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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Descant
I knoiw

You can tell your friend "we all know."
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Descant
Seasonal?

Is this the usual end of summer in NH tourist jobs?

(BTW, I was always taught that 'M' is the Roman numeral for 1,000, so 4M means 4,000. 4 Million would be 4MM. )
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By Descant
Myth

I try to mostly ignore these threads that get all bothered by new assessments without understanding the relationship described above. In any event, the explanation by ITD is one of the clearest I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,776
Posted By Descant
Post War

Just after the war here was a lot of development around the lake up to maybe 1955. Around 1980, a lot of those motels went condo as original owners wanted to retire. Sandy Point is one of the last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Descant
Adventure

Thanks for all your posts. Islanders live in an adventure world all thew time, but November and April are an adventure no matter how much you've prepared.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Descant
Generation gap

I used to call my 30 something son with such questions. Now, he says call my nephew (my grandson). He's 11 and knows everything. I'm impressed that Upthesaukee (my contemporary) did it all. C'mon...
Forum: Boating 11-18-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Descant
In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove...

In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove because it was protected on windy days, That was before all the marina development, moorings, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Descant
This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's...

This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's credibility as the guy who finds the best/cheapest deals.
Forum: Winni Pets 11-18-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 46,406
Posted By Descant
Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't...

Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't see her.
Forum: Boating 11-17-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Descant
New NWZ

A petition for a new NWZ between Pig Island and Lockes Island has been granted. The decision was signed November 16, following a public hearing in September.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By Descant
Borrowing to invest?

I think nobody brought it up because it generally has a lot of pitfalls as noted by JeffK.

I think HE for a leveraged investment such as income generating real estate can work.

If you have $xxx...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By Descant
Superb

The students and faculty advisors do a great job on these reports. They work hard to keep politics and personal bias out of the reports. Past reports are available at...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-14-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Descant
Freeze and discard the first batches of ice. Bet...

Freeze and discard the first batches of ice. Bet it says all you need to know in the owner's manual, but yes, if you had water to a previous fridge it should be easy as you describe.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,279
Posted By Descant
The only hills in FL are overpasses.

The only hills in FL are overpasses.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By Descant
Real Estate

I agree--a good part of diversification--but it certainly isn't fast money. The best part is the leverage if you borrow to buy, and (after the mortgage is paid) great cash flow. If I were stating...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,279
Posted By Descant
Rental?

Enlighten me, please. I'm under the impression that there is a better summer rental market on the NC/SC coast. South Florida is great in the winter, but who wants to vacation there in the summer? ...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 11-09-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,675
Posted By Descant
Well done and Thank you

Roland and Lauren did a great job. We wish them well as they go forward.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By Descant
A financial advisor will ask: Are you looking for...

A financial advisor will ask: Are you looking for more spending money, or just to feel a comfort level with more net worth? What's a short period of time? What's a small pile of cash? People on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,427
Posted By Descant
I believe the OP's son works for an outfit in LA....

I believe the OP's son works for an outfit in LA. If that's correct, his state (CA) income tax may be deducted there from his paycheck, never to be seen again. I expect more and more remote workers...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-05-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By Descant
Oaks

Oaks are a nuisance because they drop their leaves late and only a partial drop. In the spring, new growth pushes the remaining leaves off and you have to rake all over again.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-04-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By Descant
I'm confused. Doesn't your landscaper pick them...

I'm confused. Doesn't your landscaper pick them up?
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,585
Posted By Descant
Parallel?

As a parallel, Cannon seems to be doing very well. The issue, whether public or private ownership, is how to make money year round. There used to be a "Profile House" Hotel near Cannon, which as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,427
Posted By Descant
More?

You say no kids yet and don't mention a wife or where she might work/commute.
Nowadays, most people change jobs every 5 years or so instead of internal promotion for life, and the average mortgage...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,427
Posted By Descant
History

As a kid I grew up in a Boston north sunburn. A few minutes walk to the depot and 50 cents on the train to north station. With that familiarity and history, I never go there. I don't care how...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,585
Posted By Descant
Amenities

It's not all about vertical drop. I always thought of Gunstock as my "home" area, but I liked some of the others for amenities. Loon had none, but Waterville and Bretton Woods had summit or...
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