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(CBC)   "Everyone on my street has double garages.... who are these farknuts who don't put their car in their garage when we get 2 feet of snow?" tweeted the city of Vaughan   (cbc.ca) divider line 182
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 04:58:23 PM  
If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.
 
2013-02-08 05:16:45 PM  
people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."
 
2013-02-08 05:19:26 PM  
www.davesdailydose.com

Maybe their garage is full.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:47 PM  
People with a shop in their garage?
 
2013-02-08 05:24:09 PM  
Somebody has work & personal twitter feeds in the same app. BFD.
 
2013-02-08 05:57:13 PM  
You'd think a Canadian city would know how much room hockey equipment takes up.
 
2013-02-08 06:03:48 PM  
If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?
 
2013-02-08 06:13:16 PM  

fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?


Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.
 
2013-02-08 06:50:50 PM  
Hoarders
 
2013-02-08 06:52:48 PM  
If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.
 
2013-02-08 06:53:08 PM  
The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!
 
2013-02-08 06:57:02 PM  
I have a garage that was built in 1952 and I drive a pickup truck. Ain't no way in hell my truck is fitting through my garage door.
 
2013-02-08 06:57:10 PM  
I rent my garage out to a Mexican family. The lease says I can only park one car in there at a time.
 
2013-02-08 06:57:24 PM  

WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!


Well, what do you call it?
 
2013-02-08 06:57:42 PM  
3+ car households?
 
2013-02-08 06:59:50 PM  
The person responsible for the city's tweets has been sacked.
 
2013-02-08 07:01:46 PM  
Garage is full:

www.toxel.com
 
2013-02-08 07:01:48 PM  

Willis13: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

Well, what do you call it?


A car hole!
 
2013-02-08 07:01:59 PM  

Abox: If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.


It isn't that bad. I have a 2 car garage. I also have 2 kids and the girlfriend has two kids. After tools, lawn care stuff, bikes, scooters, outside toys, sports equipment etc. we park in the driveway. But we don't get snow here all that often or all that bad.
 
2013-02-08 07:02:28 PM  
How tragic to live where they allow overnight parking on streets.
 
2013-02-08 07:03:46 PM  

WhippingBoy: Willis13: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

Well, what do you call it?

A car hole!


Oh no, a counterfeit jean operation running out of my car hole!
 
2013-02-08 07:04:15 PM  
I would love to park in the garage but my truck doesn't fit.  So I store my gas grill in there so I can pull it out easy and grill in the driveway.  When there is snow on the ground, it takes some getting used to at first.
 
2013-02-08 07:04:38 PM  
I think that would be numbnuts here in the states.
 
2013-02-08 07:06:20 PM  

uncleacid: I think that would be numbnuts here in the states.


Only if the snow is deep enough to frost your testes
 
2013-02-08 07:06:45 PM  
Wiser words have never been said.  The only person I know with a garage clean enough to actually park a car in there is my dad, who lives in San Diego, so I'm not so sure why his house has a garage in the first

place.

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


That actually wouldn't be too hard to enforce if you issued street parking permits.  You'd just have to authorize your parking authority to map which households had spaces.  You could go one step short of that and just have fairly high fees for residential parking permits, which would encourage people to use their driveways or garages if they had them.  One of the big problems with curb cuts is they take away public parking spaces to create private ones.  If you have one AND you park on the street you are really taking up two spaces.
 
2013-02-08 07:07:08 PM  
They weren't wrong.
 
2013-02-08 07:07:37 PM  
White people problems.....
 
2013-02-08 07:08:43 PM  
we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-
 
2013-02-08 07:11:39 PM  
City of Vaughn asks a very reasonable question.

If you have to leave your automobiles outside in severe weather because you have too much stuff in your garage, you have too f*ckin' much stuff.
 
2013-02-08 07:12:02 PM  
Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-08 07:12:12 PM  
Garage?  You mean Birthplace of Innovation?  Cars just waste too much valuable space!
 
2013-02-08 07:12:48 PM  
Everything about this article is boring.
 
2013-02-08 07:13:25 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-


That sounds like a healthy relationship....
 
2013-02-08 07:14:12 PM  
The tweeter is an idiot.

I have such a garage and a four-car driveway.  There's a nice four-car driveway in front of it.  There are 3 bikes slumbering in the garage, the 3 cars stay outside... in the driveway... so, you know, not in the way of municipal snowplows.

Has the city of Vaughan called in the army yet ?

/No such idiots where I live.
//In fact, there are many idiots here, just in a different way.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:26 PM  

WhippingBoy: Willis13: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

Well, what do you call it?

A car hole!


TFW Americans call a garage a "Car Pantry"
 
2013-02-08 07:15:00 PM  
Cant these people park in their driveways, or do their car holes just dump right out into the street?
 
2013-02-08 07:15:06 PM  
This is what happens when we start letting cities tweet.
 
2013-02-08 07:15:26 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-


A walk-in closet is Satan's way of making you regret getting married.
 
2013-02-08 07:16:28 PM  

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


FTFY.

Make roads narrower, save major $$$. No reason taxpayers should subsidize parking.
 
2013-02-08 07:17:33 PM  

capt.hollister: The tweeter is an idiot.

I have such a garage and a four-car driveway.  There's a nice four-car driveway in front of it.  There are 3 bikes slumbering in the garage, the 3 cars stay outside... in the driveway... so, you know, not in the way of municipal snowplows.

Has the city of Vaughan called in the army yet ?

/No such idiots where I live.
//In fact, there are many idiots here, just in a different way.


