[LMB] OT: Tip

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 04:54:55 GMT 2021


On the road down to Aptos beach, east of Santa Cruz,   there is a house
built on stilts set into a side of a very steep hill. I was surprised it
had survived the  Loma prieta earthquake. It's been over 20 years since  l
last visited the place, I'd be surprised if it was still standing.

On Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 3:48 PM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> Well, one collapsed quite spectacularly fairly recently. It was all over
> the Florida newspapers. It seemed that, among other things, the contractors
> in the 80s were taking shortcuts such as - IIRC! - MIXING THEIR CEMENT WITH
> SEA WATER.
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> When my brother and I were driving up the Florida Atlantic coast, we saw a
> lot of elaborate beach houses built on the barrier islands---basically, on
> sand dunes that stuck out of the water.  We commented at length on the
> foolishness of anybody who'd do such a thing, and hoped that when the next
> hurricane came, the owners would find out that nobody was sympathetic to
> them.
>
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 1:26 AM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
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> > On Dec 4, 2021, at 8:34 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Gwynne, could you post pictures of the house and surroundings? Thanks.
> >
> > Seconded! At least, wherever you can post that we can view, unlike here.
> >
> > A. Marina Fournier
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