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The technology was a lot of the problem. I think the constant hand wringing about the homeless problem, and what seemed like mocking attacks towards anyone presenting a nuanced or outright dissenting viewpoint caused a lot of people to look elsewehere for their discourse.
Certainly, it had lost its spirit of a community coming together to share viewpoints. Once that’s gone, it’s hard to get it back.
I’ve never been to ND, and doubt I will.
I miss the dialog here.
Found it! I have a brand new great gam!
Is the only way to upload an image is by creating an account at Gravatar?
I lurk here every so often, just in case something happens again. And for once, something did!
I pass by Molly’s fairly regularly, and wonder what the gang is up to. (Is Phoo still lurking here?)
I hope we can gather some folks up when you’re in town.
I use CenturyLink at home. We may have had a blip with Comcast at the office this weekend, but I would have heard if it was more than that.02/05/2017 at 10:40 am in reply to: Do you think Ballard is worst now than it was 20 years ago? #85057
I agree that everything Gracie mentioned are problems, but I think the good outweighs the bad. Granted, my opinion might vary if I’d been personally screamed at in the library.
I really like being able to walk to Old Ballard and have a choice of places to dine and interesting shops to look at (not that I buy much of it…). I love the Sunday farmer’s market. Our grocery stores are better. The Bay is now Majestic. The BECU at the bus stop is so damned convenient. Much as I mourn the rte 18, I find I use the 40 a lot more to run errands – which still isn’t a lot. I love that I have neighbors going back over 20 years. And quiet as this forum has become, it didn’t even exist 20 years ago.
The downsides? I don’t even try to park in Old or downtown Ballard anymore. The drivers have certainly gotten more aggressive (tailgating? In Ballard??). Yeah, there’s more bums, but I manage to just avoid ’em without much problem. I’m sorry that it’s no longer a modest, affordable neighborhood. (Anyone remember those?)
Indeed! Although I’m a little surpised it’s still here.
Huzzah, huzzah, etc.
They pretty killed what was still alive here. Must they now flog the dead horse?
Miss you, cdpenne! Thanks for the update!
I find it endlessly ironic that people feel the best way to celebrate our nation is to flagrantly ignore its laws. That seems about as far from patriotic as one can get.
And then to attack poor VB who only wants what is, yes, legal? Where’s the patriotism in that?
Edited to add: whoops! I see I was remarking on dated comments. Carry on!
Hey, OG! Glad to see you’re still checking in.
I still lurk here, and comment once in a blue moon. I haven’t followed the riff-raff to the other site. I assume the Swedes are still around, but they are quiet as church mice.
Let us know the next time you head up this way. I think enough of us keep an eye on this site that we could wrangle a posse for Molly’s.
Love ’em or hate ’em, I don’t think we should be outing people here. They can out themselves if they care to.
Maybe she’ll scare everyone away from ND like she did here.
Let the mystery be.
Only a couple of hours ago, as I passed Molly’s and reminisced about meeting Old Guy and others there that I was thinking perhaps I should join ND and get back in the loop.
This thread sure cured me of THAT!
Thanks for the save!
“We’ll deliver by 4:20 or it’s free!”
Might as well allow it. There’s not much historic about most of the other business in the district.
I’ve heard people speak well of NextDoor, but when I read that Ballard was segmented into multiple sub-neighborhoods, I didn’t want to contend with all those different forums.
Plus I don’t like having to fork over personal information to see what the content even looks like.
Happy Holidays to you, too, SHM, and to all the lurkers (um, both of you? Hey, is this thing on?)
My folks had a heat pump and I was never aware of the noise, and they had a quiet house. The heat pump was outside (I think they all are), and I don’t recall noise out there either.
They do run year ’round, but everything I’ve heard is they are all about energy savings and are an efficient way to go.
I have heard they can be taxed in extreme weather. So they can’t keep a house warm on a really frigid day, and vice versa. Not sure if that is still true. My information is old.
I was just wondering what you were up to!
Yes, the forum has had the life sucked from it. A shame.
Glad you’re doing well. Coming up this way any time soon?
I thought this wasn’t about the homeless camp. I thought it was about representation and transparancy within the City.
Seems to me, the bigger and brighter the light that can be shown on that, the better. Plus, the genie is out of the bottle: once this hit the regional news, it stopped being a “Ballard only” thing.07/19/2015 at 12:11 pm in reply to: Why doesn't Washington have a deposti on bottle & cans ? #81676
I took that that to mean it passed in each county. But that’s a stretch considering our typical east/west divide.
I seldom have any flies inside. I usually only open screened windows and I let the spiders camp out in their corners, which I’m sure helps.
Helpful hint: flies can’t see clear plexiglass coming their way. I had a clear clipboard that eliminated many a fly in its day.
I assume pretty much every issue the City faces has someone creating a petition to demonstrate consensus (or not) in opposition.
Is there any way to get a sense of what signature threshold generally has to be passed for the councilmembers to recognize it as meaningful? 100 signatures? 1,000? 5,000?
Yes, it’s been built in stages. The old “pre-hump” street is still visible under the hump (where people now park – and camp). Good memory, Mondo!
I think I read somewhere where there is talk of upgrading the bridge. Just talk at this stage, I think. Anyone know more?