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    We used to use the plastic bags the newspapers...

    We used to use the plastic bags the newspapers were delivered in, or the old newspapers. No newspapers now, read on line to cut down on clutter, save trees, etc.
    i buy the 1000 bags for 14.99 on...
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    I was quite taken aback by her comment. Add to...

    I was quite taken aback by her comment. Add to that, feeling like maybe I should have paid more attention to “what is communism?”

    Curious as to why you would characterize it as “mother-daughter...
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    good point and reminder. My mother is 89, always...

    good point and reminder. My mother is 89, always been a bit mistrustful, and suspicious, so on the surface, I didn’t think of it as a concern, but it might be the beginning...
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    i was born in the early 50s. Iíve never paid any...

    i was born in the early 50s. Iíve never paid any attention to the communist ideology, Iíve mostly heard it referred to a part of scare tactics. I really donít like to give scare tactics any air time...
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    I love my little neighborhood with all the mutual...

    I love my little neighborhood with all the mutual support. It is a great joy in my life.
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    no, and not any where near a library,...

    no, and not any where near a library, unfortunately.
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    thanks Bae, it sounded wacky to me too. I was...

    thanks Bae, it sounded wacky to me too. I was totally flabbergasted.
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    Sharing community = communists??

    So I was chatting with my mother and mentioned that several neighbors and I share a lawn mower (we all have small grass areas). And that we all look after each otherís cats and dogs if someone is...
  9. I prefer a really mixed neighborhood, mixture of...

    I prefer a really mixed neighborhood, mixture of ethnicities, ages, jobs. I find diversity stimulating, maybe because I grew up in San Francisco, and even all those years ago I was a (white)...
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    Yes, I know about the “lifespan” of drugs, as my...

    Yes, I know about the “lifespan” of drugs, as my daughter is a pharmacy tech. The only things I’m getting rid of have some obvious chemical change, i.e. grossly discolored, separating, or have...
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    Made dog toys out of 11 socks without mates. Went...

    Made dog toys out of 11 socks without mates. Went through vitamins/supplements/dog meds and discarded 17 containers. The pills will be dropped off in the bin at the police station on Tuesday when I...
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    Abusive family members- I have several, yes, Iím...

    Abusive family members- I have several, yes, Iím outnumbered. They say I am ďover sensitiveĒ and I ďdonít understand.Ē

    Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I do understand. I understand that there is...
  13. Zoe Girl, that is an awesome improvement!

    Zoe Girl, that is an awesome improvement!
  14. Ultralight, glad you got a place and have Harlan...

    Ultralight, glad you got a place and have Harlan with you now. Also happy to hear the job is an improvement!

    43000, I lived in a town that size for 10 years, then it grew like crazy. I liked it...
  15. Thread: Foster dog

    by mschrisgo2
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    Foster dog

    My latest foster dog went to her new home this morning. I am a cocker spaniel mom, and I have been involved in rescue off and on for 20 years now. I picked up this latest baby on July 3 to save her...
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    Idea for Wind Chimes

    So I have this idea to make wind chimes, using small metal cache pots and old keys...spent some time looking around Pinterest... need to just get my materials out and get started! I think they will...
  17. Spent 3 hours in my files on Thursday. I have...

    Spent 3 hours in my files on Thursday. I have almost 2 boxes worth that I can discard, and Iíd be most comfortable if they were shredded. Well.. shredder is kaput. Checked on replacing it, Staples...
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    SiouzQ, does it help if you remind yourself that...

    SiouzQ, does it help if you remind yourself that you saved the money so you could spend it on something special someday, And this house is your Special?
    Really, your expenditures don’t sound...
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    My tomatoes taste horrible all of a sudden....

    My tomatoes taste horrible all of a sudden. Bitter, yuck!
    Almost ready to through the plants into the compost pile!
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    I would be exhausted too, if I had to go directly...

    I would be exhausted too, if I had to go directly from an intense all day summer program into a new school year program. New staff, new kids, lots of emotionaln adjustments, and no time to...
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    “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Could not...

    “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Could not put it down! Read the whole book in a day and a half, slept a few hours in the middle.
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    In my experience, the things that have real...

    In my experience, the things that have real meaning: the sugar bowl that sat on Aunt Mary’s kitchen table for 50 years, and the cake plate Grandma used for birthday cakes. The rest of the “matching”...
  23. Alternatively, they may know of someone who takes...

    Alternatively, they may know of someone who takes in senior cats.
  24. Talk to a shelter where the cat is now, and ask...

    Talk to a shelter where the cat is now, and ask them about a rescue train. Thats where volunteers drive animals, sometimes even all rhe way across country, to their owners. Pilots and Paws is another...
  25. Done: 3 hours in the photos, found 16 total to...

    Done: 3 hours in the photos, found 16 total to contribute, from several different occasions. Mailed to cousin this afternoon.

    Files: 20 min. Just wasnít in the mood, moved on to the photos.
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