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  1. femmefan1946

    Texas Flip N Move

    I'm in Victoria BC and moving houses is a big deal here. A lot of older houses ("century houses") are purchased here then floated across the Salish Sea to Washington State and set up there. The lowest price for a house and lot in my neighbourhood in the past year was $950,000. And the house was moved before a new one was built. Selling and moving the house slightly decreases the cost of the new place. When I say a lot, I mean about 10 a year from a municipality of about 9,000, but in a greater city of about 750,000. There were three houses moved up island from a property a block down the street from me, and another (slum) house and a rundown commercial property demolished to build a new four story/ 30 apartment condo. The smallest studio condos were presold for $650K but I don't know what the three bedroom penthouses went for. https://abstractdevelopments.com/developments/bowker-collection/ Two blocks away a small '30s cottage was demolished after selling in the million dollar range. There is a handsome West Coast Modern house going up now. So yes, depending on the area house building is a big business. Selling an existing house can reduce the cost of the new build. I don't know about renovations, but there are lots where houses are kept until they are resold. The thing that bothers me is the renovation. Most of the houses here are sold either from the original site or from the parking site. The new owner then deals with foundations and renovations himself.
  2. femmefan1946

    S01.E20: Free Fall

    There's always the Two Guys and a Girl method. Three endings filmed, the internet votes, and the losing two are still available online, somewhere. Maybe Nathan could remind them of that.
  3. femmefan1946

    S01.E19: The Checklist

    Guys there are three very basic body types. The ectomorph- who is slender and finds it hard to gain weight. Best example would be Twiggy-model from the 60s, who still was healthy enough to have a child. Although her weight was given as around 90 lb she was actually around 110lb (at 5'6") slim but normal. The mesomorph-- who is heavier and more muscular. This is Nathan's group. And looking at his parents and brother, he's not going to be Chris Hemsworth any time soon. The endomorph- who is round and gains fat easily. Kevin Smith perhaps or Roy Wood Jr. None are necessarily unhealthy. Men who are mesomorphs run to 'dad bod' pretty early. Look at those photos of Nathan from Firefly/Trash. You know you've seen them.
  4. femmefan1946

    S01.E19: The Checklist

    Maybe it's time for a cop show, where Internal Affairs are the good guys, investigating the guys who shoot children, hassle hookers but not johns, take protection money from corner stores, steal drugs from dealers, join the KKK, leave homeless guys ten miles down the highway in winter, and all the many reported crimes.
  5. femmefan1946

    S04.E17: I'm in Love

    I'm really happy that Donna Lynne Chaplain got to sing her Disney Princess song. Her voice is beautiful even when singing comedy. I'm now crossing all my fingers and toes that Netflix Canada will have all four seasons. No Canadian network picked up Season Four and we can't access the CW website or stream it.
  6. femmefan1946

    S01.E17: The Shake Up

    There can be drama in a cremation. Hold the usual service, a curtain pulls back, the door opens to a fiery furnace, the coffin slides in... There are so many missed opportunities when writers just do the usual. Like the first time I ever saw a Protestant communion service was in a Sally Fields movie about cotton farming. (It's the only thing I remember about the movie.) In Hollywood, all churches are either Catholic or Black. And all nuns wear wimples and long gowns, while most of the nuns I know wear tunics and pants like every other middle-aged woman. Or the snowy car chase in Fargo, that looked like the Millenium Falcon hitting hyperspace. Tropes in The Rookie? Sergeant Grey's wife is encouraging him to retire. From what appears to be basically an office job at this point. The 20 year gap in a couple's ages. No lead character is happily married. (OK- Grey is, but none of the TO's.)
  7. femmefan1946

    S01.E17: The Shake Up

    Just one vote in favour of plaid shirts. As long as they don't put NF in a Saskatchewan Tuxedo.
  8. femmefan1946

    S01.E17: The Shake Up

    "Demming"/ ADA Sean DelMonte was played by Michael Trucco, one of NFs besties. I like the new girlfriend and that she will only show up occasionally. I agree that there are lots of strong women characters, and nothing to prevent another female captain.
  9. femmefan1946

    S04.E14: I'm Finding My Bliss

    If Nathaniel is 35 he was born in 1984, nearly 30 years after Cinderella was first performed (1957). And if he was 16ish, you're looking at a musical that was over 40 years old. Still in copyright I think but probably available. My high school did Meet Captain Kidd around 1962- only ten years after the Abbott and Costello movie was released.
  10. femmefan1946

    S04.E14: I'm Finding My Bliss

    I just reviewed the lyrics and I agree. Watch Gloria Grahame's version. She definitely is enjoying being that girl.
  11. femmefan1946

    S04.E15: I Need to Find My Frenemy

    I had a skirt suit made for me last year by a proper tailor. Pattern, fabric, and tailoring altogther was around $1100 plus sales taxes. And for the first time in years, the waistband falls at my waist and stays there instead of dropping below or rising above by fat belly. And the jacket has real pockets. I do not understand why anyone would pay for an off the rack suit more than they would pay for a custom made garment.
  12. femmefan1946

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Well,actually, NF spends a lot of his vacation time underwater, so I guess he has skillz.
  13. femmefan1946

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    I'm glad it isn't Castle. And that they have moved romance off screen, at least for the moment. John and Lucy are amicably over, the profiler from last week is still around but in his private not work life. Leaves more time for some thrilling heroics.
  14. femmefan1946

    S01.E15: Manhunt

    I miss old fashioned letter writing too but that's mostly gone. Except postcards, maybe. I spend more time with my sisters (2000 km away) on Facebook than I ever did writing letters or phoning. They keep mentioning grandchildren I didn't know existed before FB. The hitman convict was successfully getting under West's skin. I bet he is a mover and shaker in prison. He really has manipulation down pat. Just admitting that he was guilty of the murder would make him believable to a rather naive lad like West. Which goes to his early frozen reaction to live fire. He knew it would be part of the job, but didn't truly understand it.
  15. femmefan1946

    S01.E15: Manhunt

    Any particular city?
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