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  1. kattbailey commented on Haiku Ewe 1 day ago

    the kid needs his shots
    the farmer may have his best
    interests at heart here

  2. kattbailey commented on Baldo 1 day ago

    Most family businesses stay running when the child who takes over has experience outside the family one, not learning what works for the parent or grandparent in charge. Someday in the future what his dad would teach him works would lead to failure due to different outside forces- but something he saw at the car supply place would solve the problem. Entrepreneurs with liberal arts degrees were shown to do better starting businesses than MBAs with business-related BAs, because they knew enough about science, enough about writing, etc, to know how to work with the specialists they found to work for them or hire to do their ad copy or whatever they needed

  3. kattbailey commented on Red and Rover 2 days ago

    Hopefully Rover knows the route and can play guide dog, or who knows where Red will end up…

  4. kattbailey commented on Cathy 2 days ago

    Apparently, one of the reasons my credit score is excellent is that I have not opened anything recently, so it’s “established”. One thing that would “improve” my score is to have more accounts. Which wouldn’t be bad if I drove or was buying a house, either in the “easily managed on my budget” scale. But I don’t drive and will stay living with my parents, because help care for one… so that leaves things like a second credit card, which would reverse the “positive.” Dad has the same messages from the same bank (not the one advertising the credit score with statement). And he has a mortgage, for the next few months, though his car’s paid off. Almost like the system was set up by the people who offered credit

  5. kattbailey commented on Eric the Circle 3 days ago

    Mr Rogers is now in my head. Can’t quite remember the words in the middle- (too tired to Google) but the “I like to make my time, I mean (something) when I (want or have?)… to do a thing, I like to take my time and do it right” one

  6. kattbailey commented on Dark Side of the Horse 3 days ago

    At what point do we add the tree to the character’s list? When one or the other scores 5 and it still stands maybe? lol

  7. kattbailey commented on Ben 3 days ago

    Initial sewing supplies- basic machine, notions, basic tools, plus patterns (which she will also outgrow) and fabric add up to quite a bit for the first endeavor in sewing. Because I have those and my patterns work for me for years (and know how to draft them and alter them) sewing myself a dress is cheap, and it turns out better than what I could buy. Without the supplies being in my spare room and the knowledge in my head and my hands…

  8. kattbailey commented on Stone Soup 3 days ago

    A 3 year old who is playing with a toy given to him by his father (the only one he has ever had) is to be spanked, hard enough to not sit for a week, because he’s not handing over the toy his daddy gave him with a smile and apologizing profusely for the minor pain he is without comprehending it giving. Explaining to him that “we are taking this away for a while until you know what kinds of things to aim it at” is what my parents did. I asked, never had a tantrum in any store, once had to stay 5 minutes after school. Only police officer I’ve spent time with was teaching the self-defense course. But time-outs don’t work, only a week’s worth of pain. Which means what to a 3-year-old on day 1? agony

  9. kattbailey commented on Cul de Sac 4 days ago

    Yesterday I happened to be making my meal when my parents were doing theirs and I gave Mom (who has dementia) some zucchini with pesto as she started her meal. Pointed out the bowl to Dad. After supper he pointed out he had eaten one…doesn’t have to be bland but has to be same recipe, same brand, same meal cpmbo and zucchini doesn’t go with salmon, fries and lima beans. Getting him to eat a vegetable nutritionists don’t list as a grain/starch (corn) or protein (beans) is interesting and he’s the one without dementia

  10. kattbailey commented on Baldo 4 days ago

    The girl can tutor her teenage brother. Not having a calculator for her homework in a grade she’s only in so that she can be with children her age won’t be a problem