What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:18 am

Marc_C wrote:Apparently jamesdeluxe has taken on the role of :stir: this summer.

I'd have to work long and hard to muscle in on your territory.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Marc_C » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:17 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Marc_C wrote:Apparently jamesdeluxe has taken on the role of :stir: this summer.

I'd have to work long and hard to muscle in on your territory.

What ever do you mean? It's all flowers, chocolates, puppy dogs and unicorns here!
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Geoff » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:31 am

My season started with a torn meniscus Thanksgiving Day (walking to the gondola) and ended with arthroscopic surgery on April 25. I only skied Killington. The knee would come and go so I had weeks I skied a lot, weeks I'd only ski a day or two and just take a couple of runs, and weeks I didn't get out at all. I don't count days or vertical but I'm sure the vertical count was my lowest in decades. With all the sitting around, I got fat & out of shape.

Over the last 4 years, I've spent $200K out of cash flow doing home remodeling. That chewed into my ski trip budget. I was even turning down "free place to stay" trips because day tickets were off-budget. My traditional summer Chile trip ended. I'd be in Denver on business and wouldn't ski. Between American, United, Delta, and Southwest, I have about 600,000 frequent flyer miles. Now that all the big ticket remodeling is behind me, it's time to start using the miles again.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:53 am

Geoff wrote:Between American, United, Delta, and Southwest,I have about 600,000 frequent flyer miles.

:shock:

Makes my 140,000 feel like tiddly winks. Unfortunately, 2/3 of my miles are on Delta, which was always great about providing lots of award flights at the 25K-level. That has changed, even on nonstops to SLC, which were historically gimmes for me.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby EMSC » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:50 am

Geoff,

Sorry to hear about the knee. It doesn't sound like anything resembling fun.

Geoff wrote:I've spent $200K out of cash flow doing home remodeling


Ummm... that's more than a remodel. Assuming you already had the land, you could build an OK sized place from scratch for that!
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Geoff » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:43 pm

EMSC wrote:Ummm... that's more than a remodel. Assuming you already had the land, you could build an OK sized place from scratch for that!


Not to hijack the thread but yeah, at this point, it would have been cheaper to tear it down and rebuild it. ...and it's a very small cottage. "Reconstructing" is a more accurate description than "remodeling".

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For other people, "new roof" means you peel off the old asphalt shingles, put down new felt and ice & water shield, and nail on new shingles.

For me, "new roof" is a SawzAll, new ridge board, new rafters, new plywood deck, new soffit and fascia...
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For other people, "replace a door" is removing the old door assembly and sliding in the new door assembly.

For me, "replace a door" is rip the entire wall out. Replace the rotted sill, re-frame the wall including a bad corner post. Frame the door. Install new door. New sheet rock inside. Skim coat. Paint. New trim. New trim outside. Re-shingle. I had two of those door projects.
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For other people, "remodel a bedroom" is paint and carpet. Maybe new window treatments.

For me, it was completely gutting the room. Install laminated beams to support new rafters. Replace the other half of the rafters that weren't done in the "new roof" project. Re-frame the exterior walls. Vault the ceiling. Replace the windows. Rewire. Insulate. Sheet rock. Skim coat. Paint. New trim. Then carpet.

In this photo, the only visible original items are the plywood sheathing on the exterior walls and the floor. Roof and walls were re-framed.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby EMSC » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm

Geoff wrote:it would have been cheaper to tear it down and rebuild it.


Wow. That's not for the faint of heart. I guess you must really like the location.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Admin » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:37 pm

EMSC wrote:
Geoff wrote:it would have been cheaper to tear it down and rebuild it.


Wow. That's not for the faint of heart. I guess you must really like the location.


Waterfront along the New England coast = no brainer.


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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby jasoncapecod » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:40 am

A little Jewish Lightning and a rebuild would have save ya 200k.. 8)
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Geoff » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:01 am

Admin wrote:Waterfront along the New England coast = no brainer.


Not waterfront but on a private lane shared with two other houses so extremely private for a tiny house on a tiny lot. I can walk to my boat slip.

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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby jasoncapecod » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:36 pm

gorgeous....well worth the money...
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Patrick » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:36 pm

[censored] that cat is pretty still.

That is a tiny place or your cat is huge. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Geoff » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:48 am

Patrick wrote:[censored] that cat is pretty still.

That is a tiny place or your cat is huge. :mrgreen:


The cat waits patiently on the coffee table for cat treats. Small cat. Tiny cottage. 992 square foot cottage on a ~ 58' x 155' lot where 20' of the lot is the lane. ...and the property line runs down the middle of a 2-car garage.
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Bobby Danger » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:22 am

1 at powder mountain -- 7 at snowbasin -- 92 at alta snowbird
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Re: What Happened to the Season Recap Thread?

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:52 pm

I note the 100 days by BobbyD in a below average Utah season. How many in 2004-05 and/or 2010-11?
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