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    Finishing a Wood Project

    I'm so disappointed in EB. A week of this thread and no sexual innuendo regarding "wood," "hand rubbed," or "eager beaver."
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    Random Topics 3.1

    I'm a little late to the party, but I have accounts with Schwab, Fidelity, E*Trade and TDAmeritrade. Of the four, I like E*Trade the best due to its website layout and being able to easily find all their tools and research. I would put Fidelity second. That being said I'm moving away from...
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    The Automotive Thread

    This is common across all brands now, not just German. Some vehicles the spare tire is an option you can buy. Others, like mine, there is no option for a spare. But at least mine came with a jack and wrench so I can remove the wheel if necessary.
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    Travel!! Where are you headed; Where do you want to go? Where have you been?

    So are you going to Silver Dollar City?
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    What's the Work From Home situation?

    In many cases you don't even have to live in the same state. And we're hiring engineers like crazy.
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    What's the Work From Home situation?

    We can't work from the office until July 1. After that, pretty much everyone has the option to work from home forever. Over half the company has chosen that option, though they may come into the office from time to time as necessary.
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    Travel!! Where are you headed; Where do you want to go? Where have you been?

    @Dleg Are you in any of the rental companies' frequent renter programs? Taking National as an example, they don't show any cars available if I check their website in ANC in late June, but if I log into my account then they have some cars available. Worth a shot at signing up for their program...
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    Travel!! Where are you headed; Where do you want to go? Where have you been?

    Do you need a rental car in Fairbanks? I hear they're really hard to come by right now.
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    Random Topics 3.1

    This happened to us in a hotel once. I don't recall why but I wasn't able to remove the battery for some reason so I took the detector down, wrapped it in a towel and shoved it in a drawer so we couldn't hear it any more.
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    2019 Novel Coronavirus

    I also read that the treatment for these types of blood clots (with low platelet count) is opposite of how most blood clots are treated (with heparin) and they wanted to make sure doctors were aware to not just automatically use the normal treatment.
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    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    You know what's even worse than honeysuckle? Blackberries. And wild roses. Not only do they grow back no matter what you do to them, they have nasty thorns that make it really hard to get at the base of the plant without tearing you up. I've taken to doing what you mentioned and abusing my...
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    Travel!! Where are you headed; Where do you want to go? Where have you been?

    With the pandemic showing signs of receding, there's some travel deals to be had out there. I convinced the wife to book a trip to Alaska for the week of Labor Day. Delta started a nonstop from Detroit to Anchorage this summer, and first class roundtrip was $720 which seems like a steal for 6...
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    Baseball 2021

    Baseball is back! And Michigan now has legal online sports betting. This could be bad--but so far I'm in the black.
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    2019 Novel Coronavirus

    Seems like states that discourage unions would be even more likely to let employers force whatever they want (like vaccines) on employees?
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    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I had a friend that had a house in a similar style to that. Not quite as hardcore 70s as that, but it had the spiral staircase and a koi pond in the living room.
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