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    I have a couple of crystal vases that are used...

    I have a couple of crystal vases that are used regularly and took a couple of paintings- one done by my grandmother who taught herself to paint in retirement and another from my nephew who is an...
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    I'm so sorry for you Tybee and your situation. ...

    I'm so sorry for you Tybee and your situation. That sounds truly painful and distressing.
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    Wow. Compaq! Win XP! Those bring back...

    Wow. Compaq! Win XP! Those bring back memories! (not always good ones ;)). Your old home network looked like my QA department network with the number of nodes/hubs/routers. Impressive.
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    My parents house is an hour away, so the...

    My parents house is an hour away, so the emptying/sorting work has been easy to do on my own time. I cant imagine trying to do this remotely.
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    So glad this part is done for you. We are still...

    So glad this part is done for you. We are still in the emptying stage. We threw out a lot and had a free table for the neighborhood for the little stuff. The furniture that is worth saving is...
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    So what protects a "dumb" phone from such...

    So what protects a "dumb" phone from such exploits, as they have text messaging as well?
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    How can you say you hate something you've never...

    How can you say you hate something you've never used/aren't familiar with? What is it about smart phones that you are so determined to not want?
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    How fancy? If you're going for fancy, check out...

    How fancy? If you're going for fancy, check out Pepperidge Farm for their puff pastry recipes. I like a palmier made with boursin cheese. Super easy (spread, roll up and slice/bake).

    For...
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    I do, sorta. I say sorta because the sprouts I...

    I do, sorta. I say sorta because the sprouts I grow are about 10-12 days old, and microgreens are typically harvested a couple of weeks later. Check out my thread from 5 years ago: ...
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    None of my business but I'll ask: is there a big...

    None of my business but I'll ask: is there a big market for dumpy middle aged men? How does your primary relationship feel about you sharing your body with others?
  11. I'm ambivalent about tipping, but I do it...

    I'm ambivalent about tipping, but I do it anyways. Giving 20% for a meal where the staff take your order, deliver it, check back with you, take away dirty dishes, sure. 20% for a beer tab where the...
  12. Thread: Flu shots?

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    I get the flu about every ten years. This was my...

    I get the flu about every ten years. This was my year late August. Recovered quickly, but it was a doozy as far as fever.
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    This is the stuff of nightmares for me, glad it all worked out ok for you in the end.
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    Thank you Gardnr. It was awful to witness.

    Thank you Gardnr. It was awful to witness.
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    I would support this, after watching my dad die...

    I would support this, after watching my dad die of lung cancer last year. When it got to the point where he needed morphine for his pain, he asked my sister to give him the entire bottle and be done...
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    The stuff in the dumpster was trash: broken...

    The stuff in the dumpster was trash: broken knicknacks, old floppies, old dirty rugs, broken furniture. We saved everything that we thought could be of use to *someone*. I think it was the idea...
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    My brothers are both extremely entitled. The...

    My brothers are both extremely entitled. The older brother, who worked for Dad his whole life, feels that the proceeds from selling the business should have gone to him. After all, it was his...
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    I've got no suggestions Tybee, just want to say...

    I've got no suggestions Tybee, just want to say I'm in a similar boat with both brothers angry and focused on the value of the parental property. They thought that when Dad died, there would be a...
  19. Thread: Having fun

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    Its fall, so for fun I knit. Usually socks or...

    Its fall, so for fun I knit. Usually socks or mittens. Always with colorful/self striping yarn because one solid color is too boring. :)
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    Parents have a responsibility for sure, but what...

    Parents have a responsibility for sure, but what happens when they abdicate that responsibility, and that results in the illness of children with conscientious parents?
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    Rodents. Even the cute furry kind aka squirrels....

    Rodents. Even the cute furry kind aka squirrels. Mice, voles, all of them.

    Dying in a horrible, painful way.

    Walking or even driving in a sketchy neighborhood- fear for personal safety as I am...
  22. Thread: Water crisis

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    Unless they have improved them by reducing cycle...

    Unless they have improved them by reducing cycle time, I wouldn't recommend them. As I mentioned, the burning cycle lasts for 90 minutes. It seems a waste to use that much electricity to just burn...
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    Not confused, merely mentioning an alternative. ...

    Not confused, merely mentioning an alternative. We had been talking about ways to reduce water usage, and this was an alternative to a composting toilet.
  24. Thread: Water crisis

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    My brother has an Incinolet at his camp. Each...

    My brother has an Incinolet at his camp. Each cycle burns for 90 minutes. You get more than 1 person, drinking beers and that thing is running all the time. We call it the Mouth of Satan because...
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    As far as water, we have a deep well, and lose...

    As far as water, we have a deep well, and lose power for more than a few hours maybe once or twice a year. I usually have a couple of days of drinking water on hand and will add a few gallons for...
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