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Old 07-06-22, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
This is California. We don't do basements.
Bummer. We have one and could consider moving down there if it becomes necessary.
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Bummer. We have one and could consider moving down there if it becomes necessary.
I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and Dad's had a tendency to flood, plus it was haunted by the ghost of a snapping turtle.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and Dad's had a tendency to flood, plus it was haunted by the ghost of a snapping turtle.
It is nice. It’s cool in summer, reasonably warm in winter, has a bathroom with a stall shower, and lots of space. Our house is on a rise so never any flooding. The only downside is minimal natural light.
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While I didn't get the dusty pink cardigan, you'll all be thrilled to know that my wife and I stumbled upon a crazy sale at J Crew - a bunch of stuff was $5. Like, a lot of stuff.

I got two (!!!) different pink shorts (one light pink, the other coral), and two lightweight knit hoodies ($90 each, regular price). Total retail for our items was $600+. We paid ~$57 with tax
When we were down there in April we had a similar experience on warm clothes for the kids
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The price tags for the rubbed salmon filets at the Whole Foods near my NJ office read “CONTAINS FISH”.
Reassuring.
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We had a good ride. 5 of us ended up with around 50 miles and I don't know the gain, I forgot to ask. We started with miles of bike path.
This bike path looks smooth! Where is it? OC bike paths are smooth when flat but have deliberately rough rollers to slow people (e.g., me with my meagre power) down.
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It is nice. It’s cool in summer, reasonably warm in winter, has a bathroom with a stall shower, and lots of space. Our house is on a rise so never any flooding. The only downside is minimal natural light.
I could easily live in our basement. Like yours, it has all of the amenities for living like bedroom, full bath, large tv, computer, refrigerator, and espresso machine.
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I could easily live in our basement. Like yours, it has all of the amenities for living like bedroom, full bath, large tv, computer, refrigerator, and espresso machine.
Could do the same upstairs since we have no basement. There is no kitchen up there though.
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Thanks for giving the rest of us a chance. So far, so good.

I do what I can. Not sure what’s worse, riding in the rain or riding in the humidity here. Both leave you wet in places I didn’t know could get wet.
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Coffee stop on todays ride. I would have gotten a picture of the coffee, but Whyfi finished his while my ice coffee didn’t fill itself.

There’s a story there but not worth telling.
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Coffee stop on todays ride. I would have gotten a picture of the coffee, but Whyfi finished his while my ice coffee didn’t fill itself.

There’s a story there but not worth telling.
My coffee stop today. No coffee pics here either. I drank hot coffee like a man, however.


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Reassuring.
Indeed. What if it had said, "Does Not Contain Fish"?
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My basement is the pits, it's the one thing I hate the most about this house. After near flood damage from hurricanes Irene and Ida, it now gets wet from just mild showers. Like last night for example.

On top of that it's too short for me to fully stand up in, so back pain is inevitable if I have to be in there more than a couple minutes. In the warm weather have to constantly run the dehumidifier to keep the moisture level and spiders down. Did I mention I hate this basement?
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This is California. We don't do basements.
Here in La La land they loosened the restrictions on converting garages to residential units and building second homes on lots where there was only one. Several second houses have sprung up near me and the noisy neighbor on one side is converting an old, tiny garage to a living unit.

One problem is parking. They already have 5 cars and these houses only have parking for 1 in the street and the driveways are narrow. The house next door to them has 6 cars, the one across has 5.
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My coffee stop today. No coffee pics here either. I drank hot coffee like a man, however.




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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
This bike path looks smooth! Where is it? OC bike paths are smooth when flat but have deliberately rough rollers to slow people (e.g., me with my meagre power) down.
Santa Clarita. There is a network of paths which you can use to get around the area. The best I've ever seen. You can spin around for hours without dealing with cars and it's usually free of knuckleheads.

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Here in La La land they loosened the restrictions on converting garages to residential units and building second homes on lots where there was only one. Several second houses have sprung up near me and the noisy neighbor on one side is converting an old, tiny garage to a living unit.

One problem is parking. They already have 5 cars and these houses only have parking for 1 in the street and the driveways are narrow. The house next door to them has 6 cars, the one across has 5.
There's an apartment complex in our Post-War development, with all the spaces that were needed for 1946, what with the complex being close to the commuter rail line and the shopping center, which had a Sears and a supermarket. SO nowadays that means all the streets around the complex are parked solid all the time, and about half a block beyond it.
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Watching the recap of today's TdF stage on YouTube with auto-generated captions. Pre-wash Rutledge is apparently the leader of the Jumbo-Visma team.
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Watching the recap of today's TdF stage on YouTube with auto-generated captions. Pre-wash Rutledge is apparently the leader of the Jumbo-Visma team.
Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so you don't have to put all that effort into breaking them in.
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Santa Clarita. There is a network of paths which you can use to get around the area. The best I've ever seen. You can spin around for hours without dealing with cars and it's usually free of knuckleheads.
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What kind of plane is that?
1946 Piper J-3

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Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so you don't have to put all that effort into breaking them in.
While you're busy pre-washing Rutledges, I'm stuck over here with Today Piggy-char.
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While you're busy pre-washing Rutledges, I'm stuck over here with Today Piggy-char.
I was wondering how his name was pronounced.
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There's an apartment complex in our Post-War development, with all the spaces that were needed for 1946, what with the complex being close to the commuter rail line and the shopping center, which had a Sears and a supermarket. SO nowadays that means all the streets around the complex are parked solid all the time, and about half a block beyond it.
Mrs John parks in the street and rarely uses her car. When she does, someone might park in her spot so she has to park in the driveway behind my car sticking out into the street. The next street over they have resorted to parking perpendicular to the street.
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