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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By msheppard13

I did it a few company's ago. Bought in with 100K...

I did it a few company's ago. Bought in with 100K and walked away with only 12K. It was a European PE and we were given the "privilege" of being able to use our recent bonuses to buy into the shares....
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-01-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By msheppard13

Yes

Yes
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-24-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,384
Posted By msheppard13

Born and raised in So Fla. Moved from Pompano...

Born and raised in So Fla. Moved from Pompano Beach to Houston 10 years ago. Haven't looked back since. Don't think we'll ever leave Texas. And we have four seasons -- winter, fall, summer,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By msheppard13

Skip all that fancy stuff. You can get a prime...

Skip all that fancy stuff. You can get a prime rib anywhere. Go to Reading Terminal Market. Get a DiNic's Roast Pork with Provolone and Broccoli Rabe. Then walk around and stuff yourself on...
05-31-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,193
Posted By msheppard13

At the risk of high-jacking, if anyone is near...

At the risk of high-jacking, if anyone is near Houston and wants a great deal on a Green Mountain Grill - Daniel Boone, I'm selling mine....barely used:
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-17-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By msheppard13

These lights have been seen long before the...

These lights have been seen long before the invention of the automobile.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-17-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By msheppard13

I think that was only a theory. There are no...

I think that was only a theory. There are no roads that are 'behind' the lights to cause this. And they are a few colors I believe (If I remember correctly). When you're viewing them they appear...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By msheppard13

It's not as dramatic as you would imagine. The...

It's not as dramatic as you would imagine. The lights are visible but small and WAY off in the distance. Somewhat faint. It is a cool thing to see if you're passing through. And the night sky out...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By msheppard13

I've seen them in person. Very unusual. There...

I've seen them in person. Very unusual. There is a rest-stop on the side of the road and all the outdoor light bulbs have been switched to a red colored bulb so to not impact your night-vision. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 275,283
Posted By msheppard13

Here is a great article about the Euro model. It...

Here is a great article about the Euro model. It is predicting that the 5pm EST run will still have this over south Florida:
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 275,283
Posted By msheppard13

Keep an eye on the EURO model. It's doing well: ...

Keep an eye on the EURO model. It's doing well:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/at-times-during-harvey-the-european-model-outperformed-humans/
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 275,283
Posted By msheppard13

While it didn't hit Houston square, it did go...

While it didn't hit Houston square, it did go back into the gulf and hit further east. By then it was a big mess that made it slightly harder to forecast. But I think you're splitting hairs.

I'm...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 275,283
Posted By msheppard13

Don't forget that the forecasting has gotten MUCH...

Don't forget that the forecasting has gotten MUCH better on these in the last 5+ years. The old "We don't know where it will be 3-5 days from now" line just doesn't apply anymore. They forecasted...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 275,283
Posted By msheppard13

Having lived through Andrew and other hurricanes,...

Having lived through Andrew and other hurricanes, I would be packing up today if I lived in the keys. The evac lanes will be jammed in a few days. If I had the ways and means to leave now I would. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-19-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By msheppard13

We use both AirBnB and VRBO for two properties we...

We use both AirBnB and VRBO for two properties we rent. Both of those Companies are there to serve the guests -- NOT the hosts. We have our own insurance on both places that cover short term...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-09-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By msheppard13

Cirque - Beatles

I will also add that we did see the Cirque "Love" show at the Mirage which is their all-Beatles music show. It totally blew us away -- by FAR the best money spent on anything in a long time. I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-08-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By msheppard13

We sounds just like you all. Had never been and...

We sounds just like you all. Had never been and we went this summer. We don't gamble much either and had our 15 yr old son with us. Vegas just wasn't our scene (I'm either too old, too married,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-19-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By msheppard13

Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-10-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By msheppard13

I've lived here about a year now. The Inner...

I've lived here about a year now. The Inner Harbor is very touristy -- chain restaurants (Hard Rock, etc), crappy stores, Ripley's Believe it or not Museum, etc.
The Aquarium is nice (But if you've...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,089
Posted By msheppard13

I'll chime in -- I did the same thing you're...

I'll chime in -- I did the same thing you're doing when we lived in south Florida about 8 years ago. Followed the same instructions you were given. Did it work? Generally yes, but honestly I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-24-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,814
Posted By msheppard13

Is that repairable?

Is that repairable?
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-24-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,814
Posted By msheppard13

No, I don't have much info on the motor and...

No, I don't have much info on the motor and google searching isn't helping. If we're talking electrical, we're probably getting over my head at this point. I may just call the repair company then. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-24-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,814
Posted By msheppard13

Thanks for the info. No the breaker isn't...

Thanks for the info. No the breaker isn't tripping. And I'm not sure if there's a thermal shut off on the pump.

Any easy way to tell?
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-24-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By msheppard13

Taxes aren't too bad in south florida, compared...

Taxes aren't too bad in south florida, compared to other parts of the country -- but you'll get it hard when it comes to insurance. Last time I had canal front in Broward county I was paying approx...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-24-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,814
Posted By msheppard13

Pool Pump Shutting Off -- Any Advice?

Morning -- I've got an approx 2-3 year old standard hayward 1.5hp pool pump (2-speed). Yesterday I looked out and saw the pump wasn't running. Went around and saw that the main pump strainer basket...
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