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  1. Thread: Hiking

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    That is a gorgeous view! Cool video! It's funny...

    That is a gorgeous view! Cool video! It's funny to see greenery. Here's a picture of my latest hike on a local trail. It's called Story Walk, sponsored in part by the local library, so you can hike...
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    We were "meandering" (DH's favorite pastime)...

    We were "meandering" (DH's favorite pastime) yesterday to treat my cabin fever and the moon was absolutely beautiful, but getting an almost-Wolf moon was all we were going to get up here. It's very...
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    My son called me to tell me about that segment:...

    My son called me to tell me about that segment: I've been a lifelong "fan" of Anne Frank. I read her diary when I was about 12, and it made an incredible impact on me. That's when I started my own...
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    Yes. My major categories are (which I set up...

    Yes.

    My major categories are (which I set up in mere minutes) are:

    Personal Needs (with about 10 subcategories under that)
    Personal Wants (same--about 10 subcategories)
    [my company]...
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    I like that. Sunk costs. Definitely spiritually...

    I like that. Sunk costs. Definitely spiritually up there with "non-attachment"--the economic equivalent of "Let it Be." I'll have to meditate on it, and then go rip up the little piece of paper I...
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    Oh, yes. A lot. But too much chocolate would...

    Oh, yes. A lot.

    But too much chocolate would be the least of it.
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    You motivated me to go back and check my...

    You motivated me to go back and check my inspection report, and it didn't say anything about the woodstove in it, but it said the chimney had some creosote, but subsequent to that we had the chimney...
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    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!

    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!
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    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.

    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.
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    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult...

    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult for him to leave her to come to the US to shoot those later episodes. For that reason, he is not in Season Six and I'll be interested in seeing how...
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    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it...

    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it down. We just don't have the room. That's one reason I love Alexa! You don't have to store turntables, CD players, or vinyls. Keeping it minimal is...
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    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy,...

    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy, but I'm delighted for apps to do the work for me. I pay about $10/month and I can get anything at all on Alexa. I have an Apple Music library with all...
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    Baby, It's Cold Outside

    We're experiencing a cold snap. It was -9 this morning, but we're up to 0 degrees. 70% of our heat comes from our wood stove. The rest is from electric, and we insulate as best we can by keeping our...
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    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think...

    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think most women in the 50s and 60s were that. (jp, your stories of your mother really hit home). This is how it went down for my mother and MIL:

    My MIL:...
  15. That's my bet. Although it looks like it may have...

    That's my bet. Although it looks like it may have already been through some changes throughout the years. Yet, the front door, the hallway chandelier, and the kitchen built-ins may be close to...
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    I'm totally with you. I'm OCD about tracking...

    I'm totally with you. I'm OCD about tracking expenses. If you're like me, I think YNAB will work for you.
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    As you know I'm also self-employed, and I never...

    As you know I'm also self-employed, and I never was able to get Quicken to do what I wanted either, really. I have very few business expenditures, other than software I use for interviews and stuff....
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    Exactly what do you need a program to do for you?

    Exactly what do you need a program to do for you?
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    I am obsessed with Billions now. The characters...

    I am obsessed with Billions now. The characters and the actors are amazing. I resist binge-watching because I don't want to run out of episodes.



    Billions has a pretty impressive list of...
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    IL, feel better! Take care of yourselves!

    IL, feel better! Take care of yourselves!
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    Oh, so sorry about your tenant, Rob.

    Oh, so sorry about your tenant, Rob.
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    Yes, cutting back perennial flowers is way...

    Yes, cutting back perennial flowers is way different than pruning a tree.



    Magnolia Tree Pruning Although pruning magnolia trees is not necessary, young trees can be shaped as they grow....
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    Yes, it looks like your neighbor went to town on...

    Yes, it looks like your neighbor went to town on that tree. Magnolias are beautiful--I hope it comes back.
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    Terms of Endearment is rough. Also, I remember...

    Terms of Endearment is rough. Also, I remember watching Dad with Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson and Olympia Dukakis. My son, who was probably about 10 at the time was watching it with me, and at the end he...
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    I think someone mentioned Braiding Sweetgrass by...

    I think someone mentioned Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer in the 2021 thread. DH gave me a copy for Christmas, and I just started it last night. I know I'm going to like this book.
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