re: Residents of Algiers. Let's talk. Thinking of buying a home. - mikie421 on 4/16/15 at 7:06 am
Spent my first 32 years in Algiers. My parents and brother still live there. We really need a price range to give accurate streets/neighborhoods to consider. A house on Sutton vs. a house on the other side of woodland 2 blocks away will be vastly different. I live in Mandeville now, didn't want my...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Do any large La. cities have volunteer fire companies (as in NYC)? - mikie421 on 1/27/15 at 4:35 pm
The only volunteer station in New Orleans is near Fort Pike. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: 1973 Ban on US Crude Exports - mikie421 on 1/14/15 at 4:52 pm
[quote]The question should be, "If we have such an oversupply, why would we import oil?". Why don't we use our own oil?[/quote] Part of the answer is that all crudes are not the same, and the U.S. refining capabilities are different than most of th he world....
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When to worry about layoffs? - mikie421 on 12/2/14 at 7:40 am
I have about a year under my belt with one of the supers. Is there a general price per barrel that I should start to get worried? Or at least be more conservative with my finances in general. FWIW I'm in Safety. ...
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re: DSLR outdoor camera recommendations - mikie421 on 12/1/14 at 7:14 am
It's not the camera that you're going to spend the coin on, it's the lens. For shots of ducks in flight early in the morning....you will need a $1,000+ lens. Buy used or refurbished from Adorama. ...
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re: Cameras-Where to begin? - mikie421 on 11/7/14 at 6:59 am
You can get a nikon d3100 with 18-55 for about $350 on ad prams or similar sites. Throw in the 70-300 zoom used or on sale for $300 or so and you have a great Set up. Especially for wildlife shots. ...
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re: Tell me everything I did wrong with my seafood gumbo (stock & roux quetions) - mikie421 on 10/7/14 at 3:12 pm
Never boil stock. You only want a few bubbles coming up every second or so. Use gumbo crabs. Put them on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven for a while, then crush them before adding to the pot of COLD water. Always use some onion, celery, peppercorns, bayleaf. Only add enough water t...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Landscapers / Interior designers. Help with front of my house - mikie421 on 10/6/14 at 3:29 pm
Italian cypress on the sides of the entrance and the two corners. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: do any of you own a single-family home that is fully sprinkled? - mikie421 on 10/6/14 at 3:23 pm
[quote]Yeah, just the valve box and backflow preventer is around $30k. The 12" line runs $200/ft installed and all that cost just gets the water to your house.[/quote] This is way off. You don't even have a 12" line going to the fire hydrant (most likely). Should be around $4-6 sq. ft. to spr...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)