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    For some reason, I developed an incredible...

    For some reason, I developed an incredible fascination with Everest and mountain climbing after reading Krakauer's Into Thin Air, probably my favorite non-fiction read of all times. It's kind of...
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    I don't think I shared this yet, but I bought a...

    I don't think I shared this yet, but I bought a painting for the kitchen. (I think I touched upon art as one of my gazingus pins in another thread). Anyway, this is a kind of fun and whimsical...
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    I used to be such a wood purist; everything had...

    I used to be such a wood purist; everything had to be real wood. I've reluctantly relaxed that stance as I've gotten older, especially in some of the higher maintenance situations, decking being one...
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    I woke up to a dead mouse on the kitchen floor...

    I woke up to a dead mouse on the kitchen floor Sunday morning. I figured it was a Mothers' Day gift from my boys.
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    Little Bitty Bobby will be proud: I remember reading all the stories about the Boston Strangler in the Boston Record American or Boston Herald Traveler, or whatever it was called back then, with...
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    Great pictures, Bae! Apparently you could see...

    Great pictures, Bae! Apparently you could see them from here, but we were sound asleep when they made their appearance.
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    We don't have many interior doors in our small...

    We don't have many interior doors in our small house, which can be a challenge if we need to isolate or separate cats on occasion. However, we do have distinct rooms with doorways, and that serves...
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    Beautiful blossoms, IL. Good for you, Tradd!

    Beautiful blossoms, IL.
    Good for you, Tradd!
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    JP: You should learn from her so you can carry...

    JP: You should learn from her so you can carry the torch when she's gone. It's a very satisfying hobby. :)
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    EJ: I think it's very useful to have a place for things that are waiting to be filed. My filing cabinet is in the cellar, and I certainly don't run down there every time I have a piece of something...
  11. Thread: Hello mates

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    Welcome Quade, look forward to hearing more from...

    Welcome Quade, look forward to hearing more from you.
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    DH made those steps in our carpentry class a few...

    DH made those steps in our carpentry class a few years ago. It's funny because we put the steps by the bed for Oggie, who had arthritis, but Raymond learned from him to use the steps and Louie...
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    Nope - I had missed the cat; it must have been...

    Nope - I had missed the cat; it must have been inspecting your work!
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    Catherine: I loved that book so much. Did you...

    Catherine: I loved that book so much. Did you ever read Blessings by Anna Quindlen? That has a similar feel about it.

    My April reads:
    Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez - this was a good...
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    Very nice. What will you use it for?

    Very nice. What will you use it for?
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    The only thing that comes to mind is my beloved...

    The only thing that comes to mind is my beloved blue and white Portuguese summer coverlet with the white scalloped edges that have stitching requiring a few hours of hand-stitched repairs every...
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    That was a fascinating story, JP.

    That was a fascinating story, JP.
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    I have concerns about AI, although obviously not...

    I have concerns about AI, although obviously not about taking my job since I'm retired. I've recently left a couple of home decor/aesthetics FB groups that were starting to have more and more posts...
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    Glad to hear you are making progress on your...

    Glad to hear you are making progress on your projects.
  20. Thread: old music

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    My husband has always been a big ELO fan and I...

    My husband has always been a big ELO fan and I like quite a bit of their stuff, but I'm not too crazy about that one, sorry.
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    Those are lovely, IL!

    Those are lovely, IL!
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    I definitely like order and neatness, but the...

    I definitely like order and neatness, but the cats help keep those tendencies under control, lol.
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    Tybee: That is a wonderful hobby!

    Tybee: That is a wonderful hobby!
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    That's a really pretty cheerful picture.

    That's a really pretty cheerful picture.
  25. Thread: April Purge

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    I've been having really good luck with people...

    I've been having really good luck with people picking things up right away. I would probably want the deer skull if I lived closer.
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