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    Latest is that we found someone to do the...

    Latest is that we found someone to do the necessary soil test to determine if we can install a second septic system. That will happen Monday and that's really the last hurdle before we can start the...
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    Great idea!

    Great idea!
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    Thanks KLD. The basement thing is only for...

    Thanks KLD. The basement thing is only for storage and emergencies (tornado country).
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    Amazingly helpful, thank you! It'll be propane,...

    Amazingly helpful, thank you! It'll be propane, in-ground with generator. Snow issue - main thing I plan to do is put the garage entrances on the south side of the house to get solar assistance. We...
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    I've owned two houses with walk out basements...

    I've owned two houses with walk out basements that never leaked. The right slope does the trick. Possibly cheating since its really like half a basement.
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    This happens to me and a ski hat does the trick once I'm under the covers.
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    Ah, that's good. Property is higher elevation for...

    Ah, that's good. Property is higher elevation for the area but very flat so I'm unsure about basement flooding potential.
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    Yeah, I had a house with a sump pump once that...

    Yeah, I had a house with a sump pump once that would leak. I'm thinking no basement but a reinforced room for the tornado sirens. Wonder what those cost...
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    Not worried about ROI as the plan is to make the...

    Not worried about ROI as the plan is to make the our last move.
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    I want zero steps or rams or elevation changes on...

    I want zero steps or rams or elevation changes on the first floor. If that means no basement then I will build a safe room for the relatively frequent tornado warnings we have. That's the main reason...
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    I've been slammed at work since posting the...

    I've been slammed at work since posting the original query. I'll try to respond to all. I'll get to the basement on a screw lift like the ones people use in garages. We go to a local theatre that has...
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    New home design templates / advice, please

    We are designing and building a new home to be fully accessible.
    I realize there is ample to digest here through search and browsing. Just wondering if there are any base designs from which to...
  13. Thread: New iBot

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    I have a 4000 and don't trust them on stairs at...

    I have a 4000 and don't trust them on stairs at all (I've bounced and tumbled 3 steps to the floor head first) and they're not remotely adjustable as far as body position. A novelty in my mind unless...
  14. Thread: raz or active aid

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    Raz with the pressure-relief seat. Hard to beat,...

    Raz with the pressure-relief seat. Hard to beat, especially if you lack trunk stability.
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    I hope everyone knows that simply growing axons...

    I hope everyone knows that simply growing axons and connecting them to the lower spine won't mean recovery without literally learning to everything all over again as though you were a newborn. The...
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    I'm ASIA A, T3 Complete and "walk" with one...

    I'm ASIA A, T3 Complete and "walk" with one therapist and a walker. Just need the right therapist. I've had to curtail my PT owing to work, but I still do an hour a week and I still make gains. How...
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    How is your atrophy? I've managed to hold onto a...

    How is your atrophy? I've managed to hold onto a substantial amount of muscle considering I'm nearly 5 years into this spit show. I try not to go below my basal metabolic rate (approx 1200 kcals/day)...
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    What I was trying to explain is that all the...

    What I was trying to explain is that all the major carriers have a version of "wifi calling" where it's totally transparent to the user - if cell service is poor and the phone is on good wifi then it...
  19. Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable...

    Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable with lots of ramps that are way too steep. That said, many businesses will gladly round up employees and carry you up short flights of stairs, etc.
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    The various phone companies each have their own...

    The various phone companies each have their own version of wifi calling so if you want an unlocked phone that will use a specific carrier's wifi calling then you should get the phone from that...
  21. Thread: Outing myself

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    They should make a movie.

    They should make a movie.
  22. One of the medical professions best kept secrets...

    One of the medical professions best kept secrets is the potential damage caused by general anesthetics administered to older people. I know many surgeons who will do whatever it takes to avoid...
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    Magnets. One of my favorite magnet stories is...

    Magnets.
    One of my favorite magnet stories is about the most-often cited magnetic fields study that dates back a few decades. In that study they showed the mice would stop copulating above a certain...
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    I bought the VMI Pacifica because it was the only...

    I bought the VMI Pacifica because it was the only one that allows me to move the front passenger chair to the driver's slot so that I can take a break from driving on longer trips. I have to EZ locks...
  25. Thread: GJ has passed

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    Such heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your...

    Such heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your loss. You two have been such a resource and inspiration to so many.
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