@andreweggplant thanks, but I wouldn't do that.....I'm done with my rant and venting. Thanks to those who understand the situation. To those that had snarky retorts....to quote Monty Python, don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! 😜😉
I see him being honest and giving real people answers to real questions. I love it when he does this, we never see this from any other politician.
I have never really heard him give an answer to anything, lot of "it is going to be the best" but never a definitive answer. I anxiously await his solution to the many problems he raised in his speech.
Any real estate dealings can be so stressing. Glad you found what you wanted. I have never settled to pay 1/2 the closing costs for any house I sold. If you can't afford the closing costs you shouldn't be buying a house. A basement is a blessing if it is dry and a wonderful place t store all those things that "we will use someday." Wonderful until you decide to move.
Cement sidewalks will not hold up. Suggest you have concrete instead.
first of all i find you saying lapdog defense personally insuting so stuff that in your ass....you are stuck on a track arent you? did i say ANYTHING about photo ids? nope....what i said was that the amount of fraudulent voting has been so very rare as to be statistically miniscule. perhaps you would be more able to argue points if you didnt go off like a dufus repeating canned arguments to statements i never made.
You clearly raised the issue of a lack of convictions for voter fraud (a very common canned argument that avoids the obvious reasons why there are few convictions). Voting more than once is the easiest form of voter fraud to commit and is the least likely to show up in data because there is no way to detect it without photo ID or some type biometric identification.
If you oppose voter fraud, you should favor the most cost effective way to prevent people from voting under other people's identities - presenting a government issued photo ID.
once again you are trying to put words in my mouth. i never raised any issue about voter id. you did by assuming i hold certain views. i countered the idiotic notion that the democrats rigged the elections thru voter fraud by simply pointing out the number of republicans elected and that over time both parties have been pretty equally represented. if you have actual studies showing voter fraud and not just urban myths etc, i suggest you take them to the proper authorities. otherwise crying about your opinion, delusional or real, is simply a waste of your time and mine
@MarT, I hate to tell you this, but if your house is like the rest of ours in Kingwood and old, you may want to go ahead and hire a plumber. My dh always changes our faucets for us. But here, we had to hire someone. All the plumbing underneath had to be replaced. The stuff is so old and brittle it cracked when dh went to loosen things up.
What should have been a few minutes project turned out not to be so. At least now we have all new stuff under all the sinks:)
Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes. It is about Vietnam. One of the best books I have read on the subject. I had no idea that tigers took out soldiers too. This most likely would entertain the guys.
My all time on this earth favorite book, EVER. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Ann Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. Guernsey Isle is just off the British coast, and was actually occupied by Germans in WWII. This book is about fighting back, in any small way you can. It isn't a typical book. It is letters sent between friends. And I had to read a few pages to get this. But wow. This book is a must read for everyone imo. I give this as gifts at Christmas. Haven't read many books that stick with you like this one does. I LOVE it.
I just put the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on hold at three different libraries, maybe it will come available before we live. Sounds very good, I love books that have history and biographical content. What I can't read is Sci Fi and Fantasy.
@buffaloglenn, I want them, but can't part with that kind of money for them right now. We know we have to replace our driveway in the next year. And that monstrosity is 10K. And that is the best quote we have gotten. But we have a wider than normal driveway. 2 cars can park side by side at the top. And the rest is nearly double what our neighbors have. Our house was the show house for our area. And while that is great, for the extras we have, replacing those extras is a pita. lol
I so want to replace our windows. But I just can't justify that expense. Our cheapest quote so far has been 25K. So just wash my old single pane ones and keep them looking pretty as they seep out all of our air. lol
But as soon as we win the lotto I am getting some new windows.
In VA, I had our builder put in some amazing windows. They opened in to the house. SO easy to clean. Best windows ever. And hanging wreaths from the upstairs windows was a breeze.
New windows are amazing, compared to the single panes much of Kingwood was built with. But, it's a valid point, that you'll never save enough on electricity to justify the up front cost. Of course, your home will likely have a better resale value, and there is also the noise factor. Modern windows insulate for both temperature, and noise as well.