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    Double whammy for us, too. We've had health...

    Double whammy for us, too. We've had health warnings for the past few days but they've expired. Blu-ish sky here once again.
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    You might want to get a "blower test" energy...

    You might want to get a "blower test" energy audit for your place. They should run under a few hundred dollars and your local energy company may offer some kind of deal on one. That will identify...
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    So far so good! I appreciate the update.

    So far so good! I appreciate the update.
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    That's exactly how I interpret it.

    That's exactly how I interpret it.
  5. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome! It's surprising how many items we...

    Welcome! It's surprising how many items we accumulate in a life, isn't it?
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    I tend to debate frugal versus easy more in terms...

    I tend to debate frugal versus easy more in terms of services than goods. I'll take my car to the tech to have the oil changed. There's almost always some other maintenance needed by then anyway...
  7. +1 to what razz said. There's almost always...

    +1 to what razz said. There's almost always plenty of help available for the person in the figurative wheelchair, but very rarely does anyone offer help to the person pushing that wheelchair. Support...
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    I'm glad for you that that drama has ended. Death...

    I'm glad for you that that drama has ended. Death and leftover belongings sure make people weird.
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    This is important. HbA1c measures over a period...

    This is important. HbA1c measures over a period of about three months, a much better barometer of a body's inability to compensate for glucose levels with insulin. A1c is not perfect, of course -- it...
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    When we had our nervous dog, we put her in her...

    When we had our nervous dog, we put her in her crate (in our bedroom) with the fan on the loudest setting and a white noise machine going full blast. She wanted to be out with us but couldn't...
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    Wow!!

    Wow!!
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    Happy Independence Day, all you USians out there!...

    Happy Independence Day, all you USians out there! Our flag is out, I'm about to cook eggplant lasagna, and we may duck out to see some fireworks tonight. Otherwise it's our first full day off in...
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    I don't believe anyone sentient can deny that...

    I don't believe anyone sentient can deny that global climate change is happening. I see the debate as being between those who believe something still can be done about it and those who do not want to...
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    A semi-splurge/pandemic bonus: A neighbor of mine...

    A semi-splurge/pandemic bonus: A neighbor of mine took an extended vacation abroad for the winter of 2019. He asked me to clear the snow and keep an eye on his property for the months he would be...
  15. Good luck, herbgeek! Makes me so thankful that my...

    Good luck, herbgeek! Makes me so thankful that my MiL wanted to move to assisted living. It still took effort on the part of the family to clear out her old place and get her (new) bills under...
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    Congratulations, happystuff!

    Congratulations, happystuff!
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    Exactly this for me too. I don't bother with...

    Exactly this for me too. I don't bother with garlic presses or egg slicers or apple corers and I especially have no interest in those slicers they show on TV because they all look like you'll be...
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    pinkytoe, are you just looking for a way to store...

    pinkytoe, are you just looking for a way to store the scanned images locally?

    If so, then I would recommend a pair of external hard drives. Even "spinner" drives will be good enough. You don't...
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    Good on ya, Yppej. I know you've put a lot of...

    Good on ya, Yppej. I know you've put a lot of energy into accommodating your son's illness, but, at this point, his irrational behavior is endangering both of you (ceiling and other things) and your...
  20. Thread: Rigid Friend

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    Maybe I've just had too many Ts in my life, but...

    Maybe I've just had too many Ts in my life, but I'm inclined to believe friendships -- even good ones -- come and go; a lucky few come back. I would continue to get together with your other friends...
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    I think the person asking that question benefits...

    I think the person asking that question benefits themselves with a bit of context. If they're asking because they rely on public transportation or because they have a child to pick up on a timely...
  22. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    I think their use of the word "garage" is...

    I think their use of the word "garage" is generous. It's essentially a carport; no door or door hardware that I can see. The placement of the cars in that space does not infer the presence of a door...
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    Nice! On their Web site, the words that leapt out...

    Nice! On their Web site, the words that leapt out at me were Accessory Dwelling Unit, so I suspect this is not designed so much for tiny-house living as it is as a "granny flat", piggybacking on...
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    If I lived there and could do only part-time, I'd...

    If I lived there and could do only part-time, I'd go for it.
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    Mid-priced white appliances just seem to be hard...

    Mid-priced white appliances just seem to be hard to come by, period. We've been sorta-shopping for a washer and dryer (ours have run far longer than anyone said they would) and we want white and...
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