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  • There are curtains in the bedrooms. Not in the media room or the main living / dining area though. The listing photos didn't show any curtains at all, but they were there by the time of the video walkthrough. (Brand new house.)

    I don't mind installing matching curtains in the other two rooms, even if that accounts for half of all the windows in the house. I get to see just how they fit in with carpet and paint colours rather than having to guess.

    And I was leaning towards curtains rather than blinds anyway because as a modern design there's not a lot of warmth or soft edges and also blinds suck.

    I expect to exchange contracts this Thursday, and move in around the 22nd of May.

    Now the fun begins.


  • Pinterest plans to block all climate misinformation. (The Guardian)

    Wait, there's information on Pinterest?
    Pinterest is defining misinformation broadly: the company will take down content that denies the existence or effects of climate change or its human causes, as well as content that "misrepresents scientific data" in order to erode trust in climate science and harmful, false or misleading content about natural disasters and extreme weather events.
    Awesome!

    So the idiots who blamed the Tongan volcanic eruption on global warming? Banned.

    People who claim to be fighting global warming but also oppose nuclear power? Banned.

    Michael Mann? Banned.

    NPR? BANNED!

    Wait, they're not actually going to enforce their rules? Well, that sucks.


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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:00 AM




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1 heyoo,

Posted by: French Jeton at April 12, 2022 03:59 AM (zEKdf)

2 Congrats on the new house, Pixy!

Mornin' again, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at April 12, 2022 04:04 AM (qAjJ1)

3 Pixy you'll love it

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 04:08 AM (2JoB8)

4 Hiya

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2022 04:08 AM (arJlL)

5 Hiya MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2022 04:08 AM (arJlL)

6 Evening, Pixy,

You want curtains; trust me. Especially if the windows face west. Blackout drapes will help. That afternoon sun will heat your place in summer and make it tougher for your A/C to keep you cool. In cold weather it's nice to pull back the drapes, but if summer lasts 10 months like it does in the Gulf South, you want coverage. If you're sensitive to heat, you could have the windows tinted lightly too. Such is my plan if I ever buy a house.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 12, 2022 04:12 AM (c6xtn)

7 Hey JT!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at April 12, 2022 04:12 AM (qAjJ1)

8 Drapes? Curtains ? We always just cover the windows with Al - U - Min - E - Um foil.

Posted by: Snake from Bongino Island at April 12, 2022 04:15 AM (dyeT9)

9 Hey JT!
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2022 04:23 AM (arJlL)

10 I'm not a climate scientist, but I am going to regulate what people can say about the climate. More lefty arrogance and conceit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2022 04:24 AM (R8uWY)

11 My last job was a four day work week. 10 hour work day. I liked it. Until it became 12 hour days. And then work of Fridays. So it stopped being a four day work week far too often.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 12, 2022 04:31 AM (L8wP/)

12 On phone issues, there is a repair shop real close so made a appointment after work today, see if they can help faster than waiting a week for a on line purchase. It also has a cracked lens I would want to see if it can be fixed.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 04:33 AM (2JoB8)

13 Hiya Skip !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2022 04:36 AM (arJlL)

14 Nice today JT after this morning rain, looks light by radar map

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 04:37 AM (2JoB8)

15 Nice today JT after this morning rain, looks light by radar map
Posted by: Skip

Good !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2022 04:42 AM (arJlL)

16 50s here today and no rain until later in evening and tomorrow.

For the lack of snow this winter I guess the rain is much needed. Things are starting to look green. A few crocus have bloomed.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at April 12, 2022 04:50 AM (qAjJ1)

17 On phone issues, there is a repair shop real close so made a appointment after work today, see if they can help faster than waiting a week for a on line purchase. It also has a cracked lens I would want to see if it can be fixed.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 04:33 AM (2JoB


Ha! For once, I've been useful. Twas I who recommended that.

I don't plan on making that a regular habit. Now to read the content.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2022 04:54 AM (F0YaR)

18 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 12, 2022 04:59 AM (ju2Fy)

19 Apple has started manufacturing iPhones in India. (Reuters)

Good.

Still not getting one.


I'm guessing the Wisconsin plant plans went Poof. Oh well.

