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Sep 20th 2018, 10:18 pm
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Views: 2,443
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Hurricane Florence - South Carolinas

According to the newspaper link below, flooding is still happening in North & South Carolina. Sections of major roads are impassable, so people are being asked NOT to travel almost anywhere. 11K...
Sep 8th 2018, 9:06 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Upsides of turning 65

Wow, this sounds like something I couldn't do full time at my age. I had to cut back from 5 days a week to 4 when I was teaching in my mid-50s (that was before I gave it up completely & switched...
Sep 8th 2018, 8:36 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,329
Posted By WEBlue

Sep 7th 2018, 7:27 pm
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Views: 2,286
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Upsides of turning 65

Yes, I agree. I've almost always worked somewhat active jobs, though no heavy lifting. Schoolteaching kept me hopping :lol: and I also did some home health care work when the teaching got too crazy...
Sep 5th 2018, 10:43 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Lazy Labor or Labour Day to everyone!

Thanks for the thought, Lizzyq. Why can't some of those stormclouds passing by (sometimes within miles) all around us actually unload their H2O? :( I'm extremely tired of hand watering.
Sep 5th 2018, 8:47 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Lazy Labor or Labour Day to everyone!

I just corrected my original post. Eastern CT (the section far from NYC & environs) is still in dreadful drought.

Our lawn and my gardens were all looking great until July hit. Then despite a few...
Sep 5th 2018, 8:35 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Newest Lansbury

What a gorgeous, wide-awake baby, with terrific hair!! Congratulations to all Lansburys concerned!
Sep 4th 2018, 2:28 am
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Lazy Labor or Labour Day to everyone!

Actually southeastern MA, much of RI, and western parts of CT are in drought conditions. We had an exceptionally wet spring & early summer, but the rains have dried up in the last two months. We...
Sep 3rd 2018, 8:51 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Lazy Labor or Labour Day to everyone!

Ours has been brilliant! Family arrived en masse Friday evening but has sadly now departed to (vain hope!) get ahead of the traffic returning to the city.... But we had an excellent time, and the...
Sep 2nd 2018, 3:32 am
Replies: 1,183
Views: 76,366
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Home and garden projects

Where oh where is Pulaski when we really need him? :confused: :( :rolleyes:
Sep 2nd 2018, 3:24 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,329
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Selling car in FL

Glad to hear it's all resolved now. I hate it when a friendship gets... what shall I call it? …compromised?... by some issue like this.
Aug 15th 2018, 4:47 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Upsides of turning 65

I think I owe you an apology, Sugarmooma, for turning your light-hearted celebration of some of the upsides of turning 65 in a somewhat somber direction. My musing that the school tax exemption for...
Aug 14th 2018, 9:54 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Upsides of turning 65

So all over-65s can avoid paying school taxes? I'm not sure why, but this strikes me as very strange....:confused:
Aug 13th 2018, 7:57 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Upsides of turning 65

This sounds like the "homestead exemption", which lowers our property taxes.

Many states & municipalities have some form of homestead exemption. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_exemption
Aug 13th 2018, 3:26 pm
Replies: 406
Views: 58,137
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Anyone done N600K recently?

I would not send in transcripts of your school years -- your US residence years are not sufficient, and it's your USC parent's US residence years that are the important ones. You'll fill out Part 4...
Aug 13th 2018, 3:02 pm
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Views: 58,137
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Anyone done N600K recently?

Zaineb, if you don't have at least 2 years of US residence AFTER age 14, you are correct that you can't pass on American citizenship automatically to your non-US born children. It sounds like your...
Aug 13th 2018, 12:49 am
Replies: 406
Views: 58,137
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Anyone done N600K recently?

There are USCIS instructions for any N600K supporting documents that are in a foreign language. Go to this page:
https://www.uscis.gov/n-600k

Open the document labelled "Instructions for Form...
Jul 28th 2018, 3:59 pm
Replies: 1,183
Views: 76,366
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Home and garden projects

When we returned from our trip to Blighty, I found my two cherry tomato plants had disappeared from their pots--either eaten or just didn't like the spot I tried this year. But the lettuce which had...
Jun 30th 2018, 11:42 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Road trip

OK, not an impressively fast trip at all, but back in the 90s when we lived in Houston with our young kids, we drove from Texas to Connecticut and back several times in our camper van. The Blue Ridge...
Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 pm
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Views: 76,366
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Home and garden projects

Tomatoes generally do poorly in my garden, not enough pure full-on sunshine to keep them happy. I only started two tomato plants this summer & as expected they are looking leggy & less-than-fruitful,...
Jun 13th 2018, 3:56 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Camping

An interesting analysis of the LymeRIX vaccine and why it was withdrawn: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2870557/

It was certainly not the only vaccine that was getting a bad rap in...
Jun 13th 2018, 2:39 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Camping

Yes, sadly, I think some people are giving up hiking. I've definitely given up hiking in certain terrains. I try not to do narrow, overgrown pathways, or brush of any kind. The walkway,...
Jun 12th 2018, 3:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Camping

Yes, true, and it can make some dogs ill too. It's superstrong stuff. The permethrin spray we buy in the yellow bottle is only for spraying shoes, clothes, and camping gear. Not for pets!
Jun 11th 2018, 10:50 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Camping

Have you tried Permethrin? It's sold in a big yellow spray bottle here. It's the best for ticks, but it's so strong you cannot spray it on any skin surfaces, only on clothes and shoes.

The husband...
Jun 11th 2018, 8:40 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By WEBlue

Re: Camping

The husband & I love car/tent camping! In a few weeks we'll drive to Maine for a week on Mt. Desert Island. It's by far the cheapest way to see the country, though some of the more popular campsites...
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