My name is Nick
- Sep 21, 2001
Im assuming "per se" roughly translates to "fuck, yes".
Just meant to use it like “proper”. But extra fancyIm assuming "per se" roughly translates to "fuck, yes".
Apparently via the mites is how people—me perhaps?—find out they have bats.BAT MITES?!?
remind me not to buy another house.
Got a look up there. No creepy crawly monsters visible. A lot of dead flies in one corner: apparently they get in and can’t get out and die, a common thing.He should have another small sacrificial kid that he can send up into all the crawl spaces etc to check for these bats.
yup. I hope that materializes!
They arrived and aren't of the color scheme depicted, being a year newer (thus nominally 2022). Go figure. Still will be close in theme, if you will, and she's psyched.Decided to go a “similar theme but not actually matching” route since I like my Mindbenders and should probably keep them and my Land Cruiser forever and ever.
Anyway, Bob Leisure (scam site? I guess I’ll find out) had 2020-2021 K2 Mindbender 106C in 159 cm still, nicely discounted as NOS. Their color scheme actually thematically fits my yellow ones better than the same-year 2019-2020 model, and the less burly 106C should be a good ski for her when she’s 5’ 4” or so as she’ll still be very thin, I’m guessing.
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duly ordered up. Shall live in the shed as flat skis until she grows into them, then will put similarly non exact match Look Pivots on them. She was psyched by the prospect, and indulging her interests as steered by me to match mine ultimately is the point.
No drawings from structural engineer 1, and no word from heat treatment guy who promised a cheaper alternative from his engineer buddies.Got the house heated, again, for the swallow bugs. Also will need to have a pest control outfit see exactly what creatures are living where as the swallow bugs clearly are living on some small creature’s tail feathers. Or tails.
Two trailers with 40 kW gensets. Heaters everywhere. House ~130F throughout main and top floors now.
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The structural engineer’s visit to assess the deck for hot tub/swim spa shoring up concerns also coincidentally was this morning. His assessment is basically that the deck is well built (probably to twice code now) but that it’d need reinforcement for either a normal hot tub (about 100 lb/sq ft before people) or a swim spa (about 160 lb/sq ft before people).
For the swim spa he thought it would require multiple posts in concrete caissons plus a metal I beam superstructure. He back of napkined that as $30k of work.
For the regular Bullfrog R8 hot tub he back of napkined it as $5k of work: one caisson, one post centered under it, and then wood beams perpendicular to the stringers that exist to distribute the load to the post. He also recommended adding some metal bolted plates on the facing towards and away from house interface of the outer beams as in this photo (so plates on all four sides ultimately):
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The story’s not over yet, though: after the engineer wrapped up I was hanging around with the heat treatment guy in the basement and mentioned what I was after, and that my swim spa dream appeared to have been crushed by cost/feasibility. Said guy then mentioned that before getting into the heat treatment business he was a Class A licensed contractor for 25 years, and that he thought it could be done significantly cheaper. He envisioned five or so posts in concrete caissons and a rectangular I beam construct supported on them, again serving the same purpose of relieving the deck proper of load bearing for it.
He took some photos of his own, I emailed him the swim spa specs, and he’s going to get one of his engineer friends to draw up plans that he’d execute as the contractor should I go that route (still paying engineer 1 for his thoughts and to draw up plans for his proposal). So there may be hope yet.
I meant to message you, if that's the resource you recommended to me he came out last week and I had my simple report by Sunday - thank you.No drawings from structural engineer 1
I got the simple report, too. Awaiting architectural drawings that a contractor could implement.I meant to message you, if that's the resource you recommended to me he came out last week and I had my simple report by Sunday - thank you.
Got another quote for $3,700 + a $250 service area fee. (And attempts to upsell on attic fans etc.)They also do blow-in insulation. Got a quote for $8,789 for 12" x 2,000 sq ft. to add to that already in the attic but that seemed a bit rich... but then again I have no context for this. Getting other quotes.
"Advanced age..."My right knee is twinging medially a bit this morning after skiing Sat/Tues/Thu/Sat.
It’s a sign of my advanced age that I actually had to go look up my MRI results to confirm that it indeed is my right sided medial meniscus that I tore, and that this is not some new malady.
Same slope that slid naturally when we were there a bit over a week ago.Outside of Aspen. Multiple skiers caught in it per the last post I saw.
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Make of this what you will:I haz a cargo bike now
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Need one more seat pad thing.
That's a good article. I'd read parts of that tale before but it tied it in well.Make of this what you will:
I went to the Costco Bullfrog event down in Littleton and it was worth my time. (They have an old-ass parking setup there! Do not like. And everything is laid out all weird, with the separate dairy cooled area and all. Anyway.)the HOA approved my application for putting an S150 on the deck. :lol: which I'm not going to do because of the above. Will amend it for an R8 once I get the plans. Very slight differences in finish and clearly the size change so I'll have to amend my application.
Outside of Aspen. Multiple skiers caught in it per the last post I saw.
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DangerousMaiden voyage. Handling kinda weird with kids on back! Standing up not recommended. Brakes are actually fine in terms of power. Rubbing a bit up front out of the box, as it were.
Raising assist speed limit to 25 mph from stock 20 mph as that felt a bit low. Wouldn’t want to go more than 22-24 mph loaded up with the handling but bouncing off 20 mph in assist level 4 of 5 fairly easily with how it’s geared.
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It's designed for exactly this. Bars for kids to grab onto, seat pads. Nominally the weight limit for the rear rack is 120 lb, and my two kids are about 68 and 50 lb, respectively.Dangerous