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    I haven't picked a number--I'm a play-it-by-ear...

    I haven't picked a number--I'm a play-it-by-ear person and I think that carries into my expectations for my death age. If I go by family DNA, I could live into my 90s, and as long as I'm still...
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    I don't think I mind people asking about hours,...

    I don't think I mind people asking about hours, it's how they ask. You don't slouch in the chair and say, "How often will I have to work past 5pm?" It would be more like "Tell me about expectations...
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    True. But I do expect an employee to do their...

    True. But I do expect an employee to do their job, and if there are two employees to choose from, equally qualified, and one acts like they really want the job and the other one doesn't, I know which...
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    Haha!! I knew this was going to push buttons...

    Haha!! I knew this was going to push buttons somewhere. Sometimes I feel like two people in one body--the one "of the world" and the one "apart" from it. The part "OF the world" tells me that I'm...
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    You are right--of course there may be legitimate...

    You are right--of course there may be legitimate extenuating circumstances where possible overtime would be an issue for a new hire. And I admit that the companies I've worked for have been typically...
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    You'd think that's a fairly low bar, right? You...

    You'd think that's a fairly low bar, right? You don't have to carry 100k of college debt to be neat, punctual, and have a good attitude. But DH and I have both interviewed people whose interview...
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    Meandering thoughts. I don't think there's any...

    Meandering thoughts.

    I don't think there's any one magic bullet to success and prosperity--having a variety of skills is going to really help because a lot of skills are transferrable to many...
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    I remember my MIL, who was always so stalwart and...

    I remember my MIL, who was always so stalwart and active, showed some signs of lethargy and maybe even depression at the end of her life. She told us that nothing excited her anymore. OTOH, my...
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    So glad to hear, herbgeek. I agree with razz that...

    So glad to hear, herbgeek. I agree with razz that even if it's a difficult transition, she may quickly settle in to a routine she enjoys.
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    Wow, if I were in Reno, a shaded balcony would be...

    Wow, if I were in Reno, a shaded balcony would be a "must have." I'm sure there's plenty of sun around if you want it!

    I have a very large silver maple on my property and I love it. People flock...
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    Must feel amazing, Terry!

    Must feel amazing, Terry!
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    One component of my daily "uniform" consists of...

    One component of my daily "uniform" consists of an LLBean jacket/fleece/sweatshirt that is perfect because it is mid-weight, comfortable, looks nice, has a hood, and has multiple pockets inside and...
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    I'm not watching much national news either. Back...

    I'm not watching much national news either. Back to scanning print/online news. Much better than same old stuff discussed ad nauseam.
  14. I think that's a great idea! It's really nice...

    I think that's a great idea! It's really nice and a great price.
  15. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    OMG. $550k for 670sq ft? And on .06 acres? Wow.

    OMG. $550k for 670sq ft? And on .06 acres? Wow.
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    So proud of Vermont. First state to have 80% of...

    So proud of Vermont. First state to have 80% of all eligible people vaccinated! Also the lowest rate of cases and deaths on the Continental 48. We have lifted all restrictions and states of emergency...
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    I really like this! Very well-designed. I think...

    I really like this! Very well-designed. I think it's so interesting that the trend--from Tumbleweed houses to houses like this--is smaller.

    I'm no longer in the market for small houses, since I...
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    Well, I don't think my son is enjoying it after...

    Well, I don't think my son is enjoying it after all. He said it's "creepy as hell". :). I'm not surprised.. he's not very religious and doesn't really appreciate that kind of architectural detail....
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    herbgeek, I hope the judge does the right thing....

    herbgeek, I hope the judge does the right thing.
    Tybee, same to you at your next court date.

    I pray to God I just go quickly and my kids can cremate me and bury me under a tree sapling, have a...
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    I love your pic of your DH standing there. I...

    I love your pic of your DH standing there. I haven't even seen the house and I am enamored with it. I hope someone who really "gets" the artist's aesthetic appears from somewhere and buys it. It...
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    I think I'll try to get a copy of that book! I...

    I think I'll try to get a copy of that book! I love Bill Bryson, but I never read his book about Shakespeare. Great writer/Shakespeare/history--how can I resist?
  22. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    Oh. That kind of math. Well, I guess there's a...

    Oh. That kind of math. Well, I guess there's a limit to what we can control as far as that goes.
  23. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    Bezos was the one that suggested that climate...

    Bezos was the one that suggested that climate change, pollution and industry is what is necessitating some people wanting to ditch the Titanic. I'm assuming the math you are referring to is the...
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    I think Jeff Bezos has made a comment that is...

    I think Jeff Bezos has made a comment that is both correct and infuriating, and that is:

    "We humans have to go to space if we are going to continue to have a thriving civilization. We have become...
  25. Thread: June Frugals

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    I just realized that our transfer station gives...

    I just realized that our transfer station gives away free--whatever you call it. DH calls it sawdust; I call it wood chips/mulch, but it's something in-between, and I realized that it's perfect to...
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