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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...
  4. 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...
  6. Thread: Boxabl homes

    by SteveinMN
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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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    There. Fixed it for ya (well, for him). I'm...

    There. Fixed it for ya (well, for him).

    I'm guessing when Boss was hired he made sure he was offered the highest salary that could be offered for what he brought to the job. Seems he's forgotten...
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    Hmm. Not sure why it's doing that. When I paste...

    Hmm. Not sure why it's doing that. When I paste that link into an entirely new browser on which I don't use Twitter, I see the thread (along with a footer suggesting that you log in to Twitter, but...
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    That...would be Twitter. >8)

    That...would be Twitter. >8)
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    This thread is not too old to bring back from the...

    This thread is not too old to bring back from the dead. Interesting Twitter thread from a Houston-area developer with firsthand experience as to why it can be so difficult to create affordable...
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    Nice! Wonderful picture, bae!

    Nice! Wonderful picture, bae!
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    Well, it's mostly alcohol (this stuff is at least...

    Well, it's mostly alcohol (this stuff is at least 70% iirc), so many places where you could use alcohol, I guess you could use this. Depends on added ingredients, I would think (like aloe vera).

    A...
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    Actually, it can. Heat, particularly, affects the...

    Actually, it can. Heat, particularly, affects the chemistry and the sanitizing strength of the hand sanitizers most of us buy (60-70% alcohol). We used to leave a bottle in the cars during the cooler...
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    The target in both Minneapolis and St. Paul was...

    The target in both Minneapolis and St. Paul was 80% of residents city-wide, age 15 and older, having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. That happened late last month. It is now up to...
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    Aldi yesterday still required masks (city mask...

    Aldi yesterday still required masks (city mask mandate hasn't yet been dropped) but apparently science education has failed many Americans, who seemingly have no idea that there is a connection...
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    Probably an 8 here as well. We are now on a...

    Probably an 8 here as well.

    We are now on a pretty regular schedule with our kids and grandkids. A few weeks ago we hosted a get-together of college friends we hadn't seen in person since...
  20. Thread: May Frugals

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    I suspect the pandemic will serve as September 11...

    I suspect the pandemic will serve as September 11 did to justify a wide range of rules and regulations that really serve other purposes. Fitting rooms and public bathrooms will remain closed, less...
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    This past year I replaced my boots. After many...

    This past year I replaced my boots. After many years the old ones were totally worn out. I was a little shocked at how much you can spend for boots that have soles that are glued on and, therefore,...
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    Yup. I'm in, too.

    Yup. I'm in, too.
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    We have no plans to sell anytime real soon...

    We have no plans to sell anytime real soon (either house), so I really don't have a dog in this hunt. But I find it hard to believe that a RE agent allowed 60 offers to be made on a private...
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    It all depends... When we've had contractors...

    It all depends...

    When we've had contractors put in new windows and doors in both our house and the rental property, the contract stipulated that certain codes needed to be met by construction...
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    3310 was a reused model number, too, and, like...

    3310 was a reused model number, too, and, like the 2720, was a recreation of the original design with modern updates (color screen, etc.). The mobile phone equivalent of a BMW Mini or current FIAT...
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