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  • in reply to: Columbus Metropolitan Library – News & Updates #470857

    Ricolla
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    The Hilltop branch is shrinking too. Not that there was a huge collection to begin with, but now the entire book collection takes up a quarter of the building instead of half. They took out the entire fiction section and replaced it with more table and chair seating. I like being able to look at the catologue and have anything sent to my local branch but sometimes I like to just walk around and browse and see what I might find.


    Ricolla
    Member

    I’m not sure if this was discussed but have the residents contacted the WL management about the parking issues/concerns? Or maybe brought this to the attention of Grandview community/business leaders or chamber of commerce?

    in reply to: FHA streamline refianance – Reviews? #536255

    Ricolla
    Member

    I just closed on my FHA Streamline less than a month ago. It was fairly hassle free, lots of back and forth on paperwork, but no appraisal. There were closing costs, which are standard. I’m very pleased as this was pretty much my only option since the market value is through the floor in my neighborhood and sadly after 10 years I still had no equity as I was technically a couple thousand still underwater. I ended up going from 6% to 3.85% and saving over $150/mo on my mortgage.

    I went through First Ohio Home Finance- Kari Olech was my contact
    http://www.firstohiohome.com/

    in reply to: Does anyone's water taste moldy? #524450

    Ricolla
    Member

    My water kind of smells/tastes like dirt, just noticed it last night. I live on the Hilltop close to Valleyview. I’m glad I’m not the only one, I was wondering if I was developing a brain tumor.

    in reply to: New "Ohio Rocks" License Plates #509489

    Ricolla
    Member

    I’ve had the old light orangey plates for 15 years now. Since they are still legible I’m keeping them. I really dislike the fancy dancey plates. Why can’t we just have a plain standard issue option? I don’t need my plates to look like a story book illustration. Or in the case of this one, a Lisa Frank trapper keeper.

    in reply to: Columbus City-Wide Curbside Recycling – News & Updates #469300

    Ricolla
    Member

    Do they leave them at the curb, or put them at doors?

    They dropped ours off on the sidewalk in front of our house. You will hear them coming as they are dropped off down the street. Thump, thump, thump…

    in reply to: Parking Ban Coming Soon to Some German Village Alleys #495848

    Ricolla
    Member

    I wish they would do it on the Hilltop, I don’t think it would have much effect though. For some reason the people that share my alley have an aversion to parking legally. They will park in front of garages, in the alley thru way, and on other people’s parking pads. And they do this when there is more than adequate on street parking. I had to get a tow away sign (which has been surprisingly effective) because my jackass neighbors assummed what’s mine is theirs. I wouldn’t mind sharing but they never asked- once.

    in reply to: Columbus City-Wide Curbside Recycling – News & Updates #469284

    Ricolla
    Member

    All the doubles in my hood received their own recycle bin. Not sure about condo communities and how that is handled though.

    in reply to: Urban Kroger Lacks Some Basics #313152

    Ricolla
    Member

    Matthew wrote >>
    I must be blind in that I’ve never had a problem shopping at this Kroger. I regularly shop one in Westerville too and I’ve not noticed a difference product wise.
    The marketplace further out west is a pretty nice store.

    I have to agree…I’m no gourmand by any stretch but I’ve not had an issue with this Kroger. I have more of a problem with Giant Eagle in Lincoln Village. The Eakin Road Kroger is definitely no picnic…

    in reply to: What are your pet peaves? #174173

    Ricolla
    Member

    People who signal once and only once when making a lane change or turning….omg I hate that.

    in reply to: Graffiti Crackdown in Columbus #421068

    Ricolla
    Member

    Seriously- if you’re gonna tag, then you better be damn good at it. Otherwise keep practicing on your mom’s basement walls.

    in reply to: What are your pet peaves? #174118

    Ricolla
    Member

    Thundering, shake my windows and china cabinet bass from the neighbor’s car. Especially in the morning. I can accept it in the afternoon and evening, but 7:30am is a tad bit too early for that shit. I wish horrible ear trauma and brain leakages ala Fringe on these people.

    in reply to: What are your pet peaves? #174075

    Ricolla
    Member

    Microwave use at work. When there are 50 people per microwave it would be nice if you didn’t throw in your lean cuisine and set it for ten minutes and then leave!!! But I forgot- your time is more important.

    Same goes for popcorn- there’s a reason for the pocorn button on the microwave. Use it- don’t set it to ultra blast for 5 minutes- that’s why it smells funny when it’s done cooking you asshat!

    in reply to: 25 Most Dangerous Cities in America 2010 #415480

    Ricolla
    Member

    cc wrote >>
    I thought Columbus PD told people that if you lived in a dangerous area, you should move. Maybe that worked?

    A CPD neighborhood liason told me that I would be better off moving to Pickerington when I was trying to get crime stats from the Columbus neighborhood I decided to live in. Really?? I wouldn’t be talking to you getting crimes stats for less than stellar neighborhoods if I could afford to move to Pickerington jack ass!

    Just for the record- I’m happy in my hood and very happy I didn’t move to Pick-town.

    in reply to: Alternative to Time Warner? #223681

    Ricolla
    Member

    We switched to WOW almost a year ago and I have to say overall I am very happy with them. I always kind of thought they were kind of like the Big K of cable providers but honestly I have never been happier with my cable service.

    We get cable (with all the HBO and Starz channels), 2 DVR’s and internet service for about $135 per month. We were getting the movie channels for free and decided for some reason to keep them.

    I haven’t had to call WOW customer service once in the time we have had them. When we had TW it was a monthly occurence some times more when we had to make service calls. I didn’t care for their attitude, lack of customer service and general douche bagginess.

    I will say the WOW tv guide takes some getting used to- it’s a little old school and I don’t like the whole powering up feature if the TV has been off a day or so. This is just nit picking compared to the crap we went through with TW though.

    WOW= happy me.

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