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    Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo is one of my very...

    Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo is one of my very favorite books.
  2. I have a FB friend (whose life is the epitome of...

    I have a FB friend (whose life is the epitome of a dumpster fire), who is having a very difficult time finding housing due at least in part to poor credit. My team at my corporate job handled...
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    That is indeed amusing, IL.

    That is indeed amusing, IL.
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    I paid as much attention to the OJ Simpson trial...

    I paid as much attention to the OJ Simpson trial as I do to the British royal family. I don't think I watched a single minute of it.
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    My mom was an RN, but stopped working when I was...

    My mom was an RN, but stopped working when I was born and was a SAHM for the duration. Most of my friends' moms did not work. My MIL worked part-time until her kids were older, and then she worked...
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    I'm with IL and Tradd on this one. I'm glad I...

    I'm with IL and Tradd on this one. I'm glad I live in the lush and civilized northeast. I would love to see the Grand Canyon some day, if only it weren't in Arizona, lol.
  7. Thread: Eclipse

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    Kitty does not look impressed!

    Kitty does not look impressed!
  8. Thread: Eclipse

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    Pretty rainbow, Tybee. Was that during the...

    Pretty rainbow, Tybee. Was that during the eclipse?

    It was a really warm, beautiful spring day here, so we spent time working out in the garden. We put on our eclipse glasses every 10 -15 mins...
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    April Frugals

    A top item on my wish list was a long-sleeved gray t-shirt. LL Bean is my go-to for t-shirts, but for some reason, they don't make women's in gray. Saturday, sister and I went to a really nice...
  10. Thread: April Purge

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    April Purge

    I rehomed a small wooden cabinet via one of my local FB giving pages. It hung in our kitchen forever and it was a very useful little thing. I had plans to strip and refinish it, but there really...
  11. Thread: Eclipse

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    We're not in the path of totality, but close...

    We're not in the path of totality, but close enough. I bought eclipse glasses online several months ago. I plan to pretty much go about my business but I can take a look now and again without...
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    The bookcase is all painted, and the rolling...

    The bookcase is all painted, and the rolling pantry is all prepped and painted.
  13. Thread: Ramit Sethi

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    Welcome back, Kib! What prompted your move?

    Welcome back, Kib! What prompted your move?
  14. Thread: Ramit Sethi

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    I would gently suggest that he might not have...

    I would gently suggest that he might not have been the best financial advisor either.
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    We've never lost power for more than a couple of...

    We've never lost power for more than a couple of hours. We are also right by the public safety building, so perhaps that makes a difference. We've got a couple of kerosene lamps that provide enough...
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    IL: The first floor we did was our bedroom in...

    IL: The first floor we did was our bedroom in 1997 and it still looks great.
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    IL: No, it's prefinished solid oak hardwood (by...

    IL: No, it's prefinished solid oak hardwood (by Bruce). We now have this in every room of the house except for the bathroom, which is tile. We did all the other floors ourselves.
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    Happy Birthday, Catherine!

    Happy Birthday, Catherine!
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    These were my March reads: West with Giraffes by...

    These were my March reads:
    West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge - This was a pretty decent read, but I felt like it ripped off Water for Elephants, and that was a little bit off-putting. It was...
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    TMS: We ordered them through our kitchen...

    TMS: We ordered them through our kitchen designer, but we started out with a photo of a line we really liked from Home Depot. It was their Thomasville Studio 1904 line, and the designer said the...
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    So our kitchen is completed as far as...

    So our kitchen is completed as far as contractor's work is concerned. We have some finishing touches to do ourselves, but here it is with backsplash and range hood in place.
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    Our Puerto de Gato solved one problem but created...

    Our Puerto de Gato solved one problem but created another. We don't have many interior doors in our house, and the cellar is the one reasonable space for us to shut up the cats while workers are...
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    At least the Veg-O-Matic has some potential...

    At least the Veg-O-Matic has some potential useful value, unlike the bible.
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    Good luck in choosing the best option, Hana! I...

    Good luck in choosing the best option, Hana!
    I did two coats on my bookcase yesterday, but I'll need to do a third.
    Carpenter showed up really late yesterday to finish installing the range hood, so...
  25. Rob, I'm not crazy about our choices here either,...

    Rob, I'm not crazy about our choices here either, but if one of those two men will be president for the next 4 years, do you not have any preference? Would you be just as OK with Trump regaining the...
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