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Yesterday 11:46 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
So an initial fine of $20 goes to over 900 in 6 months!!! That seems extremely excessive. I had a seatbelt violation that I never got any info on that was over two years old before ever got a reply, and it was only a couple hundred when the original was like $60. Hope things work out for you.

Jeff
The court date was May 22. So it's really only been 3 1/2 months. It's ridiculous they can want that much.

I'm pretty sure the Illegals around here that get citations for no insurance don't show up and don't pay a massive fine. They just head for the boarder......maybe that's my other option, hahaha
Yesterday 11:43 PM
Lab Lover It should be obvious I wouldn't avoid court for a 20.00 ticket on purpose and risk a warrant or license suspension. I hope they will work with me tomorrow. I had insurance when I got pulled over, my card had expired @ 2 weeks before and since Mike handles that stuff I didn't even know. I also could have looked up the current card on my phone, but since he was letting me off for the 82 mph. I just said thank you and kept my mouth shut. I guess I'll find out tomorrow, even a new court date would give me a chance to get it reduced.
Yesterday 11:14 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Spent the afternoon with my Dad cruising the trails on Buckhorn Ridge looking for deer. We never saw a one, but came across some impressive bear tracks. Had so much fun and a great day......until I get home and check the mail. When I got pulled over in March I got written up for not having a current ins. card. The officer told me I would get something in the mail and would have to just send them the $20. or so and proof of insurance. I get a letter stating I failed to appear in court and owe $909.00!!!!
I work across the street from the Court house so I guess tomorrow I will try to get this sorted out. I could use some positive thoughts this way, that's just too much money for a fix it ticket
Had that happen when my precious lab mix pup ate a traffic ticket.
6 months later went to renew my license and I got told there was a warant out for my arrest, hauled put to the court house gave them two of my ribs and made peace with them. Then got my license. Hectic stuff I tell ya
Yesterday 10:59 PM
turdhurdler So an initial fine of $20 goes to over 900 in 6 months!!! That seems extremely excessive. I had a seatbelt violation that I never got any info on that was over two years old before ever got a reply, and it was only a couple hundred when the original was like $60. Hope things work out for you.

Jeff
Yesterday 10:18 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post


I have been to court a time or two. I have NEVER seen a judge enforce a failure to appear, when you are standing in front of him. That should make you feel a little better.

Also, if you show up with a copy of the "proof of Insurance" that was in effect at the time of the original offence, chances are that $20ish fine should kick back in and everybody will be happy again when you pay the clerk on your way out. Good luck with all that!!
I have the insurance and the officer said he knew I did, but since I didn't have it with me he had to write me up. Since he was letting me go for the 82mph. I just said okay and then he told me I would get info in the mail and just send it in.

I should have read the ticket more carefully, maybe then I would have known I had to appear. But honestly I haven't ever had a ticket and I thought I would get the letter in the mail. I'm hoping and praying they will at least lower the fine when I go in tomorrow, or at least give me a new court date. I will truly cry if they don't lower it
Yesterday 10:00 PM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Spent the afternoon with my Dad cruising the trails on Buckhorn Ridge looking for deer. We never saw a one, but came across some impressive bear tracks. Had so much fun and a great day......until I get home and check the mail. When I got pulled over in March I got written up for not having a current ins. card. The officer told me I would get something in the mail and would have to just send them the $20. or so and proof of insurance. I get a letter stating I failed to appear in court and owe $909.00!!!!
I work across the street from the Court house so I guess tomorrow I will try to get this sorted out. I could use some positive thoughts this way, that's just too much money for a fix it ticket


I have been to court a time or two. I have NEVER seen a judge enforce a failure to appear, when you are standing in front of him. That should make you feel a little better.

Also, if you show up with a copy of the "proof of Insurance" that was in effect at the time of the original offence, chances are that $20ish fine should kick back in and everybody will be happy again when you pay the clerk on your way out. Good luck with all that!!
Yesterday 09:41 PM
Lab Lover Spent the afternoon with my Dad cruising the trails on Buckhorn Ridge looking for deer. We never saw a one, but came across some impressive bear tracks. Had so much fun and a great day......until I get home and check the mail. When I got pulled over in March I got written up for not having a current ins. card. The officer told me I would get something in the mail and would have to just send them the $20. or so and proof of insurance. I get a letter stating I failed to appear in court and owe $909.00!!!!
I work across the street from the Court house so I guess tomorrow I will try to get this sorted out. I could use some positive thoughts this way, that's just too much money for a fix it ticket
Yesterday 05:57 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by htkrph View Post
New top. Still dirty from Mottino. Got it washed after the top was on no pics. Detailing this weekend. New tires coming October 2nd.
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Yesterday 05:29 PM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post

Spray paint it green. They'll never know.
Haha. That is a thought. But we currently have a little fire bug that is setting the dead lawns of vacant homes ablaze. Three homes hit so far. Hope the little punk gets caught soon.

