I had some Insteon modules at the Elk Grove house, mainly for the pool lights and water feature. They were “powerline” driven, and you had to assign a channel for each device. And I don’t think they had smartphone apps back then.
In my new house, I decided to go wifi/Bluetooth. I started with Lutron Caseta modules, a Kwikset wifi door lock, and…[Read more]
I recently took my drone to Idaho for a sibling reunion. I dismantled it so that it would fit in my carry-on, and didn’t want it to get broken on the flight. I put the parts in plastic bags, along with the multiple spare batteries in a separate baggie. (You can’t put drone batteries in checked baggage, so I took it all carry-on). At the conveyor…[Read more]
A friend found this zombie on her Land Park doorstep at midnight Saturday. Pretty scary for a single woman to deal with, but luckily he left after she told him to leave and that she had called the police.
Although I haven’t done much security-related to the house, I do have wifi door locks that are set to…[Read more]
@Bainc 126669 wrote:
Unfortunately perception is reality. I know a lot of south placer, El Dorado, and Folsom people and their view of EG is not good.
As a recent former 15-year resident of Lakeside, most of the negative comments I heard were from Elk Grove residents themselves, and not from those who live elsewhere. Sure, lots of Folsom…[Read more]
I haven’t really noticed snobbery, but people here do seem proud to say that Folsom is their home. We lived in Lakeside for 15 years and Elk Grove was home to us, but I got really tired of hearing people, mostly Elk Grove residents, talk about what a pit it has become and talk of EG becoming the next South Sac. It was mostly BS bitching I’m…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic Curtis Park residents protest Safeway and instead get a Grocery Outlet in the forum Elk Grove Community Discussions 4 years, 9 months ago
After trying to appease all of the whining Birkenstock wearing – Land Rover leasing yuppies whom mistakenly think that Curtis Park is too upscale for a filling station, if I were Petrovich, I’d offer the entire retail center to Loaves and Fishes and other homeless agencies. There has got to be a tax advantage for building owners to lease to…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic Curtis Park residents protest Safeway and instead get a Grocery Outlet in the forum Elk Grove Community Discussions 4 years, 10 months ago
@Bainc 120199 wrote:
It was a rail yard and superfund site. I think a grocery store and gas station is a slight improvement. Lol
Very true, for years they had rail cars full of toxic cargo leaking right in their back yards. Everything south of Sutterville from Freeport east is fringe if not ghetto, not desirable at all. Then to the east, you have…[Read more]
@LC 120072 wrote:
What do squirrels damage? I’ve never had any tree damage or anything else I’ve seen. Maybe they don’t chew on redwoods or valley oaks?
They chewed wiring in my engine compartment a couple years ago, to the tune of a $5,500 repair. Fortunately my car insurance covered all but my deductible.
I figured it happened prior to my…[Read more]
@EGL Admin 117841 wrote:
Not all costs can be measured or sometimes there are other factors
Just returned from Boise. Lakes full of water and rivers flowing deep. Green lawns, green medians, healthy trees, showers that have enough oomph to rinse shampoo out of the thickest hair and toilets that….. Well, you know!
The effects of plenty of…[Read more]
We’ve been with Nationwide/Allied for 20+ years. Every few years I check other companies rates online and our Nationwide rates beat the others by at least several hundred a year. Like LC said, some insurance companies don’t even offer the higher limits that we have. We’re probably over-insured with 500/500/100k and a $1-million umbrella but our…[Read more]
You must have read my mind! On our drive to and from San Francisco yesterday, my passenger commented on lots of people texting all along the route and he wasn’t necessarily looking at what other drivers were doing, they were holding the phone against the top of the steering wheel in plain view. Even the driver of the car next to us while passing…[Read more]
We lived in the same Elk Grove house for 15 years and had the best neighbors. Our stretch of the circle was still mostly original owners, and knowing your neighbors is a big plus that we miss. But other than groceries, we almost always headed for midtown for food, shopping, and entertainment.
Another consideration in our leaving was all of the…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic Chicago Fire Pizza coming to Elk Grove in former TGI Fridays location in the forum Bon Appetit! 5 years, 2 months ago
Actually Cool Hand Luke’s was preparing to go in the spot now occupied by OZ in Stonelake Landing. As for Chicago Fire, get the deep dish combination and ask them to add garlic. It’s almost like a Zelda’s combo, but even better!
I know I’m “retired” from EGL, but there’s been nothing interesting on the Folsom-El Dorado forums forever, and I…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic Bill to have State pay for child care costs for working parents in the forum Elk Grove Community Discussions 5 years, 7 months ago
I’d rather that parents who cannot afford quality child care have access to a taxpayer funded system, just as parents who cannot afford private K-12 fully utilize the taxpayer subsidized education system.
If childcare were available to all parents regardless of their income level, just like the K-12 system, I doubt there would be much opposition.…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic Anti vaccine supporters fighting back against vaccine mandate in the forum Health, Beauty and Fitness 5 years, 7 months ago
I bought a full motion mount that fits my TV and found a way to get the power and cables in the wall with a device at Best Buy, but it had some weird backwards extension cord you had to use. I bought the necessary tools and was ready to go when I imagined my partner wanking on about the shoddy job I probably would have done, so I decided to hire…[Read more]
@SteveB6509 104711 wrote:
Please remember – DocS is having a bad winter – the Lakers suck. Have some sympathy for him.
But he will have a kick a$$ summer if someone buys him a ticket to see http://concerts.livenation.com/event/1C004D62B5E71BA0?c=EML_LN_518394&camefrom=EMLN_518394
:Tongue sticking out
Like DocS said, the atmosphere was funky. Even though the Yelp reviews said the service was horrible and the food was so-so, we went to Toby Keith’s a couple months ago after moving to Folsom because my niece wanted to go there. We found the service and food on par with most other chain restaurants, but then again, I set my expectations much…[Read more]
My experience with Bank of America and Wells Fargo is that they like to hold on to your money as long as they can. Partner had Bank of America and any electronic payments that would go to a company that didn’t accept electronic payments wouldn’t be sent for up to 3 days after the date he selected payment to be made. With Golden1, I set the date…[Read more]
lakesidebull replied to the topic 12 year old Folsom boy commits suicide over bullying in the forum Parenting 5 years, 9 months ago
Sad that kids could feel so helpless and hopeless, and interesting comments here from several perspectives. I can’t imagine growing up with the added pressure of social media and your popularity being defined by the number of virtual friends you have on those sites. Being a kid was hard enough back in the analog days, it must be really tough…[Read more]
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