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    Anyone following the welcome home thread will know that suggestions for off-topic withdrawal symptom management have been:

    Create user managed groups
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    Have a single GFD thread dedicated to OT

    To keep up with the conversations, you can utilise the quote button. Most people seem to be happy to keep to fragrance talk, but in the instance of a burning desire to share sandwich pics (I'm hoping you can all hear the humour in my "voice" and not taking offence) I thought I'd kick off a thread.

    Here is a picture of a sandwich or two in waiting to start you off... (my wholewheat rolls, proving in the unseasonal sunshine!)






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    Ha!

    You're a great sport, Danielle, and I bet your rolls are very yummy, too!

    Does it have to be a sandwich? Presuming I'm not going too off-topic, hehe, I'll post a doggy pic. I've posted this before, but he deserves more play than he previously got. This is my very favorite picture of a chihuahua standing in cheeseburgers.


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    still not the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    still not the same


    Why do you hate baked goods and dogs?
    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

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    Ha! That dog would fit in a sandwich! Thanks for taking a positive approach Evangeline.

    Sorry Tony, but that's the point! It's not supposed to be the same.

    More on groups soon. Am thinking of starting one called Dani's Tea Room, where you can come and have a cuppa and a chat, air your grievances, ask questions and post pictures. Also baking. There will probably be a lot of baking talk...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    This is my very favorite picture of a chihuahua standing in cheeseburgers.


    That's a great picture Evangeline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleCooper View Post
    Am thinking of starting one called Dani's Tea Room, where you can come and have a cuppa and a chat, air your grievances, ask questions and post pictures. Also baking. There will probably be a lot of baking talk...

    Great idea!
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    Can I get some of that well prepare ship to me: Promise, I will sent payment via PayPal once received.....Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleCooper View Post
    Am thinking of starting one called Dani's Tea Room, where you can come and have a cuppa and a chat, air your grievances, ask questions and post pictures.

    Count me in .


    Maybe I'll launch a Basenotes Boutique - my staff and premises are ready and waiting ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleCooper View Post
    More on groups soon. Am thinking of starting one called Dani's Tea Room, where you can come and have a cuppa and a chat, air your grievances, ask questions and post pictures. Also baking. There will probably be a lot of baking talk...
    Count me in, too. When does it start?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Count me in .


    Maybe I'll launch a Basenotes Boutique - my staff and premises are ready and waiting ...


    Now that's a place l'd definitely hang out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Maybe I'll launch a Basenotes Boutique - my staff and premises are ready and waiting ...


    Would love to frequent this place also.
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    Will we get back the one in which we type the next word that comes to mind? That was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Count me in .


    Maybe I'll launch a Basenotes Boutique - my staff and premises are ready and waiting ...


    Jon I really love those picks. Especially, the ones that make me homesick. Couple that with some awesome Classical pieces and I'm blubbering away in pure heaven.

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    Thanks for this thread!

    It's that time of year for leaf removal. For the past few years I've bugged my husband to hire someone to clean out the gutters, but he didn't want to spend the money for a job he could do himself. We have a ranch style house with a walk-out basement, so the distance to the ground is doubly high in the back. He's 67 and I think no one his age, let alone with shoulder and hip arthritis, should be precariously perched on a ladder so far off the ground.

    I know too many older people who had serious falls from trees, ladders and roofs doing jobs they could have hired professionals for.
    • One man, who fell from a ladder while painting his house, ended up in a body cast for many months, then walked significantly bent over for the rest of his life.
    • The second one was cutting a tree branch, and lost his balance when the limb broke off sooner than he expected it to. He lost one entire hemisphere of his brain when he hit the ground, and is now living in a SNF permanently. There goes his retirement! I feel for his wife, with whom I used to work.
    • The third shattered his ankle in 3 places and despite surgery, walked painfully for the rest of his life. He finally died from MRSA caught at a hospital after a subsequent (unrelated) knee surgery. Hospitals are not good places to be these days.

    I'm sure the wives of all three wished their husbands had hired someone.

    This year I finally persuaded my husband, so we're getting quotes on the gutter job.

    Men, please think twice about doing dangerous jobs on your house or trees. Falls are not uncommon and injuries can be severe. What would happen to your family's finances with you disabled?

    Off my soapbox now.
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    30 roses you are very thoughtful and right on the mark. I'm afraid even when in middle age this happens more frequently than we perhaps let on.
    For instance a co-worker's husband has had a problem with his knees and has had at least two surgeries to compensate from a fall off a two story ladder cleaning out the gutters a couple of years ago. She is so frustrated with him on that event and has had to use vacation time from work to coordinate visits to therapy and the Doctor.

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    So true, two of those injuries I referred to happened when the men were middle aged.

    If you do hire someone be sure they carry insurance. You don't want to be sued to pay for their injuries should they fall on your property.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Ha!

    You're a great sport, Danielle, and I bet your rolls are very yummy, too!

    Does it have to be a sandwich? Presuming I'm not going too off-topic, hehe, I'll post a doggy pic. I've posted this before, but he deserves more play than he previously got. This is my very favorite picture of a chihuahua standing in cheeseburgers.


    I'm stealing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    So true, two of those injuries I referred to happened when the men were middle aged.

    If you do hire someone be sure they carry insurance. You don't want to be sued to pay for their injuries should they fall on your property.
    No way! If a worker injures themselves on your property whilst engaged to work for you they can sue?! Fellow Brits, does that hold here?!


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    To All -

    I love the flow of conversations here. Now, this is the beginning of that sorely missed OFF TOPIC exchange, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleCooper View Post
    No way! If a worker injures themselves on your property whilst engaged to work for you they can sue?! Fellow Brits, does that hold here?!
    They should have insurance - if they don't, any damage that they accidentally caused to your property wouldn't be covered either.
    A workman here was very slightly shot (by the local shoot) whilst repairing someone's window but he didn't sue anyone - it would have been too costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentFan View Post
    Will we get back the one in which we type the next word that comes to mind? That was fun.
    SF - I think that thread is one of the main reasons the OT forum was removed. It was generating huge amounts of traffic.
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    LOL at "slightly shot"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    LOL at "slightly shot"!

    He didn't - they suggested that the next time they were in the area any workmen in the vicinity should be allowed a tea break.....

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    Off all people that it is you who is bumping an off topic.

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    *yay*, thanks so much Danielle! This is great! And I am hungry a bit, talking about baking, rolls, sandwiches. Those look like Mcdonald's cheeseburgers under that guy, lol. They have that look to them, complete with the non-melting cheese square. Maybe I should start a group, "Kalli's Kitchen Disasters", LOL. For my dishes gone wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
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    Off all people that it is you who is bumping an off topic.
    Why yes! We asked for it - we got.

    An OFF TOPIC thread in the General Fragrance Discussion Section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursula View Post
    Why yes! We asked for it - we got.

    An OFF TOPIC thread in the General Fragrance Discussion Section.

    As soon as I have something good to add, I will participate.
    Add anything you want now you still can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Count me in .


    Maybe I'll launch a Basenotes Boutique - my staff and premises are ready and waiting ...


    Well- would you look at that !!!
    The secret is out.... Red and I have been in partnership for years . ( Just kidding ...though it certainly looks like it. *LOL* ) Cheers Jon ! Hugs Red !

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    I remember seeing that one posted, too cute. Cats can be like that! I had a cat and part of the house was just her part of the house. The dog in the house at the time..came to her part of the house once...she got a good scratch on the nose for that, yelped and never went to that part again. lol.
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