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10-18-2016 09:43 PM  11 months agoPost 1
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years ago,

in 1959 my father paid $11,000 for his house, it had 14 rooms, it was a 2 level 2 family house, with 2 storage rooms for each level off the back, plus it had a very large front entrance room both levels used, and a very large basement,

in 1960 my Grandfather (a carpenter) built himself a new house, it had a very large living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a 2nd toilet, a big kitchen, a laundry room, and a basement, what did it cost my grandfather to build including outfitting the kitchen>>>> $4000,

today

I received an estimate to replace the bow window in the front of my house, the estimate was $4,500

Jim
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10-18-2016 10:28 PM  11 months agoPost 2
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Jim, you should have had the BAY WINDOW
replaced in 1978!

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10-19-2016 01:07 AM  11 months agoPost 3
treotraveler

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Jim

Well, the positive side of this is, if the beast gets into the oval office, she could pay for the new bay window?

With the increase in taxes for all the liberal free schit, you wouldn't be able to afford it. You should get some free schit too.

just sayin.

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10-19-2016 04:32 PM  11 months agoPost 4
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in 1959 my father paid $11,000 for his house,
But the average wage earner was about 1 to 2 dollars an hour.
Gas was 25 cents a gallon.
So $11000 was till a big chunk of money.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-19-2016 04:44 PM  11 months agoPost 5
elmobad

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But the average wage earner was about 1 to 2 dollars an hour.
In 1959 dollars $1-$2
In 2016 dollars $8-$16
So $11000 was till a big chunk of money.
$11000 in 1959 would be less then $90000
Alot if money yes,... big house money not realy.
Gas was 25 cents a gallon.
Gas at .25 in 1959 would be just over $2.00 a gallon today.

All based on current inflation of today.

GOT FBL?

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10-19-2016 10:29 PM  11 months agoPost 6
don s

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Gas is about $2 'round here.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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10-21-2016 06:14 AM  11 months agoPost 7
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Jim, you should have had the BAY WINDOW
replaced in 1978!
hummm, I don't know why you say that, but I guess I could have replace a window in my house in 1978 if I owned a house in 1978,

BTW it was a bow window, not a bay window
But the average wage earner was about 1 to 2 dollars an hour.
the key word there is "average", and my father didn't work in the avrage plywood factory

Jim
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10-21-2016 07:03 AM  11 months agoPost 8
Str8wing

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What's the real difference between a "Bow" window and a "Bay" window? I just looked them both up on wikipedia and really couldn't tell them apart. One is rounded, the other faceted???

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10-21-2016 10:12 AM  11 months agoPost 9
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http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

Inflation calculator from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It's kinda fun to play with.

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