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  1. Your place of employment can call for a welfare check within a matter of days if you have failed to show up for work. My dad worked within a state prison system and his supervisor did not show up for work one day. By the second day, the police were sent over to find that he'd died of a heart attack in his chair. People call for well checks all the time without being a relative.

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    RSO Biology Level 2 textbook and teacher guide available for $100 ppd (media mail in the US). Both books are in very good to excellent condition with no writing or highlighting. Our home is smoke-free, but we do have pets. Please let me know if you have any questions.


  3. I found in the comments of the site that there is not an answer key, in case anyone else was interested.
  4. Civil Air Patrol. I think scouts can be good in the right troop, but ds was in the wrong one for years. It finally dissolved this year, which gave ds freedom to explore CAP. It is the perfect fit for him and I'm a little disappointed he wasn't involved sooner. He's made stronger connections in 6 months of CAP than he did in years of scouts.
  5. I picked up Campbell Biology at the local Salvation Army for 99 cents, which led me down a rabbit trail to Quarks and Quirks HS biology. Does anyone know if there is an answer key available for the tests? It looks quite good, but I don't want to have to do a ton of legwork looking up the answers for each test. Thanks for any guidance.
  6. I think everything you listed is fine except the head scarf. I've come to learn that it's a very personal decision to wear, or not to wear, one. If you're even slightly crafty, taking the time to whip up a simple afghan is appreciated. I crocheted a soft lap afghan. She took it to each chemo and radiation treatment. She said she liked that it was small enough to wrap around her shoulders or drape over her lap because it was cold where she got chemo. She also said it felt like I was giving her a hug when she used it. I just used Lion Brand Homespun.
  7. My son has experienced this since he was an infant. It took until he was about 13 to discover he has dermatographic urticaria. As an infant and toddler, it would typically happen when he was tired. As he got older, it could happen at any time, but we started noticing he'd get a welty hive on his back when doing school work at the dining room table. I was looking for an environmental reason causing it in that area of the house. After years of doctors being stumped and giving him Benadryl, I stumbled on an article about "skin writing". It changed everything! The welts at the dining room table? Caused by the pressure of the wooden chair on his back.....though it can spread to other parts of his body after the initial reaction. He takes a Zyrtec tablet daily and now he no longer gets welts/hives. It may be something to look into.
  8. Almost word for word. I'm ashamed of myself! :blushing:
  9. Could it be a sty? They can be painful before you see swelling. They can also cause redness. A warm compress would help, but make sure not to put on the other eye, in case it is pink eye. It would still need to be watched carefully. Dh had a sty that became infected and went into cellulitis. Doctors don't mess around with orbital cellulitis due to the proximity to the brain.
  10. Having just had to replace a dead fridge in February, I can offer some helpful information. Almost all refrigerators are made by the same few companies. Here is a list of who makes what: In our experience, Lowe's had the best prices and will price match. We ultimately ended up buying a Whirlpool at Lowe's. The same fridge, under the Kenmore name at Sears, was $250 more. You can check the serial numbers on Kenmore models to see who actually made it: Hope this helps!
  11. The products worked here. We tried multiple OTC cleansers and creams, zinc, home remedies (acv, milk of magnesia, essential oils, etc.) and my kid was a trooper through all of it. I wish we would have tried sooner. We've also found dairy to cause flare-ups, so he pretty much avoids it, except on pizza :001_smile: .
  12. When I was a teen, our dilute tortoise shell mama kitty had a litter with a completely Siamese looking kitten and a white kitten with blue eyes, that was deaf, with a random male tabby in the neighborhood. Yes, she was later spayed.
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