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(Washington Post)   You think you've got problems? Imagine living in Georgetown in an $8 million mansion that doesn't have a garage to hold your four cars, and there's not enough street parking, AND you even have to sometimes *shovel* in the winter   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 121
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2014-07-25 01:03:49 PM  
My tiny violin was crushed by someone parking in the middle of the street.
 
2014-07-25 01:53:35 PM  
Why doesn't this asshole just hire someone to shovel his driveway?
 
2014-07-25 02:05:15 PM  
Why doesn't he get a heated driveway installed, yes such a thing exists
 
2014-07-25 02:27:29 PM  

what_now: Why doesn't this asshole just hire someone to shovel his driveway?


You try paying off an $8 million mortgage and finding spare cash to pay for all sorts of fancy services.
 
2014-07-25 02:27:37 PM  
Rich, uppity, G-Town, whiny snob people problems.
 
2014-07-25 02:28:37 PM  

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

 
2014-07-25 02:29:31 PM  
Well it's nice to know they have problems too....
 
2014-07-25 02:29:34 PM  
How about building an historic guillotine on the property.
 
2014-07-25 02:29:39 PM  

plushpuppy: Why doesn't he get a heated driveway installed, yes such a thing exists


Not that it should matter to this guy, but it is expensive. I'm just starting an estimate on heat tracing a slab in a new truck dock building. It's about 80x30 feet. Just running it will eat roughly about 80kW.
 
2014-07-25 02:29:51 PM  
I don't hang in Georgetown ever anymore because every time I get stuck on M street for 40 minutes waiting to get through 3 lights, I strongly consider jogging over to the Key bridge and taking a swan dive into the Potomac.
 
2014-07-25 02:33:34 PM  
Smash was the only reason to go to G-town.
 
2014-07-25 02:34:09 PM  
They are just like us.
 
2014-07-25 02:35:06 PM  
Sorry, I'm too busy praying for Omarion here.
 
2014-07-25 02:35:40 PM  

UncleDirtNap: How about building an historic guillotine on the property.


The Addams Family *snap* *snap*
 
2014-07-25 02:35:41 PM  

Carn: I don't hang in Georgetown ever anymore because every time I get stuck on M street for 40 minutes waiting to get through 3 lights, I strongly consider jogging over to the Key bridge and taking a swan dive into the Potomac.


Try P St instead between the Key Bridge and Dupont Circle. Goes both ways* (giggity) so you don't have to worry about directionality, and it's all stop signs. Plus, there's a FANTASTIC butcher shop/deli on 28th & P (Stachowski's). Of course, you'll still have to deal with one lane in each direction (it's cool if I just park in the middle of the street with my flashers on, right?), but M St sucks moosecock.

* except IIRC Sunday mornings
 
2014-07-25 02:35:50 PM  
If the city had developed with proper biking allowances and a functional metro system the wouldn't be nearly the problem it is.

I'll grant that they've done okay in recent years expanding bike paths and the silver line is set to open tomorrow but when aren't they single tracking?  And without dedicated bike lanes traffic is still a mess.
 
2014-07-25 02:36:08 PM  
 
2014-07-25 02:37:42 PM  
Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?
 
2014-07-25 02:38:20 PM  

hungryhungryhorus: functional metro system


This. The Metro is a study in inefficiency and mismanagement, and whoever runs it should be tried for treason.
 
2014-07-25 02:38:59 PM  
Stuff like this is why people live in the suburbs.

I have a house I bought for under $100,000 and I have 3 cars in the garage (with room for 1 or 2 more if I wanted to), room on the driveway for 6 more, and on street parking for probably 20 without inconveniencing the neighbors.

And living near Atlanta, we just stay home when it snows.
 
2014-07-25 02:39:01 PM  
An easy "problem" for the well heeled to fix.
www.markpascua.com
 
2014-07-25 02:40:01 PM  
That wet, watery slop they get in DC qualifies as snow?
 
2014-07-25 02:40:31 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

/and its an un-tuned one at that
 
2014-07-25 02:40:43 PM  
I need my fainting couch
 
2014-07-25 02:42:48 PM  
cdn.idolator.com
 
2014-07-25 02:42:53 PM  
I wonder which Chinese hell that is. I hear they have a lot of hells.
 
2014-07-25 02:43:44 PM  

MrSteve007: An easy "problem" for the well heeled to fix.
[www.markpascua.com image 740x554]


Not in DC them thars swampland under those houses
 
2014-07-25 02:43:46 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Not that it should matter to this guy, but it is expensive. I'm just starting an estimate on heat tracing a slab in a new truck dock building. It's about 80x30 feet. Just running it will eat roughly about 80kW.

Evacuated tube solar collectors: they'll work in sub-zero temperatures and with enough sunlight, will easily get water up to boiling. Works even in Alaska. Not cheap up front, but almost no running expense. Quite a bit cheaper than running 80kW of water heating.
 
2014-07-25 02:44:42 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
 
2014-07-25 02:45:33 PM  

Magorn: MrSteve007: An easy "problem" for the well heeled to fix.
[www.markpascua.com image 740x554]

Not in DC them thars swampland under those houses


Meh, they all manage to have basements. Damp moldy basements.
 
2014-07-25 02:45:41 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Stuff like this is why people live in the suburbs.

I have a house I bought for under $100,000 and I have 3 cars in the garage (with room for 1 or 2 more if I wanted to), room on the driveway for 6 more, and on street parking for probably 20 without inconveniencing the neighbors.

