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  1. My brother and I are in the process of selling my...

    My brother and I are in the process of selling my dad's house, which is also where we mostly grew up. I'm feeling lucky that we are very much on the same page: neither of us is emotionally attached...
  2. almost entirely email occasional phone calls...

    almost entirely email
    occasional phone calls
    text and in-person meetings with friends who are neighbors
  3. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Also, I thought that the Clinton impeachment did...

    Also, I thought that the Clinton impeachment did have witnesses, although they "testified" via excerpts of sworn video depositions that were conducted during the Senate proceedings.

    This time...
  4. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I consider the failure of the impeachment in the...

    I consider the failure of the impeachment in the Senate a foregone conclusion -- partly because of the Republican numbers there but I also feel like the Democrats mishandled the impeachment effort in...
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    After getting divorced I felt ready to start...

    After getting divorced I felt ready to start dating again but dreaded the entire idea of online dating sites. I decided to try some self-help, so I emailed this guy I knew from college but had not...
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    Am I wrong in thinking about this as about the...

    Am I wrong in thinking about this as about the same level of scariness as the flu? It kind of makes me feel better to think about it that way because, even though the flu is no joke, I don't spend...
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    I am wondering in the co-housing situation, is...

    I am wondering in the co-housing situation, is this just for when one is still independent and doesn't need any sort of care or major extra help? One woman in the original article is quoted as...
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    This is in the news again today: Four in 10...

    This is in the news again today:

    Four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that could be quickly paid off, a new...
  9. I interpreted the comment about treating them...

    I interpreted the comment about treating them like a toddler as more a suggestion as to how one can possibly maintain a loving and patient attitude.
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    Wonderful, thanks for letting us know what you...

    Wonderful, thanks for letting us know what you wound up doing! Sounds like a great trip.
  11. Thread: Cholesterol

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    sweetana - do you mind if I ask, what type of...

    sweetana - do you mind if I ask, what type of scan did you have that shows there is no plaque? I thought that the only way to find this out was the stress/treadmill test followed by some sort of...
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    To Posters who are talking about using a trust to...

    To Posters who are talking about using a trust to simplify things -- you mean you already put all your assets in a trust NOW, while you are alive, right?

    Because, if your Will instructs that...
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    I did not realize World Made By Hand is a series!...

    I did not realize World Made By Hand is a series! Thanks for mentioning, I'll have to get the others.
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    L.O.V.E. "L is for the way you look at me, O is...

    L.O.V.E. "L is for the way you look at me, O is for the only one I see, etc." -- there are many versions and not sure who wrote it but the recording I like best is by Nat King Cole. It is catchy,...
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    I have not read Alas, Babylon but if you like the...

    I have not read Alas, Babylon but if you like the post-apocalyptic genre, I can suggest Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood (part of a trilogy), Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and World Made By Hand...
  16. These situations are so hard. It seems to be a...

    These situations are so hard. It seems to be a common problem that people refuse to make any changes until some sort of emergency event happens (broken hip, fall, fire, accidental meds overdose,...
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    Thanks for the great suggestions! I have mostly...

    Thanks for the great suggestions! I have mostly tried sandwiches previously but there has been a rebellion against PB&J (which is not much of a dinner anyway) and I'm trying to avoid "processed...
  18. Data Breach - Free Credit Monitoring Services

    I have been notified that my information has been a part of at least two "data breaches," one due to previous federal employment and one from former private health insurer Anthem. The information...
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    Years-long divorce-related financial hemorrhaging...

    Years-long divorce-related financial hemorrhaging has finally stopped with recent year-end completion of divorce. Yahoo! I think there will be one more monthly bill from my lawyer but the worst is...
  20. Thread: Cards?

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    In our family I had a bunch of elderly great...

    In our family I had a bunch of elderly great aunts from Germany who always played a game they called "Misery." I have never heard of anyone else knowing about this game, but upon googling it, I see...
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    Better suggestions for dinner "on the run"?

    Due to my kids' after school sports, on at least three nights per week we do not get home until either 7:45 or 8:45. They can't wait that late to eat dinner. As a result, it seems like we are...
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    I went to a Blue Christmas/Longest Night service...

    I went to a Blue Christmas/Longest Night service at church, which I had never heard of before. Has anyone else heard of it? It was billed as "a time of silence, meditation and music where those who...
  23. I have always been more of a reader/lurker than...

    I have always been more of a reader/lurker than an active poster but I was on the old forum too, can't remember what year I joined though. I think my old name was doglover.

    Btw, I just feel like...
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    Have you considered "WWOOFING"? ...

    Have you considered "WWOOFING"? https://wwoofinternational.org/how-it-works/ It is essentially volunteering on an organic farm 4-6 hours a day in exchange for room and board. Some friends told me...
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    Oven Cleaning Tips?

    What do you use to clean your oven? Many years ago, I used those oven cleaning sprays, but they seem so toxic . . .

    Current oven is "self-cleaning" but appliance guy recommended not to use the...
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