Did I mention I just finished my shift at the department of redundancies department ?

Obviously, one of the idiots around here is capt.hollister...
 
2013-02-08 07:17:33 PM  

Abox: If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.


I'm going to follow your posts more carefully. The wisdom!
 
2013-02-08 07:17:45 PM  

SurfaceTension: people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."


I remember listening to somebody say that America is the only country in the world were people will store useless junk in their garage and leave a $30,000 piece of equipment outside. Guess he was wrong, Canadians do it also.
 
2013-02-08 07:18:37 PM  

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


I have a curb cut but park one of the cars on the street cause the damn thing leaks oil all over the place and I don't want that shiat on my driveway.
 
2013-02-08 07:19:10 PM  

Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x317]


A lot of contractors in Vaughn.  Even more wannabes.  Every guy has a garage full of tools n' stuff.
 
2013-02-08 07:19:15 PM  

Willis13: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

Well, what do you call it?


Primary secured vehicular storage location?
 
2013-02-08 07:19:19 PM  

capt.hollister: The tweeter is an idiot.

I have such a garage and a four-car driveway.  There's a nice four-car driveway in front of it.  There are 3 bikes slumbering in the garage, the 3 cars stay outside... in the driveway... so, you know, not in the way of municipal snowplows.

Has the city of Vaughan called in the army yet ?

/No such idiots where I live.
//In fact, there are many idiots here, just in a different way.


They wouldn't call in the army as the majority of plow trucks are just sitting in people's driveways there waiting for a storm like this.
/grew up in Vaughan.
 
2013-02-08 07:19:25 PM  
"The people previously responsible for tweeting for the city of Vaughan have been sacked," tweeted the City of Vaughan.
 
2013-02-08 07:19:53 PM  
I mean honestly I just came back in from the garage where I was cutting metal for my multi-rocket launcher.   No, cars can get by just fine in the driveway.
 
2013-02-08 07:20:36 PM  
All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.
 
2013-02-08 07:21:28 PM  
People that park their cars...blocking the sidewalk...are farking self-centered aholes. My neighborhood is full of aswipes that have a 3 bedroom home, a garage, and 5 cars and park none of those cars in their garage. Instead they park their cars on the sidewalk so when I walk my dog we have to detour into the street. Some cars gonna be getting keyed!!!!
 
2013-02-08 07:21:52 PM  
Garage!?! Ooh lah dee dah.  I call it a car hole
 
2013-02-08 07:23:42 PM  
People need one of these: a house with a five-car garage. This is not photoshopped, it's from a Florida (of course) community where the builder offers houses with HUGE garages.
i.imgur.com

Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.
 
2013-02-08 07:24:58 PM  
5 minutes to clear off door and a spot on each window, reverse car to my curb, brush off snow in street where snowplow picks it up. Put car in garage to warm up and finish melting.
Of course I COULD park in the garage and have 45 minutes of back breaking work to do. Hmmm....decisions.

/but I love the ignorant smug
 
2013-02-08 07:26:30 PM  
If I park it in the garage, how will my neighbors see my expensive new car?
 
2013-02-08 07:27:58 PM  
I thought carport was the accepted alternate nomenclature
 
2013-02-08 07:29:15 PM  

neuroflare: I thought carport was the accepted alternate nomenclature


Carports are "open air" garage, no walls, just a roof.
 
2013-02-08 07:29:52 PM  
Cars stay outside, pets stay inside.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 07:29:58 PM  
sunderland56

An on-street parking space takes less area than an off-street space. Allowing on-street parking with no curb cuts can result in superior land use in densely populated areas.
 
2013-02-08 07:30:26 PM  
Who else read that as 'double vaginas'?
 
2013-02-08 07:31:40 PM  

jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....


rest of the house is hers to do with as she pleases for storage, so long as it's not unreasonable. as per agreements made before we wed, anywhere where mechanical work is done, or anything otherwise messy, is mine, as are the vehicles and related support equipment.

apparently she did not, before that conversation, really consider a garage as a place where mechanical work happens, nor as a place where a vehicle goes. her parents had a garage that was used so heavily for storage that it was eventually walled shut and considered one more in an endless nightmare of closets and storage her packrat parents consigned stuff to.  the premarital agreements were made because my wife had naescent packrat tendencies of the negative kind(squirreling away nearly everything instead of things that could be justified useful later), and i did NOT want to end up like her folks. accordingly, i was not going to let the garage become her personal warehouse.

we're both alpha-type personalities and our discussions tend to look pretty unhealthy from an outside point of view because it's a lot of head-butting, dueling, and there are a lot of very authoritative conditions thrown around, but oddly, we've outlasted many of our peers and are astonishingly happy.
 
2013-02-08 07:31:45 PM  
The person in control of the city account must have thought they were signed into their personal account... oops
 
2013-02-08 07:33:41 PM  

MBrady: Luse: 5 minutes to clear off door and a spot on each window, reverse car to my curb, brush off snow in street where snowplow picks it up. Put car in garage to warm up and finish melting.
Of course I COULD park in the garage and have 45 minutes of back breaking work to do. Hmmm....decisions.

/but I love the ignorant smug

Tell us you are not an ignorant ass that clears a 6 inch "window" of snow from their windshield back window, gets in the car and drives off.


Yo! Right here!

That is what the defrosters are for.
 
2013-02-08 07:33:45 PM  

MBrady: Luse: 5 minutes to clear off door and a spot on each window, reverse car to my curb, brush off snow in street where snowplow picks it up. Put car in garage to warm up and finish melting.
Of course I COULD park in the garage and have 45 minutes of back breaking work to do. Hmmm....decisions.

