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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    ((Jon)) I didn't see the post about your friend passing...I'm sorry for your loss.

    Today is a day of returning things to stores that Mom didn't use and assembling the information for her 2014 tax...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    ((Mike))

    Thank you, TechieTechie!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    ((ErinK)) hugs back!

    I'm emerging from the rubble that was this past week after Mom died.

    I've gotten enormous amounts of work done, including clearing everything out of the apartment (most...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    ((Jon)) I will be thinking of you today as you try to help your friend. Safe travels as well!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    Jujy, how wonderful that you were there and able to help him!

    Many thanks, Quarry, ErinK, all of you! You are sustaining me.

    Dolce far niente indeed, Quarry! I look forward to the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    ((Mike!))

    Hug received and returned!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Thank you all!

    I love your poem, superfluousPastry.

    I spent the afternoon at her place doing clean up and figuring out what to do with everything. Gave away her power lift recliner to...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Thank you!!

    I'm chugging away at my notifications. Have to dig up her elderly cousin's address in Australia now.

    When Mom and Dad first applied to emigrate from Italy back in 1950, it was...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Thank you, everyone!

    Today I have to contact everyone and tell them the news.

    I just called my dad's sister in Italy, who is in her 90s and speaks no English. It was awkward but Google...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Thank you, primrose and gandhajala!

    I'm going to hit the sack finally-- it's 2 a.m. here and I was too wired to sleep earlier-- I had an hour's drive to take the caregiver home so didn't even...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Thank you, easyfish!
  12. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    They might be happier with the bottles if there were a $20 bill wrapped around them with a rubber band.

    It is hard to appreciate luxuries when basic needs are unmet.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    My mother passed away earlier this evening. She had a long battle with Alzheimer's but at the end, she slipped away in her sleep, for which I am very grateful.

    I want to offer my thanks to...
  14. Re: Fragrance that smells like Coconut Cookies?

    Mandorlo di Sicilia reminds me of a root beer float-- root bear with vanilla ice cream.
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    Re: Searching for a True Ylang-ylang

    Hermès Hermessence Vanille Galante has a decided ylang-ylang note, and lily.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    The email address is on their FAQ page (https://www.creedboutique.com/content/15-frequently-asked-questions) but I don't know whether you can get samples by requesting them by email....
  17. Thread: Tutti

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    Re: Tutti

    But you're being such a good sport about it! :thumbsup:
  18. Thread: Tutti

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    Re: Tutti

    Hilarious!

    There is no web address-- I don't see any http:// or www. anything in there.
    Also when I Google Tutti and Cronania nothing comes up about perfume. And Google images doesn't help...
  19. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Hurray!!!
  20. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    I got it -- you (and I) forgot the http:// from post #15.

    http://www.svanemerket.no/PageFiles/6517/tusen-takk.jpg

    Removing the spaces I added, you see your image.
    ...
  21. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    David,
    You wrote:
    www.svanemerket.no/PageFiles/6517/tusen-takk.jpg

    But it should be [/IMG] at the end, not


    If you add the / where it belongs , you get this:
    ...
  22. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Yes, I do have an Apple-- but I had no idea that made a difference in what editing options one sees when posting.
  23. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Hi David, I've been out....

    I tried to start a thread just now on the Female forum, and this is what I see-- even without clicking to preview-- see the little icon to the right of the smiley face?...
  24. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Click on Preview Post and the same extra editing features will appear at the top...the paperclip icon etc.
  25. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Good luck!
  26. Re: How To Post Images From The Web Onto A Basenotes Thread ???

    Okay, I'm going to try this with the cute image of a koala posted by JiveHippo earlier. I saved it to my desktop.

    Go Advanced.
    Click on the little icon of the paperclip (to the right of the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    ((Ryan)) a few more hugs.

    Do you have any idea why your brother dropped out so suddenly? It does seem a shame to stop now, with so much time invested, and without the degree.

    I'm wearing my...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th February 2015

    Belated thanks for belated birthday greetings, kalli and cestrum nocturnum! :grin:

    kewart, may your voice return to normal soon.

    I'm heading over to Mom's a bit later this morning, and I've...
  29. Re: A Question about Shipping, and Shipping Costs (USA) ....

    It's fine to create a ground shipping label for perfumes at home, and then take it to the counter and declare that it contains perfume, but it's not legal to send it by Priority (by air) nor to fail...
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    Re: how to use paypal?

    Log into your PayPal account.
    Click on Send & Request.
    Click on Pay for Goods or Services.
    Enter the seller's email address, amount of money, and currency.
    Click on Next and follow directions.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th February 2015

    ((inees)) Thanks! I'm joining you in L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
    Thanks also to BoyChanel, G.303, and ExtremeK for late day birthday wishes! :smiley:

    We'll be taking our daughter back to college in a...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th February 2015

    RHM, that is very exciting! Many warm congratulations to Sophie!

