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    I know I am far from the only one with...

    I know I am far from the only one with challenging in-laws. It makes me feel better that many of us have to deal with similar situations!

    Last weekend, she did find a gem. The Khemosabi Breyer...
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    *cringe* and that is almost exactly what I said...

    *cringe* and that is almost exactly what I said to her. Hubby and I always joke she is the cleanest hoarder around... because she just buys stuff and passes it to other people. I wish I would have...
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    I was rude to MIL...

    We recently moved closer to the in-laws. Nearly every weekend, MIL goes to yard sales or stores and buys a ton of stuff... toys, quilts, throw blankets, cheesy shirts for hubby. Also goes grocery...
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    I have an ADN. Pros: The pay is decent. You...

    I have an ADN.

    Pros: The pay is decent. You do meet nice people often. It is interesting.

    Cons: The pay is not enough to work short staffed. 6:1 on a med surg floor is pushing it... 7 or 8:1...
  5. How to know if builder's prices are fair?

    *I am reposting from Off Course, where I accidentally posted. Bluey already gave a very informative reply.

    We are building a house on a budget. I am using a local builder whose work we have seen,...
  6. Oops, I did mean to post in Off Topic. I didn't...

    Oops, I did mean to post in Off Topic. I didn't realize the builder doesn't necessarily know the exact costs. It makes me feel more reassured about it. Thanks.
  7. How to know if builder's prices are fair?

    We are building a house on a budget. I am using a local builder whose work we have seen, and comes with good references. DH is out of town on a months long work trip and is trusting me to sign the...
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    Thanks! I was surprised my "mama bear roar" is...

    Thanks! I was surprised my "mama bear roar" is more of a deranged bird squawk. =) Hopefully we don't have more encounters like that, but I will hopefully react more appropriately!!
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    Loose dog approaching leashed dog

    This morning I took my two dogs out to potty in the field behind the house. They were both leashed. A lady came walking by with her loose dog and said he wanted to say "hi." He (maybe a 40lb with...
  10. Are morning workouts at Charles Town open to public?

    I'd love to go watch, but could not find the info online. I will be in Charles Town early Tuesday morning and hoped I could watch the morning workouts. Thanks!
  11. Lower pay, less stress? and making big life changes?

    I haven't been settled into my new job very long. I am working as an RN on a medical/surgical floor. That job is stressful all by itself, as well as being a brand new nurse. I am on night shift, and...
  12. Not to interrupt your political debate, but I...

    Not to interrupt your political debate, but I have been told who is responsible for the Boston bombings. I live in the deep south, and have been told by two different people that this is God trying...
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    I have been lurking and sometimes participating...

    I have been lurking and sometimes participating on UDBB for at least 13 years. There were such a variety of topics and personalities. It will be strange not being able to read it anymore!
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    You all are giving me such great advice, I can't...

    You all are giving me such great advice, I can't wait to try to make some changes. I especially found the Jane Savoie videos helpful and easy to understand. I will definitely address the saddle...
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    Do you think this could be fixed with a saddle...

    Do you think this could be fixed with a saddle fitter adjusting the saddle? I am currently trying to find a local saddle fitter. There is a Schleese saddle "clinic" a few hours away, but the timing...
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    I do feel that I am constantly pulling my leg...

    I do feel that I am constantly pulling my leg back, but it won't stay. I have another dressage saddle, and will see if it fits my horse and helps my position.

    I have been a "hunchback" my entire...
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    Critique my video, please

    If you have 10 minutes to watch, I'd appreciate feedback on this video of my mare and I, especially regarding how to make my seat and legs more stable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK_T2BbDZeY
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    I am so glad to see so many Harry Potter fans who...

    I am so glad to see so many Harry Potter fans who feel the same way! I never tire of the books o the movies. They are just good for the soul.
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    You look a lot like Zara Phillips (and I think...

    You look a lot like Zara Phillips (and I think she is beautiful)! I like both colors, maybe the blonde a little more.
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    The Braydens, Jaydens, Haydens, Kaydens, Aidens,...

    The Braydens, Jaydens, Haydens, Kaydens, Aidens, Zaydens... aghh! Almost every friend or acquaintance of mine with young boys has one of these! My daughter's daycare has a ton of "-dens" with their...
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    Ha ha, you can still be married and watch tv in...

    Ha ha, you can still be married and watch tv in your underwear :D I'm doing it right now. I love being married and having a kid, but I fully support those who don't want those things. And I do envy...
  22. He must try to purposefully do such a bad job...

    He must try to purposefully do such a bad job "cleaning" so that you will never ask him to help again! Who throws out an ipod?
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    I'm so sorry.. I mean... congratulations! I am...

    I'm so sorry.. I mean... congratulations! I am almost finished with an ADN program. We started with 42 students and are down to 14. If you can work a little part time to get experience, that would be...
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    My DH is a great driver. When he does get too...

    My DH is a great driver. When he does get too aggressive, I just say, "Hay Stig, take it easy," and he does. I am overly cautious, and drive like a grandmother, even more so now that we have a baby.
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    Not by far the most embarrassing... won't share...

    Not by far the most embarrassing... won't share that! But one of my coworkers gave me a ringtone that said "B!tch alert! There is a b!tch on the other side of the phone!" It proceeded to ring, and...
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