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    a bazillion peaches!!

    I have a lovely peach tree that every year I have been here produces a bountiful crop. I now have hundreds of ripe peaches either already picked or ready to be picked. They are several weeks later...
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    On the topic of food and mental illness, I have...

    On the topic of food and mental illness, I have always wondered if the horrific diets of many might be a contributing factor. There are so many people who live on a diet of little else than highly...
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    I don't live there anymore but the city of Austin...

    I don't live there anymore but the city of Austin has curbside composting. They accept meat, bones, fish scraps along with yard waste and food scraps.
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    I completely agree that someone youngerr and...

    I completely agree that someone youngerr and fresher should take the reins. But I know enough older folk who think differently so makes me wonder if Buti could pull ahead.
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    Went to an RV show today. Some of them are so...

    Went to an RV show today. Some of them are so huge and have such over the top features, it boggles the mind.
  6. Thread: Pet photos

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    One of my cats on one of my pumpkins 2970

    One of my cats on one of my pumpkins
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    Two Old Women and Plant-Parenting.

    Two Old Women and Plant-Parenting.
  8. Thread: Love

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    Looking back at my youth, it seems like "love"...

    Looking back at my youth, it seems like "love" back then felt more like chemistry. I can't even explain the love that exists after many years together. It has a lot more depth for sure.
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    I though Butig??? came across as very sincere,...

    I though Butig??? came across as very sincere, practical-minded and intelligent. I think if he were just a wee tad older, things might go in his favor.
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    When I was in my early 20s, I ate some pot...

    When I was in my early 20s, I ate some pot brownies at a party (never did like to smoke it). I felt horrible and panic-stricken for about 24 hours. I think those of us who are more sensitive to drugs...
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    This made me laugh. DH used to be a daily pot...

    This made me laugh. DH used to be a daily pot smoker back in the day. Back then, I noted that it seemed to be a motivation killer. He gave it up over a decade ago and has not increased alcohol...
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    It is indeed sad that so many find it hard to be...

    It is indeed sad that so many find it hard to be alive in this place and time.
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    When we first moved here, several neighbors came...

    When we first moved here, several neighbors came over and asked if DH would like to borrow their leaf blowers. I guess they saw him using a broom and decided that would never do.
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    I think it would be neat if we could share...

    I think it would be neat if we could share gardening equipment in our neighborhoods. We are looking at lawn trimmers right now and wondering why they are so expensive. I think the shared care and...
  15. I have a Chase Amazon card so points go to amazon...

    I have a Chase Amazon card so points go to amazon purchases only. I pay it off monthly but don't use it for everything like some do. Writingone huge check a month would be too much of a shock:)
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    I read A Pattern Language many years ago and it...

    I read A Pattern Language many years ago and it opened my eyes to why some buildings/houses charm us and others do the opposite. Such as more than one source of natural light in a room, ie at least...
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    Just finished Where the Crawdads Sing. I enjoyed...

    Just finished Where the Crawdads Sing. I enjoyed it for the most part.
  18. Thread: Meritocracy

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    I keep wondering who is buying expensive houses....

    I keep wondering who is buying expensive houses. We are thinking about moving again in a year or so but I am watching prices rise in any place that is the least bit desirable. We won't be able to...
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    DD was thrown into the educational "meritocracy"...

    DD was thrown into the educational "meritocracy" of the city we left due to her participation in magnet programs from an early age. Over time as the city's population changed, it came to be that we...
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    For me, "best" usually involves comparisons of...

    For me, "best" usually involves comparisons of some sort. Good, better, best. I live my conscience/beliefs and have all the basics and more. I have been loved, I have loved, I am healthy for now and...
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    My brother lives in a mountain town of about 2500. He always says it is better to be a big fish in a small pond and that his volunteer efforts at the river park are much more appreciated than they...
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    I am dealing with some "uneasy" feelings too...

    I am dealing with some "uneasy" feelings too about being with DH 24-7 since retiring. I did not realize how hard it would be at times to get along after years of working and being away for much of...
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    The list of grievances from dealing with our...

    The list of grievances from dealing with our tenants was long - stood on bath vanity to change light and broke marble top claiming it was already broken, parked cars in yard, acquired extra dogs that...
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    Yes, I care immensely. Today I bought a $400 tree...

    Yes, I care immensely. Today I bought a $400 tree (ouch!!) to be planted next week in the place of a giant spruce that fell. I won't be here to see it get big but I like to think that planting trees...
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    I have a friend who recently sold her two rentals...

    I have a friend who recently sold her two rentals and stashed the money somewhere - I don't know where . She figured that with encroaching age, constant maintenance, rising taxes, it made sense to...
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