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Old 11 December 2016, 04:51 PM
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A bit more of a 'big thing', I guess--a while back ago, I looked up at my kitchen ceiling and noticed a crack running parallel to where the ceiling met the wall that looked like it had 'popped'. My first thought was, "Crap, a leak," but when I touched it, it felt dry. I called my insurance company, and they asked what was over the ceiling. I said the roof, and they advised to call my HOA first to have them check it out. HOA sends over their handyman, who looks and advised the 'flashing' (where the roof of the kitchen meets the rest of the house) was damaged and loose, making it possible for either melting snow or wind-driven rain to get in. He advised that likely what happened was that the water was absorbed by the insulation, which weighed down the insulation and put pressure on the ceiling below, which is why the ceiling cracked and popped, but there was no obvious water damage. (Learn something new all the time.)

So he fixed the flashing, and then my insurance sent people to fix the ceiling. And apparently my insurance company's directives are to redo the entire 'line of sight' (to explain, previous insurance companies I had would only pay for the immediate area to be patched and blended). Since my kitchen ceiling is also the dining room ceiling and living room ceiling.....the entire thing was retextured and repainted. So some minor cracks in the ceiling from settlement were repaired as well.

So I can honestly say that my ceiling is now even better than it was when I moved in!
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Old 12 December 2016, 05:12 AM
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SNL has taken a tiny bit out of the debilitating sting of this election season. The highlight for me this week was discovering Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne. I had to go back and watch some others. She is like an exact amalgam of almost every other woman I knew from age 15 to 20. That is some uncanny s. h. i. tuesday.
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Old 12 December 2016, 03:30 PM
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Nine workdays until shut-down. I won't have to work from December 23 to January 2nd, and it all counts as paid holidays, so no vacation.

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Old 12 December 2016, 07:40 PM
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Old 12 December 2016, 07:47 PM
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Old 12 December 2016, 08:09 PM
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Old 13 December 2016, 03:26 PM
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Old 13 December 2016, 04:14 PM
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Leftovers for lunch.
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Old 14 December 2016, 03:22 AM
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I love leftovers for lunch.

Today I had trout sushi for lunch. Our most convenient convenience store never has it but for some reason today they had it. Yay. I hope this means they're going to have it more often. (OTOH Maybe they do have it and it's always bought before I get there. I should ask. Then I would have an excuse to ask them to carry it, too.)
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:21 PM
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I am allowed to work from home more or less at my discretion. It's very cold today and even colder tomorrow.
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:34 PM
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Leftovers for lunch.
Living on my own, and on a budget, leftovers are a big part of my diet, lucky I love them.
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:38 PM
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I live alone, too. When I'm being thrifty, I deliberately make more food than I need.
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:41 PM
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Not a fan of leftovers, unless it's pizza, but my husband has been known to eat food leftover from two weeks ago . I really should get more into leftovers for lunch as I tend to get into lunchtime ruts where all I have are tuna sandwiches for weeks at a time.
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:48 PM
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I don't eat old leftovers (unless they've been frozen).
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:52 PM
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I read somewhere, possibly this isn't true, but leftovers from restaurants really need to be eaten right away or you're risking food poisoning. All I can say is my husband must have a cast iron stomach. He's also been known to cut the mold off cheese and bread and thinks best by dates are a good idea but not applicable to him. So far so good for him but I'd probably be a regular down at the ER if I ate the way he does .
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Old 14 December 2016, 02:56 PM
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Restaurant leftovers are tossed unless I eat them within 24 hours. I'm squeamish that way.

"Best by" doesn't mean "unsafe after," so I will sometimes cautiously disregard those dates.

It's actually okay to eat hard cheese after carefully scraping off the mold and a margin beyond it. It's not recommended for bread or softer cheeses. Mayo Clinic link.
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Old 14 December 2016, 03:06 PM
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Living on my own, and on a budget, leftovers are a big part of my diet, lucky I love them.
Ditto. I will cheerfully eat the same thing, or a minor modification of the same thing, for three or four days. (Five or six, not so much; but that's one of the things freezers are for.) Saves time, too; plus which, while I like cooking sometimes, I don't like having to cook every day.
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Old 14 December 2016, 03:11 PM
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I give leftovers a week in the refrigerator before I toss them out.
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Old 14 December 2016, 03:22 PM
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I went out to eat for both lunch and dinner yesterday, and took food home from both meals (i.e., I didn't over eat). That makes me happy.

As for leftovers, while I know how to make meals for three or four, I don't really know how to cook for just one, so I always have leftovers. Since I'm big on portion control at restaurants, I almost always bring food home.

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Old 14 December 2016, 06:40 PM
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What are leftovers?

Latest stupid question: why do football and baseball players put that black stuff under their eyes?
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