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    My sister lost twins that were born prematurely,...

    My sister lost twins that were born prematurely, and so did my mother. I'd say that it's important to acknowledge the loss - don't pretend it didn't happen. Don't say "You can have more" - both my...
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    I left $40 cash in the dispenser at Walmart last...

    I left $40 cash in the dispenser at Walmart last week, and walked away to check a price after checking out. I went back up and the cashier handed me my $40, saying the next customer in the...
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    Congratulations! I love it when a plan comes...

    Congratulations! I love it when a plan comes together (A Team).

    StG
  4. It may be that on the road he was used to...

    It may be that on the road he was used to skipping showers and peeing in a jar. When he'd come home he'd get cleaned up, but his normal may be what you're experiencing now. I think the only thing to...
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    I think the rule at my company is 1 year in the...

    I think the rule at my company is 1 year in the current position before you can apply for something else. They don't want to go through the expense of training you for a job just to have you move...
  6. It was fake. Well, not the actions, but the...

    It was fake. Well, not the actions, but the audio.

    StG
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    How many times have you personally felt "not...

    How many times have you personally felt "not quite right" and shrugged it off, hoping you'd feel better in the morning. Even parents with kids have those nights when the kids wakes them up saying,...
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    Poll: I would pay to drink Coke rather than drink Pepsi...

    I would pay to drink Coke rather than drink Pepsi for free.

    I've recently cut myself down to 1 12 oz can of Coke per day. It's amazing what rationing Coke does to my meal choices. Pizza without...
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    Ah...new windows are my dream. My windows are the...

    Ah...new windows are my dream. My windows are the originals on my 1849 home. Wavy glass and all. Terribly energy inefficient. And tall - high ceilings. I want something wood that is in keeping with...
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    There's actually a sweet movie called Return To...

    There's actually a sweet movie called Return To Me with Minnie Driver and David Duchovny. Duchovny is married to a wonderful woman, a zoo vet. She's killed in a car accident. Minnie Driver receives...
  11. I was a collector (and a good one!) for many...

    I was a collector (and a good one!) for many years. Unless it would damage my business with in the community, I would send a "Final Demand" letter, and state that if the balance is not paid within 30...
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    Conference calls. I hate conference calls. First...

    Conference calls. I hate conference calls. First of all, I'm hard of hearing, so a lot of times it sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher ("wha wha..whaawha wha-wha"). I spend an hour and a half two...
  13. And is it legal for them to enter your property...

    And is it legal for them to enter your property without permission or a search warrant? I hear talk of how "the life of a precious child" trumps an individual's right to not have their property...
  14. I hope they make it. With no fear of humans and...

    I hope they make it. With no fear of humans and poaching in the preserves, it's a dangerous world out there.

    StG
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    The Fault In Our Stars is a bestseller, and...

    The Fault In Our Stars is a bestseller, and pretty rightly so. And now a movie. It's basically the story of a girl with cancer being forced by her parents into a pediatric cancer support group, and...
  16. My stepfather trained his shelties to only go on...

    My stepfather trained his shelties to only go on grass. Then when they were stuck in the city in a hotel with the dogs, the poor things almost burst. When they finally found a weed sticking up...
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    I think having a discussion about what your...

    I think having a discussion about what your expectations are should've been your first duty to your employee, even before you hired her. She's not a mind reader, and although you think everyone...
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    My niece is 23, a mechanical engineer working for...

    My niece is 23, a mechanical engineer working for Honda, and will be married in two weeks to her fellow engineer and former engineering school classmate, who also works for Honda. They own their own...
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    It doesn't look like the plantation saddles I've...

    It doesn't look like the plantation saddles I've seen here in Tennessee, although it could be that. It looks to be in pretty good shape, but no, I'm not bidding on it.

    StG
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    What kind of saddle is this?

    I was browsing on Goodwill online and I saw a pic of a saddle that looks unlike any I've ever seen. can someone tell me what it was used for? Listing.

    They have a beat-up old Stubben on there...
  21. Oh! Compact Fluorescent! I was thinking something...

    Oh! Compact Fluorescent! I was thinking something that actually twirled.

    StG
  22. Dakote - Twirly light bulbs? StG

    Dakote - Twirly light bulbs?

    StG
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    Congratulations! StG

    Congratulations!

    StG
  24. Thank you! I just painted it last year and...

    Thank you! I just painted it last year and reroofed it this year. Here's the before: Old House. Definitely shabby chic. Or maybe just shabby. But I have about 14 acres and it's almost paid for, too! ...
  25. I worry about fire. My house was built in 1849...

    I worry about fire. My house was built in 1849 and is wood. Not just wood frame - the interior floors, ceilings and walls are wood. I heat with wood pellets and I'm very careful about disposing of...
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