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    Just finished today, "A Man Called Ove" by...

    Just finished today, "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. I found it a good read. I can totally relate to the main character's grumpiness! Yet in his own way Ove was full love and compassion. I...
  2. Thread: Frugal luxuries

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    Our friends opened a new "Crumbl Cookie"...

    Our friends opened a new "Crumbl Cookie" franchise which has been a big hit, a bright spot during the pandemic, we have shown our support. ;)
  3. Thread: Cute towns

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    I would add Sisters Oregon. Beautiful drive from...

    I would add Sisters Oregon. Beautiful drive from the Valley to get there. All the buildings have the old west theme. Central Oregon is the gem area of the State of Oregon in my opinion. Tall...
  4. Thread: May Purge

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    I saw that the local St. Vincient DePaul was back...

    I saw that the local St. Vincient DePaul was back open for business and saw their back donation doors open. So I loaded up the car and headed down. Yah, the back donation door was open, but also...
  5. Thread: Cashmere

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    I can't even think of cashmere without recalling...

    I can't even think of cashmere without recalling the hilarious Seinfeld episode...but I digress.:laff:
  6. I imagine if we keep up with the social...

    I imagine if we keep up with the social distancing, hand washing, reduce face touching and wearing face masks we will severely decrease the common cold/flu this next year.

    I must admit not...
  7. Thread: Sleeping apart

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    Sleeping apart

    I get up early - 5:00 am on weekdays. My dw is retired, a night owl. Often falls asleep on the couch. Before when she would finally come to bed - any time after
    1:00 am, no matter how quiet she...
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    Just finished "All the Light I Cannot See" ...

    Just finished "All the Light I Cannot See" Excellent book. Decided to finish "Saints - The Standard of Truth 1815-1846" An early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The...
  9. Thread: May Purge

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    Re-organized the pantry shelves in garage, next...

    Re-organized the pantry shelves in garage, next to our back door. Toss outdated food stuffs. We waste way too much food. In front of the shelves had lots of smaller boxes dw was saving for? I...
  10. Thread: May Purge

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    When I drove by St. Vinnie's today I saw lots of...

    When I drove by St. Vinnie's today I saw lots of cars there, maybe it has re-opened? I don't know of any donation boxes in our area. I think they had issues with people either using it to dump...
  11. Thread: May Purge

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    All our local donation centers are closed due to...

    All our local donation centers are closed due to the virus. It took the wind out of my sails for some major purging this month. I have several boxes already in the garage that I took down to...
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    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Great book!

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Great book!
  13. Thread: May Purge

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    May Purge

    I didn't see a May Purge, so I will get it started!

    In our spare bedroom we have a walk-in closet that we have has always referred to as the "library". Simply because it has our main tall book...
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    While I don't go that often, we love Chipotle. I...

    While I don't go that often, we love Chipotle. I order the exact same thing as you do - except not the hot salsa. I too think their food issues are behind them.
    They make the very best guacamole.
  15. Thread: Stimulus Check

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    Prudent me took over - paid all our bills,...

    Prudent me took over - paid all our bills, balance of our property tax and some auto insurance due next month - with a little play money left over! Once again we are debt free and didn't have to dip...
  16. Folder. If you tear off a couple squares and...

    Folder. If you tear off a couple squares and then put the next square going the opposite direction the sum total become much stronger. Requiring fewer total squares. Whahahahaha can't believe I...
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    Just started Anthony Doerr's All the Light We...

    Just started Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, while I have just started it, I like his style of writing.
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    Just finished reading Every Living Thing - oldie...

    Just finished reading Every Living Thing - oldie from James Herriot and now I want to go to the book store and just browse...but it is CLOSED :-( Sure I can do it online, but I really like to go...
  19. Take better inventory of our household items and...

    Take better inventory of our household items and food - like have spaghetti sauce, but maybe not enough noodles, etc.

    Have masks on hand. I was thinking there are many emergencies that masks may...
  20. Thread: Stimulus Check

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    Prudent me - would pay off all our bills + have a...

    Prudent me - would pay off all our bills + have a little extra left over.

    Stimulus me - buy some furniture for the patio, small table top barbecue, air fare to east coast for this fall to visit dd...
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    Just watched "Skid Row Marathon" again - this...

    Just watched "Skid Row Marathon" again - this time for free on Vudu. Great feel good documentary.
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvMQVELZpx4

    “One horrendous act does not define a...
  22. Thread: Crisis burnout

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    She said her first impression after everything...

    She said her first impression after everything settled down was that she wanted to eat! Fortunately she is thin and can afford that luxury. I look as though I have been though many crisis if you...
  23. Thread: Corona Testing

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    Our county people said delays due to locations of...

    Our county people said delays due to locations of the test facilities and chemical shortages used to conduct the tests. I have an associate who is now working at home. Wife has had an elevated...
  24. Thread: Crisis burnout

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    Crisis burnout

    I have a family member who lives north of Salt Lake City where they had a 5.7 earthquake. They previously had lived in Southern CA, so they are no strangers to earth quakes. Though she said this...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. James has such a...

    Thanks for the suggestion. James has such a great way of describing his patients and their owners! Cracks me up.
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