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    My Lottery Dream Home

    That's true with realtors, at least years ago. I had some that gave me indigestion. Being a mixed couple in the 80's, we had realtors that would redline us, others that didn't but only listened to basic needs. We were approved for much more than we wanted to spend but we said we wanted a mortgage on one salary. I knew I wanted to take some time off with our child and unknownto me then, I had twins 3 years later!. She kept showing us top of budget or over and reminding us of our approval. She showed us homes that needed more work than the one we bought when we said we weren't too handy. She sighed when we picked something 60,000 cheaper than her pick, but it helped later to know we could cut back on things but be able to pay our mortgage/taxes just fine. It's fun to watch new places and I like when they are sensible. It's not my money but it almost makes me anxious to see a couple buy a huge home with 600,000 after taxes and not have the job to keep up with it. Of course it is TV, so much we don't know.
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    Tiny Houses ad nauseam (except Tiny House Nation)

    This shows a nice use of 498 sq feet.
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    Tiny Houses ad nauseam (except Tiny House Nation)

    you might find this video funny. He touches on tiny homes and other silly things people think they can do. I think I could do 900 alone or with a neat hubby or roommate. My friend is doing 750 sq ft 2 bedroom ranch but she gave away a lot of stuff she didn't really want. Her attic holds Xmas stuff etc and no basement. Easier for her at 60 but not for everyone.
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    My Lottery Dream Home

    I loved the third one the best. Really nice. Fireplace and 2 stories, I wonder if it was built by someone who came from the north. ; ) Nice couple and you can tell David liked them. I liked he used savvy a few times, maybe trying to tell others to be the same.
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    House Hunters International

    These aren't HHI but if you enjoy the house shows, they gave me a chuckle. The first one hits on tiny houses also.
  6. My OB told me of a woman who had one ovary and tubes tied (maybe when not done as well) and got pregnant many years later. Sometimes things just happen. I'm pro choice but wouldn't mind if late term abortions were banned. Pro Life groups will have women who were raped talk about how they kept the baby, husband welcomed it, some gave it up etc and you are in awe of the strength but many are also afraid if religious so it's never usually totally not conflicted. I also remember reading about a woman describe how awful it was to be raped and have everyone for most of her pregnancy ask her about it, strangers comment, other expectant moms will strike up conversations, you are exposed in a way that others carrying those scars are in a different way.. Later, the scars from birth, maybe a C - section, the stretchmarks and other physical signs were also an assault to her, emotionally devastating. It doubled her pain and I pray for anyone who is vulnerable to abuse to get the help they need and not be judged. I can't judge anyone, and listening to both sides, you can emphasize with women and their choices but never should not feel their pain. To gloss it over makes your argument weaker but we aren't black and white, we are a lot of grey. I like Call the Midwife for the grey.
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    S05.E09: Christmas Special

    I watched the Trixie/Tom episodes a while ago but didn't they make it seem like she didn't want to move with him, go to a poorer neighborhood etc and then Tom stays with Barbara anyway?
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    S08.E08: Episode 8

    It does say she's an atheist here. I thought I remember her saying it at least once. https://callthemidwife.fandom.com/wiki/Valerie_Dyer I hope she stays for a while, I like her character and so many come and go, I hope to have some of the women in a cohesive group for a longer period.
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    Tiny House Nation

    Kind of funny comedian I found by accident (makes fun of tiny homes etc)
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    S08.E08: Episode 8

    You don't know what you are missing at times but things will seem off or rushed. One scene with Trixie at the end of the show seeming depressed, I was told, tied in with one in their bedroom we never saw and sometimes scenes with the Turners are missing. I don't know why that happens but even with American shows, as commercials got longer, old shows get shorter and shorter. I think also that they put too much in sometimes, the prostate exam could have been with another story one larger, 2 smaller, but it's the way they are doing it now. What I never felt before, was the scenes being "fillers". They seemed more natural to me. Occasionally that happens but the writers are still top notch overall. I'm glad they brought the teacher back and although they can't do it with all the past characters of course, it's nice to see a full circle at times. Sr Julienne, whom I love, I hope has more air time next season. She seemed pale to me lately, I wondered if the actress wasn't feeling up to par (but it also could have been my TV) ; )
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    S08.E08: Episode 8

    I knew the Mae story line would go that way but I wish they didn't build that up with obvious ending. I thought if she left and they visited her to see she was happy would have been nice too. I enjoyed all the stories and was glad to see Sgt Wolf find someone who enjoys the attention. 😉 I'm sure the abortion story will come back and with new laws starting in the states and will spark more intelligent conversation.
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    House Hunters International

    Maybe some do. The first one I saw on how the show was made was HHI England, she has a youtube and it's long but very informative. I like the England ones so I was interested. They get paid little and without them, there wouldn't be a show, so maybe they loosely enforce any disclosures.
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    House Hunters International

    Little youtube video on how fake the shows are on HGTV but I doubt most don't know that from the beginning. It never made sense.
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    S08.E07: Episode 7

    When I go to our local theater for a play, I remember, watching people in shorts and jeans, when I was a kid and at night it was dresses and furs and suits. I don't miss the having to dress up but it was an occasion to break out nice things when you went out if you liked that.
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    S08.E07: Episode 7

    Well, some kids are like Tim but it does make for more boring scenes. ; ) I enjoyed mostly boring children or at least on the surface. A little snafu would be fine, and I'd love to see him follow his dad's path or something interesting. Sometimes you can be a little too protected. I agree Val didn't know but "grueling" court as described in TV Guide sounds like they ask them many, many questions. Maybe "how could she not know" type of things, because she's in the medical field. I'm sure it will be thought provoking and sad.
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