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    I was at the doctor's office the other day and...

    I was at the doctor's office the other day and saw a plaque on the checkout desk which has stuck with me as I wrestle with internal struggles.
    You have three choices to deal with a situation that...
  2. When I of average intelligence spent hours trying...

    When I of average intelligence spent hours trying to figure out all the various Advantage plans with Medicare...I can only imagine how complicated Medicare for All would be. I have paid for Medigap...
  3. As someone who is in the middle of figuring out a...

    As someone who is in the middle of figuring out a health diagnosis, I would say that is all way too complicated., ie bloated. I get the sense that potential litigation is the reason behind too many...
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    I have one box of collectible books, one of old...

    I have one box of collectible books, one of old glassware and one of old photos. Two boxes of off season clothing. That's it.
    DH probably has 10-12 boxes of camera related stuff - all in his closet....
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    so many IRS FreeFile options!!

    It's a snowy day so I decided to work on income taxes. It appears this year there are way more FreeFile options. Ugh!
    How does one know which is best to use? I feel like I'm shopping for insurance...
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    Going back to original problem, adolescent...

    Going back to original problem, adolescent suicide is indeed very depressing. That the next generation has so little hope should be as important an issue as dealing with other huge crises. I have an...
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    He will be here this week though I don't know...

    He will be here this week though I don't know particulars - nor care too. The Dem candidates don't stop here but go north to the more educated cities.
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    I think you can be assured that we are all here...

    I think you can be assured that we are all here for each other - even though we are just virtual beings. It is apparently very hard to be a human for many of us earthlings. I find that reminding...
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    The provider I use posts test results online...

    The provider I use posts test results online within hours of doing them so I haven't even talked to the doc yet. Just sorting out thoughts about the unknown. The radiologist is the one recommending...
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    The first three CT scans were to diagnose a pain...

    The first three CT scans were to diagnose a pain in my side that came on after a day of shoveling dirt. Thought it was perhaps kidney or female at first...Three years later pain it still here and...
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    medical tests - when to question??

    I have had some minor oddball health things pop up since moving to Colorado for which I have seen various practitioners within the system my insurance covers. Every single time, a CT scan has been...
  12. Thread: Cute towns

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    Anything remotely close to Austin in a thriving...

    Anything remotely close to Austin in a thriving location brings top dollar - many Californians moving there. It is making our hunt for a house very difficult as prices are going out our reach.
  13. Thread: Cute towns

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    Here is an example of the ridiculous prices in...

    Here is an example of the ridiculous prices in Fredericksburg TX:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/405-W-San-Antonio-St_Fredericksburg_TX_78624_M80528-01582?view=qv
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    As a retired person, I miss the camaraderie of...

    As a retired person, I miss the camaraderie of fellow employees.
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    I never had multiples until we moved to this...

    I never had multiples until we moved to this multi-story house. There are now duplicates of certain things like scissors, pens and reading glasses on each floor. Going up and down stairs to fetch...
  16. There are probably lots of us who never quite...

    There are probably lots of us who never quite figure out what we want to be when we grow up. Looking back, I think family turmoil while I was still at home derailed any solid plans. At some point...
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    In this house, there is a little attic room that...

    In this house, there is a little attic room that is my space so I have some leeway in leaving messes. I decided my winter project would be re-upholstering a MCM chair that had ugly olive green...
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    Any effort is a good effort! I would imagine that...

    Any effort is a good effort! I would imagine that living a good distance from more abundant food choices would complicate matters. It was one of the primary reasons we retired to a big city as trying...
  19. Thread: So noble.....

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    I think the whole circus on both sides is bizarre...

    I think the whole circus on both sides is bizarre and embarrassing and does not bode well for the future. I also have a sense that we the little people don't have much of a clue about what is going...
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    It can be very hard when goals or preferences are...

    It can be very hard when goals or preferences are not aligned. Back in December, I told DH of my goal to eat less meat. So far he is on board but not real happy about it. I also have the same issue...
  21. I have that book on my hold list at the library...

    I have that book on my hold list at the library but will reserve judgement until I have read it. I only skimmed through the interview but noted that authors were worried that readers would judge...
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    Purpose and meaning are fuzzy words. In a matter...

    Purpose and meaning are fuzzy words. In a matter of years, few will remember we even existed so as things wind down, perhaps the best thing is to feel useful, spend time with people you like to be...
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    I am reading Secondhand which is really...

    I am reading Secondhand which is really interesting. All about how our used "stuff" moves around the world. I had no idea it was a billion dollar business and that different cultures have different...
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    My 66 yo art teacher has shed about 50 lbs since...

    My 66 yo art teacher has shed about 50 lbs since I saw her last year. Weight watchers. I guess it all comes down to iron will motivation but I have never been able to follow a strict regime/diet of...
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    Fredericksburg TX is a favorite but is no longer...

    Fredericksburg TX is a favorite but is no longer affordable for the average Joe...though we keep looking there. Quite a few over the top wineries and "ranches" scattered among the area. We are...
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