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#27271 StephanieL

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:47 AM

That might be the case here.  In NYC, I think it's 3 years between calls, but when I got told by Alameda County "thanks, we don't need you", they also said that I was in the clear for only a year.  Hopefully, the feds have  longer time periods between when they snag you.  I've never been called for federal service, so I don't know what to expect.  Thank goodness it's not grand jury.


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#27272 prasantrin

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:55 AM

I got called once in my life, and didn't get selected. I was so disappointed, and now I can never serve unless I quit my job!

#27273 mongo_jones

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:18 PM

water coming into the basement through a foundation wall at the back of the house. we should have re-graded the rear there when we bought the house but didn't. then last year we put in an expensive low deck that runs that length*. now we're faced with the likelihood of having to pull the deck out to regrade along the foundation and maybe put in french drains as well and then putting it back in again. but first we're going to try installing wider gutters back there (our roof has a steep pitch) and another downspout. that should hopefully take care of the water from heavy rains, which currently overpowers the gutter in a few spots, leading to a waterfall down by the foundation in those areas. and we'll try to clear the snow off the first 3-5 feet of the deck on a consistent basis in the winter. hopefully that will work.

 

 

 

*yes, this would have been the time to regrade.

 

 

update: we kept the deck shovelled and clear all winter and were going to install an extra downspout this spring. thought we'd be in the clear till then. our contractor said he thought that would be enough after that.

 

but we had crazy snow all february and as of yesterday it got warm and there's been a steady melt. the sump pump has been going non-stop since last afternoon but this morning woke up to find water had come in again anyway from the back of the house. i guess this is still at least partly a gutter issue--as in the gutter is probably blocked with unmelted snow and ice leading to a steady drip. unfortunately, i don't know what we could do about that. any size/design gutter is going to get covered in snow/ice in a bad winter. so i think we are unfortunately going to have to pull out the deck, install french drains, regrade and then put the deck back in.

 

any young people reading this: if there are warning signs when you are buying a house, don't ignore and then forget about them just because you really want to buy the house.


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#27274 splinky

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:20 PM

int'l data plans. i hate feeling scammed


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#27275 The Flon

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

int'l data plans. i hate feeling scammed

ALWAYS



#27276 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

Google Fi. Same price everywhere. Not the absolute cheapest in the US tho.

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#27277 prasantrin

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Local sim card if your phone isn't locked. When I first got a smart phone, the only reason I chose the phone I did was because it was the only one from my provider that came unlocked

#27278 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

It's not really worth it anymore. I used to do that but eh...

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#27279 joethefoodie

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:29 PM

T-Mobile.



#27280 The Flon

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:04 PM

Pocket Wi-Fi was is a godsend in Korea and Japan



#27281 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:41 PM

I'm not gonna carry a second device instead of just paying $10/gb

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#27282 The Flon

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:20 PM

I'm not gonna carry a second device instead of just paying $10/gb

 

Well, it works out when your girlfriend keeps it in her purse or backpack.



#27283 prasantrin

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:57 AM

That's all you have to pay? I pay $7 per day in the US and $12 per day in much of Europe and Asia. That's in addition to my monthly fee.

#27284 Josh Karpf

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:00 PM

Pocket WiFi was a misery for me in Japan (via Japan Wireless). As our mobile router lost and regained its signal (very often, and we were mostly in Osaka, not a cow town), our phones or tablets would then in turn take their time to again shake hands with it. It was maddening, especially when we were hungrily looking for better restaurants on the fly.

 

"This is not malfunction and it sometimes happen as it is wireless access. We appreciate if you can accept our apology." Nope.



#27285 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:29 PM

I've used Google Fi in a large swathe of big cities in Asia outside China (and Beijing and Shanghai were fine) at this point. Never had a coverage issue. Actually coverage is worse in the US because its the TMUS and Sprint networks, whereas in most other regions the carrier they are white labeling is better. The real issue is that you can get a materially better deal on data while you are in the US.

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