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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Descant
Agree

I agree with the above. A friend went on SSDI, but he hired a lawyer and the process took two years before a judge ruled. He then received retroactive benefits. When he turned 65 SS automatically...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Descant
The NH budget bill (HB 1 & HB 2) this year...

The NH budget bill (HB 1 & HB 2) this year includes a phase out of the Interest and Dividends tax. Rep.Norm Silber of Gilford has been a leader in this effort. Thank you Norm.
Forum: Boating 05-09-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Descant
I think many marinas which allow use of their...

I think many marinas which allow use of their ramps will have a driver do the backing for you (hourly rate?) You may want to establish a relationship with a marina and this would be a start. ...
Forum: Boating 05-09-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Descant
Use local #

I find 293-2300 easier to remember.. The local numbers give direct response to th Tow boat captain. Some years ago, I called the 800 number on my key fob card and they got all confused about being...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,782
Posted By Descant
Agreed

Agreed--it's not just covid, but that's an easy thing to point to, especially as it it very quickly. The other things under discussion, as you note, have been gradual.

For young folks looking for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,782
Posted By Descant
Changing times

I think we're seeing a different kind of eating out. When I got my first restaurant job, they trained me to be a short order cook and cook's assistant. I was sixteen; there were bunches of small...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-08-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Descant
Location, location, location

1. Sawyer's is several hundred feet from my boat slip. 5 stars
2. Outdoor tables where I can bring my dog. 5 stars
3. Great ice cream. 5 stars
4. It was never gourmet food--don't try to judge it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,782
Posted By Descant
2015?

That's a pretty old quote, from a market that is unlike NH and related to a "no tipping" issue. I would suggest that in the last year or two, kitchen staff pay remained steady, per hour worked. ...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-07-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Descant
Standard

Favorite standard: Cheeseburger, O Rings an a Coffee Frappe. Unfortunately, this is allowed only once a year. Maybe a little more in 2021? Not gourmet, but walking distance, and Daisy can join us...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,170
Posted By Descant
New niche

I see the Spirit fitting a niche that really isn't heavily served right now. As the smallest boat in their fleet, she'll be able to operate out of places presently not served meal/dinner cruises,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Descant
Not very intrusive

As a (former) pilot, I'm amazed at some of the comments and negativity here. Yes, a plane makes some noise on take-off, but not more than many boats. The difference is, in a few seconds, at 80 mph...
Forum: Boating 05-05-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,651
Posted By Descant
Loon Nesting area

It's unfortunate that "Loon Nesting Area" on the chart draws people to the site instead of the intended warning to stay clear.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,816
Posted By Descant
If the number of units goes from 77 down to 36,...

If the number of units goes from 77 down to 36, the septic may be able to handle the reduced load. Docks around the lake are selling for $100K in 24-48 hours. Attach a nice condo and sales for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,143
Posted By Descant
price of wood

So, if I owned a wood lot, this is a good time to harvest? Why aren't those owners doing that? All the steps I can think of, harvest, transport, mill, transport again to the retailer, seem to be...
Forum: Marketplace 04-25-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Descant
VRB airbnb

The online websites may turn up a cancellation. The agencies you would call often use these sites, vrbo and airbnb. When my daughter wants to go someplace, she just checks daily and turns up a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,143
Posted By Descant
Des

DES follows this forum, and they control the dam, etc. They have many masters, Winnipesaukee, and everybody downstream. It's difficult, at best.
Forum: Boating 04-21-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Descant
Satellite Internet

I've never had TV on the boat and the family never wanted TV in the camp. Now I have a new to me boat (2003) that has a TV and a SeaTel satellite antenna that is supposed to connect to satellite...
Forum: Boating 04-21-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By Descant
Blowing a seal

Couldn't resist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9ETlTZoF1E
Forum: Boating 04-21-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Descant
I had some floating docks once. Three sections...

I had some floating docks once. Three sections washed up on my beach. Never did find the owner. My neighbor considered using them but too small, and unstable. I think the docks at MP HQ in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,406
Posted By Descant
$1.5 and two days free bulldozer work. It isn't...

$1.5 and two days free bulldozer work. It isn't a $3MM house.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Descant
100?

1000 gallons is a lot considering that most islanders use 100 gallon tanks and a two wheel cart. Call whoever you use for regular barge service--they should be able to connect you with somebody who...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-20-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By Descant
Owner?

You can find the owner and more details for almost any property on the assessor's database for each town. In many cases it will also tell you when, last sold and price. Who cares? Leave people...
Forum: Automotive 04-17-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Descant
All in the right place

As Dave has implied above, boats are covered under boat policies. Cars are covered under car policies and personal property is covered under a Homeowners policy. There are a few extensions, e.g....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-17-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Descant
Getting there?

Owning an island property pretty much means owning or having guaranteed access to a mainland boat dock. Note the stories here about long term customers losing their slip at various marinas. When...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Descant
Gold

Fox Business news was talking about wood and gold in the same segment. It seems it is still possible to discover an unknown source of gold, but there are no more undiscovered forests. Price of a...
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