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Oh how fun. A small skunk just wandered up onto our back porch. At 8:30 in the morning. At first, I was concerned that meant it was rabid, but, after a little Googling, I now suspect it's a young skunk who's lost its mother. Either way, I'd rather not have a skunk at my back door (and now I'll have to make sure I remember not to let Kitty Boy go outside for a while).

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Young enough to survive? Hope so.

 ‎· Halil
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Not sure. From the research I was doing, it sounds like a young skunk that's lost its mother will continue to wander around until it either finds the mother or starves to death. It will, obviously, continue to eat as long as it can find food (it was feasting on the bird food below our bird feeder this morning), but, basically, unless it finds its mother, it's got a very tough road ahead.

 ‎· Mr. Noodle
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"Kitty Boy"... my next band name.

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from a distance, skunks are pretty cute. We had a lovely fluffy one in our trash when we were camping last year.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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@barrywynn: His name was supposed to be "Lucky", but, we got him when the kidlet was still a baby/toddler, and she always just called him "Boy", so, we stuck with that.

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I'm finding it kind of hard to believe Ross Perot was only 89. I felt like he was already pretty old (at least in his 70s) back when he ran for president ~25 years ago.

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I realize this is totally a first world problem, but, owning 2 houses, especially in the same county (especially right next-door to each other, with consecutive addresses), really sucks. Here in our county, we're required to pay personal property taxes (cars, boats, etc.), real estate taxes (technically, we own 3 separate lots, so, we get 3 of these bills), "emergency ambulance authority" fees (no idea why we pay these, since all of the ambulances around here are privatized) and "fire board" fees. I get all of these bills, and I still haven't figured out how to properly organize them so that I can make sure I've paid all of them for both properties. I somehow missed paying ambulance and fire fees last year, so I got letters saying I now owe twice as much (the penalty for not paying is 100% of the original fee), and I have 10 days, as of the date on the letters, to pay, or else they'll send it to collections.

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The ambulance fees weren't a huge deal, despite the fact that they're more expensive, because I could look up our bills online & pay them online. The fire board fees are not available online, and there is no way to pay them online, so, I had to physically locate the bills in my pile of bills, and now I am probably going to have to drive 30 minutes (in the opposite direction I was planning to go today) just to pay the stupid bills before they send them to collections. Of course, the office doesn't open until 9 a.m., so, I can't even call yet to see if I can pay them over the phone.

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that is super annoying.

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RT @bamadesigner: Nudge nudge nudge! If you like to talk about #WordPress, #accessibility, #HigherEd, and other #EdTech, join us in Portland! But you have to hurry. The deadline is today. https://t.co/wMPV8Th59b .

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RT @Sarcasticluther: It it with a broken heart I post this: my sweet friend Rachel died this morning. I will forever be grateful for her friendship and work and love. Thank you for your prayers. 💔 https://t.co/AWjOQu9xyz .

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Hey @NokiaMobile - Does the Nokia 7.1 have a "Glance Screen" like all of your Windows Phones had? So, when it's charging overnight, the clock (& some notifications) is *always* visible without any interaction from the user? Can't find details on this anywhere online. .

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Okay hivemind. If you were looking to choose between the Moto G7 and the Nokia 7.1, which would you choose, and why? Glance seems to show Nokia with better specs, but Moto is a better supported brand, i think. .

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"Your password must include at least 1 letter, 1 number and 1 punctuation mark; our system does not allow the following characters: " ' - / \ ! # * % & ^ = ." Ok; so, what non-alpha-numeric characters does your system support? .

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RT @wpcampusorg: The final countdown - one day left to submit a session proposal to #WPCampus 2019. Proposals close on May 3rd, so get those session ideas in as soon as possible: https://t.co/q6UE2HuaPZ https://t.co/XLrJdsbkw4 .

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Is there any way to explicitly exclude all non-SSL results from a Google CSE? .

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RT @wpcampusorg: WPCampus is excited to announce the release of the #Gutenberg #accessibility audit! Thank you to @TenonAPI for providing this phenomenal resource for our community and for #WordPress! https://t.co/BvyXTuD90N .

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Using the @ATTCares website to look at my options for upgrading our phones. It forces me to login & choose which phone I want to upgrade, then suggests 1 tablet & a bunch of smart watches to replace a phone. Something seems off with this. .

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And it’s not like it was a popular song, or a slow song or anything. It was the first minute or so of Last Rites/Loved to Death. .

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Just heard Megadeth in an ad for AT&T. That, i did not expect. .

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We said goodbye tonight to our sweet kitty Mittens. He wandered into our yard about 10 years ago, with a hurt paw. We nursed him back to health, and fed him on our front porch for a few weeks (we weren’t planning on letting him in the house, because we didn’t know how Kitty Boy would deal with having another cat in the house). Eventually, we let him in, and he worked his way deep into our hearts. As far as we can tell, he was about 16 years old (shortly after we took him in, we took him to the vet, and they told us he was at least 6 years old at that time). He died peacefully in Amanda’s arms this evening. He will be terribly missed.

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He started acting lethargic about a month ago, and came down with a cold around the same time. We got him to recover from the cold, but he never really recovered from the lethargy. He stopped eating altogether a few days ago, and lost the ability to use his hind legs yesterday, so we knew he was really close to death. I’m glad we were all here when he passed, so he could die knowing just how much we loved him.

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I'm so sorry for your loss

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I just saw James get an answer wrong on #Jeopardy. Since I started watching him, I think that’s the first time I’ve seen that happen. .

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Whoa. I will never un-see this. https://t.co/bRKLmklFRY .

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RT @burgerdrome: If we forgive student loan debt, what next? We forgive medical debt?? We outlaw punitive interest rates??? We reorganise our economy around the needs of the many rather than the interests of the few???? Is that what you want????? A society where human life has value????????? .

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I really miss the old days of mobile gaming, when you could just open the app & play the game whenever you felt like it. Being forced to complete a task every day, lest I lose all of my progress, really takes the fun out of many games. .

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RT @gilzow: Hey, you. Yeah, you. The one that works in #HigherEducation and with #WordPress. I bet you've done something you're proud of. Well we want YOU to share your story! @wpcampusorg is now accepting speaker proposals! https://t.co/83jrA25T32 Your story could change someone's life! .

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Features I really wish @amazon Music had: 1) The ability to sort albums chronologically; their sorting mechanism makes no sense at all. 2) The ability to separate singles/EPs from full-length albums. I don't want to click on an "album" just to find out it's actually just 1 song .

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RT @add_action_dan: While I don’t partake in the marijuana happy 4/20 to all that do https://t.co/PLWrT1JqHr .

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Did they pass a new gas tax in Virginia that just went into effect or something? For the first time I've ever seen, gas is actually cheaper in WV than in VA right now. .

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Welp. Guess it's time to move. Was just sitting in a chair (inside) with my foot propped up on an ottoman; looked down & saw a wasp sitting on my phone right next to my foot. If there's 1, I can only assume we're infested, & it's time to burn the house down. #FirstWorldProblems .

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If it’s a paper wasp, they’re pretty harmless. It’s worth having a pro in simply because they can build in places in your home’s ventilation and walls that cause problems for its workings. But I’ve passed by/under their nest any number of times - even when they’re tending larvae - and have never been attacked.

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RT @WomenInWP: WPCampus is looking for speakers to share their own experiences in various arenas of building websites in higher education: design, development, strategy, management, usability, governance, etc. https://t.co/GFpSBETtcJ .

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