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January 8, 2017 at 12:01 am in reply to: Screams and sobbing outside for 3 hours last night #55783October 26, 2016 at 9:30 am in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #55137
That’s nice of you Rickvid. I’m not quite as healthy as you and at my age, 78, using a basket in the store instead of my walker, I would still move a pumpkin if it was in my way. The only reason I responded to the posts about QFC is because I don’t believe in spreading ill will about businesses or others. Yes, the sidewalk is narrowed when produce is displayed there, but the sidewalk is still useable.October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #55074
I was at QFC yesterday right around 4 pm. There were no pumpkins blocking the sidewalk. I rolled my cart past the pumpkins going into and coming out of the store and had no problem doing so. Pumpkins are expected this time of year and people who take them off of the piles should be careful to not dislodge them and put them back in place if they do dislodge them. And if a pumpkin had blocked my path I would have picked it up and put it back on the stack of pumpkins without complaining.
There are always cars backing out and cars waiting to park, it’s a busy store.
It’s my guess that because of your discouragement at QFC you will no longer shop there and that’s a good thing for QFC and you.October 5, 2016 at 3:53 am in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #54757
That’s a good idea, Cathy, you’ll feel more comfortable shopping at PCC and Safeway.October 4, 2016 at 7:28 pm in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #54755
Cathy, that might not be a bad idea, shopping together. I usually go in the evening. Maybe it’s the time of day that makes the difference. In any event our QFC is a great store with wonderful employees and I see no reason to cause them any more problems than they have to deal with already. They have hired security guards who I see every time I shop and they have baggers who are more than willing to help you get your cart past the plants or obstructions you encounter on the sidewalks.October 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #54746
It’s a little tight sometimes on the sidewalk by the parked cars but there is room enough for walkers and wheelchairs, people use them there all of the time. However people usually go across the parking area to get to the bus stop and Bartell’s and drivers are careful of pedestrians crossing that area. Space is limited there so I doubt there is much that anyone can do.October 4, 2016 at 8:39 am in reply to: Wonderfulness at Wallingford QFC – Sidewalks for Patrons #54739
I have shopped at the Wallingford QFC ever since it became the QFC and many years before that! The management and staff there are the most wonderful, helpful people in any store I know. The people who sit on the sidewalks are out of the way, close to the curb, are friendly and never harass anyone. I have never heard any of them swear and have not seen any that are inebriated. That’s not to say it hasn’t happened, I just have never witnessed it. We need to be compassionate and helpful towards those less fortunate than we are.
Thanks Berta, I’ve only used Zillow to look at a few houses and none up in your area. I, too, think homes should be for people to live in and not used just for assets. This last levy raised our property taxes by $6+ per month per $1000 assessed value. The huge transportation levy coming in November will add another $6 or more. It’s time to start a NO campaign for the coming levy.
Berta, my house is between 40th and 45th on Latona and I know of at least 2 houses on my block that are in the $400,000 to $450,000 appraised range. Go to Zillow on the internet and put in an address. Zillow has a feature that allows you to see the statistics on each house, date of build, taxes assessed etc.
I cannot disagree more with the editorial by Jessica about this proposition. If we only had to pay for one levy for seven years I would be able to afford that. But this levy is on top of existing levies and you can be assured there will be more levies on the November ballot. It is quite apparent that Jessica is not retired and living on a fixed income. If these levies continue to pass there will be more homeless on the streets of Seattle.
Well Berta, my house/property is/was appraised by the county appraiser between $400,000 and and $450,000, and it was built in 1911. Lots of old homes in my area that are appraised at about the same amount.
The mayor nor the city council responds to emails so all we can do at this point is convince every one we know to vote NO on every tax increase proposal that the city and county puts up for a vote. We should not be forced out of our homes because of tax increases. Unfortunately most of us retirees do not qualify for low income relief. They should increase the limit for low income to $50,000+. Right now the limit is at the poverty level, not low income!!
The first time they stole my car it was found in Tukwila, they had hot wired it so had to replace the ignition, windshield wiper signals, cruise control etc. Insurance wanted to total car, I said no, so paid for repairs myself. Lost cruise control entirely and a portion of wondshield wiper action due to no available parts for my car. Second time it was stolen it was found in Redmond. No damage this time, they used a shaved key, had to pay for their trip across 520 though, could have had the fee waived but elected to pay it.
So true!! My car was stolen twice from right in front of my house. Fortunately my car was found both times and not too damaged. I now have a club on my steering wheel and they won’t steal it again.