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    That's certainly nothing to feel bad about. ...

    That's certainly nothing to feel bad about. Different people require different amounts of sleep, and it also changes over time depending on age, current health, how physical your job is,...
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    I freeze cooked lentils all the time - they...

    I freeze cooked lentils all the time - they reheat just fine. I usually do a lentil soup, and sometimes the texture of the carrots is a little off after reheating, but I've never noticed any change...
  3. Thread: Audible books

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    I've never used Audible, but sometimes I get...

    I've never used Audible, but sometimes I get books on CD from the library to listen to while making baskets, since it involves sitting still for hours on end.
  4. Thread: US Postage

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    It always kind of upsets me when postage goes up....

    It always kind of upsets me when postage goes up. I still send enough real mail that the cost does add up. Granted this increase is only going to cost me another $2 per month or something, so it...
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    I disagree with your assessment of Pete...

    I disagree with your assessment of Pete Buttigieg's chances of winning. He's charismatic and a good speaker, appeals to many younger voters, and has been a pretty popular mayor. Not only that, but...
  6. I think you should send his wife a condolence...

    I think you should send his wife a condolence card after his death (and one to each of his children, too, if he has any) just to let them know that they are in your thoughts during this difficult...
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    When mine had to be replaced, I got a nice...

    When mine had to be replaced, I got a nice ceramic vanity top for cheap at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and built a cabinet myself to set it on. They also had some that were complete with the...
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    Have you asked your doctor how far spaced the...

    Have you asked your doctor how far spaced the doses need to be? Perhaps your doctor said to take the medication with breakfast only because he or she did not realize it would be a struggle for you....
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    I think they came from Menards, but it could have...

    I think they came from Menards, but it could have been Lowes instead. Definitely one of the two, but it's been about five years now since I've needed them. One brand was NaturalAire by Flanders...
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    Re dishwashers - funny, we sold ours years ago...

    Re dishwashers - funny, we sold ours years ago because I could not abide letting dirty dishes accumulate until we had enough for a load. Especially since we would run out of mugs and bowls before...
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    Good questions to ask for de-cluttering, but it's...

    Good questions to ask for de-cluttering, but it's even better to ask #1 before even making a purchase, so if the answer is trash we can look for an alternative at that point. For example when I had...
  12. Thread: January purge

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    It's inspiring to read about de-cluttering...

    It's inspiring to read about de-cluttering successes.

    There is one closet in this house that could really use a purge, but none of the stuff in there is mine, so it would take some cooperation. ...
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    I used to have one of those wind-up radios, but...

    I used to have one of those wind-up radios, but it only lasted a year before being stored in a cold basement ruined it's rechargeable battery. I was pretty annoyed, as the thing was not cheap!>:( ...
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    I wasn't suggesting that WE were counting on...

    I wasn't suggesting that WE were counting on their help, more that they should, at a minimum, be able to take care of their own families. Also, some of the gear they have is paid for by state or...
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    nswef & Teacher Terry - Well my first reaction...

    nswef & Teacher Terry - Well my first reaction here was to make a silly joke: I live in Michigan and don't have a furnace, how do you think I keep things cold? Yay, whole house refrigeration! :cool:...
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    Space, cost (most of my more expensive first aid...

    Space, cost (most of my more expensive first aid stuff is stored in the car kits, where I feel it's over all more likely to be needed) and the fact that we have a very safe roofed over storm bunker...
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    I see most people are being more deep and...

    I see most people are being more deep and insightful - I especially liked kib's point - but my best advice is to refrain from immediately and automatically replacing things that break or wear out. ...
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    It is interesting reading about the different...

    It is interesting reading about the different areas different people focus on in terms of preparedness.

    Zoe Girl - The fondue pot and Sterno sound like a clever combination. I am fortunate in...
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    Unusual Types of Preparedness Kits?

    So, preparedness kits usually run from those it is generally recognized that everyone should have (basic first aid kit, car bag, 72 hours worth of food and water, at a minimum) to those that no self...
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    On the issue of climate change, I don't think we...

    On the issue of climate change, I don't think we will be hearing any good news for at least the next few centuries, and that is only if changes are made NOW to stop further pollution before it's...
  21. Thread: Big old dogs

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    Yeah, sadly the snapping does sound like it could...

    Yeah, sadly the snapping does sound like it could be from pain. Either that or dementia causing personality changes. Sometimes the best you can do is just to spoil them with extra treats in their...
  22. Thread: Big old dogs

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    I'm so sorry to hear that your dog is not doing...

    I'm so sorry to hear that your dog is not doing well.

    I wonder, have you checked his claws, and carefully filed them down extra short? The most common cause of slipping and sliding in big old...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
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    I very much enjoyed reading this thread. I...

    I very much enjoyed reading this thread.

    I remember when I was a young child, my parents used to buy feed grade (meant for livestock) rolled oats from a feed-store. Back then you could get 50 lbs...
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    Greetings from Michigan

    Hi, I'm Tea, and I live a very simple life on wooded property in rural lower Michigan. I found this forum about a week ago, and have enjoyed what I've read so far, so finally decided to join. I...
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