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    You estimated 4-5 CY right? Can you mix, place...

    You estimated 4-5 CY right? Can you mix, place and finish 4-5 CY of bagged concrete at 4000 pounds/CY before it sets?

    You might be able to arrange for the pump contractor and concrete company...
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    The top one you can definitely source at Home...

    The top one you can definitely source at Home Depot off the shelf.

    I know because I flashed a deck ledger that way a few years ago.

    Might need to talk to an actual lumber yard for the lower...
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    If the provider called and knew my profile and...

    If the provider called and knew my profile and said come and get a shot I would get the shot.

    I’m speaking to the “I could slightly fudge my age and get a shot” or some other similar lie group.
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    You can make whatever rationalization you want...

    You can make whatever rationalization you want about get the shot before your cohort is opened up.

    I have certain principles and in this case it’s not worth breaking them to queue jump. YMMV.
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    j We don’t seem to have that issue here. ...

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    We don’t seem to have that issue here.

    Root waiting may have been what made it easy for my non computer using MIL get a shot. No way she could navigate anything more challenging than a phone...
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    Ive known about an easy work around to get a shot...

    Ive known about an easy work around to get a shot for a few months now and know of people who have exploited it.

    I can’t justify to myself getting in line before my number is called.

    There is...
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    Hire someone to place the concrete with a line...

    Hire someone to place the concrete with a line pump.
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    What are the chances there is a piece of rebar...

    What are the chances there is a piece of rebar embedded in the concrete that extends into the middle of the log?

    Iím guessing one of the keys with the Simpson retrofit is using an epoxy anchor...
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    Job changes last fall was great. Much lower...

    Job changes last fall was great. Much lower stress. Hopefully stays about 50% WFH.

    Kids have stayed in daycare throughout but fewer hours than they will once we go back to the office. I think this...
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    Not listening to my wife complain about being...

    Not listening to my wife complain about being cold is worth alot of vacations.
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    I donít know about AC needs, maybe. Iíve never...

    I donít know about AC needs, maybe. Iíve never found baseboard or wall heat to be particularly good at distributing heat or for overall comfort so that is part of the motivation.

    I realize...
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    $200 iPhone FLIR camera. Thatís amazing. The...

    $200 iPhone FLIR camera. Thatís amazing.

    The technology makes sense to me, they have been doing duct sealing for a long time this way AFAIK. ROI is probably way higher on the attic sealing and DIY...
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    Good idea on OR energy trust. Yeah, itís a...

    Good idea on OR energy trust.

    Yeah, itís a commercial. The guy running that channel is shooting for a passive house rating so his goals are way different than mine would be. Iíd be looking to...
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    Iím exploring doing this after I buy and before...

    Iím exploring doing this after I buy and before we move our possessions in.

    Sort of like painting, some things are so much easier in an empty house.
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    Here is a commercial: ...

    Here is a commercial:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYugiSwWoPk


    Skip to about 8:00 for the blower door results. Supposedly cut the ACH50 down by 10x.

    They discuss the application to...
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    So we are house shopping. Lots of the houses are...

    So we are house shopping. Lots of the houses are older in my price range and where I am the seller must have an energy audit performed that lays out what the current performance of the house is and...
  17. Thread: Trucks.

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    Halfway competent operator will just fill one...

    Halfway competent operator will just fill one side of the bucket if it is longer than your truck bed.

    Most places that sell direct to customers use a smaller loader anyways.

    And yes, if you get...
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    Streaming services

    There are now a multitude of streaming services available to choose from. Off the top of my head, Paramount +, HBO max, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon, Hulu.

    These services all cost $6/month or more...
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    No one said that.

    No one said that.
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    Iím not talking about ski towns. And yes, at...

    Iím not talking about ski towns.

    And yes, at least where I am suburbia is a hot market with multiple offers. People are leaving the city core for larger lots and houses.

    I sold a house in a...
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    Same in Oregon. You detail price, earnest money...

    Same in Oregon. You detail price, earnest money and amount down.
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    Iím not disputing the logic but... I doubt...

    Iím not disputing the logic but...

    I doubt sellers are going to bite on an offer for a house right now with 5% down when they likely have the same or better offer with closer to 20% down or all...
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    Are CA RE prices going to continue appreciating...

    Are CA RE prices going to continue appreciating at that rate? If you can't afford a $1MM house in CA you don't have any other choice than to rent I assume. And if you can't afford CA real estate...
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    Whenever I read a glademaster post I'm reminded...

    Whenever I read a glademaster post I'm reminded of Kate Tempest lyrics:

    It's big business baby and its smile is hideous
    Top down violence, structural viciousness
    Your kids are doped up on...
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    You should definitely buy the cheapest house that...