An Apple a day keeps the personal bankruptcy attorneys on speed dial.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2022 05:02 AM (F0YaR)

20 Have a few flowers popping up, got parts needed for doll house and if my sister comes here for Easter want to have it so she can take it to my niece's house. Much better than in back of my truck for a long trip.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:02 AM (2JoB8)

21 Curtains are not permanent fixtures. They must be included in the closing documents to be considered 'part of the property'. Like a dishwasher, which is usually built in. Refrigerators, not so much. Curtains fall into the latter category.

Or so I recall.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2022 05:06 AM (F0YaR)

22 Was reading Julie Kelly from yesterday, it's inconceivable the Jan6 operatives weren't also FBI, Ray Epps etc al. They state he isn't but bet he is a employee of.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:07 AM (2JoB8)

23 That is so cool Skip. Hope you can share pictures when you finish it

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at April 12, 2022 05:10 AM (qAjJ1)

24 Good morning morons

We recently put up blackout curtains in the bedroom and Mrs. F says it makes it easier for her to sleep. In fact, she's sleeping right now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2022 05:13 AM (EZebt)

25 Better head out.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at April 12, 2022 05:13 AM (qAjJ1)

26
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 12, 2022 05:14 AM (DUIap)

27 6 You want curtains; trust me. Especially if the windows face west. Blackout drapes will help. That afternoon sun will heat your place in summer and make it tougher for your A/C to keep you cool. In cold weather it's nice to pull back the drapes, but if summer lasts 10 months like it does in the Gulf South, you want coverage. If you're sensitive to heat, you could have the windows tinted lightly too. Such is my plan if I ever buy a house.

Definitely. Though this town has a much cooler climate than Sydney, averaging 8-9C / 14-16F lower throughout the year. And the region has four distinct seasons, unlike Sydney which depending on the cycle of the Southern Oscillation has just two - either rainy & rainier in flood years, or dry & drier in drought years.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 12, 2022 05:14 AM (MqQvv)

28 MLii want to send a real report with pictures to JJ for a Hobby Thread

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:15 AM (2JoB8)

29 Sometimes louvered shutters outside the windows can be enough. Especially if the windows are double-glazed. Curtains seem retro, in a way.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 05:18 AM (rI4Wv)

30 So Boris Johnson is now the leader of the free world.
Biden is leader of the White House lunch menu. Times sure have changed in this world.
Question, does Uncle Joe still have the cat the media was talking about, or was it just kicked out the back door after the press left.

Posted by: Colin at April 12, 2022 05:23 AM (YVx1O)

31 Pixy, I bought a place with a purple wall in the living room. I'm no good with colors or tech shit, so I trust you. What color should I paint this?

Posted by: yep at April 12, 2022 05:23 AM (FnCuj)

32 If you get a robot vac, I strongly advise auto-emptying

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 12, 2022 05:29 AM (L7jyl)

33 31 Pixy, I bought a place with a purple wall in the living room. I'm no good with colors or tech shit, so I trust you. What color should I paint this?

Pantone 448 C.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 12, 2022 05:32 AM (MqQvv)

34 Won't see you all on the road again so have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:32 AM (2JoB8)

35 Nice!

Posted by: yep at April 12, 2022 05:38 AM (FnCuj)

36 People here are now openly acknowledging wearing a mask as a signal, like a Nazi Party badge.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2022 05:44 AM (EZebt)

37 "So Boris Johnson is now the leader of the free world."

God help us all if that's the case.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 12, 2022 05:47 AM (qH6FZ)

38 Pixy, I bought a place with a purple wall in the living room. I'm no good with colors or tech shit, so I trust you. What color should I paint this?

Pantone 448 C.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 12, 2022


***
Isn't that some kind of Italian pastry/bread?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 12, 2022 05:53 AM (c6xtn)

39 >>>Wait, they're not actually going to enforce their rules?

Just . . . selectively.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 05:54 AM (rI4Wv)

40 The "Leader of the Free World" cuts his own hair in the dark, drunk, with a Magic 8 Ball.

Posted by: klaftern at April 12, 2022 05:54 AM (taPSh)

41 31 Pixy, I bought a place with a purple wall in the living room.
Posted by: yep at April 12, 2022 05:23 AM (FnCuj)

I never saw a purple wall
I never hope to see one

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 05:55 AM (rI4Wv)

42 Girl F. had her juvenile bedroom pained purple. "Minstrel Heart" Sherwin Williams calls it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2022 06:00 AM (EZebt)

43 Why is everyone so afraid of work? Are the people clamoring for 4 day work weeks the same people who are refusing to have kids? Selfish, lazy, adult aged children. Just another day to play video games I guess.

