MarkDaSpark


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Crack Toffee is up!!!


Edit: Me!!



Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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tenuki


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Crack Toffee is up!!!


Edit: Me!!



In for toffee and salami, first purchases in a while. I really am out of space for wine :P

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cheron98


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mommadeb1 wrote:I am tired just READING your schedule!!! Here I'm complaining that I am tired..... I have no right!!!



Didn't you know, they never sleep. Busiest wooters in the world!

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bhodilee


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So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)

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North316


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cheron98 wrote:Didn't you know, they never sleep. Busiest wooters in the world!



I'm pretty sure they travel more than Presidential canditates during the election race.

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joelsisk


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bhodilee wrote:So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)



sounds awesome to me! And with that much space, you can build a nice wine&sake room in the basement.

bhodilee


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North316 wrote:I'm pretty sure they travel more than Presidential canditates during the election race.



I feel the same way about Mother. He's NEVER home according to Facebook!

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bhodilee


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joelsisk wrote:sounds awesome to me! And with that much space, you can build a nice wine&sake room in the basement.



The fifth bedroom is 10.5x31. I envision that as the ultimate playroom, which gets all the CRAP out of my living room. My current house looks like ToysRUs exploded. I only make a half hearted effort to put things away anymore. There's no point. And yes, definite wine cellar in the basement. If it's like my basement it's already the right temp/humidity.

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– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

mommadeb1


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cheron98 wrote:Didn't you know, they never sleep. Busiest wooters in the world!



I agreee!!!

mommadeb1


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bhodilee wrote:So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)



minor details.... if you like the house and area it is in...

bhodilee


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mommadeb1 wrote:minor details.... if you like the house and area it is in...



Not so fond of the school system, I could keep my kids where they are (and will with the high schooler), but the little one should probably be in a neighborhood school so she gets to meet neighborhood kids easier. There is a Catholic school a literal stones throw across the Creek, maybe I'll send her there. She's way too smart to be stuck in the crappy Omaha Public School system.

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InFrom


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bhodilee wrote:So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)

That's a lotta house! Is it an older place, or relatively new?

chemvictim


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bhodilee wrote:So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)



Ooh, sounds like fun!

bhodilee


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InFrom wrote:That's a lotta house! Is it an older place, or relatively new?



looks like the foundation went in around october 07, so it's relatively new. The inlaws asked around the neighborhood (it's in their neighborhood) and the guy that owned it was a self employed handyman, so Lord only knows what the inside will be like. I guess I'll find out pretty quick if he was good at his job. Best guess, he got recessioned and lost his ass and his house. Sucks for him, but might work out for me.

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coynedj


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bhodilee wrote:looks like the foundation went in around october 07, so it's relatively new. The inlaws asked around the neighborhood (it's in their neighborhood) and the guy that owned it was a self employed handyman, so Lord only knows what the inside will be like. I guess I'll find out pretty quick if he was good at his job. Best guess, he got recessioned and lost his ass and his house. Sucks for him, but might work out for me.



If you're interested at all, get someone in the business who is NOT a home inspector to check it out. No written report, no certifications, no realtor recommendations, just someone who knows what he's doing. Home inspections are a useless racket, in my opinion. Experience has shown them so.

edit - And yes, that's a lot of house.

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bhodilee


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coynedj wrote:If you're interested at all, get someone in the business who is NOT a home inspector to check it out. No written report, no certifications, no realtor recommendations, just someone who knows what he's doing. Home inspections are a useless racket, in my opinion. Experience has shown them so.

edit - And yes, that's a lot of house.



I know people in engineering, thought I'd ask one of them to send one of their structural folks out to look the place over if we decide to make an offer.

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mommadeb1


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bhodilee wrote:Not so fond of the school system, I could keep my kids where they are (and will with the high schooler), but the little one should probably be in a neighborhood school so she gets to meet neighborhood kids easier. There is a Catholic school a literal stones throw across the Creek, maybe I'll send her there. She's way too smart to be stuck in the crappy Omaha Public School system.



school with neighborhood kids is important...I if Omaha schools are as crappy as Florida schools are?

otolith


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bhodilee wrote:So we're gonna look at this monster of a house on Sunday. It's a bank owned and it looks like maybe the previous owners were in the middle of redoing a bathroom and the kitchen, cause it has like almost no kitchen. It's huge though, 3k square finished feet, plus another 1500 in the basement. The thought is, if we can get the house on the cheap and finish the one bathroom we'll just kind of live with the sparse kitchen for a year and redo it next year. it's been on the market for over a year, probably cause it has ONE cabinet in the kitchen ;)



3000 ft^2 seems large until you live in it for a while, then it won't be big enough and you'll be dying to finish the basement!

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rjquillin


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otolith wrote:3000 ft^2 seems large until you live in it for a while, then it won't be big enough and you'll be dying to finish the basement!

You folks with actual basements are so lucky. All we have here is a slab on soil that moves around with massive numbers of ants below.

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MarkDaSpark


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bhodilee wrote:The fifth bedroom is 10.5x31. I envision that as the ultimate playroom, which gets all the CRAP out of my living room. My current house looks like ToysRUs exploded. I only make a half hearted effort to put things away anymore. There's no point. And yes, definite wine cellar in the basement. If it's like my basement it's already the right temp/humidity.



