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    Congrats Harry!

    Congrats Harry!
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    That would be great. I'm down for a ghee ski day.

    That would be great. I'm down for a ghee ski day.
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    I'm not suggesting trying to time the market, but...

    I'm not suggesting trying to time the market, but if it was possible it would be great to sell out during low rates and buy back during high rates assuming monthly payments stay the same. You'd keep...
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    I have friends that just moved to Boise from PDX....

    I have friends that just moved to Boise from PDX. They found a nice SFH up against the mountains within city limits for $500k. They were house shopping for a total of one weekend and avoided bidding...
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    I've posted in a couple threads about this topic,...

    I've posted in a couple threads about this topic, so apologies if anyone has seen these stories elsewhere.

    Shit's wild even outside typically shitty jobs. My GF worked in a government finance role...
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    I sure hope so! You ever ski the Ghee or am I...

    I sure hope so! You ever ski the Ghee or am I going to have to make a pilgrimage to the village this season?
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    Checking in from Teton Valley. Things appear...

    Checking in from Teton Valley.

    Things appear to be slowing a bit here. Average days on market is up significantly and shitty inventory at ridiculously inflated pricing is still trickling onto the...
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    +1

    +1
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    Lol, the first step of woodworking for me is...

    Lol, the first step of woodworking for me is always to clean the garage.

    I swept and squeegeed it to clean up all of last winter's crud just in time for snow to start falling again.
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    He's an orthopedic surgeon now. (for real) ...

    He's an orthopedic surgeon now. (for real)

    Congrats on the commission and the PA graduation! It's been really amazing to see this thread update over the years.
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    I'd guess they are Bay Area and SoCal transplants...

    I'd guess they are Bay Area and SoCal transplants wanting Nevada tax residency and easy access to Tahoe.

    PWC just went perma remote for almost all thier US employees-...
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    I've been on a kick about wanting more house...

    I've been on a kick about wanting more house plants in advance of the winter, so I whipped up a quick design and built two new plant stands custom sized to the windows in my living room and kitchen....
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    ^for context, this particular Peace Corps...

    ^for context, this particular Peace Corps volunteer was a 1960s era volunteer.

    I'd be interested to hear your sister's take as well.

    My longtime climbing partner and I helped that Peace Corps...
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    I watched RoadRunner last night (new Bourdain...

    I watched RoadRunner last night (new Bourdain documentary).

    It's really fucking good. Worth the $15 on Amazon or Youtube or wherever you watch movies. God damn I miss Bourdain.
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    Thanks for this- I just got The Wizard and the...

    Thanks for this- I just got The Wizard and the Prophet on audible. I've been looking for a book that contrasts the industrialization of food with the environmental movement.

    Years ago I met the...
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    I haven't found one yet. I did look at the county...

    I haven't found one yet. I did look at the county ArcGIS before buying here in ID to make sure I wasn't in a 100 or 500 or 1000 year flood plane.

    Somehow I was able to read the article without a...
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    Get ready for insurance refugees to invade...

    Get ready for insurance refugees to invade non-coastal, non-flood prone areas.

    "On Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will incorporate climate risk into the cost of flood insurance...
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    Meant to link to these as my favorite-...

    Meant to link to these as my favorite- https://www.pearlizumi.com/products/mens-cargo-bib-liner-short-19111908
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    Check out liner bibs. They are way more...

    Check out liner bibs. They are way more comfortable IMHO. You never feel like there is a gap between your shirt and your shorts, and a hip pack can't push down on bibs.

    I tried a few different...
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    I've got an order in for a Pivot 15 setup. Going...

    I've got an order in for a Pivot 15 setup. Going to toss them on some Moment Wildcats. Stoked to have a CAST setup this year.
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    Right on J. I thought about you while reading...

    Right on J. I thought about you while reading that quote.
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    Has anyone posted this Carl Sagan quote yet? ...

    Has anyone posted this Carl Sagan quote yet?

    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly...
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    Lol, that probably hit every square. Re:...

    Lol, that probably hit every square.

    Re: Evergrande this is a very interesting thread- https://twitter.com/INArteCarloDoss/status/1438944431734919175?s=09

    (Originally retweeted by Michael...
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    Man I hope we don't get another dovish fed chair.

    Man I hope we don't get another dovish fed chair.
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    I agree with the sentiment that the US isn't...

    I agree with the sentiment that the US isn't competitive in the long run unless we can break out of our current 4 year political cycle.

    RE: China- There are apparently photos floating around on...
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    There's a pretty wide spectrum between regulatory...

    There's a pretty wide spectrum between regulatory capture and central planning. I'd say the US is currently somewhere around 75% of the way towards regulatory capture and China is somewhere around...
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    It's crazy how quickly things have changed. I...

