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  1. Thread: Family issues

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    My husband and his sister had a falling out about...

    My husband and his sister had a falling out about ten years ago. She didn't speak to him for years, and now only (exceedingly rarely) contacts him via email. When her daughter got engaged, she sent...
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    Here in Mohave Valley, sunny Arizona, the local...

    Here in Mohave Valley, sunny Arizona, the local sheriff has said he has no intention of enforcing any social distancing rules and doesn't want to hear about it if someone opens their business against...
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    Welcome back and greetings from sunny Arizona!

    Welcome back and greetings from sunny Arizona!
  4. Thread: Making bread

    by Selah
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    I have had a bread machine for the past five...

    I have had a bread machine for the past five years and use it religiously. I got both at a thrift store (Savers, Goodwill), for around $20 each. I Googled the make/model for each and downloaded the...
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    Connections with people I would have never met...

    Connections with people I would have never met otherwise, and the opportunity to learn about their lives, hopes, dreams, concerns, and ambitions. I always learn enough to keep me engaged and...
  6. Thread: How often?

    by Selah
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    Once a week. We've cut WAY back on fast food. Our...

    Once a week. We've cut WAY back on fast food. Our average spend for a dinner for two adults is around $15-23 total. We don't drink alcohol and usually get just one soft drink, or none at all, and no...
  7. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Good for you! I'm really, really happy for you!

    Good for you! I'm really, really happy for you!
  8. Thread: Clothes pollute!

    by Selah
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    I have read a lot about the problem of...

    I have read a lot about the problem of fast-fashion related pollution and it's really changed my attitudes about clothes. I take much better care of them than I used to, mend and alter instead of...
  9. Thread: June Frugals

    by Selah
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    Got an offer in the mail from a big online...

    Got an offer in the mail from a big online mortgage broker with the come-on, "We'll beat any written offer for a mortgage you've been approved for. And if we can't, we'll give you a $250 Visa gift...
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    "I started a thread about manure that went crazy,...

    "I started a thread about manure that went crazy, that's my biggest claim to fame on these forums." Moriah, empires have been built on less than that! Welcome back! :~)
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    I've done a complete switch re: laundry. I...

    I've done a complete switch re: laundry. I switched from dryer sheets to felted balls and rolled up balls of tin foil. I switched from fabric softener (DH is very fussy about his "softy-ness"!) to...
  12. Thread: Prayer shawl?

    by Selah
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    Sad Eyed Lady, this is indeed a tallit (aka...

    Sad Eyed Lady, this is indeed a tallit (aka tallis), which is a Jewish prayer shawl. The writing is in Hebrew, and is a portion of the standard blessing one recites before putting on the shawl to...
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    Welcome, Tea, from a native Ann Arborite--now...

    Welcome, Tea, from a native Ann Arborite--now living in Fabulous Las Vegas! I look forward to hearing about your life!
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    Speaking of cutting the cable, DH was watching a...

    Speaking of cutting the cable, DH was watching a movie ("Adaptation") on our Roku's Pluto Channel last night. He was really enjoying the film, but hated the bad editing that stuck in loud, disruptive...
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    To oversimplify, I think things have always been...

    To oversimplify, I think things have always been a combination of growth and decay, hope and despair. Many things ARE getting worse (environmental pollution, climate change, class/wealth/gender...
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    I dunno, but I just presented a white elephant...

    I dunno, but I just presented a white elephant Christmas gift to my friend. Her husband is a semi-pro level golfer in his free time, and just joined a country club so he could play more often. She's...
  17. Thread: December Frugals

    by Selah
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    Speaking of flannel sheets, my mother gave me a...

    Speaking of flannel sheets, my mother gave me a set about five years ago. DH hates them (too hot), so they sat in the cupboard. Finally, I cut one up and turned it into a boatload of pee cloths! Now,...
  18. Thread: November Frugals

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    My blender, a good, solid Oster model, had a...

    My blender, a good, solid Oster model, had a cheap plastic jug that was getting worn, stained, and cloudy. I contacted the manufacturer and was able to buy a glass replacement jug for about $20 that...
  19. Thread: November Purge

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    I donated some clothes, some shoes, a few kitchen...

    I donated some clothes, some shoes, a few kitchen utensils, and an entire garbage bag full of scarves! I kept a very small number for sentimental reasons or for the very occasional use with outfits,...
  20. Thread: Quotes you love

    by Selah
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    "Trust in God and tie up your camel."--Arabic...

    "Trust in God and tie up your camel."--Arabic saying
  21. Our Kia Niro hybrid gets, on average, 47-53 mpg....

    Our Kia Niro hybrid gets, on average, 47-53 mpg. We love it!
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    Excellent! We desperately need something like...

    Excellent! We desperately need something like this in Nevada. I was looking for grocery outlet/salvage stores in Las Vegas and there are none. That's so strange...there has always been at least one...
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    Ooh! I am SO happy! When DH and I left Nevada in...

    Ooh! I am SO happy! When DH and I left Nevada in 2010, we gave away our beloved fish and their aquarium home to a friend. For eight years now, I've been wanting to have fish again, but DH kept saying...
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    Got a tip from another frugality board that...

    Got a tip from another frugality board that frozen cranberries are going cheap-cheap-cheap in grocery stores right now. Picked up a bag and a half a dozen apples, and made a container of delicious...
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    Stella and Lhamo, so great to hear from you both!...

    Stella and Lhamo, so great to hear from you both! :)
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