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    If I lived there and could do only part-time, I'd...

    If I lived there and could do only part-time, I'd go for it.
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    Mid-priced white appliances just seem to be hard...

    Mid-priced white appliances just seem to be hard to come by, period. We've been sorta-shopping for a washer and dryer (ours have run far longer than anyone said they would) and we want white and...
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    There. Fixed it for ya (well, for him). I'm...

    There. Fixed it for ya (well, for him).

    I'm guessing when Boss was hired he made sure he was offered the highest salary that could be offered for what he brought to the job. Seems he's forgotten...
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    Hmm. Not sure why it's doing that. When I paste...

    Hmm. Not sure why it's doing that. When I paste that link into an entirely new browser on which I don't use Twitter, I see the thread (along with a footer suggesting that you log in to Twitter, but...
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    That...would be Twitter. >8)

    That...would be Twitter. >8)
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    This thread is not too old to bring back from the...

    This thread is not too old to bring back from the dead. Interesting Twitter thread from a Houston-area developer with firsthand experience as to why it can be so difficult to create affordable...
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    Nice! Wonderful picture, bae!

    Nice! Wonderful picture, bae!
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    Well, it's mostly alcohol (this stuff is at least...

    Well, it's mostly alcohol (this stuff is at least 70% iirc), so many places where you could use alcohol, I guess you could use this. Depends on added ingredients, I would think (like aloe vera).

    A...
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    Actually, it can. Heat, particularly, affects the...

    Actually, it can. Heat, particularly, affects the chemistry and the sanitizing strength of the hand sanitizers most of us buy (60-70% alcohol). We used to leave a bottle in the cars during the cooler...
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    The target in both Minneapolis and St. Paul was...

    The target in both Minneapolis and St. Paul was 80% of residents city-wide, age 15 and older, having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. That happened late last month. It is now up to...
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    Aldi yesterday still required masks (city mask...

    Aldi yesterday still required masks (city mask mandate hasn't yet been dropped) but apparently science education has failed many Americans, who seemingly have no idea that there is a connection...
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    Probably an 8 here as well. We are now on a...

    Probably an 8 here as well.

    We are now on a pretty regular schedule with our kids and grandkids. A few weeks ago we hosted a get-together of college friends we hadn't seen in person since...
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    I suspect the pandemic will serve as September 11...

    I suspect the pandemic will serve as September 11 did to justify a wide range of rules and regulations that really serve other purposes. Fitting rooms and public bathrooms will remain closed, less...
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    This past year I replaced my boots. After many...

    This past year I replaced my boots. After many years the old ones were totally worn out. I was a little shocked at how much you can spend for boots that have soles that are glued on and, therefore,...
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    Yup. I'm in, too.

    Yup. I'm in, too.
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    We have no plans to sell anytime real soon...

    We have no plans to sell anytime real soon (either house), so I really don't have a dog in this hunt. But I find it hard to believe that a RE agent allowed 60 offers to be made on a private...
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    It all depends... When we've had contractors...

    It all depends...

    When we've had contractors put in new windows and doors in both our house and the rental property, the contract stipulated that certain codes needed to be met by construction...
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    3310 was a reused model number, too, and, like...

    3310 was a reused model number, too, and, like the 2720, was a recreation of the original design with modern updates (color screen, etc.). The mobile phone equivalent of a BMW Mini or current FIAT...
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    I had one of the retro Nokia 3310s (actually a...

    I had one of the retro Nokia 3310s (actually a candy bar phone) for couple of years. Picked it up cheap and we used it when we couldn't find our own phone quickly enough. It felt great in-hand, it...
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    Happy, you might want to check out the Greatcall...

    Happy, you might want to check out the Greatcall Jitterbug Smart2. It's the Jitterbug of smartphones, with simplified menus, bigger fonts, and a large-ish screen. At $75 right now (Mother's Day sale;...
  21. They are and I've seen pictures of some that I...

    They are and I've seen pictures of some that I found quite attractive.

    But there are drawbacks to using containers for housing. They were never designed for habitation, so whatever has to be done...
  22. Most of the nice prefab housing DW and I have...

    Most of the nice prefab housing DW and I have looked at comes up at a higher construction price per square foot than stick-built. Maybe it's a better-built home when all is said and done, but,...
  23. The devil is in the details. Even defining a...

    The devil is in the details. Even defining a "foundation" can be problematic. I think most of us would agree that a poured concrete basement is a permanent foundation. But would wood pilings in a...
  24. Two things: For many years, pretty much all...

    Two things:

    For many years, pretty much all manufactured homes were travel trailers or their close relatives, mobile homes. These were not built to even residential construction code standards:...
  25. Nice! I like the bigger one (plus the fact that...

    Nice! I like the bigger one (plus the fact that it can be built on a basement). Just a little more space between the -- umm -- spaces. Might allow for a little more flexibility a few years down the...
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