Ponderosa

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  • in reply to: Puppy Training #1020695

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    We really liked Danette at Dog’s Day Out. They have a location in Burien.

    in reply to: Contractor: Show me your other bid (?) #1018128

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    I called to have a project bid out with a local WS company, possibly the same one by the sounds of it, back in 2018. Instead of coming out for a bid for free, they wanted to charge me at least a hundred dollars for a bid, that could be applied if I chose them. I declined because I never heard of that. I went with a company based out of South Park (which we were unhappy with), they did not charge a bid fee, nor did the 3rd company we contacted. Everyone came onsite for a bid. The company we chose only asked about the other bids after presenting theirs on-site and our verbal indication we were likely to select them.

    in reply to: Best bagels in West Seattle? #1011788

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    Eltana delivers to West Seattle. I found this out during the pandemic and it totally boosted my spirits. They will provide freezer bags too. I think they deliver in WS every other Friday. I agree with the others, I’ve found no good bagels in WS. I do love Good Day in White Center for doughnuts though!

    in reply to: Local Veterinary Emergency clinic? #1004777

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    I recommend Seattle Vet Specialists on Capitol Hill. We don’t have a 24/7 emergency clinic in West Seattle, and the closest one I do not recommend. SVS has been wonderful to us in stressful circumstances.

    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #994282

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    Yeah, I had to pull up street view there as well–the satellite looks like it was mid-repaving project or something? I was confusing me because I was thinking “I swear there is a ramp there” but haven’t been that way in a couple weeks so couldn’t pull from recent memory.
    I know what you mean about the merging issue – it is such a hot button issue for PNW drivers. I will continue to zipper merge when I drive, as recommended by nearly all experts–I am amused by people who think we’re enormous jerks for doing so. I’ve done worse things in my life than merging correctly!

    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #994120

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    Ndrew is right, that’s a lane change to get into the slip lane, not a merge. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding between the two. This was always a misunderstanding on there being a merge on the WS Bridge to the NB I5 ramp as well. Also a lane change!
    The slip lane also has a crosswalk, complete with curb cuts. Please yield for pedestrians, they have the right of way.

    in reply to: Finishing/Trim Carpenter Needed #990236

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    Nope. We just gave up for now.

    in reply to: Affordable fence installation? #990235

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    We used Alki Fence, based out of Kent, last winter. Their work was solid, probably not the best out there. They were nearly half of what Alpine quoted us, and Alpine wasn’t willing to come down in price to a point where it made sense to use them. You get what you pay for we just weren’t willing to pay double for a marginally better untreated wood fence. Good luck!

    in reply to: bike riders #978508

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    Based on your history of pointing out every time you see someone *not in a car* breaking a law or the times you have mentioned that you think a certain bike- or ped-related behavior should be illegal, I would say it absolutely does bother you.

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    I’m concerned about our rural communities being affected by us city dwellers flooding their grocery stores, roadways, service stations, and hopefully not clinics, as a way of “escaping” the pandemic. Possibly just hearsay, but I’ve read about rural communities in Vermont being overwhelmed by people renting cabins to “wait it out” outside of urban hubs. Assuming you are a housed individual, what you described can happen in your own home, in the city, without the added touch points of traveling to and from a rural location. As someone who is from a more rural community in the state, there’s already a lot of pressure on many of these communities due to the construction, cryptocurrency mining, and cheap power that brings data centers to the area. Central Washington is already experiencing major strain on their hospitals, and has a large retiree (vulnerable) population. Whatever you decide, I hope you are all able to get tested and are negative for COVID-19 prior to joining households under one roof.

    in reply to: Free Parking #973409

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    27% of WA state resident don’t have a driver’s license. Many can’t afford a car and some with drivers licenses aren’t able to drive safely, even if they do have a car. Public transportation may be the only way people can work and access food. The city should do no such thing.


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    SOLD.


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    in reply to: To the parents of the rude kids in Thriftway. #970876

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    You absolutely can say something. To rude adults too! We’re better off when we call each other on our bad behavior. I hope you will reconsider next time, as I don’t think the parents of these children will ever see this post. I remember being chastised by adults when I was being a jerk, sure meant a lot more than my mom nagging me again.

    in reply to: Recommendation needed for Family Law Attorney #970720

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    Another vote for Barbara. I have two siblings with special needs and she helped us organize our wills and estate in a way that was much more effective and cheaper then I thought I needed to do. Her office is downtown.

    in reply to: How to know it is time to say goodbye to a pet #967881

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    Graciano, I’m so sorry to hear about Bean. Thinking of you both during this tough time.

    in reply to: How to know it is time to say goodbye to a pet #967247

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    I’m so sorry about your cat. I had to put my dog down in somewhat expected yet urgent circumstances this summer, and it’s never easy. I think it’s hard to make the call in your situation, and I’m keeping you in my thoughts. What’s clear to me is that you are doing an amazing job caring for Bean in his twilight years, so many pets don’t get as much love and attention that your Bean is experiencing. No matter when you decide it is time, know that your attention and care to your cat gave him a fantastic life!