/but I love the ignorant smug

Tell us you are not an ignorant ass that clears a 6 inch "window" of snow from their windshield back window, gets in the car and drives off.


Perhaps you should read my original post again.
 
2013-02-08 07:33:49 PM  
Maybe because I don't want to shovel 20 feet of driveway to the road when I can just park my car at the end of my driveway. and just shovel through what the snow plow put up.

You idiot.
 
2013-02-08 07:34:07 PM  

MBrady: Luse: 5 minutes to clear off door and a spot on each window, reverse car to my curb, brush off snow in street where snowplow picks it up. Put car in garage to warm up and finish melting.
Of course I COULD park in the garage and have 45 minutes of back breaking work to do. Hmmm....decisions.

/but I love the ignorant smug

Tell us you are not an ignorant ass that clears a 6 inch "window" of snow from their windshield back window, gets in the car and drives off.


If you read the post you would see that is not what this person does.
 
2013-02-08 07:34:19 PM  

wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


Can't say I disagree.  Of course, growing up midwestern rural, I'll occasionally check myself calling even the tuck-under-integrated garage in my current split-level "the outbuilding".  But, yeah, trade my current 1500 square feet of heated/cooled space and 200 square feet of workspace for exactly the opposite?  I'm in.
 
2013-02-08 07:37:37 PM  

YouSirAreAMaroon: 3+ car households?


Well, I see I'm not needed here.
 
2013-02-08 07:38:05 PM  
Just moved up north and we get apparently average 100 inches of snow per year. I park my cars in the garage but most of my neighbors park in the driveway and keep their crap/snowblowers in the garage.
 
2013-02-08 07:38:22 PM  

wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2013-02-08 07:40:26 PM  

neuroflare: MBrady: Luse: 5 minutes to clear off door and a spot on each window, reverse car to my curb, brush off snow in street where snowplow picks it up. Put car in garage to warm up and finish melting.
Of course I COULD park in the garage and have 45 minutes of back breaking work to do. Hmmm....decisions.

/but I love the ignorant smug

Tell us you are not an ignorant ass that clears a 6 inch "window" of snow from their windshield back window, gets in the car and drives off.

If you read the post you would see that is not what this person does.


I can't be responsible for what a bunch of southerners do. I stated what I do. MBrady also referred to my actions, no the original post. Perhaps you should read it again as well.
 
2013-02-08 07:40:57 PM  

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


I have a 2 car garage and driveway space for 3 cars.
My wife parks her car on the driveway, and I park at the curb.
i0.kym-cdn.com

/ITG
//Please don't really come at me.
 
2013-02-08 07:41:36 PM  

ZAZ: sunderland56

An on-street parking space takes less area than an off-street space. Allowing on-street parking with no curb cuts can result in superior land use in densely populated areas.


Yeah, someday when I decide to stop having a life, I'll take that to heart. For now, you continue with your strategy of evangelizing superior land use, and I'll continue to use my garage to store my GSX-R600, compressor, and 56" rollaway.
 
2013-02-08 07:42:45 PM  
The garage is pretty much the only part of the house where a married man can be himself.

I totally understand these guys keeping their cars out of it.
 
2013-02-08 07:44:03 PM  

mrlewish: Maybe because I don't want to shovel 20 feet of driveway to the road when I can just park my car at the end of my driveway. and just shovel through what the snow plow put up.

You idiot.


That's the reason I thought of parking in my druvrwst but i don't mind shiveling a bunch if snow. Moderate workout. And I feel smug having the best shoveled driveway in the neighborhood because manually i can get down to asphalt without a snowblower compacting the snow into ice. And i feel smug driving down the road with no snow on my car...I'm so vain... :-)
 
2013-02-08 07:44:12 PM  
My 4WD Rav4 handled the Snowpocalypse like a dream. I went out driving for fun today.
 
2013-02-08 07:44:23 PM  
Of course I now realize Neuroflare meant ME as "this person" and perhaps it was I who should have read his post again.
 
2013-02-08 07:44:53 PM  

Luse: I can't be responsible for what a bunch of southerners do. I stated what I do. MBrady also referred to my actions, no the original post. Perhaps you should read it again as well.


I was pointing out the he read your post wrong, I understood that after stopping near the curb you move your car inside your garage for the remainder of the defrosting. Unless you posted something way different than that.
 
2013-02-08 07:45:44 PM  
"The City has temporarily suspended the account and is investigating the cause of this tweet, including the possibility of the account being hacked by an unauthorized user," the statement said.

OK, that's just the go-to line anymore, isn't it?

"We apologize if you were offended.  We are currently looking in to who else to blame this on."
 
2013-02-08 07:46:58 PM  

Luse: Of course I now realize Neuroflare meant ME as "this person" and perhaps it was I who should have read his post again.


Ok I thought I might have hit the sauce too early, too hard tonight
 
2013-02-08 07:48:25 PM  

neuroflare: Luse: Of course I now realize Neuroflare meant ME as "this person" and perhaps it was I who should have read his post again.

Ok I thought I might have hit the sauce too early, too hard tonight


Nope, seems I have.
 
2013-02-08 07:50:06 PM  

jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....


Replace 'her' with 'him'.  And 'garage' with 'vagina'. And it sounds about right.
 
2013-02-08 07:50:23 PM  

Abox: If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.


