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    Relieved to hear you are OK. What a scary event!

    Relieved to hear you are OK. What a scary event!
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    Prop crimes here in my big city older hood are...

    Prop crimes here in my big city older hood are out of control. You can't even leave anything of value on your front porch. Everyone has cameras now but I'm not sure they deter anything if their is no...
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    Prop crimes here in my older big city hood are...

    Prop crimes here in my older big city hood are out of control. You can't even leave a stroller on your front porch. Everyone has cameras now but I'm not sure they deter anything if their is no...
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    I have never been drawn to the idea of cremation...

    I have never been drawn to the idea of cremation nor traditional casket burial. There is a funeral home near our house and seeing thick black smoke on occasion coming from their stacks is creepy. A...
  5. I get adverts from the cremation society every...

    I get adverts from the cremation society every month or so. Always wondered how I got on that list.
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    Risotto with scallops and asparagus and lots of...

    Risotto with scallops and asparagus and lots of parmesan cheese.
  7. In my own experience and watching current in-law...

    In my own experience and watching current in-law eldercare situations, it is almost always a daughter who tends an ailing parent. I spent most of my 30s tending an ailing mother and brother as sibs...
  8. I think about that quite a bit actually since a...

    I think about that quite a bit actually since a birthday that makes me feel old is coming up. I am a planner by nature but this one is vexing. I would most likely move closer to DD though I hate the...
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    My rave is our 35 year old-lady peach tree. She...

    My rave is our 35 year old-lady peach tree. She gave us hundreds this year after enduring a 90 mph windstorm and heavy wet May snow. I have given away many and it is fun to see people light up with...
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    I might put a mini swale on the lower side of the...

    I might put a mini swale on the lower side of the yard. Also thinking about a little gutter garden. And a crevice garden on the other side of the driveway. So little rain here that water runoff isn't...
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    In my previous city, one had to get a permit to...

    In my previous city, one had to get a permit to do just about anything. Even cutting down trees with over a 3" diameter had to have a permit. Here, things are very lax that way so that shouldn't be...
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    I just hate spending money and just found out...

    I just hate spending money and just found out that DH needs a crown.
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    Spend on landscaping?

    It has become obvious that summers are getting more brutal year by year so its time to shrink the lawn in the front yard. It slopes quite a bit so any watering just runs down to the sidewalk. I got a...
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    An older simple living book - Epicurean...

    An older simple living book - Epicurean Simplicity.
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    Remain curious about everything and get excited...

    Remain curious about everything and get excited about possibilities. Try really hard to see the other side of things. Hang out with younger people and children sometimes. It has been very interesting...
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    I always tally our grocery receipts monthly...

    I always tally our grocery receipts monthly mostly out of habit. They went up $100 in August for mostly the same things we usually buy. Also checked the flight prices for a T'Giving trip. Oh my!
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    I continue to see that innocent babies and...

    I continue to see that innocent babies and toddlers here are dying after being exposed to their parent's fentanyl. So sad...
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    I forgot to mention my bountiful peach tree. The...

    I forgot to mention my bountiful peach tree. The limbs are so heavy with fruit this year that we propped them up with boards. Last night, one just snapped off and we collected a boxful from that one...
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    This lingering awful heat and drought is really...

    This lingering awful heat and drought is really making me think about food supplies in the future. We have taken so much for granted that there will always be plenty of what we want at the grocery....
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    Neighbor's dumpster

    I had to laugh when I found out why the 75 yo lady across the street had a huge dumpster delivered to her driveway the other day. After a lifetime of her husband's refusal to go through his clutter...
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    Aresponsibility sounds like a simple living tenet...

    Aresponsibility sounds like a simple living tenet to me. I am watching soon-to-be 40yo DD's suburban life from afar with all its unnecessary complications - those things we are raised up to think we...
  22. Thread: Shopping bags

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    Trying to recall how we dealt with things before...

    Trying to recall how we dealt with things before plastic bags. Paper bags in the trash can. Trash cans were made of metal and got rinsed out. I don't think we ate a lot of fresh produce unless...
  23. Thread: Shopping bags

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    Just read that Colorado is banning plastic bags...

    Just read that Colorado is banning plastic bags and styrofoam effective Jan 2024. Also saw a blurb that our local Walmarts will no longer have plastic bags but don't know when that starts or if it's...
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    My rant for the day - vagrants and their mess....

    My rant for the day - vagrants and their mess. Yesterday, I went to visit our local demonstration gardens located close to downtown. They are close to some railroad tracks and a creek, so apparently...
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    Working at a university, I saw first-hand that a...

    Working at a university, I saw first-hand that a lack of financial literacy led many students to take on loans they did not understand. DD took one out for living expenses while in grad school yet...
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