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[#] Fri Jan 07 2011 08:32:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually when the word got out that our oven was b0rken, some of the neighbors pulled together and brought us a big pile of cookies so we wouldn't be without.
I love this place. :)

But the true meaning of Christmas is HAM, so this weekend I will finally be cooking our Christmas Ham.

[#] Fri Jan 07 2011 12:29:19 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(By the way, ham is kosher if you spell it "cham")

[#] Fri Jan 07 2011 14:52:24 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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IG: If it makes you feel any better, Heather's only just gotten around to making her annual batch of Christmas treats, too.

And I'm always on the lookout for any kind of Kosher pork product. :P

[#] Fri Jan 07 2011 15:02:48 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Oh yeah, as if mister "I eat bacon cheeseburgers on Passover so I can see how many rules I can break at the same time" is going to care about that.
:)


Hey, come on up to visit this weekend and we'll have some Kosher Cham. I'm thinking of making latkes with it just to up the irony. (We upped our irony ... up yours!)

[#] Fri Jan 07 2011 15:40:17 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(No offense intended towards our Jewish friends, of course. I enjoy meta-irony.)

[#] Sat Jan 08 2011 13:05:58 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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oooh shiny!

[#] Sat Jan 08 2011 13:28:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Shiny is good.  Easy cleanup is better!  Pop the grates, wipe down, and shine on you crazy oven! :)

French toast for the whole family this morning.  The big burner kept my oval-shaped griddle evenly heated.



[#] Sat Jan 08 2011 14:33:34 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I have no problem with religious humor -at least not at that level.

I won't be coming over for ham or cham though... If you drop by here, I wouldn't mind making a batch of latkes with you.



[#] Sat Jan 29 2011 13:21:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Wow ... the ice dams on our roof have gotten so bad that the gutters are now breaking under the weight of all the ice.

Looks like I've got a lot of work to do after the spring thaw.

[#] Sun Jan 30 2011 20:44:31 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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That's some heavy ice, IG.  Mine are just...encased in the ice like that 5,000 yr old mammoth they dug up a few years back.



[#] Wed Feb 02 2011 21:18:09 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm waiting for that too. there's a lot of weight sitting on my little gutters.
What I don't get is what gutters are for. The only purpose they serve is to create ice dams in the winter.
If you had no gutters, the water would pour off the roof in a row where you could lay a drain in the ground that was easy to clean and maintain.
Instead you have to climb up on your roof all the time to clean gutters of leaves and what not.
Lemme guess: by having gutters, all the rain that falls on your roof is led neatly to a drain somewhere so it doesn't have to fall off the edge of the roof.
Well to that I say: but if you're not under your roof, you're getting rained on anyway, so what's a little more water?
It is NOT worth the constant gutter cleaning and risk of ice dams which in my case have caused backlogging and flooding in my house.

[#] Thu Feb 03 2011 15:29:00 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I'm no expert, but gutters may also help prevent water from flowing over the roof edge and, instead of dropping straight down, adheres to the fascia and flow back into the house.

I had something like that happen. Where the master bath is in my house, there's a small section of roof that's raised up, similar to a dormer. There are no gutters on that section, and the builder neglected to install the proper flashing where it meets the main roofline. With all the downpours we get here in NC, the water was flowing down the seam, and instead of flowing down the roof, it clung to the fascia on the underside of the dormer and rotted the wood.
Water Binder

[#] Tue Feb 08 2011 11:34:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's doing *something* that's for sure...

[#] Thu Feb 10 2011 12:08:54 EST from truffle @ Uncensored

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the recent snow/ice/schmutz in austin has killed our already sad gutters. Though surprisingly gutters are uncommon in austin. We were already looking at replacing them/rerouting so we could harvest rainwater, was just hoping it could wait another year :(

[#] Sat Feb 05 2011 21:03:07 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Ford, gutters are also intended to help by redirecting the water flow to an area that is (supposed to be) sloped away from the house so that the water flows away from the foundation instead of falling directly next to it (and thus often causing leakage into the foundation and/or basement).



[#] Mon Feb 07 2011 13:30:35 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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fell off the roof used to be a euphemism for getting one's period.

Sorry to hear your gutter is menstruating.



[#] Mon Feb 07 2011 11:43:45 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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A little more melting ice, and ... the main gutter in front of our house just fell off the roof this morning.

[#] Fri Feb 04 2011 17:51:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Water damage is a total bitch. It's sneaky and expensive.

[#] Fri Feb 04 2011 21:53:14 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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after owning the house for six months, we are thinking about getting some blinds. To this end, I bought a ladder and a case of Blue Moon.

[#] Tue Feb 08 2011 16:04:00 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm...

interesting.. the idioms in AE rather go into obfuscating stuff, while german idoms rather go into the direction to make fun out of something... like...

calling a Lawyer "Miet-Maul" aka rent a jaw [replace by some apropriate vulgar word for mouth]

or...

having a big beer apetite  "unterhopft" under -hop-ed (hop - the plant you make beer of)

and, IG... as long as theres snow around, you don't need to replace that ;-)



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