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Keeping those burning bags light up in the wind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Celine Dec 25, 2009. 2 Replies

UNMH not accepting new patients?

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Fire at Premier Hotel (Central&Aliso)?

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Sophie replied to Brendan's discussion Whose picture is this? Ownership, Copyright, etc
"This is SUCH a great and helpful post. The flip of it would be, "How do I know whether it's okay to use that photo?"  A Creative Commons image search is a great place to start (note the varying levels of permissions on the…"
Feb 25, 2015
L. M. commented on Brendan's blog post Free Concrete Disposal
"THanks for the tip, but Unfortunately, Vulcan is gone, and the Company that took over (LaFarge) charged me $50 for me to unload myself. Oh well.   Too bad the CIty of Albuquerque had no option for homeowners to dispose of rare items like…"
May 6, 2014
Brendan replied to RiRiSynCyr's discussion King Cake??
"Try Le Paris on Eubank or Dolce Vita on Lomas.  Might need to order."
Jan 15, 2013
Brendan replied to Chris Evans's discussion Good places from which to watch fireworks?
"I tried walking up into the foothills once- figured I'd get on one of those boulders and enjoy the panaramic view.  On my way up was the first time I ever encountered a rattlesnake.  Fortunately its warning stopped me in my tracks…"
Jul 2, 2012
KatieCat replied to Brendan's discussion Don't Eat There in the group Chow Down in Burque Town
"Weck's is just bland. It's like a local version of IHOP. Gross."
Dec 27, 2011
shotsie replied to Brendan's discussion Flat to Pitched roof conversion experience in the group Duke City Fixer-Upper
"Hi Kat:   We had our very flat roof over our living room tapered with foam and roofing board, and it does drain water well (as in, no leaks over the living room).  However, the roofing contracting put fiberglass rolled roofing over it,…"
Nov 27, 2011
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck replied to Brendan's discussion Flat to Pitched roof conversion experience in the group Duke City Fixer-Upper
"Have you continued to have a good experience with this?  "
Nov 27, 2011
Brendan replied to jes's discussion Gary Johnson at GOP debates
"Afraid I don't have the power to move discussions around.   As it is more than a year away from the election season it's a good time to practice some political discussion hygiene before things get *really* ugly.  That we all…"
Sep 29, 2011

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Computer geek, belly dancer husband.
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Fuzz Bow Style

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 9:57pm 9 Comments

In summer of 1948 a man gathered some friends, a carpenter, and some blueprints. In the following months he erected a beautiful home in the SE Heights of Albuquerque. Years went by, deeds transferred, and finally in late 2006 my wife and I bought his house. It was in bad shape, but we had the time and energy to bring it back to life- and we did, one project after another, restoring its original charm while adding a few conveniences. This December the… Continue

The Benefits of Membership: ArtEdge

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:20am 1 Comment

With each passing week it's getting colder outside, and that's been driving me inside more frequently. Bike rides and walks have given way to a gym membership. Working on the yard has given way to working on the plaster. Recreation outside my doorstep is imperative. That's why it's time to renew my Albuquerque Museum… Continue

Duke City Solar - Part 3

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 10:00pm 12 Comments

Wednesday, November 25: The paperwork is done and the data is in: Adding a PV system is a good investment. If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 and are considering doing it yourself, this entry may be quite useful: It's all about paperwork and production. I'm not sure what to put in as images, but feel free to holler if you'd like… Continue

Bike ABQ and the Special Shapes Rodeo

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 8:30pm 7 Comments

Biking to the Balloon Fiesta

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 1:04pm 16 Comments

This Saturday I made my first trek to the Balloon Fiesta by bicycle. From Fringecrest, it took 50 minutes to get there, 45 to come back and I've never enjoyed the event so much as I did this time. While others were cold and in long lines for coffee, I was warm, energized, and ready to enjoy. The coolest thing: Valet parking for bicycles. Just head up the North Diversion channel, turn right at the sign, and hand your bike over to the valet. No charge.… Continue

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