Kids' playroom or Your playroom?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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Night all!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bhodilee


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mommadeb1 wrote:school with neighborhood kids is important...I if Omaha schools are as crappy as Florida schools are?



Dunno, but I'm not find of that district. I'm a product of it though. I wonder if a large part of the overall problem is that it its the district that serves the overwhelming majority of the poor areas where kids are not likely to do as well. As advanced as my daughter is, I want her in a better system.

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otolith


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rjquillin wrote:You folks with actual basements are so lucky. All we have here is a slab on soil that moves around with massive numbers of ants below.



Basements can be a blessing and a curse, as moisture can become an issue. It is a great place, however, to build a wine cellar.

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rjquillin


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otolith wrote:Basements can be a blessing and a curse, as moisture can become an issue. It is a great place, however, to build a wine cellar.

And growing up in Indiana sans AC it was a cooler reprieve from the late summer swelter. I'd spend hours down there tinkering with stuff.

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otolith


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rjquillin wrote:And growing up in Indiana sans AC it was a cooler reprieve from the late summer swelter. I'd spend hours down there tinkering with stuff.



Ah yes, the basement, and shade trees, were great. Now, it's AC, which is probably the only thing I really like about our geothermal system.

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mommadeb1


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bhodilee wrote:Dunno, but I'm not find of that district. I'm a product of it though. I wonder if a large part of the overall problem is that it its the district that serves the overwhelming majority of the poor areas where kids are not likely to do as well. As advanced as my daughter is, I want her in a better system.



Both of my kids are very advanced...but we never let that get in the way of having a good school experience ie..having friends that were not on the same "intellectual" level... which I think has helped them... We were lucky as our "gifted" program is a joke in elementary school. Their teachers always challenged them. Once they got to middle school they had the advanced and high school classes.. now with one in high school she is able to take AP and college classes....But it was important to them to be with their friends...... so just my thoughts for the day...

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Do you guys know how much I hate VDDD?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

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kylemittskus wrote:Do you guys know how much I hate VDDD?



But but...it's been aged with a *rock*! From *SPACE*!!!

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kylemittskus wrote:Do you guys know how much I hate VDDD?



Ahhhhh good old deer penis wine. What would the world do without that?

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Happy Saturday all! Too bad we're back to a regular weekend.

ddeuddeg and I had a really nice few days up in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. We stopped at two wineries that are new to us, Cattail Creek Estate Winery and Riverview Cellars Winery. We preferred Riverview.

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mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:Happy Saturday all! Too bad we're back to a regular weekend.

ddeuddeg and I had a really nice few days up in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. We stopped at two wineries that are new to us, Cattail Creek Estate Winery and Riverview Cellars Winery. We preferred Riverview.



glad you had a good time... I still can't believe all you 2 do!!!

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LOL you should post that to the wine cards thread

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Just one glass a day!



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chipgreen wrote:LOL you should post that to the wine cards thread



There's a similar one already, IIRC.


Edit: BTW, is anyone else having problems going to the last post in that thread? It never takes me there.


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chipgreen


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MarkDaSpark wrote:There's a similar one already, IIRC.


True....

MarkDaSpark wrote:Edit: BTW, is anyone else having problems going to the last post in that thread? It never takes me there.


No, I'm not even sure what you mean exactly? Sounds like a possible cache issue.

ddeuddeg


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MarkDaSpark wrote:BTW, is anyone else having problems going to the last post in that thread? It never takes me there.

Not just that thread. I have that happen a lot, ever since the "Troubles."

EDIT: Actually, it just happened with this post. It got posted, but instead of showing it, I wound up looking at one 4 posts higher on the list.

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Ok all of you travelers out there. Just booked some flights on Southwest for my trip to Vegas/New Mexico later in the month. Southwest has an option to pay $15 per seat, per flight for early bird check-in. Is this really necessary as long as I am willing to sign-in when the check-in window opens 24 hours before the flight time?

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mommadeb1


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North316 wrote:Ok all of travelers out there. Just booked some flights on Southwest for my trip to Vegas/New Mexico later in the month. Southwest has an option to pay $15 per seat, per flight for early bird check-in. Is this really necessary as long as I am willing to sign-in when the check-in window opens 24 hours before the flight time?



we usually do the early bird check in... flights have been full and I don't want a crappy seat....

chipgreen


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ddeuddeg wrote:Not just that thread. I have that happen a lot, ever since the "Troubles."

EDIT: Actually, it just happened with this post. It got posted, but instead of showing it, I wound up looking at one 4 posts higher on the list.


Now that I have had happen a few times.

chipgreen


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North316 wrote:Ok all of you travelers out there. Just booked some flights on Southwest for my trip to Vegas/New Mexico later in the month. Southwest has an option to pay $15 per seat, per flight for early bird check-in. Is this really necessary as long as I am willing to sign-in when the check-in window opens 24 hours before the flight time?


I haven't flown SW since they started that but I guess it depends on how many other people pay for the earlybird check-in and of course there's no way of knowing upfront. You might want to pay for it for the return leg if nothing else since it's usually harder to be all over that 24 hr. sign-in when you're at your destination instead of home (at least for me).