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About guilfordlake

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  1. We had a house on our street that was unoccupied for a couple of years. My (very vague) understanding is that the house is in some sort of trust and can't be sold. If someone from the family doesn't want to live there, it sits empty. ETA: I don't know if they can rent it out. I get the impression no one would want the hassle.
  2. I’m not anonymous but I am so grateful for this thread. I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My TSH was 9.61 & my doctor hasn’t been much help beyond telling me to take the thyroid medication she prescribed. This thread gives me some places to look for further information, so thank you 😊
  3. Are you on Instagram? Search hashtags for #nonfiction or #nonfictionbooks or similar things & you can find many, many recommendations. I love the Instagram book community 💙📚
  4. Oh, I did not know about this! Thank you so much for mentioning it 😊 And I agree. BB pretty much ruined all other tv shows for me, too.
  5. I loved 90210 back in the day but I'm afraid to watch this one. It just seems...sad for them as actors. Like, haven't you moved on to something else? Are you trying to relive your glory days? 🙈But I've only glanced at the previews for it so I might be way off base.
  6. I had a client once whose given name was Harold but he went by Hank. When he was in the 2nd or 3rd grade (this would've been in the early 1920s), his teacher that year refused to call him Hank because she'd been jilted by a Hank. So she said she was going to call him Hal. And that's the name he went used for the rest of his life 😁
  7. I've used Kohl's to return items to Amazon 2 times now. Amazon sends a QR code to your email. Kohl's scans the code, gives you a receipt, and takes the return. It doesn't need to be boxed up or anything. Kohl's takes care of it all. The actual process takes less than 60 seconds. And Kohl's give you a 25% off coupon for purchases in the store (ya know, since you're already there 🙂). That coupon is good for 7 days.
  8. I've been in and out of the blogging world for 10ish years. The money now is being made either in affiliate sales or selling your own products. You use the blog to draw traffic to your website. Blogging itself probably won't make you much money. But if you have products you can create and sell, like digital products, you can do very well. Assuming there's a market. (edited for punctuation.)
  9. I'm happy to make a $5 or $10 donation to a charity that someone cares about, but I'm old-fashioned enough to expect an acknowledgement of said donation from the person who wanted the donation made. Just a simple 2-word "thank you" post. I did it for a family member who posted about it. I was happy to do it. And this is a family member I'm not close to so I wouldn't normally have sent a card or gift. It's a cause that she is very, very passionate about. And while I'm not as passionate, I could get behind it. She never acknowledged that I made the donation. I'll never make another donation for her again. 😒
  10. As mentioned above, I just expect to not accomplish much except work on those days. I keep my expectations to a minimum and recognize that I'll likely be cranky those days so I try to avoid stress and annoyances.
  11. If you are interested in self-publishing your book(s), check out Joanna Penn's site, The Creative Penn. She is a very successful self-published author and has hundreds of articles and podcasts on her blog about the writing and publishing process. She has also co-written a few books with other authors and has articles and podcasts about that as well. I think she's even written a book about co-writing. In addition to her blog and podcast, she has a book out called How To Write Non-Fiction. And there is a course you can take that goes deeper than the book. I have not taken her non-fiction writing course but I have done her course on writing a novel and I was very impressed. I'm quite confident that I could write a novel based on what I learned from her in that course (how good it would be is another matter 😉 )
  12. I follow Kate from The Small Things Blog for all my hair stuff. She's a former stylist-turned-blogger and she does a lot of product reviews. You might try looking at her site and seeing if she recommends anything similar. She often does low, medium, high-end categories when she is testing products.
  13. I had my daughter tested recently when she was in for some other stuff. The only reason I mentioned it to her doctor was that I had been tested and mine was crazy low, like 7 or 8 with 30 being on the low end. So I was worried that she might be deficient, too. But her levels were perfectly normal. Edited for grammar.
  14. Sling Blue has the NFL network. Do you not have Sling Blue? That should give you all the NFL games, shouldn't it? I currently have a tab open for Sling because I'm trying to decide if I want to shell out the money for Sling Blue so I can watch the NFL network. Or do I want to go bigger, get both blue and orange and have ESPN as well so I can watch college games, too? Or do I just settle for whatever I can catch on network?
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