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I know a young family that bought a house in town, then some how some "lost" paperwork came to be that it was "in a flood plain" and their insurance was STUPID. So much they couldn't even afford to live there. Seems someone, somewhere lost the paper and they bought the house unknowing. After a long fight they were bought out and they moved to another location.
That area hadn't seen any kind of water in more then the 50 yrs I've been around. Didn't matter, there was a natural waterway under that area and that is what they use to determine the flood plain. It was beyond crazy, like $1000/month for insurance.
Have a friend that bought a nice house, went to put up a large garage in the back yard. While the holes were being dug a gas company truck just happen to pass. He quickly stopped and pulled in and told them they better not build that garage. Seems again, somebody, somewhere along the line lost the gas easement paperwork. Seems they had a 24" high pressure line running directly under their backyard. Oops. As they say..."that's when the fight started". He is quite upset to not be able to do anything in his backyard.
Hey Dan Waldron....
I just saw your letter to the editor in the Sept/Oct issue of Vintage Firetruck. And I quote:
"Since we have no serial number, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum hasnt been able to help us and stronly hinted they wanted money to even talk to us."
The Mack Trucks Museum advertises (clearly stated on their website) that they will attempt to fulfill archival requests with copies of any documents at no cost....due to the number of requests and limited staff, requests are usually fulfilled in 6-8 weeks. An appropriate donation is appreciated.
Do you know a thing about the Mack Museum operation? Are you aware that the staff is mostly volunteer?
Do you know that many files are microfiche and need to be manually pulled and viewed for content?
Do you know that not only will you get copies of your file, but many times you will get an engine and chassis manual as well?
Do you know that the cost to ship these materials to you via UPS is about $20.00??
That being said, given that you had no serial number......what did you expect the VOLUNTEER staff there to do....Look through EVERY file for 1955 and 56 B models?
That was a pretty cheap shot and I think you owe the Museum staff an apology, And a check.
DISCLAIMER: I do not work with archive requests but I do enthusiastically volunteer at the museum when my busy life allows.
Yeah fema changing it was bs. My house has been where it sits now since the '40's and suddenly it's high risk? It's a crock, I should just cough up the $4k and get the survey done and see if I can get put back in the zone c (500 year I think) flood plain like I was before.
Barry I recently change to windows 10 this is the first time since last year I i have tried to upload pics I tried to post a pic yesterday and it uploaded how ever it then said the was a problem but did not clairify what the problem was any tips
Saw a couple of middle schoolers properly folding the flag as they took it down for the night. Very inspiring! My buddy,a navy veteran,saw an an adult school janitor drop the flag on the ground while doing the same thing! "Read him out",and then educated him.Of course that wasn't a protest,was just ignorance on the part of the janitor.Rowdy rebel,I agree it's their right to express themselves,but like you don't have to like it! Poetic justice if they set themselves on fire while burning our flag! Lol on a more pleasant subject, just on my beloved Isuzu p.u,I've had to create two special wrenches on for the Weber carb,another for the water neck. Standard wrenches were too long in both cases. When I realized Milwaukee power tools are now made in China,I bought one of the last American made ones in a pawnshop.40.00 ! What I didn't realize was you need a special tool to change the grinding wheel( it's a 4.5" grinder.Ground down an old pair of "off brand" channel locks for that job! Anyway,I feel your pain !
pretty cool meeting you and your wife in person,,,thanks for introducing yourself,,,,i was dying in that dark shirt but it served its purpose had a real blast im thinking of coming back in a couple year to macungie....bob