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    Looking for nice leather laptop bag

    DH wants to move up from his ginormous padded laptop backpack to a nice leather (or canvas + leather) laptop bag.

    He saw one he liked in the Filson catalog, but ended up ordering one from L. L....
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    Sounds like you have a possible keeper there. He...

    Sounds like you have a possible keeper there. He came back, didn't he? :) I couldn't live with a kid, either, so I totally understand running away.

    If you do move in together, it will be a huge...
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    Me too! I got buzzed a couple of days ago, and...

    Me too! I got buzzed a couple of days ago, and put out the feeders.

    I just use a simple syrup of sugar and water, no need to buy special stuff. It's close to 1:1 for the first few weeks after...
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    Amazing. The internet really is forever. Here...

    Amazing. The internet really is forever. Here is the post from late 1999 on how to train your horse to stand for the farrier:
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    Your horse, your rules. But you're going to run...

    Your horse, your rules. But you're going to run out of farriers eventually.

    I tell my farriers that they are authorized to do WHATEVER is necessary to keep themselves safe. And a horse yanking a...
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    Those little (or big!) unexpected things will...

    Those little (or big!) unexpected things will really cause problems.

    The only way you can get a handle on those is to make a budget for an entire year, then split it up by month to keep yourself...
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    For file cabinets, look for the ones with...

    For file cabinets, look for the ones with ball-bearing slides. Ours are "HON" brand and came from CostCo.

    The filing system is as follows:

    Box-bottom folder for each month's bills and...
  8. Ditto Alagirl -- scan them and display the...

    Ditto Alagirl -- scan them and display the prints, not the originals.

    Keep the originals safe and away from the light.
  9. Thread: Divergent - WOW

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    Saw it last night with DH -- he has read the...

    Saw it last night with DH -- he has read the books, I have not. I guess if you've read the books you have more to think about during the movie.

    For me, the age difference between the lead...
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    No way I would put all that in writing. (And...

    No way I would put all that in writing. (And 'torturous' is a bit much for a business letter.) Keep in mind that it's going in your personnel file and will follow you forever.

    You want a...
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    You already have the stall mat, how about bolting...

    You already have the stall mat, how about bolting the black rubber pan to the mat so he can't move it around? Use carriage bolts with a smooth rounded head inside the tub, and then the nut will be...
  12. Thread: Dog transport?

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    The only way I know to do it is Delta Dash --...

    The only way I know to do it is Delta Dash -- works best if both ends are near major airports. And it was ages ago, I'm not sure if they still do live animals.
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    Gorgeous work! Do take him up on the offer to...

    Gorgeous work! Do take him up on the offer to teach you how to do that -- what a wonderful thing for you to do with your father, plus, you will be able to build furniture and cabinets, which are not...
  14. Thread: Chefs knife

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    Will it no longer hold an edge when you sharpen...

    Will it no longer hold an edge when you sharpen it?

    I'll second the Wusthof recommendation. Mine says Wusthof Classic X50 Cr Mo V15 4582/20cm.

    In the Under $50 category, Cooks Illustrated...
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    Keep in mind that those super high thread count...

    Keep in mind that those super high thread count cotton sheets will feel like cardboard when you first start using them. They get softer and softer with use and washing. I almost returned ours; I'm...
  16. You know... the busy-bodies will always find...

    You know... the busy-bodies will always find something to complain about.

    If you _are_ in a relationship, they start pestering you about getting married. If you do THAT, then they will not leave...
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    I'm happy with my fans from FarmTek. I have the...

    I'm happy with my fans from FarmTek. I have the white ones with the metal arch over the top for mounting.

    I have one in the run-in shed, and another larger one in the garage. (I bought the...
  18. Thread: Old sheets

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    Drop cloths for painting? Dog beds? Cut up into...

    Drop cloths for painting? Dog beds? Cut up into throw-away rags for the garage?

    The bleached ones could be dyed a darker color if the fabric is still okay.
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    It's totally her call whether to go to the...

    It's totally her call whether to go to the doctor. But eventually... something is going to happen. And since you're in the house, you are going to get stuck dealing with it.

    Does she have a...
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    I don't blame her. She's facing the end of her...

    I don't blame her. She's facing the end of her life and probably losing control bit by bit.

    Not that it's okay for her to lash out at you, but really, it's the same thing that small children...
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    Neither. House A sounds like it needs a _lot_ of...

    Neither. House A sounds like it needs a _lot_ of work, and House B doesn't have the yard you want and is too close to the neighbors. While you can do things to improve the yard, you cannot move the...
  22. Well, that was clearly written by lawyers! ...

    Well, that was clearly written by lawyers!

    So... did you get vacation time your first year there, or did you have to complete an entire year before you could take any time off?

    It sounds like...
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    That's probably the biggest one. I *so* wish...

    That's probably the biggest one. I *so* wish someone had introduced me to something like the Dave Ramsey system back when we had two very nice incomes. We could probably have paid off the house in...
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    They are so cute when they are that size. :) ...

    They are so cute when they are that size. :)

    Do you have a coop already or are you on the "I have three weeks to get something built!" chicken housing plan? :D
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    If you're only getting a 2-horse, I would get the...

    If you're only getting a 2-horse, I would get the straight load.

    A slant means you can cram a third horse in without adding too much length, but the stalls are narrower and shorter front to back.
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