So, old isn't necessarily bad, BUT the house has to have been well built in the first place. A lot of them, the build quality is a lot higher than the dreck that's being thrown together today. But, yeah. A whole lot of old houses are a whole lot of maintenance.

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-22 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22619278)
I would need something cheaper than this house but it could be had for about the same as I now pay in rent. Also, all of the Norhtwest isn't rainy, and there isn't 7 feet of snow.
Carson, WA Single Family Homes for Sale | realtor.comŽ

Carson is still kinda rainy. Just a few miles to slightly drier White Salmon, home of Everybody's Brewing. Even drier if you head to Goldendale, not a whole lot going on there, though.

genejockey 08-22-22 01:56 PM

One thing we both looked at was a thing on where will you be safest from Climate Change. The consensus seems to be the Mid Atlantic States and New England. Then Mrs. GJ saw something about how Buffalo wants to remake itself as a climate change haven. The thing is, it's Ground Zero for Lake Effect snow, and warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, which means potentially EVEN MORE snow. And it's heavy, wet snow, too.

big john 08-22-22 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619310)
Carson is still kinda rainy. Just a few miles to slightly drier White Salmon, home of Everybody's Brewing. Even drier if you head to Goldendale, not a whole lot going on there, though.

A quick look and White Salmon is quite a bit more expensive than the few houses in Carson. I just randomly picked Carson because I was looking for something more rural and spread out.
I'd like something around $200k with enough space to avoid loud neighbors. Sick of being hot, would like to not be as hot as it is here. Don't mind some rain or a little snow. Don't need to be near a city.
Actually wouldn't even mind staying here if the rent was less. It's already a great deal and he could get a lot more. We're just lucky he doesn't seem to care.

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-22 02:08 PM

Tre colore tire levers alert! 20 sets to break the free shipping threshold. I guess I should see if they have any helmet deals instead of buying 20 sets.

https://cambriabike.com/products/vit...s-italian-flag

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f93599d06f.jpg

Mojo31 08-22-22 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619319)
One thing we both looked at was a thing on where will you be safest from Climate Change. The consensus seems to be the Mid Atlantic States and New England. Then Mrs. GJ saw something about how Buffalo wants to remake itself as a climate change haven. The thing is, it's Ground Zero for Lake Effect snow, and warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, which means potentially EVEN MORE snow. And it's heavy, wet snow, too.

You'll be dead long before the climate changes enough to get you.

Eric F 08-22-22 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619319)
One thing we both looked at was a thing on where will you be safest from Climate Change. The consensus seems to be the Mid Atlantic States and New England. Then Mrs. GJ saw something about how Buffalo wants to remake itself as a climate change haven. The thing is, it's Ground Zero for Lake Effect snow, and warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, which means potentially EVEN MORE snow. And it's heavy, wet snow, too.

I will remind my daughter that she made the right decision by not entertaining an offer to play softball at the University at Buffalo.

genejockey 08-22-22 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619340)
You'll be dead long before the climate changes enough to get you.

Define "get".

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-22 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22619328)
A quick look and White Salmon is quite a bit more expensive than the few houses in Carson. I just randomly picked Carson because I was looking for something more rural and spread out.
I'd like something around $200k with enough space to avoid loud neighbors. Sick of being hot, would like to not be as hot as it is here. Don't mind some rain or a little snow. Don't need to be near a city.
Actually wouldn't even mind staying here if the rent was less. It's already a great deal and he could get a lot more. We're just lucky he doesn't seem to care.

20 acres with a quonset hut and a bulldozer for $234k. Last year Goldendale may have been both hotter AND colder than where you are now, though :)
It'll cost a decent amount to run electricity to the hut unfortunately. And having a driveway on HWY 97 probably isn't much fun sometimes.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...19054155_zpid/

big john 08-22-22 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619347)
20 acres with a quonset hut and a bulldozer for $234k. Last year Goldendale may have been both hotter AND colder than where you are now, though :)
It'll cost a decent amount to run electricity to the hut unfortunately. And having a driveway on HWY 97 probably isn't much fun sometimes.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...19054155_zpid/

I was thinking about a house, actually.

