I'm baaaa-aaaaack.... heh heh heh
When I saw the subject, I immediately got this mental image of a stout
framed or reinforced structure that was open, like a loft, and created
"floors" by suspending platforms from cables or poles.
Never thought of that before - it's probably not very practical, but OTOH,
I have a vague recollection of something similar being done occasionally in
public/commercial buildings, so why not...
Re: the clothing accessory, tho', I dunno, *are* suspenders intimidating?
I always thought they were used because either
(1) the person's middle is too spherical to give a belt anything to hold
(2) the person is post-surgery, or has an intensital problem, or etc., and
it's too uncomfortable to tighten a belt around the distressed area.
I never thought of them as itimidating.
Oh, and, yeah, Houston is hot but from what I've heard, temperatures are
not much different up in New York, and a couple days, it was hotter in
Boston than here. The main problem here is that people haven't updated the
older homes, so the place we rent (the one sale fell through after we got
the inspector's report...) has all ancient single-pane windows and sucks up
solar heat like a sponge. At least the yard is fenced and there's a pool
in the back, plus all the houses are the same heignt (one level) so people
aren't staring down into the yard.
OTOH, I was going to put up some SolarStat but - get this one! - the
"neighborhood homeowners association" doesn't "allow" <???> people to put
up window film. The lesson being, **check everything** before you buy -
not a bad idea to rent forst in a new area - so, for example, I'd have to
chack to be sure I could at least put in Buffalo Grass and native plants (I
dislike the crabgrass-like stuff that's everywhere down here).
But all in all, from what I've seen (northwest area), I like it much better
here than where I was.
Still have a few boxes around, and some things to finish putting away and
putting up, etc., but the main part of the settling-in process is nearly
Now to finish updating and uploading my website...
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