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  1. I actually googled this, and found this at...

    I actually googled this, and found this at Buzzfeed:


    But using statistics from the FBI and Department of Justice, it's estimated that on an annual basis, the odds of the average straight man...
  2. Thread: January Frugals

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    We love grocery shopping together, but then we...

    We love grocery shopping together, but then we work at home, so it gives us something fun to do outside the house.
    There is a starbucks in one of the grocery stores, so sometimes we treat ourselves...
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    I think this is actually Chicken Lady's position,...

    I think this is actually Chicken Lady's position, and always has been. If you read through her posts about trash and recycling, she has a heightened awareness of this and is very careful to avoid...
  4. Thread: January Frugals

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    My wonderful husband just fixed our gas stove, so...

    My wonderful husband just fixed our gas stove, so knowing from the gas stove shopping that we would have purchased a stove that ended up around 700 dollars with tax, delivered, and old stove hauled...
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    Loved the Post. That and Ordinary People really...

    Loved the Post. That and Ordinary People really brought me back in time with the fashions, hairstyles, manners, and mores.
    That was my life, circa 1971. Well, minus the newspaper ownership!
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    williamsmith, I also wanted to add that when I...

    williamsmith, I also wanted to add that when I was first married, we lived in a condo, and once was enough--could not get out of there fast enough. You could title this thread "Why I don't Live in a...
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    Cl, when we lived in the country and did not have...

    Cl, when we lived in the country and did not have trash pickup, we followed most of what you say here--and in fact, the habits carried over so that we do all these things to, as a better way of...
  8. Thread: January Frugals

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    Called and got a second opinion at a different...

    Called and got a second opinion at a different eye doctor. This practice highly recommended by several locals who preferred this practice to one I was going to.
    New doctor communicated much better...
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    Neither was oak. One was from IKEA and was alder...

    Neither was oak. One was from IKEA and was alder or something, but they do not sell it anymore. Here is what they do sell:
    ...
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    Very soothing!

    Very soothing!
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    Me, too, it has been my favorite surface and...

    Me, too, it has been my favorite surface and always looks the cleanest, and much more pleasant underfoot.

    I have had butcher block wood countertops in 2 houses and loved them, no big deal, just...
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    IL, surely you can get an Amish craftsman to come...

    IL, surely you can get an Amish craftsman to come in and do walnut or cherry for 6000? Why not have what you really want?
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    That tub! Awesome.

    That tub! Awesome.
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    It'sBEAUTIFUL!!

    It'sBEAUTIFUL!!
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    I love my new viola. I love a turtle shell I...

    I love my new viola.

    I love a turtle shell I found on my parents' farm, and a picture of all of us on the beach by our house, circa 1958.

    I love of lot of things in my house, but these come to...
  16. Parents who are legally competent can do whatever...

    Parents who are legally competent can do whatever they wish; we were unable to convince mine to do something different, unfortunately, but perhaps it would have ended up in the same place.
    Since we...
  17. Thanks Rosarugosa and IL. They are both...

    Thanks Rosarugosa and IL. They are both currently out of the hospital and into rehab, with plans to move them from rehab to long term care as soon as they are strong enough. They have definitely...
  18. Amen to that, it is much to be prayed for. But...

    Amen to that, it is much to be prayed for. But sometimes, it does not happen. It is more likely to happen for Rosa's mil, I think, if she can get home health in there now, and not depend on the...
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    Or maybe better--he is an equal opportunity hater.

    Or maybe better--he is an equal opportunity hater.
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    I used to hang clothes in the basement to dry but...

    I used to hang clothes in the basement to dry but I gave in and use my dryer. I see the point, but still it hurts to go up and down the stairs and it would take multiple trips to do the wash, so I...
  21. Thread: New hobby

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    I've only shot clay pigeons a few times, 40 years...

    I've only shot clay pigeons a few times, 40 years ago on my parents' farm, and it was great fun! Enjoy your new hobby.

    I have picked up two new stringed instruments, and finding hobbies in my...
  22. I was thinking that is true, if the money she...

    I was thinking that is true, if the money she gets could be used for nursing/cleaning/home health care.
    But what happens when and if she must go to assisted living. Do they just then sell the...
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    Jane, exactly right, and "those people" are also...

    Jane, exactly right, and "those people" are also us, in the sense that at least in my case, most of my ancestors were European transplants, who had children with some of my more local ancestors, who...
  24. That's the problem I see when you work to help to...

    That's the problem I see when you work to help to keep the elderly in their homes, especially when their homes are too big and too much for them to care for. Are you really helping, or are you...
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    I have thought this too, LDAHL. Places like...

    I have thought this too, LDAHL. Places like Norway and Australia, for example, are held up as "good" nations but their policies seem actually quite racist. So why are they considered to have good...
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