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  1. Thread: Hypertufa?

    by Emryss
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    Well, Lowe's has some mini instructions and a...

    Well, Lowe's has some mini instructions and a video: http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/woodworking-and-crafts/make-hypertufa-pots/project

    I would start with a small project myself, learn how the...
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    I would not get into debt or leverage my home to...

    I would not get into debt or leverage my home to send my children to private school. That said, I did send my older son to a private Montessori school on a very low income - on the ragged edge of...
  3. Thread: Old sheets

    by Emryss
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    I gotta admit I'd be using the bleach-stained...

    I gotta admit I'd be using the bleach-stained ones...because I do. Sheets are too danged expensive! The threadbare ones would be pieced into pillowcases if there was enough fabric available.
  4. Yes, cumulative. Have fun!

    Yes, cumulative. Have fun!
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    I hate sirens and car horn sounds on the radio. I...

    I hate sirens and car horn sounds on the radio. I drive mostly city/suburbs, and it's terribly distracting!
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    You definitely have to take a bunch of hormones...

    You definitely have to take a bunch of hormones to do it, and harvesting is a surgical procedure. I thought about donating my eggs many years ago, but decided against it. My eggs are past the...
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    My husband uses a plain generic twin-blade razor...

    My husband uses a plain generic twin-blade razor for the bare spots and I use my scissors to contain any mountain-man tendencies. His beard is curly and the beard trimmers would leave a choppy look,...
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    I'm well on my way to being used up, and recent...

    I'm well on my way to being used up, and recent x-rays tell the story! :lol:

    I have groomed dogs since 1978, trained horses off and on since the 1980s, trimmed barefoot for myself and for friends...
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    It was a months-long fight, and it came down to...

    It was a months-long fight, and it came down to the fact that I did not sign their grooming contract that allowed them to do that. I doubt they ever hired a person without a contract again after that...
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    Petco still pulls that BS? I had that fight with...

    Petco still pulls that BS? I had that fight with them 20 years ago...and got my money back.

    My argument is this: Petco uses that coupon to sell my services to people. That coupon makes it easier...
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    Can't think of one breed that will suit every...

    Can't think of one breed that will suit every person - and I've been around a whole lotta dogs for many, many years.

    All things considered, though, that's the beauty of dogs. While there is no one...
  12. I always have leftovers for lunch. Not too...

    I always have leftovers for lunch. Not too imaginative, but it is frugal.

    That said, I made meatloaf last night because I absolutely love meatloaf sandwiches...
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    I am very fond of burrowing owls. There used to...

    I am very fond of burrowing owls. There used to be many in Sacramento, but I rarely see them any more. The little fields have all been built over. :(

    We do have some barn owls at our barn, though....
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    Evidence of the general reliability of canine DNA...

    Evidence of the general reliability of canine DNA tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4CDvK868w
    :lol:

    (I love this video)
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    This family will be watching!

    This family will be watching!
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    Not a cat, but I once had chemo for a rat - oral...

    Not a cat, but I once had chemo for a rat - oral kind. He lived another 5 months after treatment - given a rat's 2 year life expectancy, that's pretty good. He had no side effects from the chemo and...
  17. Thread: Cauliflower

    by Emryss
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    Roast it and serve with a peanut sauce....

    Roast it and serve with a peanut sauce. Very popular with my kids! (The recipe I linked to is quite simple. I've found simple is better for little kid palates, but there are plenty of good recipes on...
  18. First thought: De Young Museum and California...

    First thought: De Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences. Very easy to get there by MUNI.

    Here's the trip on the MUNI website
  19. I got mine from Sonesta...went to Texas from...

    I got mine from Sonesta...went to Texas from California. Well worth the trip.
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    I don't remember any 100 degree days in San...

    I don't remember any 100 degree days in San Rafael (okay, I grew up in Terra Linda, which is a couple miles north of San Rafael, but still...)

    I have seen three rattlers in my entire life in...
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    I don't.

    I don't.
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    Is it bad that I want to give this a go?

    Is it bad that I want to give this a go?
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    It's no longer a completely a double-decker. The...

    It's no longer a completely a double-decker. The eastern span has been completely replaced and they are now disassembling the old span. That project has been under works (on paper, at least) since...
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    That was the 880 Nimitz Freeway viaduct over...

    That was the 880 Nimitz Freeway viaduct over Cypress Street. That was a horrifying result of the quake that killed some 40 people. They never did rebuild that section of 880 - it's just a...
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    I hope you folks are all okay! I have to say...

    I hope you folks are all okay!

    I have to say as a Californian that 4.4 (what's being reported here) is a little rumbler and would pretty much be in the "whee!" category in the Bay Area. (I grew up...
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