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  1. Thread: Being Mortal

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    When my mother-in-law died on the last day of...

    When my mother-in-law died on the last day of vacation in VT because the doctor suggested that we consider the physical and emotional toll surgery would have on her, we went with his advice and she...
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    Opting to be colorblind so that you can also be...

    Opting to be colorblind so that you can also be blind to the injustice that is still real is not the point. People who point out injustice are not segregationists. You can sit there and say "I'm...
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    I can't put up political signs for obvious...

    I can't put up political signs for obvious reasons--if I put up a Biden/Harris sign, DH will retaliate with a Trump/Pence sign. But in general, I don't put lawn signs up either. We did one time for a...
  4. Thread: Again?

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    If DH is not enthused, how MUCH is he resisting?...

    If DH is not enthused, how MUCH is he resisting? I think dog ownership has to be a decision where all people who will be impacted by their presence give full support.

    Every now and then I go...
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    I think he appeals to a) people who are...

    I think he appeals to
    a) people who are emotionally tied to the status quo
    b) people who really believe he's a disrupter who can "drain the swamp"
    c) entertainment value: he's like the bully or...
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    I also hope you get it! Sounds like the right...

    I also hope you get it! Sounds like the right opportunity for you at this time.
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    A Scottish forfar bridie and mac and cheese. ...

    A Scottish forfar bridie and mac and cheese. Mmmm!!!
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    Thank you, Alan!!

    Thank you, Alan!!
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    Excellent tip for my situation! DH has been...

    Excellent tip for my situation! DH has been walking around saying "We should always have buttermilk!" I'm not sure if he's joking or not! I may have used buttermilk once in 40+ years. But being the...
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    I don't mind the smell of onion or garlic (except...

    I don't mind the smell of onion or garlic (except on my breath--I don't want to offend anyone!).
    I keep all my onions, garlic, potatoes and ginger on one of those cool, collapsible baskets that...
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    DH, who is a great food prepper and entertainer,...

    DH, who is a great food prepper and entertainer, is a huge believer in making things easy to pick up and eat. I would leave out bread and deli meat--he'd assemble finger sandwiches and dress them....
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    Good points! I also use free kindle books,...

    Good points! I also use free kindle books, mainly for fiction, for the reason you mention. It's harder to determine whether or not you're going to like a fiction v nonfiction book.

    As for me, I'm...
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    I've heard the Canadian side is much nicer....

    I've heard the Canadian side is much nicer. Unfortunately we can't get there these days.
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    Wow, I loved going on your day off vicariously...

    Wow, I loved going on your day off vicariously with you, razz! Sounds like a wonderful day! It makes me annoyed with myself that I didn't take advantage of the chance to go to the Falls on the US...
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    Both, really. As far as putting food eye...

    Both, really.

    As far as putting food eye level, that's impossible with our fridge! We needed to replace it this year, and I really seriously considered getting the kind with the freezer on the...
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    Personal food waste solutions

    I don't know why, but I seem to waste a lot more food up here in VT. My kitchen is small, but it's functional for the most part. I think the problem is the fact that my very small refrigerator is in...
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    One of NewGig's posts was the first time I had...

    One of NewGig's posts was the first time I had heard of them, but I have found that there are people in my area that are installing them.

    Here is one good description:
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    Have you done a cost analysis in terms of the...

    Have you done a cost analysis in terms of the electricity used to keep that hot water heated all day long? We installed a Rinnai heater in VT, and we love it. We know that the hot water is...
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    When we replaced ours, we got three bids and...

    When we replaced ours, we got three bids and recommendations. That should be enough for you to listen and then trust your gut. We replaced our 1974 furnace/central AC with a high efficiency one, and...
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    Oh, no! Not another tree-liminator! How could...

    Oh, no! Not another tree-liminator! How could you possibly want to cut down 3 fruit trees? We have a pear tree that was planted only a foot or so from the front of our house, and DH keeps pushing...
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    This is a really good list...

    This is a really good list of the 100 rollbacks, showing whether they have been passed or are in progress. It's terrible.
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    Wedding leftovers...again.

    Wedding leftovers...again.
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    I think we'll do our new tradition of...

    I think we'll do our new tradition of Thanksgiving at DS40's in VT. Then we may try to make it to NJ for Christmas, although last year we didn't get there until January 9. As far as COVID goes, we're...
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    Very off topic, but Jane, what happened to your...

    Very off topic, but Jane, what happened to your avatar? If you're going to retire it, can you at least explain why you chose it for yourself?

    On-topic: I think people will go back to enjoying...
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    That is just gorgeous. I PRAY whoever buys it...

    That is just gorgeous. I PRAY whoever buys it doesn't HGTV it.

    Like this house that reminds me of the house in Beetlejuice.
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