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Posts Made By: Beach Glass
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: 23
 
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...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Apron

My MIL taught me how to make what she calls a carpenter’s apron. Kinda reminds me of the art apron we wore in grade school. One button in the back at the neck, arm holes, make it as long as you want....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-04-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Sheets

Previous posters are spot on - you want 100% cotton, Egyptian cotton has longer fibers. Read the labels carefully, they can be deceiving.

Percale is a type of weave and usually comes in 300...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Beach Glass
I use Mary Kay CC cream. Like it and easy to...

I use Mary Kay CC cream. Like it and easy to obtain in my rural area.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Masks

I’m on the other side of the state from you and have been watching this closely. Good for Boise!

I fear my county is getting WAY too complacent. Population about 13,000, 2 positive cases.
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Polisher

DH has a rock tumbler that he actually uses to polish his spent brass for reloading bullets.

DD polished rocks in it years ago, but it’s the same principal. Probably used a slightly different...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Gift

I have a past student who recently lost her husband to a heart attack. 2 young kids. They were overflowing with meals, so a couple friends arranged a pedicure and haircut at her convenience. It was a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Facebook anonymity

I have a cousin who set up an alternate account. She is a high school biology teacher, in a very tough district and wanted students to connect with her via school channels rather than social media...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Sheets

I’ve had great luck with Overstock. Also bought a set for my MIL off Amazon that are really great.

We prefer high quality percale flannel, depending on the season.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-25-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Went to the movies

I live in a very rural town. We’ve been spared much of the COVID-19 pandemic but our community has still tried to follow all protocols.

The movie theater was selling popcorn curbside during...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-25-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Beach Glass
Blinds.com

They were exceptional!!! Got all my blinds from them a few years ago. I wimped out ordering them online and called, but the guy found my entire order and went through each and every item with me.
...



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