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Old 12-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #71
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no more sewing til the new year. i still have to tie the quilt with yarn so it doesn't let the batting move when it washed. i really do love sewing for my babies.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:32 PM   #72
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Got a huge rent reduction at our business location. I wasn't kidding when I told the Landlord that I can get a similar space with plenty of parking for almost 1/2 the rent.
At least that's one huge relief during these bad economic times.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:39 PM   #73
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no more sewing til the new year. i still have to tie the quilt with yarn so it doesn't let the batting move when it washed. i really do love sewing for my babies.
Do you have anything specific planned, or haven't decided yet?
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:42 PM   #74
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Got a huge rent reduction at our business location. I wasn't kidding when I told the Landlord that I can get a similar space with plenty of parking for almost 1/2 the rent.
At least that's one huge relief during these bad economic times.
WOWZERS roadfix !! Rent reductions are practically unheard of, especially someplace like Los Angeles. I'm really happy for you. As a past business owner I'm rooting for you all the way!! Congrats, and Merry Christmas!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #75
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^^^ Thanks. This was our second rent reduction. Last year we got a 10% reduction on base rent. That was not enough so I requested another one last month and this time we settled on an additional 25% reduction. Still, even with this significant reduction I'm paying 50 cents a square foot more on an identical 1200 sq/ft space than the new pizzeria next door who opened shop just this year.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:27 PM   #76
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I love this news story!!!

Anonymous thief pays for stolen hammer, decades later - Yahoo! News
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #77
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Here's another similar story I heard the other day:

Retiree Dennis Ferguson Gives $10K To Pay Back California For Unemployment Benefits
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #78
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Those are great new stories. They remind me why McGill University doesn't change its rules about tenured professors. There was one professor who didn't show up for years, even though he collected his salary. Then one day he gave McGill University several million dollars. He had invented something or other and made a fortune. He was able to do it because of the steady income as a tenured professor.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #79
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Since I've been noticing some weight loss, I ordered a bathroom scale online which just arrived:


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I've lost 31 pounds over two years.

WHOOPEE!
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #80
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That's fantastic Z !! What a great surprise.

I want your scale.
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