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  1. Thread: Weight Loss

    by SiouzQ.
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    Starting on July 1, the nightly Netflix and ice...

    Starting on July 1, the nightly Netflix and ice cream habit adopted during the lockdown ended for me, and on September 1 after we got back from a mini-vacation to Colorado I quit a lot of carbs...
  2. Thread: Hi again!

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    Citrine, stop by the Weasel & Fitz Gallery...

    Citrine, stop by the Weasel & Fitz Gallery sometime, that's where you will find me!
  3. Thread: Hi again!

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    Howdy Neighbor, I live up the road in Madrid, NM!...

    Howdy Neighbor, I live up the road in Madrid, NM! Come and check out our little artist town if you haven't already!
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    My First New Mexico Garden!

    In June I wasn't having very high hopes for what I had planted because growing here is SO DIFFERENT than Michigan! We got some good soaking rains in July and things exploded!
    I planted the...
  5. Thread: Sad Situation

    by SiouzQ.
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    My sincerest condolences. I am glad she had such...

    My sincerest condolences. I am glad she had such fine people caring for her during her time of great need. Peace to all.
  6. Thread: August Purge

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    I've been on a bit of a de-cluttering kick...

    I've been on a bit of a de-cluttering kick lately, and making a little side money: on our locals FB page sold my old Thermarest camping pad the other day for $25, I just sold K's backpacking...
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    Covid fatigue has been hitting me this week; I...

    Covid fatigue has been hitting me this week; I think it is really due to the dog days of summer. It's too hot to do any real landscaping work, and I don't need to be making a ton of jewelry (I just...
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    We already got our two cords of wood for the...

    We already got our two cords of wood for the winter; same price as last year, and THEY STACK IT for us! Last year we bought two cords (not having any idea how much we would actually need) and it...
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    To Kay LR: I have been eating the "So Delicious"...

    To Kay LR: I have been eating the "So Delicious" cashew milk "ice cream" on a stick. It's 180 calories per bar. I like the fact that it is a definitive amount; no measuring, no guesstimating, no...
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    My weight has been creeping up ever since I moved...

    My weight has been creeping up ever since I moved to New Mexico. I am coming up on my moving anniversary; it will have been four years since I took the plunge and came out here. At first the weight...
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    Rumor has it from my real estate agent neighbor...

    Rumor has it from my real estate agent neighbor that her big, expensive properties around the Madrid, NM area are garnering a lot of interest from people wanting to escape California. They are going...
  12. Thread: Worst Dream

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    I had a dream about a tidal wave that engulfed my...

    I had a dream about a tidal wave that engulfed my elementary school. I was about 10 years old and I still remember it 50 years later!
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    I am going to open the gallery on Friday, June...

    I am going to open the gallery on Friday, June 5th. From the looks of it, it is still very slow during the weekdays but the weekends have brought people up. The restaurants are able to do outside...
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    Tiny black biting flies...gggrrrrrrr, I am so...

    Tiny black biting flies...gggrrrrrrr, I am so highly allergic to their bites! The other day I was out landscaping for hours, not realizing (not feeling the bite at the time) that I was being feasted...
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    Our roof is half done, meaning they worked real...

    Our roof is half done, meaning they worked real hard for three days last weekend and got the new joists, plywood sheeting and waterproofing material down. We are waiting on the special order metal...
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    Coronavirus and The Tourist Town

    Our governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced yesterday that retail will start to open tomorrow (Saturday May 16) but under strict guidelines. Everyone must wear a mask in public or private spaces...
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    Well, today is it! They are going to be starting...

    Well, today is it! They are going to be starting on the roof and working all weekend. I am grateful that we are able to pay for it with cash, as both my parents chipped in to help, but it is still...
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    The cool thing about New Mexico is that you can...

    The cool thing about New Mexico is that you can go through all the "zones" of vegetation pretty quickly! You want tall trees and shade? Just drive up into the mountains east of Santa Fe and hike...
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    What looks like the "front door" with the...

    What looks like the "front door" with the carvings is in really, really bad shape. It is inset with what looks like glass panes, but in reality they are plexiglass that has cracked from the extreme...
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    It's actually not a flat roof; the top of the...

    It's actually not a flat roof; the top of the walls of the stucco are more a like a parapet (is that the right word)? Meaning behind what looks like the top of the roof line actually sticks up about...
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    Our roofing guy came out yesterday for some final measurements and planning and took off one of the metal sections just to see what he...
  22. Thread: The Daily Rave

    by SiouzQ.
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    I just paid off two different medical bills...

    I just paid off two different medical bills today; I am no longer in official debt to anything except my portion of the monthly mortgage payment! It won't last, I'm sure, but it sure does feel good...
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    Good news! After looking into a consumer loan...

    Good news! After looking into a consumer loan (since we have not had the house long enough to build up enough equity to get a HELOC, the best rate I could get from my credit union was 9.75%). I...
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    Well, we just got an estimate to actually replace...

    Well, we just got an estimate to actually replace the roof...$13,000 from the cousin of a guy K. works with who works for a roofing company but also does jobs on the side. The gist of the roof...
  25. Thread: Stimulus Check

    by SiouzQ.
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    We are going to have to put our stimulus check...

    We are going to have to put our stimulus check money towards fixing our very leaky roof. Of course it's fine when it doesn't rain or snow, but this morning we woke up to a blizzard here in the...
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