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  1. We were at my dd's college graduation this weekend with my mom. Mom was excited that the mask mandate had been lifted. We all had to remind her it was only for vaccinated people. She's not vaccinated and wore her mask when she was with us, but I expect she'll stop wearing it. We were in the elevator and I was masked. The older man told me I didn't need to wear a mask anymore. I told him that was only if we were vaccinated. He assured me he was, but it was a strange encounter. If I didn't want to wear my mask, I wouldn't.
  2. This is how I convinced dh to get a sleep study done. I had been the one to move so as not to disturb his sleep, but once I started kicking him out of bed and it was inconvenient for him, he got it done. However, I can't get him to try a CPAP. He says it's noisy and uncomfortable and I won't sleep well if he uses it. He lost some weight, so that helps a bit, and he frequently sleeps in a recliner, which also helps some. But I don't believe they should replace the CPAP.
  3. This is what I tried this morning. I've been putting mosquito bits on my soil and watering it in for several years, but this year, for whatever reason, it's no longer effective. I've been allowing my plants to dry out between waterings, but that's not helping, either. I'm on several local fb plant groups and it seems everyone is having this problem. BeachGal, do you know how often the mosquito bits can be soaked? Do I need to remove them each time because they lose their effectiveness or can I add more water to them and reuse them?
  4. My mom got something similar to these one year for Christmas. It was kind of a funny/strange gift because I'm blind without my glasses (magnification doesn't help) and I don't wear makeup. I ended up giving them to my dd. However, I could see them being very useful for the right person!
  5. I understand what you're saying, but I in part disagree with you. In a vacuum, each person's maturity wouldn't be affected by their peers. Unfortunately, no one lives in a vacuum. Our experiences are what give us growing opportunities Our responses to those challenges then affects our maturity. When we are in high school, our peers are what provides us with challenges. How we respond to those peers and situations allows us to mature and grow into adults. Each of my dd's were influenced by their peers. In my oldest dd's case, because she was a year older, she had an extra year of experienc
  6. This is true for college seniors, too. My dd is graduating in 2 weeks and has very serious senioritus! OP, we held my oldest back a year in 2nd grade when we moved from a different country back to the US because she started a year earlier in that country than she would have in the US. Even so, she was one of the oldest graduating in her high school class. We didn't want oldest to be the youngest driving and dating and relying on friends who could drive or were just that much more mature than she was. Being one of the oldest in her class, she was much more mature and able to make good deci
  7. Would it be that different at an air bnb or a different rental? You'd still worry about the same stuff, but if it's your house, you know the paint color and can touch up if needed. You're familiar with the house and yard, so it would be easier to repair than a different rental. I understand your concern, though. I was concerned about my appliances breaking when we rented back. They turned out to be unfounded concerns.
  8. Could you sell the house and rent it back for 6 or so months while you look for a new house? We did that when we were moving and the buyers were glad to let us rent for a few months. We set it up in the contact. It worked very well. Our neighbor also did that. The builder of their new house wanted the old house to be sold before agreeing to financing. They're renting back until their house is finished. In a sellers market, it might work well.
  9. It's beautiful, but I wouldn't want it over my bed, either. Don't we have a boardie who received a major concussion and has ongoing problems because something fell off the wall on her when she was sleeping? I don't remember who it was, though. Before hanging it, I would make sure the welding is solid at the points you want to hang it from.
  10. I think I may have several different accounts going. When I couldn't log in with my first username, wilrunner, I started using wilrunner2. Again, I had a problem logging in, so wilrunner3 was created. At some point, I was logged in as wilrunner3 on both my phone and computer. Now, on my phone, I'm just wilrunner. Can the accounts be merged? I think they may have different email addresses. Thank you for your help!
  11. I can't see it sigs in landscape mode, either, but I can on the computer.
  12. This could make your old username searchable and connect you with your new one (if it's something you're concerned about.)
  13. Could you use one of the cell phones (yours or sil's) as a hot spot for your iPad? Or just buy a hot spot? I have no idea on cost, but that might be another option. I'm sorry to hear your il's are declining so quickly.
  14. Thanks. We are looking for a new mechanic. Dh didn't tell them it wasn't their fault, just that he didn't want them to cover any of it. I will let it go. It just makes me mad that I was the one talking to and emailing them and the manager seems only willing to talk to dh, not me.
  15. Changed my mind. I think I'm being whiny.
  16. The first year my dd was at a private university, we completed the FAFSA. Later when we spoke with the financial aid office, they told us that her scholarship didn't require us to complete it anymore, but that they would take care of the additional paperwork necessary to ensure she receive it. I would speak with the fin aid office and see if this might be a possibility.
  17. I try not to fly through DFW because it seems like my flights are delayed or I'm bumped to another flight, frequently due to storms. I think that's likely the case for your dd and ds tonight. DFW is supposed to get some pretty bad storms tonight.
  18. I prob wouldn't respond. For all she knows, you changed your phone number or otherwise didn't get the text. If she continued to try to contact me, I would probably block her number. I don't consider it ghosting if you hadn't been in contact for many years.
  19. I didn't need to show any proof of residency when I got my shot. There have been news stories about people from Colorado traveling to Amarillo and other Texas communities to get shots, so not everywhere has a residency requirement.
  20. I was wondering the same thing. I thought all Christian denominations' goals were to spread the word, which is what I think of as evangelical. I grew up Presbyterian, but my parents treated Sunday mornings like free child care, so I didn't take it seriously. As a married couple, we were with an SBC church, an independent baptist church, then another 2 SBC churches. The independent Baptist was excellent and one we keep in touch with despite having moved away more than 10 years ago. We're not currently attending and tbh, I don't think we could find one that would fit my dh and I. We ha
  21. I didn't think about that as my dd won't be a surgeon, though she did have to learn how to make and tie knots. But my dh's niece went through dental school and one of her big tests was using spatial skills. I think she played Tetris and another game to practice.
  22. My dd is currently in med school. Though she was homeschooled through 8th grade, she graduated from public school. She didn't take any specific high school classes to help her get into med school, but she did take all the upper level math and science classes her high school offered, and scored very well on the SAT. She also had opportunities to shadow some friends who were in the medical field. Your goal will be to help her get into a solid university that will be able to help her get into the medical field. Having a solid understanding of science and math will help her in her undergr
  23. Thank you for your ideas. She is checking at the medical school not to far away. She will be in a large city with universities/colleges, but I'm not sure how many/if they're nearby. I texted her to see if her company hires other college grads and whether the company can connect them. She'll check with them next week. I hadn't thought to check crime stats. Thanks, klmama, for that suggestion. Dh and I are somewhat familiar with the area and from our recollections, it's one of the safer areas in this city, but we'll double check. Thank you for your ideas and suggestions. I might shar
  24. My dd soon will be graduating and has found a job in a different state beginning in June. She's excited and trying to make plans. She would like to find a roommate, but neither of us know where to look. Do you have any suggestions? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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