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Old 03-07-2002, 06:34 PM   #226
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Sip the Gran Marnier frequently while watching the duck burn. Who cares about duck anyway?

Yep, anybody who says "fromage" instead of cheese is a cheese sniffer.

I'm still holding out for Costa Rica. It's a hellova lot cheaper than St. Croix, mes amis. Ain't got enough argent/dinero to live in that part of the country.

Of course, with a high today of 78, maybe the whole thing is moot.
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Old 03-07-2002, 07:33 PM   #227
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The gov in St Croix is a lot more accepting, however. Then there's St Kitts, or even (gasp!!)Jamaica, which offers the highest investment/tax gauges. But who wants to live there? I mean, I'd love to spend a year or two or three collecting the indigenous Oncidium spp, and see the water appear apparently from nothing from the rock cliffs, aside from the first instance, nothing but unsettled water and great seafood clime to attract me. Certainly not the Am/Ger/Fr tourists their to spend their kazillions of dollars bathing in the well seasoned sands and rum.

by the way, you guys ever notice the symbol of the bat on the rum bottles so available in US? ie Bacardi?

I'll give you another true answer that's worth yet another $5 in any Holiday Inn lounge... I'm full of 'em, eh? Goes back to my days as a wine merchant, while the time was spent I also decorated myself as the local distilled expert... let's see, it was back in...
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Old 03-08-2002, 08:59 AM   #228
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Here in the non-tropical part of the world, we are getting thunder and lightening. Strange stuff, indeed, for March. Looks like the sleet had turned to rain now.
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Old 03-08-2002, 02:48 PM   #229
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Aquifers

At last some one with a degree of sanity has entered our " water shortage".

An executive with the local water supply co. said if it never rained again we would have enough water for the next 300 years. Best estimate 95 trillion gallons of water in the Aquifers.

Will that stop THE SKY IS FALLING people? Nope, count on it.

There is a real drought here in the N'theast however, with most areas 9"-10" below average rainfall. Areas without Aquifers will be in trouble.
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Old 03-08-2002, 04:49 PM   #230
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Jim,

I think it's a case of potable water distribution, and there are real concerns in that direction. Everybody knows there is exactly the same amount of water here now that was here when the world came into being. Well, almost everybody.

But potable water. We do have to work on that, buddy. And here in my part of Texas we are pumping water out of the acquifers much faster that it can replenish itself. We are therefore sinking by bits and pieces. And think about it this way. If we don't have enough ground water now (and we have to pump it out of the acquifers), what's going to happen when the population doubles?
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Old 03-08-2002, 05:21 PM   #231
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Yes your right John, but these people don't know that. God forbid they ever find out. Then it will be the Sky is Falling and The Earth is Caving.

With a little luck it will rain sometime in the next 300 years.

Maybe we can start a save the Aquifers Fund, we need a new scam around here.

BTW, did anybody ever actually SEE an Aquifer?
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Old 03-08-2002, 05:30 PM   #232
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I just realized I didn't know how to spell akwifer.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:02 PM   #233
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Typical for March

Well, Wednesday evening saw a 1/4" of rain in the evening with slight sprinkles on Thursday and Today Friday at4:00 pm PST we are Partly cloudy, Temp=64 winds=10 NE Humidity=69% with slight Clearing and another chance of rain forecast for Sunday.
Moreover, most recently on The weather channel I heard that due to a rise in temperature of the eastern Pacific-They are forecasting a potential EL NINO pronounced el nee-nyo for the Southwest and southern tier of states. In California in past years, this occurs every 4-5 years, has been responsible for large ammounts of rainfall which we generally always need here. Thats all for now-no I'm not a meteorologist.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:06 PM   #234
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Dammit, JL, you SOUND like a weather man to me!
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:12 PM   #235
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John-question?

Hey John I know your a busy man but did you have a chance to review a personal email I sent you regarding the new contractors checklist us Licensed Cal. contractors must provide to the homeowner prior to entering into a contract? Let me know-I think you'll tell me to move to Texas. I could move to Arizona. My Dad, Brother, and sister all Live in Chandler-years ago I lived in Mesa and Tempe.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:24 PM   #236
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I must have misplaced that email. Can't seem to find it. Maybe you'll send it again. I used to be a licensed contractor in Arizona, back right after Arizona achieved statehood.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:33 PM   #237
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I'll try to retype that long document

You know as well as I that anything from our contractors state License board will take me hours and hours to type-but I'm gonna do it just for you so I can get your take on it-first I gotta find me a barley pop
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:41 PM   #238
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J.L.

I'll bet if you look, you can find that document on the Internet. Then all you have to do is post the URL or copy and paste.

In fact I'll go try that right now.

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Old 03-08-2002, 06:43 PM   #239
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NOW BACK TO THE WEATHER,,,,,,,,,

We have had fog all day, freezing rain late this afternoon.

At this moment it is sleeting AND hailing in the middle of a thunder storm with lots of lightning.

This place is paradise my friends, paradise.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:49 PM   #240
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J.L., John,

I've moved this topic to the Mud Box for your convenience and continued conversation.

See: "California Contractors Licensing Board"

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