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    Very nice.

    Patiently waiting.... In the almost 40 years we have been at this house the kitchen remodel was the single most expensive and the most rewarding project we have done. We have done three bathroom...
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    That’s ok. You did grow up in SA so it’s...

    Silent reading to me has always been you chill out with a text of your choice and interest, and yes that can include comics - especially the classic ones. The big thing was to get kids reading...
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    Silent reading to me has always been you chill...

    Silent reading to me has always been you chill out with a text of your choice and interest, and yes that can include comics - especially the classic ones. The big thing was to get kids reading...
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    Kids can sill borrow from the library, they get...

    Back in the olden days when I was an elementary school student, we were encouraged to take books out of the school library, which was even open on a very limited basis during the summer. We also had...
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    Short answer - I DID argue it, and the people at...

    From one of many sites that came up when I googled benefits of reading for elementary students.
    Ask which of these they find most objectionable:

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    Yep! I have seen teacher skill set decline as the...

    Yep! I have seen teacher skill set decline as the curriculum becomes more prescribed. I found students did so much better when the curriculum wasn’t broken down into its different areas, and was...
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    Yep! And that isn’t heir excuse - not enough time...

    Yep! And that isn’t heir excuse - not enough time for frivolous things like reading for enjoyment.
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    Education is FUBAR!!!!!

    So we had a reading meeting today and apparently there is a new edict coming from above with regards to reading.

    Apparently, we are not allowed to let students simply read for pleasure anymore....
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    That side of driving in the outback isn’t fun,...

    Yeah, I hit one today. Jumped out of the bush and dented my passenger side door. It ripped his leg off, but still managed to hop lopsided into the bush. Couldn't leave it crippled so had to load...
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    Both kitchen I had done required the wall to be...

    Both kitchen I had done required the wall to be removed to studs as when they took off the old splash back most of the wall came with it.
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    Another easy dressing is equal parts good quality...

    Another easy dressing is equal parts good quality extra virgin olive oil and very good balsamic vinegar (reduced type if possible) and ass own herbs (dried is fine)

    Alternatively, said oil and...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Deodorant

    Deodorant
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    Yeah, but a bit more concrete. As I said, I put...

    Bilby just corrected me, we have Ceaserstone benchtops.[/QUOTE]

    Caesarstone is brand of quartz[/QUOTE]
    Yeah, but a bit more concrete. As I said, I put hot stuff on it all the time. 6 years and...
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    Bilby just corrected me, we have Ceaserstone...

    I've read quartz is questionable regarding hot pans. Not as much the quartz material but the filler/resin. I typically never put hot things on a counter top, much like I never cut on the counter...
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    Oh ok. No issues so far, in fact I did it again...

    I've read quartz is questionable regarding hot pans. Not as much the quartz material but the filler/resin. I typically never put hot things on a counter top, much like I never cut on the counter...
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    Oh wow! I put hot pans on it all the time!

    I've read quartz is questionable regarding hot pans. Not as much the quartz material but the filler/resin. I typically never put hot things on a counter top, much like I never cut on the counter...
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    I am glad I have it as I know I can put it on the...

    Quartz doesn't need sealing, does it?

    I wish we could have gotten the sink cutout but they wouldn't give it to us for some reason. (The stove cutout would also have been nice.) Note that they do...
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    What he said. We also have a granite/quartz...

    When we redid our kitchen we used quartz counter tops. It's called quartz but it's a man made component that comes in lots of colors and patterns. We got ours at Lowes. Get a light color and it...
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    What I noticed in London was a series of the same...

    What I noticed in London was a series of the same three or four ads repeated. I would definitely prefer pictures of cats or scenery to advertisements.
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    I agree.

    Even smart kids need and deserve some attention. Sometimes questions are resolved just by asking them. Smart kids can sometimes have a gap--maybe momentary, maybe fundamental--in understanding or...
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