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  1. I had the minimally invasive way, so I had a 1/2"...

    I had the minimally invasive way, so I had a 1/2" incision, and was back to normal in about a week. I think I had a bit of a lifting restriction though.
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    22 years ago, my trainer said "put more weight in...

    22 years ago, my trainer said "put more weight in your stirrups", "keep your hands closer together" and "straighten your wrists".

    Tomorrow she will say "put more weight in your stirrups", "keep...
  3. Did the Forum Format Change, or Is It Just me?

    Ok, this really looks different and is really hard to read. It's all stretched out wide. Is there a setting I can change to get the old view back?
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    In the rainy PNW, partly sunny means more than...

    In the rainy PNW, partly sunny means more than 50% chance of sun, partly cloudy being more than 50% chance of cloud cover. And we have many, many words for rain. On the station I watch, they...
  5. Thread: Seattle

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    The 520 Bridge to Bellevue is the longest...

    The 520 Bridge to Bellevue is the longest floating bridge in the world at over 7,000 feet. It has a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier, and two resident eagles live at the West end of the bridge (except...
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    Chicken Curry over quinoa. Gives you a nice...

    Chicken Curry over quinoa. Gives you a nice turmeric boost.
  7. Olson's has stretched boots for me, but since I...

    Olson's has stretched boots for me, but since I bought them there they didn't charge. They did them a little at a time so as not to over-do. But I live close by so it was convenient. If I lived in...
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    I don't particularly like the way it makes tack...

    I don't particularly like the way it makes tack feel, but no other cleaning product works as well at keeping mold at bay. Here in the PNW we have recently entered mold season. I need to clean all my...
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    We are meant to keep our sodium, potassium and...

    We are meant to keep our sodium, potassium and water in balance. Too much or too little of any one of them can kill you because it affects cell function, like in your heart muscle and also nerve...
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    I'd try Sports Authority, in their ski and...

    I'd try Sports Authority, in their ski and running sections. Probably the least expensive place, unless Marshall's has some.
  11. My Mom had a friend (another widow) with a...

    My Mom had a friend (another widow) with a membership, and 3 or 4 friends would all go together and split up the packages if they were too big.
  12. Thread: Costco

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    *I buy the ground flax seed (when they have it...

    *I buy the ground flax seed (when they have it in) and it's like crack for horses.
    *Nitrile gloves
    *Rubbing alcohol
    *towels for the barn
    *Desitin, Tinactin, hydrocortisone, & Vagisil to make...
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    TBI from a small plane crash. It took about a...

    TBI from a small plane crash. It took about a year before I was feeling myself and the fog had lifted. Hang in there, and this too shall pass. And it will pass sooner if you rest your brain. I did a...
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    They're predicting a chance of lowland snow this...

    They're predicting a chance of lowland snow this week here in Western Washington. That's not normal in November!
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    Violet Crumble Bars, Good n Plenty, Raisinettes,...

    Violet Crumble Bars, Good n Plenty, Raisinettes, Almond Joy, Marzipan, Gummi Bears, Gummi Cola Bottles, Caramel anything (no salt).
  16. Thread: I'm done

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    DD is getting married at a summer camp next fall....

    DD is getting married at a summer camp next fall. We're paying for it, but I've told her that I want her to have the wedding that she wants. My mom took over my wedding, so I know how that feels....
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    Thank you, Wildthing, that does help. I will...

    Thank you, Wildthing, that does help. I will brainstorm....
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    Many of us in the U.S. are not really familiar...

    Many of us in the U.S. are not really familiar with a "Panto". Can you explain?
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    Make sure to read up on white balance. Depending...

    Make sure to read up on white balance. Depending on the lighting source, colors may come out very odd if you don't adjust the white balance first or you may have to fix it in Photoshop later. I...
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    Washington state has had several for-profit...

    Washington state has had several for-profit colleges that closed their doors and slipped away in the night, taking the enrollees' money with them. Students arrived for class only to find the doors...
  21. Thread: Home Alone

    by Kestrel
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    Cat Tap, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so...

    Cat Tap, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful to still have my DH, but have lost my parents and brother. When my father passed, my mother found herself becoming very isolated and lonely. An...
  22. We vote by mail here in Washington (at least in...

    We vote by mail here in Washington (at least in King County), and I hate it. Many people don't have locking mail boxes and it would be easy to drive around after the mail man and scoop up a bunch of...
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    If she is interested in a job at a Navy base, she...

    If she is interested in a job at a Navy base, she could work at NAS Whidbey, and live in Coupville, Langley, Oak Harbor or Anacortes. There's not much traffic up there.
  24. Thread: Melanoma

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    I can wear Neutrogena, Bain de Soile, and for a...

    I can wear Neutrogena, Bain de Soile, and for a one-day exposure, Banana Boat. Most sunscreens will make me break out in a fine rash. It helps to put on my regular moisturizer (SPF 20) underneath. My...
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    I would think that any horse or pony showing in a...

    I would think that any horse or pony showing in a height or age restricted division at a show that is C rated or above (or whatever the heck system they are using this week ;)) would need a chip....
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