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    When my dh was in grad school, they had all these...

    When my dh was in grad school, they had all these minority engineering groups. He wanted to start the society of "white, male, heterosexual graduate engineering students" because there were only...
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    (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/179023.Edwin...

    One of my favorites:

    “He drew a circle that shut me out-
    Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
    But love and I had the wit to win:
    We drew a circle and took him In !

    From the poem " Outwitted”...
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    The drywall guys are done. Extended family...

    The drywall guys are done. Extended family commitments over the next week and then I start painting.
  4. I didn't know we were having an arguement about...

    I didn't know we were having an arguement about wether or not kids made your life more complex. Of course they do. Underwear makes your life more complex. I simply was trying to explain, as asked,...
  5. Kids are not dogs. Harlan will never switch over...

    Kids are not dogs. Harlan will never switch over the laundry and cook dinner because your bike broke down. You will have to walk your bike home and still do your laundry and make dinner. The dogs...
  6. Well, for example, I had three kids in one sport...

    Well, for example, I had three kids in one sport - swimming. So I had many many days when I knew my whole day would be spent sitting in bleachers. I would tell the kids to let me know when their...
  7. I some ways, my life was simpler when my house...

    I some ways, my life was simpler when my house had three kids in it.
  8. Actually, I think simple livers can be...

    Actually, I think simple livers can be "evangelized" or perhaps "enabled".

    there are a lot of people who look at their lives and think "this isn't working" but don't know what to do about it. It...
  9. My father has a history of dumping the crap ton...

    My father has a history of dumping the crap ton of expensive toys at a significant loss when the upkeep becomes too much and they no longer bring him joy (drives my mom nuts) so that isn't an...
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    Hey, ultralite, one thing I'm pretty sure if is...

    Hey, ultralite, one thing I'm pretty sure if is that "the majority of women" are not interested in dating you (not meant to be offensive, just once you remove married, religious, and mommy types you...
  11. UL, lol! Like the the women who get pregnant...

    UL, lol!

    Like the the women who get pregnant because "they can't afford birth control" (I have known two. - really made me want to smack them in the side of the head and see if their brains...
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    I misremembered what you said and didn't reread -...

    I misremembered what you said and didn't reread - my apologies. ;)

    also, I appreciate it when my husband admits that he was wrong (but your friend could argue, maybe I am just saying that)
    ...
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    So today, my daughter was able to walk out to the...

    So today, my daughter was able to walk out to the studio, get a 3 minute tour from me on where everything was and which materials she could help herself to, and throw for two hours. :)

    it it is...
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    Remember the part where you said everybody in...

    Remember the part where you said everybody in your dating pool is defective? You are extremely demanding. And I don't think it's necessarily that you hold others to a higher standard than you hold...
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    Oh Freshstart, I hope that your mom's Doctor does...

    Oh Freshstart, I hope that your mom's Doctor does the right thing!
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    I hope i won't have to move anything. I am...

    I hope i won't have to move anything. I am feeling less stressed without the idea hanging over my head imminently. If he sits on it long enough, it will be fall, and then I can argue for waiting...
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    So, after sitting with the idea for a day, dh...

    So, after sitting with the idea for a day, dh decided he agrees with me and the quote is too high compared to what they charged us to put the system in. He asked them for a breakdown on materials...
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    Dh works in a product development field. They...

    Dh works in a product development field. They have very specific definitions for "defect" and "feature". These can be context dependent.

    example: 3M developed a new ashesive. It did not behave...
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    Mary B, I used to have hundreds of those boxes. ...

    Mary B, I used to have hundreds of those boxes. We called them "random boxes". Now I still have a lot of boxes, but I know what is in them. Also, not hundreds, tens.

    The quote came back. I...
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    Thank you. I think that is probably a good idea....

    Thank you. I think that is probably a good idea. I'm sorry you find the thread painful. I do in fact often want solutions, but not ones I have rejected multiple times at length.

    For me, the...
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    Most of the capability is already in the new...

    Most of the capability is already in the new system. The guy said the biggest hardware cost would be the $250 fan and motor. So, that, ducts, and labor.

    the drywall guy is guessing Tuesday will...
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    Yes, I know we disagree on wether or not I should...

    Yes, I know we disagree on wether or not I should get to keep my stuff. This is part of why I am now talking about that elsewhere. I am quite sure that I could find a large group of people who...
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    Dh had the HVAC guy come back this morning to...

    Dh had the HVAC guy come back this morning to discuss putting a third zone upstairs in the original house. I would need to reclear a significant portion of basement and move four small bookshelves...
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    My Dd's buisiness card identifies her as a...

    My Dd's buisiness card identifies her as a construction engineer. She has an architecture degree. Basically she is the materials/design oversight on site on construction projects. Her dh is a...
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    Dd bought a "new" car. To replace their second...

    Dd bought a "new" car. To replace their second car which has a $300 scrap value now that her dh is starting a full time job and they need two reliable cars. Heart daughter had her tires slashed this...
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