Mondoman

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  • in reply to: The e-bike report — 9 months in #58354

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    I thought this blog was your “commenting vehicle”, Cate :)

    in reply to: The e-bike report — 9 months in #58302

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    That’s awesome! I used to think the electric-assist bikes were a bit over-the-top, but I now see that they’re often just the bit extra that’s needed to make bike commuting practical for ordinary people here in hilly Seattle.

    in reply to: NBR: New Mattresses? #58292

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    I was also fine with the Sleep Country in Lynnwood (merged with Sleep Train since my last purchase years ago). For me, anything wider than a twin is too big to try to manhandle into/onto my wagon, so I like the fact that they deliver (to your bedroom!) and remove the old mattress.

    It seems like many stores run the classic “sale price” sales strategy, where “normal” prices are for suckers only, and the “real” prices are revealed periodically when they have half-off or free-bedsprings-with-mattress sales. I’ve noticed this with Sleep Country, Macy’s, and others. Even during the “sale” periods, it can’t hurt to try to get an extra discount, say 10% or 20% more off. If you give the salesperson an incentive, like telling them you’ll buy right then if they can get you a good enough price, they’ll often find some discount or other in their miscellaneous drawer.

    Since many of these places work on commission, it can help to make it clear to the salesperson that even if you come back later you’ll still deal with them.

    in reply to: Question about comments #58134

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    Yep, forum avatar to rule ’em all.

    in reply to: Free Meeting Space #58133

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    9 – many bars/restaurants have back rooms available, especially on slow nights, that groups can use for meetings with the understanding that much of the group will be purchasing food/drinks there.

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #58016

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    ronny, all I was trying to say is that in the quiet wee hours of the morning, sounds carry a long way and it can be really tough to figure out where a sound’s coming from.

    I’m just waiting for the first train noise complaint from a person living in the new ginormous apartments off Dravus in Interbay.

    in reply to: Did you hear that explosion? #58015

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    Maybe the Ballard Bomber has moved uphill?

    in reply to: When are we gonna get #57837

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    We used to have real bagels from the Fremont branch of Bagel Oasis, but they closed down and became Roxy’s Diner. Seattle seems to have a real dearth of real bagel places — perhaps not enough NorthEasterners have moved into Ballard condos yet?

    in reply to: A front door #57836

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    There was a recent Ask This Old House episode about replacing a front door on a 100 year oldish Seattle Craftsman. They also made the point about installing a pre-hung door to simplify things a lot.

    in reply to: Updates to the "Missing Link" #57835

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    It looks like one or two of the skinny yellow bollards have already given up their lives futilely trying to block misguided cars.

    As you note, there are cars entering the roadway midway through the stretch that then head west. I wonder if SDOT has the money to paint additional markings or install “Wrong Way” signs on the bike side, since at first glance it can still look like a single car lane.

    in reply to: Five Guys Burgers #57701

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    Glad to read that you’re still here, Cate! That must have been very scary!

    in reply to: How's it going so far beta testers? #57699

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    Yep, the list of groups is now mostly spam groups.

    in reply to: Watch for Pedestrians #57694

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    I like Mr. Whatsit’s style!
    On AH’s point, maybe we can sway hipster style toward bright reflective white and black striped pants.

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #57637

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    I’m curious to see if that fixes the noise issue. I remember a similar noise a few years ago that someone thought might be coming from the BNSF switching yard behind Fisherman’s Terminal.

    in reply to: Test of how many folks are in "real" Ballard #57296

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    I’ve heard the BNSF mainline trains honk their horns, but I’ve only heard the BTR locomotive ring its old-style bell.

    in reply to: This time they missed the sign… #57235

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    Couldn’t quite tell, but it looked like it might have been a Porsche 911.

    Nice hat, CD.

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