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  1. yes, I work on a regularely base in Musescore. The free edition.

    It has a steep learning curve, but it is easier to use for me then Sibelius (I use musescore in Dutch, and Sibelius is only available in English.)

    There is a course one can follow, but I learned the most myself, and asked the online community if I hit a wall. I use Musescore  only for Choral and Vocal music.

    When one install Musescore, the first view only gave 'basic' palets to work with. You can put those palets on 'advanced' pretty easily, and that is my standard what I work with.  



    Mastering Musescore Course: https://school.masteringmusescore.com/p/complete

  2. My outdoor store adviced this:

    * cold water program to clean  washing machine from standard detergent

    * product A to clean the jacket from dust and soil and spots

    * product B to waterproof the jacket

    If the jacket has been washed with standard detergent or not prewashed at all, the washin waterproof product can’t attach well enough

    It works well this way.

  3. 39 minutes ago, Carrie12345 said:

    The randomness ruined/ruins everything.  
    I can’t remember now; how was Europe operating in the thick of the first wave? Were people allowed to country hop for relaxation/weekend escapes/time in a less restrictive country, comparable to a less restrictive state?

    (My brain is so foggy on timelines that I thought my mechanic was screwing with me when he asked if I wanted my inspection done while he had my car. I could have sworn I did it less than 4 months ago.  I don’t remember the ‘when’ of almost anything since Jan/Feb of 2020.)

    In the first lockdown march 2020 we (Belgium) were not allowed to travel for recreational purposes. Borders were closed, everything recreational was closed except nature, and only supermarkets, drugstores and pet feed stores were open. 2nd home owners were not allowed to go to their second homes, schools and outdoors playgardens were closed. We were not allowed to sitdown or to picnic in public. Finally, to keep the people happy at home they opened garden centres and hardware stores. In the second lockdown they also kept bookstores, libraries and craftstores open. September 1st we will finally get out most of the second lockdown restrictions although masking will probably required until Easter 2022

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  4. 6 hours ago, madteaparty said:

    Well I must be doing something wrong. Almost single shelf in mine came off under the weight of books. I’ll send a picture for proof once I’m back in the states (because I’m just now battling time zone insomnia with searching for real bookcases and mine still look like that).

    many recs for pretty, hardwood bookcases, anyone? 
    eTA maybe it’s not Billy I have? I’m pretty sure it is though. Black ikea bookcase. Feeling weird after reading all this posts...clearly it’s me. No it’s not heavy books. 

    You are not alone.

    The cases with 40cm and 60cm width are fine, but my 80cm width cases struggled. I had to buy L-hooks to support the shelves.

    For really heavy stuff I would advice smaller cases..

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  5. It is good to grief about losts but also good to ponder about new possibilities. If nutcracker is part of the holiday season buy a ticket of a performance, no it will not be the same, but it might be something.

    A lot of people want celebrate Christmas together but are not possible to do so, so maybe volunteer somewhere to help celebrate Christmas? (Shelter, foodbank, nursing home…?) Again it will be not the same, but maybe better then sitting at home with your dh..

    Is there some food you connect with Christmas and you will miss? May be you want to learn to cook or bake that so that you will have at least your holiday food?

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  6. Maybe practical to know:

    EU announces on Thursdays the new colorcode of EU countries, which change on Mondays. Most countries define their travel restrictments in these colors. 


    If tests are a requirement be sure take the right one, not every country accepts the same ones.

    I understand your excitement as our child moves to the other side of the border next month, and although it is relatively close in distance is is a different world in requirements.

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  7. As you mention a love for detailed stuff:

    Iron beads?  (that’s how its called here) It is not my cup of tea but dd liked it.

    Embroidery for kindergarten ? I think I was 5 when I got my first embroidery package.

    Weaving? Or maybe first spool knitting?



  8. I started to dye my own hair during one of the lockdowns and still doing it that way.

    I liked the dark brown in the loreal serie but it had a strong coconut smell which only disappeared at time I had to dye again. I didn’t like to smell like a coconut.

    I am using Syoss now, the color is a little to red in my personal tast but the smell is just flowerish: I can handle that 🙂

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  9. Elementary Greek is easy to self teach and written for elementary grades. I think it is a nice taster to start with.

    We worked also with Athenaze but I think it is harder to self teach if you have no Greek under your belt yourself.

    So you may start with a elementary program, and study ahead yourself the athenaze text.

    It might be nice to know that as Elementary Greek teaches biblical Greek it has a focus on learning bible verses in Greek, not everybody is equally interested in that

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  10. I had to read some Judge Dee stories during Highschool: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/499653.Judge_Dee_at_Work?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=jNv50vsww8&rank=16 

    A Chinese mysterie has a totally different set up then I was used to, but it might be a nice addition if you need something for comparative writing / discussing assignments. 

    It might be not really grade 10 literature standard, but nice to balance your program.

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