Weekend wound up & open thread



No, I have nothing to do with the Raleigh Farmers Market other than to be a shopper and enjoyer of all things grown locally and served in my kitchen.

Just a heads up here. The real tomatoes are in. Yes, those sandwich tomatoes! So much produce from so many farms that it's hard to make a decision on which green beans or white eggplant you will purchase from which vendor until you walk the entire length of the offerings served up to you.

For those in the Triad, The Greensboro Farmers Market rivals the Raleigh for fresh and just picked produce. In Charlotte, you have the same options at your market. In other areas, town Farmer's Markets and roadside stands are all about the fresh and the tasty.

Not only that, but every dollar you spend goes locally and helps a North Carolina family to continue to work the land and bring you wonderful produce, meats, eggs, seafood, honey, condiments and other locally created consumer goods.

Support your local farmers, ranchers and businesses whenever you can.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

is someone

going to delete this post?


Don't like local vegetables?

Yes, why would we delete it?

I would like to know.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I try not to double-post, but this was big.

A big, big environmental win in the House tonight.

In the 219-212 win on Waxman-Markey,
--NC went by party line except for
--Kissell, McIntyre voting no.

Thanks go to Shuler, Watt, Miller, Etheridge, Price, and Butterfield.

We should recognize especially that Heath Shuler and Bob Etheridge are in districts where the GOP will use this to attack them. You're stand-up folks. We also appreciate Mel Watt, Brad Miller, David Price, and G.K. Butterfield for sticking with us and doing the right thing.

Mike McIntyre, unfortunately, has never been a reliable vote on many of the things closest to my heart. We sometimes get him on environment, but not as often as we should. Sad.

Larry, we're very disappointed. Democrats across the state worked hard for you. This is not one of those things that we can give a pass on. It's too fundamental to our future. You should have a second chance on approval of a conference report after Senate action. We have to take the long view on the big ones, man. I know it's tough up there, but this is one of those things that you'll be remembered on, good or ill, for your life and career.

Dan Besse

Taking off for rest of the day

My 13-yr-old is having a big party tonight and I'm finishing up the cleaning.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Have fun

I'm taking off too. I'm finding myself with some anger management problems lately and need to cool out.

Enjoy the party! And thanks for that great post on what's happening behind-the-scenes in healthcare. It's a keeper.

Tankless water heater, anyone?

I have a friend who has been fighting to keep an old water heater going and is finally ready to throw in the towel. She's looking at tankless ones. She's done her reading research but wants some first hand knowledge. Anybody out there have one or have any first hand experience with them?

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I do...and they are wionderful

I had a Takagi gas on demand heater. It was fabulous. Left it when we moved here. email if you want details.

Stan Bozarth

My sister has one, Leslie

It's a gas system that heats the water only as you need it, and it is so much more efficient (with power) than a normal water heater they don't even compare. It's gets the water pretty dang warm, too. When I took my first shower, I got in there and decided I could stand a little more heat, so I turned it towards the red about as far as I do at home, and I made one of those lobster squeaks before dialing that baby back. Hot. :o

tankless water heater

I was a plumber for 35 years. With a license unlike our hated Joe.
A tankless heater is a great move. It does not keep reheating the water to keep it at a constant hot temp. It heats water for the time it is called for. There is not tank to rot our thermocoupling to replace.
The initial cost of the product will seem high but the savings over the life of the unit will far outweigh the cost. Plus, I believe you will get a tax writeoff for going green a bit.


To the person who registered as Anglico

I have blocked your account and deleted the "god" comment you posted using that name. Feel free to re-channel those inspiring thoughts using your own real name or whatever anonymous cover you like.