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YewGuise replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:55 PM

Re: Car Canes

I have a Handy Bar http://stander.com/handy-bar
Similar, and also available at Amazon.

Very helpful to my 90-yr-old father when he gets out of my car.

Mon Feb 1

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 2:13 PM

Re: Cold Turkey

Any suggestions on the best way to proceed are welcome.

My suggestion is to stay off the computer. That can be a real black hole for time. :)
I do my best cleaning, painting, organizing, etc. during power outages. Although, now [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:08 PM

Re: LA Times: Retirement Nomads

It's a good illustration of life on the edge, especially since it tells the stories not only of one old lady, but also of two couples.

They all blame the recession. They were already living somewhat precariously before that, but the [more]

Sat Jan 30

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YewGuise posted to the An Open Letter board. 11:10 AM

An Open Letter

To UPS:
Please deliver my packages. One's been sitting in your delivery truck since Jan 21, another since Jan 27, another since Jan 28. Now you're promising Feb 1.

It's true there's been snow. However, FedEx delivered packages to me just [more]

Thu Jan 28

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:25 AM

Re: Why always late at night?

I'll let the pro's handle it..

Ask to see (if they don't already volunteer to show you) what they pull out.

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:23 AM

Re: Why always late at night?

...doubt egg shells are an issue absent a grease build up...

An egg or two for breakfast might be OK. But my plumber reports an annual spike in snake-out requests around Easter and Passover, and always finds (as he expects) lots of [more]

Wed Jan 27

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YewGuise replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:12 AM

Re: Snow tires

According to Consumer Reports, snow tires do perform a lot better in snow than even the best "all-weather" tires. What I find puzzling in the ratings, however, is that the tires that do best on snow do poorly on wet pavement, and as a [more]

Tue Jan 26

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YewGuise replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 6:25 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

Basically I meant he had to earn money to be independent, it really doesn't jive "making" him independent by our paying for an apartment for him.

Got it. I was thinking more of the logistics. For example, for each of my kids [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:44 PM

Re: Boosting home value for resale

Useful info. A lot depends on what the house is worth to start with. I think the rule of thumb is to spend 10-20% of the house's value on the kitchen.

For example, a year ago I finished a $300k renovation (kitchen, bath, HVAC, plumbing, [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 1:24 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

Independence needs to be earned, not given,...

Interesting way of looking at it. For my kids, I thought of independence as something that I would eventually thrust upon them, whether they wanted it or not. The question of [more]

Mon Jan 25

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YewGuise replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:22 PM

Re: Where to buy car tires

For not only installation, but also advice, we've had pretty good luck with
http://www.radialtirecompany.com/ (Silver Spring, MD, and thereabouts)
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YewGuise replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 2:38 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

When DS was in high school, DH and I replaced all our TV's with TV's that had V-chips, and programmed them so that while we were at work only pbs was available. Didn't restrict the computer, but did check browsing history.

The concept was [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Baby Boomers board. 11:45 AM

Re: A few prayers ...

I see you initially posted about this a little over 2 weeks ago, so you've been in suspense since then. Now, more suspense. So, yes, I'll "keep on."

I'm very glad 2gifts chimed in. On top of caring for her premies, she also had [more]

Sun Jan 24

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YewGuise replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 10:07 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

Oh, boy.

Obviously, I can't tell from here how much each of the following might be contributing:
- mental illness,
- lack of confidence,
- rebelliousness,
- laziness,...

but if it's primarily the latter three (and, [more]

Sat Jan 23

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YewGuise posted to the An Open Letter board. 2:28 PM

An Open Letter

To all my snowed-in Facebook friends who are bemoaning the lack of options on TV and Netflix:

There are these things called books...

YG

Mon Jan 18

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YewGuise posted to the An Open Letter board. 9:32 AM

An Open Letter

To the neighbor whose every email subject line is "Good Morning":

Good morning to you too, but the subject line should relate to the *subject.* Email is not, after all, the Fool's "An Open Letter" board.

I've [more]

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YewGuise posted to the An Open Letter board. 9:23 AM

An Open Letter

Dear theatres, Dr's offices, moving companies, bed and breakfasts, hotels, restaurants, museums, etc:

When you email confirmation of an appointment or reservation, please identify yourself in either the "from" field or the subject [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 9:04 AM

Re: On a Roll

Even if you think you have downsized preparing for a move, more is discarded in the move.

True! Two years ago, I moved my office from one room in the basement to another room in the basement*, and I purged then, but clearly not [more]

Sun Jan 17

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YewGuise posted to the Get Organized! board. 8:53 PM

On a Roll

Just moved my office from basement up to 1st floor (empty nester for 10 years, so about time to reclaim a kid's BR).

My intention had been to purge everything while it was in the basement, so there'd be less to move, but the effect of that [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 7:29 PM

Re: Taxes

Oh my, I'm having flashbacks to when I was trying to find someone to help decorate my master BR. The typical interior designer opened the conversation with a chirpy, "So! What do you like?"

Reply in my head: Um, if I knew that, [more]

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