General Discussion, Monday, August 31, 2020

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50 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, August 31, 2020

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Weeeeeelllllll, didn’t get in on Sunday so looks like I’ll get in early on Monday.

    We were in NOLA doing some stuff in our house, we’re finally going to rent it out. A friend of ours for over 30 years recommended him, matter of fact our renter works for his dad – they lawn service that’s maintained the house’s yard for the last 6 years or so.

    We talked to our neighbors, all black, who were worried whom we’d rent to and assured them he was a nice guy, divorced, who wants to live near his child. One of the neighbors knew him, in passing, and the others were OK with it. They all have our number so if anything comes up they know they can callus but we don’t anticipate any issues. The friend who recommended him is a multiple rental property owner himself.

    The neighborhood is older adults and families and they don’t want partiers or Section 8, it disturbs the peace and lowers their property values. Though the house has been vacant since my son moved out about 7 years ago we’ve had people maintaining it and the yard so it looks as good as any house on the block. Now begins the experiment to see how much of the rent we actually get to keep considering the insurance (owners/rental and flood), home maintenance plan, city taxes and increased income taxes. At least we have a nice guy renting it.

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  2. Lucille says:


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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  4. stella says:

    This video is mildly annoying (for some reason when Bill Whittle talks off the cuff he stutters and raises the tone of his voice), but the content is very interesting. Imagine high quality internet service in the middle of the country, and the ability to live wherever you like and be able to work and interact. Imagine more people being able to live outside of the cities.

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    • texan59 says:

      If you don’t have the time, just listen to the last three minutes for the money quote!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Don’t know if it was here too or only next door but I’ve posted on this before.

      Big issue is there’s a plan to have as many as 42,000 of these little Starlink units in low earth orbit. Astronomers are already screaming that they’ll make earth-based astronomy extremely difficult to impossible. The company’s putting antireflection coatings on but they’ll still fly thru spots and block their work. They’ll also add to the available space junk already clogging the upper atmosphere both with their presence and the little pieces of crap that fall off when they’re separated from their launch vehicle.

      We had satellite TV from that large familiar-named system that advertises on TV. It works as long as the weather’s OK but as soon as any kind of storm’s between your antenna and that satellite you’re SOL (satellite out of luck).

      I’m looking at…more like praying we get…WiFi from the 3rd party carrier that owns the only cell tower we have access to. We need internet access during a storm to see what’s going on and how we need to react, with satellite TV we’d be out of touch with the world from before the storm hit until well after it passed.

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  5. jtrstill says:

    I need help! We had a flood last night in the den. I don’t know if it’s the gutter, or what, but who do I call? A plumber? An erosion person? I’m just not sure what the problem is.


  6. czarowniczy says:

    Here y’ar folks, the dirty side of Laura. There are a load of hotels in Louisiana designated as hurricane evacuation centers and the majority are in NOLA. The State and Feds are footing the transportation, food and housing bills for the guesstimated 8000 evacuees in NOLA….OK, YOU are. Detaills, details, details…sheesh.

    Republican Senator Kennedy (our Kennedy, not ‘theirs’) is already on the TV early, using squishy terms to say that the Feds (OK, OK, YOU) will be providing ‘ economic support’ for those in Laura’s path who had no homeowners/flood insurance. If you aren’t familiar with what was done after Katrina with GIVING those who had no insurance of any kind and, in some cases, no proof of ownership, suitcases full of free money (here’s that YOU thing again) to buy/build a house (many of whom STILL have no insurance) you’ll see the redux here again.

    You’ll see YOU once again sending tons of money to homeowners who didn’t buy any insurance and, if past is prologue, won’t buy any in the future. I’m having a case of the red posterior as I just got the bill for our homeowner’s/wind damage/liability for our rental – almost $3700 a year. Add in the separate Federal flood insurance (only flood insurance available in NOLA) and that bumps us up to nearly half of the yearly rent going to insurance of one kind or another. We haven’t had but about $300 of insurance-paid in over 30 years there, scary to think what our sole insurance carrier might charge us had we ever had a claim. Maybe e should just drop the insurance and the nebulous ‘Feds’ pay for the house if it’s flattened…

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