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  •  asdf (8+ / 0-)

    "nasty ridges in the bus lane that are hellish for motorcycle riders like me."

    Something akin to ruts???  We really don't have that problem here on paved roads.  Some, but not much.  That happens more on the gravel roads and alleys during Spring thaw with frost heave.  Some of the concrete will blow out if it gets too hot, or something about water under the pavement expanding too quickly.

    I know what you mean about short term gains that end up costing more in the long run.  Both of my grandmothers grew up on farms during the Depression (well, one was born in 1911 and the other 1924).  They both taught my parents about 'frugal', etc.....

    I've seen some on this blog that think that I'm wasting money by spending an extra 500-1000 for a dining room set from the Amanas (provided I could afford that anyway) instead of getting some press board set from Target and just replace it when it wears out..... Yeah, right.... I'm going to buy the piece that will last.  I'm still using my parents old bedroom set that they got in the early 60's from a storage facility 'sale' (it's a 50's white bedroom set).  The gold color has worn off the handles, the mirror could use re-silvering and reframed, there's a water stain on the head board, and one handle has broken.  But considering this set has moved from Colorado, to Florida, Iowa, Japan (off base & then on base), Italy (on & off base), Mississippi, Iowa, Arizona, Iowa (old house and my house) in the last 45 years, it's held up really well.  I will always buy the best quality my money can buy and wait until I find what I WANT.  I've looked at some 'newer' bedroom sets and the drawers are half the size of the old ones, but in bigger 'frames'.  I have a rocker and shoe rack made by my great grandfather.  They're not going anywhere.  I have several other antique pieces handed down.  They were made to last.

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