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  1. It is contemporary while also neutral. I think it...

    It is contemporary while also neutral. I think it will look sleek in the room with navy blue walls and white woodwork. Also, most of the picture frames will be silver. And with so much silver I can...
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    Poll: Oh I am sure President Biden will make some sort...

    Oh I am sure President Biden will make some sort of meaningless action about being tough on masking, to make his constituents happy. I will view it as virtue signaling.

    I don’t need the gubmnt to...
  3. silver. I want a silver paint finish. Then I will...

    silver. I want a silver paint finish. Then I will apply silver leaf on top of it. Yes it is gaudy so sue me! Haha.

    There are no silver pieces in used furniture places, it is a current trend.
  4. So many Victorian and later pieces fold and...

    So many Victorian and later pieces fold and collapse. And tables expand.
  5. You know, years ago when there was a functioning...

    You know, years ago when there was a functioning Ethan Allen store I went in and looked at furniture and it was incredibly expensive.

    But now I would think that Ethan Allen used furniture is...
  6. I did put on a mask and dart into one of the big...

    I did put on a mask and dart into one of the big furniture stores. It had nothing but crap. There’s nothing that was even remotely what I was looking for. And believe me, what I’m looking for is...
  7. How are young people learning about fabric? ...

    How are young people learning about fabric?

    I’ve ordered samples for a project I’m doing because I’m not going to order just based on the photograph. And as it turns out that was a good move. One...
  8. What do we lose in product evaluation from online shopping?

    I am 66 years old and am now buying NEW case furniture* for the first time. I have only had hand me downs, thrift store furniture, furniture from the alley, or vintage and antique. I’ve never...
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    I also check out the Mr. Money Mustache forum...

    I also check out the Mr. Money Mustache forum each day. Pete, Mr. Money mustache, it’s making huge bucks, I mean giant money, on that site. That is not the case for Alan.
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    Thank you, Alan

    Thank you Alan for providing this site for us to get together each day.


    You havenít chimed in much in recent days and Iím a little worried about that. I think people were pretty hard on you in a...
  11. Hmmmm, I think one of the reasons why we stick...

    Hmmmm, I think one of the reasons why we stick with this company and I’m loath to leave it right now It’s because we have earthquake insurance on our city house. If I remember right, you can’t get...
  12. I had that same thought as you, why does it...

    I had that same thought as you, why does it matter how many cars are in our fleet there’s only two of us in the house while driving? Both of us are old. We have no teenage drivers.
  13. The “specialty “auto is a 1964 Italian scooter...

    The “specialty “auto is a 1964 Italian scooter that can barely go up Hermann Hills and is anything but fast.

    Neither one of us have had moving violations that I can remember in 30 years. No...
  14. Thread: Calmer?

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    What authority does Flynn have to make anything...

    What authority does Flynn have to make anything happen?
  15. Here is what my insurance guy says, below. PUP...

    Here is what my insurance guy says, below. PUP refers to umbrella insurance coverage. I was wrong, it’s not $1200 it’s $847 annually but still high. I know it costs real money to live in the urban...
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    I am happier if the media is more soothing than...

    I am happier if the media is more soothing than screaming. Now if they could just let go of their Covid Covid Covid coverage every other second I might actually listen to them again.
  17. Ugh. Crap. I don’t know when our umbrella...

    Ugh. Crap. I don’t know when our umbrella insurance cost went up so high. Maybe our agent misspoke when we last talked.

    But now I will have to look into it. Thanks for nothing! Hahaha, really,...
  18. That is true! The golden rule is perfectly fine...

    That is true! The golden rule is perfectly fine and suffices for smooth human relations.
  19. 20% in non-income producing real estate, your...

    20% in non-income producing real estate, your home is kind of high. You are cautious to look at it that way. Most people would think thatís fine.
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    I do use big thick towels as well. They are...

    I do use big thick towels as well. They are absorbent.

    I don’t have conventional dog “beds “ because my dogs pee in them. My very clean dog came with his own very nice bed. He was fine in it. Then...
  21. over on the MMM site they are yelling at me for...

    over on the MMM site they are yelling at me for paying too much in umbrella insurance. Currently its is about $1200/ annually for us which is HIGH! I remember back when it was cheap, just a couple...
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    Des Moines, my home town, has raped and pillaged...

    Des Moines, my home town, has raped and pillaged its old buildings downtown to the point of being unrecognizable to me. Now it looks like Generic Midwestern City. They just need to change their name...
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    Well, wouldnt you know, now I need a couple of...

    Well, wouldnt you know, now I need a couple of the fleece blankets I pitched a year ago.

    Fortunately they are dime a dozen at the thrift stores and are cheap. But mainly I hate the idea of adding...
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    I find it best to disengage from the Trump...

    I find it best to disengage from the Trump insanity.


    If we are lucky, next January the media will let go of their frenzy of covering trump 24/seven. But I’m not betting on it.
  25. We have always self-insured for dental treatment...

    We have always self-insured for dental treatment and optometry. It’s just not a big deal. And yeah we both wear glasses. Before DH had his eyes fixed, his eyeglasses were $1000. But that’s what...
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