NyxOrTreat t1_jb9f318 wrote

I take the park and ride Boston Express out of Londonderry when I go in (office in Cambridge). When mapping out my different commuting options plus cost, I decided the bus was the best, given the time I spent didn’t change that much but the cost was drastically more expensive to drive. But it’s still a loooooong day (I’m away from home 5:30-7:30), so I only do it when necessary, which ends up about 1x/quarter. I don’t know how some people make the commute regularly, but kudos to them.


NyxOrTreat t1_j9as49b wrote

My partner and I are considering relocating to my home state for myriad reasons, and a big component is housing. I like NH, but it’s becoming increasingly less likely we’ll be able to reach our life goals here. Such is life.


NyxOrTreat t1_j6ouz3b wrote

Reply to comment by baxterstate in Rent just keeps going up by 13DGMHatch

Genuine question as a non-landlord, if I can I ask: if being a landlord is difficult—as most jobs are I think—why be one? Why not sell the property and divest yourself of the asset and the work to manage it? Get a job in the service industry or a trade? Personally, I would love it if my crappy landlord just sold us the house and we take over the costs while gaining the equity. Make needed repairs. Be responsible for landscaping and snow removal. Would be great. As it stands, the current low stock and resulting market (plus interest rate) increases have priced us out when a year ago we had a decent down payment. Changing zoning laws is all well and good but not helpful if those new properties are snatched up by people looking to use them as income by renting them out and working as a landlord. If people who own multiple houses had to sell a good portion of them (e.g., we put a tax on non-primary residence ownership such that people who own, say, more than 5 houses pay a 40% property tax on the highest-valued properties in excess of 5), wouldn’t that flood the market with real estate and bring down costs as well, without needing to force high-density housing everywhere?


NyxOrTreat t1_j43ek1s wrote

I get one about every 1-2 hours. I tried a blocker app that caught maybe 90% of them, but I got tired of paying for it. The best thing to do is nothing, so they can’t confirm that the line is still active. Just let it ring.


NyxOrTreat t1_j1i0vm8 wrote

Manchester here and no issues. Never lost power or had flickering. The worst for me was having to move all our trash barrels to someplace they wouldn’t blow away.


NyxOrTreat t1_iy81ar1 wrote

When I go into the office, I take the Boston Express out of Londonderry. Makes for a long trip but is better than dealing with traffic and parking.


NyxOrTreat t1_ivyqyti wrote

I wonder whether and for how long permanent DST will last this time around. Personally, I’m not looking forward to late-morning sunlight in winter and late-evening sun in summer. I hate when the sun is up and it’s nearly 10 pm.


NyxOrTreat t1_is7fb5o wrote

I’m a white curly girl with 2B-C hair and go to Tower of Curls in Manch, which is all curl specialists. I’ve only been a few times so far (recent move), but they know how to treat my curls. Just another option for you!


NyxOrTreat t1_ir65bsy wrote

Sysco didn’t hire new people; they flew already-contracted workers from a different part of the country. Sure, they have the right to do so, and it’s great for them because the wages for those workers are lower than the wages of the ones striking. The service is still shit, but so is the service from pretty much everyone, and it’s what we as a country allow corporations to get away with in the name of their profits over our livelihoods. Corporate oligarchy is ruining this country. You can think that’s ok; I can think it’s a system rigged to keep employees from being able to successfully fight for better benefits. Something we used to be able to do, and amazingly we had a large middle class and significantly smaller income discrepancies between the poorest and the wealthiest. Best of luck to the strikers. Hope they succeed despite Sysco’s efforts.