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  1. Thread: December purge

    by Tammy
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    I’m reading “second hand: travels in the global...

    I’m reading “second hand: travels in the global garage sale”. Old china has almost no resale value. Same for almost everything in our homes.
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    It astounds me whenever someone feels entitled to...

    It astounds me whenever someone feels entitled to comment on what another adult should or should not do with their appearance. Intrusive and rude.
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    Bloomberg sounded good to me last weekend.

    Bloomberg sounded good to me last weekend.
  4. Pcooley - it’s fun to read your post. We are...

    Pcooley - it’s fun to read your post.

    We are very similar. My favorite things as a kid were to take a bike ride, walk alone through the corn fields and woods, and sit alone and read. But I didn’t...
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    I witnessed something interesting along these...

    I witnessed something interesting along these lines yesterday. We live in a gentrifying area where homeless people still wander the streets in our neighborhood. There was a lady last night across the...
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    Iris lilies - I always enjoy your statement...

    Iris lilies - I always enjoy your statement about not living north of interstate 80. I grew up on an Ohio farm that was bisected by route 80, but the house was 1/4 mile south of it. Then when we...
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    I’m reading Wild Seed by Octavia Butler. Pretty...

    I’m reading Wild Seed by Octavia Butler. Pretty good so far, but I’m still deciding whether I’ll read the whole series (5 books) or just this one.
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    At about 1 pm we decided what we wanted to eat...

    At about 1 pm we decided what we wanted to eat today. Off to Whole Foods - and now vegetarian stew is simmering, garlic bread is done, and merlot is served. It’s fun to have just two of us with no...
  9. Thread: The Holidays

    by Tammy
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    Husband and I will be off work and doing nothing...

    Husband and I will be off work and doing nothing on Christmas! Hurrah!

    We will spend a few days during new years week with my siblings and our parents.
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    Nothing! 😄 I’m off work and the kids are all...

    Nothing! 😄

    I’m off work and the kids are all out of town. Husband and I are doing absolutely nothing, and looking forward to it!
  11. Cool! I didn’t know it was today.

    Cool! I didn’t know it was today.
  12. Of 3 foster grandkids (all with our family for a...

    Of 3 foster grandkids (all with our family for a year or more so we really bonded) only 1 ended up adopted. It’s hard. But we gave those kids the best chance we could to recover and grow while the...
  13. And giving birth is also uncertain but we dont...

    And giving birth is also uncertain but we dont like to admit it. We like to feel in control of our lives.

    My brother has a special needs child who spent his first 4 months in the hospital and...
  14. Adoption through the foster care system costs...

    Adoption through the foster care system costs nothing, daycare is free, Medicaid until age 18, and you get a stipend monthly (~500) until child is 18. My grandson was adopted this way. Money stops...
  15. Thread: Impeachment?

    by Tammy
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    Perhaps because he is so very evil?

    Perhaps because he is so very evil?
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    https://www.mcall.com/business/real-estate/mc-gard...

    https://www.mcall.com/business/real-estate/mc-garden-cat-feces-garden-danger-20160415-story.html

    This article seems to think that it’s not a very big deal. I grew up on a farm with cats who roamed...
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    Back when Claritin was still only available by...

    Back when Claritin was still only available by prescription and cost about $50 a month, we would buy it over the counter in Canada for about 1/4 the cost. We lived close to the border and often were...
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    I like index funds. Safe and liquid and no one...

    I like index funds. Safe and liquid and no one lets their dog pee on them. 😄
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    “Ottawa” My backyard! I lived in Defiance for...

    “Ottawa”

    My backyard! I lived in Defiance for about 15 years before moving west.
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    Where in northwest Ohio? I grew up in Fulton...

    Where in northwest Ohio? I grew up in Fulton county.
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    After being loyal Verizon customers for 20 years...

    After being loyal Verizon customers for 20 years we are switching to Visible. Unlimited data without throttling will be $50 for 2 Smart phones every month. Because we’re on a friends and family type...
  22. Thread: OK Boomer

    by Tammy
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    I read that “Ok boomer” is now a simple insult...

    I read that “Ok boomer” is now a simple insult for those with whom one disagrees. Age no longer applies. I also read that since boomers are using it, it now will fall out of favor with everyone else.
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    When they adjusted for astigmatism a few years...

    When they adjusted for astigmatism a few years ago I wasn’t sure it helped. Then I realized over time how badly the astigmatism bothers me without glasses. I think our brains adjust to our problems...
  24. Thread: OK Boomer

    by Tammy
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    I wish I were gen x but apparently I’m in the...

    I wish I were gen x but apparently I’m in the last 3 years of the boomer crowd. I identify with gen x most closely. But then all this generational stuff is somewhat suspect - as if whole cohorts if...
  25. Thread: Updates...

    by Tammy
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    Our middle child and his family are moving to...

    Our middle child and his family are moving to Grand Canyon village. What an adventure! He got a job there. We’ll be driving route 17 a lot in the future to see the grandsons, and the stars that shine...
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