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    We are traveling on an overnight to Maine for our...

    We are traveling on an overnight to Maine for our daughter's shower, and my son is trying to talk us into traveling to Southern VT for his brother's 40th birthday in late August, and we'll be back in...
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    Thank you!! This is helpful! These fabrics aren't...

    Thank you!! This is helpful! These fabrics aren't cheap but I know nothing about them and I don't want to make an expensive mistake!
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    We're doing contact tracing in VT, too.

    We're doing contact tracing in VT, too.
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    So, DD and I had a work session last night. We...

    So, DD and I had a work session last night. We sketched the design, and chose the fabrics from a pile of swatches she bought from Mood (Project Runway reference--it was so cool getting the swatches...
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    I agree with Terry, that marriage is a...

    I agree with Terry, that marriage is a partnership. It's not a dictatorship. If you are going out to dinner with a friend you both agree on a restaurant. You don't dictate which restaurant you want. ...
  6. Thread: Daily Chat

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    As this chat thread started with a wounded animal...

    As this chat thread started with a wounded animal story (so sorry about the abuse your dogs took from that nasty feral cat, Geila!), here's another.

    The other day, my son saw a small bird near his...
  7. Thread: Iced or Hot?

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    I love both hot and cold tea and coffee. I'm...

    I love both hot and cold tea and coffee. I'm particularly partial to my cup of hot coffee in the morning, though.

    As for cold brewed tea, I use about 3-4 teabags in a 1 qt pitcher. I put ice cubes...
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    I gave my notice at my corporate job 12 years ago...

    I gave my notice at my corporate job 12 years ago after I started crying at my desk (and I'm not a crier). I went independent and I've been happy ever since. It does take a leap of faith, but beyond...
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    Really??? I thought he was a teetotaler,...

    Really??? I thought he was a teetotaler, partially influenced by his alcoholic brother's death.
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    Me, too! I have read that front-loaders are more...

    Me, too! I have read that front-loaders are more efficient at tossing the clothes, but I thought that was a marketing gimmick.
  11. That is definitely a different situation than my...

    That is definitely a different situation than my MIL. My MIL might have been feisty, but she was fiercely independent and had all her mental faculties until the day she died.
  12. Tybee, your situation would demand TWICE as much...

    Tybee, your situation would demand TWICE as much of your time and labor, with two parents involved. That is a lot. And your point about the carer expense--that is a crazy amount of money.
  13. My husband did a lot of video production work for...

    My husband did a lot of video production work for AARP, and one of the promotional videos was to lobby to the State for funding for home care as opposed to nursing home/AL care, the rationale being...
  14. I'm not saying it's a one-size-fits-all...

    I'm not saying it's a one-size-fits-all situation. As I said, there are very good reasons for finding good care in AL or nursing homes. I just feel it's taken for granted these days that we plan for...
  15. I would like to see more of that. Yes, it is...

    I would like to see more of that. Yes, it is often a burden on the family housing an elderly person, but if you can do it, and if the elderly person has limited physical and cognitive disabilities, I...
  16. Thread: Worst Dream

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    I've had years of recurring dreams where I've...

    I've had years of recurring dreams where I've missed a plane or a boat or train. I've had someplace important to be and it I just can't get there and it's a disastrous situation. I've always wondered...
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    OMG, gorgeous, Tybee!! So glad you had that...

    OMG, gorgeous, Tybee!! So glad you had that experience.
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    Yes, you are correct, Tybee. That was my...

    Yes, you are correct, Tybee. That was my intention. Jane, by all means, revel in your leaky cottage with a water view! I definitely can also see myself in The Secret Garden--but only the the secret...
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    Haha! That's great! I actually hear (from...

    Haha! That's great!

    I actually hear (from not-necessarily-reputable sources) that he's doing it to siphon votes from Biden and help Trump win. He is known to be a Trump fan.
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    My neighbors set off quite a display, and...

    My neighbors set off quite a display, and interestingly, they were in the foreground, and in the background across the lake in New York the various city fireworks were also visible from our lawn so...
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    Be The Book You Want to See in the World

    Take-off on "be the change"...

    If you could be a BOOK that represents the life you would want for yourself, what book would that be?

    For me, while it would be a RADICAL change and I can't hope...
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    Really??? Wow, I must be becoming a Vermonter! ...

    Really??? Wow, I must be becoming a Vermonter! The water was chilly when I jumped in, but it was fine after the first couple of minutes. To be honest, the 61 degrees must be an average temp of the...
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    I spend nearly all my time at home. Very, very...

    I spend nearly all my time at home. Very, very little time in AC'd places. My own home has no AC. I can't even think of where I might go--I go maybe once a week to the big supermarket, and I do...
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    I'm with you, Tybee. I don't know how Lake...

    I'm with you, Tybee. I don't know how Lake Michigan compares with Lake Champlain, but I've already swum in the lake off the boat this summer. It was great. Since moving up here, swimming in the lake...
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    I agree.. And Angela Lansbury on Broadway was...

    I agree.. And Angela Lansbury on Broadway was great as Mame, too!
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