March 19th, 2015


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We're looking at purchasing a house that has a pond with a dam in the yard. We'd be partially responsible for the maintenance/repair/etc with the dam with a few other houses. Does anyone know what the yearly costs are for a dam? The house is a foreclosure so we don't have the past history :/

The n word

I accidentally listened to some music that containained the n word last night.
Not in a racist use the reclaiming kind.
But it made me think. I really dont like saying the word, it acctually feels like lifting and tipping out a heavu bucket, once ive said it its not acctually phsical bit does feel that way almost.
Not quite sure what my questiin is, do you like using this or other slurs, how does it feel. Have you reclaimed a word and it change how it felt.


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I have an old photo with a caption under it in four languages, two of which I can read, two of which I can’t. Can you help me identify the two languages I’m unsure about? The captions are as follows.

1) Roberto Koch ed uno dei suoi collaboratori nella loro tenda a Bukoba durante la spedizione di Koch negli anni 1906 a 1907. Grazie al lavoro di Koch la nona, l’epedemia la piu pericolosa dell’Africa, pou essere combattuta efficacemente.

2) Robert Koch y uno de sus colaboradores en su carpa en Bukoba durante la expedicion de Koch contra la enfermedad del sueno en los anos 1906-1907. Gracias a la labor de Robert Koch, hoy dia se puede combatir con todo exito la peligrosa epidemia.

I’m guessing #1 is Italian and #2 is Spanish but I really need to know for sure. Thanks TQC!

ETA: thanks guys! You are the bestest. :-D
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How To Fix A Zipper?

I've googled but they all want me to sew... Surely there must be another way.

My issue - the 'jacket'  is only attached to one track. It has a little 'stopper' at the bottom so I can't just jerk the jacket down and hook it onto the other side of the track. Is it okay to remove that part? How would I get it back on? Can I fix it without sewing a darn thing?