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    We have internet (which can be deducted because...

    We have internet (which can be deducted because dh is self-employed.) We subscribe to Amazon Prime, but I am reconsidering that (it includes a selection of free online videos, as well as free...
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    That's great! One of the things that didn't make...

    That's great!
    One of the things that didn't make sense to me in the Kondo book was how she said you only needed one file. I guess life is simpler when you're younger.
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    I hadn't heard about the marathon - great! I...

    I hadn't heard about the marathon - great!
    I lived in the Boston area for many years (went to high school in Concord) and loved the Patriot's Day parade. We'd get up at dawn and march with our...
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    Beautiful photos - thanks!

    Beautiful photos - thanks!
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    I'd sell it and buy one that fits.

    I'd sell it and buy one that fits.
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    Hindu and Buddhist are seen more as philosophies...

    Hindu and Buddhist are seen more as philosophies than religions, and thus less are less contentious.
  7. I have a rare condition affecting my hearing and...

    I have a rare condition affecting my hearing and after seeing multiple doctors who were at a loss I diagnosed myself. I told my doctor what medicine I should be taking and provided her with multiple...
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    I can't choose just one, but the year I studied...

    I can't choose just one, but the year I studied abroad, the year I moved from the East coast to the West, the year my daughter was born, and the year we moved to Oregon were all wonderful. This year...
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    I really like your drawings! They have bold lines...

    I really like your drawings! They have bold lines and a sense of individuality. Keep it up!
  10. I like to travel, not endlessly, and not on some...

    I like to travel, not endlessly, and not on some quest to see every country. But when I have been abroad my mind seems to take in so much more, and exploring great places creates great memories.
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    I also dislike faux floors. The vinyl in my...

    I also dislike faux floors. The vinyl in my kitchen and bathrooms is hideous. I'd love to have hardwood (like the rest of the house) but I think that would raise the floor an inch or so - not sure.
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  12. Thread: Dreams

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    I dreamt last night that I was on the beach with...

    I dreamt last night that I was on the beach with my dance group removing invasive star thistle. There was an enormous sort of island made of sharp black rock not far from shore and the waves would...
  13. Hey ANM, It sounds like you are feeling pretty...

    Hey ANM, It sounds like you are feeling pretty bad. I'm so sorry. Do you really want to change fields, or is more that you feel you have to? How close are you to FI/ early retirement?

    It's...
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    Sounds good to me, CathyA. My wild dreams also...

    Sounds good to me, CathyA.
    My wild dreams also are to walk without pain. Getting my hearing back would be a fine thing.

    I imagine some sort of epidemic which makes almost everyone infertile. We...
  15. Double sink in bathroom - I don't see the point. ...

    Double sink in bathroom - I don't see the point.
    Double sink in kitchen - I have one for the first time and I love it. Absolutely necessary if you hand wash dishes. I like it because dishes can...
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    Downsizing is tough. It can sometimes be...

    Downsizing is tough. It can sometimes be enlightening when you find something you used to think was a MUST is now an anachronism, but there's no shame in renting a storage space for things that are...
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    Last year I bought a house (for use as a rental)...

    Last year I bought a house (for use as a rental) that had significant foundation, dry rot, plumbing, and HVAC problems. The house was in a fantastic location and priced below market value.
    My...
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    Very well put! If you need an incentive to use...

    Very well put!

    If you need an incentive to use less water (or to start using gray water) take a tour of your local water treatment plant. It really changed my perspective.

    Is anyone else...
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    Bikinglady - my e-bike is my favorite thing ever!...

    Bikinglady - my e-bike is my favorite thing ever!
    Thanks for posting the link :)
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    I cringe sometimes when I catch myself in the...

    I cringe sometimes when I catch myself in the mirror, but 60 is not the new 40 for most of us - it's still 60. I do dye my hair, it suits my face and coloring. I've never worn makeup (beyond some...
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    I didn't read all the comments. I'm not sure it's the justice system that is most at fault, though I'm sure it could be improved. I would like to see prisons at least try to do some rehabilitation....
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    I took it briefly for epilepsy, but found other...

    I took it briefly for epilepsy, but found other medication that worked better for me. Gabapentin made me feel horrible all over. Really icky drug.
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    Hi Enota, I've been thinking about your...

    Hi Enota,

    I've been thinking about your predicament since you posted. I'm just so sorry (((hugs)))

    Here are some things I might try in your situation, for what it's worth:

    One thing would...
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    Cheers and congratulations!

    Cheers and congratulations!
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    Has anyone seen "Black Panther"? I'm looking...

    Has anyone seen "Black Panther"? I'm looking forward to it.
    "Thor: Ragnarok" was one of the most entertaining films I saw last year.
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