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  1. Last time my cholesterol was checked, I had...

    Last time my cholesterol was checked, I had borderline high LDL, but high HDL as well. I do eat relatively well, but I'm far from dogmatic about it. I'm not a dessert-eater, and I lean towards...
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    A couple of weeks ago I learned that a high...

    A couple of weeks ago I learned that a high school friend of mine died from COVID. He was my age, 68. I had on my to-do list for today to send a sympathy card to his wife. I just learned that she...
  3. Glad you've given us a trial run and decided to...

    Glad you've given us a trial run and decided to stay! :)
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    Yes, I do that, and my go-to (also from LLBean...

    Yes, I do that, and my go-to (also from LLBean which appears to be somewhat of a favorite here) is this hoodie jacket that checks all the boxes: it's light but warm, makes for good layering for...
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    Haha! What did JCO ever do to you? :). What...

    Haha! What did JCO ever do to you? :). What don't you like about her writing? I love her, and We Were the Mulvaneys is the only work of fiction that survived The Purge (aside from the autographed...
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    My favorite autographed books are: T. Boone...

    My favorite autographed books are:

    T. Boone Pickens, who I spent 3 days with at a rehab.
    Duane Elgin, who I met at a seminar he was giving--I had brought my copy of Voluntary Simplicity which he...
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    When I went through The Purge I got rid of about...

    When I went through The Purge I got rid of about 100 books, but I had already gotten rid of 200 about a year earlier. I kept the books I couldn't bear to give away, either because they were...
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    Here was the article in VT Digger....

    Here was the article in VT Digger. I was so enchanted by this story.

    (I have a pair of repurposed wool sweater mittens made by a Vermont crafter myself--but mine are a lumberjack plaid. They're...
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    Fingers crossed it all works out for you, TT!!

    Fingers crossed it all works out for you, TT!!
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    This is awesome, dado. First of all, you made...

    This is awesome, dado.

    First of all, you made me nostalgic mentioning members that have left since 2013.

    But regarding forests, I truly do feel different when I'm among the trees. My heart rate...
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    The only cure for my own patterns of starting and...

    The only cure for my own patterns of starting and stopping with the culling of documents and memorabilia and inboxes and outboxes was moving into a much smaller house, unfortunately. I did what you...
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    I like that look. My question is--is that...

    I like that look. My question is--is that interior really the log, or some type of shiplap? When I see log home interiors, they generally look like this, with either painted or natural, stained...
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    Exactly. Of course it's the sensible idea, but...

    Exactly. Of course it's the sensible idea, but having been in the crapper and on unemployment myself, I know that you need every scrap of money that falls into your lap. Then when you get on your...
  14. Thread: Dave Ramsey

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    Wow. I am a Dave Ramsey fan, and I have listened...

    Wow. I am a Dave Ramsey fan, and I have listened to hundreds of his podcasts, and I've read a couple of his books, I followed his plan for a while, which my helped financial situation a lot, and I...
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    Yes, we do. I have shucked clams and scallops,...

    Yes, we do. I have shucked clams and scallops, and my DH/DS have recently shucked oysters a few times (we have a great fish market here). It's not difficult at all, once you get the technique down. ...
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    Home Town is actually the one HGTV show that I...

    Home Town is actually the one HGTV show that I typically don't wind up yelling at the TV when I watch. Yesterday they had an episode where they did the typical "here are two houses which do you want"...
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    Yeah, Terry, you probably got your divorce...

    Yeah, Terry, you probably got your divorce finalized in less time it would take you to get a new toilet installed! ;)
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    Beautifully done! So the one with the slightly...

    Beautifully done! So the one with the slightly higher price also comes with slightly more square footage.

    Report back once you've been able to check them out!
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    If you're willing to post pics at some point, I'd...

    If you're willing to post pics at some point, I'd love to see!!
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    I think it's really interesting how after 44...

    I think it's really interesting how after 44 years of "keeping house" I still migrate to combinations of green and yellow. The very first house we lived in--upstairs in a charming Victorian home--we...
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    Congrats! That's so exciting, IL!!

    Congrats! That's so exciting, IL!!
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    I have seen "my" house (meaning pictures that...

    I have seen "my" house (meaning pictures that look eerily similar to my house) on those Buzzfeed slideshows making fun of ugly decorating trends. Oh, well. Everything old is new again--wait a while...
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    That is hilarious!! I'm sure it wasn't funny to...

    That is hilarious!! I'm sure it wasn't funny to the flippers, but so refreshing to get insight on the real deal.

    Because it takes me three years to decide on which shade of white I want to paint...
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    A theory, but one that I heartily believe. The...

    A theory, but one that I heartily believe. The pen is definitely mightier than the sword. Whether it's a ideology, conspiracy, dogma or laundry detergent you're peddling, the right turn of phrase...
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    My morning breakfast routine is a tall glass of...

    My morning breakfast routine is a tall glass of water with a slice of lemon, coffee and a banana. If I get ambitious, I make a smoothie or a soft-boiled egg.
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