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    The centrally located Sears in Austin is closing...

    The centrally located Sears in Austin is closing and the developers are already making plans. If retail, it looks like Kohls or Walmart. The demographics there however point to something more ike the...
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    My sentiments mirror Packratonis. Financially,...

    My sentiments mirror Packratonis. Financially, moving out of state was a great move but in matters of the heart, it has been a little challenging. I will have to tally our house expenses but not...
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    I put Ben Sasse's new book Them on hold. He...

    I put Ben Sasse's new book Them on hold. He presents data that we are the loneliest we have ever been and that we find our community in political beliefs/tribes primarily through social media/forums....
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    Seems like Lands End quality declined after...

    Seems like Lands End quality declined after acquired by Sears. Then again, quality of most everything has declined since all made in China.
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    Small Fry-written by Steve Jobs "illegitimate"...

    Small Fry-written by Steve Jobs "illegitimate" daughter. A bit like reading someone's diary. How people remember childhood events in such detail mystifies me but I could identify with the father...
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    I have found over time that Benjamin Moore colors...

    I have found over time that Benjamin Moore colors are more "saturated" than other brands. Perhaps like expensive makeup, the pigments are ground finer. Another thing is that sites like Sherwin...
  7. I am hopelessly frugal but will spend the $10...

    I am hopelessly frugal but will spend the $10 here and there if I believe I am getting good value and/or good feelings from the purchase. At this point in life, I am loosening up a bit and find...
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    Sounds silly but I did a lot of research on warm...

    Sounds silly but I did a lot of research on warm whites before painting this house a Benj Moore white. Floors and furniture are light wood and I like that Scandinavian look. Have always used a...
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    My personal opinion is that Cavanaugh like Trump...

    My personal opinion is that Cavanaugh like Trump is a member of the elite prep school boy's club. Drinking to excess or conquering females is manly and in some case, honorable as it implies he...
  10. I applied online but my email confirmation showed...

    I applied online but my email confirmation showed that my banking information for deposits was incorrect. I was not able to correct online or by phone so I had to go into a local office, sit there...
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    I have to say mammograms do a good job of scaring...

    I have to say mammograms do a good job of scaring us - most always for nought.
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    This might be a good question for the city...

    This might be a good question for the city data.com retirement forum. I have to start thinking about this stuff too...
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    I think you need to let go of the past and enjoy...

    I think you need to let go of the past and enjoy the present:)
  14. Recycling is not practiced here to any extent so...

    Recycling is not practiced here to any extent so it's a non-issue. We continue to recycle just about everything the way we were "trained" back home so it's just an automatic thing for us which many...
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    So very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I...

    So very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I can't even imagine the sadness you must feel no matter the cause.
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    I figure that by the time they are 3-5 all sorts...

    I figure that by the time they are 3-5 all sorts of things may change. That is my favorite age - not much for babies anyway. The ironic thing is that DD is following the same trajectory I did as her...
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    To clarify, we have no desire to be babysitters...

    To clarify, we have no desire to be babysitters and are kind of shocked that the other grandparents are so willing. If and when we ever move back, it would be to a more affordable small town nearby....
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    dealing with not simple emotions

    Venturing into uncharted emotional territory now that I am a new grandparent of twins. Feeling regretful about moving so far away from family, wondering if we will ever move back and if we don't how...
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    DD has one and programs it to vacuum in the...

    DD has one and programs it to vacuum in the morning before leaving for work. She has tile and wood floors only and the pet hair accumulates quickly without it. Never heard of any complaints. I...
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    Really enjoying The Geography of Bliss. Author...

    Really enjoying The Geography of Bliss. Author visits different countries to see what their "happiness" levels are. Lots of humor to level out facts.
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    Your thoughts and emotions have a great deal to...

    Your thoughts and emotions have a great deal to do with your health status. Who knows - maybe most of it?
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    Sometimes you really don't have a choice but to...

    Sometimes you really don't have a choice but to move to a less expensive place. For us, it was the difference between buying a house for cash or continuing to work and have a mortgage for another 7-8...
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    DD is at the older end of the millennial age...

    DD is at the older end of the millennial age group. Among she and her highly educated peers, some things seem to be more important - equality in all its forms, environmentalism, entrepreneurship vs...
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    Yep. We were set to buy a refrigerator but it...

    Yep. We were set to buy a refrigerator but it went up $350 in one swoop. Never mind.
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    I have had a sort of crash course in how cities...

    I have had a sort of crash course in how cities can differ - by moving from a very progressive, optimistic one to a city that is perhaps the opposite. Most of the money here goes towards new...
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