Angeline

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  • in reply to: Old Sidewalk Street Signs #82036

    Angeline
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    So cool! I found an old subdivision map (maybe it was through the library historical archive website?) that showed my neighborhood as it was first sold to land buyers in about 1900. All the streets have names. None of those aspirational names stuck. They are just numbered now, except Baker Ave. The area is right where Fremont, Phinney and Ross Station meet.

    in reply to: Ballard Commons S#it Show #81098

    Angeline
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    You know what I mean by “impromtu bar,” although frankly put that way it sounds kinda attractive… Playground to the right, cocktails for parents to the left? It would never fly.

    in reply to: Ballard Commons S#it Show #81097

    Angeline
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    My kids have aged out of playgrounds, but I agree that adding one to Ballard Commons will help keep the place full of folks using the park as intended, and not as a camping area or impromptu bar. While there are other Ballard playgrounds, the area around Ballard Commons is nearly all multi-family housing or single houses with minimal yard space. Kids in the area could use a place to play outside, and having it adjacent to the library is a huge bonus. 12 blocks is a LONG trek with a preschooler, and while 7 is doable I definitely recall days with two little kids in the house when the park 4 blocks from our home felt unreachable unless I was willing to get the car out. And isn’t the city envisioning a Ballard full of families without cars?

    in reply to: CenturyLink Gig Service in Ballard #81072

    Angeline
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    electricoutlet, I’m surprised it isn’t already there, based on the locations noted earlier in this thread. I can’t help you out, though. I’m more in the Fremont area, near 2nd NW and 42nd. My street is actually all done, I think — last Sunday morning there was a guy out who looked like some sort of inspector examining the wires going up my street. But they are still working down on 3rd Ave by Ross Park and I suspect that needs to be finished before the area gets switched on.

    in reply to: CenturyLink Gig Service in Ballard #81041

    Angeline
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    Have you checked into the pricing? I think the intro pricing for gigabit may be cheaper than our current Centurylink cost.

    in reply to: CenturyLink Gig Service in Ballard #81026

    Angeline
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    So excited! About two weeks ago the first crew came through to map out the wires RIGHT PAST MY HOUSE. They have been back a couple times and I imagine must be getting close to getting things hooked up. Also they liked petting my dog :)

    in reply to: Donating used clothing #80912

    Angeline
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    If you are a small size and the styles would appeal to a teen girl, maybe Treehouse would take the clothes?

    Assistance League of Seattle (store in Wallingford) and Children’s Hospital Thrift Store (in Shoreline) take clothing and sell it, but I believe both stores are the old-school style thrift shops with low overhead and lots of volunteer labor so more money supports the charity. As opposed to the Value Village model, which does support nonprofits, but only after skimming a hefty percentage off the top.

    Perhaps the dearth of places that give clothing to the needy reflects the surplus of cheap clothes in our society. There’s just SO MUCH used clothing out there. It kind of boggles the mind.

    in reply to: Blinded at Golden Gardens #80748

    Angeline
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    I tried googling and found no further info, other than the same story repeated on Kiro and a bunch of horrid comments surmising the assailant must have been African-American (no info to support this in article; race of everyone involved was undisclosed) and that the girlfriend should have been armed. At a beach party.

    in reply to: a mystery for birder-detectives to solve #80707

    Angeline
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    I think you are right. If a Harrier, it would be a juvenile. This bird was definitely not that large. I didn’t realize Flickers were so big.

    in reply to: KIRO 7 investigates increased EMS calls #80706

    Angeline
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    I think part of the question is whether we are actually talking about “the same money” being spent. “Bums” eat up tax payer dollars in many ways. We are going to spend money on people who need help one way or another. In jail cells, in ERs, in police being called. And these costs repeat many times per individual. Why not put THAT “same money” into something that will actually help people? And Utah has found they can actually use less of the “same money,” potentially freeing up a portion to be used for other purposes, like education, that can prevent poverty, homelessness and addiction. If this model works, as the Utah example seems to prove, we would spend ever less on the “bum” end of the problem and ever more on the prevention end.

    in reply to: KIRO 7 investigates increased EMS calls #80701

    Angeline
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    I can’t understand how to evaluate these numbers. Increased calls/costs for that address, sure. Is it an overall increase for the region these people would have been spread out in before being gathered to Urness? Hard to tell. I guess when people are grouped their problems are more likely to be observed, and authorities called to deal with them. If a problem happens where someone is living in a tent in the bushes near I-5, many times no one will even know and thus no EMS call. Also when people are living rough in their cars or under bridges they don’t have to deal with near neighbors much and are motivated to stay under the radar, so fewer fights (or fewer reported fights).