And living near Atlanta, we just stay home when it snows.


mmmm...actually you apparently do not

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-25 02:45:53 PM  
When the end of Western Civilization comes, either these people will be hunkering down in Vaults, or will be the first targets.
 
2014-07-25 02:46:18 PM  
If you're living in Georgetown and you are parking your own car, you are merely middle class. The Frank Underwoods of the world have drivers or use a car service.
 
2014-07-25 02:47:00 PM  
Those people are stupid.  Out here in Tipton, my house only cost $62,000 and I've got a three car garage and a pole barn to hold my jet ski, my ATV, the dirtbike, and the truck-boat-truck.
 
2014-07-25 02:48:07 PM  
To be fair, Gtown IS freaky overpriced.
 
2014-07-25 02:48:10 PM  

tricycleracer: Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?


IIANM, Metro had two purposes when it was built. Getting government workers from their suburbs to their jobs, and getting poor people around town faster. Georgetown didn't fit either bill.
 
2014-07-25 02:48:42 PM  
bbruner.org
 
2014-07-25 02:48:42 PM  
I like DC. If I had a nice place like that, then 2 cars would be fine.  Just something to take long trips or to get groceries.  Otherwise I would take the Metro.   That is why I like DC.  Public transportation just about everywhere.   If he would like to trade houses with me, I would do it, then my entire salary would then go to pay property taxes.   (If I could afford them with my salary)
 
2014-07-25 02:49:38 PM  

JohnCarter: TheGreatGazoo: Stuff like this is why people live in the suburbs.

I have a house I bought for under $100,000 and I have 3 cars in the garage (with room for 1 or 2 more if I wanted to), room on the driveway for 6 more, and on street parking for probably 20 without inconveniencing the neighbors.

And living near Atlanta, we just stay home when it snows.

mmmm...actually you apparently do not

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It wasn't snowing when everyone went to work. That's the afternoon rush hour trying to get home, an hour after it started snowing.
 
2014-07-25 02:50:08 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Those people are stupid.  Out here in Tipton, my house only cost $62,000 and I've got a three car garage and a pole barn to hold my jet ski, my ATV, the dirtbike, and the truck-boat-truck.


HAHAHAH sucker. Over in here in Brandine County I bought six bedroom on 17 acres for $12,000 and a feral cat. It came with a barn stuffed to the gills with all sorts of motorized vehicles.

But I will admit I'm a bit jealous of your there truck-boat-truck thing. I tried to make one and sunk it in grannies pond.
 
2014-07-25 02:50:12 PM  

tricycleracer: Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?


WAT?  I guess I never wandered over there while I was last in town.  Ignore my post.  I would not live where there was no Metro access if I lived in DC.
 
2014-07-25 02:51:06 PM  

tricycleracer: Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?


www.reactimg.com

especially uring the early 80's when the Bars and shops in G-town were catering to the then  thriving punk scene    places like Commander Salamanders (at the time the only place you could buy Manic Panic as Hot Topic wasn't a thing for another 20 years) and the Key theatre (ran the RHPS as the midnight movie until 1996) attracted folks that looked like this:

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Scaring the old money blue bloods to no end.   Blocking Metro access to the area was supposed to help.  It didn;t
 
2014-07-25 02:51:38 PM  

LazyMedia: tricycleracer: Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?

IIANM, Metro had two purposes when it was built. Getting government workers from their suburbs to their jobs, and getting poor people around town faster. Georgetown didn't fit either bill.


I thought it had to do with the geograpy of the Potomac, but there IS a metro at Foggy Bottom.
 
2014-07-25 02:52:32 PM  
EAT THE RICH!
 
2014-07-25 02:53:12 PM  
Alright... I'm not one to usually white-knight the rich, but if I WERE wealthy enough to buy an $8M house... You better bet your prissy little pants I'd be pissed if it didn't come with a garage, or enough space to park the 4 cars i had... which, by the way, is exactly how many cars i will have when both my kids are old enough to drive and they still live with me...

But here's a little tip for them:

Take one end of the house, you know, the one with the other billiard room, or 4th guest bedroom, or 3rd kitchen, or whatever, and do the reverse what middle class people do, knock out a few walls and make a damn garage...
 
2014-07-25 02:53:49 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Stuff like this is why people live in the suburbs.

I have a house I bought for under $100,000 and I have 3 cars in the garage (with room for 1 or 2 more if I wanted to), room on the driveway for 6 more, and on street parking for probably 20 without inconveniencing the neighbors.

And living near Atlanta, we just stay home when it snows.


I think I see the problem.  In order to partake in your version of paradise, I would have to suffer the horror that is Atlanta.  I'd rather pass.

/Now it you were paying me to occupy a home in Atlanta, we would have to start in the seven figure range.
 
2014-07-25 02:55:04 PM  
Boo.

Farking.

Hoo.
 
2014-07-25 02:55:08 PM  
Where can I donate?
 
2014-07-25 02:55:49 PM  

MrSteve007: Need a Dispenser Here: Not that it should matter to this guy, but it is expensive. I'm just starting an estimate on heat tracing a slab in a new truck dock building. It's about 80x30 feet. Just running it will eat roughly about 80kW.
Evacuated tube solar collectors: they'll work in sub-zero temperatures and with enough sunlight, will easily get water up to boiling. Works even in Alaska. Not cheap up front, but almost no running expense. Quite a bit cheaper than running 80kW of water heating.


Not even water heating. They just want heat trace ie. Resistive cable. Customer is always right...
 
2014-07-25 02:57:32 PM  

tricycleracer: Why doesn't the Metro go to Georgetown?  Rich people didn't want "those kinds" having easy access?

Pretty much.

 
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