Allison W

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  • in reply to: Buy Nothing Ballard facebook group #58783

    Allison W
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    Ho boy. We have some people on the forum that do NOT like things being exchanged without money being involved.

    in reply to: Go Seahawks! #58471

    Allison W
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    People who use that kind of coded language will argue until they are blue in the face about how it doesn’t mean what you say it means, even though they totally know what they are saying.

    in reply to: NBR: New Mattresses? #58278

    Allison W
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    Seattle Mattress.

    in reply to: What makes you a special snowflake? #58243

    Allison W
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    My, what a mean-spirited and needless reply (and screenname). Here’s hoping “Beerated” has a somewhat better day today–or at least doesn’t go out of his or her way to kick sand in anyone’s face.

    in reply to: Go Seahawks! #58237

    Allison W
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    Sherman doesn’t choose to use profanity, however.

    in reply to: What makes you a special snowflake? #58158

    Allison W
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    At my theatre job (which requires a huge amount of spatial awareness) I see it all the time–people standing in doorways having conversations, stuff like that. I guess it takes all types….

    in reply to: Bourbon and Bones #57925

    Allison W
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    They do have a presence on Facebook though.

    in reply to: the table report #57565

    Allison W
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    That’s the general problem with sanding. The varnish gums up the sandpaper. I generally apply a thick coat of stripper, let it sit, scrape off what I can with a plastic stripper, scrub with lacquer thinner and a green scrubby, then wipe clean with lacquer thinner and a rag. Repeat as needed. Then wipe down with mineral spirits to make sure all of the varnish is gone. It also doesn’t raise the grain.

    in reply to: How's it going so far beta testers? #57546

    Allison W
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    Penny–I don’t think so. I participated a little bit at the start, and then I saw where it was heading and stopped.

    in reply to: Question about comments #57544

    Allison W
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    You are so right about that.

    in reply to: How's it going so far beta testers? #57534

    Allison W
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    Can we please lose tagging? There are enough ways to anonymously harass people without that hokey feature.

    in reply to: the table report #57533

    Allison W
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    Wait, so it’s okay to harangue, but not okay to respond? That sure seems like a double standard.

    in reply to: the table report #57518

    Allison W
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    By virgin, she probably meant “clear” fir which doesn’t have knots in it and is from larger trees, typically old growth. Clear fir is now quite rare and expensive, and yes, it’s beautiful.

    I used “awful” rather than “awfully” with some intent–I did so to relay a more folksy or colloquial tone. Clearly the intentional use of vernacular went over the head of at least one reader. He may have even been intentionally trying to find fault in what I said, as he is known for such childish behavior.

    in reply to: the table report #57505

    Allison W
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    Gracie,

    I’ll do a blog post with before and after pictures once it’s done.

    As far as your cabinets go, if you wanted to see the wood, you’d need to strip all the way down to bare wood. It’s not difficult, it just takes a lot of elbow grease. If you want to PAINT them, on the other hand, I’d remove the doors and the hardware, rough everything up with an orbital sander, and paint away. For cabinets, I think you’re going to want an oil-based lacquer for the durability.

    Cedar floors–are you sure they are not fir? That seems more likely. Fir floors were just really common here for a long time b/c of it being a native wood.

    in reply to: Question about comments #57487

    Allison W
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    I see no problem with that. I stopped commenting on the front side after the switch to FB.

    in reply to: Brimmer & Heeltap #57458

    Allison W
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    I’m pretty sure they are already open in some capacity. Maybe soft open?

    Speaking of, consort and I made our way over to Bourbon and Bones for THEIR hard open last night. Still some kinks to work out, but the fried chicken is perfection.

    in reply to: Are we all enjoying the weather? #57403

    Allison W
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    I get a little “end-timey” right before the Solstice so this…..THIS glorious time where it’s light until 5pm is pure music to my eyes.

    in reply to: Test of how many folks are in "real" Ballard #57337

    Allison W
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    Boo.

    in reply to: How's it going so far beta testers? #57181

    Allison W
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    It IS tough to see the box, especially on a small screen. Can you change the background color? There’s no contrast. Thanks.

    in reply to: How's it going so far beta testers? #57177

    Allison W
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    I am replying.

    in reply to: Checking it out #57077

    Allison W
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    Seems to work!

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