"has the attached deteriorated 5th wheel"
"Homemade septic system"

Mojo31 08-22-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619345)
Define "get".

Kills you.

Mojo31 08-22-22 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619347)
20 acres with a quonset hut and a bulldozer for $234k. Last year Goldendale may have been both hotter AND colder than where you are now, though :)
It'll cost a decent amount to run electricity to the hut unfortunately. And having a driveway on HWY 97 probably isn't much fun sometimes.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...19054155_zpid/

That's some high cotton shiz right there.

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-22 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22619364)
I was thinking about a house, actually.

"has the attached deteriorated 5th wheel"
"Homemade septic system"

That place is really starting to grow on me. I'd want to totally scrap the living quarters they built in there, looks like maybe 7' ceilings with even lower beams, yuck. I have no idea what it would cost to have that trailer hauled to the dump, $1000 maybe? And yeah, I'd totally go with a proper septic setup.

genejockey 08-22-22 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619373)
Kills you.

22 people died in the flooding in Eastern Tennessee, and there are a lot of things that can really **** you up without killing you.

genejockey 08-22-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619387)
That place is really starting to grow on me. I'd want to totally scrap the living quarters they built in there, looks like maybe 7' ceilings with even lower beams, yuck. I have no idea what it would cost to have that trailer hauled to the dump, $1000 maybe? And yeah, I'd totally go with a proper septic setup.

Just make sure it's downslope from that well.

genejockey 08-22-22 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22619364)
I was thinking about a house, actually.

"has the attached deteriorated 5th wheel"
"Homemade septic system"

I was looking at a house in the same county where I grew up. The house itself had almost certainly been built by the same builder who built The Ancestral Home. It looked to have been build off the same basic blueprint, with a few modifications. I obsessed over it for a couple weeks. A couple things put me off of it - apart from it being (then) 8 years before I planned to retire - the heat was oil, the water was from a well, and the sewer was a septic system. That's a little more owner responsibility than I want to undertake in my 70s.

datlas 08-22-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619340)
You'll be dead long before the climate changes enough to get you.

Truth. There is a difference between "weather" and "climate" which is often lost on the masses.

Mojo31 08-22-22 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619392)
22 people died in the flooding in Eastern Tennessee, and there are a lot of things that can really **** you up without killing you.

There have been things that can kill you or F you up for as long as we've been alive. Flooding has been around forever. Same with fire, tornadoes, hurricanes, massive snowfalls, etc., etc. People have been dying from that stuff for as long as you and I have been alive.

datlas 08-22-22 02:57 PM

Wow the real estate market in my area is not slowing down. I see a very modest home with 1500 square feet and on a very busy road and they are asking over 1/2 million for it.

:foo:

Mojo31 08-22-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22619409)
Truth. There is a difference between "weather" and "climate" which is often lost on the masses.

Yes, that.

I'm a believer in the effect mankind has had on the climates of our world, but it has been going on for a very long time. Carbon emissions is not a new thing, and our current emissions, while not helping the big picture, are not going to change our climate over night in a significant manner. That doesn't mean we shouldn't be more responsible than we've been in the past 100 years or so.

There have been lots of climate changes over the life of the planet. One such event wiped out the dinosaurs, but that took a very long time.

GJ and I will be gone long before the climate can kill us. Weather might, but so might illness, injury, accident, or many other things.

big john 08-22-22 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619340)
You'll be dead long before the climate changes enough to get you.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...mA&oe=63094B75

Mojo31 08-22-22 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22619423)
Wow the real estate market in my area is not slowing down. I see a very modest home with 1500 square feet and on a very busy road and they are asking over 1/2 million for it.

:foo:

That's Austin pricing! My kid paid $625+ for a 50 year old 1400' house.

big john 08-22-22 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619387)
That place is really starting to grow on me. I'd want to totally scrap the living quarters they built in there, looks like maybe 7' ceilings with even lower beams, yuck. I have no idea what it would cost to have that trailer hauled to the dump, $1000 maybe? And yeah, I'd totally go with a proper septic setup.

It also says cash only?


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