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    Currently, my job is pretty high stress. But...

    Currently, my job is pretty high stress. But that's unusual.

    We have a very busy time over the summer. They tell you this during the interview process--don't count on much time off over the...
  2. One place I lived had an aluminum storm door. I...

    One place I lived had an aluminum storm door. I used a piece of duct tape, which was the same color as the door, to stick a spare key on part of the closing mechanism for the door. Worked so well...
  3. You can say anything you like on your own time. ...

    You can say anything you like on your own time.

    Certain employers have guidelines for inclusiveness that do not allow for specific holidays to be mentioned. I don't see a problem with that....
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    You don't have to rake leaves? I rent an...

    You don't have to rake leaves?

    I rent an apartment, so for me the list runs like this:

    Cleaning:

    wash windows
    wash bedding--quilt, mattress pad, blankets
    vacuum dust out of baseboard...
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    Iris lily might be saving money by just having...

    Iris lily might be saving money by just having internet and not paying extra for the cable tv. Depends on the packages offered by her cable company in her area.

    About the smart tv--as jp1 says,...
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    I looked up "U-Verse" internet and it's internet...

    I looked up "U-Verse" internet and it's internet over a cable from AT&T. They have various speeds--which one did you get? The faster the speed, of course, the higher the monthly charge.

    But my...
  7. Thread: Hot Water

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    Growing up, we had oil heat and hot water. To...

    Growing up, we had oil heat and hot water. To save money, Dad used to turn the hot water heater off at night. There was an emergency on/off switch right at the top of the cellar stairs, so he'd just...
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    There's a difference between bad grammar and...

    There's a difference between bad grammar and local usage. If everyone, included the educated folks, is saying "I seen," then I suspect one of two things. Either "I seen" is such a regional expression...
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    One of the things I like about my electric kettle...

    One of the things I like about my electric kettle is that it sits on the counter. It's about two feet away from the sink, in a little corner. The drawer below it has all my tea and tea strainers and...
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    There's areas around Boston where lovely brick...

    There's areas around Boston where lovely brick houses from the 1930s and 40s, large homes with lovely woodwork and detailing, with small yards, are being torn down so larger houses that barely fit on...
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    My electric kettle boils water faster than an...

    My electric kettle boils water faster than an electric stove. About the same time as a gas stove. Automatic shut off when it reaches boiling, or there's not enough water.

    You can put it near the...
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    Many years ago, my brother, career military, was...

    Many years ago, my brother, career military, was stationed in a country that suffered a major earthquake. Many lives were lost, thousands and thousands of people were left homeless for up to a year....
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    People in my area stand there and completely husk...

    People in my area stand there and completely husk the corn before they buy it. The supermarkets provide trash barrels for this purpose.

    It is completely puzzling to me. I can understand pulling...
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    I wash sheets and towels and underwear in hot...

    I wash sheets and towels and underwear in hot water--they are all white cotton, so they are a logical load. Supposedly, the hot water will help with my allergies. And about 3-4 times a year, I wash...
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    Or the older people we knew were from a...

    Or the older people we knew were from a generation where you didn't complain. You just kept on doing as much as you could, while presenting a cheerful facade to the world around you.

    My...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG5fFI3eorg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG5fFI3eorg
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    Well, in the winter when my cat is being purry...

    Well, in the winter when my cat is being purry and lovey-dovey and falling asleep on my lap, I appreciate the body heat--it's cold in my house. So I suppose I am using her, when I lure her on to my...
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    Or very smart and able to manipulate humans to...

    Or very smart and able to manipulate humans to get what they want. Depends on your point of view.
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    Can't be trusted to do what? I mean, what are you...

    Can't be trusted to do what? I mean, what are you going to trust a pet with?

    Sneaky? Just because they can move quietly and surprise you with their presence? Just because they aren't as...
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    This older gentleman sounds a lot like my...

    This older gentleman sounds a lot like my grandfather in his final years. He had always been very active, but after he turned 90, he slowed down. A lot.

    I'd go to visit, and he'd just nod off...
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    It's just a personal theory, but the controlling...

    It's just a personal theory, but the controlling behavior? Strikes me as what you do when you are afraid of something. You tie it down, you box it up, you keep it from getting any advantage over you....
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    I saw the season where they built the house. It...

    I saw the season where they built the house. It is metal, I think, but it is *two* houses, of the same design, built side by side, by the family, at least in part. They changed a lot of the design of...
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    Okay, I'll admit I watched the early specials...

    Okay, I'll admit I watched the early specials that they did and a season or two of the show at the beginning.

    I wanted to dislike them very much.

    There are things I can't stand--the home...
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    A related tidbit. We have a local grocery chain...

    A related tidbit. We have a local grocery chain in our area--Demoulas Market Basket. There has been some politicing on the board level of the company recently, and the employees walked out in...
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    One thing to remember about food stamps is that...

    One thing to remember about food stamps is that they are designed to *supplement* people's food budget, not be their entire food budget. The official name of the program is SNAP--Supplemental...
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