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  1. On 2/4/2020 at 8:57 AM, Citrine said:

    I had to pay $725, which is quite steep.   The online form was really easy to fill out,  but very very very long.   


    Probably the fee has gone up, I haven't checked in a few years.  There is also the whole "show up at a place and time of our choosing" for the interview which is inconvenient when you have a schedule that isn't flexible.  That is honestly the bigger issue.  


    So very tired today.  Sleep schedules in this house need to get fixed, everyone else's bad habits are interfering with my sleep and wearing me out.  

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  2. I've had a similar problem with the store, but not the forum.  Since I think they're on different servers they shouldn't be related issues, but I've never been logged out within seconds anywhere else.  I agree it's frustrating, especially since you probably spend more time reading the forums than shopping.  


    You might want to make sure your computer is updated just in case, if you can.  

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  3. 22 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Good luck to you! And to @LittleBluberry too! [get with it girl!]


    Yeah, I've been putting it off.  So much beaurocracy and the $600 application fee doesn't excite me either.  


    11 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

    On a last ditch attempt to try and curb my migraines. The weather has been awful. I saw some weather pressure relief earplugs on Amazon and am going to order some and see if they actually work.


    My allergies have been awful and tend to cause a lot of sinus inflammation.  Maybe you're having allergies spending spring in a new home?  I hope you get some relief.  

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  4. 2 hours ago, Citrine said:

    So I took a big step yesterday, I applied for citizenship in the USA.  Norway started allowing dual citizenship for adults starting January 1st this year, so there was no longer a reason to not do it.   No more taxation without representation for me!  I have lived here for 21 years.


    So according to the Iowa caucus rules, I can caucus this evening, that should be interesting...


    Congratulations!  :bday: I need to do the same one of these days.  

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  5. 4 hours ago, Unruly said:

    I do one google search for Kobe Bryant and now google is sending me notices about the Lakers, and I can't turn them off because I'd have to turn off my notices about the Penguins at the same time...


    Google is downright creepy.  Keeps asking me if I want it to take care of things for me by enabling more features.  No, I very much do not!!


    1 hour ago, ShadowRaven said:

    On an unrelated note. it is +6 in Alberta, in February. 


    Well, it's Chinook season, so enjoy it while it lasts!  I still remember how a Chinook hit during the 1984 winter Olympics and messed up all the snow events.  

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  6. So today I managed to have a really good parenting day with my youngest.  She was super happy to not have homework, and the blank music composition book I'd ordered had arrived.  She had wanted to convert some melodies to the bass clef for her cello, so I started showing her how to transpose.  I gave her the note letters and the original music and she started writing it out.  She also learned how to play it from my notes.  Best part was she noticed that she felt happier and more energized afterwards.  Pretty insightful for a 10 year old.  ^_^

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  7. 18 minutes ago, ShadowRaven said:

    So our furnace is out, won't be fixed until tomorrow. We Canadians are a hardy people, but It's going to be a multiple layers sort of evening,and a many blankets kind of night.  At least it's not -30 like it was a week ago. 


    It was pretty miserable last year with no heat and just a few degrees below freezing.  Hopefully your house is better insulated than ours.  (Ours is much improved, but I don't think we'll get to reinsulating the walls or changing the roof pitch.). Hope you have a space heater or fireplace or something!  

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  8. 11 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

    I have three aged 2->7 and yes, it is Hard Work! 


    I suspect it's even harder when you're not used to it.


    Very, very true!  Plus there's the novelty factor: the older child wants your attention because you're a new playmate and this interferes with looking after the younger one or doing things like prepare food.  It's easier when you can work your way up to it, starting with just one.  It's also definitely easier when you're younger, I'm quite happy to not have had any babies in my forties, teenagers are work enough!  

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  9. Allergy shot done for this week, hopefully I can stay awake enough to paint.  (Tea is steeping right now to assist.)


    Pouring rain means soup for dinner tonight.  The girls have semester end tests and are super stressed so some comfort food is just what the doctor ordered.  Eldest daughter had her computer science test misplaced yesterday, which did not help her anxiety levels.  

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  10. 12 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

    How Much for Just the Planet?, right?


    My people!  I had just started thinking that I needed to see if I still had my copy of that book because I could use a good laugh.  


    We're rapidly melting out of the snow here.  Seeing what's going on in St. Johns made me very thankful that we had as little snow as we did.  Hope Buglips is safe in his new abode!

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  11. On 1/14/2020 at 9:37 PM, Marvin said:

    Damn, sorry to hear this. He seemed like good folk.


    Sure loved him some Tom Meier, as I recall.


    I was thinking that I might need to paint a Tom Meier elf in his honor.  After I'm done with my Secret Sophie.  

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