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  1. This was my cousin and her family. They set up...

    This was my cousin and her family. They set up the turkey and some crockpots, then went out to volunteer serving dinner at a homeless shelter.
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    To the bolded: that is really the heart of the...

    To the bolded: that is really the heart of the matter. What's interesting is that while my parents were upset over my moving away and this attitude undoubtedly affected my sisters, however, at the...
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    There is really nothing in the house that I want...

    There is really nothing in the house that I want or am especially looking for. I myself would have no problem having her take care of it, or even selling things and keeping the proceeds, especially...
  4. I think it's nice she wants to help, however,...

    I think it's nice she wants to help, however, it's a level that is bothering you. At the same time, you want to cultivate a good relationship with her so not inviting her into your home is not...
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    Bumping up for an update and some ranting: Dad...

    Bumping up for an update and some ranting: Dad has now been moved out of the home and is currently in a rehab facility while undergoing cancer treatment. His time at rehab will be over as of this...
  6. I am sorry to see them go, though I never bought...

    I am sorry to see them go, though I never bought from them, I remember poring over their catalogs. They were too far out of my price range though I was tempted to purchase from them at times. At...
  7. Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. ...

    Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. Nothing really dramatic but just a "why did I bother doing this" sort of thing on my part. Can't remember specifics of the job requirements anymore, just...
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    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as...

    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as well.
  9. Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make...

    Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make these kinds of demands / expectations known immediately, focusing on all that you are supposed to do for them as opposed to showing what they can do for...
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    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister...

    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister and BIL got legally married two weeks before their church wedding. It was kept under wraps because they didn't want grief from guests over this very...
  11. Thread: Clutter Is...

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    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely...

    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely of comic books. For the most part, I have been fine with it though it but it did pose some challenges whenever we moved as well back when we were...
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    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no...

    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no major cleaning out of stuff has occurred since my original post. The only kind of cleaning I have been willing to do is the standard upkeep with the...
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    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and...

    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and daughter-in-law are safe. Sounds like they are already planning on how to regroup and come back from this.
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    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though...

    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though I am sorry to hear that you had to find her. She did get what she wanted in the end, staying in her own home and it sounds like she did not suffer. ...
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    Just months before meeting DH, in my final...

    Just months before meeting DH, in my final semester of college, my mother dropped hints about a guy 25 years old, whose own mother took an interest that I might be a better match than the 15 year old...
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    We add every time we plant. We don't garden all...

    We add every time we plant. We don't garden all year so in the spring after the community plots have been tilled, we add compost to the areas we are planting. For the most part we plant directly in...
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    I don't think so, but my cousins have maintained...

    I don't think so, but my cousins have maintained all my uncle's correspondence from WWII, they have every single letter.

    He didn't talk about his wartime experiences until very late in life, he...
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    We got into gardening in 2009 and have maintained...

    We got into gardening in 2009 and have maintained a plot in our community garden. One thing we learned, is that first time gardeners definitely do not save money just with having buy tools and...
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    Dad just turned 90 yesterday, his sister is 91. ...

    Dad just turned 90 yesterday, his sister is 91. They still remember things from bygone years, not just family history but how the world was at various times over the decades. My uncle who served...
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    Organization helps, but so does openness. ...

    Organization helps, but so does openness.

    Siblings and I found out a couple of years ago, during my mother's final illness, how much was unplanned in spite of hearing from them, my Mom...
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    Sister's MIL found out after her Dad's death that...

    Sister's MIL found out after her Dad's death that not only was he married before, he had a whole family that everyone was in the dark about, including the mom. Other family discovered their Dad's...
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    In doing some cleaning of our parent's house (Dad...

    In doing some cleaning of our parent's house (Dad still alive btw) sister and I discovered how parents (Mom in particular) spent their money. Just a lot of spending on clothes she never wore,...
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    Hello everyone, coming back to update and vent. ...

    Hello everyone, coming back to update and vent. A week ago, I went down to check on Dad and see if he needed anything as sister and family were on vacation. Expected to do some cleaning, maybe...
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    IL, thanks for the cautionary tale regarding if...

    IL, thanks for the cautionary tale regarding if money is owed for nursing home care. That was one of my concerns that if there's a lien on the house from the feds. All the more reason not to sink...
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    @Simplemind, I cannot imagine doing this for five...

    @Simplemind, I cannot imagine doing this for five years even to be paid for it. The expenditure of life energy is not worth the money as you most certainly know. I am willing to walk away from...
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