Yes, Bernie is first. And I really, really liked listener's Saturday post about his strategy as things stand. It exactly reflects my thoughts.And while I don't know about the Burlington situation, some years ago in Oak Park opposition led to replacement of a proposed high-rise building with lots of green space with a low-rise building and no green space. I have NEVER viewed that as a good outcome. And further fall-out led to designation of the area that includes my house as a "Victorian Historic District." Not good for the people who live here, IMO. Luckily, the rules are rather laxly enforced. When we upgraded our windows a few years ago only one of the things we wanted to do was disapproved.
Our area is a "Historic" district too, and it is not a good thing. They will not allow siding, for instance, even the new kind that is indistinguishable from clapboards. This is something I worry about very much, as painting a big Victorian every five or so years is not cheap. I'm thinking after Mum and Dad are gone, I'm going to have to fight them about the siding issue, which is not a prospect that thrills me.
We're lucky in that respect. The previous owners had the house stuccoed decades before the historic district went into effect. Although there doesn't seem to be a problem with siding, maybe because so many of the houses already had it.
Puddle, I see you are back on FB. At any rate, someone with your name liked a post on my page. Glad to have you back♥
Nope, not back. Some days I can see one or two posts. I actually don't know why I keep trying, lol!
Wonderfully moderate day here-->high, low seventies. Looks like tomorrow's good, too, before a return to summer. A/C hasn't been on for 48 hours.
Alan and Bill especially, this video is both interesting and entertaining.MIT shows off amazing way to manipulate physical objects - Click
I liked that human-bush dance at the end.
Human-bush dance? Gotta see it!--alan
Yes! I sent it along to a certain acquaintance of mine in the cell phone game business...--Alan
And on another note altogether, here is a dandy ghost story I first read in my teens:Mujina [Click] by Lafcadio HearnBack in those days all the public libraries had copies of Lafcadio Hearn's books, although they were long out of fashion. I am still of the opinion that he is the best writer of short stories that the English-speaking world has produced--but he couldn't write a novel. (He had books called novels, but they were really concatenations of short stories.) He had a unique system of punctuation.--Alan
For those who would like a good sampler of Hearn's work, I can recommend this:The Selected Writings of Lafcadio Hearn [Click] Introduction by Malcolm CrowleyIt has had an honored place on my bookshelf for a very long time.--Alan
I owe you all good responses. Don't give up! VT*Grand on the premises until tomorrow evening. See you then! Meanwhile, prayers for Italy!
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