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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,678
    See, now THIS I know is satire =)

    You know what pisses me off? We've mostly met the conservation requirements, with some areas having beautifully exceeded it. Yet the fucking corrupt and inept DWP wants to raise the rates of those who saved the most.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    hedonist said:

    See, now THIS I know is satire =)

    You know what pisses me off? We've mostly met the conservation requirements, with some areas having beautifully exceeded it. Yet the fucking corrupt and inept DWP wants to raise the rates of those who saved the most.

    And that is obviously not satire! Bummer. We are on a well so no rate changes but we conserve anyway, plus we do incur costs like the well pump we had to have changed out this year and could face some very high costs if the well runs dry which I'm told has happened in this neighborhood before. In any case, hoping for good rain this year!

    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 38,692
    edited October 2015
    Is anyone in California talking about what they are going to do when they actually run out of water? Is anyone facing that inevitability yet? I.e. saving for the move knowing they won't able to sell their property to fund it? Or is everyone depending on desalinization plants and/or expecting to pipe it in from other states to the north?
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    PJ_Soul said:

    Is anyone in California talking about what they are going to do when they actually run out of water? Is anyone facing that inevitability yet? I.e. saving for the move knowing they won't able to sell their property to fund it? Or is everyone depending on desalinization plants and/or expecting to pipe it in from other states to the north?

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    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,692
    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    Is anyone in California talking about what they are going to do when they actually run out of water? Is anyone facing that inevitability yet? I.e. saving for the move knowing they won't able to sell their property to fund it? Or is everyone depending on desalinization plants and/or expecting to pipe it in from other states to the north?

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    Bring on the stillsuits.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 38,692
    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    Is anyone in California talking about what they are going to do when they actually run out of water? Is anyone facing that inevitability yet? I.e. saving for the move knowing they won't able to sell their property to fund it? Or is everyone depending on desalinization plants and/or expecting to pipe it in from other states to the north?

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    Sigh. I love Patrick Stewart. :heart:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,678
    Stewart and codpieces and Kyle, oh my!

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    You good people crack me up, :lol:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    Lately, I've run into a few people in our area who moved here from back east "for the nice weather".  I don't want to spoil anyone's perception of how grand it is to live in California- at least not since they've already gone to the trouble to make the move.  But I'll tell anyone ahead of time who is thinking about moving here to be aware of how serious the water situation is out here.  We had eight years of drought and then one crazy winter last year with flooding and WAY above average rain and snow but one year out of 10 (including this year) is not nearly enough.  We are now facing a drought year that could (unless something changes drastically and soon) break records.  And the trees continue to die as a result.  Tree death is rampant in California.  There are dead pines and cedars all up and down every street and road in El Dorado County.  We've lost three on our lot and have a couple more that are not looking good at all.  Same with our closest neighbor.  And I'm sure the same is true and many other parts of the state as well.  And we had a massive fire near Santa Barbara- the Thomas fire, 282,00 acres!-  just a month ago- in the middle of winter!

    Anyone still thinking about moving to California?  My advice: fuggedaboutit!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    Please, somebody do a rain dance, summon the gods, pray for rain, anything!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,692
    It seems rain follows me wherever I go, Brian. Maybe I should take a little trip to see my friends in California?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 13,202
    3-4 inches of rain today in new jersey.  my sump pump is literally going off every four minutes.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,678
    edited February 11
    It seems rain follows me wherever I go, Brian. Maybe I should take a little trip to see my friends in California?
    Yes, please!

    *edit - and not just for the rain advantage =)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    It seems rain follows me wherever I go, Brian. Maybe I should take a little trip to see my friends in California?
    Great idea!  :smiley:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,026
    mcgruff10 said:
    3-4 inches of rain today in new jersey.  my sump pump is literally going off every four minutes.  
    Cold, snow, rain in the east, dry and relatively warm in the west.  Could this be a metaphor for the great imbalance that is the U.S. these days? :pensive:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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