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    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!

    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!
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    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.

    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.
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    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult...

    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult for him to leave her to come to the US to shoot those later episodes. For that reason, he is not in Season Six and I'll be interested in seeing how...
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    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it...

    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it down. We just don't have the room. That's one reason I love Alexa! You don't have to store turntables, CD players, or vinyls. Keeping it minimal is...
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    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy,...

    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy, but I'm delighted for apps to do the work for me. I pay about $10/month and I can get anything at all on Alexa. I have an Apple Music library with all...
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    Baby, It's Cold Outside

    We're experiencing a cold snap. It was -9 this morning, but we're up to 0 degrees. 70% of our heat comes from our wood stove. The rest is from electric, and we insulate as best we can by keeping our...
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    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think...

    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think most women in the 50s and 60s were that. (jp, your stories of your mother really hit home). This is how it went down for my mother and MIL:

    My MIL:...
  8. That's my bet. Although it looks like it may have...

    That's my bet. Although it looks like it may have already been through some changes throughout the years. Yet, the front door, the hallway chandelier, and the kitchen built-ins may be close to...
  9. I'm totally with you. I'm OCD about tracking...

    I'm totally with you. I'm OCD about tracking expenses. If you're like me, I think YNAB will work for you.
  10. As you know I'm also self-employed, and I never...

    As you know I'm also self-employed, and I never was able to get Quicken to do what I wanted either, really. I have very few business expenditures, other than software I use for interviews and stuff....
  11. Exactly what do you need a program to do for you?

    Exactly what do you need a program to do for you?
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    I am obsessed with Billions now. The characters...

    I am obsessed with Billions now. The characters and the actors are amazing. I resist binge-watching because I don't want to run out of episodes.



    Billions has a pretty impressive list of...
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    IL, feel better! Take care of yourselves!

    IL, feel better! Take care of yourselves!
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    Oh, so sorry about your tenant, Rob.

    Oh, so sorry about your tenant, Rob.
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    Yes, cutting back perennial flowers is way...

    Yes, cutting back perennial flowers is way different than pruning a tree.



    Magnolia Tree Pruning Although pruning magnolia trees is not necessary, young trees can be shaped as they grow....
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    Yes, it looks like your neighbor went to town on...

    Yes, it looks like your neighbor went to town on that tree. Magnolias are beautiful--I hope it comes back.
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    Terms of Endearment is rough. Also, I remember...

    Terms of Endearment is rough. Also, I remember watching Dad with Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson and Olympia Dukakis. My son, who was probably about 10 at the time was watching it with me, and at the end he...
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    I think someone mentioned Braiding Sweetgrass by...

    I think someone mentioned Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer in the 2021 thread. DH gave me a copy for Christmas, and I just started it last night. I know I'm going to like this book.
  19. So glad your mom had a great birthday!

    So glad your mom had a great birthday!
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    I just had a Zoom get-together with an old...

    I just had a Zoom get-together with an old colleague of mine, whom I haven't spoken with for many years, but we were close back in the 70s when we both worked for NBC. She is no dummy. But the first...
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    Here's an article about it:...

    Here's an article about it: https://www.joincake.com/blog/aquamation-vs-cremation/

    Also, I have been looking into green burial. There are very few cemeteries that accommodate green burial, but one...
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    Taking the topic one step further, here is an...

    Taking the topic one step further, here is an article about Desmond Tutu's humble funeral, and the whole approach is very appealing to me.
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    Beautiful horse!

    Beautiful horse!
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    My condolences, Alan. Sometimes grief and relief...

    My condolences, Alan. Sometimes grief and relief go hand and hand in these situations.
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    First World Problems

    It is interesting to see what some people think of as "serious problems".

    Here's an example: A former colleague of mine posted this on FB today:

    I'm having my first serious confrontation with...
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