Coffee 4-15-2017

Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:01 am

Here's wishing a Happy Easter to one & all, hope all are safe, sound & forgiving.
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:07 am

Same back at ya SH. :)
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:33 am

Happy Easter!

Sorry to hear about Ryker's early departure to the Rainbow Bridge. We just never know what the next day brings. Rest in peace Ryker.

Speaking of covenants & restrictions & such.... I am planning on calling Bangor city hall & finding out if what I heard is true. The back story: a few years back the city started making a business either "clean the rainwater" before it leaves that property (permeable asphalt with gravel filters under it) or pay the city for processing it in the sewage treatment plant. ( which they actually don't do yet). What I heard this week is : a home owner applied for a permit to build a garage. The city said they would have to come inspect first. It seems this homeowner didn't have much lawn. The new garage would cover "so much" lawn that the rain would not soak in, it would, could, might, wash off the property, SO.... we will grant you a permit, but you must begin to pay a yearly $3000 (yes, three thousand) dollar fee for the city to process that water. Can that possibly be true? I aim to find out. Oh, also, from now on, any outbuilding larger than 12 by 16 feet MUST be on a 4 foot frost more garages on cement slabs. Sheeesh!

This whole "treat the rainwater" thing is killing me. 40 years ago, all water & sewage went into the river. They built sewage treatment plants. Good. Once in a while during a heavy rain, it would over flow into the river. So, over a 20 year period they spent how many million dollars to run separate pipes. Now sewage goes to the treatment plant and rainwater goes to the river. Recently they said "Oh, no! We can't let that happen, we need to build giant treatment plants! So, the plan is.... spend a ba-zillion dollars on a new treatment plant that will handle all rain and sewage, and spend another bazillion dollars do connect all the pipes so they all go to said plant! Arghhhhhh!
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:39 am

Freddy, would I be correct in assuming you got ZONING?? In this area we have fought zoning tooth & plow-LOL- for years & stuck with Local Laws--governed by the residents, not some fat ass sittin behind a desk & not havin a clue!! Biggest problem is residents just sit back & let crap like that happen. :(
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:24 am

Hello everyone and Happy Easter! Sorry I missed breakfast yesterday, things got a little crazy here.

First, our water heater developed a leak - yea!. For some reason Home Depot doesn't have basic water heaters in stock at every store. Go figure - they stock the really fancy ones with wi-fi connections and those with LCD digital thermometers. On line they have virtually hundreds of basic models you can order for delivery in 2 weeks but you have to drive miles to find one in the store today. Fortunately, we have 10 or 15 HDs within 20 miles; we just had to go pick it up a couple of stores over. Of course being Easter weekend the HD was crazy with their garden sales. Picking it up took most of the morning. They are coming Thursday to install it. I hope the leak doesn't get any worse between now and then.

Then yesterday afternoon I was able to capture a swarm. Read about on the Beekeeping page if you are interested.

The weather is absolutely beautiful here today. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. Lisa
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:15 am

Freddy wrote:Happy Easter!........This whole "treat the rainwater" thing is killing me......

Portland, Massachus...I mean Maine, started the rain tax a couple yrs ago. So sorry I moved :baby:
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Re: Coffee 4-15-2017

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:47 pm

You are right Freddy, it is called "point source pollution" by the environuts......Everything has to be clean just like we did not exist.....I have a great story about rivers and water and environuts, but I need a shower and it is late......Maybe I will find the time tomorrow. :)
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