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  1. Y'all probably know this, but there are lots of other risk factors for osteopenia/osteoporosis other than age -- short stature, thin frame, smoking, family history, history of eating disorders, inflammatory AI diseases (most commonly RA, lupus and Crohn's) and a few other medical issues are among them. I'm 57 and a number of those risk factors apply and I already have very minor osteopenia (or as of last scan it was minor--I have another scan on Monday, so we shall see). Because of known risk factors I've been having every-other-year bone density scans for quite awhile now. I suspect many wome
  2. I've lived in NC all my life and have known what the term means for a long time, although I don't remember when I first learned about it. It was almost certainly in a news article. I've never had a reason to use it in conversation.
  3. I wouldn't be without a carpet cleaner if I had carpet. Right now we only have carpet in one room of our house (high quality indoor/outdoor carpet in the sun room) and I still insist on having a carpet cleaner. Over the years I've owned both Bissell and Hoover cleaners, and both brands have worked well. The current Hoover has been the longest lasting. I've also had professional cleaners (Stanley Steamer, smaller companies and ChemDry) do it over the years and I vastly prefer to do it myself. Stanley Steamer and others have always left way too much soap residue for my liking. ChemDry was a
  4. We don't have cats currently, but we did for many years. I experimented with tons of different brands and types of litter. My tried-and-true that I always came back to was Dr. Elsey's.
  5. We did it a long time ago -- added a den and another bedroom and changed a one car carport into a two car garage. All we needed was a contractor. We had plenty of land (no worries about getting close to property lines or anything like that) and the way to go about the addition was obvious. There were no tricky issues like having to knock down walls, etc.
  6. We don't waste much food at all. I've got a very good handle on what and how much we eat. We don't mind leftovers. We'll eat them for another dinner in a night or two, or for lunch. If there's really a lot of something left it's almost always something I can freeze and have an easy meal later. If it's just a spoonful or two of something left we often give it to the dogs (as long as there are no onions or any other bad-for-dogs ingredients). I don't count that as waste. They have to eat, too.
  7. Another thing I've started doing, just in the last year or so, is writing the date on all condiments when I first open them. If there's no easy place to write the date on the bottle or jar then I write it on a piece of freezer tape and stick it on the container somewhere.
  8. I'm like that for contents. But once or twice a year I do need to take everything out and wash all the shelves and bins. Wiping regularly works okay but doesn't get things quite as clean as a good soaping up in the sink.
  9. Once or twice a year. And every time I do it and see all the sparkly cleanness I think -- "I really should do that more often." I do spot clean all the time, though.
  10. I too think there's actually a lot of agreement on this board. We might differ in what we think the least harmful approach is, but I think most people seem to agree that this is a bad situation and there are no really good choices for how to deal with it. I don't think anyone thinks lockdowns are 100 percent good choices, nor do I think anyone thinks the open-'er-up-and-go-for-herd-immunity is a fabulous choice, either. It seems to me that posters simply disagree on the choice they think is less bad.
  11. Do you have a source for that? Because I'm wondering if it's the study that got so wildly misconstrued last week? I don't know who or where the misrepresentation started, but the people I saw posting about it were all . . . people who strongly favor red KoolAid. This is the study I think it is. And I'm no whiz at interpreting this stuff, but it appears to me what this study is saying is that dining out is risky. Even people who wore masks almost all the time but who ate out (thus necessitating the need to remove the mask) had a much higher likelihood of getting the virus than those who wo
  12. We replaced the carpet in our bedroom with LVP, and it borders the hall which is engineered hardwood. I think it looks fine. I don't think you can do LVP on stairs. You can stain your stair treads to match either the hardwood or LVP--whichever borders them. It's possible what's under the carpet is pretty rough, though. Most stairwells that are built to be carpeted aren't pretty underneath. You might need to redo the entire thing, or hire someone to do it. I pulled the carpet off my stairs three years ago. What was underneath was rough and ugly. For various reasons (besides cost) I didn't
  13. We did early in person voting this morning. Overall I thought they were doing a good job minimizing risk. People were well spread out except near the registration desks. All poll workers were masked and some had face shields, too. Very close to 100 percent of voters were masked.
  14. I believe most insurance plans will cover surgery for droopy lids that interfere with vision. I'm positive that Medicare covers it.
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