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Fatwa Arbuckle
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What…no italics cat?

Happy Friday, GN!

Given that it’s forecast to be rainy in SoCal for the next nine days (starting tomorrow), this has been a busy week. I expect next week will be the same and -- hopefully -- lead to some more large projects to look at.

BBL.

Sven
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Sven

Here’s hoping that your busy trend continues, Fatwa.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

What…no italics cat?

Here ya go!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hai Sven and Paddy!

Sven --

Thanks, man. (If it gets busy in the right way, a celebratory trip to PC’s -- or perhaps even Zig’s -- might be required.)

Paddy --

How the hell do you do that?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

How the hell do you do that?

Ask the Lovely Miss Brenda -- she’s the coding guru!

Sven
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Sven

Well, supposed to start raining late this evening and then it will be STORM WATCH for the next week or so.

Sven
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Sven

We live in an age of uncertainty -- I mean, who could have foreseen this? “The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday when the state rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion — an uptick of at least $13 billion from estimates two years ago.” Or this? “The rail authority also said the earliest trains could operate on a partial system between San Francisco and Bakersfield would be 2029 — four years later than the previous projection. The… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Looking at the ever reliable Wikipedia, the first US transcontinental railroad began construction in 1863 and finished in 1869. 1776 miles of track.

Digging deeper into the intertubes, the original cost to build it was about $50 million. In today’s dollar values, using a handy intertube calculator, that would be about $900 million.

Yeah, California. You go Jerry Brown!

Sven
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Sven

I thought maybe this was like an Onion parody, but maybe not: