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    I turned my dining room into my home office, and...

    I turned my dining room into my home office, and turned my "formal" living room into a library-type room with comfy chairs and books, and an expandable table that goes from the size of a sofa table...
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    The list does have the authors... it doesn't when...

    The list does have the authors... it doesn't when you look?
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    Sounds like you have a lot to offer this forum!...

    Sounds like you have a lot to offer this forum! Welcome!
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    It certainly isn't unique to America. In fact,...

    It certainly isn't unique to America. In fact, I'm sure America has a far better record than many countries. Anywhere and any time human capital can be exploited for profit, there are bound to be...
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    Yeah, definitely keep up your job search. ...

    Yeah, definitely keep up your job search.

    dado, good, useful article. Even if ZGs boss is not a narcissist, he sounds like he has many of the attributes of one.
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    I love this kind of list.. it gives me a way to...

    I love this kind of list.. it gives me a way to pick books to read. Years ago, in 2000, when Random House came out with the best novels of the 20th century, I embarked on a mission to get through the...
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    Because we haven't set up our TV yet, in the...

    Because we haven't set up our TV yet, in the evening I stream something to my liking (DH is determined not to watch TV in VT). So, in the past week I've watched Baby Boom, Mothers Day, and Swingers.
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    I tried to grow watercress in the "rain garden"...

    I tried to grow watercress in the "rain garden" hollow where rain collected in my yard, but it never took. What's the secret?
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    My kids' den is different from my NJ home 70s...

    My kids' den is different from my NJ home 70s family room. In the 70s, the "family room" was like a second living room, somewhat connected to the flow of the house, but serving a different purpose...
  10. I recall a time when my life was far, far from...

    I recall a time when my life was far, far from perfect for reasons I won't even go into here, but they include, poverty, instability, and marriage issues. With 3 kids and soon to have another, I was...
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    Wow!! I agree on the independence thing. ...

    Wow!!

    I agree on the independence thing.

    What a horrible situation. Funny thing is, that house could be in my neighborhood. It's not EXACTLY my model but very similar, and there are houses in...
  12. Honestly, he's not interfering with my enjoyment...

    Honestly, he's not interfering with my enjoyment of life. I b*tch about him, but he's a nice guy and funny. Sometimes annoying, but what roommate isn't? It will all work out.
  13. Another "character defect" he has is he only...

    Another "character defect" he has is he only hears what he wants to hear, and when you bring something up he interrupts with 'yeah, yeah, I know, I know"--DH thinks he is sensitive to people thinking...
  14. Yeah, my son the lawyer already suggested that....

    Yeah, my son the lawyer already suggested that. The problem with BIL is not just that he acts like an entitled little boy thanks to his mom, but he truly has some cognitive issues. For instance, I've...
  15. I saw a studio for rent in a private residence (I...

    I saw a studio for rent in a private residence (I think), and thought of my BIL, but dropped that thought immediately when I saw that the price was just under $1000/mo. So the single person who could...
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    I think that's a cop-out. As part of my Master...

    I think that's a cop-out. As part of my Master Gardener class our County Waste Management director gave us a 3-hour lesson on what happens when things are recycled. It's a fairly complex process, of...
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    Both my sons--one has two small children and the...

    Both my sons--one has two small children and the other will have his first in a couple of weeks--have kind of reversed one of the raisons-d'etre for the open living/kitchen area, that being "I can...
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    Good idea! My DDIL did used those when she and DS...

    Good idea! My DDIL did used those when she and DS lived with us for a couple of months.
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    What do you mean. I LOVE Kefir Sutherland! :) ...

    What do you mean. I LOVE Kefir Sutherland! :)

    While I eat a lot of purportedly healthy food, I've never had kefir. Based on the reviews here, I may or may not try it.

    What IS kefir, exactly?
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    ZG, I totally understand. Is there a way to get...

    ZG, I totally understand. Is there a way to get space for the things you rarely use but want to keep? Is there a very small, cheap storage facility nearby?

    Take a look at sites like Apartment...
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    Well, I had a meltdown last week, after not...

    Well, I had a meltdown last week, after not eating for 2 days under a lot of stress with the move and a really wacky black comedy of a Mother's Day, but when things started settling down, I did a...
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    I'm not solo, but I do enjoy Friday nights, as my...

    I'm not solo, but I do enjoy Friday nights, as my weeks these days are pretty busy with work. I had gotten up at 5am to put 3 hours in on a report, and then I had 4 hours of telephone interviews on...
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    Was that in The Atlantic? I just read it today. I...

    Was that in The Atlantic? I just read it today. I gasped when I read about the firm that has designed a fairly middle-class (not Downton Abbey) home with TWO kitchens--one for that all-important...
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    Yes, I saw it on my FB page, and then read the...

    Yes, I saw it on my FB page, and then read the article. It is a problem for sure.

    bae, I think you shared Natural Step before and I went back on their website. I like their proposed assumptions. ...
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    Geez, UL, hopefully you were being facetious....

    Geez, UL, hopefully you were being facetious. That's absurd! A good marriage is a constant dynamic--a moving force that requires frequent readjustment and constant negotiation. "Living happily ever...
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