    in reply to: a mystery for birder-detectives to solve #80699

    Angeline
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    Hmm, maybe. Although I thought the corpse and feathers seemed a little large. The color does look right. I never noticed on a live one how orange they are, but online pictures look similar to what I found. Someone else thought maybe a small/young Northern Harrier. I don’t know that they are that orange, however.

    in reply to: meanwhile, over in Wallingford… #80560

    Angeline
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    Really makes me wonder what other local houses might hide a really superb interior. I live in a house of roughly the same era, not that much smaller, and while it’s a very pleasant house that was originally built for a prominent local attorney, it is perfectly ordinary inside.

    in reply to: would anyone like a BHS boy's graduation robe? #80537

    Angeline
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    Yes! And I’m so mad I forgot to offer this in a timely manner, because I recall it being kind of expensive, considering it is a one-time wear. Like $50 maybe? It’s all a blur. Anyhow, kid #2 is a girl, and BHS girls graduate in red gowns so the black one is now obsolete for our family.

    I guess my high school and college must have rented them, too, or I’m sure I would have spotted mine in a closet somewhere on a visit back home. Even if it cost the same as buying, I’d rather rent, because what the heck do you do with the gown later?

    in reply to: Ballard house listed at $559K sells for $717K #80524

    Angeline
    Participant

    That is who bought my Fremont house. An older couple, not quite retired. Their son and his girlfriend are living in it now. I suspect the plan is for the parents to take it over once they retire.

    in reply to: Help – Need Restaurant where 1 is on Diet #80523

    Angeline
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    It’s not low-carb, but sushi seems like it would be low-calorie (avoid the deep fried rolls!), and always feels like a celebration to me. Or Monkey Bridge has some delicious entree size salads. Uma Thai, sadly no more, had a GREAT seafood salad.

    in reply to: movie being filmed? #80392

    Angeline
    Participant

    It’s the weekend of NFFTY, which means high school film teams have been making fast films for the 48 Hour Film Festival. I think that would have happened over last weekend, but it probably would not have looked like a movie was being filmed. Just 4-5 kids with a some cameras.

    in reply to: Mr. Gyros is expanding #80246

    Angeline
    Participant

    Every time I’ve attempted to eat at Mr. Gyros they have been closed. I’ll have to keep trying!

    in reply to: CenturyLink Gig Service in Ballard #80239

    Angeline
    Participant

    Well, April is here and still no fast service in my corner of Frelard. We had Clink come out and work on things since we were not getting even 1 mbps. They were helpful and we are back up to the 3-6 ballpark. Best we can expect from this address. We pay $95/month for this [crap] including home phone unlimited.

    And yeah, dealing with the phone tech support didn’t exactly inspire confidence.

    in reply to: 2 choppers headed NE #80238

    Angeline
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    I hadn’t seen them before, either, at least not two together flying low. Those things do not look like it is possible for them to stay airborne!

    in reply to: Grocery Outlet owners/managers moving on #80006

    Angeline
    Participant

    Well, best of luck to them. I only hope the team they built stays in place with the new manager/owner so it continues to be a great store. I wonder if they will continue to own the franchise? Everyone there is great, and I believe thier success has also forced or inspired the Bitterlake location to do a little better, though still the produce is hit and miss at Bitterlake.

    in reply to: Traffic gridlock #80001

    Angeline
    Participant

    Yes. We had to get from our house in Fremont to Ballard HS, then across the canal to McClure, up on Queen Anne. Based on the online traffic map and what I observed going N on 99 a bit earlier in the afternoon, I decided to head back across 65th to 99 rather than attempt 15th. I’m not sure that was the best idea, but we did make it to our event just a tidge late. The trip took around 45 minutes total. We left the house at 6:15.

    Others coming from Ballard were even later. I’m not sure whether they tried 15th and it was worse, or whether they simply left later than us.

    There was also a fairly major wreck on the Aurora bridge at about 4:30 that blocked the two center lanes and snarled traffic all through Fremont because people could not enter 99. What a mess!

    in reply to: Repair it and they will come #79937

    Angeline
    Participant

    I think it’s great, too! And I agree about NextDoor. It is a neato site, but serves a different function.

    in reply to: 15th ave pedestrian corridor #79791

    Angeline
    Participant

    I agree with you, Great Idea. Even if the parking lot were in back of the building it would be more ped-friendly than the current setup. It could be mitigated, though. Look at U-Village. Tons of parking lot, yet also tons of pedestrians.

    in reply to: Ballard Goodwill = Hipster Mall #79790

    Angeline
    Participant

    So funny! I had no idea it was open. Will have to check it out next time I need something.

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