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    DW fills a jug with tap water and lets it sit for...

    DW fills a jug with tap water and lets it sit for a couple of days before she waters our plants with it. She sayd it lets the chlorine in the water off-gas. That taste has never been obvious to me in...
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    Dinner with the grandkids last night -- spaghetti...

    Dinner with the grandkids last night -- spaghetti with red sauce (Creamette spaghetti for them, edamame pasta for us) and sliced cucumbers and radishes.

    The chicken I planned to make turned out...
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    DW has bought a few "Amazon Basics" items, like...

    DW has bought a few "Amazon Basics" items, like an iPhone charger and a multiple-port USB charging block, and they've been fine. They don't feel cheap at all and have seemed to work just fine for a...
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    DW buys much more from Amazon than I do. I tend...

    DW buys much more from Amazon than I do. I tend to reserve Amazon for the items I can't readily find elsewhere, like ink cartridges for our old printers or new gaskets for our pressure cooker. I try...
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    DW likes to read the paper leisurely on weekends,...

    DW likes to read the paper leisurely on weekends, so we subscribe to the Saturday and Sunday edition of the big paper in town, which removes the paywall for the digital version (which is how I prefer...
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    Ah, i see now. Very nice cabinet, rosa!

    Ah, i see now. Very nice cabinet, rosa!
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    Very nice! How are the muntins created? Are they...

    Very nice! How are the muntins created? Are they part of the glass or did you build them?
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    The "something fancier" was a tri-tip steak I...

    The "something fancier" was a tri-tip steak I bought by chance at an Asian supermarket. Tough?? DW wouldn't even try it. I soldiered through a piece though I think it would have been less work...
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    Ham and steamed cauliflower. I'll go for...

    Ham and steamed cauliflower. I'll go for something fancier tomorrow.
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    That's because some of those folks are in...

    That's because some of those folks are in shelters like this one: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/spo/d/waterville-ice-castle-fish-house/7260549976.html

    Glamping, indeed...
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    I guess we're spending less. I could look it up,...

    I guess we're spending less. I could look it up, but... :) I know we're staying afloat on the reduced income we get from DW's pension (plus a pension of mine) so we're saving some money.

    Less...
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    Yes, it's all painful to go through but at least...

    Yes, it's all painful to go through but at least this structural part was taken care of quickly. Good for you, TT.
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    We're getting it. DW may get hers "early" because...

    We're getting it. DW may get hers "early" because she is the designated family caregiver for her mother in the nursing home and some care facilities are providing the vaccine to those folks even out...
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    Hmm. Apparently my reputation precedes me... ;) ...

    Hmm. Apparently my reputation precedes me... ;)


    If you are a member of the organization, there would be no issue in using their EIN (at least as far as the IRS is concerned). However, the IRS...
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    Accountant. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200....

    Accountant. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. :) It is not difficult, but if you absolutely do not want to do it, an accountant can do it easily.

    Pretty much anyone can get their own tax...
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    Thanks. It's ... not quite what I'd hoped for....

    Thanks. It's ... not quite what I'd hoped for. It's tasty; just not what I had in mind. I'll figure out how to change it for next time. :)
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    Coconut braised beef tonight. Yesterday was...

    Coconut braised beef tonight. Yesterday was local-restaurant-takeout night -- a Rachel sandwich for DW and a Cubano (sans bread) for me.
  18. Thread: Pantries...?

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    I think that pantry is larger than our kitchen....

    I think that pantry is larger than our kitchen. Maybe larger than half the rooms in our house....
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    Nice work, IL! From your previous posts on this,...

    Nice work, IL! From your previous posts on this, it was clear the journey was not as much fun as the destination.

    DW has a few friends in the "DH takes care of it all" camp. One has been debating...
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    That's essentially what we have, except that our...

    That's essentially what we have, except that our pantry closet is a deep converted hall closet just off the kitchen/dining area. It contains the countertop appliances we don't use every day, larger...
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    Staying the course here. Enough of our retirement...

    Staying the course here. Enough of our retirement income is effectively annuitized that we don't need to be really defensive about our stock holdings. We're very light in bonds, right now, though,...
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    Our current fridge (Whirlpool) came with an ice...

    Our current fridge (Whirlpool) came with an ice maker. It, too, "cannot be removed". Maybe there's another model out there without the ice maker *shrug*. But we simply removed the cube bin, did not...
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    We've had Consumer Cellular for maybe 3-4 years...

    We've had Consumer Cellular for maybe 3-4 years now. We like them fine.

    CC is what's known as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) so they don't operate their own towers, etc.. CC resells...
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    The grandkids are here for an overnight before...

    The grandkids are here for an overnight before they go back to day care on Monday (*le sigh*) so the originally planned keto crustless taco pie will be tonight's dinner, not tonight's and Monday's...
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    Reminds me of a wish we received for one new...

    Reminds me of a wish we received for one new year:


    Wishing everyone a calmer safer 2021...
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