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Old 06-03-2020, 05:35 PM
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Sucks to be you. Id be annoyed at the lack of a garage.
It's a common thing where I live, many houses have carports, glad ours has a 2-car garage.
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It's a common thing where I live, many houses have carports, glad ours has a 2-car garage.
We have a decent sized driveway, can fit 3 cars front to back. Basketball hoop, too. The house was built in 1903, so definitely no garage originally.

We have 3 small sheds around the property for storage.
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Parking other than in a garage is for suckers.
You can get those leaf stems from parking lots whilst doing errands, too.
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I'm glad i have a garage, mostly because it snows here. If I lived in a place where it never snowed, and I had storage sheds, I doubt I'd miss the garage much. Maybe when bringing in groceries during a rainstorm, I suppose.
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Why do some companies (such as electric or gas utilities) change their billing date and due date every single month? It's not like there's an actual person that comes out and reads the meter. And I would understand if it's a 30 day billing cycle and that changes the dates due to the # of days in each month. That's not the case.

How hard is it to just pick a day and stick with it? Basically every single other bill I get is on the same day and I know when they're due. What's the deal
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I'm glad i have a garage, mostly because it snows here. If I lived in a place where it never snowed, and I had storage sheds, I doubt I'd miss the garage much. Maybe when bringing in groceries during a rainstorm, I suppose.
Having lived up north most of my life where garages are standard, it still is a bit strange to see many houses without garages. When I run past them I think that someone must be outside if the garage is open, then realize that they have no garage in the first place. Finished basements is another thing you see much more of up north than down south. If homes up north had crawlspaces instead of basements they would be much harder to heat during the winter.

Most of my time living up north I did not have garages. Usually no big deal to brush snow off the car except for those couple times after a blizzard would result in more than 2 feet of snow.
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Basements are cheap in the north, because you need to dig below the frost line for the foundation anyway. Where I live, I think code requires the foundations to go 6' deep. If you already need to excavate 6', it doesn't cost much extra to excavate 7' or 8' and have useful basement space.

I don't think it's about the heat, I think it's just the cost of digging.

On the flip side, I have friends in Houston where the water table is only a couple feet down. It's REALLY hard to build living space below the water table, so no one there has a basement.
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I have a friend that pronounces garage as "GAIR-idge". That's annoying.
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