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    I tend to make friends with my neighbors, and...

    I tend to make friends with my neighbors, and think I would be fine living alone, though I'd want a dog.

    I had roomates and hated it. I lived alone for several years before getting married, and it...
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    Listening to the carillon at the nearby college...

    Listening to the carillon at the nearby college ring out the hours as I'm gardening.
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    Hey, I found some pants I really like! And at...

    Hey, I found some pants I really like! And at Goodwill. They had two pairs of what looked like brand-new cargo pants with stretchy waists, and they fit perfectly. They are by Chico's, a brand I've...
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    Catherine, I get these existential crises on a...

    Catherine, I get these existential crises on a regular basis. I thought by now I would be a well-respected novelist and director of a library. Instead, I've written 3 very bad novels and work...
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    Electric lawn mowers

    I'm looking for one. Does anyone have experience with these / can recommend a reliable brand?
    I'll get used if possible - or is it worth getting new??

    Thanks for your help!
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    Thanks for starting this thread! Our new yard...

    Thanks for starting this thread!

    Our new yard is pretty big, with one section that has deer fencing. I got a bunch of wood chips and compost and am making beds and paths and working out what to...
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    Hi Zoe Girl - Been moving for 5 months now!! It...

    Hi Zoe Girl - Been moving for 5 months now!! It sounds like you are making good progress.

    It's time like this that I wish I were a minimalist :)

    I wish we had hired movers and got the bulk of...
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    Those are cool pants! Pretty expensive, but...

    Those are cool pants! Pretty expensive, but better than buying lots of clothes that I don't wear or that wear out.
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    I love Weleda oils, which are essential oils...

    I love Weleda oils, which are essential oils mixed with carrier oils (sunflower, sesame, olive, almond - it varies.) They are NOT essential oils; they are made with essential oils. The Weleda arnica...
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    Wow, Teacher Terry - that is quite a review! If that book could get me decluttering overnight, it would be priceless!
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    Enjoy.

    Enjoy.
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    "Song of the Sea", an animated film, at the...

    "Song of the Sea", an animated film, at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. From the same folks who made "The Secret of Kells," which I also loved. Both are old-style hand-drawn and painted...
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    I just looked up the tax rates - here are the...

    I just looked up the tax rates - here are the highest and lowest by county:

    Highest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value

    Allegany County, NY (3.76%)
    Milwaukee County, WI (3.68%)
    Kendall...
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    $34,000 on a million dollar house? I thought...

    $34,000 on a million dollar house? I thought almost all places had taxes in the 1-1.5% range. No?

    I have never had a "home town" but I lived in my last place for 23 years. I didn't move for money,...
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    I am only certain that I am on a journey, and...

    I am only certain that I am on a journey, and that I am growing and becoming stronger.
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    I'm still in a moving daze, but last month's...

    I'm still in a moving daze, but last month's bills were lower than usual - even though we are still paying utilities etc. for our old house (which will go on the market this week.)

    Not really a...
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    How to Dress

    I just don't understand clothing anymore.

    The pants that are in style don't go with the shoes that are in style, and NOTHING that is in style is very comfortable.
    All the tops are thin and...
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    Bags, purses, etc.

    It's funny that when I was driving all the time, I always carried a pretty large bag.
    Now that I'm in a walkable city, I've whittled what I carry around to one little bag that has a built-in wallet...
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    Thanks! I'm number 51 on the library wait list :)

    Thanks! I'm number 51 on the library wait list :)
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    I will really push seeing the doctor, and...

    I will really push seeing the doctor, and especially ask about the apnea and testosterone. To have him feel better in a week! oh, that would be amazing! He's just not the same person he used to be.
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    Thank you everyone for your replies. I am...

    Thank you everyone for your replies.

    I am pretty sure he does have sleep apnea. He went in for a test but it was crazy - it was in the middle of the day in noisy room with all the lights on. He...
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    Wow! I didn't see that coming :) Congratulations...

    Wow! I didn't see that coming :)
    Congratulations and happy dances!
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    DH angry all the time

    My husband's anger has been a problem for quite a while. The stress of moving seems to have pushed him over the edge and now he is just constantly fuming.

    I've been reading up and apparently this...
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    Oh, I'm also reading the Gormenghast novels. I've...

    Oh, I'm also reading the Gormenghast novels. I've tried them before but couldn't get hooked - I think now may be the time.
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    I'm looking forward to the new Penderwick's book...

    I'm looking forward to the new Penderwick's book "Penderwicks in Spring" by Jeanne Birdsall. This will be the fourth book. Yes, they are kids' books - for girls, really - but the characters are...
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