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    My son went out to Olympia to transfer to...

    My son went out to Olympia to transfer to Evergreen after one semester at SUNY. It was so laid back he never even got motivated enough to enroll and dropped out completely. Oh well.
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    I think this is all working out exactly as it...

    I think this is all working out exactly as it should, and your happiness will just keep increasing! Wonderful going with the flow!
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    Me too! Lots of nice silver settings from India...

    Me too! Lots of nice silver settings from India now.
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    Happy, I am going to make it into a ring that I...

    Happy, I am going to make it into a ring that I will wear for a few years, then pass on to my granddaughters, as I want to give them each a nice ring when they turn 15, like my grandmother did. Here...
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    Rosa, I was just glad that this jeweler thought...

    Rosa, I was just glad that this jeweler thought it was a nice stone. Mom would buy old jewelery and then put cz's in them, and I like the idea of a white sapphire. I also just bought an aquamarine...
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    Found a jeweler to reset a ring mom gave me that...

    Found a jeweler to reset a ring mom gave me that had a cz in it. Am changing it to a white sapphire I bought online for around a hundred dollars. Jeweler is charging 35 dollars to reset the stone,...
  7. Alan, I am praying for you guys, take care.

    Alan, I am praying for you guys, take care.
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    Actually, it moved across country the other...

    Actually, it moved across country the other direction. My piano is still out of state. The nephew got an amazing piano, and my husband wanted him to have it, so that's cool.
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    I like to give out Christmas cards that are...

    I like to give out Christmas cards that are pretty or regional. Not personal, though. This year I found some great ones of a lobster boat with a wreath and twinkling lights, for 2.99 at Reny's.
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    I realize we are kind of giving stuff out now to...

    I realize we are kind of giving stuff out now to a limited extent. My husband gave his nephew his 20,000 dollar piano.
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    I told my kids to tell me now what they want so I...

    I told my kids to tell me now what they want so I can label it and consider to given down the road.

    One son wants an antique cupboard and a coffee table, and one son liked a painting and some...
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    Thank you, herbgeek, your post about the entitled...

    Thank you, herbgeek, your post about the entitled brothers really hit home; that is exactly what is going on here. He feels it is all his, as oldest son. He feels I am not entitled to anything. I...
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    I've deleted several posts about this situation...

    I've deleted several posts about this situation because this is a public space.

    Suffice it to say I have good reasons to feel nervous about this person, and sad about the situation, and really sad...
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    Love the card, Tradd! yesterday we bought our...

    Love the card, Tradd!
    yesterday we bought our first Starbucks cards--that's what we tend to give.
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    I did. They moved up here, a thousand miles from...

    I did. They moved up here, a thousand miles from their house, and it has been sitting there untouched for 3 years now. I do want to have the chance to take things that I want, but I have not had...
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    You have asked some great questions here. I need...

    You have asked some great questions here. I need to think about these things and will try to comment after I have done so.
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    You have been doing so much--yes, it's kind of...

    You have been doing so much--yes, it's kind of only possible to do it right if you are within a couple of hours drive.
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    herbgeek, it sounds like you are doing a great...

    herbgeek, it sounds like you are doing a great job together--is your parents' house local to you? That would make this a lot easier, and is definitely part of our problem. The nearest of us are a...
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    My mother's new conservator is getting 1 percent...

    My mother's new conservator is getting 1 percent of her assets annually. Not just the invested ones, but real estate, too.
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    Thank you, Yppej. You're right, I find I am...

    Thank you, Yppej. You're right, I find I am holding my breath, even right now.
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    Mom's trial completed and all the...

    Mom's trial completed and all the guardianships/conservatorships set up.

    Now the problem is a large house out of state that must be emptied and sold.
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    I think if someone is as clueless with money as...

    I think if someone is as clueless with money as your friend seems to be, a hundred dollars a month would be well spent if they could learn and get on track with help. That's like four 25 dollars a...
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    Rob, my heart goes out to that lady you talked to...

    Rob, my heart goes out to that lady you talked to in Mexico. What a sad life. I wish the social response was "what can we do to educate people, to give people opportunities to work, how can we help...
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    If you want to go expensive the ICU brand is...

    If you want to go expensive the ICU brand is fantastic--you can get them at Whole Foods. But they are an occasional treat,but then they might last a lot longer.
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    I use the ones at the Goodwill, or order a five...

    I use the ones at the Goodwill, or order a five pack from Amazon for about 15.
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