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    I was just at the garden center and they were...

    I was just at the garden center and they were selling "Echibeckia" which I assume is the hybrid you're talking about. They looked almost like small sunflowers.

    Good for you, dado, for protecting...
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    When I was an account manager traveling a lot for...

    When I was an account manager traveling a lot for research, I assigned project manager to go with me to Stockholm. When we booked rooms at a really nice hotel there, she was appalled that she would...
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    Here's an idea for a cute attic bedroom. It's a...

    Here's an idea for a cute attic bedroom. It's a picture from my favorite decorating "book" (it's a small book but loaded with beautiful ideas) by Alice Whately: Peaceful Spaces.

    I like the sleigh...
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    I echo nswef... so nice to bring a beautiful old...

    I echo nswef... so nice to bring a beautiful old table into modern day functionality! Someday I may be motivated to bring my twin tiger maple headboards/footboards to Connecticut where they actually...
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    I think it will look really good once it's...

    I think it will look really good once it's installed with the finishes etc.
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    DH had a burger, but I made gazpacho using one of...

    DH had a burger, but I made gazpacho using one of the cucumbers from my bumper crop as well as tomatoes grown last year and frozen. It was a good recipe! Supposedly close to the Spanish style.
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  7. First of all, I have to correct my spelling...

    First of all, I have to correct my spelling error--her name is Olivia Colman, not Coleman.

    Yes, I did see The Lost Daughter, and she was so great in it! Her face is so malleable and expressive...
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    Beautiful picture! What a way to spend your...

    Beautiful picture! What a way to spend your summer vacation!
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    Very cool!! Post pictures once you have the...

    Very cool!! Post pictures once you have the weeds under control. You've lived I NM for many years now--is this very unusual?
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    Why did you go panel instead of tile if you're...

    Why did you go panel instead of tile if you're not crazy about it?
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    OMG! That is great! Congratulations, Tradd! I...

    OMG! That is great! Congratulations, Tradd!

    I was watching that movie 13 Lives about the monsoon that trapped the soccer kids in the cave. It looks like such a scary environment... yet enchanting...
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    I do love internet rabbit holes. I was reading...

    I do love internet rabbit holes.

    I was reading Ezra Klein's latest essay in the NYTimes: "I DIdn't Want it to be True, but the Medium Really is the Message." The...
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    Well, I do my best to stick to natives.. I'll say...

    Well, I do my best to stick to natives.. I'll say that. I have native asters, milkweed, bluestem grasses, rudbeckia, echinacea. My one digression is balloon flower--I have a small patch of that.
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    When it comes to geopolitics with plants, I'm an...

    When it comes to geopolitics with plants, I'm an isolationist. I stick with native plants, which means I don't have to make tough decisions about accepting/reecting plants of Chinese or Russian...
  15. Thread: August Purge

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    Yes, you sound like you have what we had last...

    Yes, you sound like you have what we had last year. There was a nest in the compost and a nest in dead wood (see picture). I only got stung twice when I disrupted the compost pile, but the "Bee...
  16. Thread: Gas prices

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    How does that translate to mpg? How does that...

    How does that translate to mpg? How does that compare to price of gas? My hybrid gets 50mpg, and I fill my car up once a month ($30) or sometimes twice. What are your costs per mile?
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    There are a lot of manufactured home communities...

    There are a lot of manufactured home communities up here in Vermont. Our neighbor's brother raised his family in one and he's probably lived in it for about 30 years. I never heard him complain about...
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    Very nice! Beautiful fenced-in yard and it looks...

    Very nice! Beautiful fenced-in yard and it looks like it's pretty move-in ready. Nice views! I understand that it would be stressful trying to get to work in the winter--I wonder if you could find...
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    Same has happened to me!! One of my best friends...

    Same has happened to me!! One of my best friends my freshman year at college--we kept in touch for a few years and then lost touch. She entered the convent at one point but gave it up because she...
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    According to my reliable Google source:

    "If you are already anticipating the next chapter in the Netflix series, feel free to relax because the new season will be amongst us in November 2022. The...
  21. I'm a Crown fan. I also blew through all the...

    I'm a Crown fan. I also blew through all the seasons. I agree with iris lilies' take on Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson, and the actress who played Margaret. My girl crush is on Olivia Coleman. I've...
  22. Like Jeppy, I keep a budget and I track my...

    Like Jeppy, I keep a budget and I track my expenditures almost to the penny, so if I see something out of whack, I either cut back on something else, or the next month try to even it out. I am fine...
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    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling...

    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling Pelosi's trip "reckless and irresponsible" and that nothing good could come of it.
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    Yes, I just finished it! Very interesting...

    Yes, I just finished it! Very interesting insights. Thanks for the recommendation!
  25. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    In that list I posted of affordable towns in NH,...

    In that list I posted of affordable towns in NH, Keene is in the county you're targeting. Is that too far northwest for you? Also, how far are you willing to travel for shopping, etc. I am in a...
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