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  • in reply to: Restrooms in Ballard #90711

    GAM
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    “Ballard City Council”? Yeah, they haven’t been responsive since 1907.

    in reply to: MyBallard is Ten Years Old #87124

    GAM
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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.

    in reply to: Forum and comments fixed #86841

    GAM
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    Found it! I have a brand new great gam!

    in reply to: Forum and comments fixed #86834

    GAM
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    Is the only way to upload an image is by creating an account at Gravatar?

    in reply to: Hello Everyone #85576

    GAM
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    Hi OGBC!

    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.

    in reply to: Comcast email #85245

    GAM
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    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.


    GAM
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    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?)

    in reply to: MyBallard is Ten Years Old #85001

    GAM
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    Indeed! Although I’m a little surpised it’s still here.

    Huzzah, huzzah, etc.

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84570

    GAM
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    They pretty killed what was still alive here. Must they now flog the dead horse?

    Miss you, cdpenne! Thanks for the update!

    in reply to: Fireworks watching from Ballard #84285

    GAM
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    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!

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84237

    GAM
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    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.

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84220

    GAM
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    Love ’em or hate ’em, I don’t think we should be outing people here. They can out themselves if they care to.

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84217

    GAM
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    Maybe she’ll scare everyone away from ND like she did here.

    Pity.

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84162

    GAM
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    Let the mystery be.

    in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84099

    GAM
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    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!

    in reply to: cannabis in historic districts? #83372

    GAM
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    “We’ll deliver by 4:20 or it’s free!”

    in reply to: cannabis in historic districts? #83317

    GAM
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    Might as well allow it. There’s not much historic about most of the other business in the district.

    in reply to: All I want for Christmas is life support. #83243

    GAM
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    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.

    in reply to: All I want for Christmas is life support. #83236

    GAM
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    Happy Holidays to you, too, SHM, and to all the lurkers (um, both of you? Hey, is this thing on?)

    in reply to: Need advice for Furnace & Heat Pump or AC….. #82518

    GAM
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    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.

    in reply to: Hi There #82517

    GAM
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    Hey OG-

    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?

    in reply to: Encampment Petitions #82283

    GAM
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    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.


    GAM
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    I took that that to mean it passed in each county. But that’s a stretch considering our typical east/west divide.

    in reply to: House Flies #81667

    GAM
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    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.

    in reply to: PETITION: Don't Tell Ballard to Shut Up! #81533

    GAM
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    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?

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