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    Stuff that happened

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    We had to put Silvio the cat to sleep in early March, which was very painful for us.
    A week later, our niece was killed in a terrible motor vehicle accident. She was...
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    It runs in the middle of the night here too, and...

    It runs in the middle of the night here too, and I agree that it's pretty annoying. Maybe it's a MA thing.
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    I've never been to Ikea, but I have heard that a...

    I've never been to Ikea, but I have heard that a lot of their stuff is pretty much disposable furniture. I've heard better things about their cabinetry though.
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    Milton couldn't have said it any better!

    Milton couldn't have said it any better!
  5. Thread: April Purge

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    Thanks, Rogar. Maybe a project for next winter,...

    Thanks, Rogar. Maybe a project for next winter, but that's a good reminder to hold onto my old laptop with the CD drive a bit longer!
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    Jeppy: The site says it is for mass vaccination...

    Jeppy: The site says it is for mass vaccination and regional collaborative locations, but they gave my friend an appointment at a site that was not any of these, so it might be worth going through...
  7. Don't laugh, but I have info for all my contacts...

    Don't laugh, but I have info for all my contacts written down in a little book, just like people did in the olden days. :)
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    Jeppy: I think it would be reasonable to book...

    Jeppy: I think it would be reasonable to book things like the furnace cleanout and then give your son advance notice, e.g. "they are coming to clean the furnace on 4/23, so you will want to do...
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    Catherine: I was referring specifically to the...

    Catherine: I was referring specifically to the info on their website about the consensus decision making model. It sounds so nice, but as someone who was involved in many team projects and...
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    Rogar: That looks like a really cool community. ...

    Rogar: That looks like a really cool community. Any idea what the homes are going for? I do wonder about the whole consensus decision making model. I mean, it certainly sounds lovely, but how well...
  11. Thread: April Purge

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    Wow Rogar, that is a major accomplishment. We...

    Wow Rogar, that is a major accomplishment. We probably have about 500 CDs, and just the thought of converting them all makes my head spin. How long did your conversion take? Any words of wisdom to...
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    Jeppy & Herbgeek: I recently helped a friend get...

    Jeppy & Herbgeek: I recently helped a friend get scheduled. I went to the mass.gov site and filled out a pre-registration form, and they called him the next day with an appointment right in the town...
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    I like the idea as Bae describes it.

    I like the idea as Bae describes it.
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    Good luck, Happy!

    Good luck, Happy!
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    They are lovely! So glad they have settled in...

    They are lovely! So glad they have settled in nicely.
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    Same here.

    Same here.
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    Saving up for a car in advance and spending less...

    Saving up for a car in advance and spending less than you had allocated is definitely a frugal in my book!
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    We've bought a couple of cars where we had to...

    We've bought a couple of cars where we had to come back to allow for prepping (whatever that entails).
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    Congratulations. I hope it works well for you.

    Congratulations. I hope it works well for you.
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    I do fold in half, which isn't much harder than...

    I do fold in half, which isn't much harder than not folding them at all.
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    I agree that it isn't worth suffering through the...

    I agree that it isn't worth suffering through the stress of an unreliable car. What did you end up buying, Jeppy?
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    I read the book and got a couple of good...

    I read the book and got a couple of good takeaways, but I did not change the way I stored or folded items. I think she is a bit nutty, but she is obviously very successful, so good for her. I...
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    Catherine: We got whole belly "fryer" clams from...

    Catherine: We got whole belly "fryer" clams from the fish market. DH says he dipped them in milk, then dredged them in flour. He then fried them in vegetable oil in a frying pan. He said the one...
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    I came to the same conclusion after handling...

    I came to the same conclusion after handling hundreds, if not thousands of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms at my former employer, and having to reject laminated SS cards that said "not...
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    Yes! I want a "Home, James" car!

    Yes! I want a "Home, James" car!
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