    Quarry, I'm so sorry about Beaker's passing. That is long time to love a pet.

    Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes! ...
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    Re: SOTD Friday February 6th 2015

    Hugs all around!

    My daughter is sleeping off her all-nighter, and chicken soup is simmering on the stove -- best medicine ever for the common cold. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    Happy Birthday foxbins! I hope it was fun for you.

    I'm going to get my daughter tomorrow-- she wanted to come home by train (for the first time) but has a nasty cold and is pulling a very late...
  35. Thread: Seller Beware

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    Re: Seller Beware

    If they are serious, they can give you the cash to buy it with, in advance. :rolleyesold:
  36. Re: A Question about Shipping, and Shipping Costs (USA) ....

    Renaissance Man, I've never had the number not work. When did you mail the item? Maybe it wasn't entered into the system yet?

    There have been serious storms in the past week which have delayed...
  37. Re: A Question about Shipping, and Shipping Costs (USA) ....

    Right-- but the tracking is "free" if you use the PID# to track with. Saves you a dollar or so. It's the exact same number that it would be if you paid for tracking.

    It works in the USPS...
  38. Re: A Question about Shipping, and Shipping Costs (USA) ....

    I use USPS and ship by ground with tracking, plus insurance for any package worth more than a certain amount (more than I'd be prepared to refund the buyer out of pocket.)

    It actually does not...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Maybe you just got off on the wrong foot. Perhaps the discount isn't automated. Then again, maybe it is, but eBay has a lot of glitches for sellers and things don't always work the way they should....
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    snowgrouse, I'm puzzled- I clicked on your link for Al-Afdal and looked randomly at one of his listings. Clicking on shipping details, with Finland as receiving country, he shows a reduced rate for...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd February 2015

    Jon, I am sorry for your loss!

    RHM, How exciting for Sofie! And very nice for you that she won't be living at a distance from the family.

    SotD is Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare.
  42. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Thank you so much, Grant and tdem.
  43. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Thank you!
  44. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    ((mumsy))
  45. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Thank you, superfluousPastry. I appreciate it.
  46. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I would also like the Off-Topic board back as a board rather than a single thread. But given how stretched the mods are, perhaps that is too much work?

    Personally I often go online these days for...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!

    Here we go with the next round of snow/sleet/freezing rain followed by more snow. I'm staying warm with tea, a book, and hubby, who stayed home for the day.

    SotD...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st February 2015

    Yes, give your daughter our congratulations, Kiliwia! That must be such a relief to her.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st February 2015

    It's still Saturday night for me.

    I had an interesting thing happen today at T J Maxx. I had gone hoping to find a bottle of the new version of Laura Ashley No. 1, having read that it was now...
  50. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I get the email updates, I read the thread, and I'm sure many others do as well but have chosen not to engage further.

    I can't remain silent about this, however: I am very disappointed to see the...
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    Re: Questions about Sample Passes

    A long time ago I wrote 2 blog entries to help folks start a sample pass. They're just suggestions; most people modify them.
    Here they are:

    (Edit: I updated them with a final post about shipping...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    We're all dug out-- it wasn't nearly as light and fluffy as it looked. Time for some Tylenol...

    We actually were lucky, only got about 12-14" -- the blizzard is still ongoing in the eastern part...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Good afternoon all!

    I have yet to go out to clear the snow away. Dragging my feet, LOL.
    Looks like quite a bit of it but it's in drifts. Thankfully it's the light fluffy stuff.
  54. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Here's an idea: What about a board for Individual Member Topics? Fragrantica has one and it seems to work for them.

    Each member can only have one topic so that limits the number of threads.
  55. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Actually that rule was removed when the Code of Conduct was updated.
    http://www.basenotes.net/about/92-basenotes-community-code-of-conduct-for-members

    Regarding inflammatory/bigoted/racist...
  56. Re: How to thicken liquid castile soap with salt for liquid hand soap

    There was a post about this a few years back. I'll try to find it.

    Edit: Looks like the OP found it: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/187874-What-to-add-to-a-liquid-soap-to-thicken-it
  57. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I voted "no" because I think these threads aren't usually really about what the person or character would wear or used to wear, especially with historical figures (even religious leaders)-- the...
  58. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    *groan*
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    FrouFrou, that is certainly colorful and distinctive.

    I've been reading up on the virus; they say it's best to plant roses not too close together, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus from...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    FrouFrou-- I'd never heard of Rose Rosette Disease until now. I'm so sorry that you have lost all your roses to this.

    Later today we're going to be getting the blizzard that has Texas and...
  61. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    I tried Pomelo Paradis at Sephora today (they only carry the 1 oz., pricey at $70) and found it quite delightful, but lower than normal longevity on my arm.

