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    I wouldn't feel too guilty about "cleaning" up...

    I wouldn't feel too guilty about "cleaning" up her place a bit. Like most of us, a needed change needs to feel like her our own idea and not something forced upon us. MIL's being sent to assisted...
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    I do not expect DD to take care of me someday and...

    I do not expect DD to take care of me someday and want to make my plans clear to her ASAP. I am basing my thoughts about where to live on what I have seen happen to my family and others. My mother...
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    I am a natural latex pillow devotee since...

    I am a natural latex pillow devotee since childhood. My pillow goes with me anytime I can take it.
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    Good question. We gave it serious thought but it...

    Good question. We gave it serious thought but it is a fairly isolated town, ie not close to airports, hospitals etc. I reckoned I would miss the big city things I had grown accustomed to. Grocery...
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    I have actually made good strides in creating a...

    I have actually made good strides in creating a life here - book clubs, neighbor walks, volunteer work, etc. DH not so much. DD's MIL and her tight family pretty much rule the roost on caring...
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    Over the past week, I visited one of the places...

    Over the past week, I visited one of the places we are considering a move to - on the other side of the state where all my ancestors lived and died. I have fond childhood memories of the area and two...
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    Just started Elderhood and Born a Crime.

    Just started Elderhood and Born a Crime.
  8. We had the original wood floors upstairs...

    We had the original wood floors upstairs refinished and had solid wood oak flooring installed on the main level which was previously carpet. Natural finish, no stain so very light. The basement is...
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    The house you will die in

    Today, we were talking to a neighbor and he said that intended to stay in his present house until his death...however far in the future that may occur. I found solace in his statement. It is...
  10. I wish that I could have been a musician in this...

    I wish that I could have been a musician in this life. Nothing is more enchanting to me than seeing a group of individuals make music together. I had piano lessons for many years but never got beyond...
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    I finally found homes for all the peaches or so I...

    I finally found homes for all the peaches or so I thought. DH used a very tall ladder yesterday to get to the highest ones, brought in another three dozen and just left them on the table. There are...
  12. Thread: Water wars

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    They talk about "Air Force forever chemicals" in...

    They talk about "Air Force forever chemicals" in the water supply here but don't seem to do much about it. Back in Texas, drought was taken very seriously and people let their lawns go brown. Water...
  13. I was reading that "clothes-buying shaming" is a...

    I was reading that "clothes-buying shaming" is a thing in Sweden. Money aside, consider the ecological implications of not constantly buying clothes. Perhaps you are ahead of the trend here:)
  14. Thread: Rainbows

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    We have a neighborhood park with a large pond a...

    We have a neighborhood park with a large pond a half block away. Late afternoon walk last week and saw the most vivid rainbow that appeared like it was enveloping the city from end to end. Half way...
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    I recall being in high school during the first...

    I recall being in high school during the first Earth Day (1972?). We had a rally in the auditorium. It seems our generation hasn't helped the situation.
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    Watching Country Music too. Interesting to me how...

    Watching Country Music too. Interesting to me how quickly advertising was used to promote various artists. Willie is a hero in Austin where I lived for long so always enjoy hearing his thoughts.
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    Tenured professors at the state university where...

    Tenured professors at the state university where I worked before retiring made no less than $160K per year - many were closer to $250K not to mention all the bennies. During the last five years of my...
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    I recall that last year I spent hours cutting up...

    I recall that last year I spent hours cutting up peaches for the freezer. This morning I will have one on my cereal with sliced almonds. I might post on the local FB gardening site but will be...
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    Family Nature Making something better, ie being...

    Family
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    Making something better, ie being creative and resourceful in all that I do
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    a bazillion peaches!!

    I have a lovely peach tree that every year I have been here produces a bountiful crop. I now have hundreds of ripe peaches either already picked or ready to be picked. They are several weeks later...
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    On the topic of food and mental illness, I have...

    On the topic of food and mental illness, I have always wondered if the horrific diets of many might be a contributing factor. There are so many people who live on a diet of little else than highly...
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    I don't live there anymore but the city of Austin...

    I don't live there anymore but the city of Austin has curbside composting. They accept meat, bones, fish scraps along with yard waste and food scraps.
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    I completely agree that someone youngerr and...

    I completely agree that someone youngerr and fresher should take the reins. But I know enough older folk who think differently so makes me wonder if Buti could pull ahead.
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    Went to an RV show today. Some of them are so...

    Went to an RV show today. Some of them are so huge and have such over the top features, it boggles the mind.
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    One of my cats on one of my pumpkins 2970

    One of my cats on one of my pumpkins
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