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  1. I only write one check a year and that's for...

    I only write one check a year and that's for paying the annual rent on the community garden. I can pay my water bill online to the village but not the community garden rent to the same entity. ...
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    Another old timer remembering you as well...

    Another old timer remembering you as well (formerly Corrine in IL). Good to see you back and give an update!
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    Coworker came back from Colorado a week ago and...

    Coworker came back from Colorado a week ago and mentioned that it was pretty dry out there. Was in Durango area as well as Utah.
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    Bumping to respond to Tybee's post and say thanks...

    Bumping to respond to Tybee's post and say thanks for the heads up on estate sales. My sister had contacted one estate sale company a couple of months ago who advised not to throw anything out, you...
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    I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you on...

    I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you on your loss.
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    This is good to know. We have a fair number of...

    This is good to know. We have a fair number of antiques in the house as my mom was a collector for a number of years plus old furniture from grandparents. Hopefully the estate sale folks my sister...
  7. Thread: The Pacemaker

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    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people...

    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people brought this up. That they would remove the pacemaker, it was easy for them to see. Can't remember what they said about the hip replacement though.
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    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been...

    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been done already.

    After spending years decluttering my own home, I have become pretty ruthless about getting rid of stuff. It shocks DH sometimes. ...
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    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss...

    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss of your Mom. And thanks for sharing about what you are doing.

    Sister and I have gone through some photos and did a rough sort. Sister does not...
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    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate...

    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate sales. Sister is convinced a lot of stuff will sell in the estate sale. She's now second guessing our selling of 700 books to the book reseller last...
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    Bumping for an update. Things were going along...

    Bumping for an update. Things were going along and now it's come to a grinding halt.

    Over the winter, got a good part of the main floor of house cleared (junk, clothes, bedding mostly) except...
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    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access...

    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access the smoke detector on our second floor. So that's hauling the ladder from our garage, up two flights of stairs, set up the ladder, then I am on the...
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    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the...

    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the ceremony was beautifully done. I have a good feeling that things will work out fine for Meghan and Harry.

    St. George's Chapel is one of the places I...
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    What some people also don't realize, aside from...

    What some people also don't realize, aside from Honolulu being on a different island, is that the island of Hawaii is 93 miles across. It's not some tiny island that's going to get engulfed. DH was...
  15. My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily...

    My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily moved to a continuing care facility last summer after living alone for many years (condo) after my uncle died. She is still independent at this point...
  16. My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel,...

    My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel, Lladros and a few others. Also a doll collection. Neither me or my sisters want them. It wasn't so much that Mom thought they were valuable, it's that...
  17. Thread: February Purge

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    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting...

    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting stuff. Fabrics, patterns, templates, tons of yarn. All of it went to charity quilt and knitting groups in my area. Heck I even threw in some of my...
  18. My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's...

    My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's home after my Dad passed last fall, Mom has been gone for nearly 3 years. Mom and Dad not only kept everything, they kept grandparents' stuff (both...
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    Reminds me year ago of a friend who allowed...

    Reminds me year ago of a friend who allowed another mutual friend to rent from her. Long story short, it did not work out and in a surprisingly short amount of time (mutual friend pretty much...
  20. I never got to find out how she got that story. ...

    I never got to find out how she got that story. Was about to ask when several other people joined us so decided to just let it go.

    I am guessing she got me mixed up with someone else but I still...
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    My mom sewed some cool doll clothes. I have some...

    My mom sewed some cool doll clothes. I have some of them though unfortunately they are in bad shape after being in an uninsulated attic for decades. I do have her patterns though. I also made some...
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    Speaking of Gershwin, one of my favorites is...

    Speaking of Gershwin, one of my favorites is "I've Got a Crush on You".

    Another one is U2's "All I Want Is You"
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    I am sorry to hear about your dog. Hope that...

    I am sorry to hear about your dog. Hope that things go OK for her.
  24. Hmmm...so he's arguing with the person who would...

    Hmmm...so he's arguing with the person who would definitely know better that Dad was still alive. At least my former classmate who heard of the 3 husbands didn't argue over the non-existent other...
  25. My sisters and I ran into this with our parents. ...

    My sisters and I ran into this with our parents. They were hell-bent on remaining in their own home and doing their own thing, which was understandable and worked....until it no longer didn't. Even...
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