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Retrograde replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:05 PM

Re: mold on wooden table

I'd finish sand and stain to approximate the color; if you could find an exterior stain you liked, it do that for the mildewcide these contain. If painting, use a stain blocking preparation (some contain a mildewcide). This may all be overkill, at [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:37 PM

Re: Sodium and fast casual

Anybody know of a restaurant chain with even a few low sodium options, other than lettuce and vineagrette?

I'm sorry - no help here. I also have to be careful of my sodium and eating out is always a challenge. It's amazing how much [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:36 AM

Re: Talking money = always rude??

Also, at club meetings I've found some people are experts at not leaving a tip and expecting others to take up the slack.

There are likely some people who do this on purpose, but often I find folks forget about sales tax or [more]

Fri Feb 27

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:54 PM

Re: Talking money = always rude??

Separate bills nips that in the bud every time. I would just say wide-eyed "Well I don't want anyone to pay too much for whatever I want to order!"

Instead I think you should say "I WILL NOT BE BALKED! SEPARATE CHECK [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:26 PM

Re: Talking money = always rude??

Time to pay up and the bill plus tip was split six ways. I paid far more than I had planned.

When I dine with a group of people I ask for my check to be separate from the beginning. Yes, some people may think this is crass but I am [more]

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Retrograde posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 5:56 PM

Just because

Just because you have a business degree doesn't mean you are good at business.

You are unable to multitask, are often disorganized and tend to just wave off details. "Not important -- we'll get to it later." That's why important [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:45 PM

Re: Talking money = always rude??

Interestingly enough, over the last decades since that happened, I would say things have been 98% smooth/generous and 2% “Person ordering steak and lobster because your group is doing a ‘divide-by’” type of scenario. Maybe people get more mature [more]

Thu Feb 26

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Retrograde replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:17 PM

Re: mold on wooden table

What is a small table? 1 sq ft? 3 ft by 5 ft?

It is a foldable "TV tray" size table. The top is about 16" x 20".

So far I have dabbed some bleach on the spot and it is a bit lighter.

The sandpaper [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:05 AM

Re: mold on wooden table

Since you have it sanded down, I would try chlorine bleach to kill whatever mold spores are still in the grain/cracks of the wood. I probably would paint it on, cover with a sheet of clear plastic and allow it to stand for a few hours to see if [more]

Wed Feb 25

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Retrograde replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:05 PM

Re: mold on wooden table

I will defer to someone with more experience, but my first thought would be a mold/mildew cleaner. It will need some time to penetrate into the wood, and bleach would evaporate very quickly. Of course many cleaners use bleach, too. It may require [more]

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Retrograde posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:31 PM

mold on wooden table

So I have a small wooden table with mold on the top. This is one of a set of four folding tables, so it is not a fine piece of furniture. :)

The top of the table has a mold/mildew spot. A cork-backed coaster sat on it, moisture leaked below [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:57 PM

Re: My ATT Phone Call

In Anchorage it is called "dumpster theft" and is against the law. We finally had to put a lock on our dumpster at the office because the gypo contractors were always filing it up with construction stuff.

My neighbors had a [more]

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Retrograde posted to the Tax Strategies board. 1:49 PM

accounting for survey income?

I'm not sure how to handle a small amount of $$ I got last year.

As part of a conference, I was selected to review a website for a professional organization. This meant sitting in a room with someone who walked me thru the website as I made [more]

Tue Feb 24

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Retrograde replied to the An Open Letter board. 9:40 PM

Re: An Open Letter

You'll have to speak to someone about a pipeline. It's a long way from Boston to California.

Construction is no problem, divert through New Orleans and pick up storm overflow


I suspect that timing is really the issue [more]

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Retrograde replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 4:04 PM

Re: Latest work story

Yeah, I have an excel spreadsheet with columns for all the needed data, which I also sent after verbally asking for the same data didn't work (and e-mail asking for data didn't work). I got zero columns filled in.

Unfortunately, it's [more]

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Retrograde replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 2:19 PM

Re: Latest work story

He dropped the ball on getting the information but now is making it like it was all my fault. At least I have e-mail showing requests for said information with no replies.

Depending on whether this is an internal or external [more]

Sun Feb 22

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Retrograde replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:57 PM

Re: Shelters

My husband and I owe 1300 dollars on taxes this year. We have an empty nest, a house that's halfway paid for, and dwindling student loans. We need HELP on paying lower taxes...any advice as to what I can do? We contribute to Roth's already (which [more]

Fri Feb 20

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Retrograde replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:33 PM

Re: "Healthy Dietary Pattern"

The thing is, this "update' from this US committee comes a couple years after the international one. The US guideline for (added) sugar is now 10% of calories while the international guideline was lowered to 5% by the WHO in 2014.

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Retrograde replied to the Improve the Fool board. 8:28 PM

Re: Ads Popping up over Post Lists

It looks like the usual top banner ad is getting rendered as a square instead of a horizontal rectangle. Very annoying.

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Retrograde replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:23 PM

Re: How to drive your tax preparer crazy

To be fair, it was one of the nicer boxes in the neighborhood.

You had a BOX?! Wow, we never had a box. Such luxury...

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