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  1. Thread: Life admin

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    Iris - that's in dollars. If you go to their...

    Iris - that's in dollars. If you go to their website you can see they have rooms ranging from 210-400+ pounds per week. I thought it was quite expensive for a studio, even by San Francisco standards....
  2. Thread: Life admin

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    An interesting article on the concept: "'Life...

    An interesting article on the concept: "'Life admin' tasks like paying bills making many lose sleep."

    One of my goals in simple living is to rid myself of just these kinds of stresses. But...
  3. Thread: Life admin

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    Life admin

    Life admin - are you familiar with this concept?

    I was reading an article about dormitory-style housing in London, and they mentioned that one of the great features is that "The Collective offers...
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    I feel like a complete failure today. Just really...

    I feel like a complete failure today. Just really down in the dumps.
    Guess I'll go pull some weeds.
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    They are nylon and spandex, but they are...

    They are nylon and spandex, but they are breathable and the fabric feels nice.
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    My peas showed up - I guess I just planted the...

    My peas showed up - I guess I just planted the seeds too deep. Live and learn.

    I've put in some melons (local heritage) and zucchini, and I've got my tomatoes going and a few basil plants too. I...
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    Sounds very good - I guess I'll get on the list...

    Sounds very good - I guess I'll get on the list for that one, too!
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    Hi Stacy! Nice to see you back!

    Hi Stacy! Nice to see you back!
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    Quick dry undies?

    I'm going to be doing a bit of traveling and wondered if anyone had invested in quick drying under-garments. The most popular seem to be Ex Officio - and at $20 a pop, they are an investment. I'm...
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    I had to look up about freezing your pants -...

    I had to look up about freezing your pants - silliest thing I ever heard. The idea is that you freeze them to kill the germs...

    Anyhow, I am slowly curating a wardrobe and figuring out what I want...
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    All the books I've read lately have been real...

    All the books I've read lately have been real losers :(

    I'm looking forward to the new Kate Atkinson "God In Ruins" and Neal Stephenson's "Seveneves", but I'm pretty far down the library list for...
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    Avengers: Age of Ultron Lots of fun. Thinking...

    Avengers: Age of Ultron Lots of fun.

    Thinking of seeing "Woman in Gold" tonight. Has anyone seen it yet?
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    Well, Trip Advisor emailed me the next day that...

    Well, Trip Advisor emailed me the next day that my reservation was not accepted! What a waste of time. I'll be checking my credit card bill very carefully this month.
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    Oh, I forgot poison hemlock. Pretty enough...

    Oh, I forgot poison hemlock.
    Pretty enough under the trees, but not what you want growing among your green. I've got tons of it.
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    It is HUGE Zoe Girl. We started moving in...

    It is HUGE Zoe Girl. We started moving in December and are still living out of boxes. I'm not going to try to estimate the amount of time I've put in, not only physical energy but the mental energy...
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    Well, I'm glad it's trending, but somehow I don't...

    Well, I'm glad it's trending, but somehow I don't think the word "quaxing" is going to catch on.
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    Trivial, but I booked a hotel through an online...

    Trivial, but I booked a hotel through an online site (trip advisor) and instead of giving me the special low price, 2 queen beds, and free parking, it gave me a more expensive room - no parking - one...
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    Oh no, I'm so sorry about your plans. I've heard...

    Oh no, I'm so sorry about your plans. I've heard it's supposed to be good luck, too - a consolation prize. Praying for sunshine for the wedding!
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    I'm one of those people who welcome neighbors...

    I'm one of those people who welcome neighbors stopping and chatting over the fence, but your neighbors sound creepy. If you could get a doberman pinscher, that might do the trick.
  20. Thread: Aging Well

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    Does being on the forum count as socializing? ...

    Does being on the forum count as socializing?

    Best of luck to you Songbird! I hope the path to wellness is smooth.
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    I put in some plants yesterday - gentle rain...

    I put in some plants yesterday - gentle rain today. Thank you!
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    We've been really splurging since moving. There's...

    We've been really splurging since moving. There's been so much to think about and to do (and so much money changing hands!) that hanging out the laundry just seems like a waste of our very busy time....
  23. My daughter does recreational dance. A lot of the...

    My daughter does recreational dance. A lot of the mom's are super competitive about their kid's ballet skills (or gymnastics, fencing, whatever.) I'm glad there are low-key alternatives to a lot of...
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    I'm really looking forward to exploring more of...

    I'm really looking forward to exploring more of Oregon this summer!
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    I went to a garage sale today and met a few of my...

    I went to a garage sale today and met a few of my new neighbors, seem like really nice people. And, I got a very cool vest for fifty cents :)
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