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  1. Thread: Last Day Open

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    Last Day Open

    Today is the last day the gallery is open to the public. I have been running a 50% off sale since Saturday and all the commissions are going right back to the artists. The gallery is not taking...
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    Well, thanks all, but I'm not actually going...

    Well, thanks all, but I'm not actually going anywhere! Going to hang out at our house and make jewelry for awhile this winter and see what shakes out. It's been very busy here in this tourist town...
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    Big Changes Coming

    Hard to believe I've been in New Mexico for five years already. The big news is that the owners of the gallery I have been successfully managing for the past five years put it up for sale a few...
  4. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Insto-Presto Cactus Garden, from the largess of ...

    Insto-Presto Cactus Garden, from the largess of my neighbors! Apparently all you have to do is stick the paddles in the ground, kick a little dirt around the base and add a little water and walk...
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    Hmmm, that is interesting to know Steve. I never...

    Hmmm, that is interesting to know Steve. I never thought of it that way. The kicker is that it worked *almost* seamlessly for all those years (I'd get a few glitches now and again that would get...
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    So very tragic about your niece, sending my...

    So very tragic about your niece, sending my sincere condolences to you and your extended family.
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    Still waiting on my bank to fix the problem that...

    Still waiting on my bank to fix the problem that causes third party programs like Quicken to not work AT ALL. Such a complete mess to try and figure out what I have spent in groceries this month,...
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    My DH and I just don't have the same standards...

    My DH and I just don't have the same standards when it comes to cleaning up in the kitchen. He literally has a mental block about cleaning out the old bits of food in the sink trap after washing the...
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    The Credit Union I have been a member of for...

    The Credit Union I have been a member of for twenty or so years recently updated their online banking sight which has totally rendered my Quicken program to track expenses completely useless. This...
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    I had search way back for this thread I started...

    I had search way back for this thread I started back last June!

    What a month we've had (said with a bit of trepidation)! I closed the gallery for six weeks after Xmas because it just didn't seem...
  11. Thread: New job update

    by SiouzQ.
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    Congratulations, that's awesome! Enjoy your...

    Congratulations, that's awesome! Enjoy your weekend of freedom!
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    I reserved two nights of camping at the City of...

    I reserved two nights of camping at the City of Rocks State Park down near Deming, NM in mid-May. K. is not a camper so this is a solo trip for me. I need to somewhat reclaim the girl I used to be....
  13. Honestly, it has NEVER occurred to me to use a...

    Honestly, it has NEVER occurred to me to use a drive-thru car wash, but such is married life. I always had old cars that I didn't really care about the appearance all that much; if I did wash them,...
  14. My One & Only Weird Phobia Actually Has A Name!

    I am going to come clean, so to speak. I now know there is a name for this weird phobia I've had for 37 years - autoplenophobia. Yes, I've had a fear of driving through a car wash for 37 years. I...
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    Knowing When To Say When.

    I was just in tears because of the fate of my wrists and hands. Once again, I misjudged what I am physically able to do and have re-injured the right wrist that had the surgery on Dec. 15 to remove...
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    I'm right there with you. This week I have...

    I'm right there with you. This week I have dropped an astonishing number of things, the worst being a full jug of water I was using to water the plants on the high window sill. Well, so the floor...
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    I'm chuckling because I have no IDEA what any of...

    I'm chuckling because I have no IDEA what any of you are talking about...I haven't had a television in 15 years (?). We just stream things on the like Netflix, YouTube and Sundance TV on the laptop....
  18. Thread: The Daily Rave

    by SiouzQ.
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    An outstandingly fabulous pop-up Indian dinner...

    An outstandingly fabulous pop-up Indian dinner for two made by our own Citrine (who I discovered lives down the road from us down towards Albuquerque) was thoroughly enjoyed by me and my guy! What a...
  19. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Yesterday was momentous: not only was it the...

    Yesterday was momentous: not only was it the Winter Solstice and the Great Conjunction, it was the day K. and I officially said our vows on our front porch and did a live-streamed Facebook wedding so...
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    i had my wrist surgery (#4 in the 2 yr. scheme of...

    i had my wrist surgery (#4 in the 2 yr. scheme of things) yesterday (excuse my lack of capitolization and punctuation; i'm doing the hunt n peck method of typing with my left hand) and everything...
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    A little better today: 22 people in and actually...

    A little better today: 22 people in and actually made a whopping (not) $115. A normal Saturday this time of year would be $400-$700. It is what it is...

    I'm not worried about my job though, at...
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    Five hours in, I just had my first two customers....

    Five hours in, I just had my first two customers. And they bought a little metal sculpture, thank goodness.

    We have a website which is sorely out of date, but is not a shopping cart site. I do...
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    Crickets..........

    New Mexico non-essential retail was allowed to reopen this past Wednesday at 25% capacity. So far, no one came in on Wednesday at all, so I gave up at 3pm and went home. Yesterday no one came in...
  24. Thread: Too Much Time

    by SiouzQ.
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    Thanks ya'll for your suggestions and letting me...

    Thanks ya'll for your suggestions and letting me just vent. Many of the things I have done, like calling a bunch of people during the holiday weekend. I was able to finally finish my first sock...
  25. Thread: Too Much Time

    by SiouzQ.
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    Too Much Time

    The younger me would have laughed at the older me complaining about this. Today marks the third week of the gallery being closed due to Covid, and I am struggling to find things to keep me amused...
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