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  1. CapnSharpe

    charlotte, nc... what do you know?

    Jason L. hit the nail on the head. Since making the mistake of moving here 2.5 years ago, I've been told that I'm nothing, nobody, that I don't know my place, and that I should let my husband handle things. I'm single and have a Ph.D., thank you very much. When I traded my car from a Ford Focus...
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    Fence & Property Line Question

    Thanks for all the helpful advice! I've made an appointment with a local attorney specializing in real estate law for later this week. The property was surveyed when I bought it and the little flag is still there, having survived many weed-wackings by the neighbor's lawn service. And this is...
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    Fence & Property Line Question

    I'm a little worried that my neighbor has cleverly stolen a chunk of my property. I have a fenced in background where the fence is on my property by a good 1 to 2 feet and the neighbor's fence is connected to it, preventing me from accessing a small chunk of my land. None of this was...
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    High Tension Power Lines

    We have those running through our subdivision, as do many of the subdivisions around here. You can get the utility company out to measure what the lines emit, where it is, and whether it is harmful. Odds are, the house is much too far away to be affected. You can find more information about it...
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    How to keep a vanity sink clean.

    First, make sure your cleaner is appropriate for marble, otherwise the sink will dull and nothing will make it shiny again. I always use GelGloss which is like a spray-on car wax that you buff off of the cultured marble. That will keep it looking like new.
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    How can so many people be so stupid??

    This is the Zimbardo's prison experiment all over again... http://www.prisonexp.org/
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    Need cat advice

    The biggest doggie problem area had very recent cat urine on it. I yanked the carpet up and got the shock of my life. You can actually see stains in the OSB - that is not from my cats. With 2 bedroom out of 3 bedrooms out of commission I'm in for some very serious territorial disputes. I ran...
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    Need cat advice

    I introduced 2 new cats to the household almost a year ago now. Every few months since then, someone begins peeing outside the litterbox - it's always near the box, just not in it. I've tried lots of boxes, in lots of places. I'm using CatAttract litter and their favorite litter Scoop Away...
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    Pluto no longer a planet

    Who else has Schoolhouse Rock going through their head right now? And Pluto little Pluto is the planet farthest from the sun...
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    What makes you leave a company you've been a 12-yr customer?

    This is ironic. I left Amica when I watched their customer service go straight downhill. I found numerous problems with my homeowners insurance policy (e.g., claiming my house was 3 stories witha basement when it's 2 stories on a crawlspace). Similar to your experience with Geico I got a great...
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    Why can't anyone do a good job anymore? (RANT)

    It's 9:15am they just left and I'm still shaking. Two men showed up a little bit before 9 am, one in a red truck and another in a blue truck towing a trailer. The guy in the red truck said the other guy would remove all the caulk and replace it with what I want wanted. I asked for white...
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    Why can't anyone do a good job anymore? (RANT)

    It's 6:54am and the handyman company called me yesterday to say they would be here at 8:30. Two awning companies took a look at the awning yesterday. The first turned out to the original installer. He said the awning was most definitely removed and put back, but not in it's original place...
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    Why can't anyone do a good job anymore? (RANT)

    quote: i'd recommend renting a cherry picker to reach those windows and DIY. That is so brilliant!! I wonder if I could one past the fence gate into the back yard? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............
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    Cleaning ceramic tile floors

    I used to clean my tile floors using the cleaner available at johnbridge.com's store. It worked great and doesn't damage anything. In fact, I just ordered some stone cleaner for my slate fireplace.
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    Why can't anyone do a good job anymore? (RANT)

    Well we'll see if they turn up on Thursday to properly clean and caulk the windows. I left a message about the awning and they haven't returned it. Hopefully I'll have 3 estimates on fixing the awning before the end of the week. One place said it sounded like the handymen busted the seal on it...
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    Why can't anyone do a good job anymore? (RANT)

    I own a 2 story house and decided to hire a handman to re-caulk those high unreachable windows. Easy, right? WRONG. While I was at work this handyman or men (I'm not sure who was sent out or how many) decide to put a bead of clear silicone caulk over the old caulk around every first floor...
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    Serenity Charity Screenings 6/22-24

    Information about the Charlotte, NC showing... http://shindig.ash1.com/
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    Anyone using Kumho or Hankook tires?

    Count me in as another happy Kumho customer. A local place price matched the Tire Rack price for the Kumho Ecsta ASX tires I put on my Focus last year. I'm very pleased with the ride and performance of these tires. A huge improvement over the stock Firestone Firehawks.
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    Pioneer RPTV - Green Tint?

    Scratch that - the entire picture turned green until I moved the set. There must be a loose connection in a board somewhere. Time to call the repair guys...
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    Pioneer RPTV - Green Tint?

    Since the green tint is not as bad through the dvd player, I decided to drag out the hd-tivo (I'm not a DirecTv customer anymore - long story). Sure enough the green glow around everything was gone. Maybe it was an issue with the old Panny STB. As badly as the set needs calibrating, I...
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    Pioneer RPTV - Green Tint?

    I have a Pioneer 533HD that has always had a slight green tint. Over the past few months the green tint has gone from slight to driving me crazy. Every nighttime or dark scene has slowly devolved into black and green. But starting this week, whenever there is black or white text on a broadcast...
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    Moving to Houston... general info?

    I left Houston - Spring actually - a little over a year ago. Spring is between The Woodlands and Houston, slightly off to the Northwest of Houston (east of 249 and through I-45). Talk about not knowing how good you have until you leave...I'm really only starting to get over it now. Contrary...
  23. CapnSharpe

    FS: Panasonic RP-91

    Reduced to $150
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    FS: Panasonic RP-91

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    FS: Panasonic RP-91

    Reduced to $175
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    FS: Panasonic RP-91

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    FS: Panasonic RP-91

    Panasonic RP-91, champagne color, looks and plays like new. Includes the manual and remote. $200 plus shipping.
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    Can you identify this?

    Yahoo must kill the link after so many views. Here it is again: http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/bc/14cb4e18...0tTeDBAVma47Tu I wonder how long it will last this time.
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    Can you identify this?

    It's through the wall but nothing is on the other side. In fact, this is the part of the wall above the closet door. The alarm system wiring is in that closet, but not on that wall and the alarm wiring doesn't even remotely resemble what's connected to that. The door bell is on another wall...
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    Can you identify this?

    I was in a closet cleaning when I looked up and saw this... http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/bc/14cb4e18...IM5dDBjEF_47Tu http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/bc/14cb4e18...4gAeDBnAgC47Tu I haven't got a clue what it is or why it's there. Anyone here know what it is?