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    I'm a gun owner who believes my guns should be...

    I'm a gun owner who believes my guns should be locked in a safe unless I am hunting that day. And I would prefer my co-workers not carry in the office. All while believing in my right to own them. ...
  2. Partially because of advice on this board, hubs...

    Partially because of advice on this board, hubs and I have recently transitioned away from 100% combined to his/hers/ours. The contributions are based on % of income to expenses. Wish we had done...
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    Thanks guys - great ideas!

    Thanks guys - great ideas!
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    My Dansko days are over....

    What do you like as barn shoes? For years, I have retired my no longer town approproate Danskos (professionals/ closed back style) to muck shoes. Loose ankles are telling me this isn't going to...
  5. If you're already taking melatonin, I think the...

    If you're already taking melatonin, I think the solution is choosing which activity is most important to you. There is no magic in planning an earlier night in order to have a productive next day :)
  6. Melatonin or valerian :)

    Melatonin or valerian :)
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    Yes, it is as good as it seems. BUT factor in the...

    Yes, it is as good as it seems. BUT factor in the convenience- I chose to spend $70 more at a local shop walking distance from my office. They take appts, and our local Costco usually takes 2hrs for...
  8. BTDT- I thought it was normal to carry pepto in...

    BTDT- I thought it was normal to carry pepto in your purse, and have emergency pepto squirreled away in the horse trailer, ect. My food sensitivities were low grade malaise for awhile, then came in...
  9. I had something similar going on with a man who...

    I had something similar going on with a man who was in my dog breed club. For various reasons, ignoring it stopped being an option. I finally sent him a message worded as gently as possible that I...
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    You guys rock! Thank you! We'll be there in...

    You guys rock! Thank you! We'll be there in early August, so just trying to plan ahead. Have looked at yelp and tripadvisor, but there is so much out there I figured you all could help narrow the...
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    Portland, OR - what to do with 24 hrs?

    First time visitor! Will land on a Thursday evening, pick up rental car, and have the night and most of next day before driving to Mt. Hood for a family gathering.

    Any ideas on good places to...
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    I would not be held hostage by xtrainer. You will...

    I would not be held hostage by xtrainer. You will likely have to cross paths at some point - get it out of the way. Be polite, and take the high road by not engaging. If your observations are...
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    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the...

    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the rider is very different. The Isabel tipped my pelvis forward too much, for whatever reason. The more open seat of the Pro worked better for my situation....
  14. You've gotten great advice so far. There may not...

    You've gotten great advice so far. There may not be a way to solve the big picture disconnect about finances without some stress. Dismissing your idea about you renting from him and being ok with...
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    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many...

    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many years until you break even on the extra cost?

    Depending on your layout and weather patterns, the horses might get more bang for your buck with option...
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    Felix and Iris. A bit more expensive than Zenni,...

    Felix and Iris. A bit more expensive than Zenni, but had the exact frames I wanted, sent me four frames to try, and the frames are very good quality.
  17. Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her...

    Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her cute silly face.

    Dog 1: Queen Bee. Because at 14, she still rules the roost and has since day 1.

    Dog 2: moxie-woxy

    Dog 3: kaylee-bird. Her...
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    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry...

    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry lot. Very dry climate. I started with a 3 bin system per O2 compost. Horses are turned out full time Sept-March, and strictly managed the rest of the...
  19. This. We also have Brits, and got a kennel dog...

    This. We also have Brits, and got a kennel dog as a two year old. She is not 100% housebroken, but she is absolutely the easiest house dog of our three in every other respect. One note: she is not...
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    Thanks! This was exactly the type of information...

    Thanks! This was exactly the type of information I was hoping to find.
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    Thanks! This is along the lines of what I was...

    Thanks! This is along the lines of what I was hoping to find. Red mares, yours is a good example of the type of responsible horse ownership issue that could be unfairly impacted. Overall, it sounds...
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    You are not crazy for feeling hurt. It sounds...

    You are not crazy for feeling hurt. It sounds very thoughtless of your parents. Can you ask directly if your parents are expecting that you will all go together, or if they planned that you would...
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    Agree that the goal is not to encourage frivolous...

    Agree that the goal is not to encourage frivolous complaints. I know there are major gray areas - I've considered the imaginary scenario of a 30 yr old decrepit looking horse enjoying his last summer...
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    The specific example is actually the horse with...

    The specific example is actually the horse with the missing hoof and the calf with the broken neck in the other thread. Reports are saying that the owner could not be cited because a vet saw the...
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    Neglect and cruelty - good laws?

    Which states have good laws to aid prosecution? Are there local ordinances that have been successful?

    There is a bad example going on now, with no apparent legal recourse.
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