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  1. Thread: Extra steps

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    Cleaning the house really helps to pile on the...

    Cleaning the house really helps to pile on the steps. If I'm motivated to clean the whole house at once, I easily hit my 10k
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    Poll: Just an update. We still need to paint some of...

    Just an update. We still need to paint some of the trim (leaving the window trim white), and the log shiplap has to be addressed--but that will wait until next year. I'll consider Tybee's oyster...
  3. I know what you tell yourself has more impact...

    I know what you tell yourself has more impact than what "strangers" tell you, but I see you as an extremely competent, super hard-working, compassionate human being. FWIW.
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    haha!! then maybe you don't need a cpap--maybe...

    haha!! then maybe you don't need a cpap--maybe you just need a new mattress!
  5. Wow..I had no idea that you had experienced this....

    Wow..I had no idea that you had experienced this. What a horrendous experience.
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    Poll: Wow, Tybee, that is a beautiful combination!!!

    Wow, Tybee, that is a beautiful combination!!!
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    Poll: Thanks for taking the time! And thanks to all for...

    Thanks for taking the time! And thanks to all for weighing in.

    Here is the color I chose (DH was really pressuring me to pick a color which helped me break through my indecision):
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    Purpose doesn't have to be work-related, but a...

    Purpose doesn't have to be work-related, but a lot of people find their identity and sense purpose in their work and career. But it can be found anywhere--in being there for family, or in crossing...
  9. Thread: Daily Bread

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    WS. I hope you're copying and pasting these posts...

    WS. I hope you're copying and pasting these posts into a personal notebook to draw on when you write your first book.

    Beautiful description of those moments that are both ephemeral and eternal.
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    Poll: What color for my trim and window boxes?

    I have to decide on what to paint the trim on my weird house--most of the outside is a dark brown log cabin shiplap, but the previous owners added a mudroom that they sided in cedar shingles. Roof is...
  11. Thread: Art project

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    Personally, I'm partial to dogs, so love your...

    Personally, I'm partial to dogs, so love your picture of Harlan. But I also like the composition of the 3 Muslim women--3 is always a good number. When you plant, they tell you to have multiples of...
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    That's true! I'm surprised you noticed!

    That's true! I'm surprised you noticed!
  13. Thread: BMI

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    I've always been an ectomorph, but my BMI is...

    I've always been an ectomorph, but my BMI is running higher than usual:22.9. Probably due to some carb cravings, including wine. Otherwise, I'm pretty accepting of my weight. During my child-raising...
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    Yes, I see us as one big family. As you...

    Yes, I see us as one big family. As you suggested, families don't always agree--even spouses! Like you, my DH and I have different political beliefs, and when we're up for a fight we do it, otherwise...
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    Yeah, 50 is a nice round number. Well, maybe the...

    Yeah, 50 is a nice round number. Well, maybe the overcrowded star field will compel a state or two to secede--Vermont might be willing. Or consolidate. Up here in the NE we have a whole bunch of...
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    I just might join you. Go Armageddon! ;)

    I just might join you. Go Armageddon! ;)
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    Where's the emoticon for me being teary-eyed? ...

    Where's the emoticon for me being teary-eyed?

    Beautiful story, Terry. For the record, I'll accept comparisons to dogs anytime.
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    +1 I do think it's a weird phenomenon. I...

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    I do think it's a weird phenomenon. I happen to know of three of them. And my take-away was that for some people, retirement, to your body, might be just like when you get a cold as soon as you...
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    Actually, I never liked hamburgers as a...

    Actually, I never liked hamburgers as a kid--hated them. But we had a class trip one day and on the way back the bus stopped at a McDonald's. This was in 1964--it was the first McDonald's I'd ever...
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    Wow. Do I identify with that. When my dog died in...

    Wow. Do I identify with that. When my dog died in February, everyone was pressuring me to get another dog, and my response was "No!! I'm sick of being responsible!!" I do think that maybe that is a...
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    I used to pack away quite a bit of ice cream--my...

    I used to pack away quite a bit of ice cream--my favorite indulgence back then. Banana splits with whipped cream and the works.

    Now, I don't have any crazy food meltdowns, but I'm a "sliverer". If...
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    Interesting question. When I was in high...

    Interesting question.

    When I was in high school and had to provide the yearbook committee with an ambition for my yearbook, I put "To stay happy." My high school years were an explosion of joie de...
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    I'm definitely waiting, although I was tempted to...

    I'm definitely waiting, although I was tempted to take it and use it to pay off the rest of my debt and then sock it all away. DH is getting his now, which helps. In terms of longevity, he has more...
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    I get nervous when I start a new project,...

    I get nervous when I start a new project, especially if I haven't worked with the client before, but I feel the I should be nervous. My opinion is if I'm not nervous I'm not giving the job the...
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    Wow. Reading his diaries must be compelling and...

    Wow. Reading his diaries must be compelling and scary at the same time. Was he an artist/writer--i.e., the type of "noble drunk" Jamison writes about? My dad was an artist and philosopher and fit...
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