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    There are better prices on these on Amazon. Some...

    There are better prices on these on Amazon. Some have free returns, so less worry about not liking them. When I was a kid, most gas stations in America had roller towels in the rest rooms and those...
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    thinkgreen, thanks for the memory! my...

    thinkgreen, thanks for the memory! my grandmother taught me how to turn collars early on. And how to shorten a cuff by just a tad, so that the worn/frayed line was hidden inside the cuff. She made...
  3. Cathy, my DH had a cyst that destroyed one of his...

    Cathy, my DH had a cyst that destroyed one of his tearducts, and he had surgery to remove it and replace his tearduct. It went really well for him. He had the same drain channel issue - it looked...
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    We tend not to replace...

    We tend not to replace electric/electronic/motorized things until we can no longer make them function. Sadly, we are replacing things more often as the quality decreases and our ability to fix...
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    for the past several years, our shower diverter...

    for the past several years, our shower diverter on the tub spout has not worked. Wrapping the shaft of the diverter with a large rubber band and then shoving a clothes pin between the knob on top of...
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    OMG, how true that is. Ours refused to stay...

    OMG, how true that is. Ours refused to stay inside and ended up tied in his kennel when we weren't home, until he got too old to dig/jump/climb out. Before we tied him, he dug a hole, which he...
  7. I have committed to 52 days in which I spend at...

    I have committed to 52 days in which I spend at least 3 hours working on our upstairs (3 hours counts as a "day" even when done over several days, in my wonky way of counting for this goal....) and...
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    That is very kind of you! Helping them within...

    That is very kind of you! Helping them within your means and boundaries is great. It seems that personal relationships and mentoring would be some of the best-and cost effective- ways of changing ...
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    Today is a good day- we're basically healthy, we...

    Today is a good day- we're basically healthy, we have a (slightly problematic) roof over our heads, indoor plumbing, central heating (which we have really appreciated this winter!! food, clean water,...
  10. TT, we sell stuff around the house and chip away...

    TT, we sell stuff around the house and chip away at our "inheritance" - my parent's large (huge!!) collections of art-glass, furniture, and much miscellaneous, plus things we pick up at yard...
  11. Woohoo on the 2nd 100 days of writing! I am in...

    Woohoo on the 2nd 100 days of writing! I am in awe. I love to read but when I try to write, there's nothing original in my head, it's all stuff that's been done before....
    Well, the weekend was a...
  12. What with the snow cancelling my volunteer work...

    What with the snow cancelling my volunteer work on Sat, I have 3 days chalked up, and 48 to go, lol. we broke down a lot of old boxes and actually filled the huge recycle bin for a change. I'm...
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    I hear you about the tree, CL. I love Christmas...

    I hear you about the tree, CL. I love Christmas trees and really don't like taking them down, but we do try to get them out before they turn brown. I feel bereft for several days, and the living...
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    Wow, you have accomplished a lot. I vaguely...

    Wow, you have accomplished a lot. I vaguely remember a time when I was organized and had lots of energy, but it's been quite a while ago. We've improved our eating habits, and I'm trying to address...
  15. Well, I've chalked up ONE day and have 51 to go,...

    Well, I've chalked up ONE day and have 51 to go, lol. I'm revising it to every 3 hours worked counting as a "day", as I realize that I have very few days that have a three hour window to stark...
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    When are you moving? If far in the future, I'd...

    When are you moving? If far in the future, I'd buy used stove and sell current used stove. If sooner, buy and use nicer stove. Store current stove and leave IT with the house when you move. In our...
  17. ok, I'm in for 52 days in which I spend at least...

    ok, I'm in for 52 days in which I spend at least 3 hours working on our upstairs - organizing/cleaning/moving inventory, over the next year. My aim is to have an organized storage room and a small...
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    sorry about your doggy, TT. Yppej, I love Ikea,...

    sorry about your doggy, TT. Yppej, I love Ikea, esp. food and linens. Also like some of their kitchen items. DH has wanted a french press forever, and we got a nice one there for about half of...
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    Boss mare, I'm joining the chorus to wish a much...

    Boss mare, I'm joining the chorus to wish a much better 2019 for you. And for us all, for that matter, individually, and for our country as a whole.
    Take care of what you can, push for what you...
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    Merry Christmas everyone, and best wishes for the...

    Merry Christmas everyone, and best wishes for the new year!
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    Those are great quotes, tms. I like stuff. ...

    Those are great quotes, tms. I like stuff. Mostly OLD stuff. I am not a minimalist, and I'm not going to apologize for it. I like simple (think Shaker), but I know myself well enough to know that...
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    Thanks all - it does feel good! I remember when...

    Thanks all - it does feel good! I remember when someone here had a debt chain and cut off a link at specified $ paid down - and I remember thinking, OMG, I would NEVER get to the end of the chain,...
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    We've been struggling for a while now, but today...

    We've been struggling for a while now, but today I paid off our mortgage, got the bank to refund some "stupid" fees (stupid on my part!), and celebrated with small blizzards from DQ and fish...
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    Well, sure, but you don't WEAR Moleskines, lol.

    Well, sure, but you don't WEAR Moleskines, lol.
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    I agree with razz, I don't like things with...

    I agree with razz, I don't like things with names. invites too much familiarity. i don't even like name tags at a conference... if I want someone to know my name, I'll tell it to them. But I'm...
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