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    I'm helping Mom declutter and organize her...

    I'm helping Mom declutter and organize her clothing (she has lots, I guess it's a thing with the women in my family). We dropped off two large bags at Savers, and I'm sure there will be more to...
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    Hillbilly Elegy was excellent. I'm reading...

    Hillbilly Elegy was excellent.
    I'm reading Rabbit Run by Updike. Pretty dismal so far.
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    I'm so sorry, Enota. This sounds like additional...

    I'm so sorry, Enota. This sounds like additional confirmation that you need to make some major life changes. Nobody should feel this lonely and miserable within a marriage.
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    My dental insurance always covers the x-rays in...

    My dental insurance always covers the x-rays in full.
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    Thanks for the insight, Boss Mare.

    Thanks for the insight, Boss Mare.
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    I'm sorry to hear that, Gardenarian. That really...

    I'm sorry to hear that, Gardenarian. That really sucks.
  7. Nice! It was my experience that always being...

    Nice!
    It was my experience that always being reliable and conscientious yielded it's rewards when DH was sick, Mom had some health issues, etc. When I needed time off, there
    was no question,...
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    A bit of a sidetrack here, but Rob, I have to say...

    A bit of a sidetrack here, but Rob, I have to say how much I admire your intellectual honesty. I love how unfailingly conscientious you are in considering all sides of an issue, and to say so...
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    LOL, Yppej! You are a frugal ninja!

    LOL, Yppej! You are a frugal ninja!
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    Yppej: We have an oil fired furnace that we...

    Yppej: We have an oil fired furnace that we installed in 1988 (for $2500, which seemed like so much at the time). We replaced our oil tank in 2007. Our stove, hot water and dryer are all gas. We...
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    I say to hell with Righties making rules that...

    I say to hell with Righties making rules that eating right-handed is proper and eating left-handed is improper. Lefties of the world unite!
  12. Catherine, I think it also ties in with the...

    Catherine, I think it also ties in with the threads we have going on helping our aging parents.
  13. That was really heart wrenching. I guess I am...

    That was really heart wrenching. I guess I am fortunate that there are several people I could call in an emergency. I'm sure it helps that I am not 95 years old, and the fact that we live in the...
  14. Yes thanks, I thought that was a worthwhile watch.

    Yes thanks, I thought that was a worthwhile watch.
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    I just finished a rather neat book, "The Death of...

    I just finished a rather neat book, "The Death of Bees" by Lisa O'Donnell. It's about 2 sisters in Scotland. Their useless drunken, drug addicted parents die, and they keep it a secret and bury...
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    Good work, Yppej!

    Good work, Yppej!
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    Under the Dome was a good one. He has such a...

    Under the Dome was a good one. He has such a talent for creating characters and populating a town with people and interactions and relationships that feel so real.
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    I've been passing on magazines to my MIL for...

    I've been passing on magazines to my MIL for years and she loves them. We were over there recently on a Sunday and I was browsing through her Sunday newspaper pile, and she said I could take them...
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    What a clever idea!

    What a clever idea!
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    Best of luck to you, ZG! We are rooting for you!

    Best of luck to you, ZG! We are rooting for you!
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    I just finished "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. ...

    I just finished "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. I think you recently mentioned this one IL, and it has been on my list for awhile so I finally grabbed it from the library. I absolutely loved it! ...
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    I purged 2 clothing items from my closet...

    I purged 2 clothing items from my closet yesterday.
    In my sister's world, there is a "nook" in the lobby of her condo where people put rather nice items that are no longer wanted. Helped Sis drop...
  23. So glad to hear that, Herbgeek!

    So glad to hear that, Herbgeek!
  24. Soylent Green, anyone?

    Soylent Green, anyone?
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    I had one for a really long time and it was...

    I had one for a really long time and it was lovely. It was a pass-along plant from one of my mother's friends. I should probably try one again. My DH calls them "friggin violets."
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