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  1. Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. ...

    Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. Nothing really dramatic but just a "why did I bother doing this" sort of thing on my part. Can't remember specifics of the job requirements anymore, just...
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    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as...

    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as well.
  3. Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make...

    Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make these kinds of demands / expectations known immediately, focusing on all that you are supposed to do for them as opposed to showing what they can do for...
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    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister...

    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister and BIL got legally married two weeks before their church wedding. It was kept under wraps because they didn't want grief from guests over this very...
  5. Thread: Clutter Is...

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    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely...

    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely of comic books. For the most part, I have been fine with it though it but it did pose some challenges whenever we moved as well back when we were...
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    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no...

    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no major cleaning out of stuff has occurred since my original post. The only kind of cleaning I have been willing to do is the standard upkeep with the...
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    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and...

    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and daughter-in-law are safe. Sounds like they are already planning on how to regroup and come back from this.
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    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though...

    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though I am sorry to hear that you had to find her. She did get what she wanted in the end, staying in her own home and it sounds like she did not suffer. ...
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    Just months before meeting DH, in my final...

    Just months before meeting DH, in my final semester of college, my mother dropped hints about a guy 25 years old, whose own mother took an interest that I might be a better match than the 15 year old...
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    We add every time we plant. We don't garden all...

    We add every time we plant. We don't garden all year so in the spring after the community plots have been tilled, we add compost to the areas we are planting. For the most part we plant directly in...
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    I don't think so, but my cousins have maintained...

    I don't think so, but my cousins have maintained all my uncle's correspondence from WWII, they have every single letter.

    He didn't talk about his wartime experiences until very late in life, he...
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    We got into gardening in 2009 and have maintained...

    We got into gardening in 2009 and have maintained a plot in our community garden. One thing we learned, is that first time gardeners definitely do not save money just with having buy tools and...
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    Dad just turned 90 yesterday, his sister is 91. ...

    Dad just turned 90 yesterday, his sister is 91. They still remember things from bygone years, not just family history but how the world was at various times over the decades. My uncle who served...
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    Organization helps, but so does openness. ...

    Organization helps, but so does openness.

    Siblings and I found out a couple of years ago, during my mother's final illness, how much was unplanned in spite of hearing from them, my Mom...
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    Sister's MIL found out after her Dad's death that...

    Sister's MIL found out after her Dad's death that not only was he married before, he had a whole family that everyone was in the dark about, including the mom. Other family discovered their Dad's...
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    In doing some cleaning of our parent's house (Dad...

    In doing some cleaning of our parent's house (Dad still alive btw) sister and I discovered how parents (Mom in particular) spent their money. Just a lot of spending on clothes she never wore,...
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    Hello everyone, coming back to update and vent. ...

    Hello everyone, coming back to update and vent. A week ago, I went down to check on Dad and see if he needed anything as sister and family were on vacation. Expected to do some cleaning, maybe...
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    IL, thanks for the cautionary tale regarding if...

    IL, thanks for the cautionary tale regarding if money is owed for nursing home care. That was one of my concerns that if there's a lien on the house from the feds. All the more reason not to sink...
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    @Simplemind, I cannot imagine doing this for five...

    @Simplemind, I cannot imagine doing this for five years even to be paid for it. The expenditure of life energy is not worth the money as you most certainly know. I am willing to walk away from...
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    Sister has been stressing for years over the big...

    Sister has been stressing for years over the big job of cleaning the house. She as well as my other sister lived under my parent's roof for far longer than I did and both saw it all piling up. I...
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    Hi everyone, thanks for all the replies and...

    Hi everyone, thanks for all the replies and perspectives. I know that I am not alone but it helps to hear what others have dealt / are dealing with.

    Yes, I am getting stressed out with this. ...
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    Clearing Out Parent's Home

    I wasn't sure where to post this, either in Organizing or Family but here goes. This a vent but also would appreciate any feedback.

    My sister and I are in process of clearing years of stuff...
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    Congrats on the new grandson.

    Congrats on the new grandson.
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    Meeting announcement in the work lobby today and...

    Meeting announcement in the work lobby today and at the bottom in big letters says free donuts! Free food always works around my workplace.

    On a more serious note, food waste bothers me so...
  25. Thread: April purge

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    My sister and I have been cleaning out my...

    My sister and I have been cleaning out my parents' home. It's a PITA not just because of all the stuff but that both of us are trying to declutter our own homes and really don't want to bring in...
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