Jeff
Yesterday 05:24 PM
htkrph New top. Still dirty from Mottino. Got it washed after the top was on no pics. Detailing this weekend. New tires coming October 2nd.
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Yesterday 04:58 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
I am a renter, so don't have much of choice but to keep the grass. Jeff
Spray paint it green. They'll never know.
Yesterday 10:53 AM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post

Can you replace that grass with some of that beautiful green pea gravel or astroturf?
I am a renter, so don't have much of choice but to keep the grass.

Jeff
Yesterday 10:29 AM
XJ_Phil We also have a swamp cooler, but in my 50 year old house, it only blows thru the central hallway and not into the the furnace ducts. I have to say tho, it keeps it pretty cool in here most of the time. Window A/C in our bedroom covers those warm nights and too hot days.
Yesterday 10:19 AM
WOKNROX I definitely want to move to solar in the near future. When we first built our house we had to pull the power to the property. ..around 3/4 of a mile and Edison stood in the way of alternative power at that time. Since then they have lift that and others have put in solar. My problem is I want it on a stand on the ground and not on the roof. The roof is a consumable product that will need to be replaced in time. I don't want to deal with the panels at that too.
Phil one of the big pluses of living in the dry climate is the we get to use swamp coolers. I have central air but we only use I once or twice a year if it gets really humid....although we haven't had to this year. We have a whole house Mastercooler system that uses the AC vents throughout the house and can keep my house in the low 70's when it over a hundred outside. It uses the the same amount of power as a ceiling fan.
Yesterday 09:54 AM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Ya! No HOA or Water Company to deal with out here! Except for electricity I'm completely off the grid. As soon as Solar energy develops a little more I'll be off the grid completely.
I pull my water out of the ground myself. I have a 400ft well. As for the front yard I have a 4000sqft yard with 3 stations that run 3 minutes each twice a day. Once just before the sun comes up and the other just as the sun goes down. Now for the secret to a green lawn....it's cow poopy. I get it from the cattle farms in the area and use it on the grass. I also on my 50 or so trees....keeps everything nice and green.

Now if we all could just get LA County to stop using up everyone else's water (because they don't have any water of their own) and start drinking ocean water we wouldn't have to worry about water anymore.
My dad had a roping arena at his place and always had lots of cattle, we used steer manure for all the yards and it works amazing. Mike and I even brought in a load when we landscaped our yards here. The neighbors were bbqing and weren't real happy with the smell as we spread it though, haha.

I grew up with well water and it was amazing, I don't like our community tap water near as much. We went solar about 8 years ago, it cost us 65,000 for the setup on our 3,000 sq. ft. house. We got 25,000 back with the tax credits and rebates. We paid it up front since they didn't have any finance options at that time. My bill runs 4.32 a month now to cover the taxes. My bill before was around 300.00 per month since the kids were home, it's stupid the amount we pay for electricity here and Diablo Canyon is just up the road. I generate quite a bit more than we use each month, of course PG&E just sells that to the guy next door
Yesterday 09:46 AM
XJ_Phil $75 a month is pretty reasonable to run a home the size of yours. My old automotive teacher at VVCC, told me to run the A/C in his old 3,500 sf house was close to $2k per month in the peak of the hot season
Yesterday 09:42 AM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
No not really..Quartz Mtn and Silver Mtn (the one's with all the antennas on them that you see when driving the 15 freeway north through Victor Valley) block or I should say split the wind like a wedge. I'm on the north side of those mountains so I don't get the wind here. Plus those windmills make a lot of noise. I do get a lot of sun so Solar energy is a better option for me. I'm just waiting for the prices to come down. Right now my average bill is $75 a month and with the size of panels I'd need for my place it would cost me $150 a month.
It just doesn't pencil out yet.

