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    My mini split is Mitsubishi. I use the a/c more...

    My mini split is Mitsubishi. I use the a/c more often than heat but I like having the heat in spring and fall. We don't use the porch in winter months so I can't speak to those costs.
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    It is, but the operational costs are much lower...

    It is, but the operational costs are much lower than electric baseboard heat. or window A/C. We have one on our insulated porch. Its powerful enough to keep the entire downstairs of our house...
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    Apartment in New Britain CT from birth through...

    Apartment in New Britain CT from birth through age 5
    Parents first (and only) house from 5-17
    College housing
    Sublet from a friend who went on co-op after graduation for 6 months
    My first...
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    I used the federal site, and unselected the check...

    I used the federal site, and unselected the check boxes for the vaccines I wasn't interested in. https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ Why would Massachusetts replicate what is already out there?
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    It isn't. But it doesn't fit into the "my...

    It isn't. But it doesn't fit into the "my governor is an evil dictator" narrative. Following CDC guidance for vaccine priorities also didn't fit in with the Evil Dictator narrative.
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    I love both of these, with a slight preference...

    I love both of these, with a slight preference for the Countryview. I find with smaller houses, its often difficult to find ones with entry spaces/mud rooms or only have 1 bath.
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    Massachusetts is definitely getting easier to get...

    Massachusetts is definitely getting easier to get a vaccine. I spent a good deal of time in April trying to get one, but just now logged onto Walmart and got one for Tuesday. Right in my town.
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    Different vaccine. You can skip the outrage on...

    Different vaccine. You can skip the outrage on this one. https://coronavirus.nautil.us/can-animals-get-the-covid-vaccine/ and...
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    I use partner, particularly around people who's...

    I use partner, particularly around people who's relationship status may be unclear to me, eg how's your partner vs how's your spouse. I will refer to my husband as my partner in mixed situations...
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    Yours too? He keeps sending me these "official"...

    Yours too? He keeps sending me these "official" looking studies, but when I do a quick Wikipedia or fact check on them, they are from quacks and highly questionable sources (eg vanity journals where...
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    We have a greenworks mower. In the spring, when...

    We have a greenworks mower. In the spring, when the grass and weeds are thick, it may take more charges to fully mow the yard, but usually the lawn is down in two sessions. Its great not having to...
  12. Thread: Languishing

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    The friends I'm not seeing all work full time (so...

    The friends I'm not seeing all work full time (so no daytime meetups) and have second homes (so no weekend meetups). That leaves evening meetups, which in New England are still quite chilly. The...
  13. Thread: Languishing

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    I'm languishing. Some of it is due to...

    I'm languishing. Some of it is due to retirement. I have a high need to be productive and do meaningful work (not that all of my work was meaningful before retirement...). I do a lot around my...
  14. Thread: Garden 2021

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    I almost never can get them to germinate when and...

    I almost never can get them to germinate when and where I want them, but they continue to come up in random places that never had larkspur before. I have this issue with dill: it'll come up "wild"...
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    Me too. Particularly the old fashioned fragrant...

    Me too. Particularly the old fashioned fragrant ones. They look like a watercolor painting in the vase. Another flower with similar watercolor-like colors is this particular snapdragon: ...
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    Its CDC guidance being used. I know you like to...

    Its CDC guidance being used. I know you like to blame Charlie, but really, he's following the science and caution. Also, the Janssen vaccine doesn't need to be held at those cold temperatures. If...
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    So sorry Rosa for all your losses.

    So sorry Rosa for all your losses.
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    I mentioned some of them in my post. I get...

    I mentioned some of them in my post. I get stressed being around pushy personalities, and often have a tough time coming up with phrasing in the moment when someone asks me to do something beyond my...
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    I'm an introvert and I think this would be a...

    I'm an introvert and I think this would be a living hell too. In every group situation I've been a part of, there's at least one faction that takes advantage of, or is loud/disrespectful of the...
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    Still waiting. Hoping to get the J+J but as...

    Still waiting. Hoping to get the J+J but as Jeppy said, hard to come by in MA. I've waited on line several times for 1/2 hour for the CVS website, but by the time I get "admitted" from their...
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    Adding to the congratulations Tradd- way to go!

    Adding to the congratulations Tradd- way to go!
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    If she's got a drinking problem, then yes I would...

    If she's got a drinking problem, then yes I would be concerned. My mom didn't drink for a number of years due to interactions with medication, but now that she's no longer taking that, she will have...
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    So sorry Tybee. I lost my dad last year, and my...

    So sorry Tybee. I lost my dad last year, and my mother has dementia too, but so far able to manage with substantial help from her kids to stay in her house.
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    I refer to this as my herbal lawn. :D There is...

    I refer to this as my herbal lawn. :D There is some grass but a lot of green "weeds" too, I like the other stuff because its green and since they don't get tall, they need less mowing. There's a...
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    I have a mullet yard- boring typical grass near...

    I have a mullet yard- boring typical grass near the street/front of house. Wild abandon with flowers and other plants on the side and a new-last-year meadow in the back. I live in a rural area on a...
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