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  1. Williamsmith, you are wrong about one...

    Williamsmith, you are wrong about one thing--Bernie is extremely charismatic. I base that on seeing him in person and hearing him speak. I can think of no more charismatic candidate, certainly not...
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    That is exactly the situation with my dad,...

    That is exactly the situation with my dad, BikingLady! He has received a pension from the company longer than he worked at the company!
  3. I actually, having now seen this in both parents,...

    I actually, having now seen this in both parents, disagree with the toddler approach. I am finding much more luck with what I am reading in the book Contented Dementia, which argues for getting...
  4. My parents tried so hard to die in their home. ...

    My parents tried so hard to die in their home. We are faced with similar cleanup that you are doing. They can't return home their medical needs are too great. It is heartbreaking to lose your...
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    My parents are paying 8400 dollars a month for...

    My parents are paying 8400 dollars a month for assisted living in a small room and they have to share a bathroom with another two people. I think that is kind of awful.
    If they need to go to...
  6. I just committed to 6 months of Weight Watchers,...

    I just committed to 6 months of Weight Watchers, so I guess that is 180 days!
    On Day 1. . .
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    Maybe the 7 of hearts is related to this:...

    Maybe the 7 of hearts is related to this:
    http://7ofhearts.com/books-on-significance/
  8. Rosa, we made similar suggestions to my parents...

    Rosa, we made similar suggestions to my parents for years, urging them to make a bedroom out of the back parlor and expand the downstairs bathroom. They reacted much as your mil.
    They are now in...
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    Lainey, I went to high school in the early 70's,...

    Lainey, I went to high school in the early 70's, and we received very extensive drug education as well as extensive sex education. I know my generation was as drug addicted as any other, so I am not...
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    I am glad to hear she is eating well and acting...

    I am glad to hear she is eating well and acting normal--I just put my terrier on hemp oil pills; maybe try that on the "it can't hurt and it might help" principle:
    ...
  11. Thread: End of the line

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    I am so sorry for your loss, Simplemind.

    I am so sorry for your loss, Simplemind.
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    This is such great advice, profnot. If I were...

    This is such great advice, profnot. If I were suddenly single and wanted another guy, I would immediately get another horse and start riding Western and hang around the quarterhorse set. Or the...
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    Williamsmith, I had the same reaction to the...

    Williamsmith, I had the same reaction to the judge--the comment about "I just signed your death sentence," or whatever it was. Hate for her to give him any grounds for appeal, and glad that he will...
  14. We are both still working, and make more than the...

    We are both still working, and make more than the 16920 I think you can earn without it affecting benefits. IL--that rule about how much you earn is still there. Not sure what rule you are talking...
  15. Thread: January Purge

    by Tybee
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    Working on cleaning and purging kitchen cabinets....

    Working on cleaning and purging kitchen cabinets. This is good because I actually have some cans and boxes that were past expiration date--gosh, where does the time go? Kind of horrible that I am...
  16. Thread: January Purge

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    Good for you! How do you actually get all the...

    Good for you! How do you actually get all the old files off a computer to give it away or recycle? I don't know how, and don't even think I want to save all the old files, which are teaching files...
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    Bikinglady, these are so cute, and look comfy and...

    Bikinglady, these are so cute, and look comfy and practical--love the one in oatmeal, and you could layer a long sleeve tshirt under that in a bright color. Now where do you find this neat pattern?
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    Oh Catherine, I am so sorry. When I had a dog...

    Oh Catherine, I am so sorry. When I had a dog with this, we let her go--she was 9, I think, a golden retriever.

    I am so sorry for your dear doggie.
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    Oh, Flowers, how gorgeous! Bikinglady, can you...

    Oh, Flowers, how gorgeous!
    Bikinglady, can you put in a picture of one of the hoodie dresses? that sounds so neat and practical.
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    I was shocked to see a tsunami warning for...

    I was shocked to see a tsunami warning for Seaside Oregon, where my kids took me to the beach (and where I had the best clam chowder I have ever had.)
    I guess you do not think of these happening...
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    I had forgotten that part of childhood, standing...

    I had forgotten that part of childhood, standing around getting things pinned. Wow. Lots of hemming with a lock stitch hem.

    Can you share a good source of online patterns that you like? I want...
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    I actually googled this, and found this at...

    I actually googled this, and found this at Buzzfeed:


    But using statistics from the FBI and Department of Justice, it's estimated that on an annual basis, the odds of the average straight man...
  23. Thread: January Frugals

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    We love grocery shopping together, but then we...

    We love grocery shopping together, but then we work at home, so it gives us something fun to do outside the house.
    There is a starbucks in one of the grocery stores, so sometimes we treat ourselves...
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    I think this is actually Chicken Lady's position,...

    I think this is actually Chicken Lady's position, and always has been. If you read through her posts about trash and recycling, she has a heightened awareness of this and is very careful to avoid...
  25. Thread: January Frugals

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    My wonderful husband just fixed our gas stove, so...

    My wonderful husband just fixed our gas stove, so knowing from the gas stove shopping that we would have purchased a stove that ended up around 700 dollars with tax, delivered, and old stove hauled...
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