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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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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.
 
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