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by drumminj
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 263
Views: 3270

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I notice a lot of ordering online including groceries, and I'm afraid the local stores might not be able to stay in business if some of us don't shop locally. They are working hard to keep the shelves stocked and cleaning daily. That's a good point, Sophie. Now's a good time to support your local c...
by drumminj
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Air BnB leads Housing Unaffordability
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Air BnB leads Housing Unaffordability

You sound like you should be a regular at housingbubble.blog. If you're not familiar, it might be worth checking out as such things are discussed there regularly!
by drumminj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Dog Training - Aggressive/Defensive Tendencies
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Dog Training - Aggressive/Defensive Tendencies

Moda, congrats on the family addition and good on you for trying to work through this! Some books I'd recommend for perspective: The Other End of the Leash: https://www.amazon.com/Other-End-Leash-What-Around/dp/034544678X The Dog Listener: https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Listener-Communicate-Willing-Coop...
by drumminj
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?
Replies: 40
Views: 1126

Re: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Garlic is very easy to grow and stores well
I tried once and failed -- thanks for making me feel bad! :P

Not sure what happened, but it grew a green shoot up, but didn't actually grow the garlic cloves. Haven't tried since!
by drumminj
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 263
Views: 3270

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I can’t hoard wine because I find it easy to keep drinking once I start. I get "lucky" in that anything above 2 glasses and I have a bad hangover, so I've learned the hard way to stop myself. It means that my g/f and I will mildy hurt if we finish a bottle together, but never go beyond that (and us...
by drumminj
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 263
Views: 3270

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I like a nice aviation cocktail. Sadly, there is no alcohol in the house this week. That's an emergency!!!! Gotta do something about that right now! This is where us wine snobs come out ahead. We continually hoard, but it's called "collecting" or "aging wine". Our household is good for a year at a ...
by drumminj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Max Brooks on Prepping and Pandemics
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Max Brooks on Prepping and Pandemics

dualstow wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:38 pm
I learned a new initialism: PPE (He said it in the plural, PPEs) = Personal Protective Equipment
That's a common term with first responders/Search and Rescue and such. At least that's where I became familiar with it.
by drumminj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Dawg Pound
Replies: 68
Views: 938

Re: Dawg Pound

My (now senior) boxer, from 6 years ago. Had cats growing up, but haven't wanted one as an adult.
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by drumminj
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1358
Views: 27750

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I'm looking for a new pug, but there aren't many rescues in the Midwest. Lots in TX for some reason, but that would be tough logistically. They don't do Door Dash for shelter dogs. Some rescues will relay dogs across the country to get them to a good home. Depends on how eager they are to get the d...
by drumminj
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Keep Supporting Your Local Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Keep Supporting Your Local Restaurants

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Happy anniversary! Glad you two still got to enjoy a delicious steak dinner.
Thanks! Yes, it was convenient they sent out a note they'd changed their menu and set up a delivery service given the closure of in-restaurant dining. Saved me from having to cook :)
by drumminj
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Keep Supporting Your Local Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Keep Supporting Your Local Restaurants

We ordered delivery from our local fine-dining steakhouse last night (it was our anniversary) and also got a $150 gift card to help them with cash flow. Also ordered + picked up some wine from the local wine shop today. Trying to do our part as you say, Tortoise. Plus, it helps keep our stocks of gr...
by drumminj
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Everyone should have some cash in their local bank
Replies: 15
Views: 531

Re: Everyone should have some cash in their local bank

I was thinking the same thing. Spreading cash out amongst banks, and moved a chunk to the local Credit Union that I usually just use for everyday banking (but keep a small balance).

Not that I use much cash when sitting on the couch at home all day....every day....sigh.