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RE: traffic/cars/people

And Theresa, as I recall you ain't a great big gal!!
Wow.  While you're that wired, you may want to out and weed or something...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:57:08 -0800

>It will be no surprise to you Marge, that even when I lived there, the
>amount of traffic on the beltway was 250% more than the road was designed to
>handle.  Isn't that just cheery!
>I just spent the last 2 days at my dad's house in Oroville- trying to get it
>finished enough for him to move it.  I have scoured the skin on my hands
>from grouting the tile on two shower surrounds, helped skree a concrete pad,
>cut out the frame for a bath vanity, and moved several loads of stuff
>(including his easy chair and washing machine).  Oh, and I also ripped all
>the stupid labels from all of the windows, tubs, toilets, and the microwave.
>On his last house, he never took them off the windows and they absolutely
>baked onto the glass.  Thought we'd avoid that this time.  I'm going to be
>sore in the morning, but am still wired for sound because I've been drinking
>pepsi for the last 2 days (I usually never drink anything caffienated- don't
>need it).  So, it may be midnight before I fall asleep tonight.  Tomorrow I
>have to get the outside of my house ready to be painted- including
>duct-taping a long plastic sheeting to the foundation so that when they
>powerwash the house the watergoes on the plastic and over the edge of my
>raised garden (instead of flooding it!).
>Hope all have had fun in their gardens!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Marge Talt
>Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 6:59 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hello/now vegetables/MD
>> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>> I left MD about 7 or 8 years ago.  So now I live in a new place
>> gridlock- oh yeah?  What I want to know is where are the places
>> everyone has come from?  There should be whole counties somewhere
>that are
>> empty because everyone is moving here!
>What?  You moved from one parking lot to another.....yikes!  You're
>right - there should be scads of places with nobody there, given how
>many seem to be moving to the large metropolitan areas.
>Even 7-8 years ago, it wasn't as bad as it is now.  You literally
>have to plan life around the rush periods...morning rush now goes
>from about 5AM to 10AM and evening rush from 3PM to 8PM.
>Trying to get anywhere is major frustration.  One fender-bender and
>traffic on the beltway is backed up for miles.  When one of the
>tractor-trailers turns over (happens all the time), back-ups can last
>for most of the day....would hate to get caught in one of those; so
>far have not (knock on wood).
>I have to drive south to Richmond, VA every other week.  We get back
>about rush hour and traffic on interstate 95 South (heading out of
>DC) is always at a complete standstill for about 15 miles from the
>beltway south - for no reason that is readily apparent...just massive
>volume.  I could not make that commute every day; would blow my
>brains out.
>Anybody familiar with the DC area...ignore the rest of this post:-)
>For those lucky souls who do not live around here - the beltway is a
>divided highway (6 lanes each side in some places) that encircles
>Washington, DC.  The Potomac River separates Virginia from Maryland
>and D.C.
>There is 1 bridge on the west side of DC and 1 bridge on the east
>side, over which the beltway travels.  There are three bridges going
>from Virginia directly into DC.  So, basically, all traffic going
>between Maryland and VA is using the beltway because you gotta cross
>that river and that's the only way....
>Interstate 95 is the major highway going up the east coast from
>Pennsylvania to Florida...mostly 4 lanes in each direction, with an
>additional 2 HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes for about 20 miles
>from DC south.  It intersects with the beltway, joining it going
>around the east side of DC to split out again on the north side where
>it heads to Baltimore.  When these roads turn into parking lots,
>you're talking about a *lot* of vehicles!
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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