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    That makes sense to me. I was in Bellingham for...

    That makes sense to me. I was in Bellingham for the month of June and caught the end of the wet season in the first week or so. I'm 99% road, 1% MTB, so I'm sure others here have higher tolerance /...
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    That particular example was especially egregious,...

    That particular example was especially egregious, but Fox is far from being the only media outlet that uses that language when covering collisions. The tool is not the agent - as your buds in the NRA...
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    So? Not sure what point you're making.

    So? Not sure what point you're making.
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    I hear that, lots of sticker shock when looking...

    I hear that, lots of sticker shock when looking at Bellingham housing these days, including our RE agent. But isn't it always ridiculously high? I'm pretty sure that most of the houses in my...
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    Spotted this shit from the car over the weekend...

    Spotted this shit from the car over the weekend and pulled over because I thought I might be able to reunite it with the owner. When I got up to it, I realized it's missing the downtube...ouch. I...
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    I saw that article, and the way they kept talking...

    I saw that article, and the way they kept talking about "the pickup truck" hitting a bunch of cyclists pissed me off. How do they cover a stabbing? "A butcher knife stabbed a recently-divorced woman...
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    I would eat that.

    I would eat that.
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    Also potentially interested in Option 1. Do you...

    Also potentially interested in Option 1. Do you have an idea of what you might charge?
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    That's a nice chart, really tells a story

    That's a nice chart, really tells a story
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    Thanks for the kind words, mags. It is tough, but...

    Thanks for the kind words, mags. It is tough, but we knew it would be - we're reluctant to go too far out on a financial limb, but we seem to be competing against people who don't have those...
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    A swing and a miss, seems we were outbid. I'll...

    A swing and a miss, seems we were outbid. I'll make myself a drink and send this thread to the new owners so they can read up on their roof / foundation issues.
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    When I was in middle school, our golden retriever...

    When I was in middle school, our golden retriever brought home a Penthouse. Basically gold for a middle schooler, given this was pre-Internet days and the next-raciest media available was the JC...
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    I used to have hobbies, then I bought a 1913...

    I used to have hobbies, then I bought a 1913 house and got projects instead :D
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    Many thanks for everyone's collective wisdom. We...

    Many thanks for everyone's collective wisdom. We bit the bullet and made an offer, should have word in the next few days. I'll let you know how it goes; it's a good excuse for drinks either way,...
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    Probably not. There are other water stains in the...

    Probably not. There are other water stains in the basement, and they disclosed some leaking in another area.



    Thanks, there may be a little bulge, but no obvious rotation out of plumb.
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    Not to our knowledge, and no water marks /...

    Not to our knowledge, and no water marks / stains. It's been pretty dry lately though, so hard to say conclusively. Improving the grading on this side of the house would be a high priority.


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    I'm worried you guys will get wind that these...

    I'm worried you guys will get wind that these questions aren't strictly hypothetical, but as best as I can make it out, maybe 7 valleys, no chimney (it was removed), two skylights. Pitch is...IDK,...
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    How would you feel if you hypothetically saw this...

    How would you feel if you hypothetically saw this in the foundation of a 1914 house, and a home inspector (hypothetically) said "Inspector noted cracking and movement at the North foundation wall....
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    I wouldn't say that, but I would like the...

    I wouldn't say that, but I would like the neighbors to be willing to talk to me
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    Does anyone know what it might cost to put on a...

    Does anyone know what it might cost to put on a new roof assuming about 1100 square feet, the decking doesn't need to be replaced, and we're removing old asphalt shingles and replacing with new ones?...
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    Maybe not quite what you're looking for, but my...

    Maybe not quite what you're looking for, but my Orage Alaskan jacket has a built-in phone leash: a rubber strap that goes around the phone and is tethered to a strap in a jacket pocket.
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    I believe that I go out like a light, but that my...

    I believe that I go out like a light, but that my doggo is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Not quite sure how to reconcile the two ideas.
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    Let's not forget the drugs! Have been around...

    Let's not forget the drugs!

    Have been around some Reedies (an old employer hired a few interns from there), and they do tend to be rocket scientists, though I have the impression that the less...
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    Why are so many outerwear manufacturers making...

    Why are so many outerwear manufacturers making rain shells in black, gray, and navy? I'd like for drivers and hunters to be able to see me; if I wanted camo, I'd buy camo.

    From the Montbell US...
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    I'm looking for a new rain jacket and too many...

