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    I think the mirrors are the nicest feature and it...

    I think the mirrors are the nicest feature and it would be a shame to lose them. I've used Annie Sloan and Dixie Belle chalk paints and they were both easy to work with and I was pleased with the...
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    I think the dresser would look nice in shades of...

    I think the dresser would look nice in shades of gray.
  3. Oh Yes! Meetings were my personal hell. HR is...

    Oh Yes! Meetings were my personal hell. HR is all about extroverts in meetings, so I guess I'm lucky I was valued as much as I was. I do feel like I stumbled into the wrong career path for my...
  4. I think it would be fair to say that you lacked...

    I think it would be fair to say that you lacked the ambition to become the CEO of a hospital, but that by no means translates to being a failure. I think pretty much everyone here would agree that...
  5. Yes, I think they should avoid printing this on...

    Yes, I think they should avoid printing this on their business cards.
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    IL: I want your DH too, but not in the...

    IL: I want your DH too, but not in the traditional covet thy neighbor's husband sense. :laff:
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    Frugal Fail: We were at CVS yesterday, which I...

    Frugal Fail: We were at CVS yesterday, which I tend to avoid because I think they are overpriced but I needed antibiotic cream. I stopped to look at the cards, because I wanted to send a couple of...
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    I believe Gardner Mattress Factory in Salem, MA...

    I believe Gardner Mattress Factory in Salem, MA does custom work, but it would not be cheap. I have always bought mattresses from them because they are good quality and locally made, but they are...
  9. I can see the truth to the above if we use this...

    I can see the truth to the above if we use this (Dictionary.com) definition of ambition: "an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the...
  10. I think that might be a Dave Ramsey paraphrase: ...

    I think that might be a Dave Ramsey paraphrase:

    “If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

    ― Dave Ramsey
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    Wow, glad you found this out sooner rather than...

    Wow, glad you found this out sooner rather than later!
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    Happy, that one looks challenging!

    Happy, that one looks challenging!
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    My breakfast has become a leisurely paced grazing...

    My breakfast has become a leisurely paced grazing affair: coffee first thing, then a banana. I shower, dress, groom, make bed, maybe a short walk and then have some peanut butter, and then a...
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    Oh yes, the indispensable 5-gallon bucket, my...

    Oh yes, the indispensable 5-gallon bucket, my favorite gardening tool after my Felcos!
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    I have gotten into a two-meal-a-day rhythm, so I...

    I have gotten into a two-meal-a-day rhythm, so I am not doing lunch these days.
  16. Very well said, GP. Our standards become a bit...

    Very well said, GP. Our standards become a bit higher and we have more basis for comparison as we get older.
    I think for me and Catcher in the Rye, it was at least partly a stage of life thing. ...
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    Jeppy: That's an interesting question and I don't...

    Jeppy: That's an interesting question and I don't really have a definitive answer. We pay $12,000 per year for our retiree medical & dental insurance from my former employer. We have $600 per...
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    Yes, at my last procedure, I told my MD I was...

    Yes, at my last procedure, I told my MD I was going to insist on a different protocol next time and he seemed receptive. Fortunately he also said I was good for 10 years, so who knows, by then maybe...
  19. Thread: Sheets

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    Catherine: I agree on the duvet & cover. I had...

    Catherine: I agree on the duvet & cover. I had those some years back and I thought it was way more trouble than it was worth.
    We do have two extra pillows with shams in lieu of a headboard, which...
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    The prep is the worst part. Do you have to drink...

    The prep is the worst part. Do you have to drink a huge jug of awfulness or just 2 small bottles?
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    I would only consider camping if I could do it...

    I would only consider camping if I could do it Alan style. :)
    One of our members (Gregg44 I believe) said that he has always worked hard so that his family could live in a house and not have to live...
  22. I only know of American Beauty as the name of a...

    I only know of American Beauty as the name of a Grateful Dead album. I've never seen the movie.
  23. Thread: Sheets

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    Vermont Country Store carries them. We use a...

    Vermont Country Store carries them. We use a quilt in winter and a matelasse coverlet in summer.
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    We all have to make our own choices, but I would...

    We all have to make our own choices, but I would not skip a colonoscopy because colon cancer is so preventable if caught early. I don't scrimp on healthcare, because money saved will not do me much...
  25. I loved Catcher in the Rye so much when I was a...

    I loved Catcher in the Rye so much when I was a teen. I thought Holden Caulfield was the coolest thing ever and I was just amazed by the book. I re-read it several years ago, and I mostly just...
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