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  1. I understand the problem. Her grandmother is in...

    I understand the problem. Her grandmother is in her late 80s and is in the ICU--doesn't sound good, but OP, I hope your grandmother will be OK. OP wants to be there for her grandmother and mother and...
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    Agree, you are an awesome person. My brother was...

    Agree, you are an awesome person. My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 21 (I was 16 at the time). Although our situation was very different, I completely understand how difficult it can be....
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    Have you noticed we're just finishing up this...

    Have you noticed we're just finishing up this kitchen project? I can't stop writing! Go to the ceiling with cabs if you can, with moulding around the top--you won't regret it. Looks great, takes...
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    A bit of a hodge podge, but first thing I’ll...

    A bit of a hodge podge, but first thing I’ll mention, many brands of cabinets are made by the same manufacturer. Second thing I'll mention is that it's really hard, if not impossible, to compare...
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    Your additions: Ugh . . . on so many levels.

    Your additions: Ugh . . . on so many levels.
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    Ugh . . . on so many levels.

    Ugh . . . on so many levels.
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    This, and take a deep breath. Why isn't there a...

    This, and take a deep breath. Why isn't there a will? Whatever the situation, hire a good lawyer yesterday and plan on dividing the property equitably among you and your siblings or figure out a plan...
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    Haven’t made this, but looks yummy, Dutch oven...

    Haven’t made this, but looks yummy, Dutch oven Italian bread:
    http://www.rhodesbread.com/blog/blog/dutch-oven-italian-pull-apart-bread

    Plan on making this for upcoming party (looks...
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    Do you condone disabling the car? We've been...

    Do you condone disabling the car? We've been going through this issue with my 88-yr-old dad (living on his own in family home). He lost his license (we sent a form to motor vehicles through his doc)...
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    'Being in and around academia for a while it...

    'Being in and around academia for a while it sounds like an extreme case but not implausible for at least one of the departments I am familiar with. Some Universities and/or departments can be very...
  11. I've been an editor for more then 25 years,...

    I've been an editor for more then 25 years, freelancing full time for about 20. I almost exclusively do science editing, which is a niche that does not apply to other areas of editing.

    First off,...
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    I think you have good questions beyond the scope...

    I think you have good questions beyond the scope of riders wearing helmets; however, in this case, it's just a matter of taking very personal responsibility of wearing a helmet--simple. All the what...
  13. Bit of a low blow; you should have resisted....

    Bit of a low blow; you should have resisted. However you think/feel about him, TBIs can be so devastating. Those who have ongoing problems should be given understanding and empathy. OP, don't recall...
  14. Tried to write something that made sense, but...

    Tried to write something that made sense, but finally decided I have no idea what this all means!! Will say, trying to make an already-existing recog. event cost less (and happily downgrade to C...
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    Losing your dad unexpectedly is huge. I don't...

    Losing your dad unexpectedly is huge. I don't know how long it's been, but I know it takes a lot of time to be "normal" after such a loss. Aside from that, I know you love your husband, even though...
  16. Lots and lots of love, positive reinforcement...

    Lots and lots of love, positive reinforcement (pets, happy voice, treats) and not too much "do this, do that" expectations, for, honestly, it could be a couple of years or more. Nothing...
  17. It doesn't really matter what reasons a trainer...

    It doesn't really matter what reasons a trainer tells you he or she is not interested in helping you, whether it's your weight or whatever else you might think is behind it. The part about being...
  18. I love reading all of these. I have stories of...

    I love reading all of these. I have stories of three special mares that are too long to include, but Pegusasmom, your post about Bryn just makes me very happy. Such a perfect "little throwaway...
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    Oh my goodness. Peggy has it right. You need to...

    Oh my goodness. Peggy has it right. You need to ensure your safety and your horse coming through rehab in a condition that you can put him back in training. Two completely different things.

    There...
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    I'm just 5' with about 29" inseam and have a...

    I'm just 5' with about 29" inseam and have a County Innovation with a short flap (12.5 inches from bottom of bar to end of flap). It's the first saddle I've owned that actually fit me, and I love it....
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    If he wasn't having difficulty with this before,...

    If he wasn't having difficulty with this before, you might look into front coffin or fetlock joint problems. My mare was having difficulties with lead changes behind, which previously weren't a...
  22. Owner has been found--yeah!

    Owner has been found--yeah!
  23. Found male Golden Retriever/Hillsboro, VA

    Hi all,

    I found a male golden retriever on Cider Mill Rd. today. I know there are a lot of farms in the area, so I thought maybe someone on this forum might know him. He's neutered, big (a little...
  24. Also talk to your doctors about a possible...

    Also talk to your doctors about a possible autoimmune disorder.

    My brother, who has had severe asthma/allergy problems for most of his life, was recently diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome...
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    More strays than usual on your farm?

    In mid-Nov, we found a kitty in our hayloft. She's a complete cutie, and obviously, she belonged to someone. We searched for about a month for the owner--no luck, and now she's ours.

    In mid-Dec, a...
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