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    Well, you ARE in Texas. I wonder if it's more...

    Well, you ARE in Texas. I wonder if it's more intense there than, say, here in my area where I don't hear about this kind of competition at all.
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    Have been watching the Ken Burns doc on Muhammad...

    Have been watching the Ken Burns doc on Muhammad Ali. Insightful.
  3. Thread: Red Oak Tree

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    What a wonderful tree! Worth protecting, for sure!

    What a wonderful tree! Worth protecting, for sure!
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    Yes, it's a bit light and chick-lit-y for me so...

    Yes, it's a bit light and chick-lit-y for me so far, but it was the choice of a book club I've been invited to. so.....

    On another note, I am also reading a fascinating non-fiction account called,...
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    A novel, the first one I've read in many moons,...

    A novel, the first one I've read in many moons, "The Last Bookshop in London."
  6. Thread: Red Onions

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    Love red onions too! I quick-pickle them...

    Love red onions too! I quick-pickle them sometimes to add to salad. Would be great on a sandwich, too. Think smorgasbord: fish, rye, onion, dill.
  7. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Welcome from dry and crispy Washington State!

    Welcome from dry and crispy Washington State!
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    Love it!

    Love it!
  9. Thread: September Purge

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    Someone gifted me one of those bowl cozies and...

    Someone gifted me one of those bowl cozies and she told me it has an insulated oven-proof lining inside, used in hotpads, etc. So, safe for the microwave.
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    Rats, mice. Fast boats (as a passenger) Riding...

    Rats, mice.
    Fast boats (as a passenger)
    Riding as a passenger when certain people are driving.
    Becoming poor, as in losing SSI, pension, beyond my control (govt or political reasons)

    I've never...
  11. Thread: September Purge

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    Culled old books yesterday. Bound for the local...

    Culled old books yesterday. Bound for the local thrift.

    Funny, as I was culling I found my old Kindle Fire. It's so old that the trade-in is only $5. BUT it is still working and I can still...
  12. Thread: September Purge

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    Yesterday I took 4 bags of towels to the local...

    Yesterday I took 4 bags of towels to the local shelter. How many blessed towels does one couple need?!
    Also purged my cookbook collection. I have a 2-shelf bookshelf which was full and had a...
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    Ha, I thought it was some riff on My Morning...

    Ha, I thought it was some riff on My Morning Jacket.

    Catherine, sorry about your stump. I get you.
  14. Thread: Found hewing axe

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    There is a show on the DIY Network, Barnwood...

    There is a show on the DIY Network, Barnwood Builders, where they bring down old log barns and buildings (many from the early 1800s) which would just fall apart and decay, but they save the logs and...
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    Sounds joyous, Happystuff! Glad for you!

    Sounds joyous, Happystuff! Glad for you!
  17. Thread: August Purge

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    Today is our city's bulk recycling day. We're...

    Today is our city's bulk recycling day. We're getting rid of some block foam, 2 table leaves to a table we no longer have, an old microwave and an old grill that doesn't function.

    Yesterday I...
  18. Thread: August Purge

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    I've pretty much done the same thing. Only...

    I've pretty much done the same thing. Only growing herbs and tomatoes now. Just not worth all the time and energy. I keep my herb pots close to the house so I can just run out and snip some quickly...
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    Not in my case, it isn't. :D But no, I see...

    Not in my case, it isn't. :D But no, I see mid-range labels posted. Of course, the higher end, the more you can ask for. They give a recommended range.
  20. Thread: Accepting Defeat

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    I have many days like you're describing, Yppej....

    I have many days like you're describing, Yppej. Happily, they do pass. I have lost a daughter, too, to estrangement, her choice. With time and therapy it has become more bearable.

    I like your idea...
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    Ha, that makes me think of all the concerts I...

    Ha, that makes me think of all the concerts I went to back in the late 60's-early 70s. The first concert I attended was Iron Butterfly (Inna Gadda Da Vida, Baby) who were opened by Blues Image (Ride,...
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    Threw out a small-ish box of old cosmetics and...

    Threw out a small-ish box of old cosmetics and bath stuff. Today I have spent about 4 hours sorting, photographing, (& uploading, editing) office attire from my closet to sell on Poshmark. Already...
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    Pinkytoe, I know exactly how you're feeling. That...

    Pinkytoe, I know exactly how you're feeling. That was us last summer. Not only the fires in southern Oregon and California, but the Columbia River Gorge was on fire too. It was otherworldly-looking...
  24. Thread: Aging Mother

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    Terry, that's so awful the way your aunt was...

    Terry, that's so awful the way your aunt was "cared for" in her last days. Unconscionable. I'm so sorry for your family. Must feel terrible.
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    AND you ran water from the tap!!!! My...

    AND you ran water from the tap!!!! My granddaughter was flummoxed by our refrigerator which didn't dispense water OR ice cubes!
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