Kathleen "Kat" Wruck
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  • Albuquerque, NM
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Pros and Cons of Water Softeners
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We are having a new house built (on the West side) and are considering whether to have a water softener installed.  I'd like to hear from people with experience as to the pros and cons.  Thanks!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shotsie Sep 3, 2013.

Dharma Hiking Maps

Where can I find Dharma hiking maps locally?

Started Jun 1, 2013

Naturopaths
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Can anyone recommend a good Naturopathic health care provider?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jes Jan 22, 2013.

How to Winterize Irrigation Systems
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Do we have to blow out our sprinkler systems in the Duke City?  or is there some other way to winterize them? Does this have to be done by a professional?    Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by PJH Nov 19, 2012.

 

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Kathleen "Kat" Wruck joined terraambient's group
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Albuquerque Yoga

A place for everyone from beginners to the most advanced practitioners to discuss and share in the nuances, philosophies and lifestyle of Yoga.
Aug 3
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck replied to Wayne Ellis's discussion Feline Vet Recommendations in the group Querque Cats
"We posted a similar question when we moved here a couple of years ago.  Someone recommended Dr. Emily Walker at Albuquerque Cat Clinic and, boy, are we happy with her and her staff there!  Our kitty has not needed dental work, but he does…"
Mar 9
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck replied to Kathleen "Kat" Wruck's discussion Best Shoes for Trail Running in the group ABQ Runners
"thanks!"
Jan 19
RunLikeADog replied to Kathleen "Kat" Wruck's discussion Best Shoes for Trail Running in the group ABQ Runners
"I'm a Brooks guy. Have always had good luck with them. For really rocky stuff I run in a pair of Brooks Cascadia 7. The Cascadia 8 came out this year but they seem to last forever. For smoother trails like the foot hills trails, I run in Brooks…"
Jan 18
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck added a discussion to the group ABQ Runners
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Besr Shoes for Trail Runni

I'm moving again, and will have easy access to the trails at the Petroglyph National Monument.  Are there any shoes that would be better than my usual Brooks Adreneline highly-padded shoes? The trails are very sandy. Thanks, Runners.See More
Jan 18
shotsie replied to Kathleen "Kat" Wruck's discussion Pros and Cons of Water Softeners
"In Tucson, I placed mine just on the intake to the water heater - that way, the shower, the dishwasher and the washing machine (depending upon the cycle - if you used warm or hot water for the wash cycle) use soft water (more suds!), and you…"
Sep 3, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck posted a discussion

Pros and Cons of Water Softeners

We are having a new house built (on the West side) and are considering whether to have a water softener installed.  I'd like to hear from people with experience as to the pros and cons.  Thanks!See More
Aug 29, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck might attend Meghan Rudd's event
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Wiley and the Hairy Man at N4th Theater

August 3, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, this spinetingling tale centers around a young boy Wiley, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts him. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mysteries of the swamp. In an exciting, at times silly, duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear. Written by award-winning playwright Suzan Zeder. Directed by Ryan Morris. General admission…See More
Aug 2, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck added a discussion to the group Housing in the Duke City
Jun 21, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck posted a discussion

Dharma Hiking Maps

Where can I find Dharma hiking maps locally?
Jun 1, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck added a discussion to the group Housing in the Duke City
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Home for Sale in Four Hills

We are selling our beautiful 3-bedroom home in Four Hills.  Please see our ad on Craigs List:  http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/reo/3774808692.html and call if interested.  Thanks!See More
Apr 30, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck replied to Judy's discussion Hummingbirds? in the group Burque Birding
"Just spotted our first one, trying to get nourishment from the peanut-suet chunks! nectar is cooling as i type!"
Apr 23, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck commented on Bosque Bill's group Burque Birding
"Does anyone have any hummingbirds yet?"
Mar 21, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck liked Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: Guard Cat
Mar 21, 2013
Kathleen "Kat" Wruck might attend neal copperman's event
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Beppe Gambetta & Peter Ostroushko at The Cooperage

March 6, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10pm
An Italian in love with American music meets a Ukrainian American mandolin & violin virtuoso for a magical evening of cross-pollinated roots, jazz, and folk. One of Europe’s foremost guitarists, Genova-based Beppe Gambetta is a true master innovator on the acoustic guitar, while Peter Ostroushko is one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music.See More
Mar 3, 2013
jes replied to Kathleen "Kat" Wruck's discussion Naturopaths
"Karla Koch on Carlisle, excellent naturopath. Also an RN and a DOM."
Jan 22, 2013

Profile Information

Where I Live:
Albuquerque!
About Me:
just moved here from Marysville, WA
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
it's a veggie-friendly place and good for runners, too!
My Website:
http://www.beautipage.com/kwruck
What I'm Reading:
Mice

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At 3:37pm on August 12, 2011, Ania said…

welcome on board! so happy you joined the frugal burqueno! have you won anything lately? cheers!

