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    Your sister is sick. She has developed a...

    Your sister is sick. She has developed a longstanding pattern of thinking that she cannot or will not change. Perhaps if you invited her to see a therapist under the pretext of working on your...
  2. I'd be interested in whatever info you have to...

    I'd be interested in whatever info you have to share. I've already lost a considerable amount this year, but I just need to lose 5 more pounds to be my high school weight.
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    Hoping this is resolved as fast as possible, with...

    Hoping this is resolved as fast as possible, with you in a comfortable new home. You have done an incredible job dealing with everything and deserve some peace.
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    Raising my hand I do remember the cards, also...

    Raising my hand I do remember the cards, also the promise that with a QAM tuner I could continue to get the same channels I was getting on a low tier cable package we currently had with analog (one...
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    Mmm ... sounds good. I like beans---bean soup,...

    Mmm ... sounds good. I like beans---bean soup, chili, etc. Never thought of making a bean paste, but I'll give it a try. I also like the way they stretch my budget.
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    Self-employed, at home, for a very long time....

    Self-employed, at home, for a very long time. Having a disabled child who needs me there 24/7 was the major reason for this, but it has worked out well.
  7. Another asthmatic here---since birth. It seems...

    Another asthmatic here---since birth. It seems that each year there are more things that provoke a reaction Sadly, many people either think that the person with severe reactions to scents are too...
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    It sounds bizarre. Another appliance to have to...

    It sounds bizarre. Another appliance to have to store instead of just using a stock pot you already have or, as mentioned, a slow cooker. Does it chop all the veggies for you, too? That is usually...
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    I don't know what you should do, but in the...

    I don't know what you should do, but in the situation you described I certainly would. It certainly doesn't sound like you will be setting up some kind of precedent that you will be her personal...
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    Yes! McDonald's coffee is great. I've been able...

    Yes! McDonald's coffee is great. I've been able to convince DH to leave his beloved Starbucks for McDonald's on occasion. We also have a dependent child who loves coffee, so we pick up the coffee at...
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    Once a week I go out for coffee---almost always...

    Once a week I go out for coffee---almost always just plain coffee with cream, but I do earn a point each time I buy a coffee so eventually I earn a free drink and then get my true love---extra dry...
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    Just one word---maintenance! And more and more...

    Just one word---maintenance! And more and more maintenance! It can be lovely and there are definitely some perks, but make sure you know what maintenance is needed and are willing to keep up with it.
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    It's pretty simple, really. Just ask if they have...

    It's pretty simple, really. Just ask if they have a senior discount and the reply generally says what the age requirement is. As already noted, it can vary widely. If they don't say what age, then...
  14. This is a very interesting thread you've started....

    This is a very interesting thread you've started. Just in the past six months I seem to have developed faiirly chronic pain in knees and back---the knee pain is intermittent but the back pain...
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    Wonderful!

    Wonderful!
  16. And have you left out some things that she has...

    And have you left out some things that she has compromised on, as well? If only one person in a relationship has made adjustments or compromises to make the relationship work, that's an uneven...
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    TxZen, Thank you for answering my question. I was...

    TxZen, Thank you for answering my question. I was very concerned for your child, but it sounds like you were able to shield him from the worst and thereby minimized the impact on him. Considering...
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    Just want to say, having had a house broken into...

    Just want to say, having had a house broken into but no deliberate vandalism (just a huge mess as they upturned every drawer and went through everything including dumping out food...
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    I do like Edward Hopper's work. I remember being...

    I do like Edward Hopper's work. I remember being especially fond of one that is looking at a diner through the window. That has always appealed to me because as a child when travelling through...
  20. I've already responded at length above. But of...

    I've already responded at length above. But of course your scenario is quite different. However, I'm assuming that most of us could not afford either the time or the money to meet that request so it...
  21. I 100% agree with rodeosweetheart! Imagine it the...

    I 100% agree with rodeosweetheart! Imagine it the other way around. Suppose she has been asking her friends how to convince you that you really don't need to go fishing and has a list of reasons why...
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    I have some very meaningful art work by friends,...

    I have some very meaningful art work by friends, one of whom was a local professional artist and sold her paintings for a lot of money. I also have a framed piece of artwork by my child circa age 8...
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    TxZen, As I read this I have two thoughts: (1) It...

    TxZen, As I read this I have two thoughts: (1) It sounds like you are going about this very thoughtfully and are really using this opportunity to start over very effectively. (2) I realized the...
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    How is your child doing? Frankly, it's...

    How is your child doing? Frankly, it's incomprehensible to me as an adult how someone can be so stupidly destructive. It's so senseless and yet so vicious at the same time. I would think seeing so...
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    Under the best of conditions, IMO looking for a...

    Under the best of conditions, IMO looking for a home is grueling, and you certainly don't have the best of circumstances. Hope the repairs go smoothly without too many bumps and your life can return...
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