Both the Mrs. and I have autostarts installed on our car.  Push the little button, finish getting ready for work, windows all clear.  If it snowed I just push it off with a pushbroom and shovel it to the side of the driveway later.  No big deal, really.

/garages are for motorcycles anyway.
 
2013-02-08 07:54:35 PM  

good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.


Whats a jib?
 
2013-02-08 07:54:51 PM  

SpdrJay: White people problems.....


Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...
 
2013-02-08 07:55:44 PM  

FormlessOne: Willis13: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

Well, what do you call it?

Primary secured vehicular storage location?


Quoting classic Simpsons episodes, move along

// didn't mean that to sound douchey
 
2013-02-08 07:56:36 PM  
We have three parking spots in our driveway that go right to the road but the spot where the cars park is about 3 ft below the road grade (they regraded and paved the road after the driveway was put in).  Put your car into reverse to pull out and you immediately have to go up.

Not bad for 6-8 months of the year, but any bit of snow or ice on the driveway means that there's no way to get enough momentum or traction to get out.

/we both now own 4WD-capable vehicles
 
2013-02-08 07:56:51 PM  
I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.
 
2013-02-08 08:01:13 PM  
I will never understand people who keep $500 worth of stuff in their garage and their $30,000 vehicle outside.

/lives in snow country.
//yes my garage has a car in it.
 
2013-02-08 08:06:40 PM  

shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...


Is it? I haven't lived there in 7 years but Woodbridge, Maple, Kleinburg was mostly Italians and Thornhill was Jews.
 
2013-02-08 08:07:53 PM  

pounddawg: I will never understand people who keep $500 worth of stuff in their garage and their $30,000 vehicle outside.

/lives in snow country.
//yes my garage has a car in it.


Horders
 
2013-02-08 08:10:33 PM  

pounddawg: I will never understand people who keep $500 worth of stuff in their garage and their $30,000 vehicle outside.

/lives in snow country.
//yes my garage has a car in it.


Ah, see... My car was about $3400, but I've sunk about $10,000 into my workshop, which takes up most of my garage.
 
2013-02-08 08:13:03 PM  
It's also a way to avoid shoveling a driveway.  Park the car there.  Roll it, drive it  a short way and broom the snow off the car.  Much easier than shoveling.
 
2013-02-08 08:13:08 PM  

shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...


Jews as well as part of that Bathurst street northward migration.

We live on an old street in Hamilton, and we only have street parking. I'm actually impressed with the plowers today since they dumped most of the snow on the other side of the street beside the sidewalk (where there are no parked cars) and not on our side where all the cars are parked.

We are still trying to clear off the cars though - I think we got about 40 cm of snow - a bit more than forecast.

/No garage
//No driveway
///Can't afford Vaughan either.
 
2013-02-08 08:16:09 PM  

Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.


Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.
 
2013-02-08 08:18:58 PM  

Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+what+is+a+jib%3F
 
2013-02-08 08:25:01 PM  
1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.
 
2013-02-08 08:25:35 PM  

occamswrist: mrlewish: Maybe because I don't want to shovel 20 feet of driveway to the road when I can just park my car at the end of my driveway. and just shovel through what the snow plow put up.

You idiot.

That's the reason I thought of parking in my druvrwst but i don't mind shiveling a bunch if snow. Moderate workout. And I feel smug having the best shoveled driveway in the neighborhood because manually i can get down to asphalt without a snowblower compacting the snow into ice. And i feel smug driving down the road with no snow on my car...I'm so vain... :-)


Haha I'm the same way. I don't understand some of the houses I see that still have a foot of snow in the drive a week after it last snowed. Lazy bastards.
 
2013-02-08 08:28:08 PM  

Lawnchair: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

Can't say I disagree.  Of course, growing up midwestern rural, I'll occasionally check myself calling even the tuck-under-integrated garage in my current split-level "the outbuilding".  But, yeah, trade my current 1500 square feet of heated/cooled space and 200 square feet of workspace for exactly the opposite?  I'm in.


good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.


Mrswambu is down with it too since we rarely are inside the house except to sleep and eat, so a 1br efficiency is easier to keep up. But until we retire and move into the "dream house", I have a 3,000 square foot shop ( that's like a 12-car garage) of unrentable space in a commercial building we own  -- but it's 10 miles from the house. Still, it kicks ass compared to my house's 2-car garage (which is filled with her crafts stuff anyway).
 
2013-02-08 08:29:05 PM  
did not know there is a city called Vaughan.

Interesting.
 
2013-02-08 08:29:08 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


Your garage is being used in the way proper garages are meant to be used.
 
2013-02-08 08:29:38 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...

Is it? I haven't lived there in 7 years but Woodbridge, Maple, Kleinburg was mostly Italians and Thornhill was Jews.


When they put up those new subdivisions lots moved in. It's no Brampton though.

/Stupid Canadian Housing bubble
 
TWX
2013-02-08 08:31:50 PM  

wambu: People need one of these: a house with a five-car garage. This is not photoshopped, it's from a Florida (of course) community where the builder offers houses with HUGE garages.


Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


I have five garage stalls. Two attached, three detached. The three are my shop. I have climate control and plumbing out there.

It's why we bought the place. It's awesome!
 
2013-02-08 08:33:38 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-


Having the same discussion with my better half. We (meaning that I) had to settle for a 1 stall attatched...We'll see how seriously she took the convo when we move in next month.
 
2013-02-08 08:34:33 PM  

MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.


They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.
 
