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    Rugs... salvageable or no?

    We have nice hardwood floors throughout our house (well, they're nice downstairs, upstairs they're just plain and painted). We have a big area rug in the living room and one in the kitchen. We also...
  2. Good luck in the next interview!

    Good luck in the next interview!
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    I'm leery about dog parks, but my trainer works...

    I'm leery about dog parks, but my trainer works with a doggy daycare and I have a free half day of daycare coming, so maybe I'll send him there on a day when she has some particularly playful smaller...
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    Yep, Aengus is one of the two puppy mill dogs...

    Yep, Aengus is one of the two puppy mill dogs (Alice is the other one, Aengus we added at the end of June). I wonder if he plays more with Seamus if we're not around. He's very attached to the...
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    Teaching a dog to play?

    Newest rescue, Aengus, from a puppy mill, does not know how to play. At all. He's very comfortable with other dogs (he was apparently in a huge pen with dozens of other young males), and likes to...
  6. I forgot to add 6. Let yourself be a geek about...

    I forgot to add 6. Let yourself be a geek about your subject. If you're passionate about science, let them see you be passionate about science and learning and figuring things out. Play "Hip Hip...
  7. 1. I had an old cowboy friend who said, about...

    1. I had an old cowboy friend who said, about horse training, "Remain relentlessly cheerful." Emphasize the "relentlessly." Works just as well for teenagers. "Sure, here's another popsicle stick"...
  8. I know this is too late and it might have been...

    I know this is too late and it might have been mentioned already since there are 4 pages that I'm not going to wade through (because certain titles will make me cry instantly; I'm a crier), but......
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    Thanks guys... after talking with my union rep,...

    Thanks guys... after talking with my union rep, I'm just hoping I'll even get to reapply. From what it sounds like, if any other laid-off teacher happens to have GT certification and more seniority,...
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    Thanks y'all... I really love my job and my...

    Thanks y'all... I really love my job and my school, and I was really looking forward to this coming year, especially being able to start with my kids on the first day (last year the position wasn't...
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    Reapplying for my job?

    Just got a letter from board of education saying that they need to make cuts to the ELA department, and due to my lack of seniority I will be laid off as of September. My tenure area is ELA, but I...
  12. Axe. The teenage boys are Axe and the teenage...

    Axe. The teenage boys are Axe and the teenage girls are Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea. Put 33 of them together after gym class and you will want to die.

    At least my current classroom has windows...
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    We actually have some vinca, I think! That's...

    We actually have some vinca, I think! That's what's been around the forsythia, and I like it. So I might just try to encourage that to spread along the left side of the fence there.

    Otherwise,...
  14. Thread: Outlander

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    I really liked the first episode too. I actually...

    I really liked the first episode too. I actually liked Claire; I never have distinct images of characters in my head when I read, but she was close to the blurred image I had, at least. And Jamie...
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    Thank you for all the suggestions, everybody! ...

    Thank you for all the suggestions, everybody! I've been pinning away on Pinterest but it's really helpful to hear specific plant suggestions, or to find out that certain things are more difficult...
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    Pet insurance with multiple pets?

    I was thinking about getting insurance, but we have a lot of pets. 3 dogs (two senior), 3 cats (2 senior). I'm mostly concerned about the dogs getting disc issues (all dachshunds) or the cats with...
  17. We've got three and owned one before. I was not...

    We've got three and owned one before. I was not interested at all in a wiener until our first one walked into my apartment and decided to stay, and I fell in love. Sylvia was a longhair. She was...
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    Gardeners: Plan my yard!

    At the end of June, my neighbour's tree fell into my yard, crushing just about everything. The yard was pretty overgrown as it was, since the previous owner had a great love for bushes, and I hate...
  19. Aww... I'd put Pete in the witness relocation...

    Aww... I'd put Pete in the witness relocation program, get him snipped, and call him yours...
  20. Thread: Tarnation.

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    I feel like last year I tried to get some...

    I feel like last year I tried to get some pictures of Shirtless Evan and Creepy Dan while they were (both shirtlessly) doing the screamers-in-the-can thing, but it was really hard to do it...
  21. Thread: Tarnation.

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    Bells, one can only hope. Twotru, they did...

    Bells, one can only hope.

    Twotru, they did great last night, minus Aengus barking throughout the wee hours at the drunk couple in the next room coming in, then their apparent celebrating of our...
  22. Thread: Tarnation.

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    Tarnation.

    Normally my entire street puts on a giant illegal fireworks display directly in front of my house on the 4th, beginning with Shirtless Evan and Creepy Dan drinking and shooting off screamers in a...
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    I'm eligible for DAR and Mayflower on my father's...

    I'm eligible for DAR and Mayflower on my father's side, and really wanted to sign up when I was a teenager and living with my parents in a trailer park, just for the horror and hand-wringing the...
  24. My horse has frequently worn a mask at night with...

    My horse has frequently worn a mask at night with no issues.
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    Good job! I used to call the cops all the time...

    Good job! I used to call the cops all the time on the hordes of kids setting off fireworks all night in the symphony hall parking lot next to my old apartment, but they never did anything. Now I am...
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