I'm sure you have already researched those government incentives and give-a-ways.
Yesterday 09:37 AM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post
Do you get enough wind to use one of those BMF generators instead of solar?
No not really..Quartz Mtn and Silver Mtn (the one's with all the antennas on them that you see when driving the 15 freeway north through Victor Valley) block or I should say split the wind like a wedge. I'm on the north side of those mountains so I don't get the wind here. Plus those windmills make a lot of noise. I do get a lot of sun so Solar energy is a better option for me. I'm just waiting for the prices to come down. Right now my average bill is $75 a month and with the size of panels I'd need for my place it would cost me $150 a month.
It just doesn't pencil out yet.
Yesterday 09:27 AM
WOKNROX Yeah Jeff....the water is fantastic! Crystal clear and with no funny taste. When I was a kid growing up in Lake Arrowhead I hated the water. It tasted like you discribed. But this water comes from the Mojave river aquifer. Next time we're on the trail together I'll be sure to give you a bottle or two. .
Good stuff.
Yesterday 09:22 AM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Ya! No HOA or Water Company to deal with out here! Except for electricity I'm completely off the grid. As soon as Solar energy develops a little more I'll be off the grid completely.
I pull my water out of the ground myself. I have a 400ft well. As for the front yard I have a 4000sqft yard with 3 stations that run 3 minutes each twice a day. Once just before the sun comes up and the other just as the sun goes down. Now for the secret to a green lawn....it's cow poopy. I get it from the cattle farms in the area and use it on the grass. I also on my 50 or so trees....keeps everything nice and green.

Now if we all could just get LA County to stop using up everyone else's water (because they don't have any water of their own) and start drinking ocean water we wouldn't have to worry about water anymore.


Do you get enough wind to use one of those BMF generators instead of solar?
Yesterday 09:20 AM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
I did try to contact the water company. They stated that living in an HOA means I have to abide by their rules and policies. If that means a green lawn year round, then I will have to pay the higher water rates. No help at all really.

Jeff

Can you replace that grass with some of that beautiful green pea gravel or astroturf?
Yesterday 09:16 AM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post

Ya! No HOA or Water Company to deal with out here! Except for electricity I'm completely off the grid. As soon as Solar energy develops a little more I'll be off the grid completely.
I pull my water out of the ground myself. I have a 400ft well. As for the front yard I have a 4000sqft yard with 3 stations that run 3 minutes each twice a day. Once just before the sun comes up and the other just as the sun goes down. Now for the secret to a green lawn....it's cow poopy. I get it from the cattle farms in the area and use it on the grass. I also on my 50 or so trees....keeps everything nice and green.

Now if we all could just get LA County to stop using up everyone else's water (because they don't have any water of their own) and start drinking ocean water we wouldn't have to worry about water anymore.
Steve, is your well water drinkable and taste fine? The last time I recall drinking water from a well like that it seemed to have a metallic taste.

Jeff
Yesterday 09:13 AM
turdhurdler I did try to contact the water company. They stated that living in an HOA means I have to abide by their rules and policies. If that means a green lawn year round, then I will have to pay the higher water rates. No help at all really.

Jeff
Yesterday 08:12 AM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
How the heck is your lawn green Steve??? Mine looks horrible and the water Nazi's say I can't water it. I do at night a little though, haha.
Ya! No HOA or Water Company to deal with out here! Except for electricity I'm completely off the grid. As soon as Solar energy develops a little more I'll be off the grid completely.
I pull my water out of the ground myself. I have a 400ft well. As for the front yard I have a 4000sqft yard with 3 stations that run 3 minutes each twice a day. Once just before the sun comes up and the other just as the sun goes down. Now for the secret to a green lawn....it's cow poopy. I get it from the cattle farms in the area and use it on the grass. I also on my 50 or so trees....keeps everything nice and green.

Now if we all could just get LA County to stop using up everyone else's water (because they don't have any water of their own) and start drinking ocean water we wouldn't have to worry about water anymore.
Yesterday 07:58 AM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
Awesome! Love tortoises. Looks nice and healthy too.

Jeff
This guy must have a huge family because these guys are all over the place around here. It's kinda funny because before they changed the name this area that I live in used to be called "Turtle Valley".
09-15-2014 11:59 PM
Lab Lover Report the HOA to the water dept. There's a drought and thats not cool.
09-15-2014 11:24 PM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
How the heck is your lawn green Steve??? Mine looks horrible and the water Nazi's say I can't water it. I do at night a little though, haha.
My problem is the water company keeps saying to water less, but the HOA says to water more because it is not green enough. How does one deal with this?

Jeff
09-15-2014 10:51 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
We came home from Rick's Cleghorn run yesterday and found this guy living it up in my yard...
How the heck is your lawn green Steve??? Mine looks horrible and the water Nazi's say I can't water it. I do at night a little though, haha.
09-15-2014 10:31 PM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
We came home from Rick's Cleghorn run yesterday and found this guy living it up in my yard...
Awesome! Love tortoises. Looks nice and healthy too.

Jeff
09-15-2014 10:19 PM
WOKNROX We came home from Rick's Cleghorn run yesterday and found this guy living it up in my yard...
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