What's on Your Mind Thread - 2024

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I think you're set with how to do it! I think we might have locked the door to the girl's room just because I knew some kids might be along since our church used to always pitch in and help people move. That was nice! I was tempted to see if anyone from the homeschool group had a teen to loan my parents with their move but they hired it out and DH took a day off work. Preparing the pet stuff ahead of time especially just makes it go smoother. And labeling boxes well. :lol:
 

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I wonder what they’d do with a bigger duck bath? 🤔 You think they’d invite more ducks?
I don’t know but this afternoon I had another pair show up and the female tried her best to take a full bath in it, sort of the way a bird does. Splashed out about half the water ! I was thinking about maybe getting some kind of a larger water container for them. Thinking a litterbox, new of course, would be a perfect size!
 
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anyone have a better plan or ideas that will make things easier on her?
One thing you can do is to take an old sheet (now), and cover something that she lounges on with it. Let her shed all over it. When it is almost time to move, cut the sheet into 12-18" squares, fold it fur-side in, and tuck them into a large plastic bag. Once she is set up in her base camp, and the furniture is in the REST of the home, unfold those squares and place several in every room before releasing her into those areas. EVERYWHERE she goes, she will smell herself already there. Instant territory.
 

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I got to watch my nephew’s kindergarten program via YouTube tonight. He is 110% his father’s son!! :lol: All over the place, out of order, spiderman posing…and the sassy pointer finger from another little “seal” told me his classmates are used to his antics and she wasn’t having it! :oops: Worked too though!! :flail:

Deffinitely a fun end to a day that started with me pouring egg whites in my coffee instead of creamer. 🥴
 

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Deffinitely a fun end to a day that started with me pouring egg whites in my coffee instead of creamer. 🥴
I feel like a review of that needs to go in our coffee and tea thread. :lol:

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Sometimes I ask myself "Lari, why have you not lost this baby weight yet?"

And then days like today where I take my two tiny humans to a chocolate festival and stock up on fudge and mystery British chocolates and share a frozen hot chocolate with the girls (though J had the majority) I'm like "oh yeah, that's why."
 

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I feel like a review of that needs to go in our coffee and tea thread. :lol:
Fortunately my brain noticed the cream wasn’t as white as normal almost immediately. It was the last pod of that coffee blend though. :rolleyes2:

In my defense the cartons are the same size and brand. And both used almost every morning. Just separated in the fridge by a bottle of wine that I haven’t gotten around to drinking yet. And I have a cold still clearing from my head. And its almost the last week of school. So who knows. I should have DoorDashed myself something good after that since I likely did not have it together enough to drive. ;)
 

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gf and i are planning to buy a town home after our lease is up here my plan for graycie during the move is to get her into the new place the night before(with all her trees etc.) into the room that will be hers gf and i will stay the night with her in new place then go the following morning to complete the move into the new home while she is tucked away into her safe room. i figure that will keep her safest and out of the way during the chaos of the move anyone have a better plan or ideas that will make things easier on her? :oops:thoughts on the new furniture and decor etc. shopping thats gonna happen that will help me get by will be appreciated to:lol:
I believe you've got a great plan for Graycie to have the least amount of stress- all her belongings toys,litter boxes etc are going to give her comfort and shell quickly adapt- wonderful plan sleeping there with her the night before as well👍

You mentioned" shopping ' to help you get by? I'm not sure I know what you are asking but will you be moving over the course of a few days,in one day and are you far from your present place? I ask because some very simple things can mean a lot when you're in between 2 places and you get,hungry,thirsty or need to use the bathroom and want to rest before another trip ! Little things like soap,spray cleaner ,paper towels,toilet paper,couple of towels,some paper plates & cups ,bread,condiments,the microwave,coffee pot & cold bottled water on the first trip ....I used to clean the fridge and bring the contents of my fridge and everything from the food pantries first- if my kitchen is set up then I'm pretty much HOME and take it easy..... Lol,can't dilly dally in the old place or crash there if necessities are gone!
 

