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    "Double down". I'm really starting to hate...

    "Double down".

    I'm really starting to hate that term. Used too often and -- I think -- often inaccurately. I hope it dies soon. In fact, let me double down on that hope.
  2. Thread: Art project

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    I really like the drawing of the cell phones...

    I really like the drawing of the cell phones showing bits of a cohesive portrait. Great idea!
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    Hello, spatula! It sounds like you're starting on...

    Hello, spatula! It sounds like you're starting on an exciting journey. I'm curious about your husband's view of simplicity/minimalism/etc. Many of us with spouses and signifcant others find that...
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    Which will be used maybe six times a year,...

    Which will be used maybe six times a year, max.... >8)
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    No big plans this year; we've been invited to a...

    No big plans this year; we've been invited to a wedding in Canada and a reception in California and likely will attend one, not both. The big vacation plans are for next year, when we plan to cruise...
  6. Money, yes. It's also America's ethos of...

    Money, yes. It's also America's ethos of individualism and self-reliance; the U.S. is not the kind of collective society that Japan or many Scandinavian countries are. It's also American...
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    When I read UL's comment I didn't take it...

    When I read UL's comment I didn't take it seriously for a moment. It came across as facetious to me.

    My DW has stated many times that her ideal retirement living arrangement would be a...
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    Before my first wife and I divorced, we had built...

    Before my first wife and I divorced, we had built the "forever" house. Largely open floor plan -- with a few concessions, like a two-tiered kitchen island so that you could hide the meal-prep mess...
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    I think I could maybe manage to live there for a...

    I think I could maybe manage to live there for a day or two. :laff:

    Very pretty.
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    Oh, yeah. For years it's been really difficult to...

    Oh, yeah. For years it's been really difficult to get DW and me out of the house on Friday night. Often we're too tired from a crazy week, but even on normal weeks we're "peopled out" and just want...
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    Composted here. I do let them dry out some on the...

    Composted here. I do let them dry out some on the counter first; with a filter full each day I found i was having problems with the compost being too moist.
  12. Thread: May Frugals!

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    A few more frugals for the month: - brought...

    A few more frugals for the month:

    - brought DW's car in to have the winter tires swapped for the summer tires. Usually we swap the tires with the bi-annual oil change and it costs a small amount....
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    Given the track record of these vaccinations, I...

    Given the track record of these vaccinations, I would do it. This is not a hill on which I would die in battle.

    Are the vaccinations guarding against an edge case? Except for tetanus, probably....
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    I think some people need solitude, and I'll guess...

    I think some people need solitude, and I'll guess that people posting here tend to want/need solitude more than others. Others thrive on people contact and activity (the constant TV watchers, the...
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    "They" say the first step in addressing a problem...

    "They" say the first step in addressing a problem is acknowledging the problem exists. You knew this, but you needed to be reminded. Now to act on the information... Wishing you some respite in the...
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    CL, this is a conversation you and DH need to...

    CL, this is a conversation you and DH need to start having now. There's little value in conjecturing that things will revert to the way they were 40 years ago; neither of you are the same as you were...
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    Yeesh. Manufactured trends which encourage the...

    Yeesh. Manufactured trends which encourage the insecure to junk what they have and buy new crap. ("How about jewel tones? We haven't done that one in a few years...") >8) Leave me out of it.
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    Congratulations, IL! It's always good to see...

    Congratulations, IL! It's always good to see passion and skill recognized and rewarded!
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    I see nothing wrong with entertainment being the...

    I see nothing wrong with entertainment being the shared interest. DW and I have been square dancing the last couple of years. At first it seemed like just a fun way to get some (non-strenuous)...
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    DW was one of those until about a year ago when...

    DW was one of those until about a year ago when DD and DSiL moved into their new house. At that time we told them they now had plenty of room to store anything we were holding that they thought they...
  21. Is the problem with bulk scanning a bunch of...

    Is the problem with bulk scanning a bunch of almost-undifferentiated filenames? Might not take that long to review a scan and either rename it more accurately or use tags or labels (depending on your...
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    Now there is the thing...

    Yes, but could you then look away and get anything else done? :)[/QUOTE]
    Now there is the thing...
  23. Thread: Daily Bread

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    It is ironic -- or, perhaps, designed -- that...

    It is ironic -- or, perhaps, designed -- that silence also makes what is said that much more powerful.

    Thank you, williamsmith. Nice to see you back, even if briefly.
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    I think I could handle looking at that a few...

    I think I could handle looking at that a few times a day... :D
  25. Thread: Time

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    The way you described making plates, CL, did not...

    The way you described making plates, CL, did not differentiate between the interest in making a number of them because it was a need, a joy, or an external expectation. But that's semantics. Gotta...
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