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    That slicker sounds so cool, catherine! My...

    That slicker sounds so cool, catherine!

    My grandmother had this awesome green velveteen coat with big covered buttons. I got the coat after she went into a care facility and my mom, aunt and...
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    Married myself, but several single friends have...

    Married myself, but several single friends have regaled me with tales of some of their first dates. It's interesting how some people can't hold it together for just a few hours. Then again, they...
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    LOL'd at this one. Having someone around...

    LOL'd at this one.



    Having someone around makes a big difference. Out of state sister and I both worry that the house will be broken into or vandalized one of these days. I decided that if...
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    Yes, she can make the decisions herself, it was...

    Yes, she can make the decisions herself, it was not set up to involve all 3 of us. I remember IL's story and it's why I have cautioned my sister not to do these fixes. There's no lien on the house...
  5. Just picked my last zucchini, due to unseasonably...

    Just picked my last zucchini, due to unseasonably warm weather, it went a lot longer this year. Usually dies out in September. Got it just before the first freeze a few days ago. Also picked...
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    Bumping for an update again. Now it's Fall when...

    Bumping for an update again. Now it's Fall when sister said she would get a move on doing the estate sale and still no action taken as far as I know. I say "as far as I know" because sister is not...
  7. Thread: October Purge

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    Getting rid of our old double bed and a 10 ft...

    Getting rid of our old double bed and a 10 ft metal ladder which I will not climb up anymore (it's fire detectors with 10 year batteries and painting with extension poles after this). Called local...
  8. I only write one check a year and that's for...

    I only write one check a year and that's for paying the annual rent on the community garden. I can pay my water bill online to the village but not the community garden rent to the same entity. ...
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    Another old timer remembering you as well...

    Another old timer remembering you as well (formerly Corrine in IL). Good to see you back and give an update!
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    Coworker came back from Colorado a week ago and...

    Coworker came back from Colorado a week ago and mentioned that it was pretty dry out there. Was in Durango area as well as Utah.
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    Bumping to respond to Tybee's post and say thanks...

    Bumping to respond to Tybee's post and say thanks for the heads up on estate sales. My sister had contacted one estate sale company a couple of months ago who advised not to throw anything out, you...
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    I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you on...

    I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you on your loss.
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    This is good to know. We have a fair number of...

    This is good to know. We have a fair number of antiques in the house as my mom was a collector for a number of years plus old furniture from grandparents. Hopefully the estate sale folks my sister...
  14. Thread: The Pacemaker

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    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people...

    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people brought this up. That they would remove the pacemaker, it was easy for them to see. Can't remember what they said about the hip replacement though.
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    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been...

    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been done already.

    After spending years decluttering my own home, I have become pretty ruthless about getting rid of stuff. It shocks DH sometimes. ...
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    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss...

    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss of your Mom. And thanks for sharing about what you are doing.

    Sister and I have gone through some photos and did a rough sort. Sister does not...
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    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate...

    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate sales. Sister is convinced a lot of stuff will sell in the estate sale. She's now second guessing our selling of 700 books to the book reseller last...
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    Bumping for an update. Things were going along...

    Bumping for an update. Things were going along and now it's come to a grinding halt.

    Over the winter, got a good part of the main floor of house cleared (junk, clothes, bedding mostly) except...
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    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access...

    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access the smoke detector on our second floor. So that's hauling the ladder from our garage, up two flights of stairs, set up the ladder, then I am on the...
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    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the...

    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the ceremony was beautifully done. I have a good feeling that things will work out fine for Meghan and Harry.

    St. George's Chapel is one of the places I...
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    What some people also don't realize, aside from...

    What some people also don't realize, aside from Honolulu being on a different island, is that the island of Hawaii is 93 miles across. It's not some tiny island that's going to get engulfed. DH was...
  22. My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily...

    My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily moved to a continuing care facility last summer after living alone for many years (condo) after my uncle died. She is still independent at this point...
  23. My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel,...

    My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel, Lladros and a few others. Also a doll collection. Neither me or my sisters want them. It wasn't so much that Mom thought they were valuable, it's that...
  24. Thread: February Purge

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    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting...

    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting stuff. Fabrics, patterns, templates, tons of yarn. All of it went to charity quilt and knitting groups in my area. Heck I even threw in some of my...
  25. My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's...

    My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's home after my Dad passed last fall, Mom has been gone for nearly 3 years. Mom and Dad not only kept everything, they kept grandparents' stuff (both...
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