I knew someone who lived in an underground house on a river plain. It was
underwater at least a month out of the year. The entrance, power, water,
etc. all came in from up the hill. The waste was pumped out to a holding
tank that was emptied regularly.
It was a comfortable house too. No idea how it was constructed. I was a
little young at the time or I would have inquired.
I was just wondering about how to reinforce the front door so the cops
couldn't kick it open -- even with that little battering ram they use,
unless they want to keep pounding on it for 20 minutes. I think the
door frame and the latch are probably more important than the actual
door. Of course, it would have to have a chain so you could crack it
open to talk to people on the other side if you wanted to. 5/16" safety
chain? If they tried to kick it in while the door was cracked, it would
bounce shut (breaking someone's foot, hopefully) and you could latch the
bolt if you were fast.
An antique-looking 4 inch cannon in the front room would make a great
conversation piece. Hopefully no one would ever have to find out that
it was real and loaded with grapeshot.
Wood-frame construction (except for the heavy steel door frames) with
lots of metal ties to hold the roof joists to the wall plates, and steel
No basement, obviously.
Heavy full-sized shutters to cover the windows.
Small generator and transfer switch.
As I've said before, I can respect the fact that you're opinionated,
and stand firmly for the things you think are important.
But, you have this attitude, where anyone that disagrees with you is
unitelligent, uneducated, and <fill in any/all of your usual descriptors>.
You like to portray yourself as holier-than-everyone-else. You have *the*
answer, while no one else comes close.
Maybe you've always been this way, but it's only lately that I've begun
to see you as nothing more than a non-religious bible thumper.
While I'm sure that you couldn't care less about my opinions (or anyone
else's, for that matter), you *don't* have all the answers.
There's lots of stuff you're missing.
I'm hoping you'll catch up.
And, that's exactly what I'm talking about... You always *think* you
I *misspelled* a word, which a spell-checker would have caught.
A *grammar checker* (By the way, you should've used your *spell checker*
on that one! <g>) would have told me if my sentence was grammatically
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