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  1. Yes, and some of us are long finished with homeschooling (my homeschooler is now 23) but we've "known" the people here for so long that we just don't want to leave. Even the people we disagree with are virtual friends.
  2. There are a lot of Americans who think that happened due to WWII and the Nazis, but it was actually due to anti-German sentiment during WWI. With William having married a commoner and Harry marrying an American, they're becoming less German but previous generations of the British royal family are more German than British. Of course if you go back in history, they were also more French than British. Really, once William the Conqueror invaded, the royals of Britain were no longer purely British. Of course there was intermarriage. The U.S. is often called a melting pot, but Europeans had that ide
  3. I'm at 54 books for the year so far. I missed when I hit 52 but looking at my Goodreads list for 2020 it was around the end of September. My most recent finished books: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - audio book. I listen to or read this series repeatedly as my comfort series and I always go in order. The next time I need a comfort read then, it will be Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Midnight in Peking - also an audio book. I got this and another true crime book when Audible had a 2 books for 1 credit sale. The other is The I-5 Killer. Midnight in Peking i
  4. Happy Tuesday! I'll do my book update in a separate thread so it doesn't get lost in my replies to some posts. When I saw this it reminded me of a news story I saw last week. A grandson of President John Tyler died recently. Yes, grandson, with no great-great or even one great in front of it. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/09/president-john-tylers-grandson-lyon-gardiner-tyler-jr-dies-95/5935788002/ This looks interesting so I added it to my TBR list. I have a fascination with the history of both the British and Russian royal families. I'm
  5. All of the Jumamji movies. If you've never seen them, start with the original 1995 one with Robin Williams. If you've seen them all, then just re-watch them in any order. You can probably skip Zathura but the rest are fun to watch multiple times.
  6. Some of that parent blaming "your kid has allergies because your house was too clean" attitude reminds me of when I was in college. My major was special education and studies on autism were still in their infancy even though it had long been identified. In the late 70s they actually thought one of the causes of autism was infants not being cuddled enough. This theory was actually put forward in my college textbooks! Imagine the guilt parents (and especially mothers) were feeling when told that. Anyway, it's off topic but reminds me of it. People who grew up in clean environments develop
  7. I have GERD (acid reflux disease) and can't eat less than 3 hours before going to bed. That means if I had dinner at 7 or 8 I couldn't go to bed until 10 or 11. Now, I rarely go to sleep before midnight but I'm usually in bed reading by 11. And if I ate late and was extra tired, I couldn't go to bed early. I wouldn't do well on the European meal plan. 😄 After dh's grandmother died in 1995, we found her diary. She often references dinner and supper. Her family owned a farm in Tennessee. It seems they had dinner, their big meal, around 2pm. Supper happened anywhere from 7-9 pm. Sometimes s
  8. Usually between 5:30 and 6:30 with it usually hitting around 6-6:15. I don't want to be cleaning the kitchen after 7, plus I too like to go for a walk in the evening when it's cool enough outside. If we eat too late I miss my walk,
  9. Oh, has anyone mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughn?
  10. First, please don't think I'm discounting your experience @hopeallgoeswell. That is truly scary. However, those of us who are pro-vax understand that the vaccines we get and encourage other people to get have had years of trials, not months. The side effects are known and the lists of who shouldn't take a vaccine are also known. The occasional unexpected reaction happens and when it does, yes, it's awful. For the most part however, such vaccines are proven safe and effective. That's not the case if the Covid-19 vaccine is rushed through for approval. It won't have gone through the kind of rigo
  11. I mentioned earlier in the thread that my state never had a mask mandate and that local mandates were hit and miss. However, some businesses required masking and even now that we're in Phase 3, many still do while some are gleefully anti-mask. I belong to a local facebook group about businesses and their mask policies. The group is pro-mask so we post what a local business' policy is, and have a set of files where we can list that information. The goal is to help people avoid those places that don't require masks for either employees or customers, and to go out of our way to patronize business
  12. That looks a lot like the pantry I had at the house we just left. I used the top for extra stuff like when there was a sale and I stocked up. Extra bags of flour or rice, cooking oil, bbq sauce, etc. Those things went towards the back. Yes, I needed a step ladder to reach them but I didn't have to go for them too often. Towards the front I kept baskets with stuff I used fairly often but all the time. Extra spices, teas, and other items of that type went in the baskets.
  13. Not sure about solos but she can learn some licks from George Thorogood. And Prince. All the others I would have suggested have already been named by previous posters.
  14. I haven't used a bank since the mid 1980s. I belonged to the teachers credit union when I met dh and he belonged to the one for space industry workers. When we combined our finances we moved all my accounts to his credit union. They didn't always have all the services a bank offers, such as mortgages loans, but they offer much more now. I really don't think you're missing anything by not using a bank. Yes, it seems most credit unions no longer have those requirements. The teachers credit union I used to belong to was for teachers, school board employees, or their families (my m
  15. He couldn't wait for the Covid 19 vaccine and decided to just have chips added to the flu shots. 😂 Seriously, that seems weird and doesn't have anything to do with this year's flu shot. Like others in this thread, I got mine a few weeks ago and it was just like every other year.
  16. Did he just carry it out to the car in his big manly arms or did he use a shopping cart? If the latter, did he return it?
  17. I was just about to post asking if I was the only one who was hooked from the first episode! Of course it gets much better but I liked it from the beginning. At first it was seemingly a show about some filthy rich people who were getting their comeuppance, and I've never been a Chris Elliot fan, but as the show goes on they all (even his character) become more like real people just dealing with what life throws at them. But with better lines than most of us use when life throws crap at us.
  18. Mine looks looks like @Corraleno's on my laptop and similar on my phone.
  19. We had a bachelor president once. We're definitely overdue for a single mom president. Having been raised by a single mom I know such a president would kick a$$. 🙂 I haven't decided on my fantasy ticket yet, just wanted to respond to this.
  20. It's awful. I posted in the Site News section and the HelpDesk person said they'll ask about it.
  21. The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne also has one. Treetop Trek
  22. We put the chip card in, but then have to either put in a pin if running it as a debit card, or hit enter if running it as credit. Additionally, you have to answer yes or no when it asks if you want cash back. You don't have to sign, but you definitely have to touch the screen or key pad.
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