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  1. My sign is to big you can see it from the...

    My sign is to big you can see it from the sidewalk. Also the fact that Grumpy cat is giving them the finger probably helps. I rarely have anyone ring the bell.
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    If you had been young someone would have stopped:(

    If you had been young someone would have stopped:(
  3. Before I bought the sign I had thought about just...

    Before I bought the sign I had thought about just not answering the door but occasionally the neighbor kids ball ends up in our yard and they ring the bell to ask to get it. Mr. Grumpy cat works 99%...
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    Truly appalling! I want this circus to end.

    Truly appalling! I want this circus to end.
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    I don't think the amount you have left is that...

    I don't think the amount you have left is that low. However, it depends on if you live somewhere with a high cost of living. I would read the book Bae recommended and do a few sample budgets and...
  6. i think your friend bringing it up is a bad sign....

    i think your friend bringing it up is a bad sign. If I want to know about someone's religion I will ask. We had 2 JW's coming over every week after we semi-retired. I would get up, answer door, dogs...
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    My smartphone is not going to replace my...

    My smartphone is not going to replace my computer, TV or alarm clock. A have a curio cabinet full of antique glassware and hummels. I donated everything to a dog rescue group that has a upscale...
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    You might want to read the book "Too good to...

    You might want to read the book "Too good to leave-to bad to stay. I found it really helpful in the past.
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    WS: I found myself in a similar situation as your...

    WS: I found myself in a similar situation as your wife. I did not start college until my youngest went to school. Then I got a BA and no job. So a master's and a crappy job, etc. Eventually we left...
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    I divorced after my kids grew up but I had 20...

    I divorced after my kids grew up but I had 20 years left to work to make up for the $ lost. At 62 now my marriage would have to be awful for me to leave because financially it would mean an entirely...
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    This budget is horrible but I don't think it has...

    This budget is horrible but I don't think it has a chance of being passed the way it is. Yes parents deserve 6 weeks paid leave. That is very little. WS: if your wife has a degree why is she not...
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    I have been getting rid of stuff for years. When...

    I have been getting rid of stuff for years. When we downsized to 1400 sq ft I gave away or sold half of our furniture and other stuff. I have really reduced the number of nik-naks that I have etc....
  13. I would sell the furniture you don't want and...

    I would sell the furniture you don't want and probably donate the glassware, etc. Sadly most of that stuff is not even worth putting on ebay or craigslist. Most collectables are just junk that the...
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    It is not just going to protests but people are...

    It is not just going to protests but people are showing up in droves to town hall meetings, making phone calls, emails etc. So many are showing up to town hall meetings that the room is not big...
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    I think the one thing that this disaster has...

    I think the one thing that this disaster has created which is positive is that people are waking up and getting involved politically. They can no longer stand to just watch what is happening in our...
  16. One can only hope that this scandal keeps the...

    One can only hope that this scandal keeps the Repubs occupied as Rob mentioned so they can stay away from the ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, SS, etc. I think the less that gets done the better at this...
  17. One can only hope:))

    One can only hope:))
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    BL: I would keep trying and see if you can...

    BL: I would keep trying and see if you can retrain her. It is good that at least one of them slept on the bed:))
  19. Rob, you are right that at least Pence would not...

    Rob, you are right that at least Pence would not embarrass us or give away secrets, etc. Jane, I loved your analogy:))
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    A good friend of mine had something similar...

    A good friend of mine had something similar happen a year after they retired at 60. Her DH was sleeping on the couch and she heard a thud. He was gone by the time he hit the floor. Such a terrible...
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    When we inherited my sons 80lb dog he was used to...

    When we inherited my sons 80lb dog he was used to sleeping in the bed. I bought him a big dog bed to put by ours. Every night for 2 weeks I woke up and he was in bed with me. My DH was working out of...
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    I am so sorry for your loss. In the past few...

    I am so sorry for your loss. In the past few years we have lost some friends in their 50's and 60's so it really brings home that life can be short.
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    BIL sounds like a low life-Ugh!

    BIL sounds like a low life-Ugh!
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    Bae, is right that many people can't afford...

    Bae, is right that many people can't afford 30/month. We had to supply income proof to get the phone and I think that more important then the phone being free is that there was no monthly charge. It...
  25. Ih ave traveled overseas and grew up in a town...

    Ih ave traveled overseas and grew up in a town that was racially mixed. I agree that it broadens your view point and makes yo more accepting of people from other cultures.
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