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  1. Right now, european borosilicate glass containers are more easily available than american made ones. Most US manufacturers have switched to recycled soda glass (though tempered, it still cracks easily). I am hanging on to my 20 year old Pyrex and Corningware because I cannot find that quality now. A lot of those european ones are available on amazon, though I am not familiar with those brands and hence have never purchased them. There is one set on Crate and Barrel that I have been eyeing which is also made of borosilicate: https://www.crateandbarrel.com/zwilling-fresh-and-save-glass-vacu
  2. If you are looking for dry goods storage, Ikea has a bunch of Glass Jars like this one: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ikea-365-jar-with-lid-glass-s89276788/ https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ikea-365-jar-with-lid-glass-s89276788/ https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ikea-365-jar-with-lid-glass-bamboo-s99276759/ I have some of these for storage on my countertop and I can see how much is left of each item. The jars with seals on the lids are great for coffee powder, liquids etc. I have an older set of Snapware glass food storage set that was made with sturdy glass and I love them for
  3. I have this one in my car for my son who has to be away from home for 6 hours once a week, but, he has always refused to use it and instead waited to go home to use the toilet. So, I don't know if it works or not but you could buy a few and try before you decide to buy more: https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Camping-Emergency-Portable-Children/dp/B08DHQ5W1B
  4. Please go ahead and live your life exactly the way that you want to. This is your family, your Thanksgiving and you are not obligated to keep the board informed of the happenings if you feel judged. The first rule of posting on a forum on the internet is that you do so being aware that it is full of strangers and a lot of them will disagree with you (and there are weird ones too who are trolling or making mischief which is why moderators have a difficult job).
  5. I don't see how a child's large paycheck or lack of it has anything to do with a parent providing a safe haven during a raging pandemic. So, if you drop his income out of the equation, as a parent is it OK for you to provide food, shelter and company until the pandemic situation resolves? It seems like he helps around the house willingly. If the expenses on vegan food is a lot for you and if shopping for his food is a huge chore for you, could you ask him to get an amazon prime account and shop vegan food for himself from whole foods? If the privacy issue is bothering you so much, then,
  6. When I was very young, I used to think that all cows were named Daisy 🙂 So, my suggestion is Daisy!
  7. Now that I know that you are looking for the holder: https://www.amazon.com/YANGQIHOME-Rattan-Serving-Handcrafted-Platter/dp/B086C8LS1B there are several of this style on Amazon
  8. Your pottery barn link will not open for me. But, if it is an woven place mat made of jute or coir, my local Target has those (I saw some 10 days ago): https://www.target.com/p/natural-jute-braid-charger-threshold-8482/-/A-51578467 ETA: nvm you asked for a placemat Holder and not placemats!
  9. Personally, I would never trust my health with someone who refused to wear a mask when interacting with non-family persons inside a closed room setting. The person who he is interacting with have their rights as well and the customer is paying for his time (my ENT rates were $450 after insurance deductions for a 15 minute visit almost 4 yers ago, which is exorbitant). I would trust them even less if they were meeting new people every 15 minutes for 8 hours a day. I know a pediatrician who got Covid from exposure through his interaction with his patients - he was always masked.
  10. Soak them in vinegar for a day, scrape all the rust off, use some sand paper to scrape off everything, put some WD40 to clean it up well, put some lubricating oil on it and it is good to go. I have done this with many garden tools that I bleached to clean due to some diseases in my plants and they all rusted. Youtube has many tutorials like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUrcJUmfYiE
  11. If he had some health condition that precluded him from wearing a mask, then, it is understandable, but impossible for me to see such a doctor during the pandemic. If he is part of a medical group or hospital and you are being treated through them, you can call their customer service desk and lodge a complaint and ask for an investigation. I have always seen doctors who are part of a medical group which had its own policies which are usually very customer friendly and they ask me to fill a feedback form after every single visit.
  12. Personally, no, I would not ask. I have had so many relatives and friends of my husband stay for extended periods with us over health issues, unemployment issues etc and we never asked. But, there is nothing wrong in asking if you feel like it.
  13. New mutation of CV19 virus, D614G, is more contagious than before and could have evolved in order to bypass masks and hand washing. https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-mutation-emerges-that-may-bypass-mask-wearing-hand-washing-protections
  14. I am not bothered by it: just because she “can” cook does not mean that she is able to do it consistently for every single meal and every single day. She might be able to pull off cooking breakfast and lunch but have zero energy or feel weak or depressed to cook dinner. This is why it is best to let it be. I am a lot younger than her, with a young child and love to cook/eat and I drive a lot to grocery stores but I feel too tired to cook all the time. As a PP said, if no one is at home, I would rather skip a meal! Maybe she has narcissistic tendencies, but she also could be more frail than you
  15. I don't know anything about buying food that will last 25 years, but I remember seeing this on CNBC news some time ago about how costco sells Mac and Cheese buckets that last for 20 years and that they cannot keep them stocked because they sell out fast. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/costco-and-amazon-selling-tub-of-mac-and-cheese-that-lasts-20-years.html https://fortune.com/2019/01/12/costcos-27-pound-mac-and-cheese-storage-bucket-with-20-year-shelf-life-sells-out/
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