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I am on the ND for the hillbilly region. We don’t seem to have much drama. Just the occasional lost cat=outdoor cat=irresponsible owner – that sort of thing. Or maybe my tolerance for drama is higher.
I look in a couple of times a month, but there is rarely anything to comment on. When it was down for so long and then people had trouble reregistering for the new format, people just dropped out.
You can still comment on homeless people on Next Door. But back in the day, this group was way more entertaining.
Probably condos or apartments…
I used to live near there for many years and the old Safeway at that site was the place for our midnight runs for munchies while in college.
I loved Reamde. I did like the local context too. It was an action novel! I also like Anathem. I may try Cryptonomicon again. My husband really did like it.
I know what you mean about being jealous of people reading a book I like for the first time. That sense of discovery is wonderful.
Right now I am working on Go Set a Watchman. I am not very far into it, but so far seeing the woman Scout grew into is OK. At least she appears to be a strong, confident woman so far. I will reserve judgment until I am through it.
I love Neal Stephanson but I just could not finish that one. Didn’t hold my interest. My husband has read all of them, including the new one, and loved them all. I couldn’t do the Baroque trilogy either. I tried two times to read the first book and gave up. But the rest of them I really enjoyed. Now that he is done with Sevenseve I will give it a try. He is a truly creative person.
Sorry about the burglary! You are right, that your house should be a sanctuary and having that violated is a deep experience. In contrast, my office was burgled last week. They got away with my computer and some personal things that I will miss, but I did not have an emotional reaction except annoyance.
Thanks for the tip, GAM. We have screens on the windows, but in this weather we have been opening doors too. I think there are more. Princess Zoe couldn’t have eaten this many!07/02/2015 at 8:17 am in reply to: Mayor Murray puts 2 out of 3 new homeless encampments in Ballard/Interbay #81307
But you will notice that NE Seattle only had one proposed spot and it was not in the top three. Our part of the city (and Interbay is certainly close enough to the Ballard business district to qualify as our part, despite their uninspired mini-golf course) has three, two of which were chosen. South Seattle is also listed more than NE.
I was not a fan of Greg Nickles, but you would think at some point he would want his name back. But I digress…06/30/2015 at 9:08 am in reply to: Mayor Murray puts 2 out of 3 new homeless encampments in Ballard/Interbay #81258
And they list a future site at 8023 15th NW. Really? 15th?
I check in from time to time, but there is not a lot going on. I am on NextDoor, but haven’t gotten that interested. Haven’t tried Reddit. I have enough ways to avoid work….
I am so glad I live in Hillbilly Land. And I am so sorry that Ballard is ground central for all of this development. I sort of loved the sleepy Ballard of yore. There is very little of it left.
It looks so much nicer staged than in the photos from the estate sale, with stuff everywhere. From those photos I thought it needed tons of work. Now I just think it is lots. Doable.
It was common in those times to make the entertaining rooms over the top and the living space for the family plainer. My current house is from 1928 and it is like that, though the previous owner updated the master suite to be pretty nice.
What an interesting story, Angeline! The comments were very interesting. That great room looks amazing and the gardens sound wonderful. I do hope the neighbor that is trying to buy it prevails. It does look like it will take A LOT of money to fix it up, but wow! if it is done properly it could be amazing. I am bummed I missed the estate sale too!
It is a horrible weed. Don’t let those pretty leaves and interesting fruits fool you. It is nearly impossible to kill. I know it looks cute now, but leaving it will mean it will spread and you will be stuck with it. A researcher up at the WSU Mt. Vernon station has been researching ways to kill it and he is having trouble – and studying how to kill weeds is his research specialty.
I don’t see any hate. I see compassion mixed with a desire for personal safety.
Yeah, more voices seem to be showing up. I like NextDoor for some things, but we have a nice thing going here.
I read an article about Durst in Vanity Fair years ago. Nutters, but rich enough to hire lawyers who twist the jury around.
Self defense is not assault. If the dog had attacked you and they did not restrain it, that is assault. And go ahead and say it out loud. They are stupid jackasses.
Teigyr, didn’t you get bitten by a dog when you were out on a run a couple of years ago? Something happened and I am remembering dog. I think she is completely justified in carrying pepper spray and being ready to use it if the dog approaches with intent to bit.
Lungwort is pretty, but it is a powdery mildew magnet.
Yes, Arum italicum is a Class C noxious weed in Washington as of Jan. 1st. It is very hard to kill, with or without herbicides, so if you have it, the best idea is to get it while it is small and can be dug out. It is turning up all over the place and it is very shade-tolerant,so it is showing up in forests.
Keep in mind that just because it is listed, does not mean it cannot be sold. That is a different law. So be careful or you may end up with something you don’t want and can’t get rid of later.
Sorry, off-line for a bit. It could be an Iris. Or it could be Arum italicum, commonly called Lords and Ladies for reasons I do not understand. That has recently exploded as a invasive species and is listed as a noxious week beginning Jan. 1. What do the leaves look like? Iris will have strap-like leaves and Arum will have leaves with light-colored markings on it.
And yeah, okra would be tough in this climate.
Because they are jackasses.
Sounds like Portlandia, Phoo.
Well, if Cliff says it, it must be true!
Anyway, President’s Day is the traditional day in this area for planting peas and potatoes, so if you must plant something, try those. The potatoes I missed in the harvest last year are already a good 6 inches above ground.
I do remember a drought summer when we could only hand water in the garden. Having a brown lawn and a dirty car were cool. Long time ago though. Twenty years?
Not only did it log me in immediately, it went to the thread I had been on, instead of throwing me back to click on “open forum.”
OK, now out to enjoy the sunshine.