If Covid lockdowns taught me something it's that I'm not anywhere near ready to slow down and work less.

Get off my lawn! Old man yells at sky etc...

Posted by: CanuckJack at April 12, 2022 06:09 AM (oE8dU)

44 I would not want to put my finger on what P 448C resembles. The Back Porsche in that color is mildly unsettling.

Posted by: klaftern at April 12, 2022 06:10 AM (taPSh)

45 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

46 44 I would not want to put my finger on what P 448C resembles. The Back Porsche in that color is mildly unsettling.
Posted by: klaftern at April 12, 2022 06:10 AM (taPSh)

Mudlike, if I'm looking at the right color chart.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:16 AM (rI4Wv)

47 Woke up in the middle of the night. Strange glowing in a doorway. Clanking of chains. There it was , floating over the floor, a Glock with no serial number, a ghost gun. Boo!

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 12, 2022 06:16 AM (lz5hY)

48 *looks up Pantone 448C*

G' mornin' everyone !

*tobacco packages ? rly ? *

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at April 12, 2022 06:16 AM (enSii)

49 47 Woke up in the middle of the night. Strange glowing in a doorway. Clanking of chains. There it was , floating over the floor, a Glock with no serial number, a ghost gun. Boo!
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 12, 2022 06:16 AM (lz5hY)

Surprised you lived to tell the tale.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:17 AM (rI4Wv)

50 Look, there are 6 colors. Right? Black, blue, green, red, yellow, white.

No wonder I had such a hard time with the kitchen redo. My wife sees more colors than I do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:18 AM (u82oZ)

51 45 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

This is something we're up against:

#14 The CCP is willing to sacrifice 25 million people over the perceived threat of germs spreading.

544 https://tinyurl.com/yc89arzt
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 03:10 AM

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:22 AM (rI4Wv)

52 The Democrats look on what the CCP is doing in Shanghai wistfully.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2022 06:26 AM (EZebt)

53 m

Disarmed subjects and an own goal. Shanghai is their #2 city. Vital to an export economy.

I predict Xi will not be confirmed for a third term if the city and its skilled inhabitants are ruined.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

54 And then we don't know to what extent the stories coming out of China are believable. What a mess.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:28 AM (rI4Wv)

55 m

The empty streets and the chanting at drones looks legit.

I would wonder if a high rise can self organize, and rush the oppressors.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

56 Shanghai, the perfect example of totalitarians preferring unarmed serfs. If 10% of the population were armed, and 10% of those had the will to do something, and if only 10% of those knew what to do and did it, the CCP would have their hands full.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 12, 2022 06:30 AM (lz5hY)

57
Yes, blinds suck but verticals are great. Full coverage of window when you want privacy, completely open when you have a view. Easy to install, no dusting required because gravity. Fairly inexpensive compared to custom drapery. Most home centers carry a vast collection. I've had them installed in *even* my south facing windows for decades.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 12, 2022 06:31 AM (dQvv7)

58
Wall paint color? A very mild gray/grey. It makes all the woodwork in a home *pop*.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 12, 2022 06:33 AM (dQvv7)

59 55 m

The empty streets and the chanting at drones looks legit.

I would wonder if a high rise can self organize, and rush the oppressors.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

Not when they don't know who they can trust and they're weak from not having enough food.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:34 AM (rI4Wv)

60 m

The EU is the real target?

From ZeroHedge (never read the comments):

51% of German companies logistics and warehousing and 46% of their supply chains are completely disrupted or severely impacted by China's Covid situation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

61 m

The food is rotting at the edge of town. No city delivery plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

62 60 The EU is the real target?

From ZeroHedge (never read the comments):

51% of German companies logistics and warehousing and 46% of their supply chains are completely disrupted or severely impacted by China's Covid situation.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

ZeroHedge link
https://tinyurl.com/44tv8wtm

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 06:38 AM (rI4Wv)

63
The food is rotting at the edge of town. No city delivery plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:35 AM


Our American communists will get it right this time.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 12, 2022 06:40 AM (dQvv7)

64 Have a great day, everyone.

Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at April 12, 2022 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

65 always, NaCly !

you too !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at April 12, 2022 06:43 AM (enSii)

66 Who knew the robovacs had such problems with dog poop? Don't people train their puppies not to poo (and pee) inside the house?

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 12, 2022 06:45 AM (mNhhD)

67 Good morning early risers!

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 12, 2022 06:47 AM (yEBFM)

68 G'morning, all.

Can't wait to see the inflation report today.

