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  1. Some employers allow retired employees to buy family insurance coverage through the employer at group rates, but not subsidized. The employee could be included as part of the family coverage depending on age.
  2. Yes I will join! My entire house needs to be purged but it is so overwhelming that I haven't been able to make myself get started. Thank you for setting up this challenge and giving me the motivation to get going. Today 1/11/20 the plan is to tackle the storage chest in my bedroom - both what's inside and what's piled on the top. The intention of this storage chest is for out-of-season clothes, and the lid is supposed to be for my bedside lamp, alarm clock, and nothing else. ETA: coming back to report, I did it. And I purged a dresser drawer too. The dresser drawer now holds my current season workout clothes that used to be piled on top of the storage chest. One big black bag ready to go to Goodwill. And I discovered there is WAY too much dust in my bedroom, yuck.
  3. Did you know there is an ABBA museum in Stockholm? The woman in front of us at IKEA today was wearing a shirt from the museum. She said it's a little cheesy but very worth a visit.
  4. Muskrat Love - it was on the radio every day when my best friend and I spent one summer making Barbie houses out of cardboard boxes.
  5. I agree with you. Also I think many grocery stores will end up being warehouses -- entirely online ordering with either home delivery or parking lot pick-up options, same as Amazon. This will combat the shoplifting losses. The store security guards don't seem to be much of a deterrent.
  6. Yes, that's the same one I have. IIRC it was under $4 at the grocery store, hanging on a little display right next to the tuna.
  7. Same here. It's blue. It works great. And it came with a ring that attaches around the outside, to use with larger diameter cans (I haven't tried this).
  8. If you go to the walk in clinic, and they look in your ear and say no infection, ask them if they can actually SEE your eardrum. A family member had similar symptoms and part of the issue seemed to be due to impacted earwax pressing on the eardrum and thus onto facial nerves. Once it was removed, the pain and pressure decreased dramatically (doc did think there was also infection and prescribed abx). Weird I know, but just throwing it out there.
  9. I must live in the lazy people neighborhood. The only decorations I've seen in the last week are strings of orange lights, giant inflatable spiders, and pumpkins on the doorsteps. Last I checked, the guy who puts up his nativity set on Halloween was running late this year.
  10. Last concert I went to, there were no seats.
  11. I would bring a plush fleece throw to the gift exchange. Either a Christmas/winter themed throw, or a more neutral option if you think that would be better. Last year I saw various sizes of these at several different stores for $15 or under.
  12. I was recently informed by a work mate that adding a small amount of apricot nectar to the prune juice improves the taste significantly. Oh, the things we talk about at work!
  13. I didn't have noticeable chicken pox when I was a child, so I got a blood draw in my twenties and was told that I am immune. No shingles shot yet.
  14. We ended up going the non-insurance route for psychiatrist (the dr is private pay only, doesn't take any insurance) to find someone who works well with my kids. Is that a possibility where you are? Have you looked for a psychiatric nurse practitioner? One of my kids found a way to handle auditory stuff - always wearing one earbud at school. Something about the music input canceled out some sensory issues. It was written into the 504. It did have to be on a non-Internet iPod though so there would be no issues with possible cheating on tests. School - same kid as above couldn't manage a full day of ps high school, and ended up taking some classes online with a state-approved provider. Just trying to throw all this out there because your kid and mine sound like they have a lot of similarities.
  15. Both of my parents have a lot of siblings, but neither was among the youngest. My parent whose parent was born in 1890 was the second child of six.
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