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    Gardening, zone 7 and colder?

    I'm moving to where there is actual freezing temperature every winter and won't know where to begin with planting.
    I'll just observe and learn for a while, but in the meantime does anyone have any...
  2. We are having our traditional Thanksgiving; a...

    We are having our traditional Thanksgiving; a hike up the mountain then potluck at a friend's house. I still don't know what I'm supposed to bring! It's usually pies (the only thing I can reliably...
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    My husband is guilty of this. We always have way...

    My husband is guilty of this. We always have way more citrus than we need, so we put the excess out in a box on the sidewalk. He is okay with the neighbors taking a few pieces at a time, but gets...
  4. The key to investing in property is location and...

    The key to investing in property is location and price. Foreclosures will not necessarily sell for less than others, and there are dangers in buying foreclosures. Often you have to purchase the...
  5. Thread: fears

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    “What do you fear, lady?" he asked. "A cage,"...

    “What do you fear, lady?" he asked.

    "A cage," she said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire." — J.R.R....
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    Wow, that's so exciting! I hope everything goes...

    Wow, that's so exciting! I hope everything goes well.
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    We usually give stuff like that to our neighbors....

    We usually give stuff like that to our neighbors. One of our neighbors loves sweet relish but lives alone; he also buys the super-size because it's a better deal, then he gives us a jar.
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    To people who live nearby, I like to give local...

    To people who live nearby, I like to give local honey. I know the beekeepers.
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    It sounds like the choice is to either pay $8-10...

    It sounds like the choice is to either pay $8-10 for individual classes, or to get many more classes for $20? It makes financial sense to join, and it may motivate you to exercise more. It's nice to...
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    I was planning on retiring this year, but there...

    I was planning on retiring this year, but there was a job that looked intriguing in our new town...so I'll be working a while longer. My hours at work keep getting shorter (a good thing) but I guess...
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    Hi Gilbert! cow-hi

    Hi Gilbert! cow-hi
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    It sounds like you did the right thing. Don't...

    It sounds like you did the right thing. Don't feel guilty about pulling back now; you did your bit and once it starts to poison your life, get out.
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    I would be a little disturbed to find that my...

    I would be a little disturbed to find that my friends read this board and knew who I was!
    My dh knows I post here, but it's not his thing, and he never reads it.
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    Haven't seen fidgiegirl much either - busy with...

    Haven't seen fidgiegirl much either - busy with new baby I expect.
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    As some folks mentioned, I like the ritual of the...

    As some folks mentioned, I like the ritual of the morning paper. Read the headlines, do the crossword - I've missed it!
  16. My dd, 15, wears my pearls. I never do - but they...

    My dd, 15, wears my pearls. I never do - but they look great with the vintage/hipster clothes she wears.
    They were a gift from my MIL - lovely, but not me.
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    Huzzah! :+1:

    Huzzah!
    :+1:
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    I notice the car thing because in my neighborhood...

    I notice the car thing because in my neighborhood people seem to get new cars every few years. They just get tired of the old one or something.
    mschrisgo2, I have a 2004 Scion Xb, which looks a lot...
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    Yes, this is so frustrating! Then dh and dd say,...

    Yes, this is so frustrating! Then dh and dd say, "well, you're the one who cares about things being tidy." But they come to me when they lose stuff...
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    I read that about the big cars somewhere...can't...

    I read that about the big cars somewhere...can't find it now! This why I need to get a newspaper...the ephemeral internet...
    Maybe they were talking about the market for used cars.

    When prices go...
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    The reason this came up for me was that I took a...

    The reason this came up for me was that I took a survey on current events and couldn't identify half the world's leaders! It's important for my job to have a general knowledge of current events, and...
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    Do you get a newspaper?

    Since I lost my hearing and can't listen to the radio I find that I am really falling behind on current events. The newspaper where we currently live is awful, but I'm looking forward to getting a...
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    Gas going DOWN? What?!

    The idiocy of having lower gas prices while the Earth is in a man-made carbon crisis astounds me. Sales of Hummers and other giant gas guzzlers are up!

    This is the perfect opportunity to slap a...
  24. Kib - this is exactly what I am hoping for myself...

    Kib - this is exactly what I am hoping for myself :) just living.
  25. I worked 40+ hours per week at a library job, and...

    I worked 40+ hours per week at a library job, and worked an additional 20 hours per week doing fact checking for a textbook publisher.
    DH worked full time as a gigging musician and we rarely saw...
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