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    There is a showroom in Minneapolis that has...

    There is a showroom in Minneapolis that has samples of mattresses from some of the on-line retailers so they can be "test-driven" without the hassle of ordering and returning them later. As...
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    danna, you might also check if the portable has...

    danna, you might also check if the portable has enough connections on it to allow you to hook it up to your TV if you'd rather watch a bigger screen.
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    Thank you, Geila. I thought long and hard about...

    Thank you, Geila. I thought long and hard about writing what I did. Not the kind of thing one broadcasts from rooftops. But it seemed appropriate. At least my post seems to have served a broader...
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    Umm, probably more than a dozen. DW has a...

    Umm, probably more than a dozen.

    DW has a bunch of plastic tubs for her stuff (seasonal decorations, some stuff she plans to give DD someday, etc.).

    I have a few boxes in another room which...
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    This was one place where I was getting stuck. I...

    This was one place where I was getting stuck. I like to look at the world in an analytical, logical fashion. Always worked for me before. But the world just laughs at that, especially lately. My...
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    deleting for when I have more time to write...

    deleting for when I have more time to write...
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    I'm sorry you've hit such a rough patch, Chicken...

    I'm sorry you've hit such a rough patch, Chicken Lady.

    You've been given some solid options here, even if not all of them are to your taste. I would echo mschrisgo2's suggestion to get a medical...
  8. Thread: Hello!

    by SteveinMN
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    Welcome! Always good to see a new member of the...

    Welcome! Always good to see a new member of the simple living club.
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    pinkytoe, you're in charge. Just because they say...

    pinkytoe, you're in charge. Just because they say you need it, you can say no or request another opinion. And you are allowed to ask questions.

    If previous CT scans covered the same part of your...
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    jp1, DH should be able to go to icloud.com on the...

    jp1, DH should be able to go to icloud.com on the Web, sign in with his Apple ID, go to iCloud Settings, click Manage, and then go to the section of the page where he can remove the iPhone from his...
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    Enjoy the new place -- and whatever it becomes --...

    Enjoy the new place -- and whatever it becomes -- and the new boat!
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    happystuff and Alan have it exactly right. If...

    happystuff and Alan have it exactly right. If it's an iPhone, before you reset it, log out from Find My iPhone and from iCloud. (There may be a similar procedure for Android phones but I don't know...
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    I probably would rank the intellectual challenge...

    I probably would rank the intellectual challenge (of harnessing technology) highest. It's what I missed most when I left.
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    For us it all depends on the amount of use it...

    For us it all depends on the amount of use it gets and the amount of space it takes up.

    For instance, there are at least three pairs of scissors in the house (excluding scissors used for sewing...
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    This. Typically parts are warranteed far longer...

    This. Typically parts are warranteed far longer than labor.
  16. That's the way some people look at it. But many...

    That's the way some people look at it. But many of us can tell you that particular stable jobs can be a soul-killers, so maybe that shouldn't be #1 on the list.

    I read a book many years ago which...
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    I cannot see that ending well. Many (most?)...

    I cannot see that ending well. Many (most?) drivers are inattentive (especially if the vehicle is driving for them) and prone to overreaction or simply freezing at times of crisis -- and the car is...
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    For what it's worth, I find the recommended...

    For what it's worth, I find the recommended cooking times on those bags to be too long. If the bag states to microwave for four minutes, I cook it for 3:15 or 3:30. The veggies come out much more...
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    DW and I have moved to me cooking keto for both...

    DW and I have moved to me cooking keto for both of us. Breakfast and lunch typically are our own things. I've moved to eating essentially the same meal every day for breakfast (egg and breakfast...
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    And while the battery and circuit card and metal...

    And while the battery and circuit card and metal case (if it has one) are readily recyclable, plastic components are not. Guaranteed some of that phone ends up in a landfill.

    I'm not sure why...
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    DW retires on May 15, 2020. She's already...

    DW retires on May 15, 2020. She's already planning a consulting business, largely because she finds the work rewarding but the bureaucracy stifling. This way she can work for family clients and avoid...
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    Some of them, perhaps. There have been studies...

    Some of them, perhaps. There have been studies about the effects of the near-field radiation emitted by devices like mobile phones. I have not examined those studies to determine their quality so I...
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    Me, too. Interesting that one person's...

    Me, too. Interesting that one person's hypotheticals are a stretch and of little perceived value, but another person's junk-science-informed concerns are quite accurate.

    5G is little different...
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    When my old pressure cooker went to the scrap...

    When my old pressure cooker went to the scrap heap in the sky (well, recycling bin) I considered an Instant Pot, but only briefly. Keep them in new seals and stovetop pressure cookers can last for...
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    My old pressure cooker had three different...

    My old pressure cooker had three different systems designed to prevent the apocryphal "blew the chicken into the ceiling" failure. My new one has two. That's still enough for me. I am in my kitchen...
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