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  1. You can buy concentrated hydrochloride acid at an...

    You can buy concentrated hydrochloride acid at an auto parts store. It's sold as muriatic acid.

    I have granite countertops and love them. Zero maintainence, zero issues.
  2. Actually, I know now how I used to offend her, it...

    Actually, I know now how I used to offend her, it just took me years to figure it out. Sarcasm is my family of origin's love language, but her father used it as a weapon to keep her family toeing the...
  3. The silent auction is a good idea. Facebook, ebay...

    The silent auction is a good idea. Facebook, ebay are out, as I don't want her to see. (She'll never come to a horse bb.)
  4. OP, I'm sorry that you're the sole voice of...

    OP, I'm sorry that you're the sole voice of reason here. Keep your chin up and hold to the financial limitations you agreed to.
  5. What to do with expensive gift I can't return and won't use?

    My step-mother-in-law, a lovely woman with whom I have a somewhat tenuous good relationship (we are very different, and I sometimes offend her without in the slightest meaning to, but she won't tell...
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    He's a Deadbeat. Also an Asshole.

    He's a Deadbeat. Also an Asshole.
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    Repeat, "No, I'm not mad." "Wow, that sounds...

    Repeat, "No, I'm not mad." "Wow, that sounds tough." "huh." Don't make excuses or offer advice. Don't tell her stories about your life other than very short comments such as, "I had a nice weekend,...
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    That's a new law; it wasn't in place when the...

    That's a new law; it wasn't in place when the girls were assaulted.
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    This is what I have to say: ...

    This is what I have to say:

    www.kimberly-brubaker-bradley.blogspot.com
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    Telling them that I'm Catholic usually shuts them...

    Telling them that I'm Catholic usually shuts them up fast.
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    Love mine.

    Love mine.
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    I participate in a monthly meat CSA. All pasture...

    I participate in a monthly meat CSA. All pasture fed on my friend's farm, and it comes sealed and frozen so no waste!
  13. One last bump!

    One last bump!
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    My children were not ideally timed in that I...

    My children were not ideally timed in that I wanted them sooner! I have to admit, I think parenting mostly came naturally to me--I always knew I wanted children, I've never been afraid to discipline...
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    My beloved Gully had surgery on both hind...

    My beloved Gully had surgery on both hind suspensories. After a year of careful rehab, I competed him many more years at a higher level than he'd gone before. I retired him for wholly unrelated...
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    bump
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    When I accepted a free elderly pony for my then...

    When I accepted a free elderly pony for my then four-year-old daughter, the owner made me look her in the eye and physically say that I would euthanize him the moment I couldn't keep him comfortable....
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    The smile on her face all weekend said it all....

    The smile on her face all weekend said it all. She was grinning ear-to-ear going down the ramp to dressage, in a downpour xc, and coming out of the showjumping ring. I'd never heard of her before,...
  19. Thanks. We did check lost and found several times.

    Thanks. We did check lost and found several times.
  20. Purse lost on stranger's golf cart at Rolex

    My 17-yo daughter volunteered for dressage at Rolex. At one point on Friday an FEI Steward asked her to move an illegally parked golf cart. She got in it, put her bag down, and started to move it....
  21. My kids got them at age 14. Didn't need them...

    My kids got them at age 14. Didn't need them before that.
  22. I have a place in Linville, which has similar...

    I have a place in Linville, which has similar weather. We need four-wheel drive to get there in the winter.
  23. It's in the mountains, so cooler than Charlotte...

    It's in the mountains, so cooler than Charlotte by about ten degrees, quite a bit more snow and ice than you'd expect. Doubt there's anything really close that would be different.
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    When my MIL was coming to visit and I knew she...

    When my MIL was coming to visit and I knew she would snoop, I deliberately left sex toys/gag gifts from my 40th birthday party scattered through the drawers.
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    I don't think anyone can make this decision for...

    I don't think anyone can make this decision for you.

    I will say a few other things, though:
    1) my brother's first marriage broke up because his wife, who said she wanted kids when they were...
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