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Old 03-15-20, 07:26 PM
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No one mentioned a bidet? And we pride ourselves here of not being scared of the French (threads)
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Old 03-15-20, 07:41 PM
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You know what I find odd about this hysteria in the USA going on right now? I remember the Cuban missile crises, I remember when Khrushchev said he was going to bury the US, I remember those days when the threat of nuclear war was at the highest level ever...yet people didn't go into hysterics and run to the store to clean off the shelves. I don't about you but I would think the threat of nuclear war would be just a tiny bit scarier than this stupid virus, and yet here are, us Americans, showing the world what a bunch of scaredy cats we really are. I bet China and Russia and other such places that don't like us all that much are laughing their collective arses off at us...I know I would be if I were one of them, tough Americans...riiiiight.
I agree and I think the big difference between now and then is the media (news, social media, etc..). They show people in lines at stores and empty shelves which causes panic.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
No one mentioned a bidet? And we pride ourselves here of not being scared of the French (threads)
Our son and daughter-in-law installed one last year. Being French linguist and teachers, I suppose it was inevitable. Its pure panic and heard mentality ruling people right now.

There are plenty of leaves and old news papers around, what's the big problem. A guy in my platoon went up to the DI to tell him only one roll of TP was in the head, on our first night, in house. He was told to use one piece, hang it up and let it dry, then shake the flakes out.

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Old 03-15-20, 07:51 PM
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there are plenty of leaves and old news papers around, what's the big problem

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Most toilets have a shower next to them too!
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Old 03-15-20, 07:58 PM
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Most toilets have a shower next to them too!
, just don't tell SWMBO about that one please. And our master bath had the separate sections for the throne, and the whirlpool and shower. so that one gets kind of rough at times

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Old 03-15-20, 08:29 PM
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Old 03-15-20, 08:43 PM
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HA! Durian reference at the very end!
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Old 03-15-20, 09:43 PM
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Old 03-15-20, 10:40 PM
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"Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection" -Henry David Thoreau
Yes he does!!!!

Its been a bit since I've cut my own firewood, but when I was younger and ready to smash myself into bits for no reason at all, I hand split 5 cords of wood in 12 hours.

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I remember the good old days when you had to stock up on milk and bread before snowstorms.
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Old 03-16-20, 02:36 AM
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Most homes here in Cambodia do not have to.
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Certain paper napkins or tissues are soft enough to use as a replacement if you can't get toilet tissue.
But don't flush them or you'll bung up the plumbing.
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Never mind the TP, how many of you are using this opportunity to stocking up on lugged steel now that the Craigslist flippers are flipping out?



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My brother in law works near Atlanta with Toto, big mfg of bidet seats - He's been suggesting I get one of their setups for years. Tempting - when I go to his house it's always amusing to push a button after which the seat lowers itself while it plays a little tune and heats up. Gotta love the Japanese... Still, I have yet to avail myself of it's cleaning functions...


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Never mind the TP, how many of you are using this opportunity to stocking up on lugged steel now that the Craigslist flippers are flipping out?



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I'm wondering if the low-end flipping market might suddenly turn good for sellers, if travel gets restricted. I'm saturated with low-end-but-decent bikes, most of which I don't particularly want, but I'm hoping to get some parts-bin-builds done so I can sell them to would-be motorists when/if road travel is restricted. Generally cyclists have been left alone when we've had these restrictions in the past.

If a restriction never comes to pass (let's hope it doesn't get that bad), then I'll hold onto them until September and sell them to returning undergrads.
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If you've saved those long multi-language Shimano tech sheets...

...then you need only tear them into 4.5" strips. Best use of those sheets that I can envision.
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I may have to make my own bread again.
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Sears Catalogs worked out well for my parents when their families were running away from the Japanese during WW2......
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Yes,..... And tempt a for real Assplosion???!
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Being aero, and likely anti-corrosive (probably has titanium hardware), I would call it 'badAss'
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I may have to make my own bread again.
Everyone should make slow rise bread. Really easy and so much better than what's out there.
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Everyone should make slow rise bread. Really easy and so much better than what's out there.
Thatís one of my best memories of childhood, my momís homemade bread. With real butter, of course. And maybe her homemade apple butter. 😘

Itís funny though, she was a great baker, but not so much of a cook. 🤔 Good thing I had older sisters, who were passable cooks. 🙄😉
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I bought five bikes on Sat,one must choose their hoarding wisely.
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I bought five bikes on Sat,one must choose their hoarding wisely.
more bikes is never bad.
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