    Edit: And now I have a 200 ml bottle...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    I've got to run -- my husband wants to go shopping-- but this is fascinating and I will read up on that, gandhajala. Thanks!
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    I wonder what poor people used when they buried their dead? (If anything.)
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    :engel017:
    Pass the popcorn please.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Please read my post #71 with references. This is not a religious discussion. You posted a quotation and I posted a few more to clarify that the ointment was not intended as a wearing-type perfume...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    superfluousPastry, here are the references I promised:

    Mark 14:8(b) She is come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.
    Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body,...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Actually this is what the New Testament says; if you like I'll dig up the reference later.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    These ointments were used to prepare a body for burial; it was a symbolic gesture on Mary's part (i.e. she believed his prediction about his upcoming death.).
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    This is "Anointing His Feet #2" by Wayne Forte. Beautiful!
    http://wayneforte.com/picture/anointing-his-feet-2/
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Nah, I don't see this as making fun of the faith.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Eternity
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Happy Birthday, Kalli! I hope you have a lovely day!

    I'm wearing Coty Muguet des Bois, from a tiny parfum bottle identical to the one I bought when I was 14.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    It's ccccoooolllllldddddd!!! Brrrrrrrr!
    Daughter and hubby are clearing the inch or so of snow that fell. We've been so lucky this year, so little snowfall. I hope it continues!

    I'm...
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    Re: Santa Maria novella

    Off topic, but it finally dawned on me that this expression made no sense, so I looked it up.

    It turns out it's an aviation term not unlike "pedal to the metal."
    The throttle and joystick...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    Lovely to see both Fleurine and lilybelle here today!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Jon,

    Happy Birthday!

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-bounce014.gif
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    The bottle and color look just like Coty Muguet des Bois but there would be painted-on writing on the bottle.
    Does it smell like lilies of the valley, by any chance?

    See this listing on eBay: ...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

    ((Robin))

    My SotD is Rose Ikebana.
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    You made me laugh!!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    ((FrouFrou)) and to you as well!
  81. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Very cool holographic display in Dubai mall:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tghFwdZw3k4
  82. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I am disgusted at the personal attacks.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    No, any fragrances!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Happy New Year everyone!

    I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    Be safe as you celebrate, everyone!

    Mom seems calmer and happier now that she is on meds for her agitation. So far it only works for part of the day but it's so much better already, and we'll be...
  86. Thread: Off-Topic

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    For Doctor Who fans:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qEvSM5M2LQ
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    Re: Had a very bad scare - Please read!

    I've had it happen, after a prolonged cold, that I couldn't smell or taste anything for days even after my sinuses cleared. Let things get back to normal by themselves.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 30 December, 2014.

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today's scent is YSL In Love Again.

    My daughter got word last night from her college that her final Honors Humanities essay was chosen to win an award. Some sort of...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th December 2014

    You are so kind, FrouFrou!
    At this point I am trying anything and everything. She may accept the mild fruit flavor of these toddler toothpastes but if not, I may message you!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th December 2014

    Mike,
    I actually did find what I needed at a medical supplies pharmacy. The synthetic sheepskin was thin, so I got an egg crate seat cushion instead.
    It turns out they now make a training...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th December 2014

    Hugs to all!

    I'm in Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare. It's a lovely sunny day!

    Mom's hospital bed was delivered today. We had it set up in her living room so that she can watch TV from bed (there's...
  92. Re: Congrats to Mr. Bartlett and Pell Wall perfumes!

    Well done!
  93. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    If a fragrance is listed in my wardrobe, I wear it. There is no particular rotation, and some are worn much more often than others, but my wardrobe represents what I actually wear. The number of...
  94. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    I'll be interested in your impressions also!
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    Re: Traveling with open stoppered bottle.

    How secure is the stopper? Is it just ground glass? I'm not sure taping it down would be enough. Vibrations etc. could loosen the stopper.

    Are you located where you can buy a clean, empty...
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    Re: the best true rose scent

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue is more of a Rosa centifolia smell. Also Montale Highness Rose, as hednic suggested.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th December 2014

    Good morning all!

    I'm wearing Provence Santé Linden/Tilleul today.
  98. Re: View Post for blocked members not working

    Try doing Advanced Search for posts by the blocked member. They show up there.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 25 December, 2014

    Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!

    I'm heading off to bed but I want to thank all who sent good wishes. For a few minutes Wednesday afternoon, Mom was more lucid than she's been for a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th December 2014

    ((hednic)) :dankk2:

    ((Robin)) Mom is staying in her apartment and services will be provided there. The caregiver just called to tell me they just arrived with oxygen and set it up.

    I'm...
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