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  1. Thread: FIRE

    by SteveinMN
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    Oh, I get that, at least at some level, everyone...

    Oh, I get that, at least at some level, everyone has to mind their own store (so to speak). When I was single I still had to keep my place clean, wash the dishes, and balance the checkbook (though...
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    (disclaimer: haven't read the book) I can tell...

    (disclaimer: haven't read the book) I can tell you that very few of the papers in that one file bring me joy. :~)
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    Apropos to this discussion: It’s Okay to Be a...

    Apropos to this discussion: It’s Okay to Be a Fair-Weather Sports Fan
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    I guess we're pretty lucky that the Saint Paul...

    I guess we're pretty lucky that the Saint Paul school district still offers a wide variety of classes in basic home repair, cooking, financial planning,... I even took a class in small-engine...
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    Wow, frugal-one! I'll be checking that one out! I...

    Wow, frugal-one! I'll be checking that one out! I hadn't heard of that gallery. $150 ain't walkin' around money but it's not much at all compared to what I'd have to pay someone to do it for us....
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    The Twin Cities has the major-league Minnesota...

    The Twin Cities has the major-league Minnesota Twins (of course) but they also have the Saint Paul Saints (okay, so the people who name baseball teams here are challenged...). The Saints are far more...
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    Nice! I did get to take shop in junior high and...

    Nice! I did get to take shop in junior high and enjoyed most of it. Not that I've made anything with wood beyond a shim for something else...

    I'd love to take a class in furniture refinishing. We...
  8. You're welcome, nswef! There is a reason "plug...

    You're welcome, nswef!

    There is a reason "plug and play" got corrupted to "plug and pray"...
  9. After last year's fiasco of a garden I decided...

    After last year's fiasco of a garden I decided I'm not putting in a vegetable garden this year. I'll save my time and energy for moving perennial beds (milkweed, primarily) and planting prairie...
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    I think financial institutions and governments...

    I think financial institutions and governments maintain a reputation for being conservative institutions (in the general sense of "conservative", not in the politically-charged sense the word has...
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    DSiL works at A Large Bank. In the three years he...

    DSiL works at A Large Bank. In the three years he has been with DD, he has been placed in three locations and changed jobs with them at least twice that I know of. A couple of visits ago he was...
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    Maybe there simply are degrees of uncertainty....

    Maybe there simply are degrees of uncertainty. You know you will get a new job; you just don't know exactly when. You know you will be living in a new(-to-you) place; you just don't know the exact...
  13. With the understanding that it might never come...

    With the understanding that it might never come about, waiting is fine. Of course, during that time you're also unable to use the printer...


    Unless the monitor does something really special...
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    My mom has turned to ordering groceries on-line...

    My mom has turned to ordering groceries on-line for home delivery because she doesn't want to ask her kids for supermarket trips and she doesn't have the stamina to negotiate the icy sidewalks left...
  15. My recent experiences with HP anything makes me...

    My recent experiences with HP anything makes me tremendously disinclined to recommend any of their products. I gave up on Epson when they started selling printers with "starter" (e.g.,...
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    Over the past year or so I've learned a lot about...

    Over the past year or so I've learned a lot about how the body utilizes glucose. Many (Type 2) diabetics can eat a small handful of berries or even a little melon (sweet but lots of water to dilute...
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    2000. Separated from my first wife and got to...

    2000.

    Separated from my first wife and got to engage in healthy adult relationships again. Had a chance to rethink a lot of things (almost everything!) I had just kind of assumed before then....
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    I don't think I've ever worn anything...

    I don't think I've ever worn anything "super-skinny" in my life... :confused: And any rips in my jeans are completely borne of function, not art.

    I do have normal blue jeans, however, and...
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    We have vinyl flooring in our kitchen. I did not...

    We have vinyl flooring in our kitchen. I did not want ceramic or stone (too hard on feet and dropped objects), I dislike intensely laminate floors (even when they're not looking like something...
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    This line made me think a little. Is "younger...

    This line made me think a little.

    Is "younger than my age" an arbitrary construction? When I was younger, my grandparents (admittedly from "the old countr(ies)") dressed differently than younger...
  21. Thread: Daily Bread

    by SteveinMN
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    Thank you, Williamsmith. It is good that you are...

    Thank you, Williamsmith. It is good that you are finding your own path. It is less than good, in my view, in that we cannot be along for the ride. But these discoveries are, IMHO, what the simple...
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    Finally bought the bike I've been shopping for...

    Finally bought the bike I've been shopping for over the last few months (never-ending winter here has not helped). I was down to two finalists at the local bike shop but I just didn't feel settled...
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    We have cable Internet and the minimum package of...

    We have cable Internet and the minimum package of channels (mostly broadcast and shopping) that our city forces Comcast to provide in exchange for their monopoly. And the only reason we have that is...
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    While storing electronically is a great way to...

    While storing electronically is a great way to save space (I'll save the issue of "uncluttered"; I've seen the contents of too many other people's hard drives :0!), the big challenge with electronic...
  25. Thread: Art project

    by SteveinMN
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    Art is incredibly subjective. What one person...

    Art is incredibly subjective. What one person loves will make another person ask "What the $&*#??". I have professional artist friends who have submitted essentially the same work to different...
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