    You should definitely buy the cheapest house that will suit your needs as an unmarried (I assume this is the case still) person. You are in the perfect position to buy something run down and put...
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    Right, what Iím asking is what triggers an...

    Right, what Iím asking is what triggers an increase in supply? Rates have crept up a little but are still historically low.

    Foreclosures coming online after foreclosure bans are over, people...
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    What triggers a slow down or reversal in prices? ...

    What triggers a slow down or reversal in prices?

    I could see changes in pay structures and institution of locality pay dropping wages for people who have moved out of VHCOL areas and are WFH full...
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    There are probably people who have some form of...

    There are probably people who have some form of PTSD from this experience. It would have been smart for United to offer some sort of critical stress counseling if they haven't already.
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    Thanks. About all I do on my circa 2013 laptop...

    Thanks.

    About all I do on my circa 2013 laptop these days is run TurboTax and LibreOffice. All browsing, etc is on a phone or tablet.

    Back to chrome books. How do those handle data? Are they...
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    Let me know if you know of any houses that are...

    Let me know if you know of any houses that are habitable that have sat for 2 months. Nothing around here lasts past Monday at noon.
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    Iíve anecdotally heard that they are pricing them...

    Iíve anecdotally heard that they are pricing them low expecting irrational buyers to bid up the price by 50-100k. Still need the house to appraise if financing is involved. Although there are people...
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    Anyone know of any resources helping technology...

    Anyone know of any resources helping technology challenged seniors get a vaccine appointment in Missoula, MT? Have some time myself, but would like some additional help if possible.

    MIL needs to...
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    We have looked at quite a few homes that are...

    We have looked at quite a few homes that are definitely in the boomer cashing out category.


    Some one earlier also pointed out that we also missed out on years of new home construction due to...
  34. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    Iím just anti dumb shit thinking that puts...

    Iím just anti dumb shit thinking that puts hunting wolves at one end of the spectrum and depopulation of the West and billions of dollars in habitat restoration at the other end in a black and white...
  35. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    I mean you are the one suggesting that if we...

    I mean you are the one suggesting that if we donít shoot them we have to spend trillions to restore habitat and reduce the human population.

    My only point is that there is a huge range of...
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    There are some good alternative ways to manage...

    There are some good alternative ways to manage wolf populations suggested in the last few posts that donít involve hunting wolves.

    Habitat modifications or reductions.

    Management of food...
  37. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    Thatís my point. Their population would self...

    Thatís my point. Their population would self regulate if left alone, we just wouldnít like the results necessarily.

    Not killing wolves doesnít mean you have to spend billions (trillions?)...
  38. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    Really? You donít think wolf populations could...

    Really? You donít think wolf populations could naturally reach some sort of balance with the existing ecosystem (including the human built environment) unless we kill them?

    FWIW - I think managed...
  39. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    Yeah, ok, thatís what we are talking about here,...

    Yeah, ok, thatís what we are talking about here, sure.
  40. Thread: Wolves are rad.

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    You are really undermining your credibility there...

    You are really undermining your credibility there buddy.
  41. This is a little over dramatic donít you think?...

    This is a little over dramatic donít you think? $15/hr is $31,200 per year of full time work, which isnít exactly living large.

    Iíd also add that Iíll be happy to debate the definition of a...
  42. Yeah, the point of a livable wage (anywhere, not...

    Yeah, the point of a livable wage (anywhere, not just in ski towns) isnít so that people can buy houses, itís so that they can afford housing of some sort while also being able to cover the rest of...
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    RTFA. ď Wisconsin politicians were not in...

    RTFA.

    ď Wisconsin politicians were not in favor of the February hunting and trapping season, but the state lost a lawsuit and appeal launched by Hunter Nation, a Kansas-based hunterís rights...
  44. Income inequality is the real issue. There are a...

    Income inequality is the real issue. There are a bunch of people at the bottom of the income ladder who are straight up being exploited and should be paid significantly more than they are currently. ...
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    People that build multi-page tables of data in...

    People that build multi-page tables of data in word documents. What is wrong with these people? Do they not know how to format a table in excel for printing, do they hate everyone that might use the...
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    You seem new here. Please donít think that you...

    You seem new here. Please donít think that you are arguing with someone who operates in good faith and do us all a favor and stop quoting the posts.
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    First, these books havenít been banned, they are...

    First, these books havenít been banned, they are just no longer in print like many, many other books.

    Second, call me a little suspicious that the right, home of the Christian Right who has spent...
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    Iím just sitting here wondering where my $1400...

    Iím just sitting here wondering where my $1400 per week extra check from the government is.
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    The answer to your question is yes. Most...

    The answer to your question is yes. Most definitely yes.
  50. So, who is going to bite on that juicy worm?

    So, who is going to bite on that juicy worm?
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