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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By MeredithMan
I would think if you have the furnace...

I would think if you have the furnace cleaned/maintained once a year and change the air filters in spring and fall, you should be fine. That's always been my practice, but I'm just a dopey...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-17-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By MeredithMan
My daughter was a waitress here at a popular...

My daughter was a waitress here at a popular summer establishment (beach bar) for her her 3 summers during college. She did mention on more than one occasion that if she was assigned take-out duty,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,339
Posted By MeredithMan
a funny story...

My brother-in-law's wife is a North Carolina native. When he brought her here for the first time, she had 3 comments on Winnipesaukee:

1) "Oh my God...I can see my feet when I step in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By MeredithMan
While I cannot recommend a firm in the lakes...

While I cannot recommend a firm in the lakes region, I would strongly recommend that if you are doing estate planning and setting up trusts/wills/DPOA, etc, use an attorney whose only business is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By MeredithMan
Blow it out of proportion to what...??

why would anyone put a 6 month old baby in that situation? Obviously, the baby isn't asking to go water skiing, so it is purely for the adults' entertainment, which is completely irresponsible.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By MeredithMan
yikes...

....borderline child endangerment....

I think I was 10 or 11 when I learned to ski. Certainly after I knew how to swim!
Forum: Fish Tales 09-21-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By MeredithMan
If you get into it...

....I would highly recommend a battery-powered ice auger. When I first started ice fishing in my late teens, I used a manual chisel. Not a problem when the ice is 6" thick, but when it's 18"...2'...
Forum: Boating 09-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By MeredithMan
Yesterday...

...called it a season yesterday. Just too darn shallow at my place right now. Disappointing, as we like to normally stay on the water till mid to late October. 7 mos from now will be April 17, so...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-13-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By MeredithMan
Because it was so dry....

....just saw this article on NECN.com. The dry summer has resulted in fewer mosquitoes, ticks, etc...

https://www.necn.com/news/local/dry-summer-brings-blessed-relief-from-biting-insects/2322403/
Forum: Boating 09-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By MeredithMan
normally, mid to late October. This year, I'm...

normally, mid to late October. This year, I'm thinking I'm gonna bring it to the marina for the winter next week. I've been on the mooring for the last couple weeks, as I don't have enough depth at...
Forum: Boating 09-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,966
Posted By MeredithMan
Updated Message from Watermark to its customers...

Just passing on the notice that came today from Watermark....
Forum: Automotive 09-10-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By MeredithMan
Had a pleasant experience at Stratham Tire, Laconia

....Took the wife's SUV for an inspection sticker in July. Got flunked due to the tread on two of the tires being too low. Discovered that Stratham Tire in Laconia, (behind police station and Water...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,699
Posted By MeredithMan
it is unreliable data...

...a probable source of the data is from people themselves. How many times have you "registered" a product that you've bought and the "warranty questionnaire" asks a bunch of demographic questions,...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-05-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By MeredithMan
Bill....

I think it was $52, before tip. We had those 3 food items, plus 1 diet coke each. I think I left $15 tip...trying to be good to servers these days, as they've taken a hit over the last few months,...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-05-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By MeredithMan
Always a Fave...

...we have always enjoyed hitting the Akwa for lunch. Mrs and I did that yesterday. Oystahs, shrimp caesar, and haddock sandwich. Yum!!
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By MeredithMan
HELOC thoughts...

If the HELOC is already in place, then yes, it is quick...you simply access the funds. However, if it is not set up, it can be time consuming. When we did it on our last house in MA through B of A,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By MeredithMan
No seller is going to agree to a "sell-to-buy"...

No seller is going to agree to a "sell-to-buy" contingency in a market like this one, where people are sometimes paying more than sticker price for a home. A bridge loan could potentially be an...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By MeredithMan
Well whadya know...

...I always thought it was part of Funspot, not a separate, distinct business. Very unfortunate for them...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,516
Posted By MeredithMan
Same...

Our assessed value went up over $200K and we haven't done a single thing to the place the whole time we've owned it. Will be interesting to see if they play with the rate, such that the tax bill...
Forum: Boating 08-26-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,966
Posted By MeredithMan
Low Water Level Warning...

...Just got an email from Watermark that they sent to all their customers advising to be wary of the low water levels. They stated in their note that we could have winter water levels before the...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 08-24-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By MeredithMan
dropped him off yesterday...

OK, so made the big drop at college yesterday. I have to say that of the 7 college move-ins I've done with my kids, this one was by far the least chaotic. Of course, this is due to the fact that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By MeredithMan
Last week they were $4.99/lb at Hannaford...

Last week they were $4.99/lb at Hannaford Meredith....haven't been by the fish counter there yet this week. They've been pretty cheap all summer...cheaper than baloney, in fact...
Forum: Fish Tales 08-19-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By MeredithMan
Thanks! I know fishermen are supposed to keep...

Thanks! I know fishermen are supposed to keep things quiet, but I'm a pay-it-forward kinda guy... We got it off Bear Island, about 70' down in about 100' of water. And no, it did not end up in...
Forum: Fish Tales 08-19-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By MeredithMan
Nice way to end his summer vaca....

....today is my son's last day at the lake for the summer as he heads back to college this weekend. We got one last trolling session in this morning and he hauled in this nice laker to end his...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 08-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By MeredithMan
2 data points that I know....

First, let me say that I would not want to be a school administrator, (public, private, college, etc), for anything right now. It is "lose-lose" and no matter what you decide, people will hate you....
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