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    Bitter pill to swallow... My county has had its...

    Bitter pill to swallow... My county has had its first COVID-19 fatality. In my state, the death count is 1,778.

    All the numbers seem to say we are still getting sicker.

    Personally, I...
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    I bought a 3" paring knife from Cutco. The blade...

    I bought a 3" paring knife from Cutco. The blade and handle are very good, and the company promises to replace the knife if am dissatisfied at any time. The cost was $70 as I recall. The mandatory...
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    A source of reporting on misinformation, voter...

    A source of reporting on misinformation, voter suppression, and possible voter intimidation http://www.propublica.org/electionland
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    I have been listening to an audio book by Bill...

    I have been listening to an audio book by Bill Bryson called The Mother Tongue He resoundingly shows that the English language is ever in flux. It is quirky what we call things. We want to be...
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    I looked at pictures from Jacksonville, Florida...

    I looked at pictures from Jacksonville, Florida this morning, the first day of early in-person voting in that state. The line-ups in Duval county caused voters to wait up to a half hour to enter the...
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    Adjusting to slower USPS mail delivery

    What changes are you making (and considering) in Personal Finance as a result of slower mail delivery?

    My past practice has been to pay my and DW's credit cards by check. I received the printed...
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    Snowed here yesterday and today. I have all...

    Snowed here yesterday and today.

    I have all the fall chores done, so this snow is not an inconvenience for me. I placed a scraper and brush in the Jeep for use over the winter.

    I am eager for...
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    Sister Ardeth Platte, R I P

    Anti-nuclear activist Dominican nun, Sister Ardeth possessed an instinct for justice. She will never be forgotten.
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    Pine needles increase soil acidity, and garlic...

    Pine needles increase soil acidity, and garlic does well in acidic soil.
    As a mulch over winter, pine needles do not compact under snow and ice, like leaves can. So spring shoots have an easy time...
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    Stewart Rhodes, representing a group called Oath...

    Stewart Rhodes, representing a group called Oath Keepers, told the Los Angeles Times that group members would be "out Election Day to protect people who are voting"... some would be carrying...
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    razz: I have deer around, and garlic is one of...

    razz:

    I have deer around, and garlic is one of the few garden items they leave alone. I have grown the Music variety in the past, and it was very good. I went from Music to Zemo, because it...
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    Time to plant garlic.

    Every year Columbus day is when I plant garlic to harvest the following summer. It was explained to me that in the cool days and cold nights of fall a garlic clove establishes a little root system...
  13. We plan to leave our lights out and not answer...

    We plan to leave our lights out and not answer the door if any treaters come knocking. I am considering leaving a pump bottle of hand sanitizer out on the door step.
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    Looks like the place has great potential. I hope...

    Looks like the place has great potential. I hope you will be happy there.

    I sleep well in a second storey bedroom. Coiled under the bed (and firmly tied to the bedframe) I have a webbing that I...
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    My portfolio is currently allocated: 57% Fixed...

    My portfolio is currently allocated:
    57% Fixed Income (Munis, Treasury I Bonds, money market fund, CDs, etc.)
    32% Long Risk (US stocks, foreign stocks, gold/silver metal and miners.)
    11% Short...
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    That sounds great, especially if your customers...

    That sounds great, especially if your customers drop apples and things like that! <wink>
    Congratulations!
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    I have been mulling over the question bae...

    I have been mulling over the question bae originally posted to start this thread. I understand that bae is a resident of Washington State, which has 12 electoral votes, legally bound to vote for the...
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    Yep, on a private-pay basis, one Green House I...

    Yep, on a private-pay basis, one Green House I talked to in Loveland CO seemed quite high-priced. I am also aware of Jamie's House in Washington State (east of the Cascade Mountains) which accepts...
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    That book was the first I heard of Green Houses. ...

    That book was the first I heard of Green Houses. I have since made a mental note of the locations of Green Houses, in case someone I know becomes too frail to take care of...
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    kale chips. Kale cut away from the center...

    kale chips.

    Kale cut away from the center rib, tossed in olive oil & salt, crisped for 20 minutes at 200F. They are crispier than they look.

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    Now that your ballot is cast...

    I would like to make this thread a place for fellow Simple Living Americans to express thoughts and feelings or perhaps share a story of the experience of voting in the elections set for November 3....
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    razz, It is part of a longer Celtic blessing,...

    razz,

    It is part of a longer Celtic blessing, which begins:
    "May there always be work for your hands to do..."

    A new home will involve some work! <wink>
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    This is exciting news. Good luck with...

    This is exciting news. Good luck with everything.

    "... May the sun always shine upon your window pane,
    May a rainbow be certain to follow every rain..."
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    Chet Baker, September Song

    Sharing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTMQxrKj7mU
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    I am reading (and taking my sweet time with...

    I am reading (and taking my sweet time with it...) Pico Iyer's Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

    My daily bicycle rides into the forest take me to displays of fall foliage. It is...
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