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  1. This is a sign of a really crappy tire place. If they are lazy, this can happen, but it doesn't have to.
  2. I haven't read it yet, but I have the audiobook. I'll start listening to it tonight and then join you. I love his stuff.
  3. That is the worst feeling, when listening to a book is too much work. Do not feel guilty! I remember one year when my grandparents visited we got sick, except for poor mom who ended up doing all the work. We thought we were better, and we went to a restaurant. Sitting in the booth was a real strain.
  4. Fiesta, cobalt blue. The main thing I like is that I KNOW that I will always be able to buy more. I also like the large variety of shapes. I am too much of an engineer to be able to handle multi-colored fiesta.
  5. This is true of Zenni several years ago, they didn't allow me to order just frames. I was buying a second frame because they always break long before my expensive lenses. I ended up getting the cheapest lenses they offered. I think they automatically upgraded the second pair because they didn't have my strong script in the cheap version.
  6. I love my refurbished KitchenAid that I got on Amazon. They aren't always available. I paid around $100.
  7. I would in a New York minute. It wouldn't have been me that caused the embarrassment, so I don't see why she'd resent me. I would have taken her to homeschool co-op that way. But, I only had to say once, "I think it would be embarrassing to go to co-op in your nightie" and she put her butt in gear. She knew I would. It was never a problem again. If she had gathered up her clothing but not had enough time to dress, I'd have let her change in the car. It is important to us that she grow up to be a capable adult. It is better to learn to not dawdle when there is a deadline while she is young, than later when she loses a job or a friend for being repeatedly late.
  8. What are the consequences when she does this? I suspect that you are making this your problem. Note, I don't think it really matters when she wakes, as long as she is ready for the stuff involving other people. I like the Love and Logic theory on parenting, which is mainly to let natural consequences happen. One example was when an elementary school kid going to public school acts like your teen. You take/send the child to public school in their PJ's and/or without breakfast. If an elementary school kid can be expected to not dawdle, I would think a teen could be expected to do the same thing. That said, could some of that be changed to pre-bedtime? I don't do anything in the morning that I can't do on auto-pilot. For example, couldn't she feed the cat and clean the toilet the evening before?
  9. I agree with you on not driving on the left. I would be a danger on the road. I'd be fine in traffic. But, the first time I had a make a right turn on a lightly traveled road, I'd either do it wrong, or have a panic attack. I am willing to drive anywhere where you drive on the right and people follow road rules. So, far that has meant that I didn't drive in England and Taiwan. I have relatives that were amazed that I drove in Eastern Europe without a problem. But, they thought nothing of driving in England. I don't understand. Since you are driving, look into Rothenburg ob der Tauber. A true gem, and the museum is awesome.
  10. I worked for a German company with headquarters in a non-tourist area. I've rented many cars in Germany. There were only two things to get used to 1) Highway directions aren't labeled by a direction, they are labeled by the end point of that highway. That end point town might have 3 people there and not on your map. My German co-workers were amazed that I was used to just driving someplace without getting directions from someone first. I didn't have navigation so I had to have a compass. I'd just pick a direction, and then u-turn if I was going the wrong way. So, use GPS. 2) Driving on the highway, you need to pay almost as much attention behind you as in front of you. If you get an automatic the car will almost always be a large one. This is because they think that all Americans want large cars. But, the parking spaces are almost always smaller. I used to request the Mercedes series A. It was smallish and easy to park.
  11. I gave myself a black eye. I was sitting on the floor sorting through the stuff on the floor of the coat closet. I used the door to help myself get up. Doorknob in the eye. The worst part was all the people that thought I was being beaten by my boyfriend.
  12. Could you translate that from legalese into English? I know that the regular K-12 (not University-affiliated) is free to kids who had been in public school, starting in 3rd grade. Is this adding TexasTech's D.L. to the regular K-12, but keeping the requirement that they are leaving public school? Or is it also getting rid of the public school requirement?
  13. My husband wanted to install two one-car garage doors. I vetoed that. I see that middle column as just another place to damage the car. I haven't done it, but...
  14. Actually, no. Maybe true of the big toe. To quote my podiatrist everything but my big toe was "on vacation". They didn't touch the ground at all when I walk. And I have a walk that is nice enough that other females have asked how they could adopt it. Note, that they aren't on vacation anymore. I don't normally wear shoes in the house and after about a year and half of being a SAHM my foot health radically improved. It was a really weird feeling the first time my toes touched the ground.
  15. I really do hate to clip them and they serve no purpose at all. People have surgery for all sorts of reasons. As it is, I'm not exactly in factory-original condition. Not all of those changes were for medical reasons.
  16. I asked my vet about the life expectancy of indoor vs indoor-outdoor cats. She said that there was no comparison. Indoor/Outdoor was about a year. Indoor was about 10 years. And these were cats cared for enough to see the vet. With my last two cats, not only did I declaw her front claws I had the back declawed too. They don't wear them down being inside and it bugs them. I had a cat while in college that would demand his back claws be clipped. He would sit nearby but out of reach and chew on his back claws to make this really annoying noise. Then he'd stop and look significantly at me. If I got up to get the clippers he'd stop. If I continued to study he'd make the noise again only worse. I was well trained. My theory is that if my toes were covered in fur, and the surgery to remove my toenails was outpatient and the same price as for cats, I would TOTALLY have my toenails removed.
  17. My parent's neighbors did something similar. Their daughter had her learner's permit. Her dad picked her up from a dance and had her drive home. There was a chest freezer in the front. He insisted that she pulled forward more. Knowing her I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't deliberately pull forward extra to be pissy. She hit the freezer which popped open and was ruined. . This was shortly before Thanksgiving so it was loaded with stuff. This happened late at night and they added a bunch of their food to my parent's chest freezer and inside freezer. Mom and I woke up, and mom flipped out that there was strange things in the inside freezer. My parents kept glass beer mugs in the freezer which were on the counter, so it was obvious immediately that something had happened. Mom had this idea that someone had broken into the house. I had to tell her several times that people don't break into houses in order to leave a large turkey.
  18. As it is, you might charge him for your bother of replacing the glasses. Like maybe how long you have to wait for the replacement. Add driving time if it is a special trip. Then make him do some of your work for an equal amount of time.
  19. Don't tell your son that. Otherwise that will be his go-to way to vent.
  20. Next time around, look into Zenni Optical. My frames break because one of my ears is higher than the other. When I take off my glasses, 'people' think they are bent out of shape and 'straighten' them for me. Then I have to bend them back. So, since it is the lens that are so expensive, I had the bright idea to buy an extra frame to match my glasses. My thought was that I could have my eye doctor just pop the lens into the extra frames. But, Zenni wouldn't sell just frames. But, I was able to buy one set with expensive lenses and another set with the cheapest lens. My script is -8.5 so they recommended the super-high index for me. The thing is, when the glasses arrived I couldn't tell the difference between them. I suspect that I got high index lens for the price of super-cheap.
  21. Since glue voids the warranty, you should replace them. Maybe he'll remember the three nerf guns next time.
  22. Translation, they would like to easily increase the student/teacher ratio.
  23. So what do the teachers do? Seems like kids might as well as stay home and use the home desktop.
  24. But, people could keep updating with things they found. Maybe pinned?
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