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    Depends - if you ID as spam and block, the...

    Depends - if you ID as spam and block, the sender's reputation will suffer and big mail operators like Gmail, Outlook.com etc. will start being stricter in how they spam check mail from that sender....
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    Well, I've had a stupidly high % in cash for a...

    Well, I've had a stupidly high % in cash for a stupidly long time, so I'm ready for that...I guess...
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    The neighbors behind us yell at their dog and...

    The neighbors behind us yell at their dog and their young kids a lot for doing normal dog / kid things. Like...they'll put the dog out in the yard by itself and after awhile it'll get bored / lonely...
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    Agreed, what else do you think is primed to...

    Agreed, what else do you think is primed to bounce back? How about airlines?
  5. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    [QUOTE=Ted Striker;6466490]Damn invisible...

    [QUOTE=Ted Striker;6466490]Damn invisible forcefield!

    Do you have really clean glass, or is there an invisible fence-type thing going on? Or just a really good dog?
  6. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Yeah, new shelter dog and we were still in the...

    Yeah, new shelter dog and we were still in the "getting to know you" phase. Training is happening now, but in this particular case, she was probably chasing a squirrel, and I don't think we're going...
  7. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    OK, here's one for you. Our new shelter dog got...

    OK, here's one for you. Our new shelter dog got excited on a walk and dragged my wife up a driveway and past a parked car. It was a tight squeeze and she bumped the car's side mirror and took it off....
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    I spent a summer at Middlebury getting my ass...

    I spent a summer at Middlebury getting my ass kicked in the summer language programs back in the 90s. Lots of nice country roads for running around there, and I recall there was climbing a short...
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    I haven't done any looking out there, but we're...

    I haven't done any looking out there, but we're definitely seeing that in Bellingham: houses hit the market on Wednesday and have offer review dates on Monday.
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    Despite the great advice we've gotten on this...

    Despite the great advice we've gotten on this front, we sometimes feel a little desperate ourselves, but not _that_ desperate. That house was messed up.
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    Oh yeah, totally agree. My comment was more along...

    Oh yeah, totally agree. My comment was more along the lines of "who the hell was in a hurry to jump on that pile of bad decisions?"
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    Went pending after 5 days...time to admit I have...

    Went pending after 5 days...time to admit I have no idea what's going on with this housing market
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    Look at Williams College, they're a D3 school,...

    Look at Williams College, they're a D3 school, but they spend a lot on athletics. We competed against them, and they had a bunch of kids on their track and XC teams that were probably on the cusp of...
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    Haha, what a diplomat. Ceiling accent panels...

    Haha, what a diplomat. Ceiling accent panels indeed.
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    Wow, another winner. I didn't get past the flood...

    Wow, another winner. I didn't get past the flood number on that one: 6/10.
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    We've looked at a few houses with glitter popcorn...

    We've looked at a few houses with glitter popcorn ceilings, which I think is kind of fabulous. Water damage makes it a lot less appealing though. Seems the best practice is to just cover it with 1/4"...
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    There it is officer, there's the house that hurt...

    There it is officer, there's the house that hurt me.

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham/1439-Lahti-Dr-98226/home/15812749

    This house is so full of WTF. We've seen some other houses in this...
  18. Make a bunch of excuses to stall them - car had a...

    Make a bunch of excuses to stall them - car had a flat tire, ran out of gas on the way to FedEx, etc. then after a week or so when they're getting really irritated ship them an empty box and tell...
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    FWIW, I'm pretty sure it's not fir. It does look...

    FWIW, I'm pretty sure it's not fir. It does look a lot like the old oak floors in our house, but I haven't seen a lot of pine floors to compare it to. Probably doesn't matter too much as long as the...
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    Me too, I closed out in the black, but definitely...

    Me too, I closed out in the black, but definitely missed the peak.
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    I love getting to kibbitz on other people's...

    I love getting to kibbitz on other people's projects (and not doing any of the work myself).
    What flooring is in the rooms to be remodeled? Is there going to be a floor height difference that...
  22. This is a nit, but the survey title shows as...

    This is a nit, but the survey title shows as "English 1A Research Survey". I think that may turn some people off...it's one thing to answer a survey with this content for a sociology or psych course,...
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    On the bright side, it might flood, which should...

    On the bright side, it might flood, which should make cleanup easier
  24. Thread: cool homes

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    This one's downright affordable, as these things...

    This one's downright affordable, as these things go:
    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham/340-Cove-Rd-98229/home/15836709

    393380
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    Boobs have gotten bigger since you were a kid!...

