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    There are days when I wish the national message...

    There are days when I wish the national message was "just get the damn vaccine" so we could quit dealing with the whole situation. I saw a news clip of an unvaccinated man being released from the...
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    I don't have dogs anymore (which has been very...

    I don't have dogs anymore (which has been very freeing) but we always had a private, fenced backyard and just opened the back door. I wouldn't hesitate to go out in a robe though if I didn't have a...
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    The AirBnBs in our budget for a quick Colorado...

    The AirBnBs in our budget for a quick Colorado road trip are booked through September. I checked on rental cars just out of curiosity and what used to be $280 a week is now double that.
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    Never entered my mind that I would experience a...

    Never entered my mind that I would experience a world-wide pandemic in my lifetime.
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    House prices are just stupid right now. Ones we...

    House prices are just stupid right now. Ones we considered a year ago are now up $100K. I think we will continue the "grow where you're planted" route for now.
  6. I have always loved interior design and...

    I have always loved interior design and architecture so I am frequently trying to "beautify" my spaces. There are too many choices. As an example, I just bought a new bedroom rug and now I see that...
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    I live on a street with lots of old retired men...

    I live on a street with lots of old retired men who seem to watch every move we make. I don't think intruders or porch pirates would stand a chance. We have heavy duty deadbolts and no cameras. The...
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    My 73 yo brother lives on 7 acres on the side of...

    My 73 yo brother lives on 7 acres on the side of a steep mountain barely accessible in the winter. Groceries are 10 miles away. Maintenance is greatly needed and he has trouble keeping up with...
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    I wondered about the age thing too and buying a...

    I wondered about the age thing too and buying a rural property. It's a lot to keep up with.
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    We have the same house dilemma choices without...

    We have the same house dilemma choices without the mother part. It's like having two brains thinking divergent thoughts. It is very stressful to think about constant tomorrows and house-hunting. We...
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    Veggie bowl. Black beans, sweet potatoes, chopped...

    Veggie bowl. Black beans, sweet potatoes, chopped red bell peppers, corn and farro. Topped w/sliced radishes, cabbage and lime cilantro dressing.
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    The Male Brain. Nuff said...

    The Male Brain. Nuff said...
  13. Herbgeek's spouse and DH must be brothers. Even...

    Herbgeek's spouse and DH must be brothers. Even the hermit part. Yesterday, I mentioned possibly flying by myself since I am vaccinated and we still have credits; unvaxed DH started in with how some...
  14. I think we are still so in the thick of this that...

    I think we are still so in the thick of this that it will be years before we understand all its effects.
  15. Thread: "Weaknesses"

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    DD told me that just turned 3yo daughter said...

    DD told me that just turned 3yo daughter said that something she was doing was irresponsible. Has no clue where that came from - maybe something at the daycare they go to? Although I must admit when...
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    I am rarely able to over-ride my frugality as...

    I am rarely able to over-ride my frugality as every purchase or service is questioned for value vs money spent. I am just hardwired that way. However, today I pushed the easy button and bought...
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    No door-knockers here yet but DH got a letter in...

    No door-knockers here yet but DH got a letter in the mail urging him to get vaccinated. Apparently, the state health dept knows who has or hasn't been vaccinated. I no longer talk with him about it...
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    Watched Spotlight on Netflix last night. Well...

    Watched Spotlight on Netflix last night. Well done movie about uncovering the Catholic priest abuse of children.
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    There is something about having grand-kids that...

    There is something about having grand-kids that makes one think about what we are leaving them to deal with.
  20. Thread: pre-diabetes?

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    I am by nature a skeptic of most things medical...

    I am by nature a skeptic of most things medical and/or pharmaceutical. I continue to get reminders that I haven't had all my old people preventive tests (colonoscopy, boobygram etc or my flu and...
  21. Thread: pre-diabetes?

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    I questioned the doc about it but she said all my...

    I questioned the doc about it but she said all my other readings were normal and its probably just a blip. Told me to avoid sweets and drink more water. I guess she sees a lean, healthy-looking older...
  22. Thread: pre-diabetes?

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    The doc wasn't interested in further testing...

    The doc wasn't interested in further testing (which is unusual these days). I don't think I could do a full on keto diet for very long but will limit carbs further and see if that helps. I just make...
  23. Thread: pre-diabetes?

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    pre-diabetes?

    I bring this topic up because it complicates life and health for so many and maybe mine too. I read that many of us are pre-diabetic and don't know it. I am constantly hungry and sometimes feel like...
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    I can't think of any way to drown out the noise...

    I can't think of any way to drown out the noise and I don't own a tuba. It's like bombs and cannons going off for hours now. My cats are under the bed hiding.
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    Fireworks question

    It has puzzled me since we moved here that people shoot off fireworks for at least a week before and a week after the 4th even though illegal. Happens with New Years too. It is torture for veterans...
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