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Hmm, I tried, and got “Error: You have entered an incorrect reCAPTCHA value. Click the BACK button on your browser, and try again.” I don’t check this site very often anymore, and thought it odd that people had stopped commenting entirely.
Happy anniversary. This website sure has changed. Glad I was able to meet several other people who posted here before, well, the wheels kinda fell off. NextDoor is very different, and doesn’t really measure up when it comes to a feeling of community.
Even so – I’m glad this website hasn’t been shut down yet.
I was on NextDoor for about 15 seconds, but backed out immediately (for reasons I’ll keep to myself for now). I was always curious where people from our forum had migrated, because I figured they probably all hadn’t decided to suddenly keep their own counsel.
In regards to the new moon, the known crazies I see frequently, and usually find tiresome (even on the best of days) remained calm today, and seemed to be on their best behavior. Which is surprising because we were all out working for hours in the hot sun. So let’s hope it’s true for everyone else.
GAM, from Sunset Hill to Broadway, north of Madison, it takes about 30 minutes at that hour. My DH used to take Dexter, but I think he still goes through Fremont, and takes Westlake now. I haven’t needed to be on 1st Hill on a weekday at 07:00 recently, but I tend to avoid Elliott if I can. Usually I’ll hop on 99 above Fremont, exit at Denny, take a right on Boren, and from there it’s easy to get wherever I need to be. Well, except if I had to cut up Pike or Pine to take a right on Madison, because sometimes the pedestrian traffic is really heavy – but that can happen at any time of day.
It’s possible that people who work at your destination might also live (or perhaps have spent the night) here in Ballard, so they might be able to help narrow your choices down.
When Ross opens I’m sure we will be able to purchase new goods locally for the same or less than Goodwill is charging.
Angeline, the ROSS in Ballard opened on March 6th.
Yes, local cucumbers (and my dill heads) aren’t usually ready until about Aug. But I think I’ve seen Kirby cukes out of season at H-MART in Lynnwood. I was at the brand new Asian Food Center at 132nd & Aurora an hour ago, but was just taking a quick look at all the pretty things in general. They may or may not have something that would work, and is much closer than driving to Lynnwood. And, the AFC is beautiful, although I think they’re still in their soft-opening phase and aren’t fully stocked.
I haven’t pickled using non-pickling cucumbers. Personally, I’ve had the best results when I get them on ice and processed ASAP after picking, so they’re still crisp and have no flex or bend to them at all. At any rate, there are a lot of recipes online small enough for a batch-size of a quart or two, and that way you won’t have to invest a lot of time or money into them.
It took awhile for me to login to post this. Not sure how long it took because after what seemed like forever, I worked on something else. When I checked back later (15 minutes? 30?), I was signed in. I don’t remember that delay happening before, except for the delay resulting in the newly frequent “SITE OFFLINE” message.
I stopped visiting here when the forums were down for weeks. Before that even happened, I know of one potential member who told me they never were granted access, and never got a response after registering. EVER. A friend who used to post here frequently says the changes made it too hard to read on their smartphone, so they no longer try. Their return is doubtful.
I’m not sure if this is a software problem, or if there’s no middle ground between a gang of online bullies and an empty forum. The other sites I knew who had a successful forum had a group of moderators who could (and would) suspend or ban members who broke the clearly defined TOS. I doubt we’ll ever know why this forum has died, but it feels like it’s too late to resurrect the online community we once had.
I’m glad you were able to do yours online. But when I had to renew mine in-person, I went up to Shoreline. The building is on Hwy 99, directly across from Sky Nursery.
Nice sandwich photo, Dave. I know I liked the sandwich I had from there, but can’t remember what I ate. IIRC, Geo’s offered freshly fried cracklings – or maybe they used them as a garnish. Really, really good.
Dave, thanks for mentioning Geo’s. I’d forgotten about them. We had sandwiches from them one night, and they were excellent. Will definitely make a point of going there the next time we need take-out.
Yikes, the details of that complaint are very concerning. I’m feeling bad about enjoying those sandwiches as much as I did.
BH – Tom Wassel mentioned (on the Michael Grey Show) that he’d heard about the closure on Twitter.
Thx for posting that link, Curtis – I’ll go read it now.
“Maybe if you would post something on the front page to let people know you’re back up?”