    Boobs have gotten bigger since you were a kid! Arms too, I guess
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    Yeah TBF, I have only ever had a handful of male...

    Yeah TBF, I have only ever had a handful of male dental hygienists - all in the same office, owned by a female dentist. :) Other than that, they've all been women.
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    2010 sounds better than 2006

    2010 sounds better than 2006
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    A friend of ours quit a journalism job and went...

    A friend of ours quit a journalism job and went to nursing school...must have been in his mid 30s at the time. All his study buddies were 20something young women, I remember thinking it sounded like...
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    You probably made that just from GME trades in...

    You probably made that just from GME trades in the last year, right? Ever considered running a fund and letting mags invest? How illegal would that be?
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the harem of dental...

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the harem of dental hygienists and receptionists. It's just...surely there's a less creepy way to approach this.
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    I recognize this may be triggering for many here,...

    I recognize this may be triggering for many here, but WTF is wrong with orthodontists? I don't want anything to do with you and your creepy harem of sisterwives or whatever they are, and definitely...
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    Won't a hurricane or tropical storm take it apart...

    Won't a hurricane or tropical storm take it apart way sooner than that? Why not just use a STR for the times you want to be down there?
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    Need more fingers and toes. Did they get some...

    Need more fingers and toes. Did they get some property with that, or is it just a zero lot line McMansion on a 10k sq ft lot?
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    Good to know! I see a house hit Redfin today that...

    Good to know! I see a house hit Redfin today that looks like it's on the edge of the flood zone (1206 Grant St.)...gonna be a hard sell.
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    Cool! How'd it turn out? Is he still living there?

    Cool! How'd it turn out? Is he still living there?
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    We've been mindful of the "Flood Number" that...

    We've been mindful of the "Flood Number" that Redfin reports, but yeah, what's going on now is bringing that number to life. Pretty mixed feelings about trying to buy up there given that some people...
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    I bought a little bit out of my mad money....

    I bought a little bit out of my mad money. Doubling my buy-in is in sight, I should probably sell half if that happens and let the rest ride - agree the valuation has no basis in reality.
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    Is "drink tea" a euphemism I'm not familiar with?

    Is "drink tea" a euphemism I'm not familiar with?
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    But mah 2nd amendment!

    But mah 2nd amendment!
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    I have some recent experience with this...if...

    I have some recent experience with this...if you're getting an adult dog as opposed to a puppy, regardless of the source, take them for a practice walk someplace where they'll see walkers, runners,...
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    Ha! Seriously, that sounds amazing. Roping by...

    Ha! Seriously, that sounds amazing. Roping by day, ragtime by night
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    Damn, I just looked at Ellensburg listings, I'm...

    Damn, I just looked at Ellensburg listings, I'm sold, but Mrs. PDX is not - think the town is a little on the smaller side than what she had in mind. We'll see.
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    Not sure exactly what's going on - it seems they...

    Not sure exactly what's going on - it seems they discontinued it. I saw a mention that they couldn't get parts, but I'm not sure if that's incidental or the reason for discontinuing. Mrs. PDX says we...
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    This is probably a dumb question, but...which...

    This is probably a dumb question, but...which peninsula? I've kicked the tires on Bainbridge / Bremerton, and haven't conclusively ruled them out. Are those the areas you were talking about?



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    It's about 90 minutes from my place to Meadows as...

    It's about 90 minutes from my place to Meadows as long as you get out early and there's no wrecks or ice. The drive to Baker is less than that, no? Also, seems that Baker doesn't have the same...
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    The biggest trigger for the move is that I got a...

    The biggest trigger for the move is that I got a job in the Seattle metro last year right around the time the world was ending. Sometime in 2022, I'm going to need to actually start going to the...
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    Does anyone want to buy my brand new (still at...

    Does anyone want to buy my brand new (still at the factory) GoFast Superlite?

    Earlier this year, GoFast told me we could push delivery to summer of 2022, but today they emailed me to tell me to...
  48. Bears repeating. $2M free and clear, and they...

    Bears repeating. $2M free and clear, and they wound up $400k in debt. ???
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    Look out! You might be on the hook for child...

    Look out! You might be on the hook for child support
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    Meanwhile, in Bellingham, we had another swing...

    Meanwhile, in Bellingham, we had another swing and a miss in our long-running attempt to buy a house there; we lost to a cash offer that was in the neighborhood of 12% over asking. But hey, on the...
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