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    ANM: There is some quote about a cynic being a...

    ANM: There is some quote about a cynic being a disappointed idealist. That is how you strike me, based on my admittedly limited knowledge of you.
  2. Thread: Atlanta, GA

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    IL: We always take our summer vacation in...

    IL: We always take our summer vacation in September, and we almost always stay in New England. The weather is good and the kids are back in school, so typically no crowds and easier to get...
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    Yppej: That one is on my list; please let me know...

    Yppej: That one is on my list; please let me know what you think of it. I too am disappointed that our library has no plans to re-open yet. I typically order books online and pick them up at the...
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    I am the "big sister," and 5 years older than my...

    I am the "big sister," and 5 years older than my "little sister" (who is actually bigger than me). I was so excited when she was born. My family definitely did something right with this dynamic...
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    Really???

    Really???
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    :laff::laff::laff:

    :laff::laff::laff:
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    There is a product called "Afterbite" that I've...

    There is a product called "Afterbite" that I've found to be very effective with mosquito bites.
  8. Thread: May Purge

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    I love our local FB give away site. I have...

    I love our local FB give away site. I have someone coming to pick up four books this week, and tomorrow I'll draw random names for the several people who want a bird feeder and wine glass holders...
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    Thanks, everyone. The other facility in town had...

    Thanks, everyone. The other facility in town had a lot of cases and was losing staff at an alarming rate. There had been no cases at MIL's facility, but then they did testing . . . I guess they had...
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    NH and Maine get a lot of tourist revenue from...

    NH and Maine get a lot of tourist revenue from MA. It will be interesting to see how they balance the dueling messages of "Massholes stay home with your Covid germs" and "Come spend you vacation...
  11. We've settled on Thurs morning between 8:00 -...

    We've settled on Thurs morning between 8:00 - 8:30 AM as a good time to shop. Most weeks, we are getting right in although there was a long line last week for no apparent reason. It went quickly...
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    My MIL (in a nursing home) has tested positive. ...

    My MIL (in a nursing home) has tested positive. A local garden center owner's 53 YO sister just died from it, and a good friend's ex-husband was quite sick from it but recovered.
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    Dado: Your trilliums are gorgeous!

    Dado: Your trilliums are gorgeous!
  14. Happy Birthday & FRA IL from a fellow Taurus!...

    Happy Birthday & FRA IL from a fellow Taurus!
    Catherine, I agree with waiting. I like the longevity insurance aspect of SS, especially if this will be your sole source of income. I also wonder,...
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    DH did have sleep studies done several years ago...

    DH did have sleep studies done several years ago and he checked out OK. He lost some weight and we quit smoking 8 years ago and the snoring issue went away. It resurfaced a few months ago, and I...
  16. I think this has definitely re-set my dining out...

    I think this has definitely re-set my dining out expectations for the future. We've only gotten take-out once since the stay at home advisory on 3/24 and we've been eating very well. I also think...
  17. Thread: Henna

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    Well hairdressers can re-open starting next week...

    Well hairdressers can re-open starting next week in MA, and my hairdresser called and gave me an appointment for 5/27. We talked through the measures and precautions she is putting in place and I...
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    That's what the plan is for Massachusetts, and I...

    That's what the plan is for Massachusetts, and I can't believe how many in my state are enraged at the governor for not opening everything completely and immediately. I find it reassuring that we are...
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    We only have one bed and one bedroom, so we have...

    We only have one bed and one bedroom, so we have to make it work. A few months ago, DH started snoring very loudly. He started using those nasal strips and they have worked like a charm, and he...
  20. Thread: Henna

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    This is a timely discussion for me. I've been...

    This is a timely discussion for me. I've been having my hair colored for years now; I guess you could call it dark blonde? It is coming in mostly white along my part line and crown, and I'm sort of...
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    My husband has become the self-appointed Covid...

    My husband has become the self-appointed Covid critic. When we walk the nearby rail trail, I get an ongoing angry commentary on who isn't wearing a mask, or isn't wearing it properly, or isn't...
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    Last summer, I had planted two male ferns in...

    Last summer, I had planted two male ferns in containers flanking the entry to our gazebo. I put them in the ground at the end of the season since they are perennial. The other day, I dug them up...
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    Wow Early, that is a nice savings!

    Wow Early, that is a nice savings!
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    Bae: "So, take your hyperbole and put it in your...

    Bae: "So, take your hyperbole and put it in your salad spinner," has to be one of my favorite lines ever!
    Thanks for the https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202004.0203/v1 link. Very interesting...
  25. Thread: CRAZINESS

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    All of our routine check-ups were cancelled by...

    All of our routine check-ups were cancelled by the providers before I could get around to cancelling. DH and I had annual physicals scheduled for 5/18. I was going to cancel them, but once again,...
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