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    That's an interesting list. I've read about two...

    That's an interesting list. I've read about two thirds of them. There are some on the list I would like to read, but I won't be rushing out for the Twilight series or Fifty Shade of Gray!
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    OK, it still doesn't look too much like a bench...

    OK, it still doesn't look too much like a bench yet, but by next week it will be completed! This week we cut a beveled edge on the top back piece with the table saw, rounded the ends of the arms...
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    Interesting! I will have to look for it in our...

    Interesting! I will have to look for it in our woods. There are a lot of little streams there feeding the 3 lakes that are the city of Lynn's water supply, so water quality in the woods should be...
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    Thanks, Gardnr! We do love it there; it just...

    Thanks, Gardnr! We do love it there; it just probably seems less glamorous since we live in MA, but we do enjoy the ease of local travel.
  5. Catherine: I can appreciate your kindness to...

    Catherine: I can appreciate your kindness to DBIL and he is after all your DH's brother. I have a few friends who are somewhat like him, sort of never got the hang of the whole adult thing (and it...
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    We gave up our cable when Queer Eye for the...

    We gave up our cable when Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was still pretty new, and I remember saying that was the one show I would miss ( so probably 2003 - 2004 ish). It turns out that I didn't...
  7. Thread: May Purge

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    That is a lot of brush, Yppej! Did you remove...

    That is a lot of brush, Yppej! Did you remove all the forsythia, or just prune it?
    Lainey: Our local SA has sales on holidays. Savers does a seniors discount every Tues. I've seen sales at some...
  8. Thread: May Purge

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    I completed the seasonal closet clean-out and...

    I completed the seasonal closet clean-out and clothing rotation and got rid of 2 coats, 1 skirt, 1 dress, 1 pr of shoes and a sweater. In the 3 years that I have been tracking, we've downsized our...
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    Nothing glamorous for us, we'll be going to the...

    Nothing glamorous for us, we'll be going to the Berkshires for a week in September. We always enjoy it though and can do it inexpensively.
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    Well said, Catherine!

    Well said, Catherine!
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    What a great accomplishment! Good for you!

    What a great accomplishment! Good for you!
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    Where do you live, Molly? Just curious about the...

    Where do you live, Molly? Just curious about the general area and the real estate market. It is interesting to compare different parts of the country. I think our archaic kitchen and the fact that...
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    I'm in the process of getting the shingles...

    I'm in the process of getting the shingles vaccine (had shot 1 of 2). Conveniently provided at Costco, I was only 59 when I had that first shot and my insurance is covering in full.
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    No, but I should. My mother used to do this with...

    No, but I should. My mother used to do this with her roses.
  16. Float On & Alan: Nice people must live at your...

    Float On & Alan: Nice people must live at your houses too!
  17. You can tell that nice people live here

    This house is across the street from my Mother-in-law's house. You probably won't be able to make it out, but there is a robin sitting on a nest cradled in the base of the wreath.
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    Beautiful! I think it's a pretty decent image...

    Beautiful! I think it's a pretty decent image once you click on it, although still far from full screen.
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    Wow, good work, Freshstart! I know that...

    Wow, good work, Freshstart! I know that consignment shops are usually eager for handbags if you wanted to try to recoup some of your money.
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    Good stuff! And yes, it's a minimalist's dream...

    Good stuff! And yes, it's a minimalist's dream as far as required equipment!
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    I think it's a great trend to actually use these...

    I think it's a great trend to actually use these wonderful old things.
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    I think it depends on the perfume. I have some...

    I think it depends on the perfume. I have some old ones that smell fine but have had others that did not fare so well.
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    So here is my garden bench so far - a big pile of...

    So here is my garden bench so far - a big pile of potential. We have cut, ripped and routered. Next week we will start drilling and screwing!
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    Gardnr: My two takeaways from your routine are...

    Gardnr: My two takeaways from your routine are less stuff and not too rigid standards. Thanks for taking the time to share details.
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    Interesting! My Dad was a captain in the...

    Interesting! My Dad was a captain in the Merchant Marines. He married Mom when he was 28, but she had told me long ago that he had some liaisons overseas before they were married . . .
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