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one thing I noticed in San Francisco was the near total lack of warm, sunny days when you could enjoyroof decks. It rendered me bummed.

FTFY.
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I have though about a roof deck for my house but I am sure I would break my neck descending one night.

Well, mine is accessed through an internal staircase, so it's really no more dangerous than walking upstairs from my living area to the bedroom. (Aside from the fact that I'm more likely to be drinking on the deck than in the bedroom.)
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There are some pretty wacky right-wing people upstate. It's like they go even further to the right to try to offset the city.

There are also multigenerational hippies.

Very true. At least in the office, though, they seem pretty good-natured about dismissing each other's entire world view.

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Usable roofs rock. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

one thing I noticed in San Francisco was the near total lack of roof decks. It rendered me bummed.

A useable roof deck in SF typically requires erecting very expensive glass walls and heaters. We have plenty of days when it's not windy and cold, but they don't frequently correspond to the weekend.

And, I'll leave you with this: http://sfist.com/2013/05/20/bay_to_breakers_man_dies_after_fall.php
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Very true. At least in the office, though, they seem pretty good-natured about dismissing each other's entire world view.
A useable roof deck in SF typically requires erecting very expensive glass walls and heaters. We have plenty of days when it's not windy and cold, but they don't frequently correspond to the weekend.

And, I'll leave you with this: http://sfist.com/2013/05/20/bay_to_breakers_man_dies_after_fall.php

Ouch. That looks like a diving board extending off the roof. Is it part of a fire escape, or maybe some fencing or furniture that gave way?

My deck has walls that maybe five feet or so high, so the odds of accidentally falling over are relatively low.
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one thing I noticed in San Francisco was the near total lack of roof decks. It rendered me bummed.

 

Second apt I looked at in SanFo had a deck. I walked out to check out the view and glanced down to spot a naked guy with spread legs tanning. 

 

Maybe it's a good thing there are few roof decks.

 

lefty

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Speaking of upstate NY and shitty weather, there was a tornado in Columbia County a few hours ago. WTF?
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The women in Manhattan today were en fuego. Skimpy outfits are the one giant plus of hot and humid weather.
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Sick and tired of the weather being godawful Every. Single. Weekend.

Wife and I are going to the Adirondacks this weekend for Memorial Day. The forecast is rain all day every day with a high of 52 and below freezing every night. The fuck?

Seriously contemplating just canceling the trip and staying home. Would have to pay a penalty on the lodging, but I don't know that I want to drive up to the mountains to sit inside for 3 days.
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prefer that to humidity
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from what I gather, everywhere East of the Rockies is having crappy weather of some sorts. Some more, uh, severe than others.
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prefer that to humidity

Normally, I probably would as well, but the whole point of the mountains is to do things outside. No fun to do that when it's raining and struggling to break 50.

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from what I gather, everywhere East of the Rockies is having crappy weather of some sorts. Some more, uh, severe than others.

Yeah, I mean, obviously this isn't nearly as bad as some other places. But it's like a giant cocktease when it's so nice during the week when I can't do anything about it and then miserable on the weekends. Doubly so when the weekend is a holiday weekend when you are going somewhere completely geared around outdoor activities.
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shit, i forgot it's a holiday weekend. Nice!
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I've camped in the Adirondacks in the middle of July and it has been freezing at night. Par for the course up there.

 

Nothing sweeter than the sound of rain in a forest. Dress well and you'll be okay.

 

lefty

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I've camped in the Adirondacks in the middle of July and it has been freezing at night. Par for the course up there.

Nothing sweeter than the sound of rain in a forest. Dress well and you'll be okay.

lefty

True, which I expected, but there's a difference IMO between standard mountain cold at night and cold and rainy all day. Cool weather is awesome, its one of my favorite things about the mountains... Cold rain is just miserable though.

The biggest problem is there is no way the wife is going hiking or anything if it is 40 degrees and raining--so that will scratch just about anything outdoors. I can only sit in a cafe or whatever for so long.

I really have no idea what we will do if it rains the whole time. I guess let's just hope the forecast changes between now and then.
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ditch wife, hike on own
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This is a distinct possibility. Let her hang out in some antique shops or something.

I'm going to bring the rain gear with me and just hope for the best.
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