Their advice for Chicago is not at all nuanced, but my city is dangerous in a lot of places and it's fair that France (or any country) would warn their citizens. Actually a lot of people from the area won't go south of Roosevelt, so France is being pretty adventurous.
Given their priorities, I think the patch work makes perfect sense for them. Down the line they can put in the subfloors. But the termites were isolated and the house has made it this far (115 years!). I for one think the patch adds to the character of the floor. Pretty impressive, a lot of people couldn't do it so well. I'm excited for this type of posting.
@lemons! scrap wood, that is
@stuffisthings Yeah, but I'd practice on some scrap would first to feel out if you're comfortable with it. Oil paint- Raw umber, burnt sienna, maybe yellow ochre. Mix for a color match or go straight out of the tube. Lay down the paint along the scratch and let stand for about 10min. Wipe off excess (a rag should do it, but some paint thinner should be on hand just in case) the paint will stay in the crack. Let sit overnight before you walk on the scratch (I put a chair over it). This and some life lessons is the only thing I got out of working for this shady character learning a furniture repair trade.
My dad drinks Folgers and I'll drink it when I'm home. It tastes pretty good for what it is. When I'm at my place I buy locally roasted, fair trade, organic beans. I use a french press. I like it better than the pour over. I'm a green-leaning yuppie and I can afford to drink fancy stuff with a responsible consumer bent. My dad is a farm raised blue collar guy. He likes my coffee when he visits, but he's never asked and I'll never tell him what it costs because he'll think I'm crazy.
Is this where the non-NYers say how much they're paying in rent. The total rent for a 2 bedroom with unfinished attic space that holds a band, an artist studio and storage space, plus garden patch ~40sq ft is less than $1000. Bridgeport, Chicago. You can not get fast internet on the southside though. Not yet.
@sventurata I have to toast it otherwise, I agree - dismal.
you can freeze bread and toast as needed. I usually have at least one recipe in mind. I buy vegetables and ingredients and look like a paragon of made-from-scratch virtue until I buy a candy bar or cookies. wah wuh. My sweet tooth is keeping it real.
That's wonderful! I was hopeful when I read about the divestment strategy originally. Interesting that the list of cities divesting are cities I would consider having better governments that I'd consider moving to.