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3 years ago
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kitchner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > furman has cousins in kitchner! you should bring > them some poutine next time! the oktoberfest in > kitchner is the best this side of the atlantic! Sorry, squirrels in Kitchener-Waterloo are almost 100% black, not grey. ISTR Furman being described as grey. Could be one of those illegal immigrants from the U.S.,
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3 years ago
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Sounds like the water isn't leaving the foundation area. We had that problem after fixing sump pump. Five years after we moved in, our (unfinished) basement flooded; pump was dead. Once we replaced it, back yard turned into a swamp, so I think it had been dead the entire time. Routing the outflow away from the foundation cured it.
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3 years ago
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Bradford Pear.
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3 years ago
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Chingy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Old Pioneer restaurant in Chantilly. Great food > back in the day. > > Where was this in Chantilly? When did it close? Google isn't showing much.
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3 years ago
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Hi Dajax!! Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Food like lasagna can stay in the fridge a few > days. Definitely. And trust your nose. We throw WAY too much food away in this country, especially due to stupid "Best by" dates that don't mean anything in most cases.
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3 years ago
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MTFPU Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I had to stop at Pan Am the other day, this little > bastard stole my fries... This is one of my favorite threads on here, and this is a great picture!
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4 years ago
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Good question, sir! Here's our menu: - Vegetable platter with two dips - Tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole - Two kinds of wings: southwestern and dry rubbed, with sweet chili sauce for them's as wants - Two kinds of chili (turkey and beef), with cheese, sour cream, onion, cilantro, hot sauces - Cornbread - Mac&cheese - Blondies - Brownies - Beverages of choice I'm hoping that'll be en
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4 years ago
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dpcwk Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I prefer something fresher. Chutzpah is a fine > restaurant but they can't manage to make a bagel > on site? You need the right water. And it's wildly uneconomic to import water... > Giant's bagels supposed to be imported from New > York in some way. They are ok if a bit gigantic. > As I said before, Manche
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4 years ago
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Alas, y'all appear never to have had a really good bagel. That doesn't make your list invalid, just that it's like comparing Domino's vs. Pizza Hut -- neither is really good pizza, and none of those joints make decent bagels. Haven't been there in a couple of years, but Chutzpah at Fairfax Town Centre at least used to import their bagels from Manhattan, parbaked. They were by far the best I've f
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4 years ago
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(Hoping I haven't posted this before; not a picture, but I think it fits this thread in spirit at least) In 1952, my dad's stepfather died. They were living in DC, but he'd owned some land out Ashburn way. My grandmother said "I'm going to sell the land. It's terrible land, and they're terrible people." (In her vernacular, that meant they were uncultured, country folks; not a bias he held, that
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4 years ago
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Soda Can Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You used to be able to call 811 & see what the > call back number of the phone you were using was. > Now it's used for Ms. Utility. 800-444-4444. Or google "ani readback".
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4 years ago
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In The Know For You Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here's the VDOT page with all the project plans > for I-66 from the beltway all the way out to > Gainesville: > > http://outside.transform66.org/about_the_project/m > aps_plans.asp Thanks! I figured you'd have a link. As for the houses off West Ox, makes more sense with the church property in
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4 years ago
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C7MXH Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well aware of this, however, Google may have > bought Waze for patents and technology. > > I have been watching and comparing Waze and Google > Maps a lot lately and have found that Google Maps > trumps Waze on everything other than Police > Reports. > > Pulled out of my development the other day,
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4 years ago
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YK7PL Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why can't people just pull up and use Google > Maps?? > > Waze sucks balls, it is only good for people > reporting Police. If too few people are running > Waze, you get screwed. > > Google Maps is using all the data from phones to > get a much better idea as to traffic problem. You > do not even
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4 years ago
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Fortnite Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's crap but not too bad. 4/10 > > Honestly, though: The absolute worst web designs > are the mobile-oriented ones that are lazily the > same across every device including desktops. I > sincerely lament how they shove everything under > one menu, hindering convenience and use of space. > Not to men
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4 years ago
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will you still feed me? Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ludwig Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Around the capital beltway??? > > 64 As confirmed online--Google "capital beltway length".
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4 years ago
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DLawson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I give the pattern breaking award to I-238, which > has nothing to do with I-38 (which also does not > exist). Ouch. Did not know about that one! That is just plain bad.
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4 years ago
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FYI As We Talk About Nova Roads Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Interstate system was approved in 1956, > President Eisenhower knew of Germanys Autobahn > system and he wanted the same for the US national > defense to move troops and equipment fast to any > part of America > > The interstate system was numbered like the older > US High
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4 years ago
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Dumfrieskid Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry kid, but that stretch of road was known as > 495 until about 1990 when it was pointed out that > it did not conform with Federal rules for naming > interstates. Namely two digit interstates go > through, 3 digit are bypass. More precisely, two- (and single-) digit Interstates are main routes; three
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4 years ago
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That's a remarkably sharp picture for that long ago! How big was the original? Love the clothes and 'stache. Brings back memories... Apparently this is fake? I fell for it, oops... but it DOES bring back memories!
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4 years ago
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DIY guy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's going from a 4' downspout into a 6' > corrugated pipe and out through a 4' PVC pipe. Not > sure where the 2' came from. > > I have an angled filter at the top of the > corrugated pipe so that removes any chance of > icing up. It will also be angled aggressively > enough so no water will stay in
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4 years ago
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jfcee Wrote, in part: ------------------------------------------------------- > you also have to be aware if you spill > water out and if that water "freezes the street" > it will be YOUR FAULT and you'll have to plug the > pipe. This. We had ours in place for 20+ years; next-door neighbor, good guy, finally got tired of having an ice rink at the foot of his driveway every winter,
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4 years ago
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We had this done 25 years ago, by a licensed drainage contractor. And yes, a 2" pipe was plenty to handle downspouts from one side of the house AND sump pump outflow. The bad news is, I've been informed by the same contractor that the County no longer approves permits for this.
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4 years ago
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google maperator Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- Way cool, thanks! I was right, trees grew a wee bit...
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4 years ago
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Old Iron Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Andy Ratlips Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > A peaceful subdivision in Reston. > > > Circa 1972? > > That is my guess. Anyone know where? Would love to see a picture now! (With 70-foot trees, no doubt)
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4 years ago
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PPO: Doc gets paid to see you. HMO: Doc gets paid to NOT see you. If you're young and healthy, HMO is probably fine. If you have any sort of issues, think twice.
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4 years ago
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Completely Different Owners Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lidl is just Aldi spelled sideways OK, that made me laugh! It is, almost... I can't figure out why Giant is moving from Elden to the clock tower. Doesn't matter to me, but I always thought the Elden Street store was larger, and seemed busy. Not that I was in there that much. I suppose they know what
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4 years ago
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Tonka Truck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It was laid out to be temp housing for the > construction workers building Dulles Airport back > in the late 1950's NOT challenging your assertion, just wondering: got any more info? Link/book reference? I've read the book about Dulles but don't think it was in there. For some reason I find this stuff fascinati
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4 years ago
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I feel your pain. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I feel your pain. You might have recourse by > filing a complaint against them with your > insurance. Abusive and incompetent billing > practices, etc. They have a contract with your > company and there are certain expectations with > that. What is your insurance company? > > You could also
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4 years ago
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I remember a drive-in near where I grew up (nowhere near here) that showed dirty movies and was visible from the Interstate. And trying to get my dad to slow down while driving by at night. ****er refused to do it! Any idea what year that clipping is from?
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