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    Even gyms that have expensive personal trainers...

    Even gyms that have expensive personal trainers often offer a few free sessions to get you started, or perhaps you can set up an introductory session (allowing a longer time -- maybe book two hours?)...
  2. The therapist that diagnosed my ADHD 4 years or...

    The therapist that diagnosed my ADHD 4 years or so ago also said I have some of the traits on the Asperger's Spectrum. He also found that my ADHD was fairly severe and was stunned that I'd coped as...
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    Nah, the best guess we can make (and the...

    Nah, the best guess we can make (and the subsequent oral surgeons are terrified to state that anything that was done earlier was responsible) is that the jaw surgery I had at 18, which removed...
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    Yeah, I could buy a new trailer - and a nice one,...

    Yeah, I could buy a new trailer - and a nice one, with what this is costing. The total time period is going to be almost 4 years. And the kicker? I had two sets of braces as a kid and jaw...
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    I actually had a serious choking incident two...

    I actually had a serious choking incident two weeks ago (so serious that if my husband hadn't been here to perform the Heimlich, I wouldn't be here to tell about it! My eyes are still showing the...
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    Ok, you guys are making me feel better! I get...

    Ok, you guys are making me feel better! I get the posts installed for the four implants I've been working on for the last three years (they had to pull 10, do 2.5 years of braces, and finally we can...
  7. Oh, good! I didn't even know I had a sulfur...

    Oh, good! I didn't even know I had a sulfur allergy tester handy! :D :D

    As far as I know, there is nothing in the soap that would trigger any type of reaction in someone allergic to sulfur....
  8. We don't have a date set for the Christmas items...

    We don't have a date set for the Christmas items to be available, but I will take into consideration the international shipping issues and discuss it with Mr. Bensmom, who is doing all of the...
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    Thanks, jen! We love pictures! :)

    Thanks, jen! We love pictures! :)
  10. HorseShine -- I don't know what others experience...

    HorseShine -- I don't know what others experience has been, but I always put it on, and then allow it to soak in or rest before I let fabric touch it. I haven't had any problems with the conditioner...
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    And don't totally discount having one made to fit...

    And don't totally discount having one made to fit for under 3k -- Frank Baines made my mare's dressage saddle last year and it is custom fit to me, and to her for right under 3k.

    Now, this isn't...
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    area692 -- I've been there and have the drawerful...

    area692 -- I've been there and have the drawerful of t-shirts to prove it. I agree that I wouldn't settle on a magical time frame. When I first kicked Ben out (after insisting that he was far, far...
  13. Thank you everyone for the input! VCT -- I am...

    Thank you everyone for the input!

    VCT -- I am hoping to throw Mr. Bensmom out of the kitchen and try to develop a product that would retard mold and mildew. It will take some testing to see that...
  14. HiJumpGrrl -- thank you!! That is a big help :)

    HiJumpGrrl -- thank you!! That is a big help :)
  15. Anyone have a Prestige saddle with white cantle trim and use HSLC?

    Good morning all!

    I'm striking out on my internet research, so I'm turning to the best source that I can think of :D

    I need to know if anyone has used HSLC products and had any white leather...
  16. Vagabondrider -- I don't have any Dubarry's...

    Vagabondrider -- I don't have any Dubarry's myself, though I know other folks have used it without issue, but I can't swear to it. If it is possible to search just this thread, you might find where...
  17. You guys! You are all so kind and we have the...

    You guys! You are all so kind and we have the most loyal customers!! :)

    One of my photos in my timehop yesterday was the 2 years ago photo of us water testing labels by sinking them in a bowl of...
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    Trying, after 70 lbs added, and 20 years on, to...

    Trying, after 70 lbs added, and 20 years on, to get back to it. Like RTR, I've had such trouble with my feet, and until recently, nothing made it any better. I gave up training for the Marine Corp...
  19. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    I've had an idea this morning about implementing...

    I've had an idea this morning about implementing her "star system" for volunteers that I think will work without creating a bunch of new work for organizers, and some, but not a crazy amount, at the...
  20. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    Every time I open this thread, I end up in tears...

    Every time I open this thread, I end up in tears again, and I, truthfully, only knew Seema in passing. I cannot imagine the loss that those of you that were really close to her must feel. :(

    I...
  21. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    Seema was one amazing person...well, she was...

    Seema was one amazing person...well, she was contained in one body, but filled several spaces with her spirit and energy. Damn it all...how I wish I had spoken to her in the recent past- She always...
  22. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    HSLC would like to sponsor a volunteer award in...

    HSLC would like to sponsor a volunteer award in Seema's memory and I'd love good ideas about how to make that happen. Volunteering has been the biggest part of this sport to me, and how I have met...
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    I always am embarrassed to claim that I'm "too...

    I always am embarrassed to claim that I'm "too busy" to get in that workout, or to get things accomplished when I remember reading Seema's blog posts.

    If you've never read her blog, you should --...
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    One of the best people I've ever had the...

    One of the best people I've ever had the privilege to know. I was always amazed upon reading her blog of all that she accomplished in a day, and she always had a quick smile and kind word for anyone...
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    May 2015 Practical Horseman article about the...

    May 2015 Practical Horseman article about the injury, page 44 -- "breaking thoracic vertebrae 4 & 5 and shattering T6 and T7 into multiple pieces." on Page 48, she says "The two rods are each 11...
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