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    No can do. I’m getting a multipurpose central light fixture to display my copper cookware.
    how is that copper chef stuff? their infomercial is awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    how is that copper chef stuff? their infomercial is awesome
    I ordered in the first 20 minutes, so I got twice as much! And only 10.95 shipping. The aerial display is going to be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Have you considered quartzite? It is better than granite or quartz, and can be a bit pricey.
    Interesting. I was out at the slab yard today and found none of this to be true, though I understand some of these things vary regionally. The quartzite was 10/sf less than the slabs I chose.

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    We went quartz 10 years ago because of the stain factor. Granite is porous and can stain, while quartz is sealed. Worth every penny.

    Oh, and I started hiding our good knives because my kids AND my wife were cutting on it directly. Grrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Interesting. I was out at the slab yard today and found none of this to be true, though I understand some of these things vary regionally. The quartzite was 10/sf less than the slabs I chose.
    It depends on the brand of quartzite. The version which was recommended to us, which I rejected due to price, would have tripled the cost of a new modest counter.

    You can find expensive and less expensive in all of the materials. The price ranges are quite large
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    we walked through a place with soapstone countertops. didn’t know they were a thing, but love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    we walked through a place with soapstone countertops. didn’t know they were a thing, but love them.
    Is soapstone a soft stone or hard stone? What type of maintenance is required?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Is soapstone a soft stone or hard stone? What type of maintenance is required?
    no idea, that’s my wife’s problem. but it looks nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    no idea, that’s my wife’s problem. but it looks nice.
    Here's what a quick search reveals:

    Origin: Soapstone is a natural stone, like granite, that is quarried. It’s composed mostly of mineral talc, which makes it quite soft, but soapstone used for countertops typically has higher percentages of quartz in it, which makes it harder and more suitable as a kitchen surface.

    Pros: Beautiful natural grey color, smooth matte feel, resistant to etching from acids, scratches can be sanded or oiled away; great surface for making pastries.

    Cons: Requires maintenance; not as heat resistant as granite; not impervious to dents and scratches; regular oiling and buffing recommended; the color darkens with age (which may be a pro for some).
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    Soapstone won't work because I want a whiter stone. I went with leathered granite.

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    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.
    Our cards are printed and ready to go.

    But we are going to wait a week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.
    My wife has been dealing with it for her entire adult life. Flare ups every few months. Just lucky that way we guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.
    I had a case in my early 30's. Didn't announce it on my Christmas cards though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.
    Not a student of my posts in this thread, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Didn't announce it on my Christmas cards though.
    Right? In a single Christmas letter we covered everything from the author’s shingles, MiL’s death from pancreatic cancer, son newly diagnosed with autism, dog on dialysis (that’s a thing?), and husband laid off from job leading to likely bankruptcy. I love my friend dearly but I’m not sure she understands the Christmas letter genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Right? In a single Christmas letter we covered everything from the author’s shingles, MiL’s death from pancreatic cancer, son newly diagnosed with autism, dog on dialysis (that’s a thing?), and husband laid off from job leading to likely bankruptcy. I love my friend dearly but I’m not sure she understands the Christmas letter genre.
    i bet she's a blast at parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    I wish I saw this post earlier. I had shingles this summer and could've used some comfort. At least I don't have any long lasting nerve pain.
    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got my first Christmas letter of the season (November 16th?? Seriously?) and my friend from high school says she was diagnosed with shingles this year at the ripe old age of 39. Is this possible? I thought this was an AARP thing.
    Yes, shingles at 39 is unfortunately a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    i bet she's a blast at parties.
    Yes, but only when she’s not invited.

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    Kitchen install tomorrow!

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