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    We have occasional months ( a few times a year)...

    We have occasional months ( a few times a year) where we spend about that much, we are in a high-ish cost of living (eg real estate taxes of 6K per year). I don't feel deprived in those months, but...
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    Mobility was not mentioned in that article.

    "In science, we generally define a “living thing” as an organism with a metabolism (chemical process that keep the organism alive) that can grow,...
  3. Most scientists would say viruses are not a...

    Most scientists would say viruses are not a living thing. https://blogs.webmd.com/public-health/20200717/are-viruses-living-things
  4. I don't have a special one for camping. The one...

    I don't have a special one for camping. The one I use at home is an oxo brand. I have arthritis in my hands and find the oxo products to be easy to use and manipulate.
  5. I'm boonies too. I use wifi calling inside the...

    I'm boonies too. I use wifi calling inside the house, a lot more reliable than cell. I use Verizon and had to turn on one or two settings to use wifi calling IIRC.
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    This is the latest I've been able to keep my...

    This is the latest I've been able to keep my zinnias alive- they still look beautiful.

    There actually is a flour CSA in western MA- well its a grain CSA and one of the options is milled flour. ...
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    Its those small sentimental items that mean the...

    Its those small sentimental items that mean the most to me. I have a hat my grandpa wore in the summer (another sibling has his winter hat). Pampy was poor, but every respectable gentleman in that...
  8. You realize the US requires a negative covid test...

    You realize the US requires a negative covid test within 3 days of flight for incoming passengers?
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    I typically either go Mexican or Indian with...

    I typically either go Mexican or Indian with beans. And there is always chili which we sometimes have over rice. Similar ingredients, different spices. White beans can totally disappear into...
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    I used to make a vanilla spiced rum each year...

    I used to make a vanilla spiced rum each year before vanilla beans went through the roof. It also had cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in it. I started it around Labor Day to have it ready for use in...
  11. Its one thing if its a risk that only impacts...

    Its one thing if its a risk that only impacts you, and the people you are immediately responsible for. Its different IMO if you're risk can impact me. Like smoking indoors. Like infectious...
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    There is an Israeli study, that has not even gone...

    There is an Israeli study, that has not even gone through peer review, which attracted attention with a different conclusion.
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    Nope. Incorrect. Unvaccinated people who had...

    Nope. Incorrect. Unvaccinated people who had covid are twice as likely to be reinfected.

    https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0806-vaccination-protection.html
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    Rosa- not sure where you are hearing the 20%...

    Rosa- not sure where you are hearing the 20% number from, this presentation shows a decline in the mRNA vaccines over time, but not that drastic.
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    I retired before covid, but I worked full time...

    I retired before covid, but I worked full time from home for the 3 years prior to retiring, and in the office 2 days a week for the 2 years before that. I loved not spending 2 hours a day in the...
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    Beautiful Catherine! That is so Vermont Cottage!

    Beautiful Catherine! That is so Vermont Cottage!
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    DNS is the internet equivalent of the phone book-...

    DNS is the internet equivalent of the phone book- ie it maps names to IP addresses and routes them around. If your DNS is unavailable, to quote Mainers "ya can't get there from he-ah"
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    I went to my 25th and it was disappointing ...

    I went to my 25th and it was disappointing because my best friend didn't attend. I got way too drunk out of boredom, and realized these people really weren't any more interesting to me than they...
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    the vinegar shortage may perhaps be seasonal- in...

    the vinegar shortage may perhaps be seasonal- in prior years I've found supplies low during canning season (Aug-October).
  20. Thread: Hello there!

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    Nein (USA). Aber meine mutter ist in ost preuŖen...

    Nein (USA). Aber meine mutter ist in ost preuŖen geboren. Ich habe deutsch in der schule gelernt, damit ich meine Eltern verstehen konnte, wenn sie sich stritten. :)

    English:
    No,. But my...
  21. Thread: Hello there!

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    Gut sich zu treffen und wilkommen! Literally...

    Gut sich zu treffen und wilkommen!


    Literally it means fruit mushrooms. OP will have to tell the signifiicance of that.
  22. Thread: Buckthorn

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    Not familiar with buckthorn. Bittersweet is my...

    Not familiar with buckthorn. Bittersweet is my nemesis. It climbs over everything and chokes it out. I feel your pain, even though my pain is a different plant.
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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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