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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I just need approval from the rebuilding committee of one (my wife) but I think I've identified the perfect corner for my books.
    Diamonds, my man. And lots of chocolate. Or maybe chocolate diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Diamonds, my man. And lots of chocolate. Or maybe chocolate diamonds.
    I think I might need to promise an entire house full of midcentury modern furniture.

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    Jeff- Sorry to hear about the plumbing issue. I've had minor issue(s) like that before and they were no fun.

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    My drone is probably my favorite purchase I've ever made. Every shot like this makes it worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    My drone is probably my favorite purchase I've ever made. Every shot like this makes it worth every penny.

    https://roundme.com/tour/318626/view/1045442/
    Nice1 I liked your photos of the Kinzua bridge on Instagram. Prompted me to read about the collapse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Nice1 I liked your photos of the Kinzua bridge on Instagram. Prompted me to read about the collapse.
    Thanks. I wish the weather had been nicer in the morning when I was at the bridge. The photos were all a bit washed out, and it was really windy, so I couldn't send the drone up. I've really gotta find some time to get back up there where I've got more than a couple of hours. It was gorgeous up there and there's tons of trails I want to hike / things I want to see. It's just too far for an extended solo day trip, 4 hours in the car one way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Thanks. I wish the weather had been nicer in the morning when I was at the bridge. The photos were all a bit washed out, and it was really windy, so I couldn't send the drone up. I've really gotta find some time to get back up there where I've got more than a couple of hours. It was gorgeous up there and there's tons of trails I want to hike / things I want to see. It's just too far for an extended solo day trip, 4 hours in the car one way.
    I so love where I love. 1.5 hours from the pacific ocean, 1.5 hours from a glacier with year round skiing, 2 hours from the blast zone on Mt. St. Helens, 30 minutes from the Columbia river gorge and 1.5 hours to high desert.

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    Great footage. Makes me homesick...Thanks, Dan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    My drone is probably my favorite purchase I've ever made. Every shot like this makes it worth every penny.

    https://roundme.com/tour/318626/view/1045442/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I so love where I love. 1.5 hours from the pacific ocean, 1.5 hours from a glacier with year round skiing, 2 hours from the blast zone on Mt. St. Helens, 30 minutes from the Columbia river gorge and 1.5 hours to high desert.
    Yea. There's a lot of beautiful places closer to where I live, I've just seen them all already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Yea. There's a lot of beautiful places closer to where I live, I've just seen them all already.
    I get that too.

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    How to stop a cat from eating the dogs food.

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    Anyone know much about cars? I unexpectedly probably need a new one. I was thinking about a fuel efficient mid sized SUV. Anyone have any recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Anyone know much about cars? I unexpectedly probably need a new one. I was thinking about a fuel efficient mid sized SUV. Anyone have any recommendations?
    I have no insights but recommend Consumer reports annual car guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Anyone know much about cars? I unexpectedly probably need a new one. I was thinking about a fuel efficient mid sized SUV. Anyone have any recommendations?
    Depends how much you want to spend and how long you plan to keep it. If you keep your cars past the warranty period, I'd go for a Toyota Highlander.
    The Kia Sorento also gets good reviews, as does the Mazda CX-9, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Honda Pilot.

    My mechanic recommends staying away from Nissan - he's replaced a few Nissan engines lately.

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    If you are on a budget I would look at Kia. My brother in-law ran the wheels off of a Kia Sportage (now defunct model) and my wife has been driving a Kia Soul for a few years now with no issues. In the past we have always enjoyed Toyota vehicles as well but they were always a bit pricier. We have had a Rav4 and Highlander (and Camry and Tacoma) and have enjoyed them all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    Depends how much you want to spend and how long you plan to keep it. If you keep your cars past the warranty period, I'd go for a Toyota Highlander.
    The Kia Sorento also gets good reviews, as does the Mazda CX-9, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Honda Pilot.

    My mechanic recommends staying away from Nissan - he's replaced a few Nissan engines lately.

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    We shopped for a compact SUV for my wife a few years ago, and my research, testing (and hers), etc. had us come away with a '15 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. We've had it now for three years -- bought new in 2015 -- and have no trouble with it whatsoever. It's a little underpowered and the seats are a little firm (or "sporty" as the literature labels it), but otherwise it's been a fine car.

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    Normally I'd be all about a Kia, but the car I'm replacing is a Kia and given it has full engine failure at 150,000 miles on a hybrid (which should run well over 200k), I'm a bit hesitant to buy another Kia. I'm thinking about a Hybrid Toyota RAV4 or outside of hybrids maybe Jeep Renegade.
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    I don't think you can go wrong with the Toyota. I love Jeeps (and own an 05' Wrangler) but looking at some data around the web and they have more reported issues than Toyota's. Best of luck to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Normally I'd be all about a Kia, but the car I'm replacing is a Kia and given it has full engine failure at 150,000 miles on a hybrid (which should run well over 200k), I'm a bit hesitant to buy another Kia. I'm thinking about a Hybrid Toyota RAV4 or outside of hybrids maybe Jeep Renegade.

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    Well thankfully all of this has become irrelevant. Somehow a automotive miracle has occurred and the dealer is paying to replace the engine. Which is great, because I still had 3 years left on my loan...
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