    I'm looking for a new rain jacket and too many manufacturers are giving me a choice of black, grey or navy. If I wanted motorists and hunters to not see me, there are plenty of camo jackets out...
  26. yeah, I got a tour of the 98118 from OP. Standup...

    yeah, I got a tour of the 98118 from OP. Standup guy and definitely not a girl / not living in Bellingham.
  27. Thread: Collegge

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    Yeah, I think this is the way to go. Tell them...

    Yeah, I think this is the way to go. Tell them about your old roomie and make a baseless suggestion he might also wind up needing to find a new room, with the implicit suggestion that it's you or him.
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    Also, the asking price for that place is bonkers....

    Also, the asking price for that place is bonkers. Unless they get what they're asking, in which case I'll be abandoning all hope of moving up there and staying here in PDX the rest of my life.
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    Oooh, you just know their agent tried to persuade...

    Oooh, you just know their agent tried to persuade them to hire stagers and they were like "what do you mean? Our furniture is lovely!"
    ...
  30. Thread: Peloton Group

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    Thanks! All good info. I already have a Suito...

    Thanks! All good info. I already have a Suito smart trainer, but based on this, I'll have my wife check out the Peloton app on her existing dumb trainer before we get a dedicated stationary bike,...
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    I was in the midst of transferring some cash into...

    I was in the midst of transferring some cash into the market, but hadn't actually started yet, so my guess is we're safe. Once I move the cash into the market, hold on to your seats.
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    RTFA? Sir, this is a Wendy's. My bad, I...

    RTFA? Sir, this is a Wendy's.

    My bad, I skimmed, but not well enough, clearly.
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    Yeah, but I'm going to guess that % has tripled...

    Yeah, but I'm going to guess that % has tripled or quadrupled during the pandemic. Definitely enough to screw up local RE markets even if it's a minority of workers.
  34. Thread: Peloton Group

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    I'm realizing I don't know shit about Peloton....

    I'm realizing I don't know shit about Peloton. What's the difference between a Peloton bike and any other stationary bike? Cause yeah, if it's cheaper to use the app on some other stationary bike,...
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    No range hood.

    No range hood.
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    I think there's plenty of reasonable positions /...

    I think there's plenty of reasonable positions / policies between "the current economic / social system is bad for 95% of Americans" and "central planning for all!". Hard for bottom up change to take...
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    Now you have my attention

    Now you have my attention
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    I'm curious to hear people's thoughts as well -...

    I'm curious to hear people's thoughts as well - I'm happy with Zwift, but my wife is pretty interested in getting a Peloton, and it would be a PITA to keep swapping bikes on my smart trainer anyway....
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    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/09/17/contractor-...

    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/09/17/contractor-sledgehammer-tile-destroyed-colorado-springs/

    I was all ready to tar and feather the homeowner until I saw some photos of the work that are...
  40. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    I just spent the last week dogsitting /...

    I just spent the last week dogsitting / housesitting for another dog named Utah, a Catahoula leopard mix our friends adopted from the Beehive State over the winter. She's a chewer, and they found out...
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    Posted a week ago as a 15,000 square foot double...

    Posted a week ago as a 15,000 square foot double lot; this morning the empty lot was listed for sale separately and the original listing now states it's a 7,500 sq ft lot (but the same asking price):...
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    Damn, Safety Meeting IPA is taken. Pow Freak...

    Damn, Safety Meeting IPA is taken.

    Pow Freak IPA
    Ice Coast IPA
  43. Woops, my bad. I thought "tempo" meant Z2. Maybe...

    Woops, my bad. I thought "tempo" meant Z2. Maybe I'm just lazy when I ride outside.
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    Thanks Dee! Looking forward to another great...

    Thanks Dee! Looking forward to another great season of strategically losing connection just before we climb the big hill.
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    I'm probably interested in an occasional tempo ride, let's chat once the weather has gotten shittier.
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    You must have been a damn nerd, we used 'em to weigh pot nugs
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    Took this one awhile back. I'm not into the whole...

    Took this one awhile back. I'm not into the whole Rapha thing, but I have to admit this is funny.

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    Ditto, have hopped on a loaner, but never owned...

    Ditto, have hopped on a loaner, but never owned one. I like Ill-advised's approach to his build a lot.
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  50. Yeah, I just assumed the killing of wife and son...

    Yeah, I just assumed the killing of wife and son were a reprisal for the drunken boating death.
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