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    I think you can be assured that we are all here...

    I think you can be assured that we are all here for each other - even though we are just virtual beings. It is apparently very hard to be a human for many of us earthlings. I find that reminding...
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    The provider I use posts test results online...

    The provider I use posts test results online within hours of doing them so I haven't even talked to the doc yet. Just sorting out thoughts about the unknown. The radiologist is the one recommending...
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    The first three CT scans were to diagnose a pain...

    The first three CT scans were to diagnose a pain in my side that came on after a day of shoveling dirt. Thought it was perhaps kidney or female at first...Three years later pain it still here and...
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    medical tests - when to question??

    I have had some minor oddball health things pop up since moving to Colorado for which I have seen various practitioners within the system my insurance covers. Every single time, a CT scan has been...
  5. Thread: Cute towns

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    Anything remotely close to Austin in a thriving...

    Anything remotely close to Austin in a thriving location brings top dollar - many Californians moving there. It is making our hunt for a house very difficult as prices are going out our reach.
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    Here is an example of the ridiculous prices in...

    Here is an example of the ridiculous prices in Fredericksburg TX:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/405-W-San-Antonio-St_Fredericksburg_TX_78624_M80528-01582?view=qv
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    As a retired person, I miss the camaraderie of...

    As a retired person, I miss the camaraderie of fellow employees.
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    I never had multiples until we moved to this...

    I never had multiples until we moved to this multi-story house. There are now duplicates of certain things like scissors, pens and reading glasses on each floor. Going up and down stairs to fetch...
  9. There are probably lots of us who never quite...

    There are probably lots of us who never quite figure out what we want to be when we grow up. Looking back, I think family turmoil while I was still at home derailed any solid plans. At some point...
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    In this house, there is a little attic room that...

    In this house, there is a little attic room that is my space so I have some leeway in leaving messes. I decided my winter project would be re-upholstering a MCM chair that had ugly olive green...
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    Any effort is a good effort! I would imagine that...

    Any effort is a good effort! I would imagine that living a good distance from more abundant food choices would complicate matters. It was one of the primary reasons we retired to a big city as trying...
  12. Thread: So noble.....

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    I think the whole circus on both sides is bizarre...

    I think the whole circus on both sides is bizarre and embarrassing and does not bode well for the future. I also have a sense that we the little people don't have much of a clue about what is going...
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    It can be very hard when goals or preferences are...

    It can be very hard when goals or preferences are not aligned. Back in December, I told DH of my goal to eat less meat. So far he is on board but not real happy about it. I also have the same issue...
  14. I have that book on my hold list at the library...

    I have that book on my hold list at the library but will reserve judgement until I have read it. I only skimmed through the interview but noted that authors were worried that readers would judge...
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    Purpose and meaning are fuzzy words. In a matter...

    Purpose and meaning are fuzzy words. In a matter of years, few will remember we even existed so as things wind down, perhaps the best thing is to feel useful, spend time with people you like to be...
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    I am reading Secondhand which is really...

    I am reading Secondhand which is really interesting. All about how our used "stuff" moves around the world. I had no idea it was a billion dollar business and that different cultures have different...
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    My 66 yo art teacher has shed about 50 lbs since...

    My 66 yo art teacher has shed about 50 lbs since I saw her last year. Weight watchers. I guess it all comes down to iron will motivation but I have never been able to follow a strict regime/diet of...
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    Fredericksburg TX is a favorite but is no longer...

    Fredericksburg TX is a favorite but is no longer affordable for the average Joe...though we keep looking there. Quite a few over the top wineries and "ranches" scattered among the area. We are...
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    It strikes me watching news reports of this how...

    It strikes me watching news reports of this how much we could use some more heroes since he seemed to have inspired a lot of people. Aside from basketball skills, I don't really get the admiration...
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    When I was a young woman, I lived in interior...

    When I was a young woman, I lived in interior Mexico for a while and learned a whole other way of life. Even this many years later, those experiences stuck with me about how tight hispanic families...
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    What is the fascination with royals anyway? I...

    What is the fascination with royals anyway? I find it really strange to hone in on people's private affairs regardless of their status in life. IMO, it is not newsworthy.
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    Love to hear from newcomers!! And so glad Rhonda...

    Love to hear from newcomers!!
    And so glad Rhonda is blogging again. I thought she had "retired".
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    Tesla's new German factory

    It hasn't been in the news much here, but Tesla has gotten approval to clear cut a 740 acre forest near Berlin for a new Tesla factory. Seems like an environmental disconnect.
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    Isn't there a documentary about Hilary coming out...

    Isn't there a documentary about Hilary coming out soon? Maybe she just wanted some publicity or maybe she has other plans...
  25. An interesting article about "stuff" at estate sales

    https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/1/18523209/estate-sales-la-cynthia-abernethy
    I also try to imagine the story behind all of the owner's belongings at estate sales.
    What do your possessions say about...
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