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  1. Uh, don’t think the post office accepts liquids- ?

    Uh, don’t think the post office accepts liquids- ?
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    Will you fall under The IRS Windfall Provision...

    Will you fall under The IRS Windfall Provision Act?
    a lot of teachers have lost a lot of benefits with that
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    Are you eligible for social security benefits or...

    Are you eligible for social security benefits or just the pension? Makes a difference…
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    Interesting read here. I’ve had a Costco...

    Interesting read here. I’ve had a Costco membership for many years, for a while my daughter was on mine too, but she’s got her own now. In the beginning, I was just buying dog food. At $.89/lb it’s...
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    Almost all of mine was from 1975-1985; anything...

    Almost all of mine was from 1975-1985; anything before 1990 is considered “vintage.” People collect the stuff (apparently most don’t actually use it), and they paid me more per piece than I paid for...
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    I’m just tickled Pink! I just spent the evening...

    I’m just tickled Pink! I just spent the evening selling Tupper- ware [yes, I know, and I did it on purpose]. I discovered 2 large bins full in my shed this afternoon, been working on decluttering and...
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    UPDATE I’m reminded of the time when I decided...

    UPDATE

    I’m reminded of the time when I decided to get my teaching credentials. One of the requirements to enroll in the credential program was a passing score on a standardized test of general...
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    Anyone done voice-over work?

    I’m beginning a search for a lucrative work-from-home gig. Someone suggested that I check into voice-over work.
    The idea is appealing to me. I love to read, and as an elementary teacher I read to my...
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    Well, I had lettuce and radishes going from seed....

    Well, I had lettuce and radishes going from seed. The birds ate all the lettuce- it had leaves 5&6- about 10 days ago. The radishes we’re doing great, getting more and more leaves, growing bigger-...
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    Alan, that would have required actually reading...

    Alan, that would have required actually reading the book… which is very seldom done by those who seek to ban books.
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    Textbooks are evaluated and adopted on a 5 year...

    Textbooks are evaluated and adopted on a 5 year rotation. This is the year for Math. I believe Social Studies comes next year. That should be entertaining (sarcasm).
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    “oh, MY! A WITCH! We cannot have children...

    “oh, MY! A WITCH! We cannot have children reading about witches.“
    Of course, no context provided, probably nobody objecting had actually Read the book
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    Well, maybe I can shed some light- or maybe just...

    Well, maybe I can shed some light- or maybe just muddy the waters some.

    It seems to me that Florida is going way above and beyond, in attempting to draw attention to the textbooks, probably in...
  14. Ejchase, you’re doing Great! Congratulations,...

    Ejchase, you’re doing Great! Congratulations, even on tackling the pile of garden stuff.
    I did a pile of garden stuff a few months ago, and I was shocked at how long it took and how much I’d...
  15. Ejchase, congrats! You’ve stuck to your goal for...

    Ejchase, congrats! You’ve stuck to your goal for a long time, and now you get the rewards!
  16. Thread: Hellebores!

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    Beautiful! Being a California girl, living in...

    Beautiful! Being a California girl, living in zone 9b, I had never seen hellebores until 3 years ago, when I saw them on Garden Answer’s YouTube channel. Last year, I found 1 at the local small...
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    Scrapbooking supplies. Like, hundreds of sheets...

    Scrapbooking supplies. Like, hundreds of sheets of patterned paper, and just as many sheets of colored card stock. Plus tons of stickers. Then fancy edge scissors, stamps, punches. I asked DD if she...
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    A very large part of the trash piles generated by...

    A very large part of the trash piles generated by the homeless people in their urban camps is actually packaging from the restaurant food that well-meaning folks donate. I keep suggesting that they...
  19. Thread: Spring!

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    We got our first measurable rain in 86 days...

    We got our first measurable rain in 86 days overnight.
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    Dealing with Clutter

    So my house has been feeling”messy” for lack of a better word. For a few weeks here, I chalked it up to cabin fever: winter weather and COVID restrictions, resulting in a lot more time inside, and...
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    Yeppej, just an aside, Best Buy takes anything...

    Yeppej, just an aside, Best Buy takes anything electronic for recycling.
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    We used to have Admission Day, the day California...

    We used to have Admission Day, the day California became a state, Sept 9th.
  23. Any one of my dogs or even all 3 at once can...

    Any one of my dogs or even all 3 at once can become really clingy if I interrupt or change our routines. Or if I come home with another animal’s scent on my clothes. If I’m online, they want me on my...
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    Many years ago (40ish) I had friends who had a...

    Many years ago (40ish) I had friends who had a beach house, with pine plank floors. They oiled them every couple of years. Not sure what they used, but they were truly beautiful. Also provided some...
  25. Thread: Abacus

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    See if any of the Montessori or Waldorf schools...

    See if any of the Montessori or Waldorf schools have YouTube or even online instructions. With all of the home schooling going on in the pandemic, someone must have written materials for parents.
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