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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-22-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By FlyingScot
We'd had no problem with ice dams, probably...

We'd had no problem with ice dams, probably because the top edge of the panels is high upon the roof. The surface of the panels is much slicker than the roof--snow slides off pretty fast.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-22-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By FlyingScot
That can be a significant problem. We purchased...

That can be a significant problem. We purchased critter guards for our panels--black metal mesh fence between bottom edges of panels and roof. As a side benefit, they dress up the look in general...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,662
Posted By FlyingScot
Worse than that--agents represent the seller...

Worse than that--agents represent the seller except when explicitly contracted as buyer's agents. This includes the vast majority of agents who help buyers look for houses to buy.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,662
Posted By FlyingScot
Our thinking is similar, though I think I'd say...

Our thinking is similar, though I think I'd say "priceless"

We bought 5 years ago, approximately 15 years after we could first afford to do so. For most of those 15 years, we said it would be...
Forum: Boating 02-15-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
I was not looking at jet skis, but it seemed as...

I was not looking at jet skis, but it seemed as though there were a lot there. The show website has exhibiting brand and dealer lists. Get well soon!
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-13-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By FlyingScot
You might consider the all black panels from LG. ...

You might consider the all black panels from LG. Most installers carry them--it's a much sharper look than the typical black and silver.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,054
Posted By FlyingScot
Based on suggestions from one of you (thanks!), I...

Based on suggestions from one of you (thanks!), I made a donation to Belknap, and just got a thank-you note saying that they were still fighting. Separately, I did not find the Forum posts from the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-12-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By FlyingScot
Hi Shreddy--you're right. Mini splits and solar...

Hi Shreddy--you're right. Mini splits and solar work great together--it's not an either/or thing. I have both. With respect to waiting for more data on electric usage, I think you should still...
Forum: Boating 02-11-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
Then I'm still confused, just in a different...

Then I'm still confused, just in a different way--are you saying there should be more security at South Station? But either way that seems like a completely different matter than the boat show's...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-10-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By FlyingScot
Hi Shreddy, I have solar in Mass and it's a...

Hi Shreddy,

I have solar in Mass and it's a great deal financially. You get 26% of the cost back right away from the IRS in the form of a tax credit, and then the system usually pays for itself...
Forum: Boating 02-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
Yes, tech is driving the Seaport, and also...

Yes, tech is driving the Seaport, and also Kendall Square, across the river in the People's Republic--amazing how those "over-regulated" areas are outpacing virtually everyplace else in the country...
Forum: Boating 02-10-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
I disagree here too, but it's funny that you...

I disagree here too, but it's funny that you choose the boat show in the Seaport to criticize government as having too much control. Come to the boat show and take a walk around the...
Forum: Boating 02-09-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
I think I understand why you don't like the...

I think I understand why you don't like the government, but I don't understand why you assume the government has anything to do with boat show security. I was there today--all the security is...
Forum: Boating 02-08-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,450
Posted By FlyingScot
You might have made it out with a swim noodle... ...

You might have made it out with a swim noodle...

OK, now that that's out of my system--how was the show? I live just a few miles away, but I've never been. Do sailboats have decent...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,336
Posted By FlyingScot
If a person wants to test the ice carefully and...

If a person wants to test the ice carefully and fish, that's great, whatever the weather.

But it disturbs me that people would be organizing--ie actively encouraging--ice fishing and the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-08-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,760
Posted By FlyingScot
Two things you'll have on your mind by the time...

Two things you'll have on your mind by the time you are a retiree:

First, if you're lucky, you will not be selling the home, your kids will. So unless your kids will need every dollar of their...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By FlyingScot
Ummm...maybe the young woman who can't quite...

Ummm...maybe the young woman who can't quite figure out why this weird old guy keeps staring at her and making dad jokes (granddad jokes)?
Forum: Marketplace 01-18-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By FlyingScot
Nice work Joey and Gary!

Nice work Joey and Gary!
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 48,644
Posted By FlyingScot
But the "majority" do not rent out their homes. ...

But the "majority" do not rent out their homes. Therefore it is incumbent on the minority to be really careful in messing with the majority's tranquility. Alas, they have not been careful enough
Forum: Automotive 01-13-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,129
Posted By FlyingScot
My sense is that your neighbor thought he was...

My sense is that your neighbor thought he was going to outsmart the several establishments by mixing and matching price schemes so that none of the sellers was going to get a fair profit. If he's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,054
Posted By FlyingScot
Fair point--but one other difference from the 60s...

Fair point--but one other difference from the 60s is that skyrocketing waterfront values make it more difficult for most families who aren't local to enjoy the lake. Belknap is making it possible...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By FlyingScot
Virtually all of the Dentists in Mass are in the...

Virtually all of the Dentists in Mass are in the Delta network. You can probably check this on their website--search for your own, then every other dentist you can think of
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By FlyingScot
I went through this in Mass just a few years ago....

I went through this in Mass just a few years ago. Due to almost unbelievable price discrimination, Delta Dental is an absolute must. Missing from the comments against dental insurance is that Delta...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,054
Posted By FlyingScot
The YMCA is not a business, it's a nonprofit...

The YMCA is not a business, it's a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids/communities. They're lucky if they can just break even each year.

We regularly debate ethical, right vs wrong issues as well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,054
Posted By FlyingScot
So you're no longer interested in a 10-unit...

So you're no longer interested in a 10-unit development? Or is it your kids who are interested in the 10-unit development? If neither you nor your kids wants to develop beyond what you've...
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