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  1. Thread: Conavirus......

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    The UK strain has just been detected in IL for...

    The UK strain has just been detected in IL for the first time. Someone in the Chicago area who traveled to the UK.
  2. Thread: January frugals

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    Wow!

    Wow!
  3. Thread: January frugals

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    I hate the taste of my tap water. What I do is...

    I hate the taste of my tap water. What I do is put it in a glass jug in the fridge and let it get really cold. That totally improves the taste. I don’t buy water for at home use except for distilled...
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    I like Miss Read’s Fairacre series so much...

    I like Miss Read’s Fairacre series so much better. Have all of them in paperback. There’s about 20 of those.

    I’ll have to check out Barbara Pym. I think you’re the second person to recommend them...
  5. Thread: Newspapers.....

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    Got the NYT digital subscription yesterday and...

    Got the NYT digital subscription yesterday and read through the app. Forgot how much I liked it. Worth the $8/month.
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    Reading the Thrush Green series by Miss Read. Set...

    Reading the Thrush Green series by Miss Read. Set in a small English village after World War II. Very cozy. Comfort reads. The Hoopla app through my library seems to have all of them. I’m on the 4th...
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    My favorite Chinese brand name is Apeman. It’s...

    My favorite Chinese brand name is Apeman. It’s the brand for cheap, but adequate GoPro knockoff cameras. I got one for $70 off Amazon a few years ago for diving.
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    Just a thought.

    Just a thought.
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    Iris, you might be better off with a thermal...

    Iris, you might be better off with a thermal urn/pitcher that would keep your water hot. I looked at the kettles on Amazon and I only found one that keeps the water hot for 30 min. That’s the...
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    Lovely!

    Lovely!
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    This is pretty much me. Higher utility bills, but...

    This is pretty much me. Higher utility bills, but not by much. This winter has been pretty mild so far so I've been keeping the heat pretty low. I'm not driving for work, but I'll drive to dive,...
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    When the vent hood over the stove broke in my...

    When the vent hood over the stove broke in my apartment, I asked the landlord if he would replace it with a vent/microwave combo. He did. I love it. I have a nuker and I have counter space. I'd not...
  13. Thread: Newspapers.....

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    I may have to get a NYT digital subscription...

    I may have to get a NYT digital subscription again. Thanks.
  14. Thread: Newspapers.....

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    I will say the NYT has the best newspaper app...

    I will say the NYT has the best newspaper app I’ve come across. The Trib’s has always been horrid.
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    IL, I’ve been selling some scuba gear online and...

    IL, I’ve been selling some scuba gear online and the boxes from incoming orders have been recycled for the stuff I’ve sold.
  16. Thread: Newspapers.....

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    I have a journalism degree and was a reporter for...

    I have a journalism degree and was a reporter for 18 months in the early 90s.

    I used to love the Chicago Tribune. They’ve gone through a number of owners and staff just keeps getting cut. They’re...
  17. Thread: Sheets

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    I love percale so will have to check those out...

    I love percale so will have to check those out for summer.
  18. Thread: Ice fishing

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    I’ll be doing an ice diving class this winter. ...

    I’ll be doing an ice diving class this winter.

    A few years ago there were a bunch of ice fishers that got caught on a big piece of ice that broke off and floated away on Lake Erie, if I remember...
  19. ACLU warns against social media blocking/banning

    Swore I was going to stop with the politics stuff, but this was too danged interesting to not post.
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  20. Thread: New job update

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    Happy, losing weight is a good thing! I forgot...

    Happy, losing weight is a good thing!

    I forgot to ask. Is the OT all one day or spread out over a week?
  21. Thread: Under desk cycle

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    Under desk cycle

    I’ve not been to the gym since October due to covid. I’ve not been very satisfied with YouTube videos.

    I looked at under desk cycles a few weeks ago. I didn’t want to use it under my desk, but in...
  22. Thread: New job update

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    Happy, sorry to hear about the OT. Other than...

    Happy, sorry to hear about the OT. Other than that, how is the job going?
  23. Thread: New job update

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    So sorry to hear that!

    So sorry to hear that!
  24. Thread: January Purge

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    Just post whatever you like.

    Just post whatever you like.
  25. Thread: Coup

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    My priority is my diving. Not politics. I double...

    My priority is my diving. Not politics. I double majored in political science and journalism in college. But it’s just gotten to be too much.
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