    It's crazy how quickly things have changed. I spent time in China in 2015 and 2016 while figuring out a joint venture. It was peak white monkey jobs and crazy displays of wealth and anything goes so...
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    China seems to be in a secular shift away from...

    China seems to be in a secular shift away from unbridled capitalism. They made an example out of Jack Ma and several dozen other tech and education billionaires.

    They seem to be focused on turning...
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    Seems like as bad as things were, there were...

    Seems like as bad as things were, there were somewhat favorable conditions for lighting back burns around the neighborhoods in Meyers and Christmas Valley and there were enough resources to hold the...
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    Hmm, maybe you guys are right. Doing some back...

    Hmm, maybe you guys are right.

    Doing some back of the napkin math (only using waist width x length to make it easy)-

    A pair of 190 DW has 4256 cm2 of surface area. At 88.5 KG, that's 48cm2 of...
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    Yep, but ideally 105MM or wider.

    Yep, but ideally 105MM or wider.
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    I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but...

    I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but any chance for a women's triple camber DW clone?

    My GF is 5'5" and 120 lbs. She'd probably be looking for something in the 162-165 length. 174 just...
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    Any considerations for renting your place out so...

    Any considerations for renting your place out so that you have the option to come back?

    Good luck with the move!
  34. Gotta say, I've never understood these questions....

    Gotta say, I've never understood these questions. I have multiple return air ducts in the house that feed back to the air handler.
  35. Missed your question here and forgot to follow up...

    Missed your question here and forgot to follow up on the thread.

    Yes, I had central AC installed. I'm really glad to have found a good HVAC contractor out of the IF area. I ended up with a 16 SEER...
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    Seems like the Caldor Fire IMTs (two IMTs as far...

    Seems like the Caldor Fire IMTs (two IMTs as far as I know) and resources did a pretty amazing job keeping the fire out of Meyers and South Lake Tahoe.
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    I guess I just can't stand the idea of living in...

    I guess I just can't stand the idea of living in a world where I never know the difference between the DW and the WC.

    I picked up the last pair of 190 WC 118s from Skiburger.


    Also, vibes to...
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    The Caldor Fire has officially jumped to the east...

    The Caldor Fire has officially jumped to the east side of HWY 89, so it is on both sides of the drainage directly to the south of South Lake Tahoe. 20 MPH sustained S winds are forecast for this...
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    I flew over both the Dixie Fire and the Caldor...

    I flew over both the Dixie Fire and the Caldor Fire yesterday heading into and out of SFO.

    Here's the Dixie Fire. Note the multiple heads. The closer hot area is the south end of the fire. In the...
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    Believe it or not, most people in Seattle and SF...

    Believe it or not, most people in Seattle and SF don't ski or hike or MTB.

    There are a lot of people who grew up in the midwest, moved to the coasts for career reasons and enjoyed a...
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    My GF is from Michigan. She has friends that are...

    My GF is from Michigan. She has friends that are moving back from the west coast to MI to be close to family who have joked that it is nice to not worry about water. The Detroit Renaissance thing is...
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    Per the law, counties have the same power to...

    Per the law, counties have the same power to regulate numbers and health/safety considerations as municipalities. Bonner County (Sandpoint) already has some pretty strict regulations on their books...
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    Yeah, counties and municipalities can't outright...

    Yeah, counties and municipalities can't outright prohibit STRs in Idaho, but they can be regulated for health/safety or to "protect the integrity of residential neighborhoods". STRs can also be taxed...
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    The problem in Teton Valley is that there are not...

    The problem in Teton Valley is that there are not nice hotel rooms. We have a not so nice Super 8 in Driggs and Victor has a hotel that is a half step better.

    Targhee has a couple dozen hotel...
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    SFHs in Driggs seem to be appreciating at about...

    SFHs in Driggs seem to be appreciating at about 5% per month.

    This seems absolutely insane, but it would cost at least this much to build today so maybe it makes sense? Plus note the description-...
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    Sounds about right.

    Sounds about right.
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    If you think I'm laughing at people losing...

    If you think I'm laughing at people losing housing you're misunderstanding my post.

    There are things that could be done to help locals in desirable locations stay local. Like, for example,...
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    Good call- student visas probably shouldn't be...

    Good call- student visas probably shouldn't be enough to purchase real estate- permanent residency should be the bar.

    And yes to your other questions. It doesn't make sense for Canada or the US or...
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    Legal residency in the country seems like a good...

    Legal residency in the country seems like a good bar to set. The Cook Islands requires people to be legal residents of the Cook Islands in order to buy property. It's the only island nation I've been...
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    The BC government was complicit in helping...

    The BC government was complicit in helping Chinese organized criminals launder many billions of dollars into their real estate market through local casinos. They should have made it more difficult...
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