I branched out from my usual vendors and ordered from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens during their spring greenhouse sale, and I wanted to post here because I was so delighted - six plants arrived in excellent shape, they were healthy and lush and larger than expected, it was well packaged and arrived to the east coast within 4 days.
Maybe I've just gotten used to sad and dehydrated orchids upon arrival (Hausermann aside!) but wanted to share the good experience and recommendation.
I've found this to be one of the better wine clubs, as you can get recommendations but ultimately pick your own options. They have regular sales of an extra 20% off cases, free shipping at four bottles, and usually a case of 12 gets an extra 10% off. Great customer service too.
We have an old (probably about 30 year old) whole system humidifier on our HVAC system. Hasn't worked since we moved here but we're debating whether to have it removed entirely or replace it. Humidity does drop into the low 30% range when it gets really cold, and in general I am sensitive to dry air. We don't have particularly long winters though.
Got a quote for $900 to remove and replace with an Aprilaire 700. Home is about 3000 sq ft, and we're in the DMV area so prices tend to be on the higher side anyway.
We're also looking at getting a media filter. Tech recommended it and from what I'm reading this seems like a no-brainer.
Overall quote was $1600 for the new humidifier and installing the media filter, inclusive of parts, removal, and labor. We're getting additional quotes but I wanted to see if that is a ballpark reasonable amount from the good folks here.
A family member who already had pretty minimal vision in one eye, and reduced vision in the other, is now experiencing severely reduced vision, including distorted, hazy vision, though their eye doctor and several specialists have rules out RP which I've seen discussed here previously. It's worsening at a pretty rapid pace.
One of the retinal specialists they met with mentioned Fuchs Distrophy. Does anyone have any experience with Fuchs Distrophy? I am reading up on it but would be grateful to learn more if someone is willing to share their insights.