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    No, like Tybee, I also relate and can...

    No, like Tybee, I also relate and can commiserate. We are trying to balance repairs and upkeep for TWO houses. And things keep cropping up. Our neighbor asked us to contribute $400 so that he can...
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    It would have been much more positive for the...

    It would have been much more positive for the environment.
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    As I may have mentioned, my projects started slow...

    As I may have mentioned, my projects started slow this year, but somehow in late February everyone started calling me and asking me to work for them. No complaints on that, really! I've basically...
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    That's right--or at least it was right back in...

    That's right--or at least it was right back in the 50s. My Scottish in-laws had to be sponsored when they came here.
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    Were the orchestrators of the Warsaw Ghetto...

    Were the orchestrators of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising victims? Or were they activists for justice and freedom? Were the original civil rights leaders victims or activists for justice and freedom? Were...
  6. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    Composted cow manure doesn't smell bad and my...

    Composted cow manure doesn't smell bad and my gardener friend tells me that makes a difference.

    I do love the straw idea though. I do occasionally use that.
  7. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    Beautiful, razz!!

    Beautiful, razz!!
  8. Thread: New England

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    I agree that there are similarities between VT...

    I agree that there are similarities between VT and MN. Both are beautiful. When I was in NJ, I was envious of my brother and SIL who live in MN. Their town was adorable (population 687 at last...
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    I've been so busy this summer with work that my...

    I've been so busy this summer with work that my garden wound up (so far) being totally half-butt. I did get tomatoes in, but not as many as I would have liked. But I was thrilled because my neighbor...
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    Unless Trump has some grand vision for a Trump...

    Unless Trump has some grand vision for a Trump Waterworld, it's probably not going to be a good investment once climate change has its way with Greenland.
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    Happy Roller Coaster Day! Here's an article...

    Happy Roller Coaster Day!

    Here's an article celebrating this important holiday with a list of the best roller coasters in the US (actually, razz, one in Ontario is on the list).

    I'd rather get...
  12. Oh, that is awesome!! Win-win for all. I hope...

    Oh, that is awesome!! Win-win for all. I hope that sister is fine with it.
  13. No, I don't think so. A dog would present the...

    No, I don't think so. A dog would present the same logistical challenges in terms of transport--plus dogs are more high maintenance, so it may be a bigger problem for people who agreed to keep the...
  14. I'm not a lawyer, but I think Mouse became...

    I'm not a lawyer, but I think Mouse became Grandma B's at that point (and wound up being Grandma B's by common law). This is difficult. If you feel that your life in your new house with your...
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    I saw the movie, which was great. I'm sure the...

    I saw the movie, which was great. I'm sure the book has to be even better, as I've hardly ever seen a movie that was better than the book.

    I just finished reading Joyce Carol Oates' A Widow's...
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    Honestly, it's not that I don't think I'm going...

    Honestly, it's not that I don't think I'm going to get some thorny issues with inheritable stuff (already getting grumblings via gossip that one of my kids thinks my renting to DS#1 is a bad move)......
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    Just curious--if you don't carry a purse and you...

    Just curious--if you don't carry a purse and you don't have pockets, where do you put your "stuff"? (Money, credit cards, license, lipstick)
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    I also have a fob for my 2007 Prius (it probably...

    I also have a fob for my 2007 Prius (it probably was a real innovation back then). I actually love it because I just keep it in my bag and never have to fumble for keys. I'm not a key person. But I...
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    David Foster Wallace. My son gave me that book as...

    David Foster Wallace. My son gave me that book as a gift. One of my favorites.
  20. Thread: Family stuff

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    Really?? I can't remember when I first heard of...

    Really?? I can't remember when I first heard of her--perhaps through a reference by Richard Rohr., who counts her as one of his greatest inspirations, or maybe it was on a trip to Weston Priory in...
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    I did not know that!!! Who knows about Julian of...

    I did not know that!!! Who knows about Julian of Norwich?? Two great minds! :)

    I'm jealous that you visited Norwich..
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    I agree--sounds like you made a great...

    I agree--sounds like you made a great choice--congratulations! I'm so happy for you.
  23. Thread: Family stuff

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    So sorry you are going through this. I don't know...

    So sorry you are going through this. I don't know how to resolve it. Just know that it can't go on forever. The belongings will eventually be all sorted out, and your parents are already stable and...
  24. I just upgraded my 5c. It really was acting up...

    I just upgraded my 5c. It really was acting up and I need a reliable phone for business, plus the memory was too low for what I need. I got an iPhoneX figuring I'll probably use it for a long time,...
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    Vicarious living through TV shows

    When IL referenced "Have Gun Will Travel" in another thread it reminded me of how popular Westerns were a few decades ago. As for me, I was more attracted to Little House on the Prairie than TV...
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