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Posts Made By: Beach Glass
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-13-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Left-Handed

I am the only left-handed member in my family. And between all my siblings, they agree I have the nicest penmanship. :)

I had a paternal uncle, who should have been left-handed, but was switched...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Dryer

Had to replace our dryer last fall. We live in a rural community with few options. Went with Maytag from Costco because

- Maytag’s reputation (I didn’t need/want a lot of bells and whistles)...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Venmo

My dd1 helped me set it up, and I use it frequently. Use it for paying our lawn guy, the neighbor girl for watering our lawn during the summer (as we’re at our cabin), dd1 and 2 for payments back and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Covid and Closures

In our little town of 3000, with a geographical area equal to 2 Connecticuts, we’ve had 3 food establishments within the last 24 hours close because employees tested positive for Covid.

These...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-08-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Have you tried...

Midsomer Murders? A whole 20 seasons or so! We loved it.

Finished "Endeavor" last week.

We are now watching "Hamish." Quite different, a bit quirky, but are now really getting into it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-08-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Thankful

Our vacation house in the Rocky Mountains is on 35 acres, so noise from neighbors is pretty much non-existent.

Being retired has now allowed us to use it a full 3 seasons of the year.

My vent...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Costco

Just the purchase of eye glasses for my DD2 and me saved me enough that it paid for my membership! My normally $600+ glasses were $290 there.

Although it’s basically just my husband and me, we use...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Owens-Illinois Glass Factory

For three summers, I worked in a glass production factory of Owens-Illinois. This was in the mid-70s, before the advent of plastic bottles.

The plant manufactured molasses jars, wine bottles...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Beach Glass
I also sanitize using the dishwasher. ...

I also sanitize using the dishwasher.

Another tip: Over the last decades, tomatoes have been developed to be lower in acid. When home canning, they suggest adding an acid such as lemon or vinegar.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Shampoo

My stylist recommended Joico Color Endure to my daughter and she really likes it.

I have found that professional products last far longer than the drug store variety (one needs to use less), so...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Trex

Although not officially the Trex brand, we put the same type on our deck 18 years ago when we built our house. It has worn very well. DH like the stuff so much that he used it for the outside trim...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-29-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Hip replacement

I had my left hip done 4 years ago while still teaching.

Your ortho will most likely schedule you for a “hip boot camp,” a meeting with someone from the group ( for me it was a PT). They go over...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-29-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Passwords

I bought an address book, and instead of addresses, I keep passwords and answers to those special questions like “What was the name of your favorite pet?” :D
Board: Retired Teachers 07-29-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Beach Glass
1970 Plymouth Fury III

The summer before senior year on 1978, my lawyer father had a client whose 85 year old mother was leaving Florida to return to Western NY and an independent living faculty. They were selling mom’s...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-29-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Tough Decision for the Kids

DD1 and her fiancé set their wedding date last fall for September 19, 2020.

A small wedding - 75 people total - at a beautiful, private developed hot springs (reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Scrub brands

My daughter swears by Cherokee and Dickies brands of scrubs. They are reasonably priced. I have NEVER seen scrubs with $100+ price tags. $20-25 for each piece is more like it, but she shops the sales...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Scrubs

Although retired, I feel that scrubs are a wonderful option for work wear.

They would be able to withstand the abuse of frequent washing and are made to last a long time - unlike most of my...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-27-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Feeling retired

I felt truly retired when some already-retired teacher friends took me out for breakfast that first morning of students being back to school.

For my DH who also retired from teaching at the same...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-27-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Me Escargot

My mother had a similar “recipe” that she and other student nurses made back in the early 1950s. She called them “Cheese Dreams”, and they became an annual request for us kids during tomato season. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-26-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Beach Glass
More Huckleberries!

DD2 just texted that she picked a POUND of huckleberries this morning! I am driving to her place tonight as her car is getting worked on and she needs a car for her work in home health.

Guess...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-26-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Yes!

We’ve had a UTV for about 5 years. The deciding factors between purchasing the UTV over 2 4-wheelers:

- husband is hard of hearing. Sitting next to him makes conversing so much easier.
- I don’t...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Huckleberries

Huckleberries are on here in the Northwest. DD1 has picked over 5 pounds! She loves hunting them and can spend the whole day picking. DD2, in another part of the state, picked a 20 oz in just a...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-24-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Good RX

I helped a friend create a Good RX account, only to find that the pharmacy must be a participant. Ours is not. And with that being the ONLY pharmacy within 90 miles, she was out of luck.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Beach Glass
I get it. They ARE cute. So much so that for...

I get it. They ARE cute. So much so that for years I had at least one in my classroom, entertaining the kids nonstop. (These were always rescue chipmunks, rescued from our dog or cat.)

Well, give...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Although I can’t speak from experience as others...

Although I can’t speak from experience as others can, my first thought was to protect yourself financially. Get a lawyer who can advise you. DH seems unstable and you need to protect yourself and the...



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