One installer fell through my living room ceiling and subsequently failed his post-accident drug test. His replacement dropped a heavy tool through the same ceiling in another spot. The company was responsive enough in getting the dry wall repaired and finishing the job, but the system didn't work a few months later when the heat arrived. The fellow sent to fix it couldn't find a problem.
I will say that the guy who did the design did a great job and the aesthetics and cooling, when we finally got everything working, are more than satisfactory. But the whole process was just too painful. There has to be somebody better out there.
The restored roundhouse makes a great home for a museum. Its spaciousness prevents the cramped feeling of many train museums that are housed in old depots. The collection includes a lot of rolling stock (train cars) outside for true train buffs to appreciate and some cars inside the roundhouse that people can climb up on for a closer look. The museum has terrific old clocks and some railroad china for people interested in objects related to train history that aren't trains.
It's not cheap, especially if you're taking a family, but it does provide a great history lesson for people of all ages.
It was here that I finally found a blank to make a new key for a garage door lock that's at least 25 years old, maybe more. After trying several other places with no luck, I ended up here and within minutes had a key for less than 2 bucks. I haven't used them for their other services (locksmithing, purchase of a safe, etc.). They're tricky to find since they're off the road a bit in a typical Columbia office/business park location with no sign visible from the road.
Friendly service writers who remember their regular customers, prices that are competitive with like facilities (i.e., dealer mechanics), and reliable repairs. Good record-keeping on vehicles that are regularly serviced there. Convenience of a shuttle service if you need to leave your car. The main downside is getting in and out. The lot is really crowded with cars....but this is true for most of the car dealerships in the same vicinity on Rte. 40.
This doc seemed more interested in her own skin than mine as she discussed treatment options for my pre-cancer, also more interested in appearance/cosmetology than disease treatment. After diagnosing an area that I pointed out (the reason for my appointment), she made no effort to look for more potential problem spots. She seemed to be in a big hurry to get on to the next patient.
While talking to me she stared out the window. When I asked about the cost of the two treatment alternatives presented, she rudely replied "What do you care? The insurance company will pay for it." I'd rather start over with a new doc than go back for follow-up "care."
I've used this walk-in clinic a number of times when I was pretty sure what was wrong (poison ivy and poison oak rashes that I couldn't get to go away, a sinus infection, etc.) and just wanted a prescription. The wait depends on the number of walk-ins, but I've waited far longer in the emergency room.
I never felt rushed by any of the doctors and always got good care without any pressure to make follow-up appointments that seemed unnecessary.
This is not a gas-station style carwash where one size fits all. Dolly's has multiple washing bays and three different kinds of washing services. You can choose between drive-thru or a get-out-and-spray with high-powered hoses. Drive thru options include a touchless wash that's spray only and the more common "flapping cloth" wash. Can't get better than Dolly's for a self-service wash.
Plenty of vacuums for after the wash and lot space to park and wipe down your car if you want. Staff is present and helpful. Lines can be long on winter weekends when people are washing salt off their cars, but most of the time there isn't much of a wait.
Dr. Dahl has an independent practice. He uses an assistant to hand him things, but does all the work himself, including the regular cleanings. He's more careful about preventing pain than any dentist I've ever gone to before and is communicative about what he's doing in your mouth. He does use the "lying down" style of chair, so if you like your work done while you're sitting upright he's not the right doc for you.
Large, newer store with pharmacy and Starbucks. Clean, wide aisles. Excellent butchers stock the shelves with a wider range of cuts than is available at many other grocery stores in the area. The knowledgeable produce staff is friendly, always around, and quick to provide a taste of product if you want to try something before buying. Great location in Long Gate Shopping Center lets you combine a grocery shopping trip with other shopping.
Their inventory is limited, but Clark's (as we still call it since this family-owned hardware business was around for decades before their affiliation with Ace) carries items that can't be found at other stores. Staff is not all well-trained and turnover seems high. This is a good store for some basics if you're not particuar about brand and want a quicker in-and-out than you get at the big box stores with less time spent locating the right aisle.