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    Yes, BIL moved in with us. We don't know what his...

    Yes, BIL moved in with us. We don't know what his grand plan is, but even though we told him repeatedly he needs to buy a small, cheap place in cash and a decent used car (his is 15 years old and...
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    I'm facing a similar dilemma. We have two...

    I'm facing a similar dilemma. We have two bedrooms and two closets, but neither closet would pass muster on an HGTV House Hunters show. They don't even have doors! I have to run a dowel through a...
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    I do think a good haircut that's shorter and...

    I do think a good haircut that's shorter and layered gives the appearance of more volume. An expensive option is to get highlights--I know it's not very eco-friendly or budget-friendly, but the...
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    My daughter is a big proponent of fostering, but...

    My daughter is a big proponent of fostering, but when I think of her, it doesn't make me WANT to foster because she wound up keeping both dogs she started out fostering. The last dog she fostered was...
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    Just recently, DH and I were battering around the...

    Just recently, DH and I were battering around the idea of getting another dog, and my knee jerk reaction was "I'm not ready for the responsibility of another dog. I'm tired of being responsible."
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    Thanks, everybody! Thanks, jp1. I...

    Thanks, everybody!



    Thanks, jp1. I know--it pains me to tear it apart. And to that point:



    We're thinking about that possibility rather than all the hassle and cost of MAKING it fit. I...
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    Have you ever cut a table in half??

    A few months ago, DH and I found a Boos island/table. For our new lake cabin, we need something next to the stove in an approximately 2' x 2' space, and I was looking for a quality 2nd-hand butcher...
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    That sounds like so much fun!!! And so...

    That sounds like so much fun!!! And so practical! Please report back. It's a wonderful skill to have
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    I know--I am getting "pre-nostalgia." But I see...

    I know--I am getting "pre-nostalgia." But I see the writing on the wall. The smartest thing I can do is make sure I kind of like it up there and then pack up and move out of NJ asap.



    Yes, we...
  10. Glad you asked! My Rutgers Master Gardener...

    Glad you asked! My Rutgers Master Gardener professor--a lifelong farmer and long-time Rutgers horticultural researcher/teacher--gave us a list of what HE considers to be the best Rutgers varieties:
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  11. We're in a state of flux. I'm sad looking at my...

    We're in a state of flux. I'm sad looking at my raised beds that will be fallow this year, and the dirt feels so great... DH wants to bring two of the 2x4 rectangular boxes he built to Vermont, and I...
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    Just ran into this article in the NYT, Dear White...

    Just ran into this article in the NYT, Dear White America, which relates to my comment and also to the OPs topic


    Donít tell me about how many black friends you have. Donít tell me that you are...
  13. I agree with Simplemind and Jane. My mother...

    I agree with Simplemind and Jane. My mother experienced a burst brain aneurysm followed by a stroke. Unfortunately I was only 25 at the time, and her "loving" 3rd husband disappeared after these...
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    I'm with ANM. It's courtesy to buy a small cup of...

    I'm with ANM. It's courtesy to buy a small cup of coffee or SOMETHING in return for the business allowing you to use their rest room. I don't think businesses should have to post a Customers Only...
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    Such a joy to have family close by! My kids won't...

    Such a joy to have family close by! My kids won't be back to Jersey any time soon, so that's why we're headed up to their parts. They can't escape their parents THAT easily!

    I'm happy for you and...
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    Beautiful, Cathy! Thanks for posting!

    Beautiful, Cathy! Thanks for posting!
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    Yes, I saw it, and he certainly trumps Trump in...

    Yes, I saw it, and he certainly trumps Trump in terms of reasonable discourse. I'm sure he has his own personal agenda in terms of going public with all this, and I agree that he probably should have...
  18. I love road trips! Yours sounds GREAT! Have fun!

    I love road trips! Yours sounds GREAT! Have fun!
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    +1 I remember when my...

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    I remember when my singer-songwriter-artist-idealist son asked me once "Mom, what led you to doing what you're doing? [market research]" I said, "I did it for the money." He was confused,...
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    That's great. Well done, Tybee. I love the white...

    That's great. Well done, Tybee. I love the white sage idea. I may try that when I finally release those old credit records. I still don't know why I cling to them, except maybe looking at them is the...
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    Thank you, Tybee--but I truly am hoping that this...

    Thank you, Tybee--but I truly am hoping that this house is THE house for us. I don't think I'll ever be able to afford a big house, nor do I think I want one. I read books like Walden and 12 x 12...
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    I knew you'd weigh in with your anti-tree...

    I knew you'd weigh in with your anti-tree hogwash! :)
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    To be honest, I'm starting to get triggered by...

    To be honest, I'm starting to get triggered by the word "trigger." :)

    I have a very positive emotional response to the words associated with Buddhism, and I still identify as Christian, but with...
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    Oh, that sucks, rob. I know how you feel. In my...

    Oh, that sucks, rob. I know how you feel. In my area two things have happened that have been the death knell for many trees in my neighborhood--Emerald Ash Borer, which has infested all the ash...
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    I so admire quilters. It's a beautiful medium,...

    I so admire quilters. It's a beautiful medium, and aside from having to visualize how all those pieces of fabric should come together, quilters engage in a very time-consuming task! I don't have the...
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