2013-02-08 08:35:12 PM  
Retired Realtor here,never could understand the builders who'd put tiny little garages on their houses,just big enough for maybe 2 compact cars,when a lot of people here have pickups.One guy built a 3500 sq ft house on 5 acres with a garage like that,couldn't understand why nobody wanted it.
 
2013-02-08 08:35:19 PM  

GuyCaballero: My 4WD Rav4 handled the Snowpocalypse like a dream. I went out driving for fun today.


I was a beautiful sunny day here, mid-60's.  I went for a bike ride.
 
2013-02-08 08:38:17 PM  

WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!


I was hoping for a carhole reference.
 
2013-02-08 08:38:36 PM  

wambu: Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+what+is+a+jib%3F


Damn, another fairly obvious Simpsons reference missed. It's cute how you were trying to be a smart ace though with your little google joke

Mule
 
2013-02-08 08:38:41 PM  
My wife and I have 2 daily drivers that sit outside bacause the important stuff is in the garage
i14.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 08:41:26 PM  

davidphogan: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

I was hoping for a carhole reference.


follow the trail
 
2013-02-08 08:43:27 PM  

USAF Retired: My wife and I have 2 daily drivers that sit outside bacause the important stuff is in the garage
[i14.photobucket.com image 720x540]


Yeah, that's a really nice floor. I can see why you'd want to keep that protected.
 
2013-02-08 08:45:24 PM  

pounddawg: I will never understand people who keep $500 worth of stuff in their garage and their $30,000 vehicle outside.

/lives in snow country.
//yes my garage has a car in it.


Really ? is your car so fragile that it's going to come apart if it stays outside ? are expensive things going to break ? are bits going to freeze and fall off ? if yes, you bought the wrong $30k car...

Btw, your car likely suffers more from the daily freeze/thaw cycle you're imposing on it than it would if you just left it outside.

/Also live in snow country. So what ?
//Two Mercs in the driveway. Not afraid to leave them outside in the cold.
///Motorcycles sleep inside. The insurance would not have it any other way.
 
2013-02-08 08:46:48 PM  
I cuss my neighbor every time it snows.  He parks his third car out on the street.  Snowplow has to veer out.  farker.
 
2013-02-08 08:49:49 PM  

sunderland56: ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.

FTFY.

Make roads narrower, save major $$$. No reason taxpayers should subsidize parking.



We shouldn't have to share the road with non-motorized vehicles that aren't taxed on road usage but there you are.
 
2013-02-08 08:50:51 PM  
Fortunately for this guy, not only does he work in Canada, but he's a civil servant. Impossible to fire him--I'd be surprised if he even gets a dirty look from his supervisor.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:11 PM  

jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....


it does indeed.
each partner needs his or her own space. "keep your shiat out of the garage... it is for cars and tools" goes along the same line as "keep your car parts out of my studio... it is for my various projects".

respecting one another's boundaries... very healthy.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:38 PM  
Note to self: never let Jerry Seinfeld tweet from my official account.

/Who are these people?
//farknuts
 
2013-02-08 08:59:36 PM  

shortymac: Bedstead Polisher: shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...

Is it? I haven't lived there in 7 years but Woodbridge, Maple, Kleinburg was mostly Italians and Thornhill was Jews.

When they put up those new subdivisions lots moved in. It's no Brampton though.

/Stupid Canadian Housing bubble


I guess it makes sense with its proximity to Brampton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughan#Demographics
 
2013-02-08 09:04:02 PM  

SurfaceTension: people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."


It would have been so much quicker to write "People with American cars".
 
2013-02-08 09:04:23 PM  

Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.


The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.
 
2013-02-08 09:04:36 PM  

SpdrJay: White people problems.....


You've never been to the 905.

Granted it's not as brown as the city of Bramaladesh.
 
2013-02-08 09:07:13 PM  

TheOther: City of Vaughn asks a very reasonable question.

If you have to leave your automobiles outside in severe weather because you have too much stuff in your garage, you have too f*ckin' much stuff.


Yes. Especially since these McMansion garages are tall enough that you could easily put shelves up to keep all the stuff that doesn't fit in your full basement or that stupid 4th bedroom with the farking dormers.
 
2013-02-08 09:10:44 PM  

MindStalker: Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.

The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.


They do! And it is!
 
2013-02-08 09:12:33 PM  

SurfaceTension: people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."


on my street, the homes are set up so you can fit one car in the garage and one in the rear yard, so of course everyone thinks its a grand idea to tear down the garage and put in a pool there then use the rear yard for a deck, so then all four of the family cars now have to use steet parking. these are the same people who then complain about the lack of parking on our bock

/one car family
//car lives in its garage
 
2013-02-08 09:13:26 PM  

capt.hollister: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.

Your garage is being used in the way proper garages are meant to be used.


No beer fridge??
 
2013-02-08 09:13:49 PM  

sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.


and they're all made out of ticky tack
 
2013-02-08 09:14:24 PM  

MindStalker: Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.

The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.


If they do it the same way they did in rural Alberta when I was in school, they often keep the school open specifically so they don't have to make up the day(s) at the end of the school year. If the kids don't show up, it's considered an excused absence. Any parent that can't get out of work will find a way to get their kids to school.
 
2013-02-08 09:14:24 PM  
If you keep the car in the driveway, that's 10 less feet of snow you have to dig out in the morning.

I would intentionally move my car OUT of the garage in preparation of a big storm.
 
2013-02-08 09:15:00 PM  

MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.


i dont know about where you are, but in NYC they are really reluctant to close schools, since it means denying lunch to many kids from whom thats their best meal of the day.
 
