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  1. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    File Under The "It's Always Something" Category:...

    File Under The "It's Always Something" Category: Today our electrician is coming over ( a planned visit) to put the water pump and pressurizer tank (which will be new, and is being shipped from...
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    Today is most definitely a painting day, as I am...

    Today is most definitely a painting day, as I am stuck here waiting for the plumber to come. We have had no running water for three days because the aging water pump and pressure tank finally bit...
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    I don't know if it is the most interesting thing...

    I don't know if it is the most interesting thing about me, but I was a competitive figure skater through my childhood and into my teenage years in the 1970's. I never went anywhere with it as I...
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    The Savers in Santa Fe lets some pretty...

    The Savers in Santa Fe lets some pretty questionable looking stuff out onto the sales floor; I always look very carefully at clothing to make sure there are no rips or stains. With housewares, they...
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    Some of the stuff (and condition of said stuff)...

    Some of the stuff (and condition of said stuff) at the thrift store is a bit appalling. When we bought the house, I was all gung-ho about buying used things to furnish it with. First...
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    I so wish to get back to the painting project! I...

    I so wish to get back to the painting project! I have to hold back because I overdid things regarding the wrist that had surgery in October - one full day of painting, plus playing an open mic the...
  7. Thread: The new girl

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    I'm living in the desert southwest; I totally...

    I'm living in the desert southwest; I totally understand the need to take a cooler & ice for grocery shopping!
    Welcome Aboard the Boards!
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    The main thing that drew us to the house was the...

    The main thing that drew us to the house was the awesome variety of textures! There's adobe bricks, regular bricks, wood-beamed ceilings, the stone walls (a haven for bugs though), lots of raw wood,...
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    JaneV2.0: that is a wool blanket I have had for...

    JaneV2.0: that is a wool blanket I have had for at least 20 years; it sure looks great with this house! The comfy chair is worn *faux* leather I bought off a friend who was moving last summer, and...
  10. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    I posted some photos in the Housing thread just...

    I posted some photos in the Housing thread just now!
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    Caution, Wet Paint!

    Hi Everyone, I finally *sort of* figured out how to upload photos. I'm not sure why that one is sideways though. Here is a view of the work in progress![ATTACH=CONFIG]3075
  12. Thread: The Daily Rave

    by SiouzQ.
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    Nothing like ringing in the New Year by starting...

    Nothing like ringing in the New Year by starting a major painting project! We are taking a break for lunch and admiring our new Sunset Glow (Valspar) walls and Ocean Soul (Valspar) wood trim in the...
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    Since neither K or I have family anywhere nearby...

    Since neither K or I have family anywhere nearby by, for the second year in a row we are going to go up to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and soak all Christmas Day and eat a turkey and trimming dinner in...
  14. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Congrats to you and yours, Steve!!!!! My rave...

    Congrats to you and yours, Steve!!!!!

    My rave is this: last week the owner of the gallery gave me my bonus for the year - a 100 ounce, .999 Fine Silver Ingot that his father bought at the...
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    On Day 14 of a nasty cold it has turned to a...

    On Day 14 of a nasty cold it has turned to a raging middle ear infection, both ears. It is making me very dizzy and exhausted to be upright for more than a few minutes. Will I EVER get a sense of...
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    Just WOW! It is really, really worth the time and...

    Just WOW! It is really, really worth the time and effort to develop a relationship with a trusted car mechanic wherever you live - mine just saved me about $700 on repairs that Firestone...
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    I may have dodged a big bullket on the car! I...

    I may have dodged a big bullket on the car! I had it towed into Santa Fe yesterday after it sitting in the driveway for a week (I have a AAA Plus membership which allows up to 100 miles of towing). ...
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    Paying Down Debt!

    I went for a couple of years without having debt at all, until all hell broke loose last year and had some unforseen medical events. I had to go on some payment plans and today I am happy to report...
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    I hear ya on the fire front! Seeing that our new...

    I hear ya on the fire front! Seeing that our new little wood stove is responsible for heating most this big drafty house, I am been learning by trial and error how to keep a good fire going. I have...
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    I just fixed the zipper pull which fell off of my...

    I just fixed the zipper pull which fell off of my 15 year old JC Penney wallet that I got using their $10 off coupon. The coupon was good for anything that was over $10; I seem to remember the...
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    I just had my second ulna shortening osteotomy a...

    I just had my second ulna shortening osteotomy a few weeks back (right wrist this time) and it has been an easier heal than the left wrist (surgery on that last fall). The left wrist is still having...
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    I agree, I think it is a lot about mindfulness. ...

    I agree, I think it is a lot about mindfulness. I often realize I am usually not present in the "moment." I literally have to say a mantra out loud when I am closing up and locking up for the...
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    When Klutziness Becomes A Big Problem

    I may have talked about this before, but my accident-proneness and klutziness is taking a toll on me! Being 5'9" tall with long limbs, I have always run into things, banged my head on stuff, slammed...
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    Well, we need to replace the wood stove. After a...

    Well, we need to replace the wood stove. After a few trial and error fires, there is too much smoke seeping from the warped cast iron door (we have no idea how old the stove is). Also the chimney...
  25. Thread: Flu Shot

    by SiouzQ.
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    Flu Shot

    For the first time ever, I had a reaction to my yearly flu shot about 24 hours after I got it. Even as bad as I felt last night (chills, sweating, headache, plus a stomach bug that I don't think was...
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