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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Re tagging: I know. Some people don't get tagging and it drives me crazy. Someone will take a picture when I'm sloppily sucking down a wine, and they'll tag me, so I've learned to tell people in advance: DO NOT TAG ME WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!! I would never tag ANYONE without their permission.

    Then my cousin "tags" people thinking she's creating a "group" but she's not so all of a sudden her random posts about our family are floating around to my friends list, which includes clients and other people who don't care a whit.'

    Regarding the bra issue... really? How do you know that? I just came back from my 50th college reunion and I felt weird putting stockings on because supposedly. no one wears stockings anymore, but this liberal bleeding heart Democratic Socialist certainly had a lot of undergarments on, including a bra. Stockings and bras help keep me warm. I'm thinking back to our "pencil test" discussion and I STILL believe that if you can't pass the pencil test, you should wear a bra. About 10 years ago I could have passed it, but not these days.
    I learned that only Republicans wear bras as part of the nonsense that is spewed on Reddit when it comes to politics. I’m on several subs, none of them about politics, but once in a while the dumb shit creeps in.
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    I'm not a facebook person and when some adoption forums migrated onto facebook, I did not join. The talk was all about making it private so that there wouldn't be any "spam" or "controversy". I have found there is a big difference between private versus public forums.
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    The 95 degrees and 40% humidity (100 degree heat index in St. Louis) feels way different than the 100 degrees and 5% humidity that we had in Madrid, NM last week. I tried to walk around the Missouri Botanical Gardens this afternoon but only lasted a little over an hour before I was done. Fabulous plantings though - it was so nice to see the lush greenness and the tall, tall trees, instead of the usual desert dirt and pinon juniper.

    St. Louis is a really cool city - this was the first time I've really driven around (just this one small part near the Botanical Gardens, the Barnes Jewish Hospital and the Central West End) instead of barreling through on the highways on my way to New Mexico from Michigan all those years. The architecture really reminds me of when I lived in Richmond, VA back in the eighties. I couldn't stand the humidity there either; it was one of the reasons I left. My body does not like humidity and has no tolerence for it now.

    I have escaped the heat for the afternoon in IL's lovely little condo! Thank you!

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    It's wonderful that you have a cool place to rest. I've lived in humidity (PA and MD) all my life and at 75..it is often intolerable. But we have central air conditioning now so I just stay inside.

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    I made it home late last night - yesterday's travel was much less stressful but still a long, long day. It's nice to be home and now I can start to think about how this upcoming surgery can be arranged (and financed). I feel like everything will eventually fall into place, one step at a time. I'll probably be creating a flow chart to organize it all.

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    Glad you made it home safe and sound, SiouzQ. Best of luck with the upcoming surgery.
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    Shout out to our neighbors! Summer is here and people are starting to emerge from the "house cocoons". Spent a good portion of yesterday with the neighbors, outside relaxing, watching the kids, etc. It was a wonderful day and I'm glad to have nice weather and WONDERFUL neighbors living next door to share it with.
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    It's great to hear about positive interactions with neighbors! So often it's the other way around, lol

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    So glad you enjoy your neighbors, happy! We feel the same way and we consider ourselves lucky in that regard.

    My rave has to do with crap. Literally. For the past two months we had issues with our septic system. water was backing up and wouldn't drain from the sinks. We had someone come out to pump it, even though it wasn't the best time because the water table was so high with the spring thaw. It helped for a while but before we knew it things were gurgling again. So the same company came out to pump again, and told us we had a "septic failure" and they recommended replacing the whole tank for $8,000 and it would also cost us four limbs on our beloved maple tree to get the excavator in there. Meanwhile they had noted that the tank had risen a little which caused a "belly" (or bend) in the pipe.

    So we thought we'd get other quotes. The next guy told us that not only did we need a new septic but also new leach fields and that would be $35k and he was so busy he wouldn't be able to get to it until fall. That was a non-starter, first of all for the price and second we share a leach field with our neighbor and we certainly didn't want to bring them into our problems.

    So we tried again. The next people to come said that we could possibly just try to fidget with the pipe first. They told us we'd have to dismantle our outdoor shower which was a bummer because we only built it 4 years ago. Father's Day two of the fathers--DH and my SIL plus my other DS and even BIL took it down. The other unknown was the fact that our 60 gallon propane tank sits on top of where the septic pipe leaves the house. So we didn't know what we were going to do there.

    Monday morning the septic folks were there with an excavator but after they took a look, they said they'd use shovels. They literally dug the pipe out with their shovels. As it turned out the pipe just skirted the edge of the propane tank so we didn't have to worry about that either. The two men finished replacing the pipe adding in gaskets and other things the old pipe didn't have all in an hour and a half and they even planted grass seed and replaced a hosta they had to remove (which I didn't care about at all).

    Price: $1250. I am SO glad we didn't get sucked into believing we needed a whole new system!! I'm sure eventually that tank will have to be replaced but I'm hoping I'll be dead by then.
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    I’ve never had to deal with a septic system, they make me nervous. Too many moving parts. Here in Hermann we are on city sewer system and across the street they are on septic systems. Our neighbor across the street has 4 teenage and young adult girls, and they are all very popular so lots of friends in and out, Hard on their septic system.

    He was investigating hooking into city sewer system which means he would have to trench across our property a looooong way. We told him that would be ok, but he has since dropped that idea.

    But Lord knows we have had to put in multiple sewer systems. The last one was $18,000 and that was just partial pipes.

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