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  • in reply to: Credit card fraud #918145

    squareeyes
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    2-3 years back my husband’s BECU debit card stopped working. I contacted BECU and was told that he had used it in the Fremont 7-11 ATM which had skimming problems so they froze the card. BECU did not notify us and did not reissue the card until I called.

    I’m having a different issue with them. When you billpay via their online banking, there is no way to see online when the check has actually cashed. The date listed is the date they’ve sent the payment. In order to find out if/when it was cashed, you have to call their customer service, who then have to transfer you to their IT group. This makes no sense to me.

    There are things I love about BECU, but they can seriously frustrate as well.

    in reply to: Local dermatologist for a teen #910129

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    My husband has been going to http://www.nwskin.com/ for many years, and I’ve just switched to them. They do take Premera. I don’t think Dr. Thompson is taking new patients, but I saw the PA-C (and co-founder) and really liked her.

    in reply to: Found bonsai tree and more #905595

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    It was worth a shot. Enjoy!

    in reply to: Found bonsai tree and more #905501

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    If nobody claims the bonsai, I’d happily take it off your hands. Let me know here, and I’ll post a contact email.

    in reply to: Socks in West Seattle? #904163

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    I don’t know if he’s still there, but there was a guy who sold Smartwool socks at the Fremont Sunday Flea Market. I buy all my Smartwool socks on sierra trading post.

    in reply to: Fireplace pilot light repair needed. #898125

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    This question has come up a few times. The two that are always recommended are Sutter Home & Hearth in Ballard, and Ron Swenson 206-799-0454.
    Sutter (who I use for my Valor gas insert) will only service brands they sell. They get really busy this time of year so there could be a wait for service.

    in reply to: Great American Grill – you try it yet? #895622

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    We’ve been twice and both times they were hit by the bad luck of servers not showing up. The first time was a Friday dinnertime with one server plus the bartender and the owner working. We were told that a server had not shown up so service was slow, but we didn’t mind. We went again a couple of weekends ago for breakfast. The place wasn’t too full because it was early and the owner actually thanked us for coming in before the rush. It was just the bartender and owner working the floor; we were told three (!) servers did not show up. The food was fine, and service was understandably a little slow, but I can imagine they were in the weeds pretty quickly after that because the place was packed when we left. I’m glad they’ve gotten popular quickly, and hopefully they’ll be able to sort out wait staff reliability so they remain popular.

    in reply to: Jacks BBQ in SODO area #889468

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    I disliked it. It was a few years ago, but I’ve never desired to give it a second chance. I recall the ribs were okay, but the sides were unpleasant. I’m a beans and greens girl and they both disappointed. Perhaps they’ve improved since then, or perhaps it’s just that Texas style BBQ is not for me.

    in reply to: Florist for Prom Corsage #883863

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    I second the Flower Lab. They did my wedding flowers and I thought they were spectacular. If your son wants something different/unique they definitely work with you. He or his date may wish to google corsage photos to get an idea of what they like and will work with her outfit.

    in reply to: West Seattle Electrician for small jobs #882313

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    I’ve used Keithly Electric twice on small jobs and been very happy. First one was replacing one outlet in the house that quit working and took 10 minutes. Am waiting for the bill on the second job, which was in the crawlspace and took an hour, so I can’t comment on price (yet). Both electricians I’ve had in the house, and the guy on the phone, gave great customer service.

    in reply to: home addition #875201

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    Can’t help you with most of your questions, but we went to the Home Show on Sunday and one builder that we liked said they’re booking about six weeks out for cost estimation and five months out for start of construction; that’s with us having completed plans in hand, so your experience would be different.
    If you’re planning to stay in WS, my guess is you’d be better off remodeling/adding considering that teardowns are going for over $350K these days.
    Home Show is still going on and if you pick the brain of just a couple of builders there it would be admission money well spent. Be aware that we’ve noticed that the Home Show doesn’t have near as many builder’s booths since the building boom commenced.

    in reply to: RANT: Why can't you let us cross? #873776

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    I think the sign says no left turns 3pm-7pm (except transit). That intersection is so busy it really needs a left-turn arrow on all four sides, not just the Avalon sides.

    in reply to: Admiral Metropolian Market #873537

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    I agree about the bread location – it’s awkward and not remotely intuitive. I’ve never liked the produce section design, but now that they’ve reduced the selection of produce it’s even less appealing. I still like the staff though.

    in reply to: Therapist / Mental Health Professional recommendations? #869018

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    A couple of my friends utilize Linda Rohan http://www.lindarohan.com/. She’s on California between Andover and Charlestown.

    in reply to: What's your favorite West Seattle supermarket? #868937

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    I like the Junction QFC for staples, produce, most meats, most dairy except yogurt (all those brands, and none that I like!), and they have a really good cheese selection. I try to patronize WS Produce as often as possible, and specialty items I get at Thriftway or Met Market.

    in reply to: First look at Raccolto #866155

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    Went back again last night. More delicious food, and they’ve added baffles to one wall to absorb sound. We were told they do have an art piece to add to the large wall.

    in reply to: Any reviews of New Luck Toy? #865868

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    Five times a charm! We finally found a good time to get seats at the bar last week. After we were seated the place packed out with bunches of people waiting. I had a cocktail which I enjoyed, and the inexpensive wine by the glass was good as well. We got the dry fry green beans which we loved, chow fun we liked, mongolian beef which was good on the night, but seriously salty as leftovers the next day, and our least favorite which was the salt pepper and old bay shrimp only because they were fried with the armor was still on, so very messy to peel; the flavor was great.

    in reply to: First look at Raccolto #865865

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    It really depends upon your definition of how close is too close. I think I could move between tables without brushing up against them and I’m not skinny, but you’d certainly overhear conversations.

    One thing I did notice is that the tables next to the door can get a rush of cold air when people come/go. I think they may need to hang a curtain there come this winter or they’ll have people asking to move.

    in reply to: Do you need egg cartons? #865010

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    Very helpful, thank you.

    in reply to: Rant- Mail Delivery #864000

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    I frequently get mail for 40th Ave SW when I’m on 48th. It’s not like any of the envelopes have illegible writing either. I actually ran after the mail carrier recently to give an envelope back, told him it’s happened many times, and he said the scanner misreads it and so it goes to the wrong address.


    squareeyes
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    Signed. Thank you for posting the link.


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    Windows 10 Enterprise here using Firefox 46; no problems viewing for me.

    in reply to: Rec's for Primary Care Doctor, #859251

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    I received a couple of suggestions from this post a few months ago: https://westseattleblog.com/forums-2/topic/looking-for-physician-recommendations-for-adult-male/
    Unfortunately haven’t been able to convince the husband to make an appointment to see anyone yet :(

    in reply to: Lawn leveling/grading for small lumpy yard #851737

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    If you’re planning to install a patio are you sure you want to spend money to smooth the ground? We installed patio a couple of years ago and had to dig down about 10-12 inches to allow for the base materials.

    in reply to: Wood pallet (free) #841823

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    Make sure they didn’t charge you for the pallet. I buy from Pavingstone Supply and they charge and refund with return.

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