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Offline BC_cheque

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« Reply #1695 on: July 23, 2021, 01:02:35 pm »
You could do hybrid and get best of both worlds.  Rented one and a tank of gas lasted forever.

Hybrids are great if you don't like cars that accelerate.
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« Reply #1696 on: July 23, 2021, 06:29:24 pm »
Hybrids are great if you don't like cars that accelerate.

There are hybrids that accelerate. Most of them aren't cheap.
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« Reply #1697 on: July 24, 2021, 12:24:55 pm »
Hybrids are great if you don't like cars that accelerate.

Are you still thinking EV?
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« Reply #1698 on: July 25, 2021, 12:58:49 am »
Are you still thinking EV?

I'd like to, yes.  They drive beautifully and I don't road trip enough for it to be a hindrance in my life.

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« Reply #1699 on: July 25, 2021, 03:07:23 pm »
I'd like to, yes.  They drive beautifully and I don't road trip enough for it to be a hindrance in my life.

Not a great selection out there if you want performance at an affordable price. The dual motor Mustang might be the best bet for performance and build quality at the moment. I like the look of them.
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« Reply #1700 on: July 26, 2021, 01:01:30 pm »
Looks like there are a bunch of new EV's from different manufacturers coming down the pike in the next year, it might be worth waiting. Even Toyota is coming out with an EV and the Kia EV6 looks quite interesting if you want performance.
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« Reply #1701 on: July 26, 2021, 01:13:03 pm »
This is now the personal EV thread.

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Are people doing better with Covid ?

We have socialized, seen grandparents and gone out to dinner twice for BBQ, which feels like being drunk and dancing at burning man ... relative to Dec-May.

I hope you are ok.
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« Reply #1702 on: July 26, 2021, 01:23:18 pm »
This is now the personal EV thread.

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Are people doing better with Covid ?

We have socialized, seen grandparents and gone out to dinner twice for BBQ, which feels like being drunk and dancing at burning man ... relative to Dec-May.

I hope you are ok.
Still no alien threatening to burst out of my chest, seems my PSA numbers warrant a biopsy though and my wife has been struggling with issues too. No vaccine for growing old I guess.

Otherwise we're seeing grandkids, bbqing, working again...could be worse but for the moment - all that really matters - life is good.
 
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« Reply #1703 on: July 26, 2021, 01:57:34 pm »
This is now the personal EV thread.

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Are people doing better with Covid ?

We have socialized, seen grandparents and gone out to dinner twice for BBQ, which feels like being drunk and dancing at burning man ... relative to Dec-May.

I hope you are ok.

Coming up on the 2 weeks to make me us a fully vaccinated household mid-week.  Spent 5 days camping. Was great.

Now we need to figure out what we’re comfortable doing the next while.  It’ll probably mean socializing with friends who are also fully vaccinated (all of them, i think?), some indoors.  Could mean beer and food on a restaurant patio….   We’ll see.

One thing it will mean is traveling wth friends together in the same vehicle now when we go fishing, rather than a convoy, or meeting them somewhere. 
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« Reply #1704 on: July 28, 2021, 01:02:58 am »
Love these responses.  I started feeling back to normal when I went to work a couple of months ago, but now I'm taking the kids for the first road trip post COVID too.  Thankfully the hotels up in kim city were charging mafia rates or else we'd be arriving right in the middle of a super-spreading anti-vaxxer COVID-a-thon. 

But we're heading to Whistler instead.  Gonna hang out at the pool and the local lakes.  Anxious a bit but excited.     
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« Reply #1705 on: July 28, 2021, 11:46:18 pm »
You made the right call.  Between the covid outbreak and the smoke, this place is a disaster right now.  Starting tonight a mask mandate is back in force here, because we're freaking amazing. With our unique blend of morons, rednecks, conspiracy kooks, anti-vaxxers, drug-dealers, meth addicts, and brain-dead tourists, this really is Canada's version of Florida. 

Kim City is surrounded by mountains and I haven't even been able to see them for three days. There isn't a horizon anymore, everything just disappears into a fog. It's like a Stephen King movie.  Between watering eyes, sinus headaches, tension headaches, and asthma attacks, I've been feeling awful.

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« Reply #1706 on: July 31, 2021, 09:57:35 pm »
It is dryer than I've ever experienced, and the smoke is pretty widespread. I have a feeling when it does eventually rain, we'll get 10 inches in a half hour and flood everything.

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« Reply #1707 on: July 31, 2021, 10:12:07 pm »
It's kind of surreal this year. Normally we get a lot of smoke in the Fraser Valley during big fire seasons. This year there has been none, it's like these fires are in another world.
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« Reply #1708 on: August 01, 2021, 06:17:57 pm »
Not surreal anymore, smoke moved in with a vengeance today but it has been worse. Should have kept my observations to myself.
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« Reply #1709 on: August 01, 2021, 06:20:15 pm »
Not surreal anymore, smoke moved in with a vengeance today but it has been worse. Should have kept my observations to myself.

It certainly did, but it seems to be keeping fairly high…. Or it’s maybe not that thick?