    We consulted with a hospice vet when we knew our dog’s condition was not curable and he was getting toward the end of his life. Although we weren’t able to put him down at home, it was great consulting with a vet who could help us make him comfortable in his final weeks. If your vet doesn’t provide in-home end of life care, and you are interested, I recommend Dr. Jason at https://gentlehandscherishedpaws.com/

    in reply to: Pedestrian question #966664

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    Cardriver, despite walking “7 miles a day” you ask a question with the premise of continuing through a crosswalk in a car because you can (despite the legality), but not for the safety of the pedestrian. You have a history of posting about “concerns” regarding cyclists and pedestrians following the law both in the forums and in the comments. I don’t believe you are a pedestrian as frequently as you say, and based on your language focused on any error committed by a cyclist or pedestrian, I believe you are coming into these conversations with a bias against cyclists and pedestrians. And that’s the plural form, not the possessive form, of both. Best of luck to you in the future.

    in reply to: Pedestrian question #966545

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    It depends on how far away the car is. If you are a safe stopping distance away, and see a jogger entering the crosswalk, it doesn’t matter their pace, you are responsible for stopping. Passing through “without issue” if you have the ability to stop is illegal. It’s pretty easy to also figure out when a jogger will reach the curb, unless they are running side to side and backward or changing erratic paces or are wearing a cloak of invisibility. It’s the same way you determine how fast a car or a walker or a cyclist is going. To echo to Skeeter’s post above, please keep in mind that intersections come in all shapes and sizes, i.e. it doesn’t need to be a 4 way intersection, or a painted, or well-lit or what you consider “safe” to cross. I see a lot of drivers blow through crosswalks where the street only intersects the other street on one side–say California and Hudson or California and Bradford, and various similar “3-way” intersections along our arterials.

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    in reply to: OTA television repack has begun #962920

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    Hmm. COZI on a main instead of a diginet, and the FCC licensee is DENVER DIGITAL TELEVISION, LLC. Interesting. Looks like the came into the market only 4 or so years ago?
    Valvashon, did KZJO already repack? I’m sans antenna at the moment.

    in reply to: Finishing/Trim Carpenter Needed #960767

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    Bump. Still looking for carpenter!

    in reply to: Requesting ‘no right on red’ sign at Fauntleroy and Alaska #960766

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    I’ll absolutely put in a request. It would be great to have one that lights up too. In addition, we should be demanding safe crossings outside of signage. As someone who prefer to get around on foot/transit (but drives some too), I can say signage is only going to deter some. I imagine this area will be looked at during the lightrail construction, where we should demand safe crossings. Right now the lanes are wide at most parts of this intersection and the striping isn’t very tight. It’s contributing to the issue. About a decade ago, I lived a block away–and iirc, we had to cross using the 3 other crosswalks because pedestrians weren’t allowed to cross here. I wish SDOT would have considered that throwing up a basic crosswalk at an intersection that banned pedestrians for years would have required additional traffic calming measures.

    in reply to: Police still need training #955299

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    Graciano, that style of merging is not recommended by any experts–most who recommend zipper merging (a quick search on this will show several articles and sources as to why). This offends many people who take it personal rather than preferring the efficiency of the behavior (some who ride both lanes for several hundred feet so nobody can get “around” them, causing further congestion.) Merging near the point of the lanes joining eases congestion and is technically “correct” in the eyes of the experts. In addition, if the OP was to “merge” a 1/4 mile back, they wouldn’t have been a merge, it would have been a lane change.
    As a side, I was once pulled over for going 58 in the right lane when an officer in the lane to my left was going 55 (in a 60). Received a verbal “questioning” on why I was going faster than an officer. Sometimes it is just about exerting power.

    in reply to: Abandoned car park outside my house #953275

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    Call the non-emergency line of SPD to report, or use the Find it Fix it App. They’ll get out there in a week or so, generally. Then another week or two before they check back after tagging it. It’s about a month process from when it is first abandoned.

    in reply to: PSA: Dog waste disposal #952260

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    I don’t like it when people put poop bags in my landfill can (and really hate it when they put it in my compost pail and I have to reach in and get it out), and don’t use others cans for my dog’s waste when we are out walking. I’m really concerned about the amount of trash in our world, so I pick it up when I can–plastics, beer cans, crap (literally and figuratively.) It’s more about protecting our environment than making a point. Litter isn’t processed in the environment based on intent.

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