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    Often libraries will have the ability to help you...

    Often libraries will have the ability to help you locate other resources.
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    I have learned the world is a very small place...

    I have learned the world is a very small place with everyone trying hard to get ahead. In America we (personally) live a totally protected and privileged life which we should not take for granted.
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  3. The same thrift store did have a Nantucket...

    The same thrift store did have a Nantucket handmade basket purse with scrimshaw detail for $165 and a diamond necklace for $1,300.
  4. My husband has outfitted me with those sturdy...

    My husband has outfitted me with those sturdy Coach leather purses. He finds them at thrift stores mostly. The last one was $17. Got one for Christmas that looks new. It is a cross body small...
  5. I know a couple with a wood furnace in a 4000 sq...

    I know a couple with a wood furnace in a 4000 sq foot home in Indiana. He works as a successful business owner and still collects and cuts his own wood. They just installed solar. They very much...
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    We got a simple Bunn home coffee machine and it...

    We got a simple Bunn home coffee machine and it works fast and brews a nice hot strong coffee. Just what I wanted. Right around $100 and we have used it 365 days a year for 5+ years. No sign of it...
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    My city has a walkability score of 30 but my...

    My city has a walkability score of 30 but my address has a score of 78. Almost every single thing I could need from doctor, dentist, groceries, hardware, vet, library, shopping, restaurants, etc. is...
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    Harry has no future other than to be quiet and...

    Harry has no future other than to be quiet and open pagents or stand behind his brother. He is not even the spare anymore. I think he is sixth in line for the throne now. Megan has even less to...
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    The pound of flavored coffee a friend gave us for...

    The pound of flavored coffee a friend gave us for Christmas that we cannot stand.
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    We spent 33 days in India in 1991. A life...

    We spent 33 days in India in 1991. A life changing experience. So many things happened: Bush started a war that began and ended while we were there, our airline PanAm went bankrupt but still got...
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    I am with BAE. We have decided what we are doing...

    I am with BAE. We have decided what we are doing and are avoiding the media as much as possible.
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    Be wary of unintended consequences. One of...

    Be wary of unintended consequences.

    One of our local restaurants closed for remodeling and when it reopened, the whole concept was now counter order and food delivered to table with number. ...
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    I would buy the Costco for my glasses, Mom's...

    I would buy the Costco for my glasses, Mom's hearing aid batteries and hearing aids, maple syrup, cooked chicken, nuts in bulk, tuna, etc. And there are only the three of us. Husband got a free...
  14. One of our cat charities talked to several of the...

    One of our cat charities talked to several of the metal recyclers around our city and we can collect and donate and the amount given will go to them. Win, win.
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    We bought a bunch of Lindt truffles at today's...

    We bought a bunch of Lindt truffles at today's after Xmas sale at our favorite grocery store.
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    We had mom over for a Christmas lunch of turkey,...

    We had mom over for a Christmas lunch of turkey, hash brown cheesy casserole, fresh asparagus, and a berry tart hubby made. Everything was delicious and all presents were well thought out and useful....
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    This is kind of creepy but I found this thread...

    This is kind of creepy but I found this thread just as I started watching it. (one child nation.)
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    Kids, spouses, inlaws, parents, blended...

    Kids, spouses, inlaws, parents, blended families....... Friends of ours can have 3-4 sets of parents due to remarriage to try and placate. Only works to compromise. One family we are especially...
  19. I really like Tybee's idea. When I recd an...

    I really like Tybee's idea. When I recd an inheritance, our local spay/neuter clinic was undergoing a large capital campaign. I knew they needed an Xray machine so we pledged an amount to buy a...
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    Way too many people without boundaries. I always...

    Way too many people without boundaries. I always wonder what is held over their heads so they fulfill someone else's demands?

    Maybe we lived too far from all our relatives. We simply told them...
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    It really is not easier for the relatives to have...

    It really is not easier for the relatives to have to make all the decisions after someone's death. We recently sat down with mom and had all the funeral (cremation) information documented and all...
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    Fantastic.

    Fantastic.
  23. I retired from the IRS and the stories we had...

    I retired from the IRS and the stories we had about crooked practitioners who would do whatever the client wanted were endless. And also endless were the recriminations when the scheme was found...
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    We have very hard water and use hot vinegar to...

    We have very hard water and use hot vinegar to dissolve the scale build up on thing like pots and shower heads. Works really well and super cheap. We run vinegar thru the Bunn coffee maker once...
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    We kept the walker and crutches and even a...

    We kept the walker and crutches and even a Rollator fancy walker. Gave the walker to Mom when she started to need one and then followed with the fancy walker. No additional money out of pocket. ...
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