 

At 1:36pm on April 30, 2010, once banned twice shy said…
Well, I have lived here all my life. I remember the first time I left to live somewhere else (New Jersey), I was shocked at how little diversity there was there. I really missed my New Mexico mix! The thing is here that there are not divided neighborhoods. So while San Francisco, for example, might have a LOT more East Indians living there, they tend to congregate in their own neighborhoods. I would say that in Albq. there is no neighborhood that is ALL one ethnicity--there might be a preponderance of one culture or another, but not a saturation. It's nice that way. I agree with other commenters, though--the biggest shock to you will be all the brown. You'll get used to it, though.
At 7:16pm on April 19, 2010, Darlene said…
Hey Kat! I'm planning on moving to ABQ in a little less than three years. It's quite some time from now, but the husband and I seriously considering ABQ. The weather is right, its active and has the work that we are both interested in: IT and Arts. Toronto is artsy, active -- but the fall and winter is much too cold for us both. In October 2011, we are taking a long trip to ABQ to scope it all out. Meeting with a Realtor, checking out areas we are interested in, eating the food, etc. I have to admit that I am a little apprehensive about picking up and moving -- as i'm sure you are too. When you visit, I look forward to your updates! I lurked through your comments (I have no shame ;) ) and just wanted to let you know that North Valley is my top pick at the moment. It's in my husbands top three pics -- Rio Rancho being his first. As of what I know, Rio Rancho seems too Suburbia to me though. Can't wait to visit!
At 1:13pm on March 24, 2010, Kimm said…
Hi Kat, Nice to hear back from you! I have a bunch of photos on FB with pics of different ABQ neighborhoods and surrounding areas where we like to hike etc. You can friend me "Kimm Wiens" if you want to take a peek. I add new photos from around town and from road trips in the area pretty often.
At 5:20pm on March 23, 2010, Kimm said…
Are you still thinking of coming out here? My partner and I (both vegetarians) moved back to New Mexico after checking out Bellingham, Olympia and Seattle - each for a couple of years. We now live in the North Valley area of Albuquerque which is right by the river - we spotted a bald eagle, a red tailed hawk and a white barn owl last night on a walk by the river just a mile from our house. North Valley's very eclectic and PERFECT for "hippy" types who appreciate artistic funky neighborhoods. We've had no problems with crime or anything really negative at all. We absolutely LOVE it here and would not consider heading back to the Pacific Northwest - too wet, too dreary and the people here (IMO) have naturally sunnier dispositions. Almost everyone we meet on the river trail makes eye contact and says hello! We are both computer professionals and found jobs. We pay 75% of the rent we paid in Seattle for a place that is literally twice the square footage. Overall it's much less expensive to live here but some jobs might not pay as much. Good luck and may the Sun goddess lead you out here if that's what's best!
At 7:59pm on January 13, 2010, Lady Noodle said…
(Part two of my overly long missive):

If you're seriously considering a move, I would recommend subletting your place in WA, spending a few months down in NM (like at least 4 months... for me the sunshine deficit took about 6 months to correct before I wasn't drunk on vitamin d. Yep we were also tired of life in Mordor and needed to warm our bones. Oh yes and sand flies around the air with strong wind on most days during March and April, the stay-inside months). It is something of a hassle to do two cross-country moves within a few years. Frankly I think living in Yakima would be comparable to living in Burque but without so much sprawl, and with water within a few hours' drive.

So now we've been back for about 4 months, have full spectrum bulbs over the kitchen table, and have been doing fine so far. I appreciate the green so much more, and the grey hasn't bothered me yet... I know it's the price you pay for the wonderful fresh air and wildlife. Gotta take advantage of those sunbreaks! (a wild concept really, New Mexicans said Wow!!).

Write back anytime, hope my experience was some help. There are lovely things and people there, indeed it is a great place to visit.
At 7:59pm on January 13, 2010, Lady Noodle said…
Kat, I see myself as a compassionate person but let me be blunt. In some ways Albuquerque is a challenging place. We all hear the statistics about poverty, crime, teen pregnancy, gangs, drugs, child abuse etc etc... but living within those stats is a bit (how shall I say?) depressing. Also, I had never lived in such a sprawled-out, car centric place (apart from the area immediately around UNM, and old town). We ended up in ABQ proper bc of my job, but in hindsight would probably have been much happier in a more walkable or more nature-friendly community, ie the east mountains or even Santa Fe/Taos area (which yes are plagued with their own issues, what I've learned from all this is NOWHERE IS PERFECT). In my honest opinion, there are some rose-colored glasses floating around on DCF when it comes to how great ABQ is as a place to live (but don't say it out in the open or you may get your a** handed to you). Yes good food, nice weather, a few other amenities, but all in all my assessment is "Great place to visit, wouldn't want to live there".
At 8:31am on January 13, 2010, Lady Noodle said…
Hi Kat, Thanks for the friending... I see you live in WA. Guess what we moved from Seattle to ABQ in early 2008, then missed the green and wet (and family, as we just had a baby of our own). Now we are back in beautiful Bellingham. I couldn't do without the cedars and crows!!
 
 
 

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