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    Love Costco. There are just the 2 of us. I buy...

    Love Costco. There are just the 2 of us. I buy most of our organic veggies there in the winter. Organic olive oil. Pacific wild fish, organic chicken, organic grapes, organic honeycrisp apples,...
  2. 4% of net income. Insurance is low here. My...

    4% of net income. Insurance is low here. My sister in another state just 460 miles away from me pays 5X what we do for everything except health.
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    Only you will take good care of you. Take these...

    Only you will take good care of you. Take these relationships out of the picture. What is good for YOU?

    I've worked those hours. No one will ever stop you.....except you! If your tank is...
  4. Thread: Are you normal?

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    perfectly normal. Thanks for asking:cool:

    perfectly normal. Thanks for asking:cool:
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    I am super laid back...make yourself at home and...

    I am super laid back...make yourself at home and I really mean it.

    I do ask food needs/preferences/allergies. I want to have foods around that are comforting for my guests.
    If guests are not...
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    Another 11quarts of ratatouille comin' right up! ...

    Another 11quarts of ratatouille comin' right up! It's a LOT of work after 9h at the paid employment location...but I am NOT letting this produce go to waste! I remember how poor my production was...
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    We use a water bath. 30 minutes for salsa. We...

    We use a water bath. 30 minutes for salsa. We don't adjust acidity. Tomatoes have plenty and my recipe does call for apple cider vinegar.
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    27 pints of salsa canned.:cool: 6 pints for fresh...

    27 pints of salsa canned.:cool: 6 pints for fresh consumption. Another 3/4 gallon of green beans blanched/frozen. I love harvest time!
  9. Thread: A Torn Meniscus

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    most tears will not heal on their own. Some can...

    most tears will not heal on their own. Some can be repaired and that's age dependent on whether it can work. Rarely do we repair over age 40.

    I would be more concerned about risk: if you leave...
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    The garden is ON!!!!!!!:cool: 18 quarts of...

    The garden is ON!!!!!!!:cool:

    18 quarts of ratatouille is in the freezer. 27 pints of salsa are canned and we each took a quart to work to share. 3 gallons of green beans are blanched and...
  11. My friend has approval AND a crew to clean up and...

    My friend has approval AND a crew to clean up and repair her home. She has to be out tonight as the work starts tomorrow.

    80 bags of trash at the curb. Drywall has been removed. All lower...
  12. Leadership is a lonely place. Be ready to be...

    Leadership is a lonely place. Be ready to be stuck in the middle with your supervisor giving you critique more than praise. Be ready for your direct reports to be unhappy with any direction that...
  13. DH has an only-child cousin who since high...

    DH has an only-child cousin who since high school, has been in/out of alcohol, cocaine, tx for manic-depressive disorder, lived off the grid, got rid of material stuff then reaquired a high-end...
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    My friend's flood insurance covers the structure....

    My friend's flood insurance covers the structure. When the adjuster was there Wednesday she was informed it does not cover contents! how the hell is that possible? Without disclosure one buys...
  15. I think people can twist it however they wish for...

    I think people can twist it however they wish for their preferred spin. Does it really matter what the drug of choice is? pharmaceutical grade Opiods, alcohol, heroin, crack, meth, pot......Does...
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    My brain says LooseChickens was also a nudist. ...

    My brain says LooseChickens was also a nudist. She and DH were in their 60s and lived in a motorhome moving around......or is my memory truly shot?

    YES! Spartana...and that wasn't her only name...
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    LooseChickens....the nudist;), the person who...

    LooseChickens....the nudist;), the person who introduced me to organic sheets that would last a lifetime (Coyuchi) oh my, that was many many years ago when I was here with a different name myself! ...
  18. My friend in Houston has so far spent 2d working...

    My friend in Houston has so far spent 2d working in her flooded-now water out, home. This is the list of what is already at the curb and she is not finished.

    I have had a massive fling-but not by...
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    I believe nearly all will stay and rebuild and...

    I believe nearly all will stay and rebuild and Houston will remain the 4th largest city in the USA.

    Mom and Dad were adults near Rotterdam during WW2. Mom said "it's your home. You stay. When...
  20. Thread: Hospitals

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    I am so very sorry for the passing of your dmil....

    I am so very sorry for the passing of your dmil.

    As a RN I am appalled and embarrassed by the behavior of the Dr. I myself have never witnessed such crass and disrespectful behavior. My #1...
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    Wohoo!!!!:cool: Happy dancing with you! There...

    Wohoo!!!!:cool: Happy dancing with you! There is incredible freedom in being debt-free. Welcome to the club:welcome:
  22. Thread: Autumn

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    We had a windstorm for 20 minutes today with...

    We had a windstorm for 20 minutes today with gusts up to 67mph. Trees and limbs down all over town. Power outages. Stoplights dead. Traffic snarl at rush hours.

    Temp dropped 15...
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    I read something interesting recently. Not a...

    I read something interesting recently. Not a direct quote as I can't find it but here's the gist of it:

    We are only capable of so-much decision making in a day. Thus it is important to get...
  24. No thinning hair here. I have no idea your...

    No thinning hair here. I have no idea your age....I'm 56. My knees give me trouble..I'm slow to "take off". Aches and pains take longer to work themselves out. That's all I notice at 56. Well,...
  25. Thread: Autumn

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    It's going to be 100 today. Cannot fathom fall...

    It's going to be 100 today. Cannot fathom fall weather:help:
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