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    +1 Likewise here in AZ. Teacher pay is 50th of...

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    Likewise here in AZ. Teacher pay is 50th of the 50 states.

    It's like living in an underfunded household - we just roll from one crisis to another and only have funds to put out that fire,...
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    Isn't it interesting that it does seem that...

    Isn't it interesting that it does seem that niceness is contagious? I like to hear these stories of chained events.
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    "Paris, I love you but you're bringing me down"...

    "Paris, I love you but you're bringing me down" by Rosencrans Baldwin. His account of his life in Paris with his wife for 18 months with a Parisian ad agency. It's about 10 years old (he mentions...
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    Not sure if this is a peeve, but I bought some...

    Not sure if this is a peeve, but I bought some garden concrete stepping stones on sale for $1.99. (normal retail is $7.99)
    Great price, but when I brought it home and turned it over there was a...
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    I agree, love the image on "Sunset Barn." Do you...

    I agree, love the image on "Sunset Barn." Do you know who the makers are of these puzzles?
    For us, if we like some of the images and quality, then we seek out that same brand if we can find it -...
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    I agree with others who suggested selling the...

    I agree with others who suggested selling the rings, and also to take that cash and buy gold or silver coins. Portable wealth.

    and another AZ real estate market datapoint: I bought a small...
  7. Thread: August Purge

    by Lainey
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    Will be dropping off a sheet set to Goodwill on...

    Will be dropping off a sheet set to Goodwill on Saturday, same day as their bi-weekly 1/2 price sale. I bought the sheet set new on sale and only used it once when I realized that 100% polyester is...
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    I had tentative plans for a late October trip,...

    I had tentative plans for a late October trip, but we now have a family member in hospice who isn't expected to live beyond year-end. So we're holding off making any reservations until we see how...
  9. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Believe it or not it's a label from Penney's -...

    Believe it or not it's a label from Penney's - St. John's Bay. And this is the first season I've had it so I may be reassessing after a year or so, but right now it's a winner.
  10. Ditto, and we know you'll be enjoying every day. ...

    Ditto, and we know you'll be enjoying every day.
    And I don't know if you're signed up with a pension but I was just mentioning to someone the miracle of having MegaCorp. deposit $ in my checking...
  11. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    A well-made and flattering bathing suit. Finally...

    A well-made and flattering bathing suit. Finally figured out after all these years that it pays to spend a little extra money to get something like this. I got a one-piece that originally retailed...
  12. Same here. I'm probably missing a little...

    Same here. I'm probably missing a little regarding some local groups or activities that might be interesting, but sure not missing any of the drama...
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    Happened to me the other day when I couldn't...

    Happened to me the other day when I couldn't recall the word "turquoise." I was admiring someone's earrings and I was trying to say the stone color looked like turquoise - fortunately my friend...
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    A minor peeve: retail workers who greet me, the...

    A minor peeve: retail workers who greet me, the customer, when my back is turned and I'm examining some merchandise. Happened again this morning: didn't hear them, didn't know anyone was behind me...
  15. Thread: July Frugals

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    Yppej, reminded me of an incident that happened...

    Yppej,
    reminded me of an incident that happened earlier this month. Electricity in our neighborhood went down and their rep predicted it would take several hours to fix but wasn't sure. I texted...
  16. I was sorry to hear that news, bae. I hope...

    I was sorry to hear that news, bae. I hope staying connected with family and friends will help you along this way.

    My list is similar to some others:
    1. We're a match physically,...
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    Same here. For holidays like birthdays my...

    Same here. For holidays like birthdays my siblings and I have transitioned to emails, but I know that for some people (like my unofficial inlaws who are in their late 80s) getting mail is a big...
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    Absolutely - this all assumes no substantial...

    Absolutely - this all assumes no substantial mental or physical ailments, and those with good genes definitely have a big advantage.
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    Catherine, I was going to say Brian Regan too!

    Catherine, I was going to say Brian Regan too!
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    I'm wondering if some of this is influenced by...

    I'm wondering if some of this is influenced by family behavior. I'm thinking of those I know whose parents and grandparents were lively and vigorous into their old age, so the younger generation...
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    Agree with this. Some have said that cell phone...

    Agree with this. Some have said that cell phone cameras have become the best civil rights tool out there. I think these incidents have been eye-opening for some people who don't have to endure any...
  22. Thread: July Purge

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    Jane, just curious: how far along are you in...

    Jane, just curious: how far along are you in your donations, percentagewise? I know you've mentioned an ongoing decluttering/donation for some time now and I am admiring of your persistence. Have...
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    Finished Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. ...

    Finished Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. Memoir of how she and her 4 siblings grew up with an alcoholic mentally unstable mother. (I don't say "raised by" because they really had to raise...
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    Many years ago at MegaCorp. there was an inside...

    Many years ago at MegaCorp. there was an inside embezzlement as well, but on a much smaller scale, total of about $300,000. It was 2 guys from the finance dept., and they were actually caught and...
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    Employers can be so lax about this. Very...

    Employers can be so lax about this. Very infuriating to the applicant. Hang in there.
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