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  1. 1 hour ago, weatherwiz said:

    Is this a true story? 

    Yes, although I wasn't literally kicked to the street.  I would have been too young to fend for myself. :lol:
    If I was not adopted, and somehow survived in that dead-end city, By age 19, my body would have been found floating down the Hudson...bloated, and full of track marks.  Possibly missing a limb, or at least a finger or 2.

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  2. On 6/4/2024 at 9:05 AM, FPizz said:

    Can you buy a 28000 btu a/c and install into the wall to cool the whole house if it is a single floor?  Can probably do that all with the unit for $1500.

    Yes, we are looking at that option. May not be that much power, but, yeah. that is an option.

  3. 8 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

    Thinking of going to Troy, NY (or just east). Been there before...very open and a direct route into southern VT. Tough call where to go but certainly somewhere in eastern NY. North may be better just due to proximity to better forcing/dynamics but south may be more unstable. 

    I was born in, and eventually kicked to the street for adoption in Troy, NY.  

  4. 15 hours ago, Brian5671 said:

    I don't think CT has much for putting in AC.  The solar people however are ruthless with their door to door thing--I think there's a rebate for that however.

    We met with a mini-split dealer/ installer last night.  There was a rebate of around $700 but only if we did the heat/ac heat pump combo.  This was for a single, 1 ton condenser, and single head, so I don't know if the rebate increases proportionately somehow with an increase in unit size.   The cost to purchase  and install this single unit was silly.  He wanted 8.5 k for the a.c. only unit, and 10.5 for the ac/ heat unit.   12k/1 ton for a single floor of a very small house.  

  5. 17 hours ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    Most AC’s are put up and in Napril. Folks like to get them in and get that chore out of the way. They’ve been needing AC at Stowe this week. How can people in SNE sleep in the high dews and heat? 

    lol...But as THE dew lover and master of all that is sticky and moist you should be able to thrive in the hig dews and high heat without man-made creature comforts.

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  6. On 5/10/2024 at 8:20 AM, Ginx snewx said:

    ^Never had RI seafood or Calabrese Italian meals. 

    I think people try to equate the R.I. pizza strip/slice (cold "pizza"), with normal, baked pizza.  Back in the late 80's when I first had R.I. pizza, I was like, wtf is this?  How is this a thing?  Cold bread with sauce, and maybe a bit of parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. Over the years I came to appreciate this uniquely r.i. dish.

      

  7. On 4/29/2024 at 2:43 PM, tunafish said:

    Very nice!

     

    This is making the rounds from this weekend...I know these people are in the minority, but there's always at least a few people who have no business being up there and are a serious threat to others.

    https://packaged-media.redd.it/s87crw0kk4xc1/pb/m2-res_1080p.mp4?m=DASHPlaylist.mpd&v=1&e=1714424400&s=82c16a98c5b6b4b3947770aee4695b167efc16f6#t=0

    Shit. That second dude started out of control then was pretty close to getting brained by that rock. 

  8. On 4/29/2024 at 4:59 PM, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

    Yea. Frank Pepe’s…

    The original Pepe's.  The Manchester chain spot has turned to sh.it. The sauce tastes ass, and really thin.  The pie was embarrassing. Overpriced, and not much better than Red Barron.  

    Last time I went to the Mohegan one it was o.k., but nothing like the original, New Haven shop.

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  9. 16 hours ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    Worst month of the year is over. Napril was another mild one and nice overall . A few cool days , a touch of snow but overall we couldn’t have asked for a better one in general. Onto Mayorch, and installs and dews as we move along. 

    2 years in a row with decent Napril's.  I suppose sh*t winter = tolerable April. I'd rather reverse that though. 

  10. 12 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

    Wut the Sam hell are you even talking about. I posted a nam run and said ugh. Enjoy your 50s today. Please post your hourly temps we are all hanging waiting for them. Talk to us when we get a COC 75 over 55 today is shit.

    I've often wondered who Sam Hell is.

    Dreary and 58F here at work.

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  11. 5 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

    At keast we haven’t had to deal with 3 inch rain storms. My front lawn reclamation project is going well.Back yard will need yds and yds of loam . Need it dry and cool

    You talking about that area that was completely washed out in that pic a few weeks back?  That was insane.

  12. On 4/1/2024 at 7:27 PM, BrianW said:

    Property taxes in VT are outrageous compared to upstate NY. There are going to be huge increases next year in VT property taxes.  Have you looked at the property taxes in Manchester and Dover compared to the Albany area?

    A new estimate puts the projected average property tax bill increase next year at more than 20%. 

    https://vtdigger.org/2024/01/30/as-new-data-shows-property-taxes-could-rise-even-higher-than-expected-legislators-mull-their-options/#:~:text=A new estimate puts the,local property tax rate increases.

     

     

    I refuse to believe this. The property taxes on our place in the Adirondacks is jaw dropping. 

  13. 7 minutes ago, wxsniss said:

    Some comparisons to 2017 observed in Gallatin Tennessee:

    - seemed larger to me, not sure if the moon was closer to us this time

    - much more noticeable temp drop in 10 minutes before, I'm estimating 62F to 50F with noticeable breeze

    - red solar prominence at 7 o'clock, so cool that everyone saw that

    - "shadow snakes" on snow piles, only happened minutes before and after totality

    For better or worse, did not even try to photo the eclipse... wanted no distractions from taking it all in during totality so only a set-it-and-forget-it video.

    That's me pointing up in the center:

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    Photo from my brother who flew to Cleveland:

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    I love the urban shots just as much as the woods/ mountain/ lake shots.

  14. ...I only spoke to a couple people who didn't bother with viewing the eclipse due to, "what's the big deal", and "who cares, it's just the moon passing by the sun, it happens".  I guess I don't understand or connect with this kind of mentality.  Is it just me or is it too geek to be pumped up about, and enjoy something like this on high euphoric levels? 

    I don't think I'm in the minority when I say, these events are WELL worth viewing if you can, and this eclipse was so much better than 2017 for obvious reasons.  

     

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