2013-02-08 09:20:18 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


Parts car for the 944? Understandable.

That parts car would be towed here. 72 hour limit on city streets, especially without current registration.
 
2013-02-08 09:21:15 PM  

Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.


You just described the perfect bondage dungeon.

/counts as a hobby room I guess
//would make life in Vaughan more tolerable
 
2013-02-08 09:22:18 PM  
I'm always amazed to see expensive cars covered with overnight snow... must be leases
 
2013-02-08 09:23:58 PM  
Just wanted to say if you live in the suburbs, you should park your car in your garage or driveway- NOT IN THE STREET- the street is for moving traffic, and is not your personal parking lot.
 
2013-02-08 09:24:36 PM  

Willis13: wambu: Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+what+is+a+jib%3F

Damn, another fairly obvious Simpsons reference missed. It's cute how you were trying to be a smart ace though with your little google joke

Mule


I first heard it in used a Cecil Adams "Straight Dope" column about 20 years ago. Don't know where he got it from. I also have not watched every Simpsons episode.

I'm only being a smart ass when I use this.
 
2013-02-08 09:27:02 PM  

Hobodeluxe: sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.

and they're all made out of ticky tack


True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.
 
2013-02-08 09:27:14 PM  
I park in the driveway in a snowstorm because it's that much less square footage of driveway I need to shovel.

(And there's a '71 Superbeetle in the garage that doesn't come out in the winter.)
 
2013-02-08 09:30:18 PM  
Previous owners of our house turned some of the garage into indoor space. So our Honda Accord barely fits, and I mean ~6" in front and back. Then they put a large built-in workbench on the other side; I'm not sure if a mini-Cooper would even fit.

And we can't use the garage for much storage because it's Texas and a lot of things don't do well in 100°  heat.

We get hailstorms so we do put the car in the garage for that.
 
2013-02-08 09:31:35 PM  

Dinodork: Parts car for the 944? Understandable.

That parts car would be towed here. 72 hour limit on city streets, especially without current registration.


that's why i keep it registered and insured. the HOA can't biatch as long as it's not completely taken apart and has current tags.

badgerb: No beer fridge??


don't have enough outlets unfortunately. i've been meaning to run a couple more, but haven't gotten around to it.
 
2013-02-08 09:32:14 PM  

vabeard: I cuss my neighbor every time it snows.  He parks his third car out on the street.  Snowplow has to veer out.  farker.


Alternate side parking and stiff fines FTW!

Two-car garage here. Mine and Mrs. phamwaa's vehicles are snug inside, with room for the snowblower and some other toys. The 'blower has been retired in favor of a plow contract. I'm getting too old for cleaning off a 130 x 40 driveway in the middle of Snowpocalypse, so we contribute to the local wintertime economy.

/Yes, it's 40' at its widest point.
 
2013-02-08 09:35:53 PM  
People that don't want a roof to collapse onto their car from snow weight?

But it is Canada so they prolly got that covered.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:38 PM  

Glancing Blow: How tragic to live where they allow overnight parking on streets.


Our building, as well as most on our street, only have one dedicated parking spot per apartment (on average).  Families and roommates who have more than one car per apartment end up having to park at least one car on the street.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:43 PM  

Frantic Freddie: Retired Realtor here,never could understand the builders who'd put tiny little garages on their houses,just big enough for maybe 2 compact cars,when a lot of people here have pickups.One guy built a 3500 sq ft house on 5 acres with a garage like that,couldn't understand why nobody wanted it.


Yeah if your garage barely has room for 2 minicoopers it doesnthave a garage to most buyers
 
2013-02-08 09:45:33 PM  
TheOther:

A walk-in closet is Satan's way of making you regret getting married.

I don't get it.  Could you expound?
 
2013-02-08 09:51:38 PM  

wambu: People need one of these: a house with a five-car garage. This is not photoshopped, it's from a Florida (of course) community where the builder offers houses with HUGE garages.
[i.imgur.com image 350x262]

Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


That's ugly as sin.
 
2013-02-08 09:57:43 PM  

jst3p: Abox: If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.

It isn't that bad. I have a 2 car garage. I also have 2 kids and the girlfriend has two kids. After tools, lawn care stuff, bikes, scooters, outside toys, sports equipment etc. we park in the driveway. But we don't get snow here all that often or all that bad.


This. When are builders going to start erecting houses that fit people's needs?
 
2013-02-08 09:58:41 PM  

Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.


Sounds like you have quite the collection. Make sure they get finished.

I would be more than happy to live in the office space of a decommissioned factory or warehouse. That is, until my mental disorder outgrows the space to put more cars.
 
2013-02-08 10:23:08 PM  
Although it may not have been PC I agree with the gist of the rant.  I watch the parking nightmare on my street with some amusement. Everyone has a 2 car garage and two more spaces in the driveway yet somehow, despite almost nobody owning more than 4 cars, the street is always jammed with cars.  When I see my neighbors open their garages they are packed with every sort of crap but what they were intended for, the cars. Then they all biatch about there not being enough parking. Gee, go figure.
 
2013-02-08 10:27:40 PM  

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


What in the heck is a curb cut?
 
2013-02-08 10:30:09 PM  

rnatalie: The person responsible for the city's tweets has been sacked.


Oh well, the truth hurts I guess.
 
2013-02-08 10:33:34 PM  
Suckmaster Burstingfoam:
True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.


We're in the market to buy a home.  One of my stipulations is that the home MUST be at least 20 years old.  I don't trust new construction at all.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 10:40:47 PM  
What in the heck is a curb cut?