It'll be glorious...yuge...the bestest, yugest report ever!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 12, 2022 06:47 AM (3D/fK)

69 Who knew the robovacs had such problems with dog poop? Don't people train their puppies not to poo (and pee) inside the house?
Posted by: JuJuBee

But then they get all excited because they meet the Pope.

Posted by: Bruce at April 12, 2022 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

70 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at April 12, 2022 06:52 AM (4TZI4)

71 People here are now openly acknowledging wearing a mask as a signal, like a Nazi Party badge.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2022 05:44 AM (EZebt)

Consider what they've done to people and society in two years. Think they'll ever allow anything so quaint as an election to take away this power, this formula for "fundamental change", ever again?

Posted by: Ordinary American at April 12, 2022 06:55 AM (Yes4K)

72 Who am I?

A reflection on God giving us abilities even when we suffer from self doubt. It is based on the book of Exodus and Moses' call from God. The devotional writer is from AL:

https://tinyurl.com/57xrctt9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 12, 2022 06:59 AM (7LxhJ)

73 mornin yall. I wonder what Cher has been up to. Oh look, Breitbart has the scoop.

Posted by: fd at April 12, 2022 07:00 AM (vrz2I)

74 448 C https://bit.ly/363OEqLugly

Posted by: tmitsss at April 12, 2022 07:00 AM (YxaBL)

75 I ordered some parts yesterday. None will have any serial numbers. I'm such a naughty boy.

Posted by: fd at April 12, 2022 07:02 AM (vrz2I)

76 Dell is running trials of a four-day work week in the UK and the Netherlands.


Still paying a 40 hour week? Or fucking the employees?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2022 07:02 AM (Ek4HO)

77 And speaking of AL, their Governor has banned the genital mutilation of kids. Good for her:

https://tinyurl.com/mrf976a4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 12, 2022 07:03 AM (7LxhJ)

78 mornin yall. I wonder what Cher has been up to. Oh look, Breitbart has the scoop.
Posted by: fd


Words that have never come out of my mouth.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2022 07:03 AM (Ek4HO)

79 Did I read that right?

People who claim to be fighting global warming but also oppose nuclear power? Banned.

Opposing nuclear power is a bad thing now amongst the greenies? A lot of science magazines and sites pushing hard for nuclear power lately that are left leaning. Is this a thing?

Gonna be weird times when its the global warming, electric vehicle pimps that start building nuclear power plants.

Posted by: JROD at April 12, 2022 07:04 AM (0jZnq)

80 Nood JJ!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at April 12, 2022 07:05 AM (0BGSa)

81 Inflation report comes out at 0830 EST. The Kalorama/White House hot line is burning up, cooking the diversion of the day to announce at 0835. Probably show a couple Russian CS canisters and claim the greatest chemical weapon attack since WW1 occured in Mariupol.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 12, 2022 07:05 AM (lz5hY)

82 >>>not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door

This.

Posted by: m at April 12, 2022 08:08 AM (rI4Wv)

83 "What will they do on the other 4 days?" Scream for unemployment pay just like all the losers in the US.

Posted by: sideny at April 12, 2022 10:04 AM (Uy/WF)

84 Pixy,

Congrats on the new digs. It sounds like a really nice place.

BTW, does it have a garden?

Posted by: Nemo at April 12, 2022 11:12 AM (S6ArX)

85 I recommend roller shades under the curtains. If you get the light-filtering ones they can still let in light while reducing glare.

Posted by: Caiwyn at April 12, 2022 12:02 PM (+dHQK)

86 You bought a house at the worst possible time in History. Lets have a pool on how long before it becomes completely underwater? MY sister in Law let her house get repoed in 2008 and what a mistake that was. Now its worth twice that, on paper anyway. 2008 doesnt seem like it should be that long ago either, lol.

Posted by: Fisht at April 12, 2022 12:02 PM (g5ddn)

87 >The Vivo X Fold

I was working on that ten years ago: https://tinyurl.com/bdvk9wxh

There were serious hardware challenges, but what really killed the project was management completely screwing up every single thing that could be screwed up.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at April 12, 2022 03:44 PM (ArYuy)

88 >AL, their Governor has banned the genital mutilation of kids

Yeah, that's going to bang straight into the circumcision lobby. Interesting times.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at April 12, 2022 03:45 PM (ArYuy)

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