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    Nice to see you here, GL! I'm looking forward to...

    Nice to see you here, GL! I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you.
  2. I'm late to the party, but nice work, Alan!

    I'm late to the party, but nice work, Alan!
  3. Thread: Salt

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    A friend of mine cans her own tomatoes and, when...

    A friend of mine cans her own tomatoes and, when she uses them in a recipe, adds a pinch of baking soda to neutralize the acidity (that is, not sugar).

    And not to defend an entire industry of food...
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    Congratulations! It's nice to stretch and reach...

    Congratulations! It's nice to stretch and reach someplace new.
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    We have our insurance through AAA (the Minnesota...

    We have our insurance through AAA (the Minnesota branch of the organization) and we are required to have AAA coverage (at its usual price) so DS may get coverage if he goes that way. Otherwise, our...
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    They are both beautiful and horrible at the same...

    They are both beautiful and horrible at the same time. As someone who lived near the Atlantic Ocean, and as rosarugosa commented, it really is something else to see that kind of water so far inland...
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    Tybee, what a terrible situation! I can't add...

    Tybee, what a terrible situation!

    I can't add to the advice already offered here other than to suggest that the appropriate course of action for your mother is whatever is the loving thing to...
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    The suggestion I make to anyone considering a...

    The suggestion I make to anyone considering a large digitization project like this is to consider where the images (or videos, whatever) are going. Physically scanning, auditing (for quality) and...
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    It's usually pretty quiet in our house. DW has...

    It's usually pretty quiet in our house. DW has some TV shows she likes to watch but the TV goes on when she watches them and she turns it off when she's done. There's also a TV downstairs she can...
  10. It's hard to figure out what to do. DW's mom...

    It's hard to figure out what to do.

    DW's mom (89) made it easy. A couple of years ago, after maybe the fourth time the fire department had to get into her house to pick her up off the floor...
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    ETA apparently I did not read the original post...

    ETA apparently I did not read the original post correctly. Or I did and I messed it up when I responded. Please swap "bottom up" and "top down" in this post. :|(

    Kind of both...

    We were bottom...
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    That's awful! I'm glad DH was around to respond...

    That's awful! I'm glad DH was around to respond so quickly. And I hope you recover quickly!
  13. Thread: Dental costs

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    We're COBRA'd on DW's dental plan but it's not...

    We're COBRA'd on DW's dental plan but it's not great coverage so we have to be careful. Not Medicare-eligible, either, for a few more years. For both of us, though, pain-free dentistry is a must, so...
  14. Thread: Halloween

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    Dark here. The number of T&Ters has dwindled...

    Dark here. The number of T&Ters has dwindled quite a bit in this neighborhood with the alternatives of church-based celebrations that assiduously avoid invoking the spirit of Halloween while...
  15. Thread: A Good Dog

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    My condolences, boss mare. Such a tough thing to...

    My condolences, boss mare. Such a tough thing to (have to) do....
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    That stinks, IL. The prosecution aftermath does,...

    That stinks, IL. The prosecution aftermath does, too.
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    I really cannot add to what's already been...

    I really cannot add to what's already been written here, Tradd. Good on you for being true to yourself -- through all of it.
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    Time for another chapter, but it sounds like...

    Time for another chapter, but it sounds like you'll have total closure on this one and will be happy about it!
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    My kudos, as well. to you and your family, Alan. ...

    My kudos, as well. to you and your family, Alan.

    I get the house back when my mother can no longer live in it; actually, I own it, but then I can do what I want with it. The stuff inside? There's...
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    Ha! That could have been me except that I did it...

    Ha! That could have been me except that I did it for only one hot muggy summer and riding for me was meh. It was something different to do, though, and it cemented the idea in my head that I wanted...
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    I'd love to see the Northern Lights sometime....

    I'd love to see the Northern Lights sometime. They're not terribly uncommon in northern Minnesota. But I am. :D Lovely picture, bae.
  22. When I applied for my RealID driver's license, my...

    When I applied for my RealID driver's license, my laminated Social Security card was not accepted a ID because it... was laminated. It made a second trip to the licensing office necessary. Yay....
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    I have a dozen heads of garlic awaiting a similar...

    I have a dozen heads of garlic awaiting a similar fate sometime soon. Into the freezer they will go. Should carry us all winter.
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    Kind of ... neither? I expect "market...

    Kind of ... neither?

    I expect "market corrections" on prices for things like used houses and cars, for which scarcity drove up the price and for which ready availability (getting chips installed...
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    1000% this.

    1000% this.
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