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    Our town is no longer small, 20,000, most of...

    Our town is no longer small, 20,000, most of those quite recent residents as more and more housing has gone up. It's doubled in size since I've been here and tripled since DH has been. I've been...
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    Well, this solved my problem, with the digging...

    Well, this solved my problem, with the digging underwire! I forgot that I have to wear them on the first hook when they are new! I'd been wearing older ones, with stretched bands, for so long, that...
  3. We have lots of Japanese beetles this year as...

    We have lots of Japanese beetles this year as well. They are currently eating the leaves on our apple trees :(. Before that, when they were grubs, the at much of the lawn.

    I'm not confident...
  4. That's what I've found. I like my PCP, but her...

    That's what I've found. I like my PCP, but her NP spends more time with me and will ask about/follow up on other things, even during a short appointment for a single issue. I usually do my annual...
  5. Yeah, it's required here for physicians and ER...

    Yeah, it's required here for physicians and ER staff to report animal bites to the health department, no matter what the circumstances of the bite. 10 day quarantine, whether the animal is...
  6. Our Maine Coon did. He looooved dogs, snuggled...

    Our Maine Coon did. He looooved dogs, snuggled with them, chased them, got them to chase him, stole their smaller toys and played keep away, etc...
  7. The barn I lease a mare at is a Morton building,...

    The barn I lease a mare at is a Morton building, barn and indoor. It is heated to 40 degrees, so fine in the winter. I was really happy to be there this past winter, with the huge amount of snow...
  8. My official PCP is an MD, but most of the time I...

    My official PCP is an MD, but most of the time I see her NP. It's easier to get an appointment and the NP is great. NP refers me out promptly for testing and specialists if she is at all concerned...
  9. What if you tell her that you will give a long...

    What if you tell her that you will give a long notice (like a month) when and if you find a job and that you will help her find a replacement, when and if you find a job.

    When I worked in...
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    See if you can get your hands on one of those...

    See if you can get your hands on one of those "knee scooters" or "knee walkers". There is a woman at work who has been non-weight bearing on an ankle for weeks (horse related injury). She has one...
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    I think it depends on why the daughter wants you...

    I think it depends on why the daughter wants you to watch him tomorrow. If it is so she can work, that's one thing and a last minute cancellation could cause real problems. If it is for a hard to...
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    If she is asking your to watch the child while...

    If she is asking your to watch the child while she works, she really needs to make permanent, reliable, arrangements for daycare. That is not your problem. If she is asking you to watch the child...
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    I've never had a problem saying "no", so I'm no...

    I've never had a problem saying "no", so I'm no help on learning how to do it. I can tell you that you have EVERY RIGHT to say "NO" and anyone who resents you for it is not really your friend, but I...
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    Can you find a new barn? Life is too short to...

    Can you find a new barn? Life is too short to spend so much time with unpleasant people. I'm sure you know that not all middle-aged horse ladies are mean and bitter, every barn has a different...
  15. If the allergies weren't in the picture, I'd be...

    If the allergies weren't in the picture, I'd be put off and tell her to stay in a hotel if she didn't like my housekeeping standards. BUT, since she has legitimate allergy issues, I'd accept the...
  16. I used to do that. I'm over 6 feet with heels on...

    I used to do that. I'm over 6 feet with heels on and it was pretty effective to be looking down at 90% of the men at work ;). "Wouldn't you like to sit down?". "No thanks, I'm fine!" Heels aren't...
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    Really, and does someone come around and measure...

    Really, and does someone come around and measure cleavage to see if it violates the rules?

    In order to avoid provoking any stray thoughts in men, most of us would probably have to wear this:
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    There are enough men wandering around shirtless,...

    There are enough men wandering around shirtless, with boobs bigger than those of many women, that I don't see why there should be a problem with women not wearing a shirt if they don't care to.
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    I'm not religious, but DH is Catholic. I rarely...

    I'm not religious, but DH is Catholic. I rarely go to Mass at home, but usually go with him when we are travelling. The church at home is very casual, it's a former farming town, turning quite...
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    My employer has one that says no jeans, no...

    My employer has one that says no jeans, no sneakers, no flip flops, no t-shirts with logos, no shorts for anyone, no sleeveless shirst for men, no tank tops for women and women's skirts no more than...
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    It is current, here is the original document: ...

    It is current, here is the original document:

    http://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/599template.pdf

    It was in answer to a question someone had about a priest's dress.

    That certainly isn't the...
  22. We have a much smaller property, only 3.5 acres. ...

    We have a much smaller property, only 3.5 acres. We bought a used Kubota BX 2360 on Craigslist, which is big enough for our purposes. I can't tell you how happy I am that we chose to spend more on...
  23. Some may be genetic predisposition and some age...

    Some may be genetic predisposition and some age and hormones. It's pretty common for women to get thicker around the middle, even without necessarily gaining weight) prior to and during menopause. ...
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    Hang in there! Yes, real estate transactions are...

    Hang in there! Yes, real estate transactions are one of the more stressful and unpleasant processes in life. It will be over and you'll forget about how awful it was once you are focusing on fixing...
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    I agree with your DH, lots of anger and meanness...

    I agree with your DH, lots of anger and meanness seems to come from fear.

    I guess I'm lucky, I very rarely come across anyone mean in real life. I'm 53, and, accordingly, spend a lot of time...
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