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    We put in IKEA countertops in our house in...

    We put in IKEA countertops in our house in Illinois and they were very nice and very easy to work with--they are thinner than the Lumber Liquidators and would probably fit in better with the smaller...
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    Millie took a giant stretch, you know the way...

    Millie took a giant stretch, you know the way cats do when they are relaxing, and died mid stretch--we found her that way in the morning.
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    Catherine, IKEA sells butcher block wood counter...

    Catherine, IKEA sells butcher block wood counter tops:

    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/cat/kitchen-countertops-24264/

    Also, Lumber liquidators has a really impressive 8 foot one that would match...
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    I am so sorry you are going through this; it's a...

    I am so sorry you are going through this; it's a terrible place to be. I was so lucky that Millie died naturally on her own, with life left in her, if that makes sense. It was in keeping with her...
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    Oh gosh, I think I saw a couple of the...

    Oh gosh, I think I saw a couple of the before--why on earth get rid of the leaded windows, and what is that giant coffin of a firepit? Ugh.
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    It is a real shame she destroyed the fireplace...

    It is a real shame she destroyed the fireplace and the built-ins that make a bungalow a bungalow. It's sad that she did not keep more of the original house.

    I did like the new exterior paint job...
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    Semper Fi!

    Semper Fi!
  8. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    That's what I think, too! I set up an account...

    That's what I think, too! I set up an account for each grandchild with 2400 each and put in a hundred dollars at Christmas and birthday. I wanted to do more, but life happened and so I'm okay with...
  9. Thread: Your Star

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    https://youtu.be/GLYZbREAyJQ

    https://youtu.be/GLYZbREAyJQ
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    I'm confused about Bloomberg. I thought he was a...

    I'm confused about Bloomberg. I thought he was a Republican. Then Wikipedia says he is a Knight of the British Empire. How is that possible?
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    I would call HR and I track down info on the...

    I would call HR and I track down info on the 401k. Glad you have an IRA, too.
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    My son's surgery was around 4 weeks ago and he is...

    My son's surgery was around 4 weeks ago and he is healing really well without much pain, he told me. His surgeon had the same surgery and showed him her scar and told him what to expect. He liked...
  13. Thanks, everyone, for your ideas on this house. ...

    Thanks, everyone, for your ideas on this house. IL, that is correct, there is no historic building code where it has to look like the neighborhood. The reason it is on the Registry has to do with...
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    Isn't that the operation Sioux just had? My...

    Isn't that the operation Sioux just had?

    My son just had his wrist operated on and a plate put in. It was because of a repeated fracture and it did not heal right the first time. I thought he...
  15. It's not in a historic district--it is out in the...

    It's not in a historic district--it is out in the country on acreage. The barn falling down is REALLY unfortunate as it was an interesting barn and a real beauty, not sure why it fell down. I only...
  16. Thread: November Purge

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    Great start for a November purge thread! I will...

    Great start for a November purge thread! I will post when I restart my declutter mission this month. thank you for starting this.
  17. Would you buy a house that is on National Historical Registry?

    Would you buy a house on the National Historic Registry? I know there are some restrictive things with respect to renovation, etc. A house we are looking at is on the Registry, and I wouldn't want...
  18. Thread: Taxes

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    I agree. I also disapprove of estate taxes, for...

    I agree. I also disapprove of estate taxes, for the same reason.
    I disapprove of others coming in and taking the money I have managed to save and hope to heck that does not happen in future with my...
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    I really liked her approach to figuring out what...

    I really liked her approach to figuring out what was the most frugal alternative, and her idea about the satisfaction diminishing after a certain point--so that after x Christmas presents, the kids...
  20. I was told by my doctor, after I was...

    I was told by my doctor, after I was resuscitated, and I said I did not want to be resuscitated again should it happen again that at my age (I was 48) they would have ignored my directive and...
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    Thanks, Razz.

    Thanks, Razz.
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    I did not know that, IL.

    I did not know that, IL.
  23. I feel sad that there does not seem to be a sense...

    I feel sad that there does not seem to be a sense of the sanctity of life in the culture at large, but I suppose that is not relevant to the discussion at hand.
  24. I think if it is cost savings that you are after,...

    I think if it is cost savings that you are after, we would be much better served as a society by making our health care system resemble England's or Canada's, which would result in many people...
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    I meant to say earlier that most of my students...

    I meant to say earlier that most of my students are nursing students, and getting scholarships would change trajectories for so many families, and provide economic stability to so many. Plus it...
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