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  1. Wow. You must have overheard the pity party I had...

    Wow. You must have overheard the pity party I had had this morning in the truck on the way to work. My Dad passed away earlier this year, my younger son 3 years ago, and my older son recently moved...
  2. I love Christmas. I love the lights and the food...

    I love Christmas. I love the lights and the food and the decorations and getting Christmas cards and the sappy, silly Christmas movies that the Lifetime Network plays on an endlessly rotating loop...
  3. Thread: WHIPLASH!

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    Yeah, I always say that I'm on the "work until...

    Yeah, I always say that I'm on the "work until you die" retirement plan. :)

    But really, what are you going to do? The return on cash and bonds right now is only marginally better than that of...
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    To make it more relevant for COTH, we should...

    To make it more relevant for COTH, we should quote Willie Nelson from Electric Horseman and say, "...suck the chrome off a trailer hitch." :lol:

    Complete quote:
  5. I learned to ride back in the 60s at the Battle...

    I learned to ride back in the 60s at the Battle Creek Hunt Club in Augusta, MI. Good memories.

    My gut response to talk of the UP, though, is kind of like yours. It's either black flies or snow up...
  6. If you have a soil type and/or soil moisture...

    If you have a soil type and/or soil moisture levels that provides good conductance, then the approach described by the above posters works well. You just need a ground rod connected to your fence...
  7. I keep my equines at home and I think you have to...

    I keep my equines at home and I think you have to be more highly motivated and/or have more free time than I do for trailering in to work well. The place I used to board one of mine, where I was...
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    I have been advised that if the carpet is so bad...

    I have been advised that if the carpet is so bad that it is a distraction, then replace it with new carpet in a neutral color. You don't want people fixating on horribly stained/worn carpet....
  9. I am at the other end of my working life -...

    I am at the other end of my working life - thinking about retirement, but I'm asking myself many of these same questions. Once I'm not tied to this location by my employment, do I want to stay here,...
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    I've sold quite a few houses over the years and...

    I've sold quite a few houses over the years and have been given the same advice by every realtor I've worked with.

    Declutter. A rule of thumb I was told was to remove at least half of the...
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    I work in a small office. Several years ago,...

    I work in a small office. Several years ago, after yet another office Christmas party with bad food at some random inconvenient location to which we were expected to bring a SO, we mutinied. Now we...
  12. Amen.

    Amen.
  13. Canal Fulton, OH is a long way from the OP's...

    Canal Fulton, OH is a long way from the OP's location of the northwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. (Doesn't anyone own a map anymore? :) ) Dreamhorse also has the "Sold Here!" notation on the web...
  14. Normally I would agree that this sounds like more...

    Normally I would agree that this sounds like more of a problem with the buyer than the seller. However, the OP describes the seller as a "former co-worker and friend." As such, I would expect the...
  15. Well, what do you want to do? Because it looks...

    Well, what do you want to do? Because it looks like you have several choices.

    You could take him back, if the seller will take him. If the seller will refund your purchase price, then fine. No...
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    I stopped watching NCIS-LA last year after having...

    I stopped watching NCIS-LA last year after having watched it faithfully from episode 1. I realized one day that I hate Deeks, hate Kinsey-Deeks, hate Owen Granger, and hated the increasingly...
  17. An old friend and I sometimes joke that we need...

    An old friend and I sometimes joke that we need to work at keep our old friends because at our age, we just don't have the time to invest in developing new ones. :lol:

    I am also not one to argue,...
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    We took the train from FL to Washington, DC one...

    We took the train from FL to Washington, DC one time. The kids and I got a bedroom compartment - private compartment (with a big window) with a tiny, tiny bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower. We...
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    I feel your pain. I've got a very wide forefoot,...

    I feel your pain. I've got a very wide forefoot, normal/narrow heels, and extremely high arches.

    My best shot at pretty girly shoes that fit decently are some form of slingbacks. That way I can...
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    twotrudoc, I have a relative who was outraged...

    twotrudoc, I have a relative who was outraged when she found out that her new daughter-in-law expected her son to iron his own work shirts. :lol:

    In response to the "young people today" theme, I...
  21. What part of "My point is not to attack Ivy...

    What part of "My point is not to attack Ivy League grads" did you not understand?

    The fact that so many of our recent presidents and current top CEOs have an Ivy League background is simply an...
  22. I do the kind of thing you're talking about all...

    I do the kind of thing you're talking about all the time. I have a horse who I tell, "go to your pen" at feeding time. He walks in, I close the gate behind him, then feed him in the pen and his...
  23. I agree, but I think you have to expand it. This...

    I agree, but I think you have to expand it. This isn't just a racial issue, it's a gender and social class issue. The power still resides primarily in the hands of white, upper class males who...
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    If you can't find a trainer that will come to...

    If you can't find a trainer that will come to you, go someplace and take riding lessons on their horses. Learning how to properly handle a horse (any horse) will help you to handle your horse...
  25. You do understand that the majority that is going...

    You do understand that the majority that is going to replace whites is Hispanic, right? Do you really think that blacks are going to fare better in a Hispanic-majority environment? My experience (3...
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