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    I had a frank talk with DH today, and it was made...

    I had a frank talk with DH today, and it was made clear to me that he believes I love my job and have no problem working forever. This was somewhat surprising but no more so than when my eldest son...
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    I believe that the customized tile is...

    I believe that the customized tile is labor-intensive, but you guys will think about DH's handiwork every time you walk into that bathroom.

    Thanks for the grout tip. That's good to know.
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    I'm starting to believe that.

    I'm starting to believe that.
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    I very much dislike Tucker Carlson. He is a total...

    I very much dislike Tucker Carlson. He is a total bully. It has nothing to do with what Jane and JP1 and frugal-one or I think. His journalism is shoddy and one-sided. He screams and interrupts his...
  5. Inexpensive phones with good texting capabilities

    I know we have all this information somewhere on the site, but does anyone have current suggestions for the best and cheapest non-iPhone, non-Android phones that have some of the features of the...
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    1. Lose 6 lbs 2. Be more diligent about...

    1. Lose 6 lbs
    2. Be more diligent about practicing my watercolor techniques.
    3. Seed the vegetative buffer down at the lakeshore!! I had milkweed heads busting, and here's a question for IL: I...
  7. Thread: Mending

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    I love the coverlet, too! what a cozy room..cats...

    I love the coverlet, too! what a cozy room..cats and all.

    Makes me think of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, "Our House"

    Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated
    By the evening sunshine...
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    I read her book "It's Always Something" which I...

    I read her book "It's Always Something" which I thought was such an appropriate title for Gilda Radner to give an autobiography about getting cancer. I really liked her. Her humor was very slapstick...
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    My milkweed are bursting. I want to seed our...

    My milkweed are bursting. I want to seed our lakeshore buffer to make it pretty. Any advise from you all?
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    Wow! Those tiles are adorable!!

    Wow! Those tiles are adorable!!
  11. Thread: Mending

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    Mending

    I hate it. I don't know why. I have basic sewing skills, and it is something to do while watching TV, but if I have something to mend it usually sits in the closet forever.

    I get these feeds from...
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    Thanks for mentioning that article! I looked it...

    Thanks for mentioning that article! I looked it up this morning and it was nice to see a whole feature just on YMOYL.

    I was interested in how Joe Dominguez figured all he would need to live on...
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    It is an interesting exercise, watching these...

    It is an interesting exercise, watching these shows, to try to figure out if YOU would be scammable, even when you know these poor, naive people clearly are deserving of whatever punishment they get...
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    The Greatest Evil is War. by Chris Hedges.

    The Greatest Evil is War. by Chris Hedges.
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    ***SPOILER ALERT**** If you don't intend to...

    ***SPOILER ALERT****

    If you don't intend to see A Home of Our Own or if you've already seen it, you might want to see 1:27:50 to about 1:35:25. Maybe this was how it happened with Alan and his...
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    Oh, wow. that is a magazine photo: "Rhapsody in...

    Oh, wow. that is a magazine photo: "Rhapsody in Red"--complete with those gorgeous tomatoes on the counter! Congratulations on the score!
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    flowers, the media has definitely been on this...

    flowers, the media has definitely been on this 24/7 and we have video images of what you are reporting. It is unbelievable. Boats piled up as if they were toys in a toy box. Houses turned to...
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    The boat is a pontoon boat. Not all pontoon boats...

    The boat is a pontoon boat. Not all pontoon boats have "dressing rooms" but ours does--you flip up a console-height table and unzip it (see picture). It was definitely a selling point for me,...
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    Well, now that I think about it, we could simply...

    Well, now that I think about it, we could simply use the portable boat potty. Our boat is in storage in the winter.
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    Wow. Reminds me of one of my very favorite...

    Wow. Reminds me of one of my very favorite "simple living" movies: A Home of Our Own with Kathy Bates. That is such a great movie--and an outhouse becomes an important part of the plot.
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    Yes, that's definitely doable. Plus, we're much...

    Yes, that's definitely doable. Plus, we're much more likely to have summer guests than winter ones.

    And, yes, guys can go behind a tree like Rogar said. As for women, when I was young and staying...
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    I completely agree with the first paragraph...

    I completely agree with the first paragraph excerpted here.

    As for the second--what would you call, not "bad," (which carries moralistic tones) but maybe "undesirable" in our democracy? If not an...
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    Tybee, thank you for the link. The price is...

    Tybee, thank you for the link. The price is amazing. The town is only about an hour or so away. But that is WAY too big!! :).

    Alan, your Minnie is also too big for me. Our neighbors next door had...
  24. Checked off one of my major home improvement...

    Checked off one of my major home improvement goals for 2022--we had our heat pump installed yesterday. We spent the last few years relying on our wood supply, and using baseboard as backup.

    Wood...
  25. Thread: Yes

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    No, you are not arrogant!! You are allowed to be...

    No, you are not arrogant!! You are allowed to be proud of the journey you've travelled, and mostly you are allowed to be grateful to have others recognize your talents so that you can use them to the...
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