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Old 06-20-23, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
LSS is headed on an excursion to Antarctica in February and paid extra for a ride in a submarine. I asked her to skip it if it looks dodgy.
Even if non-dodgy. I'd not wanna go beyond 1 metre deep It's just not worth it.
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Old 06-20-23, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Alberta, to be more specific.
So remind me again, which ocean is Alberta on? I can't seem to find it on my maps. Must be the same one that Beach North Dakota is on...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Even if non-dodgy. I'd not wanna go beyond 1 metre deep It's just not worth it.
Not my cup of tea either.
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Old 06-21-23, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Most of 'em don't even know French.
Heh. I was looking at the photo on my phone and thought it was some sort of peanut brittle aith caramel. On my computer monitor I now see that it's poutine.
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Old 06-21-23, 05:47 AM
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Hey VV, finally found a pic -- admittedly crummy -- of our place in N.B. Gives an idea, anyway. We'll be passing through your area (Kingston) next Monday night on our way out to the east coast.


Lovely house. Must be a joy to heat!
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Old 06-21-23, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Even if non-dodgy. I'd not wanna go beyond 1 metre deep It's just not worth it.
I've been in the subs that tour the reefs in the Cayman Islands. Have been as deep as 120 feet.

Of course, that's nothing like Titanic depths.
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Old 06-21-23, 06:26 AM
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Lovely house. Must be a joy to heat!
why do you say that?
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Old 06-21-23, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
why do you say that?
Experience

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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
So remind me again, which ocean is Alberta on? I can't seem to find it on my maps. Must be the same one that Beach North Dakota is on...
The west coast one.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1
Hey VV, finally found a pic -- admittedly crummy -- of our place in N.B. Gives an idea, anyway. We'll be passing through your area (Kingston) next Monday night on our way out to the east coast.


Nice. Alas, I think I’m returning to the quasi north on Sunday.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
House inspection went well; the only thing they need is the HVAC serviced. Should be able to get that scheduled tomorrow and then it's full speed ahead.
Is that the .9 acre house? Cool.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Total, not each way? Not bad.
The days of 325 each way are gone. In my younger days I’ve been known to do 800 miles in a sitting.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
LSS is headed on an excursion to Antarctica in February and paid extra for a ride in a submarine. I asked her to skip it if it looks dodgy.
She might think thrice about the submarine adventure now. They couldn’t pay me . . .

The thing about these adventure tours is that they’re in it to make money, and they’ll cut corners and make compromises in safety just to keep THEIR dream of making riches alive. They’ll tell you they have all the bases covered but there is always a weakness somewhere in the setup.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
She might think thrice about the submarine adventure now. They couldn’t pay me . . .

The thing about these adventure tours is that they’re in it to make money, and they’ll cut corners and make compromises in safety just to keep THEIR dream of making riches alive. They’ll tell you they have all the bases covered but there is always a weakness somewhere in the setup.
So how much insurance should I take out on her?
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
So remind me again, which ocean is Alberta on? I can't seem to find it on my maps. Must be the same one that Beach North Dakota is on...
The North Coast, right?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Is that the .9 acre house? Cool.
I believe it's the one in Austin that he's selling.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
So how much insurance should I take out on her?
All of it.
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Old 06-21-23, 07:44 AM
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Old 06-21-23, 07:51 AM
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Well apparently the Canadians heard banging sounds but aren’t able to confirm what it is. It’s a bit of hope, but not much.

You couldn’t pay me to get on a sub. I was in a cutaway section of one in a museum and it gave me the heebie jeebies. My wife’s grandfather was on a sub in the South Pacific towards the end of WW2 and I have no idea how he did it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
All of it.
Don't want to be too obvious. There may be questions.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nice. Alas, I think I’m returning to the quasi north on Sunday.
Farming done for now?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Don't want to be too obvious. There may be questions.
A friend of mine took out a $6 million life policy on his father-in-law (they were business partners) some time ago. The FIL is still alive and in his late-90s. My friend told me recently that he is about to the break even point on the premiums versus benefits.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Lovely house. Must be a joy to heat!
It is quite the place, especially the setting, but heating is another matter entirely. Other than what is afforded by the construction, no insulation to speak of. House is pretty much original (built 1884-6) -- Mrs. Badger's passion and the main reason she purchased it back in the late '80s. She is the third owner. Since around the '30s or so it has been used exclusively as a 'summer' home.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
My uncle had a 6-foot wide snow plow to pull behind his tractor. Better than you snow shovel DougRNS
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Old 06-21-23, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Is that the .9 acre house? Cool.
Oh no, not buying yet. Want to see the house ACTUALLY CLOSE first. Stupid HVAC still hanging out. Won't look at anything until we're back from Zurich, and plan A would still be renting for a year but the rental stock is terrible right now compared to a month or two ago. No going near students, and if rent for a decent place is $5k might as well buy...
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