Christianity the key to the character and career of Washington: A discourse delivered before the ladies of the Mt. Vernon association of the Union, at … Virginia, on the thirtieth day of May, 1886
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Never so many US cities have had a hurricane pounding at them simultaneously. Hurricane Irene is not only striking Eastern corridor cities, but also doing it during the year’s second-busiest retail season, the back to school season, hurting the economy. Now millions are bracing. So far hurricane Irene has struck Puerto Rico, Cuba, other Caribbean islands, Bermuda, and is now over the Carolinas. Over two million people have been order to evacuate their homes and millions are without electricity. By 11 pm on Saturday there were 6 deaths in North Carolina and Virginia. But the eye of this gigantic storm has not hit land yet. Tonight it is heading to New York City and tomorrow it will reach New England. But in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, it was a peaceful sunny day. Students at many of the universities and colleges in Massachusetts were arriving to their dorms. At Emerson College on Boylston Street’s dorm entrance there was a welcoming team: Megan Mitchell and Suzi Pietroluongo, both sophomore at Emerson College. Mitchell and Pietroluongo danced along with other team member as new international students arrived, as you can see in the movie below. There was also a peaceful demonstration against war and hunger in Somalia. “No War, No Hunger,” chanted the small group of Somali Youth In Charge and Saylac.com as they walked carrying posters. “Act Now or They Die,” one of the posters read, referring to victims of the war in Somalia. As they started their march from Boston Commons …
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Question by d t: My home of almost 2 years has slowly revealed a lot of termite damage that was not disclosed before sale?
“Mandatory seller property condition disclosure is required by law in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The states that do not require disclosure are Alabama, Kansas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.” Does this still hold true? Do I have any legal rights? The home was inspected by a licensed home inspector who revealed some termite damage that had been repaired. His words “Adequately repaired.” Then cut to 11 months after the home has been in our name we find water has found its way into our basement and some of the drywall has to come off for repairs and Wow! I can’t believe this house is still standing! I’m not a framer but I think the corner that the “bugs” were chewing on looks to me like it is load bearing! There are no live termites in sight and the same exterminator company that mitigated the “bugs” still spray for us. This is not a pleasant way to start out our lives in our first home. Thank you much for any input!
Answer by little78lucky
You knew of termite damage prior to buying it and the time elapsed is enough for a lot of further damage to happen.
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roof view, back – bedroom overhang gutter, soffit before painting, backyard kudzu – IMG_3088 (20110615)
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
See the brown stuff? The detritus of tree branches falling and collecting in this never-before-seen area of our roof. The smell was horrid. I named it "house shit". It was worse than horse shit, but not elephant shit. As I cleaned some out of the gutters, I had to drop it straight down (for life-threatening balancing reasons), where it landed in Carolyn’s hair (repeatedly), her unable to block it with her hands 9for life-threatening balancing reasons). Probably Carolyn’s least favorite part of a lot of this.
These gutters had not been cleaned in YEARS! They totally had trees with root systems growing in them. Nature is fierce around here! Constant zombie attack of life!
You can also see some of the last vestiges of the original green house — the peeling soffit on the overhang roof. (Which got painted later. However, I did not manage to re-paint the soffit of the main roof over the overhang roof (over the attic vent). That was the one place that couldn’t easily be reached. I have never stood on that overhang, nor do I intend to without a harness, nor is my studfinder capable of finding wood *through* my shingles, so I don’t know where to safely screw the hook to the 0 harness that I own. Baby steps.)
Next door, you can see the huge tree that fell during the 2005-ish hurricanes.
Note the condition of the shingles. Progressive insurance (Homesite insurance) dropped our insurance giving us a list of reasons. We fixed the items on that list. They then dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons not included in the first list, including "curling shingles" on my roof. The shingles certainly aren’t perfect, but do these look like something that’s going to fly off my roof and cost an insurance company a lot of money? Of course, we survived Hurricane Irene AND the post-Irene flood storms JUST FINE… With zero water in our house. Progressive did not even cite our roof the first time they dropped us. Quite simply, Progressive Insurance/Homesite insurance are ASSHOLES. The roof sure as hell does not need to be re-done if it is functioning just fine. Plus, I just patched it with roof cement to strengthen it up even more! Be smart. Stay away from Progressive. Their low prices aren’t worth it. The State Corporation Commission has been notified, but since Virginia is a Republican state, our regulatory agencies barely have any teeth.
Homesite insurance, Progressive insurance, attic vent, boiler chimney, gutters, house maintenance, kudzu, shingles, soffit, view.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks. before painting. before soffit painting.
June 15, 2011.
tree, backyard – 0 – before removal – 023-diptych-033 (20110524)
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The tree (photographed from both sides) that cost us 0 to remove. It’s pretty much 100% covered in ivy. We left it there to prevent erosion.
On the right half of the picture, you can see some old astroturf that I placed on the chain-link fence past to kill kudzu by depriving it of sunlight. It’s extremely effort-efficient, but not time-efficient. It takes a few weeks to kill what’s beneath it. But as you can see from the picture, it does in fact work. Left in one place long enough, however, new kudzu will eventually grow *through* the astroturf and lock it in place, where it can’t be removed and eventually rots away. The trick seems to be to surprise existing kudzu by covering it — THAT kudzu will die, but not the wave that comes to replace it. We got maybe 3 of these astroturfs for each about 11 yrs ago, and I think one remains. May switch to discarded carpets (on curbs every summer) as they are thicker and more durable and harder to grow through. Shit, I’d carpet my whole yard if it was possible to do that, and made sense. You know, if I lived in a cartoon world. Black shag carpet for my whole yard. Yes!
Homesite insurance, Progressive insurance, astroturf, gutter, house maintenance, pine tree, tree removal.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks. before tree removal. diptych.
May 24, 2011.
BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) canceled our policy due to having peeling paint on our window sills, and tree branches touching our roof (among other things). So we switched to Progressive and they dropped us for the same reasons. So we renewed our Progressive policy, had 0 of tree work done, and rectified most of the list they gave us. Progressive dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons, including changing the tree requirements from "no branches touching your roof" to "no branches over your roof at all", so even after following their specific advice regarding the trees, they still canceled our policy again. It’s simply not possible to satisfy Progressive when they give different reasons the second time around. Most of the reasons used by Progressive to drop us the 2nd time were never given the 1st time, even though those conditions were present then as well! PROGRESSIVE SUCKS AND IS NOT WORTH IT. INCONSISTENT! And then they try to bill you after you cancel them! Anyway, we paid The Care Of Trees 0 — the cheapest of the 15+ companies I contacted — to do 3 major cuts (0) and remove the pine tree behind our addition (0). I also bought a 0 pole saw (basically chainsaw on the end of a 10 foot pole) to handle the smaller trees (i.e. the cases where it’s possible to do it yourself).
The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher’s website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Title: Addresses and Historical Papers Before the Centennial Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, at Its Meetings in St. Paul’s and St. John’s Churches, in Richmond, May 20-24, 1885; Original Publisher: New York, T. Whittaker; Publication date: 1885; Subjects: Virginia;
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