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  1. I can't add much to this but I always stored my...

    I can't add much to this but I always stored my wool items in hanging bags - they sell relatively wide ones for this purpose. I would add some form of camphor at the bottom. My hardware store sold...
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    At least in the West, I interchange Arnolds,...

    At least in the West, I interchange Arnolds, Pepperidge Farm and Orowheat. I am not 100% sure of which brand is in which region but I definitely go with a "name" brand instead of the store brand.

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    I've been enjoying the Trader Joe "Guiltless...

    I've been enjoying the Trader Joe "Guiltless Guacamole". I know avocados are healthy but Guacamole is still relatively high in calories.

    Their Guiltless Guac is made with avocados and Greek yogurt...
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    There are special cheese slicers for soft cheese...

    There are special cheese slicers for soft cheese which have a wire. I think they are relatively inexpensive but don't know whether this would be over kill for your needs.
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    Just a comment on how relatively ambitious your...

    Just a comment on how relatively ambitious your "fast" dinners are as compared to how the rest of the world cooks and eats. :D
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    iTunes - U2 - Free Download of New Album

    In celebration of the Apple watch and iPhone 6, you can download the new U2 album for free from the iTunes store.
  7. I would have no qualms about hand washing a...

    I would have no qualms about hand washing a sweater set made of nylon and silk. The color might bleed slightly but, in my experience, a bit of vinegar in the water eliminates that issue. And really...
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    I agree that reaching out to the husband will...

    I agree that reaching out to the husband will only complicate the situation - and why bring aggravation into your life for no purpose. You aren't going to have an independent relationship with the...
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    I'm not a canner - or even a jam maker but I can...

    I'm not a canner - or even a jam maker but I can understand the appeal of this machine because essentially you dump the fruit and walk away without worrying about stirring or scalding. To me, it's...
  10. I just wanted to add that selling books was very...

    I just wanted to add that selling books was very easy for me as I wanted to get rid of them as it appears you do as they had become a hindrance rather than any kind of "enhancement" to my life.
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    I don't want to hijack the thread but the issue...

    I don't want to hijack the thread but the issue of smaller brick and mortar stores not being able to compete in price with internet or big box stores - especially internet is not an easy one.

    The...
  12. Generally I used padded envelopes as I had...

    Generally I used padded envelopes as I had managed to accumulate quite a lot of them so they were free.

    50 cents is a good price for shipping materials in my experience.

    You can get a very good...
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    It's astounding to me that a business owner would...

    It's astounding to me that a business owner would not have offered some compensation in an attempt to keep the client of 8 years.

    Forget customer service - that's just plain stupid.
  14. I am sorry to read about what is happening with...

    I am sorry to read about what is happening with your life.

    Regarding books, I disposed of a sizable library about 10 years ago. Mostly I used amazon except for a few books that were collectible...
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    I'm with walleycat - I'm living in a climate with...

    I'm with walleycat - I'm living in a climate with perfect winter weather but summer is fit only for hibernating inside with air conditioning.

    When I lived in the East with more traditional season...
  16. It never feels good not to get the job - but most...

    It never feels good not to get the job - but most people don't get every job they apply for so just move on and chalk it up to experience.

    I've never followed up on a job by asking why I didn't...
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    You are paying for a service so it's certainly...

    You are paying for a service so it's certainly within your rights to fire them.

    However, you might be cutting off your nose to spite your face if you have been using them for 8 years and are...
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    I don't think there is any answer for your...

    I don't think there is any answer for your question since it depends on the circumstances.

    Life is a terminal illness after all and the only question for any of us is when death will come and...
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    I am with others who find the media frenzy which...

    I am with others who find the media frenzy which inevitably follows the death of a celebrity to be avoided as I don't feel any sense of emotional connection in mass mourning - with some notable...
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    His death saddens me in a way that most celebrity...

    His death saddens me in a way that most celebrity deaths don't touch me - even when the celebrities are talented just as Williams was.

    I think it's because it really drives home that depression is...
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    Most normal teas have decaffeinated versions so...

    Most normal teas have decaffeinated versions so why not just go with those versions if he enjoys the taste.

    There are theoretically herbal teas which help induce sleep but I never found those to...
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    Weeknight Cobbler For Two

    From Joy The Baker's blog


    Weeknight Cobbler For Two

    Warm and ready for action! These little cobblers are perfect served warm from the oven, or topped with cold almond milk, whipped cream, or...
  23. Spiedies only exist in Broome County/Binghamton...

    Spiedies only exist in Broome County/Binghamton but they are delicious.

    I didn't grow up on "BBQ" sauce so it's not something I crave and if I am grilling (or just cooking), I tend to prefer other...
  24. People obviously have different tastes in food...

    People obviously have different tastes in food but in general commercial BBQ sauce has sugar or some kind of sweetener as a first or second ingredient.

    The Ina recipe has more complex flavors...
  25. I really like the Ina Garten Barbecue Sauce. It's...

    I really like the Ina Garten Barbecue Sauce. It's got a bit of everything - Chinese; traditional and the Carolina vinegar based stuff.

    It's got honey but I don't find it unduly sweet but one...
  26. I think your outfit sounds appropriate. I don't...

    I think your outfit sounds appropriate. I don't think an applicant for a job as a teacher's assistant needs to be dressed as formally as someone who is applying for a job in a bank or law firm (for...
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    While not everyone who follows a restricted diet...

    While not everyone who follows a restricted diet is a nutritional moron, almost none of the people I have encountered in SoCal - the epicenter of faddish diets - has ever been able to provide me with...
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    Because most people are nutritional morons.

    Because most people are nutritional morons.
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    I use fennel instead of celery in my Cioppino...

    I use fennel instead of celery in my Cioppino recipe - gives it a more complex undertone especially since French fish stew sometimes uses anise flavoring.

    The Poached Salmon with Fennel Pepper...
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    Roasted or grilled vegetables are easy and can be...

    Roasted or grilled vegetables are easy and can be served at room temperature.

    Are you responsible for the appetizers? With time constraints, I would just get some good stuff from the stuff -...
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