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Chuck Nessa

Remnants of an earlier life

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Many thanks for recent visits by Mark Meade (uncle skid) and my best friend Terry Martin.

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Kinda wish we had basements in Texas, that would solve a lot of problems.

What's the reel-to-reel?

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16 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Kinda wish we had basements in Texas, that would solve a lot of problems.

What's the reel-to-reel?

It is an Akai GX-4000D passed on to me from a dear departed local dj.

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...on the pool table to the left:  mats for 16 inch transcription-size turntables?

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16 minutes ago, Ted O'Reilly said:

...on the pool table to the left:  mats for 16 inch transcription-size turntables?

Nope. Those are rubberized door mats given as father's day gifts by the grandkids a while back32724783_1911508078860205_91505877386453

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Many hours of great music and conversation.  Thanks, Chuck!!

 

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15 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Nope. Those are rubberized door mats given as father's day gifts by the grandkids a while back

So, no 16-inch TT then...:P  (Great gift, though.  Congratulate the kids on the authenticity.)

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16 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Nope. Those are rubberized door mats given as father's day gifts by the grandkids a while back32724783_1911508078860205_91505877386453

 

 "Only what we like since 1967", ! ! !

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6 hours ago, Clunky said:

 

 "Only what we like since 1967", ! ! !

That was a motto I chose about 30 years ago. It appeared on some pens we distributed. I still stand by it.

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42 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

That was a motto I chose about 30 years ago. It appeared on some pens we distributed. I still stand by it.

Where can we get a "Nessa" pen???

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1 minute ago, jlhoots said:

Where can we get a "Nessa" pen???

there have been a few. not sure the latest one has the motto.

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On 5/17/2018 at 6:38 PM, JSngry said:

Kinda wish we had basements in Texas, that would solve a lot of problems.

I have some relatives in Elgin (near Austin, great sausage made there) who had a basement.  Shocked me.  So apparently there's at least one out there.

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Houston has their underground tunnel system, and they’ve got to be pretty damned close to the water table. 

Couldn’t have them in Florida unless you wanted an underground swimming pool. 

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No basements in California (at least Orange County).  Property is expensive enough. 

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10 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

Houston has their underground tunnel system, and they’ve got to be pretty damned close to the water table. 

Proximity to the water table isn't so much an issue. Houston's penchant for severe rain events and the concomitant flooding is. Granted, this pic was taken during a pretty extreme flooding event, and some mitigation measures have been implemented in the tunnel system since then, but residential basements are still pretty much a non-starter. 

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I now see Houston has elevations of 50-125ft. I didn’t think it’d be anywhere near that high. So yeah, definitely no water table issue there. 

My old hometown in Florida had parts that actually sat below sea level. 

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17 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

I now see Houston has elevations of 50-125ft. I didn’t think it’d be anywhere near that high. So yeah, definitely no water table issue there. 

My old hometown in Florida had parts that actually sat below sea level. 

From https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4818 most of Southern Florida is only about 32 feet above sea level. If sea level rose 33 feet, there would be a very different coastline and a new island. :)

https://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/4000/4818/PIA06666.jpg

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Hard to argue with NASA, but the major cities and towns along the Gulf Coast where I lived are as follows: 

Bradenton - 6'

Sarasota - 16'

Englewood - 10'

North Port - 10'

Port Charlotte (home town) - 7'

Punta Gorda (hometown) - 6'

Cape Coral - 5'

Fort Myers Beach - 3'

Fort Myers - 10' 

Naples - 3' 

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Since most of the major cities and towns are along the coast itself, it makes sense that they'd be closer to sea level, compared to the rest of southern Florida itself.

Like the congressman in Alabama said, let's hope more dirt from the White Cliffs of Dover don't fall into the ocean, or else south Florida will all be under water.

 

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And that’s an unfortunate truth many don’t realize. The coastline already lost, along with homes, since I was a kid would make for a fine slow-motion horror movie. 

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On 21/05/2018 at 6:06 PM, Kevin Bresnahan said:

If sea level rose 33 feet, there would be a very different coastline and a new island. :)

And Jesus would be about to return to 'Merica!

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