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    Here’s the thing about an optimistic outlook: our...

    Here’s the thing about an optimistic outlook: our time is over, the time of us oldsters. I think we are handing the youngsters a world that is not so great. But they will take it and run because they...
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    The newspaper from Hermann, a small town of 2500,...

    The newspaper from Hermann, a small town of 2500, has a column every week listing the known exposures to coronavirus.December 7 at the village market grocery store. December 14 at Hermanoff winery....
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    I am only following headline news and post such...

    I am only following headline news and post such as yours, so I am in no hurry to get it also. We are staying far away from crowds and have very limited exposure to other humans.
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    Rosa, Thank you for this recommendation. I don’t...

    Rosa, Thank you for this recommendation. I don’t know if I’ll read it or not, but it took me down an interesting rabbit hole of books that have won the Whitbread prize.There are very few Whitbread...
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    Do you still add oil to food? One thing I read...

    Do you still add oil to food? One thing I read said yes.

    I see an air fryer as being good in preventing aerosol oils and particulates floating around the kitchen and sticking, making for greasy...
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    I love the schtick of Kim and Penn Holderness....

    I love the schtick of Kim and Penn Holderness. Here is Kim with her new air fryer:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hyuMqeLf7_o
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    All upper cabinets will have glass fronts. But...

    All upper cabinets will have glass fronts.

    But likely, just faux mullions. Getting real, honest to god mullions costs about a million dollars apparently. My own kitchen cabinets that DH made have...
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    Well, I can’t say that I liked the stove wall...

    Well, I can’t say that I liked the stove wall with all the implements lined up on it. That looks messy to me. So I am not replicating that one.
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    I think I might own this for ten years. It is...

    I think I might own this for ten years. It is possible.

    I will say that the unit with the few cabinets had no trouble selling. It was beautifully decorated from top to bottom.
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    Wow, pomegranate juice stains like anything. Rip...

    Wow, pomegranate juice stains like anything. Rip sweater.

    cant say I have ever cut a q tip in half. Guess maybe I wont after reading your adventure.
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    This is a clean looking wall. Perhaps the “white”...

    This is a clean looking wall. Perhaps the “white” aspect helps. My cabinetry is light blue.

    I was really on the fence about a cabinet over the sink. That’s interesting that you say you don’t like...
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    Aww, good new on the cat front.

    Aww, good new on the cat front.
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    So now DH and I are in the thorniest part of...

    So now DH and I are in the thorniest part of condo renovation, designing kitchen cabinets. I knew we would clash on this big time. We are.

    This kitchen is about 8’ x 8.5’. Tiny. It is enclosed, no...
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    It is primer, not top coat paint.

    It is primer, not top coat paint.
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    I will see. My idea of using electric kettle is...

    I will see. My idea of using electric kettle is to keep DH out of the tiny kitchen, away from the main microwave oven. There is room for 1 person there, not 2. The kettle would sit in the beverage...
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    DH does the same for water for our house plants....

    DH does the same for water for our house plants.

    About the $210 worth of paint —it’s wonderful because that paint is not sitting around our property waiting for its use down the road. It was used...
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    DH was giddy this week because he took 7 gallons...

    DH was giddy this week because he took 7 gallons of primer paint from the alley where our neighbor left it. This neighbor was cleaning out his house before moving.

    $210 worth of paint that is now...
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    Pharmacists have a high level of microbiology...

    Pharmacists have a high level of microbiology training. It is weird when one of them escapes that mindset. But then, there are plenty of M.D. outliers, we hear about them all the time running fringe...
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    my city’s public health department put out a very...

    my city’s public health department put out a very carefully worded statement about park playgrounds in summertime. They did not say playgrounds are open. They made noise about playgrounds not being...
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    Speaking of textile purchases through Amazon, I...

    Speaking of textile purchases through Amazon, I just ordered my second twin size comforter. I absolutely love the one I got a few weeks ago. I get twin size because it’s good enough to lay over a bed...
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    The Miss Read books are classic cosy village...

    The Miss Read books are classic cosy village books, around for decades. I have not read one myself.

    I do like village/neighborhood books set in England, but those with irony attract me. ...
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    yes, and thanks.

    yes, and thanks.
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    Hmm, this means another thing to sit on the...

    Hmm, this means another thing to sit on the counter of my tiny beverage center. Not sure about that.
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    I do look at where it’s being shipped from And...

    I do look at where it’s being shipped from And avoid those Chinese vendors.I’m resigned to most of the crap I buy being made in China, but I don’t want to buy from Chinese vendors. Once in a while...
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    I don’t know why we dont snowdrops around here....

    I don’t know why we dont snowdrops around here. Our early flowers are crocus.
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