Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

We’re back!

At least in Riverside (Ole’s Creek and Shoal Point, anyway, but I’m hoping the whole area), as of 9:00 PM. Tomorrow comes the stinky task of tossing out everything in the refrigerator but that’s okay. And the generators of my neighbors have shut off, restoring quiet. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t begrudge them their machines and in fact I’d like to have one myself, but my Lord, they’re noisy. Now let’s just hope Katia moves out to sea and we avoid this same mess next week.

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I adore Pal Nancy, but I don’t think we’ll be wearing these

Divorce rings?

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We had this discussion last year but the U.S. Open is once again upon us

Maria Sharapova and her peers should just shut the f*** up. Their grunts, screams and squeals make women’s tennis completely unwatchable.

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But Eric Holder is still in office

The ATF botched sting operation that resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of automatic weapons winding up in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels has resulted in its first political casualty, the head of the ATF. But all indications are that this operation was approved at the highest level, including U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Until he goes, this is just eyewash.

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Houses that aren’t priced to sell

Megan McArdle on her experience home buying: Most houses are wildly over-priced and sit on the market for years while well-priced houses sell in days. Frustrating for buyers and buyers’ agents. And yet, you should see what some sellers say when a good offer comes their way. Total disconnect between reality and dreams, but no need to be nasty. Sit tight and enjoy your home for the next decade, a******.

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The country has gone nuts

Woman arrested for letting her child bicycle to school.

On the other hand, here’s a woman who took her kids out to watch Irene in Winthrop,Massachusetts  who probably should be arrested, but stupidity is a complete defense.

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Missing in action

Has anyone seen a CL&P crew working around here? I sure haven’t. 16 crews in town during the day, 4 at night doesn’t seem like enough.

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Free emergency service, but don’t abuse it

Ferdinand Steyer (Ferdinand @ mountainworks.com) will, at no charge, help out folks who need emergency assistance – patch a roof, remove a tree, what have you. Not a business generator – he’s busy enough, just an expression of his willingness to help out. If you work on Wall Street, don’t bug him. If you have an elderly neighbor or relative who needs help, contact him. (203) 216 – 3329.

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Another light blogging day

Leaving the office for awhile and if we still don’t have power at home, I’m not sure how much I can post. I can access the Internet from my iPhone but it just sucks the power up, and I need my phone more. Still, I just learned that Shore & Country Real Estate, by the Riverside train station, has had its power restored this morning so with luck, CL&P is making itself my way. I’m off to visit Dr. Jeff Weinberger on Miltiades – as of yesterday, he was examining patients by flashlight. I’m hoping for better things.

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Good sales price in Old Greenwich

50 Arch Street

This is a very nice house overlooking Binney Park but it failed to sell in 2005 when it was newly built and asking $3.7. It came back on this year at $3.5 and just sold for $3.250. I’m agnostic on the price, but it’s a useful statistic, I think.

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Trains are running again

Good news for commuters. For the rest of us, there’ this: Tropical Storm Katia has formed, predicted to pass Northeast of Puerto Rico (like Irene) destination unknown after that but expected to form into a major hurricane later this week. Oh goody.

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