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    You're welcome, Williamsmith! We have good...

    You're welcome, Williamsmith!

    We have good (treated aquifer) water here (moderately hard) but I still filter at the kitchen tap because my (non-scientific) study says we descale pots,...
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    You lose weight when you burn more calories than...

    You lose weight when you burn more calories than you take in. So, in moving to maintenance, your choices are either to increase caloric intake to match calories expended or to decrease activity to...
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    I dressed this morning to go out to get fuel for...

    I dressed this morning to go out to get fuel for the snowblower (somewhere between 1 and 78 inches predicted for tonight/tomorrow) and pick up some groceries on which we're running low. When I got to...
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    Don't discount the mental (law of attraction!)....

    Don't discount the mental (law of attraction!). And don't discount that whatever condition you're treating did not develop overnight, so the "fix" may take some time, too.
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    If it were our dog and she does not appear to be...

    If it were our dog and she does not appear to be in pain, I'd wait. Even if you go to the emergency vet, they unlikely will have access to all the previous labs and doctor's notes, so you're starting...
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    Does one of your state universities offer...

    Does one of your state universities offer water-testing as a service to residents? Perhaps a county or state extension office? The cost for that might be minimal and you could have more confidence in...
  7. I'm sorry about your dad, Simplemind.

    I'm sorry about your dad, Simplemind.
  8. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I have (controlled) high blood pressure and I...

    I have (controlled) high blood pressure and I often feel dizzy when I stand up (or bend down and then back up again) quickly. My doctor (welll, PA) says it's a matter of hydraulics related to age....
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    - Needed a pound of chicken breast for a recipe....

    - Needed a pound of chicken breast for a recipe. The price of a whole chicken was just a dollar more than the 20-oz (why do they do that?) package of chicken breast -- plus the time for me to break...
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    Why not just get laminate again?

    Why not just get laminate again?
  11. Thread: Cholesterol

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    It probably is hard to find a doctor who can tick...

    It probably is hard to find a doctor who can tick all three boxes. #2 is going to be the hardest because, like every other employed person, the doctor is being leaned on by his/her superiors to...
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    catherine's nomination of "Just The Way You Are"...

    catherine's nomination of "Just The Way You Are" is a great one. I like several of the others, as well.

    Songs we played at our wedding included Al Green's "Let's Stay Together", Genesis' "Follow...
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    What I could have made clearer is that changing...

    What I could have made clearer is that changing the tax code has ramifications that go well beyond the individual tax year. The code is changed; accountants and tax attorneys interpret it their...
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    A friend of mine who is a consultant for...

    A friend of mine who is a consultant for arts-based non-profits noted in December that a lot of people were sending in bigger checks with the note "This includes our 2019 donation, too." It could...
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    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee...

    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee landlords (we have single-family homes and some duplexes, almost no apartment buildings). Especially in winter you can tell which houses are...
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    I wouldn't. Owner's manual says not to. And,...

    I wouldn't. Owner's manual says not to. And, really, you can accomplish 80% of what a prepared oven cleaner can do by warming the oven and sticking a bowl of vinegar (or even tap water) in it for an...
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    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no...

    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no idea how much zoning laws have altered our society, in encouraging big-box retail on greenfields (doing their part to kill vibrant downtowns), in...
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    We've had 'em for years. They work fairly well....

    We've had 'em for years. They work fairly well. I'd rather have self-cleaning than manual cleaning, though, in my experience, the self-cleaning models can use a little manual precleaning of the...
  19. As for the original question, I was a computer...

    As for the original question, I was a computer geek for 30 years. Yeah, it's who I am. So I would have to say what I do (well, did) for money = identity. I had no problems with it.
  20. A friend of mine, married to an engineer, often...

    A friend of mine, married to an engineer, often asks him, "Are you an engineer because you're that way or are you that way because you're an engineer?" :)
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    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among...

    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among the shelter and local hotels. But I know the big food bank at which I volunteer has a large food rescue program which includes an increasing number of...
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    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In...

    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In fact, the main homeless shelter here, which has been overwhelmed for years, finally tore down the old "mat room" building and is replacing it in two...
  23. A Glock? :) Seriously myself, catherine,...

    A Glock? :)

    Seriously myself, catherine, congratulations on closing and on the move!

    DW and I seem to get along pretty well with not much more than 700 square feet at our disposal. The...
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    So far this week: - Was notified by my domain...

    So far this week:

    - Was notified by my domain registrar that domain names ancillary to my former business' name were coming up for renewal. I'm keeping the primary domain going for another year in...
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    What Honnold is doing is a form of voluntary...

    What Honnold is doing is a form of voluntary simplicity, applied to his diet (and kitchen) in spades. There's nothing wrong with that provided your palate is okay with the relative lack of variety...
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