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    When my mother died, as I've stated several times...

    When my mother died, as I've stated several times here, she had close to nothing. She became severely disabled at age 50, my uncle offered to store all her stuff in his barn and sell her condominium...
  2. Wow, your hallway is beautiful!

    Wow, your hallway is beautiful!
  3. Thread: Red Oak Tree

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    That is a gorgeous tree. I totally understand how...

    That is a gorgeous tree. I totally understand how you feel about it. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Wow... typical NYC story with the taxi driver...

    Wow... typical NYC story with the taxi driver just taking off on the green light! What a great story--I'm assuming you weren't hurt badly? Did anyone stop and help you up?
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    Thank you for this. I get phone calls through my...

    Thank you for this. I get phone calls through my computer, iPad and Apple Watch. Very convenient, but wiith Zoom meetings, sometimes I have been very rudely interrupted by phone calls coming in...
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    We were sitting around our friendly weekend...

    We were sitting around our friendly weekend neighborhood firepit Sunday night, and the topic of pandemic benefits related to short staffing came up. One of my neighbors, who owns and runs a...
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    I agree. COVID definitely gave many, many people...

    I agree. COVID definitely gave many, many people a taste of that break from drudgery, and you know the saying: "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Pa-ree?"

    I have...
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    OMG, that is adorable!!! Yeah, to your point, if...

    OMG, that is adorable!!! Yeah, to your point, if it had a wood/pellet stove, it would be a real winner!
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    Yeah, I know everyone needs a garage, but I just...

    Yeah, I know everyone needs a garage, but I just don't like when they're so in-your-face. Yours is at least on the same line as the front door, right?
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    Yeah, you know I'm glad about the small house...

    Yeah, you know I'm glad about the small house trend.

    As far as the house you linked to, to me it's like a standard HGTV "give the customer what they want to sell it fast"--"open concept" "big...
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    In the stocking up for the winter department, we...

    In the stocking up for the winter department, we actually just bought TWO cords of wood to get us through. We usually get one and then we have to buy again when the snow is on the ground and it's...
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    This free site is great. I used it to make my...

    This free site is great. I used it to make my decision. https://opensocialsecurity.com
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    I can relate to the friend because I certainly...

    I can relate to the friend because I certainly have made my share of dumb decisions with money, but the closest thing I've found to a financial adviser that has helped me is Dave Ramsey (free) and...
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    It's also a good saying for perfectionists. I...

    It's also a good saying for perfectionists. I tend to analyze and procrastinate. Sometimes it's better to do something not-quite-perfectly than not at all. I once hired a project manager who was a...
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    Wow, I never heard of zero Japan, but it piqued...

    Wow, I never heard of zero Japan, but it piqued my interest right away bc I love Japanese design. Muji is another great Japanese design store. Thanks for the tip!
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    I vote for hummus and pita and crudité. With...

    I vote for hummus and pita and crudité. With maybe some little cookies for people who have a sweet tooth.

    Also, little tea sandwiches cut in quarters with arugula and cucumber.
  17. Thread: Chipmunks

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    We do have chipmunks, but the only things they...

    We do have chipmunks, but the only things they nibble on are the strawberries. They don't bother me otherwise. I grow lettuce, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, apples, pears, and...
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    OMG. So sorry, IL.

    OMG. So sorry, IL.
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    I've had to wear glasses my whole life, for...

    I've had to wear glasses my whole life, for astigmatism, and then of course over the past decades I've worn progressive lenses for both the astigmatism and farsightedness. Last time I went to the...
  20. I do it by multiplying the tab by 2 and rounding...

    I do it by multiplying the tab by 2 and rounding up and putting the decimal in the right place. So, $40 tab, x 2=8.00 tip.

    I rarely give huge tips, but I give at least 20%.

    I'll have to ask...
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    As my Scottish MIL would say, "it's a lot of...

    As my Scottish MIL would say, "it's a lot of nonsense." But actually, in her older years, she tinkered with the idea of having her double chin lifted (she didn't have much of a double chin, either). ...
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    I haven't had the Bundaberg, but I know that...

    I haven't had the Bundaberg, but I know that ginger beers are very different in terms of their spiciness, which is why I like Reed's the best. I also like kombucha. That's my treat.
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    I am not disagreeing, but... I think there's a...

    I am not disagreeing, but...

    I think there's a point at which SOME people (saints, mystics and other highly evolved people) can overcome the fear of control. Victor Frankl famously said "The last...
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    This article is an interesting read on why so...

    This article is an interesting read on why so many work-eligible males are not in the workforce. I don't know why the article is focused on men, but it still is interesting--particularly interesting...
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    Milestone: 300!

    I hit a milestone yesterday, and I don't know who to announce it to, aside from DH, so I'll celebrate with you guys.

    Thirteen years ago I quit my job to be a full time qualitative specialist,...
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