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    I think this is key. I will never be a landlord...

    I think this is key. I will never be a landlord again after our unexpected experiences. For us, it was not worth the headaches. I know too that in contemplating a return to Texas that prices are...
  2. Hmmm...I seem to recall a similar mindset when I...

    Hmmm...I seem to recall a similar mindset when I was young. It was not cool to over-populate and having one or none was best. Thus, I do get aggravated when I see so many moms at the park these days...
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    I am so sorry. I have a thing for orange cats and...

    I am so sorry. I have a thing for orange cats and their pink toes - mellowest cats around; I had to put mine down many years ago.
  4. None of us choose to be here (unless one believes...

    None of us choose to be here (unless one believes in karma/new age beliefs); the bad/sad thing is when the circumstances into which one is born are not conducive to helping one have a satisfying...
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    DH and I want to take a big trip sometime next...

    DH and I want to take a big trip sometime next year to celebrate our birthdays. Problem is neither one of us has a burning desire to go any specific place so deciding where to go isn't easy. So, we...
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    The amount of people ripping out granite counters...

    The amount of people ripping out granite counters for quartz because it's the thing now is depressing. Our first house was a 1905 Sears catalog kit house and the current one a 60s split so I have...
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    Carl Sagan's daughter's new book - For Small...

    Carl Sagan's daughter's new book - For Small Creatures Such as We. I like it!!
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    I think the word craftsman is often incorrectly...

    I think the word craftsman is often incorrectly used when describing houses by those who are not familiar with the original designs. Although the clean aesthetic of her remodeling appeals to me, it...
  9. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    I started that with my grand-twins last January....

    I started that with my grand-twins last January. Auto savings at Ally - only $50 a month ($25 each) - but already it is $500+ and will grow to thousands if we just forget about it.
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    I only know that with my dear old Siamese,...

    I only know that with my dear old Siamese, Cyrano, I waited too long and it is something I will always feel bad about. I kept thinking he would go on his own but cats hang on and don't show their...
  11. Thread: Updates...

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    I am approaching my fourth year of retirement and...

    I am approaching my fourth year of retirement and third year of living in Colorado. In thinking about it, I am glad we made this move as it exposed us to all kinds of new experiences that we wouldn't...
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    Investment is a more accurate word...China's Belt...

    Investment is a more accurate word...China's Belt and Road. The way it was presented though on Frontline made it sound insidious. The show mentioned parts of Africa and the Middle East.
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    An older personal finance book - Millionaire...

    An older personal finance book - Millionaire Women Next Door. I am finding it interesting - especially the chapter about how particular types of parenting enable daughters to have "successful" lives.
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    There was an interesting Frontline on PBS last...

    There was an interesting Frontline on PBS last night about the development of AI. Included info on all the efforts China is making to use AI surveillance both at home and in the places they have...
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    Rah-rahs were basically black and white saddle...

    Rah-rahs were basically black and white saddle shoes but in a more streamlined form. Surprised they haven't come back yet. I never had a thing for go-go boots.
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    I think I acquired my mother's Depression era...

    I think I acquired my mother's Depression era mentality through osmosis. I observed that even as a divorced professional woman she always saved up to pay for things with cash - whether a new car or...
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    Revisiting Tightwas Gazette

    While perusing one of my bookshelves, I decided to look again at the original Tightwas Gazette books acquired way back when. They were a great catalyst for living a frugal life along with Your Money...
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    Yep. Ive been moving stuff to cash. Too old to...

    Yep. Ive been moving stuff to cash. Too old to endure a great loss.
  19. My father was a doctor. After his cancer...

    My father was a doctor. After his cancer diagnosis, he made the decision not to undergo further treatment and died shortly thereafter. He had seen how harmful, costly and ultimately useless those...
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    I think some have built in radar for dealing with...

    I think some have built in radar for dealing with obstacles and perhaps a memory based on prior "accidents". I have often wondered why my gait will automatically adjust when confronting an obstacle...
  21. We have considered it but are leery of not owning...

    We have considered it but are leery of not owning the lot. Pros are usually tight communities who look out for each other and low maintenance. I have read several articles that investors are buying...
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    I am with your wife as I have personally known...

    I am with your wife as I have personally known several people who died in private plane crashes.
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    Making Shrimp Tom Kha tonight which I guess is...

    Making Shrimp Tom Kha tonight which I guess is like soup though we serve it over rice. Many more to try with some of the winter squash I grew.
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    I wonder what all these vaccinations do to our...

    I wonder what all these vaccinations do to our own immune systems as there are so many of them now. It is crazy how many vacs kiddos have to get now.
  25. Thread: How often?

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    Maybe brunch/lunch once a week. Dinner out has to...

    Maybe brunch/lunch once a week. Dinner out has to be an occasion or while traveling. We both love to cook, try new recipes and have the time to do so. IMO, many restaurant meals do not offer a good...
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