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    I made myself a simple rule: if I look at it 3...

    I made myself a simple rule: if I look at it 3 times, like "I should really put those towels away" then the 3rd time I have to do it. And it's like everyone says, it's only 1 minute but it's the...
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    I'm wondering if there's any lock available for...

    I'm wondering if there's any lock available for her laptop? You hate to think the worst but these things are easily stolen.
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    So for those who saw the final 2-hour episode,...

    So for those who saw the final 2-hour episode, which I didn't realize was the Series Finale (!) what did you think of the ending?

    I was puzzled because it certainly left us hanging, but if...
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    ;)

    ;)
  5. +1 Cheap and effective birth control for...

    +1 Cheap and effective birth control for everyone who wants it, cover tubal ligations and vasectomies for free under insurance, and leave abortion rights alone.
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    Our local Safeway just stopped doubling coupons...

    Our local Safeway just stopped doubling coupons too. I'm like you jody, I might save $10 a month or less, but that includes non-food items like a box of hair dye, etc.

    But now I'm wondering how...
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    That's very nice of you Chicken lady. Letting...

    That's very nice of you Chicken lady. Letting someone stay in your home during a transition like this is a wonderful gesture and they will always remember your kindness.
  8. Goodwill is having a Christmas in July sale so...

    Goodwill is having a Christmas in July sale so among the decorations they're also selling things like rolls of wrapping paper pretty cheap.
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    Have fun! I went there for a day trip many years...

    Have fun! I went there for a day trip many years ago. Liked seeing the stalls and stores with stuff for sale like beautiful leather bags.
    One memory: I had my mother with me who was 68 years...
  10. Kestra - I think that was a very thoughtful post....

    Kestra - I think that was a very thoughtful post. Makes sense to consider these lifestyle issues when you've made the transition to semi-retired. I am pondering some of these things too as I age...
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    wow, this is a new one. In addition to demanding...

    wow, this is a new one. In addition to demanding money up front for "job creation" now they continue the pillaging by reducing their taxes to a net negative for the community. Is everyone so...
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    or, we can just declare war on Canada and take...

    or, we can just declare war on Canada and take their water :) but honestly if I did have the resources I'd be buying property around the Great Lakes or similar water-rich area for my next...
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    And in this case there's undue influence from...

    And in this case there's undue influence from agribusiness including dairy farmers, cotton farmers, etc. who can buy politicians. But the fact that water - Water! - has become entangled in politics...
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    Water - Going, going ..

    This is the best article I've seen on the water situation in the Southwest. Very readable, very sobering. 30 years from now is it even going to be livable here?
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    Watched "Mr. Holmes" today - fictional tale about...

    Watched "Mr. Holmes" today - fictional tale about an aged Sherlock Holmes set in England after WWII with flashbacks to the 1910-1920 time period. Beautiful to watch, a little slow on the plot...
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    Interesting comment about the bins and storage...

    Interesting comment about the bins and storage racks: I remember reading how many hoarders actually loved buying plastic totes, bins, boxes, racks, etc. I guess it gave them some thought that they...
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    I heard this on the news too. But a radio...

    I heard this on the news too. But a radio commentator here had an interesting thought to add: what if admittedly mentally ill people like Holmes who admits guilt and it's also obvious via...
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    I have to admit I'm really enjoying this "new"...

    I have to admit I'm really enjoying this "new" Poldark series. The lead actor is very good and a treat for the eyes, but the actress playing Demelza is excellent, just luminous.
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    Float On, I'm curious whether you get the okay...

    Float On, I'm curious whether you get the okay from your kids to declutter their things? do they trust your judgment or do you make sure they're okay with your decision before you toss, donate, etc.?
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    Date nut coconut rolls from Sprouts - what a...

    Date nut coconut rolls from Sprouts - what a treat. I gotta buy these more often.
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    peggy - That's sad news. It's tough to lose your...

    peggy - That's sad news. It's tough to lose your second parent, it certainly is a milestone. Sounds like she had happiness in life and that is no small thing.
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    Finally saw "Boyhood" thanks to a free Showtime...

    Finally saw "Boyhood" thanks to a free Showtime weekend on my cable. Enjoyed watching the capsulated 12 year journey of the boy from age 6 to age 18. And I always enjoy Patricia Arquette, she...
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    I echo this, Dhiana. I think having someone just...

    I echo this, Dhiana. I think having someone just a few years older than they are (under age 30) who managed to avoid the traps of credit cards, expensive cars, etc. and has some solid savings and...
  24. and I would add, Update your online presence. If...

    and I would add, Update your online presence. If you're on LinkedIn or other sites that a potential employer would be looking at then you want to make sure everything is professional and current. ...
  25. That is difficult, Danna. Good to hear you were...

    That is difficult, Danna. Good to hear you were able to spend time together before the end, though.
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