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  1. Thread: Updates...

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    It is my opinion that it was easier to save the...

    It is my opinion that it was easier to save the money into tax deferred accounts than it is to figure out the best way for us to spend it in retirement. We did balance our savings into both deferred...
  2. We got married at about 19 and 20 (married...

    We got married at about 19 and 20 (married between our two birthdays). Never really wanted kids and talked about it for awhile. Hubby did not want me to stay on BC so he had the issue taken care...
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    I googled "keeping cats out of gardens" and found...

    I googled "keeping cats out of gardens" and found this excellent article with a variety of methods. We used to give out this info years ago. ...
  4. Thread: Updates...

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    Pinkytoe, one of the most educational things we...

    Pinkytoe, one of the most educational things we did was spend 3 years (corporate move) in a totally different state. Learned that we carry ourselves with us when we move, other states can be...
  5. Thread: Dog shelter

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    There are several rescues, a Boxer one I really...

    There are several rescues, a Boxer one I really remember, that are very honest about what happens to damaged dogs. Warehousing is not an option for dogs. Dogs can have severe mental issues with...
  6. Thread: Updates...

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    Small but found a YMCA with a fantastic exercise...

    Small but found a YMCA with a fantastic exercise instructor who can match our moves to a wide variety of music. I go 5 days a week with a 3/4 mile walk to and from. Step, cardio and weight work. ...
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    IL, is this the moving tax you are referring to: ...

    IL, is this the moving tax you are referring to: https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/verify-can-illinois-tax-you-for-moving/63-565e1f64-6e65-4576-a234-93e7d41c1325
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    Dang cataracts. Eye doctor told me yesterday...

    Dang cataracts. Eye doctor told me yesterday that the surgery will come in around a year or two. Also told me not to wait so long between visits since I was no longer legal to drive without new...
  9. No, No, No. Unless I had serious!! cash for all...

    No, No, No. Unless I had serious!! cash for all the specific requirements and knew the specialists that might be required for the work. Even getting appropriate windows and having them repaired...
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    We have always had a huge chunk in cash as my...

    We have always had a huge chunk in cash as my insurance policy. Allows me to look at the market with less emotional involvement.
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    I am with IL. That is why I am not interested in...

    I am with IL. That is why I am not interested in the big lotteries. I start thinking about all the negatives and complexities and dont ever buy a ticket.
  12. Thread: How often?

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    I would have to say once every month or so for a...

    I would have to say once every month or so for a sit down dinner. They are 1. expensive and 2. high in calories. So we limit our eating out. No fast food, pizza (unless part of the once a month),...
  13. I have a black Tshirt that says This is My...

    I have a black Tshirt that says This is My Halloween Costume. We wear it each year in October.

    I like the idea of black top and either a turtleneck shirt or tshirt and call yourself Steve Jobs...
  14. Sorry, but the story is pretty fake. They dont...

    Sorry, but the story is pretty fake. They dont eat as much processed foods, carbohydrates, sugar, etc. I was always full with balanced meals of a reasonably small amount of protein, rice,...
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    Make sure she will wear it before you get it. At...

    Make sure she will wear it before you get it. At Mom's senior apartment community there are numerous instances of relatives providing the service and the person needing it refusing to wear the...
  16. Thread: Shingles

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    There were long waiting lists for the shots at...

    There were long waiting lists for the shots at most Krogers. But our downtown store had no waiting list. Must have been due to the demographic of the population shopping there. All young, urban...
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    Had this grain free discussion with my vet...

    Had this grain free discussion with my vet regarding cat food. Kidney disease required lower protein and so we had to research those issues. Grain free seems to be a marketing idea and not a good...
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    Good job. We had to do something similar with...

    Good job. We had to do something similar with cat food. For us, they would not eat the fancy food so it would be wasted.
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    We put all kinds of strange things on our pizza. ...

    We put all kinds of strange things on our pizza. Stir fried leftover veggies, leftover chicken tikka, ricotta cheese, goat cheese, etc. Just a vehicle for us to have a crust and cheese on top and...
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    jp1, we have that whole scenario happening in...

    jp1, we have that whole scenario happening in Indiana. In fact, one religious school caved to the Catholic Church and the Jesuits did not. So the Church somehow decommissioned? them and they could...
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    Have the doctor write out a prescription for...

    Have the doctor write out a prescription for removing things like area rugs, getting rid of dust catchers and cleaning clothes. That way if she "forgets" what he said the next week, you have the RX...
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    I just have to rave about my experience with our...

    I just have to rave about my experience with our online Mayor's Action Line. First I reported a building with dangerous broken glass windows (single pane and non safety). They got the building...
  23. IL, I don't get it either. I have one, maybe...

    IL, I don't get it either. I have one, maybe two, semi fancy outfits that are brought out for any occasion needing them. But I am not trying to "fit in" to a controlled group of people all...
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    Mom waited until Dad died and she was 80 to move...

    Mom waited until Dad died and she was 80 to move closer to us. She lived in upstate NY and moving to IN got her a better climate plus we are 20 minutes away. Been here about 7 years and says she...
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    SiouzQ, there are a bunch of adaptive devices out...

    SiouzQ, there are a bunch of adaptive devices out on the market for those with wrist and hand problems to use for every day activities. Found a bunch here that might help with some things. ...
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