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  • Posted in thread: American English question on 01-28-2016 at 09:04 AM
    I got a language instruction from a cab driver in Chennai, India and learned that the world is
    really very small.I got and said hello.He said "You must be from North America. Do you want me
    to address...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 01-21-2016 at 11:46 AM
    We are going into some boring weather today after a few days with highs of 0F. - Cold, but not
    anything bad.Our boring weather will be lows of 20F to 22F, highs of less than 30F and cloudy,
    but no sno...

  • Posted in thread: Who else is watching Obammie's State of the Union Address? on 01-12-2016 at 09:16 PM
    I missed it and was lucky so I watched the Travel Channel and the History Channel. - Now, I can
    plead ignorance tomorrow morning at my local breakfast/coffee stop.I suspect, I will be haunted
    by the c...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 01-03-2016 at 09:36 PM
    At 9:23 PM on 1/3/2016, it is 22.2F. We have about 1" of snow and bare roads. - Very acceptable
    and I saw a few die-hards out on a local golf course (orange or lime green balls, of
    course).Some people...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 12-18-2015 at 08:51 PM
    Regarding the OP, our weather today is good, but too warm. Today may be the first day in a
    month that we have been below normal. - The warmth has not been good.1) A landscaper is
    offering a service to...

  • Posted in thread: Safe room on 11-07-2015 at 08:47 PM
    For an addition source on safe areas, looking at the FEMA standards for a "Safe Cell" that is
    designed for life safety from tornadoes. The largest cause of deaths is from fragment impact
    and this stan...

  • Posted in thread: Post and Pier Foundation Concrete Blocks Sagging on 10-10-2015 at 12:17 PM
    The new addition to the old house certainly does not have an adequate foundation, especially
    the strip "footing" (if that is what it is).The grading of the lot and the two downspouts that
    feed water t...

  • Posted in thread: What can the building inspector bust me on? on 10-04-2015 at 01:49 PM
    The permit your contractor can have extra inspections required.Because of the lack of fire,
    smoke, CO2 detectors and deaths they attached a requirement to many permits that require an
    inspection for m...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 10-02-2015 at 03:05 PM
    40's in the AM and 60's to low 70's with clear skies, little wind and a strong sun and low
    humidity. More of the same glorious weather for a week of so.Dick

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 09-30-2015 at 10:15 PM
    At 11:13 PM it is 44.9F and heading down slowly. High was about 65F and sunny. Down to about
    40F tonight with widely scattered frost possible.It feels like fall is coming and the some of
    the leaves ar...