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  1. Thread: Nanny Employer

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    Nanny Employer

    I was shocked to hear in the news the other day that there is proposed legislation to reimburse people lucky enough to have been able to work from home. Not only are these folks safe from the...
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    Barley with cheese.

    Barley with cheese.
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    Today another recurring issue. He is concerned...

    Today another recurring issue. He is concerned that the sound of the trash and recycling barrels being wheeled to the curb will disturb the neighbors so he lifts and carries them. A couple weeks ago...
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    Yes, he agreed to the blood tests. It is not an...

    Yes, he agreed to the blood tests. It is not an easy illness and he does make some efforts. Sometimes we get along great but more often things are tense. The ups and downs come from bipolar which he...
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    DS receives counseling and is on medication,...

    DS receives counseling and is on medication, though I do not know to what extent he is forthcoming with the counselor and psychiatrist or compliant with the meds. Pre-covid they had him going for...
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    We also have issues in the summer. According to...

    We also have issues in the summer. According to my son the HVAC tech said our house does not support central air because the ductwork is too "wonky". So we use window A/Cs and he does not want me...
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    I called the EAP when he was hospitalized. They...

    I called the EAP when he was hospitalized. They could only come up with one counselor for me and she pulled a no show.
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    He is not able to work. He was finally approved...

    He is not able to work. He was finally approved for SSI but the amount is low because he lives with me. Due to his social anxiety I cannot see him living in subsidized housing, which are all...
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    I saw on the news today smokers are considered to...

    I saw on the news today smokers are considered to be comorbid and will go ahead of nonsmoking elderly in getting the vaccine. Maybe we can let people who smoke meth, crack, etc jump to the head of...
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    I Hate My House (Long)

    Is covid and being home getting to anyone else? I have a long list of grievances, but know I should be saving for retirement and not fixing these:

    One bathroom, right outside my bedroom. DS has...
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    Bright Precious Thing which I would call a...

    Bright Precious Thing which I would call a bildungsroman except it is nonfiction, not a roman

    Everything else I borrowed from the library this week is a little iffy, but some of the books may grow...
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    Hank Aaron died 18 days after getting the...

    Hank Aaron died 18 days after getting the vaccine. Maybe our approach is backwards and we should vaccinate all the young people first, moving up in age until we reach herd immunity, hopefully not...
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    Asparagus with toasted almonds.

    Asparagus with toasted almonds.
  14. Thread: January frugals

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    I also like Little Leaf Farms. I have not had a...

    I also like Little Leaf Farms. I have not had a problem with them, but not all stores carry them.
  15. Thread: Conavirus......

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    There has been some discussion here of Israel. I...

    There has been some discussion here of Israel. I found the end of this article interesting. If you come from a hot spot and go there you have to quarantine for 14 days in a government approved motel....
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    In Praise of Russians

    Like Rasputin, Alexey Navalny keeps coming back. His supporters are out in the freezing cold, wearing masks, which can't be comfortable, and being beaten. Yet they fight back as they can with...
  17. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Two more relatives of mine got covid. Despite...

    Two more relatives of mine got covid. Despite warnings from family members they insisted on vacationing in Florida and caught it there. They live in NC. They feel weak but at this point are not...
  18. Thread: Dave Ramsey

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    I grew up in a religious community and you...

    I grew up in a religious community and you absolutely would lose your job at any church owned entity for sex outside of marriage. You could also get in trouble for married sex. For instance, any...
  19. Thread: Conavirus......

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    If the shoe fits sanctimonious people can wear it.

    If the shoe fits sanctimonious people can wear it.
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

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    The downside is people who engage in 21st century...

    The downside is people who engage in 21st century McCarthyism will attack me - correction, more of them will attack me than currently are. You know the type - always right, claim they are heroes in...
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I wonder how you become a Russian troll. Seems...

    I wonder how you become a Russian troll. Seems like an easy second income stream. You can do it from home and pick your own hours. I wonder how much they make.
  22. Thread: January frugals

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    Not frugal - I went to make a recipe and the...

    Not frugal - I went to make a recipe and the green beans were spoiled. Previously it was the chives. This only shopping for groceries every other week is something I haven't nailed down yet.
  23. Interesting to read. What part of Texas are you...

    Interesting to read. What part of Texas are you in?
  24. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Today's news included images of people indoors...

    Today's news included images of people indoors crowded together buying lottery tickets (and not wearing masks if that matters to you). Earlier this week big caravans of unmasked migrants heading to...
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    Steel cut oats with vanilla almond milk, raisins,...

    Steel cut oats with vanilla almond milk, raisins, and cinema. No cheese.
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