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August 11th, 2021 at 4:23:57 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Victorians had large houses with lots of small rooms. Even the bedrooms were small. In the winter they only lived in a small part of the house because it was impossible to heat the entire house.

They should have bought(made) more candles.
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August 11th, 2021 at 5:05:19 AM permalink
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He is also the first to buy a million dollar house, something I still can't quite grasp.

In the middle-class suburban neighborhood where my aunt lives in northern CA, a 1,200 SqFt home goes for $1 mil. Fortunately, they bought in the 80's when prices were much more reasonable.

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Victorians had large houses with lots of small rooms. Even the bedrooms were small.

The first house I owned was the opposite. It was built in the 1920's in a location where property taxes were based on the number of rooms in the house. The result was a few very nicely-sized rooms and very little in the way of closets (which were counted as rooms for tax purposes).
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August 11th, 2021 at 6:47:44 AM permalink
It's good to hear that the cancer has not spread, MrV. Hopefully, it will be able to be fully addressed.
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August 11th, 2021 at 9:39:51 AM permalink
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I've endured what is probably the most stressful, scariest past few weeks ...

Recently retired, I went to the doc for a delayed physical: blood work showed a high PSA.

Met with urologist: he scheduted MRI which showed prostate cancer.



My 65 year old brother was diagnosed with exactly the same thing in April. No spread. His doctors seem to be yawning because they can hardly stay awake at this diagnosis. There's like 14 different ways to cure this now, pick one. It's extremely slow moving a lot of men who dropped dead in their 80s of something else have had prostate cancer for decades and didn't even know it. They gave him hormone treatment that keeps it at bay for about a year-and-a-half and they're looking at on the spot radiation treatment next spring. So my advice to you is if you have to worry do it in slow motion.
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August 11th, 2021 at 9:43:20 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

The result was a few very nicely-sized rooms and very little in the way of closets (which were counted as rooms for tax purposes).



My house was built in the mid eighteen hundreds and has no closets at all. All closets here were added later. They had no need for closets because all your clothes were kept in trunks and dressers because of the moth problem.
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August 11th, 2021 at 9:47:44 AM permalink
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My house was built in the mid eighteen hundreds and has no closets at all. All closets here were added later. They had no need for closets because all your clothes were kept in trunks and dressers because of the moth problem.



Wow, that is an old house. If I remember correctly that area wasn't really settled into until around 1825.
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August 11th, 2021 at 10:02:52 AM permalink
Things are happening. I barely made it to the bathroom a couple times yesterday. Had some French toast and a Swiss mushroom burger. Thatís what this thread is for right, personal happenings?
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August 11th, 2021 at 10:05:30 AM permalink
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Things are happening. I barely made it to the bathroom a couple times yesterday. Had some French toast and a Swiss mushroom burger. Thatís what this thread is for right, personal happenings?



Ever since I had my gallbladder removed I get stomach emergencies regularly. I can be fine and then within 2 minutes I may have an embarrassing emergency.
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August 11th, 2021 at 10:09:03 AM permalink
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Things are happening. I barely made it to the bathroom a couple times yesterday. Had some French toast and a Swiss mushroom burger. Thatís what this thread is for right, personal happenings?



If you had a lot of syrup on the French toast, it seems like an understandable result with that combination.
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August 11th, 2021 at 10:55:00 AM permalink
Saw my eye doctor for the first time in 5 years yesterday. He says I have cataracts. I asked if it was serious, and when will it become serious. He had no answer for when it would become serious. He gave me a prescription for stronger glasses. I asked him if my current eyeglasses are expired because he gave me a new prescription and if I could still drive to the next town to fill the prescription. The DMV just put on my license that I need to wear glasses when I drive. He said the DMV just tests for distance that you can see out the window. I exclaimed that I can't read my speedometer without glasses, but I can see out the window OK. He said the DMV doesn't test if you can read your speedometer. He said my glasses help me to keep 20/40 vision. I used to have fantastic vision until my mid-40's, then it got worse month after month, year after year. Now everything is blurry within arms' length of me.
Sometimes I walk out my door with the wrong glasses on and drive with my dollar store 1.75X reading glasses on halfway down my nose so I can read my speedometer but I have a regular view above the glasses out the window. But those are just short trips to the store.
My Parking Assist wasn't working yesterday and I didn't notice until after I had backed up. I later rubbed my fingers over the sensors on the back bumper to clean them up a little and the Parking Assist worked again.

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