“They did. It’s on page 3 now. Somehow there should be a way to make an article stick on the top or maybe just the headline.”
I’ve participated in other forums w/ similar front pages where such posts/stories would be designated as a “sticky”. They’d stay at the top, like the pale yellow “Forum Rules…” thread does, until a moderator removed them. But those websites looked completely different, so it might not be possible on this one.
Glad it’s back up, but I completely got out of the habit of visiting here.
I was listening to the Hawks pregame on the radio, but had the M’s game on the TV. We might well have a very fun September, sportswise.
LIA, I love that photo of your dog; it looks like she’s baffled about the poor choice you’d just made.
I’ll be working during setup and cleanup, the first shift in the beer garden, and otherwise filling in wherever we need help. It should be a fun day!
Ah, it appears we (excluding the artists & food trucks) DO accept checks as well as cash. Thanks for asking!
Hmm, for things that the gardeners collect money for, like beer garden sales, bake sale, flowers, and t-shirts, it IS cash only. I’m not sure if the auctions take checks, but I’ll check.
Individual artists may well take credit cards, but I can’t tell ya which ones do or don’t.
I think we might be exploring the option accepting credit next year, but I can’t make any promises. I heard it mentioned by one of our committee chairs, so we’ll see.
The last few years, the date was finalized at some point during the spring. But I can’t tell you when the decision might be made next year; although I’ll speculate that the fundraiser will most likely be held between the last w/e in July and the first 3 in August. We moved it to Aug 10 last year due to a gardening conference, but the 1st Saturday in August seems to be a good bet.
Jburgh, I can’t recall if we’ve recently discussed opening @ 10A, but I’ll be sure to bring it up. We used to be open from 11-6PM, but there’s a lot for volunteers to get done before we open, and closing at 5PM allows enough time to clean up and get things put away while we still have good light. We also must return the parking lot to the state in which we found it, once the food trucks leave and the tents are gone. Even on a clear, sunny day, it can be a race for us to haul everything back into the church, get secured in the garden, or packed out before the shadows make it tough to really see what we’re doing. And unfortunately, it would be difficult to make it a 2-day event – there are various reasons, but one of the primary ones is that Our Redeemer’s holds services on Sunday.
I’m sorry you have a prior commitment, but I know at this time of year, regardless of which week we hold the event, a lot of people have conflicts. But hopefully you’ll be free to join us next year.
Curtis, thanks for speaking up about our hours! And LIA, we won’t have ducks, but we should have at least one type/breed of visiting chicken – hopefully two.
NB, my DH thought the beergarden looked like it was an improvement over last year. No individual brewers this time; they instead consolidated taps to a few different areas. And, it was bigger, with more room to move around, lessening that unpleasant sweaty-sardine effect. However, I like any festival that uses wooden tokens. The Seattle International Beer Festival uses tickets, but I think all the WABL festivals use the wooden ones, so extras don’t go to waste.
I didn’t realize this weekend was Seafoodfest until yesterday morning, because I had other commitments in other parts of the city. But I cringed last night when I heard one of the newscasters recommending people should head for the Seafoodfest “if you LOVE seafood…”. Maybe this year was different, but it always bugged me that our neighborhood festival was named after seafood, because I’d never tasted was ever any good!
Ya, those kittens are too cute! Hope their booth wasin the shade.
Hearing this makes me feel ill, Pennygirl. I’m so sorry.
Thanks for the heads-up, Mb30! I’ll be more watchful, and ask my neighbors to do the same. Weird, just yesterday I was thinking it had been awhile since I’d heard about a nearby car theft.
Good avatar photo of your big fella!
Where I grew up, everyone had septic tanks in our neighborhood. I don’t recall the brand name, only that all toilet tissue had to be 1-ply (occasional facial tissues were okay, but they were supposed to be saved for the burning barrel). We hated the 1-ply, but never, ever had a problem with that tank.
Great idea, I’ve seen signs instructing people to discard TP “peruvian style” in Mexico, too.
Agh, finding a parking spot near Chuck’s is hard enough as it is! It’s the primary reason I haven’t stopped by for awhile.
Cate, my first thought was that folks in north Ballard have established sources, but residents of the big massive condos don’t. Yet. But this was a lottery, so that can’t be right…can it?
Miss Julie, I’m sorry to hear you’re leaving us. Best of luck Vashon – I hear it’s a lovely place to live.