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I believe you've got a great plan for Graycie to have the least amount of stress- all her belongings toys,litter boxes etc are going to give her comfort and shell quickly adapt- wonderful plan sleeping there with her the night before as well👍

You mentioned" shopping ' to help you get by? I'm not sure I know what you are asking but will you be moving over the course of a few days,in one day and are you far from your present place? I ask because some very simple things can mean a lot when you're in between 2 places and you get,hungry,thirsty or need to use the bathroom and want to rest before another trip ! Little things like soap,spray cleaner ,paper towels,toilet paper,couple of towels,some paper plates & cups ,bread,condiments,the microwave,coffee pot & cold bottled water on the first trip ....I used to clean the fridge and bring the contents of my fridge and everything from the food pantries first- if my kitchen is set up then I'm pretty much HOME and take it easy..... Lol,can't dilly dally in the old place or crash there if necessities are gone!
:lol: :flail:well we looked at a place yesterday to get an idea of exactly be like living in a bigger home 3 bed 2 bath versus the single bedroom we are in now. i think ill be ok and probably be the one wanting to shop the kitchen had much more room to play with:lol:
 

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:lol: :flail:well we looked at a place yesterday to get an idea of exactly be like living in a bigger home 3 bed 2 bath versus the single bedroom we are in now. i think ill be ok and probably be the one wanting to shop the kitchen had much more room to play with:lol:
Very exciting- so happy for you both! Oh you're gonna have a ball ,you'll feel like you're in a Chefs kitchen,right up your alley( lucky gf)
 

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😏 i will be so long as the place has a gas stove😋regardless i will be able to bbq again
Oh I hated it when I first moved from NYC to Florida,I thought I'd never get the hang of it but Im so used to ot now but nothijg beats fire! I recently went from electric element stove to glass top,once again- very hard to get used to
thinking about buying one of those love sac couches after gf and i buy our new house :lol:i like the idea of being able to swap around its shape etc
They look great( expensive) - I just bought a new couch from Wayfair,figured what the heck becsuse it wasn't expensive and I really like it alot- have a look on there,they've got a huge selection
 

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Oh I hated it when I first moved from NYC to Florida,I thought I'd never get the hang of it but Im so used to ot now but nothijg beats fire! I recently went from electric element stove to glass top,once again- very hard to get used to
:lol:cooking meat without fire just isnt the same if you cant get that little bit of sear or burnt edges.using a wok to stir fry just doesnt work with out a high flame.
 

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:lol:cooking meat without fire just isnt the same if you cant get that little bit of sear or burnt edges.using a wok to stir fry just doesnt work with out a high flame.
It sure don't,plus you cant use one on the glass top..... I have an electric wok -is just not the same but better than on an electric stove- you need those flames..... I make a better stir fry and all Chinese food in my other pots & pans on the electric stove
 

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The only problem with going bigger is if you try to go smaller again. Back when there were 5 kids at home we needed space. My mom and stepdad got rid of SO much stuff downsizing and still had to do more. Only to end up back in the big house they started in. :rolleyes2:

(And I hope she doesn’t want back the kitchen stuff she sent my way. 😜 Or my grandma’s bench thats in my foyer. Or my grandparents… 😅)

We went from a small kitchen to one I may never want to part with. One of DHs coworkers was selling a bigger place close by with nice amenities. I took one look at the kitchen and said “Nope!” Too small and inefficient.
 

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gf logic behind wanting this move into a hoa town home community. is its going to be our retirement home to be together until the end and will be easy enough for one of us to manage still. i guess the reality of a few things in life hit her after watching her mom pass and watching her dad struggle during that time and living alone . granted i got a bit more common sense than her dad does most days:lol:
 

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Are bedroom’s on main floors common in townhomes there? They don’t seem to be here. That would be my only concern for a forever place. Having a ranch style house kept my mom’s parents in their home longer. My dads parents had a split level so it was less stairs; but still stairs just to use the bathroom. Grandpa eventually had a bed in the living room. It was kind of nerve wracking to watch my Grandpa go up and down.

My mom is setting up their bedroom in my old room on the main floor this time. It is a big room for a secondary bedroom. And since it’s just them there most of the time it’s not an issue to not have a master bath. Plus the downstairs has a shower only; so that’s helpful for accessibility.

I am wondering if they can save on heat and cooling too. They have a cape cod with a vaulted ceiling in the master upstairs. It used to be uncomfortable up there! (Not that they used the central air when I lived at home…) The other bedroom wasn’t as bad; but not great! Theres a door at the top of the stairs they could shut to reduce airflow. I like that idea so I’ll have to ask in a few months i guess.
 
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