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Old 08-29-2011, 08:42 AM   #31
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Wait 'till they get older and realize that should have been $10 an hour. Let me glance into my crystal ball: "I foresee toilet papared trees in your yard in the near future."
they are rambunctious little girls. Their Mom would have made them do it for free, just to get them out of her hair after a weekend of being cooped up.

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The storm was overhyped as usual. Guess it keeps all those in the news media employed.
it was bad as it was, who wouldnt be grateful it did'nt reach its original forcast
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it was bad as it was, who wouldnt be grateful it did'nt reach its original forcast
I am very grateful that my neighborhood came out relatively unscathed.

Even though it 'was overhyped' it makes me mad when people say that. For people that will be without power for weeks, it seems a slap in the face.
Not to mention the four people died in my county when trees fell on their homes.
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Why is your heating system below the level of the floor? That looks like a catastrophe waiting to happen.

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High tide here is in 1 hour we are in the 'worst' of the storm.

Water intrusion has picked up pace again.

I took the cover off the well. Water level is a bit high for this time of year, but not notably risen.
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Why is your heating system below the level of the floor? That looks like a catastrophe waiting to happen.
It's a single pipe steam boiler. That's how they are done. Unless you want a bunch of pipes running around at knee level. It's raised up out of the pit several inches enough to allow a sump pump to keep it clear without water getting into the unit. Pretty standard installation for this type of system.
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it was bad as it was, who wouldnt be grateful it did'nt reach its original forcast

The problem is that responsible people want to know what the best estimate is, not what the local, on-scene, showboat reporter says. There are a lot of tornadoes in the spring in the South. The sirens sound anytime they think there is the possibility of a tornado forming. As a result, most people ignore the sirens. Weather reports, like so many other things, have gone from what used to be thoughtful predictions and advice to meaningless, dramatic performances. And then there's the government - everything is a looming disaster since Katrina.
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I got off easy. It looks like the Jolly Green Giant puked all over my yard. Leaves, shredded leaves, twigs, branches, a TON of acorns and ....... the weirdest thing....... CHESTNUTS!!! all over my lawn. I can't even spot the tree they would have come from. I know it sure isn't in my yard. Pretty funny actually.
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It's a single pipe steam boiler. That's how they are done. Unless you want a bunch of pipes running around at knee level. It's raised up out of the pit several inches enough to allow a sump pump to keep it clear without water getting into the unit. Pretty standard installation for this type of system.
Just a little off topic, but do you like it? I would not have anything else.
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Just a little off topic, but do you like it? I would not have anything else.
I love it. The biggest draw back is that it does not have a 'balanced' heat. But it heats a room up lickety-split so it rarely runs very long. On an average heating day it probably is only on for two-three hours. Once in the morning for an hour and then at night.

Paying for oil sucks. But energy costs.
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I love it. The biggest draw back is that it does not have a 'balanced' heat. But it heats a room up lickety-split so it rarely runs very long. On an average heating day it probably is only on for two-three hours. Once in the morning for an hour and then at night.

Paying for oil sucks. But energy costs.
Mine is gas and as I said, I would not own a home again unless it was steam heat. Cost me just under a $100 a month( spread out over the whole year)
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The storm was overhyped as usual. Guess it keeps all those in the news media employed.
Not sure how something like a hurricane can really be "overhyped". No one knows for sure what it will do, which is what causes all the hype in the first place. News, governement, et al were simply presenting the facts they had and telling people to prepare for the worst, as that's really all one can do. there are some 240,000 homes in the Baltimore area alone that still have no power at this moment, and Baltimore got off a lot easier than most other places in the storms path. I'm guessing that the people whose homes were flooded, leveled, or are still without power who bought into the hype and prepared themselves are glad they did.

I've seen plenty of images of pretty drastic damage that don't look overhyped to me
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Lee is in the gulf, so I decided to panic and fly to Baltimore. You just can't take chances these days.

Actually, I'll be gettin hammered with old friends this weekend and Tuesday I'll be interviewing with my old company. The interview needs to go well. I got an email from the executives a couple days ago telling me and some others that they were setting up grammar seminars for us (they spelled it "grammer" in the email). Unbelievable. I emailed them some links to SchoolHouse Rock (the link below being my favorite), saying that free on line seminars were available.

Regardless of what happens, I will not attend these seminars.

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Lee is in the gulf, so I decided to panic and fly to Baltimore. You just can't take chances these days.

Actually, I'll be gettin hammered with old friends this weekend and Tuesday I'll be interviewing with my old company. The interview needs to go well. I got an email from the executives a couple days ago telling me and some others that they were setting up grammar seminars for us (they spelled it "grammer" in the email). Unbelievable. I emailed them some links to SchoolHouse Rock (the link below being my favorite), saying that free on line seminars were available.

Regardless of what happens, I will not attend these seminars.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://w...hJx2chr3aZyCPg

Try and avoid all the road race insanity in B'more. Have fun and good luck.
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