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    Thanks everyone for your replies! Yes, Iris...

    Thanks everyone for your replies!

    Yes, Iris lilies, it has the original cabinets (including the fold-out ironing board) though the counters and sink were replaced with Corian. It also has lovely...
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    Hi frugalone, I'm so sorry to hear about your...

    Hi frugalone,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your pet - and your dh's illness as well.
    When I need a day off, I will just usually email my boss that I'm not feeling well and will not be in - no...
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    I feel quite safe walking in my small town, as...

    I feel quite safe walking in my small town, as the roads are narrow and curved and drivers have to be very alert. There are always a lot of kids and dogs and cats out too, so most people drive quite...
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    I don't spend a lot of time online, so, no - I...

    I don't spend a lot of time online, so, no - I haven't considered getting rid of the internet line.
    I'm online at work all the time, so being on a computer feels like work to me. When I go online,...
  5. It's always great (and rare!) when people post...

    It's always great (and rare!) when people post the results of projects like this.
    I'm thinking I'd go on Craigslist/Freecycle and find a table or two to set those on.

    Are you going to change out...
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    My one word would be sincerity. When I watch TED...

    My one word would be sincerity.
    When I watch TED talks, a lot of people come across as canned. Maybe it's just nerves. But the ones who connect with me are the ones who are not ashamed to show...
  7. Recently went to Noble Coffee in Ashland, OR and...

    Recently went to Noble Coffee in Ashland, OR and dh was read the riot act when he ordered a 'regular'.

    NOBLE COFEE: OUR MISSION

    At Noble Coffee Roasting, we aim to enrich the lives of our...
  8. I saw organic soy-free eggs at the farmer's...

    I saw organic soy-free eggs at the farmer's market in Ashland going for $8/dozen. Not going fast, tho'.
    I won't pay more than $5 a dozen unless I'm given a really good reason for doing so.
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    I don't care what other people listen to as long...

    I don't care what other people listen to as long as I am not forced to listen to it too.

    I wish stores and restaurants would just get rid of music. Maybe replace it with nature sounds (but I bet...
  10. I hope most of us do both!

    I hope most of us do both!
  11. Hi CathyA - i thought this editorial in the NYT:...

    Hi CathyA - i thought this editorial in the NYT: "How to Defeat Ebola" was very good at separating the actual ebola risks (such as it spreading to India, ebola used as a biological weapon) from the...
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    Here's a picture (I'm thinking a butter yellow?)...

    Here's a picture (I'm thinking a butter yellow?)
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/readaboutit/455liberty_zps17c292ed.jpg
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    Hmm- I agree that with wood or stuccos it is...

    Hmm- I agree that with wood or stuccos it is better to use a brush, buy everything I've read about aluminum says that you'll get a better-looking and longer lasting finish if you spray. But I've...
  14. Where I live, the runoff from rain (assuming it...

    Where I live, the runoff from rain (assuming it rains again at some point in the future) goes directly into the San Francisco Bay, so we are directed to use biodegradable Mutt Mitts (provided by the...
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    Smiling will get you a long ways :) I like the...

    Smiling will get you a long ways :)

    I like the room to be comfortable - to me that means somewhat dimly lit (I hate strong fluorescent light) and fairly cool, with adequate spacing between the...
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    Thanks everyone for chiming in! I don't want...

    Thanks everyone for chiming in!

    I don't want to remove the siding for the reasons so well-put by goldensmom. I think it might structurally damage the house, and anyhow, the siding is in fine...
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    Aluminum siding - would you paint?

    Well, it looks like we have a house in Ashland. Great house, perfect location - but I'm not crazy about the color, which is a faded blue/gray. It's aluminum siding, and if we don't paint, we'll never...
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    Time to get stronger reading glasses. Again.

    Time to get stronger reading glasses. Again.
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    I just did it again and it came up the same -...

    I just did it again and it came up the same - INFJ. Mine is always the same too, from different tests and different years.

    The traits that show up on the test match the traits needed in a...
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    I appreciate you too! All of you - I'm grateful...

    I appreciate you too! All of you - I'm grateful for all the people who have stuck through the kind of slow times.
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    Beautiful crop, but - a little scary! I read that...

    Beautiful crop, but - a little scary! I read that they are now continually changing the planting zones to try to keep up with climate change.
  22. I've been finding that a scarf works almost as...

    I've been finding that a scarf works almost as well as bringing along a coat, and is a lot easier to stuff in a bag when I warm up.
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    Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz?? I think they all...

    Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz?? I think they all give you a choice of flights.
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    Have you tried "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of...

    Have you tried "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach? You can "look inside" on this link to Amazon. I thought it was quite good. I have the Simple Abundance...
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    I'm collecting boxes from work in preparation for...

    I'm collecting boxes from work in preparation for moving. We were planning on using a moving company, but we are bringing so little (and we have a van) that we are going to do it ourselves, trip by...
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