Physically, a gap in the curb for cars to access adjacent property, typically using a driveway.

Legally, the right to construct a curb cut. Connecting a driveway to a road requires a permit in many places. Without a permit for a curb cut you have to walk. As somebody noted earlier, a driveway takes away at least one street parking space so there is reason not to allow as much driveway as you can afford.
 
2013-02-08 10:46:39 PM  
Ever want to know who your neighborhood cannabis grower is?  Look for the house that never opens the garage door.
 
2013-02-08 10:49:53 PM  
My house is the ONLY one on my street where the cars go in the garage.  It's ridiculous.  If you need that much storage space, BUY A BIGGER HOUSE.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:02 PM  

FizixJunkee: Suckmaster Burstingfoam:
True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.

We're in the market to buy a home.  One of my stipulations is that the home MUST be at least 20 years old.  I don't trust new construction at all.


You better go back at least 30 years. 20 years will land you smack in the middle of the pre-fab construction days, you don't want anything built with those materials.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:38 PM  

Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.


Two car garage, two car carport, five cars, and a super long driveway to shovel. Good thing my husband and I both like the exercise.

I don't understand what other people fill up their garages with. I mean, non-hoarders.

My BIL was raised by hoarders and the things in his garage - two old mattresses stacked on top of a car that hasn't run in years and can't pull out for the boxes of old clothes, all in a leaky garage from the '30s. All rotting away, but too precious to be given away, much less thrown out.
 
2013-02-08 10:56:07 PM  

Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?


What's a google?
 
2013-02-08 11:06:43 PM  

ZAZ: What in the heck is a curb cut?

Physically, a gap in the curb for cars to access adjacent property, typically using a driveway.

Legally, the right to construct a curb cut. Connecting a driveway to a road requires a permit in many places. Without a permit for a curb cut you have to walk. As somebody noted earlier, a driveway takes away at least one street parking space so there is reason not to allow as much driveway as you can afford.


Yes. I was bugged by not having heard the term and looked it up on wikipedia.  Basically nothing more than a fancy term for the sloped portion of the sidewalk at the end of a driveway.  Maybe my experience is limited but I thought that basically every house has that. I have lived all of my 45 years in CA suburbs and, aside from houses out in the boonies, have never seen a house without that.

Disagree on the concern about a curb cut taking away street parking.  Assuming the person whose house it is in front of is actually using the driveway they should be allowed three or even more spots.  The curb cut for the cars parked side to side in the driveway will take up considerably less space than if the cars were all on the street parked end to end.
 
2013-02-08 11:09:38 PM  

Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs


What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.
 
2013-02-08 11:17:09 PM  

SevenizGud: Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.


The garage on the front is simply more practical. Who cares what it looks like.  The functionality is more important. Plus its none of my neighbors business what my house looks like. I paid for it and will paint it purple and green and put a garage across the entire front of it if I like.
 
2013-02-08 11:22:46 PM  

saturn badger: What's a google?


It's another name for a curb cut.
 
2013-02-08 11:24:21 PM  

Ima4nic8or: The garage on the front is simply more practical. Who cares what it looks like. The functionality is more important. Plus its none of my neighbors business what my house looks like. I paid for it and will paint it purple and green and put a garage across the entire front of it if I like.


I rather had in mind as my target reader the subset of humanity that is civilized.
 
2013-02-08 11:25:29 PM  

Unsung_Hero: My house is the ONLY one on my street where the cars go in the garage.  It's ridiculous.  If you need that much storage space, BUY A BIGGER HOUSE.


storage units are an affordable and practical solution to many storage woes.

/hell up in new england they build them, fill them up, and build more.
//packrats, the lot of them.
 
2013-02-08 11:25:41 PM  
People who have a Dungeon in their garage.

amorphousintelligence.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-08 11:34:08 PM  
They park in the street?!

Pfft. 99% problems.
 
2013-02-09 12:05:30 AM  
"The City has temporarily suspended the account and is investigating the cause of this tweet, including the possibility of the account being hacked by an unauthorized user," the statement said.

Oh, for fark's sake!  Somebody posted to the wrong account.  BFD.  Rolling out the Spanish Inquisition is asinine.  Get over it.  Whoever sent the tweet has to buy pizza for the office and everyone moves on.
 
2013-02-09 12:06:20 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.



This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling
 
2013-02-09 12:08:55 AM  
Oh, and it seems like the more harsh the climate, the less likely people are to park in the garage.  Not one of my relatives in snow country parks their car in the garage.  I don't understand it at all.  I live where it's news when the temperature goes below freezing and I park in the car hole.
 
2013-02-09 12:13:22 AM  

SevenizGud: Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.


How about houses that are built with a cliff-side view out the back, hmmm?
 
2013-02-09 12:52:44 AM  

Hobodeluxe: sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.

and they're all made out of ticky tack


And they all look just the same.
 
2013-02-09 02:19:19 AM  

buzzcut73: ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.

I have a curb cut but park one of the cars on the street cause the damn thing leaks oil all over the place and I don't want that shiat on my driveway.


But it's fine going straight into the local watershed...
 
2013-02-09 02:55:12 AM  

oldass31: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling


I like you people.

My garage:
2 Kayaks
4 bicycles (2 road 2 mountain)
1 motorcycle (Kawasaki police special)
1 scooter (chetak indian Vespa clone)
2 massive three tier Craftsman tool boxes filled with tools inherited from dad and my granddads
workbench
beer fridge
lap top filled with music
two bike stands
1 motorcycle lift (yeah, from harbor freight... what are you gonna do?)
1 dart board
1 floor

Cars live outside. If you're worried about the car being outside while it's parked, what do you do when you're driving to work? Drive the garage around it?
 
