I made the mistake of thinking that my husband’s company would transfer us again. They moved us to CA, but I thought it was temporary. At the time, house prices were still reasonably low. I should’ve bought something then, but the stress of moving cross country and the issue that came up because of it didn’t make me want to buy a house here. Then, just like I thought it would, when we were commited to buy, my husband was transferred back east, which was supposed to be permanent. Unfortunately, they changed their minds, told us 8 months…then after a few months, decided they really need him back in CA, so we came back very abruptly after 4 months.
There was no time to plan and even search for a new place…and in that short time period, real estate skyrocketed…So, owning a house here is out of the question now. Even a condo in the area is out of reach When we went east, I could get a 2 bedroom condo here for about 200k, when we came back (and even now) those same condos run 400-600k.
I have been shocked here recently as the Bush crash made realestate real cheap that did not recover. Seeing the handwriting on the wall last election I sold at give-away prices as I was seeing my saving vanish and could not build the 4 - 500k townhouses that were possible at that location, So now someone else is building them.
We have not yet seen the major crash as we are like the coyote that has not realized he ran off the cliff, but those with the money have been buying everything up expecting to keep increasing rents forever. However between all the job losses and evictions blocked, when the coyote looks down, the foreclosures and evictions will put a big dent in house prices, just as 10 years ago. California is a somewhat special case as the amount of housing stock has been dropping tremendously, and just getting back to before will be steps back more than forward, as the fires are not going away.
A hurricane could do that here, but if it does I will not have much to move anyway,
The ridges work well for wood to fix a sloppy kerf and keep things tight, but that is because the wood gives and squishes.
With plastic, it just tends to force a crack on thin projects, or if thick enough body to resist a crack, will force a visible air gap on the pieces (no give with plastic).
Thank you; I had not considered that about the acrylic. Although, I did see them incorporated into a design for a top, so it wouldn’t come apart when it inevitably goes off the table. and why do I know that?
Just got some acrylic resin, I think I will try a ‘crazy quilt’ mosaic and see if it’s worth keeping the little scrap. Yes, I hate to throw out stuff that might have a use, but this is a small house, so…
Lol, I wish something like that would work, but unfortunately it doesn’t. I have one who will eat everything in a nasty hodgepodge collection she makes herself, and two who decide eating is not worth the effort. Since I can’t afford to keep buying new clothes and groceries daily, it’s a chore I must do for the rest of us to survive.
Those are cool shapes! I would turn them into business cards (putting your shop contacts etc) and hand them out to any you meet. They will not be throwing them in the trash as they might any paper card,
Mine didn’t look like that. They were rectangular walnut scraps from cutting dollhouse window frames for someone- .5"x 2" long, all 1/8" thickness…and they looked like one piece all put back together when I tried them. It just didn’t look nice. Anyways, I lost interest in storing them any longer.