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    I love my living room with its high ceilings and...

    I love my living room with its high ceilings and crown molding and built in bookcases and fireplace. The colors in our living room are silly, green and hot pink, but like the,. I adore one chest of...
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    Totally with you in loving that old built in...

    Totally with you in loving that old built in cabinet!
  3. White formica with sparkles! Pretty cool. ...

    White formica with sparkles! Pretty cool.

    Think what a miracle product formica was when it was first introduced. What were kitchen countertops before that?
  4. It is hard to keep clean, it always has been. It...

    It is hard to keep clean, it always has been. It is ugly close up. And Teacher Terry would think I am denying myself if I got laminate again. (Dont tell her that this quartz was at the low end of...
  5. This is the way God intended men and women to...

    This is the way God intended men and women to live.haha.

    DH! Were it up to him, he would choose the ugliest granite in the store. Out of a sample of 25 stones I could walk immediately to his...
  6. To keep our kitchen discussion going: We are...

    To keep our kitchen discussion going:

    We are finally replacing our kitchen countertops. We have walked up to this line twic before and then backed off because we couldnt agree on material.
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    I donate very little to thrift stores and do not...

    I donate very little to thrift stores and do not keep track of it. But I donate cash to other organizations and do track that because the donations are sizeable.

    Our tax preparer figures our taxes...
  8. That was my main goal—make it as easy as possible...

    That was my main goal—make it as easy as possible for those left behind. If our assets are maximized is a purely secondary concern.

    I believe changes in my state and probably others over the past...
  9. The business of a changing will is interesting....

    The business of a changing will is interesting. Both attornies we worked with strongly suggested we explain to our heirs who we have named and why. See, we dont have children and we have what some...
  10. A trust is the best vehicle for us. It is good...

    A trust is the best vehicle for us. It is good for many others. If it isnt necessary for you, so be it.

    Our attorney actually set up a trust dor our recipients to cover contingincies that are...
  11. Not fixing the roof has little to do with money....

    Not fixing the roof has little to do with money. Oh my IF ONLY it were the money. I would write a check today for up to $50,000 to fix the roof were it entirely my roof.

    But this will make you...
  12. We have a trust. in my state that is the latest...

    We have a trust. in my state that is the latest fashion.

    Our assets will be divided amoung ten people and entities. I want to cash it all out and distribute the cash to these entities. A trust...
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    Most of the “hypocrite” charges are a matter of...

    Most of the “hypocrite” charges are a matter of framing the argument and priorities we emphasize.

    But go on Jane, tell me my hypocitical views. Pick three. Go!
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    The biggest PITA in political discussion is when...

    The biggest PITA in political discussion is when you liberals tell me what I think about a situation you have framed.

    You know jp, I could actually tell you what I think, but you would likely...
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    I do have a small number of ebooks loaded on my...

    I do have a small number of ebooks loaded on my IPAd, ones I think will be very good.

    Its not that I dont have books to read, I just cant settle in to start with a good novel, and I am deeply...
  16. yes! That is the sphere of control trol we have,...

    yes! That is the sphere of control trol we have, our own choices for where to live and aging out.

    Believe it or not, I regularly think about the mess someone would inherit if we both died. I...
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    I only feel that way when I have a really good...

    I only feel that way when I have a really good book, usually a novel. i havent read a really good book for a couple of years. The last one was The Goldfinch.

    But then,
    I havent been reading...
  18. Tybee, that is a sad situation, that of your...

    Tybee, that is a sad situation, that of your parents. And not much you can do about it if they arent going to allow you to help them find an alternative.
  19. Ok, can you use Oven Off on these self cleaning...

    Ok, can you use Oven Off on these self cleaning ovens? My sister in law told me that is forbidden.
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    Getting rid of boarding houses was a goal of our...

    Getting rid of boarding houses was a goal of our neighborhood. The last boarding house here left about 8 years after DH and I moved here.

    While there is nothing wrong with small scale living and...
  21. Rosa, you seem very practical about this. I dont...

    Rosa, you seem very practical about this. I dont know about the cleaning. Here is one way to look at this: if it is apparant that your MIL cannot now, or soon cannot, afford to live in a big house,...
  22. Our new stove is a Kenmore. It has none of that...

    Our new stove is a Kenmore. It has none of that fancy convection stuff.
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    I listen to BBC World News service sometimes....

    I listen to BBC World News service sometimes. Here, it is on late at night on NPR so I am not listening to radio that late. By then DH has gone to bed and it is time to be blessedly free of...
  24. We did! A self cleaning oven! I have never used...

    We did! A self cleaning oven! I have never used one of those and am a little skeptical about their efficiency. Does everyone think that feature works well?
  25. This isnt about kitchen cabinets but it is about...

    This isnt about kitchen cabinets but it is about kitchen stuff: we got a new stove. It is
    ASTONISHING. It has, get this, A WINDOW into the oven! It has an oven light!!! But best of all, the flame...
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