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    Honestly there are thousands of houses just like...

    Honestly there are thousands of houses just like this but in far better shape scattered throughout the older neighborhoods on the then edges of the city (which mostly escaped the fire in 1906)....
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    Maybe we should put New Zealand in charge of...

    Maybe we should put New Zealand in charge of solving climate change.
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    I tend to feel the same way about old houses that...

    I tend to feel the same way about old houses that I do about kids. Other peoples’ can be wonderfully charming but I don’t want one of my own.
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    My limited knowledge of the subject is that it's...

    My limited knowledge of the subject is that it's about as difficult to get a permit to tear something down as it is to get permits to build or renovate. Probably the most likely scenario for this...
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    What $2 million gets you in San Francisco

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/320-Day-St-San-Francisco,-CA-94131_rb/15183314_zpid/?

    It survived the 1906 earthquake. Will it survive the real estate boom of 2022 or will the new owners tear it...
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    Probably we should have delayed school reopening...

    Probably we should have delayed school reopening after the holidays for a couple of weeks if we wanted to slow omicron down. Yes, that would have presented a childcare headache for millions of...
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    UMass Memorial Health System, the largest in the...

    UMass Memorial Health System, the largest in the state, lost 200 workers to the mandate out of just over 14,000. Mass General Brigham lost .7%. I assume most other systems have similar stats, which...
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    One of the key reasons for trying to slow the...

    One of the key reasons for trying to slow the roll of omicron is to not overwhelm hospitals. When they get overwhelmed people who wouldn’t otherwise die die. People who lack empathy for others...
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    One of the local news stations just broke the...

    One of the local news stations just broke the story that San Mateo county, on the Bay Area peninsula, was storing $10m worth of PPE at the San Mateo event center, a private organization, which has...
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    Iris, I hope you both get through this without...

    Iris, I hope you both get through this without issue.
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    Now we know why republicans are so concerned...

    Now we know why republicans are so concerned about election fraud. They assume that since they are doing it that the democrats must be too. It will be interesting to see how far up the ladder the...
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    At this time that question is unanswerable. ...

    At this time that question is unanswerable. History is written by the winners. At this point we have no idea if biden is the winner or if the republicans will succeed in suppressing the vote to the...
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    I'm sorry to hear this. This pandemic keeps...

    I'm sorry to hear this. This pandemic keeps hitting closer and closer to home.
  14. Thread: January Purge

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    When I was a poor college student there was not a...

    When I was a poor college student there was not a lot of food in the fridge but there were always at least a few cheap beers. Priorities! Now I have a kegerator so the (now expensive) beer is all...
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    It's fascinating to me how random it is who gets...

    It's fascinating to me how random it is who gets infected. SO's mom has two of her adult (obviously, since he's the youngest at 56 years old) kids living with her. One is a waiter, the other is a...
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    Ugggh. Thanks for the link. I guess now we need...

    Ugggh. Thanks for the link. I guess now we need to start thinking about what we want to do for shade next summer.
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    Our other next door neighbor prunes her rose...

    Our other next door neighbor prunes her rose bushes this way which seems to be the right thing to do but flowers are different from trees.
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    Sorry. They are from different perspectives. The...

    Sorry. They are from different perspectives. The ‘now’ picture was taken from in our yard.
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    OMG. 15 years of living in old tenement...

    OMG. 15 years of living in old tenement buildings in NYC with steam heat has me completely sympathetic. I would probably have a PTSD flashback if I ever heard that noise again. The closest I've...
  20. Thread: What's for dinner?

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    We used to have canned vegetables with dinner...

    We used to have canned vegetables with dinner every night and canned fruit as "dessert". One day when I was maybe 13 or 14, to express my annoyance, I removed all the labels from the cans of veggies...
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    Magnolia tree trimming

    Our next door neighbor has a big magnolia tree in his backyard. The leaves and seedpods falling in our yard are constant work but the shade it provides in the summer is great. He needed to trim it...
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    So sorry to hear this iris and Siouzq. Hope that...

    So sorry to hear this iris and Siouzq. Hope that everyone have minor cases and recover quickly.
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    I don’t know about the rest of your mother’s...

    I don’t know about the rest of your mother’s cooking but my mom was capable of cooking good food from scratch but rarely did so. She’d grown up in a small town in the 30s/40s and when she moved to...
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    Until two years ago when was the last time any of...

    Until two years ago when was the last time any of us with the money couldn’t get what we wanted? Probably during WWII.

    I agree. A dishwasher is a silly hill to die on. But if your whole life has...
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    That reminds me of a podcast I listened to some...

    That reminds me of a podcast I listened to some years ago. They were interviewing a doctor whose first job out of med school was medical director at a senior living facility. He got there and...
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