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    Don't Vermonters know enough to wear hats?...

    Don't Vermonters know enough to wear hats? Especially follicly-challenged Vermonters? :)
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    Ahh, we all know that now, but I'll guess almost...

    Ahh, we all know that now, but I'll guess almost all of us found that out the hard way. ;)


    I've found that trying to donate and recycle appropriately adds a tremendous amount of time to the...
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    Seems odd to me that a dried fruit (essentially...

    Seems odd to me that a dried fruit (essentially what these are) would last only 4-5 days in the 'fridge -- unless they were in oil or such.

    Other ideas: chop up and add to omelets or salads. Or...
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    I've mentioned before the concept of "Seinfeld...

    I've mentioned before the concept of "Seinfeld chains". Jerry Seinfeld wanted better material, so he committed himself to writing at least a little every day. Each day he did write, he put an X on...
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    The rave: my Real ID license arrives in today's...

    The rave: my Real ID license arrives in today's mail. I applied for it at the end of November (stood outside the DMV office for an hour and a half) and it finally is here. Now to make sure they...
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    We follow Gardnr's schedule for painting -- every...

    We follow Gardnr's schedule for painting -- every 15 years; we're due now. DW and I rather quickly agreed on the color in which the inside of the house will be painted (except maybe for the main...
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    They all must be getting their info from the same...

    They all must be getting their info from the same place. I don't know if it's HGTV or house magazines or real estate agents, but there's almost a formula to it and people just follow it to death....
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    Still waiting for the olive green shag carpet in...

    Still waiting for the olive green shag carpet in our"pantry" (left there by us on purpose) to come back into style. Not holding my breath. :~) Still waiting for lemon yellow steel siding to make it...
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    Same here, though I think various states are...

    Same here, though I think various states are trying to figure out where the "bang for the buck" is based on information no one has.

    I read that one state (I don't think it's Minnesota but it...
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    Ah, but redoing the floors costs twice as much as...

    Ah, but redoing the floors costs twice as much as putting in cheap carpet, so cheap carpet it is!

    From time to time I check out the local real estate listings because I like to keep tabs on the...
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    The same thing we do every morning, Pinky. Try...

    The same thing we do every morning, Pinky. Try and take over the world!

    Oh, wait, wrong franchise. Breakfast almost every morning for me is one or two fried eggs and some form of breakfast meat...
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    Shredded pork with mushrooms. Frugal meal because...

    Shredded pork with mushrooms. Frugal meal because I had everything on hand. Not frugal because I used up the soy sauce, the garlic, the balsamic vinegar, the sugar substitute, the mushrooms, and the...
  13. Thread: Ice fishing

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    [EDIT]Here's...

    [EDIT]Here's an even better one for you. They're essentially travel trailers with holes in the floor for fishing. Sky's the limit.


    One of the essential tasks of ice fishing is drilling holes...
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    It's great that GPS gets far more granular than...

    It's great that GPS gets far more granular than what us mere mortals ;) may use. But if we are not allowed to use the really good version, one can contend it (sort of) doesn't exist. W3W is publicly...
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    Commercial cole slaw dressings often include a...

    Commercial cole slaw dressings often include a lot of sugar (which I didn't care for even before it gave me health problems). I'm also not the biggest fan of the flavor of mayonnaise; a little goes a...
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    One of the original drivers for What3Words was...

    One of the original drivers for What3Words was very dense areas of population. While most of us are used to (named, often unique, and sometimes logical) street addresses which are further subdivided...
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    I've had the app on my phone for a year or two....

    I've had the app on my phone for a year or two. Brilliant idea! I can even see the address change as I move about our house. I just wish it was used more within buildings like municipal buildings,...
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    DW fills a jug with tap water and lets it sit for...

    DW fills a jug with tap water and lets it sit for a couple of days before she waters our plants with it. She sayd it lets the chlorine in the water off-gas. That taste has never been obvious to me in...
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    Dinner with the grandkids last night -- spaghetti...

    Dinner with the grandkids last night -- spaghetti with red sauce (Creamette spaghetti for them, edamame pasta for us) and sliced cucumbers and radishes.

    The chicken I planned to make turned out...
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    DW has bought a few "Amazon Basics" items, like...

    DW has bought a few "Amazon Basics" items, like an iPhone charger and a multiple-port USB charging block, and they've been fine. They don't feel cheap at all and have seemed to work just fine for a...
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    DW buys much more from Amazon than I do. I tend...

    DW buys much more from Amazon than I do. I tend to reserve Amazon for the items I can't readily find elsewhere, like ink cartridges for our old printers or new gaskets for our pressure cooker. I try...
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    DW likes to read the paper leisurely on weekends,...

    DW likes to read the paper leisurely on weekends, so we subscribe to the Saturday and Sunday edition of the big paper in town, which removes the paywall for the digital version (which is how I prefer...
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    Ah, i see now. Very nice cabinet, rosa!

    Ah, i see now. Very nice cabinet, rosa!
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    Very nice! How are the muntins created? Are they...

    Very nice! How are the muntins created? Are they part of the glass or did you build them?
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    The "something fancier" was a tri-tip steak I...

    The "something fancier" was a tri-tip steak I bought by chance at an Asian supermarket. Tough?? DW wouldn't even try it. I soldiered through a piece though I think it would have been less work...
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