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My DC rowhouse house is powered by Washington Gas and PEPCO electric. Last month some guy came to the house from PEPCO (I think) saying I should call the number on my bill and ask about getting wholesale rates for my power? Said he was from the company, and they want people to be happy, so they were sending people around to educate the public on how they could get Lower rates? It sounded weird, since they could just lower our rates if they really wanted. I also get the monthly letters from WGES telling me they can undercut PEPCO, even though PEPCO would still supply my electricity? I can lock in some rates or something?
There seem to be a lot of options, and then discounts that can be had if you call and ask for them. Has anyone figured out how to get the best energy rates for residential?
I was walking my dog around 11 on Saturday night when I saw around 100 teenagers running from the police (some being taken down by the cops). They appeared to be coming from somewhere near the Marie Reed School (Florida, California, and 18th). Anyone know what happened? It was an incredibly strange sight.
Hi all –
I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for a rent breakdown for a 1BR apartment with a den. The master is 13×13 feet (with a closet), and the den is 8×10 feet (closets are available outside of room, but den has windows on 3 sides and a door).
Any help is appreciated!
Hey guys – I am looking to learn German. So far I’ve found classes through the Goethe-Institut and Grad School USA. Anyone have personal experiences – good, bad or ugly? Any other places I should be looking? The Grad School USA classes start next week, Goethe doesn’t start again until fall.
My husband and I found out recently that I am pregnant, and I need recommendations for an OB/GYN within the city limits. I have been seeing a specialist in Virginia for many years that does not handle pregnancy and delivery, and she does not have a lot of recommendations in the city. Can any other Popvillers out there help us out? Since we live in Petworth, we would prefer someone who is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center if possible. Thanks in advance for your advice!
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Hi! I need to get screens for the windows in my condo. Anyone have any vendor suggestions? There are about 10 windows and they are all pretty standard sizes. Thanks for any advice!
Hi there, been in the neighborhood a couple months, but this will be my first time using a dry cleaner. There seems to be handful around here, especially on Georgia Ave. Is there one that everyone here recommends? It’s for my girlfriend and me so between us we’ll clean suits, shirts, and dresses. I saw Capital Valet was well reviewed on Yelp, so I might give them a call.
I’m willing to walk to Columbia Heights for a well regarded cleaner, but I don’t see one that sticks out.
I found a friendly and affectionate orange/buff kitten in the back alley way/service road behind Cedar Crossing and The Takoma Gables on 6/14/13. She had no identification on her beside a flea collar. We took her to the Washington Humane Society, hoping to find a micro-chip on her but sadly she didn’t. She is around 16 weeks old, female, and has orange/buff fur with green/brown eyes. She is very sweet and friendly with people, must have been someone’s pet at some point. If anyone knows who she belongs to please contact me alana.maserjian[at]gmail.com or the Washington Humane Society on New York Avenue, she is listed under the name Cedar or Pet ID 20156186. They will hold her for 5 days as lost/stray kitten after that they will spay her and place her up for adoption.
This very ill, confused cat was discovered last night by neighbors, dangerously wandering the intersection of 15th and S Streets, NW. She was ill, confused, and wandering in circles (possibly a sign of tumor, stroke, or other serious condition). Domestic shorthair, dark tortoiseshell mix all over, doesn’t seem too old. We volunteered to get her into a box, and took her to the Animal Control Facility operated by the Washington Humane Society, on NY Ave. If you may know of anyone connected with this cat, please email me ASAP at: lawson.joel [at] gmail.com. Or, esp if this may be your cat, contact Washington Humane Society ASAP at 202-576-6664, re: cat temporarily named “Marble,” Animal ID A20155864. Humane Society said she’s not chipped, but is tipped. This means they consider her a “community cat,” unless someone connected with her comes forward. They will have a health technician check her sometime this morning–if she is gravely ill, she may be put down very soon. If treatable, however, she will most likely be returned to her place of discovery after she’s improved. The staff at Washington Humane Society were wonderful last night; if you’re thinking of adopting, or ever have an urgent animal lost/found situation, be sure to visit their facility.
Does anyone have any tips for getting local DC businesses to donate small raffle prizes towards an upcoming happy hour fundraiser? We’re targeting prize donations in the $15 – $100 range, and will allow donors to have promotional materials at the fundraiser. The fundraiser will benefit a local DC Public School.
Any tips on specific local DC businesses to target would be much appreciated!
I live on the 1200 block of Euclid, and I’ve had about enough of Pepco’s never-ending construction in the area.
A couple days ago, my car was “courtesy towed” for the 3rd time this year. I don’t use my car often, so I have to park it in areas for a couple days at a time without checking on it. One time it was totally my fault – I forgot about street cleaning. The second time, I could have sworn I didn’t see an Emergency No Parking sign when I parked there, but I couldn’t prove when they put it up. This time, though, when I parked my car on the South Side of the block on the evening of Monday 6/10, I double checked to make sure that the Emergency No Parking signs expired on 6/7.
Between Monday and Wednesday, Pepco put up a new sign that extended the dates of their signs to 6/26. So when I went to get my car yesterday, I noticed that there was a back hoe in its place.
I left a voicemail at the number listed on the sign letting them know they’ll be responsible for paying my tickets, since they didn’t give 72 hours notice. I also submitted a customer service ticket, and forwarded that message directly to a Customer Service Manager I found on Linkedin. I also contested the parking ticket with the DC Department of Public Works.
I got a call from a Manager at Pepco today who swears that the workers told him that they’d put up a sign with enough time, but “If it wasn’t there, why was I parking there if they clearly aren’t done with the work?” Anyone who walks down Euclid can see piles of construction equipment.
Has anyone ever gotten Pepco, or any other organization, to pay their tickets for them? Any other advice? I’d rather not have to get affidavits from my neighbors saying that the signs expired on 6/7, but at this point it feels like it might come to that.
Can someone help me identify this plant? It’s quite invasive. I’m not strong enough to pull up its roots, usually, so I cut it back only to find it looking like this a week later. I obviously need to kill it somehow and would like suggestions on how to do it.
My husband and I are seeking to enclose the basement-level space under the old sleeping porch of our row home in Hill East as a DIY project. We would like to use the space more as a shed for bike storage and other garden equipment/tools than as a completely finished space in our house. Making the space secure and protected from moisture are our main concerns.
At this time, our plans are to frame walls using pressurized wood and covered with sheeting, a vapor barrier, and siding. We also plan to add a basement-size window. However, we are getting stuck on the right venting approach to use. Is passive venting sufficient?
Has anyone completed a similar project for your house? Any advice or lessons learned that you could share with us? Materials used? Is venting even necessary?
Please see the attached picture. (As FYI, we are planning to move the AC unit out of the space and move the downspout so that it runs along the side of our house rather than the center)
Package theft affects a lot of people in DC. You probably know someone who has had a package stolen. So why doesn’t MPD do anything about it? Would it really be that difficult to set up a sting operation in a few neighborhoods in the city? Has anyone hear an explanation as to why MPD hasn’t done this? Is there any other way to deter people from stealing packages? Has anyone ever heard of anyone in DC being arrested for package theft?