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    If the purpose is to jump start the economy, I...

    If the purpose is to jump start the economy, I think instead of checks, prepaid debit cards with a specific expiration should be issued. Else, well off people (people with means and/or people who...
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    Yikes Tradd, that sucks. and what a...

    Yikes Tradd, that sucks. <sarcasm> and what a generous severance package.
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    Ugh. Sorry Tybee. That really sucks.

    Ugh. Sorry Tybee. That really sucks.
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    Just a thought here. You're on Spring Break. Is...

    Just a thought here. You're on Spring Break. Is there any school requirement that you be available during that time to respond to students? If you had taken a vacation during this time, would you...
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    I'm doing the spring cleaning that I never...

    I'm doing the spring cleaning that I never actually get to, because once the weather gets nice I want to be outside playing in the dirt. Yesterday it was doing a deep clean of the finished part of...
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    The only additional precaution we've done to date...

    The only additional precaution we've done to date is to keep shoes on the enclosed porch instead of on a tray in the kitchen. We never wore shoes in the house anyways. I do think its time to wash...
  7. Thread: Making bread

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    Have a bread machine I never use. I mostly make...

    Have a bread machine I never use. I mostly make no knead bread, but occasionally make pain de mie in my food processor (and let rise in a bowl before putting it into the pain de mie pan). I make...
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    I think rather than posting yet another thread...

    I think rather than posting yet another thread about the same subject, it might be nice to answer some of the questions folks have asked you.
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    Hmmm that's a good question. I retired mid last...

    Hmmm that's a good question. I retired mid last year, so already had taxes taken out. Not sure what we will do going forward. My expense number didn't include taxes but it likely should have.
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    I looked at 25 times my annual expenses as my...

    I looked at 25 times my annual expenses as my "enough" number, and I have a little bit more than that as a buffer. That's assuming there's no social security, but of course since my spouse is 66, it...
  11. Thread: Inheritances

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    Thank you all on the condolences. Its been a...

    Thank you all on the condolences. Its been a slog for the last couple of months juggling our lives to provide care. Still up in the air what to do about Mom. Mom is saying at this moment she wants...
  12. Thread: Inheritances

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    Given that my father died yesterday, this is...

    Given that my father died yesterday, this is freshly on my mind. One of my brothers, the one who was given the most, has a grievance that he's owed my parents money. My dad went and wrote my sister...
  13. Thread: Life rhythm

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    When I retired last May, I wanted 6 months or so...

    When I retired last May, I wanted 6 months or so to decompress, and I did. I was thinking about some bigger projects for this year, but then my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, and life has...
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    Poll: I'm not that crazy about any of them. I'd like...

    I'm not that crazy about any of them. I'd like to see a logo that moves upward to the right rather than just straight to the right if you are trying to stress improvement/climbing the ladder. A...
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    I'm clearing out some books, and going through my...

    I'm clearing out some books, and going through my 3 Tightwad Gazette volumes right now. So so much of it is just so dated and no longer applicable. I have like one recipe per volume I want to keep...
  16. Thread: Next Steps

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    I have a minisplit on our "porch" which is...

    I have a minisplit on our "porch" which is actually a 3 season room. Since this was added on, there was no easy way to tie it into our existing oil heat. We went a year with no heat out there and...
  17. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I think Rapey McBeer refers to supreme court...

    I think Rapey McBeer refers to supreme court justice Kavanaugh.
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    Simple living for me, is an intentional set of...

    Simple living for me, is an intentional set of choices. I have chosen not to live a more consumerist life (although I have more material goods than I think a true simple liver would). I have what I...
  19. Favorite low cost: Good and Cheap- eat well on...

    Favorite low cost: Good and Cheap- eat well on $4/day; Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson -I like this one in particular because she has a whole system of doing certain tasks once per week...
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    I just want to say how much I appreciate your...

    I just want to say how much I appreciate your honesty and vulnerability, and how listening to your words helps me in my every day life. I am currently in a difficult family situation (90 year old...
  21. I'm getting up the same time I did when I worked....

    I'm getting up the same time I did when I worked. So many of years of doing that, and its just habit. And that time is 5 ish. Sleeping in means 5:30.

    No alarms, just when hubby wakes. I wake...
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    Stand up on the phone interview, even though they...

    Stand up on the phone interview, even though they can't see you. It will really make a difference in how your voice comes across.

    Think of, and write down a few stories from your past that...
  23. Thread: Labyrinth

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    I did very briefly, as part of an herbal...

    I did very briefly, as part of an herbal conference. The organizer already had the layout in mind and marked when the corners were, and we filled in the rest with sand or dried grass. This was...
  24. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I don't remember Henry Hyde saying he was going...

    I don't remember Henry Hyde saying he was going to ignore testimony and coordinate with Bill Clinton and acquit him before the proceedings started.
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    I don't plan to be here for later old age. I...

    I don't plan to be here for later old age. I need an area that doesn't necessarily have to be walk-able (although that would be nice) but will need to have readily accesible public transportation. ...
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