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    Good for you, Zoe Girl! I found out a year ago...

    Good for you, Zoe Girl! I found out a year ago this month that I have a terminal illness. I am currently in hospice and have been doing all sorts of things that I've always wanted to do, while I...
  2. I would have to say Shady Maple Smorgasbord, as...

    I would have to say Shady Maple Smorgasbord, as the food tastes EXACTLY like my grandmother's wonderful PA Dutch home cooking. It's a tad pricy, as are most good restaurants here in the Philadelphia...
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    I think a creamy yellow, a pale colonial gold or...

    I think a creamy yellow, a pale colonial gold or a warm beige would look lovely. I would opt for a bright white trim and a classic black front door with antique or polished brass knob/handle, door...
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    I consistently test INFJ, which I believe to be...

    I consistently test INFJ, which I believe to be quite accurate.
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    In my practice as a Ph.D. clinical psychologist,...

    In my practice as a Ph.D. clinical psychologist, in my former life, I utilized MBTI. In fact, I served as List Admin for a time for an MBTI-based email list and wrote content for its website. I found...
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    I would most definitely paint! Older aluminum...

    I would most definitely paint! Older aluminum siding with baked-on paint finishes tend to get chalky looking over time. While the aluminum siding itself is in good shape, the paint, well...not so...
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    I really like this, GreenMama! My partner and I...

    I really like this, GreenMama! My partner and I really need more space than this, but I think it's great that it would work well for you.
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    I have had both traditional Colonial-style homes...

    I have had both traditional Colonial-style homes with boxy rooms and "open-plan" homes. I much prefer the latter, as I find them much easier to live in, much easier to clean and more suited to the...
  9. Thanks for sharing, Gardnerian! Our propane...

    Thanks for sharing, Gardnerian! Our propane fireplace will have an optional integral blower. Thankfully, it is located in the living room on the first floor, so I don't expect the light from the...
  10. Thanks for the information, Oddball! I'm familiar...

    Thanks for the information, Oddball! I'm familiar with Rinnai's products, having had a Rinnai inline hot water heater in a previous home. The manufacturer for the propane furnace & central air...
  11. Propane Gas Forced Air Heat & Propane Gas Fireplace

    Since my partner and I are currently building a new home, I'm curious as about y'all's experiences with propane gas forced air heat and/or propane gas fireplaces (with electrical blowers). I...
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    I live in southeastern PA at the border of Amish...

    I live in southeastern PA at the border of Amish country and the Philadelphia suburbs. There's an odd mix of "if you gild it, they will come" and the "all natural" look here. I have found that many...
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    It's 9 degrees F here in PA this evening.

    It's 9 degrees F here in PA this evening.
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    I just saw this, which I thought might be of...

    I just saw this, which I thought might be of interest.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/28/us/ncaa-athletes-unc/index.html
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    IMO, having been a traditional and nontraditional...

    IMO, having been a traditional and nontraditional student throughout much of my life, and as the parent of a 21-year-old university senior, I would say that university courses, in many cases, are not...
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    Yes, thank you, Sad Eyed Lady. This discussion is...

    Yes, thank you, Sad Eyed Lady. This discussion is very timely for me, as well. The holidays are a time when one can easily get off-track with one's diet. I feel better when I eat better and am hoping...
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    I'm currently reading Take The Cannoli by Sarah...

    I'm currently reading Take The Cannoli by Sarah Vowell. Next is The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell. I really enjoy her unique perspective on the various subject matter of her essays. Because...
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    I'm currently reading I Remember Nothing by Nora...

    I'm currently reading I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron, after recently finishing her other book, I Feel Bad About My Neck. I am really enjoying Nora Ephron's humor and writing. Both books are quick...
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    I just finished reading The Alchemist by Paul...

    I just finished reading The Alchemist by Paul Coelho, which I enjoyed, despite it not being typical of the books I read. I'm currently reading Celebrity Detox by Rosie O'Donnell. I purchased the...
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    Kripalu came to mind immediately for me,...

    Kripalu came to mind immediately for me, herbgeek. I did the R&R (Rest & Renewal) Program there back in the mid-'90s and, to date, it was the single most relaxing week of my life. I especially...
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    I love String of Pearls, Tussiemussies. Thanks...

    I love String of Pearls, Tussiemussies. Thanks for sharing this!
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    Thanks for the information, Gardenerian. I live...

    Thanks for the information, Gardenerian. I live in USDA zone 6b. We definitely have lower temperatures and frost here in PA.
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    I was unfamiliar with the name inch plant, but...

    I was unfamiliar with the name inch plant, but immediately recognized it, when I saw a photo of it online. I really like those. Chestnut vine is interesting. I'm not sure if I've ever seen one here...
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    I have a large watering can I use to water our...

    I have a large watering can I use to water our Liriope muscari 'Variegata' outdoors and an antique copper English watering can (which I won't dare use to water houseplants or anything else!). I have...
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    Thanks! I bought this at The Farmers' Market at...

    Thanks! I bought this at The Farmers' Market at Elverson, which happens on Saturdays in the park directly across from my neighborhood, from Succulents, Etc., which is owned by two young...
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