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    The topper is that almost all of these...

    The topper is that almost all of these easily-removed items get sold for scrap (recycling) rather than filling in the used-auto-parts supply line (reuse).

    Converter theft is a thing around the...
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    I've always been interested in "simpler" --...

    I've always been interested in "simpler" -- modern structures and furniture without all the decoration, just letting good honest materials stand out; the kind of simple presentation that Apple...
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    We just bought new mattresses and adjustable bed...

    We just bought new mattresses and adjustable bed frames and didn't spend that much...

    But we do need to buy new pillows. Well, I do (DW doesn't usually use one and if she can raise the head of...
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    I was going to write "Yppej, you're really on a...

    I was going to write "Yppej, you're really on a roll!" until I got to that last line of your post. But I thought a bit longer and I'll write it anyway. You've made good consistent progress on several...
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    They are different types of vaccines, yes. I'd be...

    They are different types of vaccines, yes. I'd be interested in DH's thought processes on getting only one of a two part vaccine but I would never ask about it because I just can't go there on this...
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    An honorable goal. Well done, IL!

    An honorable goal. Well done, IL!
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    Related to GeorgeParker's post, we have a family...

    Related to GeorgeParker's post, we have a family friend's child who is full-on Hamilton-happy. Creates trivia questions (arcane stuff!) about the show. Has heard the soundtrack enough to recite it...
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    That actually is my experience with pretty much...

    That actually is my experience with pretty much every affinity and lobbying group. High marketing/advertising costs do not impress me.
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    DW joined as soon as she could. We do use the...

    DW joined as soon as she could. We do use the Consumer Cellular discount and that pays for the membership. We might have used their discount at a restaurant or store or movie theater, too, but I...
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    For those we freeze about half of it for another...

    For those we freeze about half of it for another time. Or times. ;)
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    That escabeche recipe looks really good! This...

    Care to share what exactly?

    I love escabeche:
    https://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/lacto-fermented-escabeche/
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    That escabeche recipe looks really good! This year I've done a bunch of...
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    Bummer. Well, then, back to ginger/lime ICE...

    Bummer. Well, then, back to ginger/lime ICE flavored water....
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    My sympathies. The hardest part about making that...

    My sympathies. The hardest part about making that work for us is that many of the participants/officers are of a generation that finds using their phone for more than voice calls challenging (forget...
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    With those technical issues addressed, the only...

    With those technical issues addressed, the only other one I can think of is that older/cheaper panel-ready DWs had the air exhaust at the front of the unit (as designed for the standard version)....
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    Shopping only every two weeks during the pandemic...

    Shopping only every two weeks during the pandemic really got me to up my pantry/freezer efficiency game. I regret (a little; I have bigger regrets) that I've let that slide a little now that our...
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    Agreed. Wonder if there's a sugar-free...

    Agreed. Wonder if there's a sugar-free version.... I'll look next time I'm in a decent supermarket or liquor store (around here, they're different).
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    No real experience with them (the closest we ever...

    No real experience with them (the closest we ever got was those old GE dishwashers that let you reverse the metal sheet on the front from white to "biscuit" or coppertone or avocado green). But I do...
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    I've been fighting that in a couple of...

    I've been fighting that in a couple of organizations.

    In one, anyone who did anything for the organization became an officer (You collect pop cans and turn them in for money for the club? You're...
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    We use Seventh Generation DW detergent (cardboard...

    We use Seventh Generation DW detergent (cardboard box, readily recyclable) and Finish rinse aid (rinse aid tends to be a requirement in European-style DWs and I can tell the difference if we run a...
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    Over the years I've looked at resurfacing the...

    Over the years I've looked at resurfacing the enamel sinks/tubs in this house. What I've read is that it's an okay idea for tubs and bathroom sinks and a bad idea for kitchen sinks, which are far...
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    I would say continue for free, but I think...

    I would say continue for free, but I think herbgeek is onto something here. I'm always surprised at how big projects are sandbagged by some seemingly harmless deviation that TPTB never thought could...
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    One of the best pieces of advice I ever got in my...

    One of the best pieces of advice I ever got in my life was "Never drive behind an old guy wearing a hat." It has proved itself again and again. But sometimes it cannot be helped; at those times I...
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    In fairness, maybe he was trying to get his car...

    In fairness, maybe he was trying to get his car someplace to have it fixed. But even then, he should have had the courtesy to pull over a few times to let traffic pass.

    Kind of like the people in...
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    Welcome to retirement, Kay!

    Welcome to retirement, Kay!
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    My condolences, TT and pinkytoe. Finding good...

    My condolences, TT and pinkytoe. Finding good care for people who need it should not be such a crapshoot. It's a terrible way to go.
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