2013-02-09 03:08:35 AM  

capt.hollister: The tweeter is an idiot.

I have such a garage and a four-car driveway.  There's a nice four-car driveway in front of it.  There are 3 bikes slumbering in the garage, the 3 cars stay outside... in the driveway... so, you know, not in the way of municipal snowplows.

Has the city of Vaughan called in the army yet ?

/No such idiots where I live.
//In fact, there are many idiots here, just in a different way.


People who use twitter have bird brains.
 
2013-02-09 03:33:54 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....

it does indeed.
each partner needs his or her own space. "keep your shiat out of the garage... it is for cars and tools" goes along the same line as "keep your car parts out of my studio... it is for my various projects".

respecting one another's boundaries... very healthy.


also i plan on ripping out a section of floor and installing a mechanic's pit, reinforcing the overhead and installing a gantry block and tackle, running additional 220 lines for the mig and tig units.... air compressor for all THOSE tools, plus the bandsaw, mill, reloading bench and all manner of other things... where the hell is she gonna have ROOM to put anything?
 
2013-02-09 04:13:02 AM  

crotchgrabber: oldass31: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling

I like you people.

My garage:
2 Kayaks
4 bicycles (2 road 2 mountain)
1 motorcycle (Kawasaki police special)
1 scooter (chetak indian Vespa clone)
2 massive three tier Craftsman tool boxes filled with tools inherited from dad and my granddads
workbench
beer fridge
lap top filled with music
two bike stands
1 motorcycle lift (yeah, from harbor freight... what are you gonna do?)
1 dart board
1 floor

Cars live outside. If you're worried about the car being outside while it's parked, what do you do when you're driving to work? Drive the garage around it?


All right, my turn:
1 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
1 Suzuki DR650SE
1 Honda CB400F awaiting restoration
1 electric scooter
1 wheelie bin
1 chain saw in its carrying chest
1 pressure washer
1 work bench with drawers for hand, battery, and air tools
1 mechanic's tool chest inherited from dad
1 mechanic's chest with drawers for nuts, bolts, washers, all classed by size and threa; inherited from dad
1 mechanic's chest with high-precision measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, etc.); inherited from dad
1 wheeled stool
1 floor jack for cars
1 floor jack for motorcycles
3 bicycles
16 summer tires (1 set each for four cars), which are replaced by 16 winter tires in the spring.
1 wood stove
1 commercial snow blower
5 assorted snow shovels
1 spade
2 axes
2 garden rakes
1 broom
1 shelf unit with assorted spray lubes, release agents, engine oil, gear oil, chain lube, brake fluid, windshield washer, etc...
1 shelf unti with leftover spares from every motorcycle I've ever owned, 2 R/C cars and 1 R/C boat
1 shelf unit with extension cords, spare bulbs, connectors, zip ties, assorted nails, screws, etc...
1 shelf unit with assorted tools inherited from my dad and various car parts inherited from my brother
2 shelf units with swimming pool paraphernalia , external Christmas decorations, etc...
2 shelf units with things Young Miss capt brought with her when she moved back home to finish college.
2 containers of used engine oil which, despite my being very patient with them, appear to have no inclination to make it out to the local collecting point on their own...
 
2013-02-09 04:29:58 AM  
My garage contains only a single acorn.
 
2013-02-09 10:48:50 AM  
My boyfriend and I have a two car garage and a pole barn. We park our two cars in our two car garage and also have room for many tools and equipment such as lawnmower, snowblower etc. Our pole barn is mostly empty cept for a canoe and a back up refrigerator

/mom is a hoarder, has a two car garage and cannot fit one car in there. Shudders at the thought of cleaning out her mess one day.
 
2013-02-09 11:33:41 AM  

wambu: saturn badger: What's a google?

It's another name for a curb cut.


I like the cut of your curb
 
2013-02-09 12:03:30 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

You've never been to the 905.

Granted it's not as brown as the city of Bramaladesh.


All roads lead to Bramladesh.

/live in Richmond Hill
//4ft by 2ft snowplow mound to dig out of this morning
///driveway was almost spotless when I went to bed last night
////shakes tiny fist
//slashies!
 
2013-02-09 01:30:24 PM  

saturn badger: wambu: saturn badger: What's a google?

It's another name for a curb cut.

I like the cut of your curb


 
NSFW
 
2013-02-09 05:46:43 PM  

good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.


And even moreso now. Thanks!
 
2013-02-09 09:07:52 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.

You just described the perfect bondage dungeon.

/counts as a hobby room I guess
//would make life in Vaughan more tolerable

Hmm, with your comment and further thought I'm thinking a good floor drain might be a good addition to the design. And as long as you aren't a professional Dom i do believe S&M would count as a hoppy if you had a room dedicated to it.

Oh, and having on whole wall be really sturdy pegboard wouldn't hurt either. Doesn't matter if you are hanging tools or "tools" on it, either way it is useful.

The Southern Dandy: People who have a Dungeon in their garage.

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I can't say that i care for the shade of red but as far as dungeons go it isn't half bad. I've seen home gyms that look far less appealing and I'm guessing are cleaned far less regularly.
 
2013-02-11 12:42:17 PM  

Hacker_X: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Hacker_X: Land Ark:

Oh, and having on whole wall be really sturdy pegboard wouldn't hurt either.


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