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    It is very difficult when one's family seems...

    It is very difficult when one's family seems arrayed on another side, and you are the only one with a different perception of what happened. Or they say "you're too sensitive" or "why do you feel...
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    Thank you for reporting on these events. I...

    Thank you for reporting on these events. I really appreciate hearing from someone who has actually seen the person in person.
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    It sounds like the "should" is something you do...

    It sounds like the "should" is something you do to yourself, from a part of you that buys into the family placement of you as the scapegoat or designated victim.

    It is really hard to overcome that...
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    It was weird! And weirdly long unless I was...

    It was weird! And weirdly long unless I was reading my watch wrong. I wondered what the point was to making it. But I wanted to see it for the period stuff and that was great, the clothes, the way...
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    What a pretty cupboard, Rosa!

    What a pretty cupboard, Rosa!
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    "I keep thinking I should find a way to interact...

    "I keep thinking I should find a way to interact with them, when even a Christmas card can set me off.

    I’m not sure if the should that echoes in my head is really from inside me, manufactured by...
  7. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    I'd read this and see what you think for your...

    I'd read this and see what you think for your situation:

    https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/626/what-is-the-functional-difference-between-cow-manure-and-sheep-manure
  8. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    Catherine, lots of stables will let you haul off...

    Catherine, lots of stables will let you haul off horse manure for free from their pile. It smells better than cow manure and is easier to work with.
    We use horse manure in our garden, and lots of...
  9. Thread: August Frugals

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    We live in a very very small city, and they are...

    We live in a very very small city, and they are advertised in the local paper. There are also local companies who do estate sales, and there were three going on this weekend--on their website, they...
  10. Thread: August Frugals

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    I've always thought this would be fun, to stock...

    I've always thought this would be fun, to stock up for a year of things like soap and dish detergent and paper products--figure out how much you use in a year and then hit a sale weekend like the no...
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    The first roller coaster I ever rode was Galaxy...

    The first roller coaster I ever rode was Galaxy in Asbury Park. I went and looked it up and apparently it was gone by the 80's. The Casino was a weird and haunted place in the 70's.

    My favorite...
  12. How wonderful, and fingers crossed. You have...

    How wonderful, and fingers crossed. You have done a wonderful thing, linking Mouse up with her original owner!
  13. 2 hours labeling and purging old seed packets and...

    2 hours labeling and purging old seed packets and gardening materials..

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  14. Thread: Radio silence

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    Razz, thank you, that is very helpful advice.

    Razz, thank you, that is very helpful advice.
  15. Thread: August Frugals

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    Last night's dinner was zucchini from the garden...

    Last night's dinner was zucchini from the garden with rice. Tonight's will be a gluten-free vegetarian lasagna from the freezer, cooked a double batch 2 weeks ago.
  16. No disc, just a burn barrel. 2 more hours...

    No disc, just a burn barrel.

    2 more hours working on organizing and getting rid of old seeds. Reorganized files and got rid of 3/4 of the warranty info in the files and a lot of old farming...
  17. Thread: Radio silence

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    Thanks, Dad is mentally competent. I will fill...

    Thanks, Dad is mentally competent. I will fill him in on what is happening. Mostly, I want to protect my parents and make sure they are happy and at peace, so I will talk to him in terms of what...
  18. Thread: Radio silence

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    Thanks, Razz.

    Thanks, Razz.
  19. Thread: New England

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    I went to college in Mass, as did my two brothers...

    I went to college in Mass, as did my two brothers and one of my sons. I also went to college in Vermont. I have always thought Vermont to be one of the five most beautiful states. I was going to...
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    This is where my one size fits all wedding gift...

    This is where my one size fits all wedding gift becomes a valuable boundary. That is what they get. If they really want us there and we can afford it, we go. If it is just an invitation so that...
  21. Thread: Radio silence

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    Radio silence

    A couple of days ago I emailed my father and sibs to ask a question about my father's property, which had been moved from one state to another by my brother.

    I had asked my brother about a...
  22. I in no way think you are a horrible person! You...

    I in no way think you are a horrible person! You are just trying to figure it out. Maybe somebody there can work on adopting the cat to someone else in Michigan?

    Or, you could look more into...
  23. I'm not saying you should do this, but knowing...

    I'm not saying you should do this, but knowing me, I'd drive back and get the cat and a prescription for tranquilizers and bring the cat back.

    Of ship the cat by air.

    I know, I know, it's...
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    For my dad, the idea was to move a small...

    For my dad, the idea was to move a small percentage of his goods and papers and books up to where he is now living, and put them in storage there rather than using his house and barn for storage, so...
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    That's why I bought stock in storage REITs. ...

    That's why I bought stock in storage REITs.

    I was actually thinking of getting one for my dad, so we can bring some of his stuff up to where he lives now, and he can still have it.

    It's...
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