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  1. I have been thinking lately; our modern society...

    I have been thinking lately; our modern society does not value staying close to "home" any more. Travel, moving away to attend college or to get a higher paying job, adventure in far away places is...
  2. Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I posted...

    Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I posted this.
  3. Must read: I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

    http://www.aish.com/ci/s/I-Dont-Know-a-Single-Person-on-this-Earth-Anymore.html?s=fb&mobile=yes

    I thought this was a very thought-provoking sobering article. One reason society is falling apart.
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    Personally, I liked just taking Amtrak in to...

    Personally, I liked just taking Amtrak in to Grand Central then taking the subway, walking, buses everywhere. So much fun and easier.
  5. How people survive around the world by income

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4L130DkdOw

    Wasn't sure where to post this thread, but here it goes! Enjoy!
  6. Time lapse man building a log cabin himself in woods in Canada video

    For your viewing pleasure...

    What one of my ancestors did. Only he dug a cellar first. I saw it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmYCUljsrDg&feature=youtu.be
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    One thing that is related to the...

    One thing that is related to the cultural/religious Menno background, that seems to be carried on even by non-religious Mennos, is the pacifism ideal.
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    Thanks for the other side of the story...

    Thanks for the other side of the story Flowerseverywhere!
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    Great post StevinMN. I hear you, been there, done...

    Great post StevinMN. I hear you, been there, done that. Out at 46.
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    Retire at 55 and live to 80

    Interesting article. "Startling new data shows how work pounds older bodies".

    ...
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    Mennonite but especially Amish have a common...

    Mennonite but especially Amish have a common ancestry/geneology that does define the culture. So just as much cultural traditions as religious.
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    Did not know that about the puppy mills. That is...

    Did not know that about the puppy mills. That is terrible. Some things I like about Amish and Mennonite traditions (varies according to group) and some I dislike very much.
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    I had the exact same thought.

    I had the exact same thought.
  14. You are welcome. I found their prices very...

    You are welcome. I found their prices very competitive, cheaper than the cheapest place I could find in U.S. Don't forget to apply the 10% new customer code for signing up.
  15. lenspure.com

    lenspure.com
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    PA court rules against privy for Amish

    http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/01/08/pa-amish-family-wanted-continue-using-their-privy-court-rules-they-must-connect-electric-powered-sew/1013116001/


    Thoughts? I think another example of too...
  17. Paying even less now for contact lenses...

    Constantly learning new ways to save money. The way I have been doing it:

    1. Pay $30 for a contact lens appointment/subscription at my local college.
    2. Order two years worth of contact lenses on...
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    Recumbant bike?

    Anyone have/used one? Thinking of getting one, as they seem more comfortable to use. We are right next to paved nature trails so could go right into several towns without any traffic until we get...
  19. Never again. Ran into a horrible bedbug...

    Never again. Ran into a horrible bedbug infestation last time at Holiday Inn. Cost me $3,000 as one made it back to our home. Hospital and doctor bills, cost of home heat treatment, bed bug dog to...
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    I just used my Southwest credit card to fly to...

    I just used my Southwest credit card to fly to Cancun, cost about $5 for the airport tax is all each way. There are good dentists there. But what I did was take a comfy 4 hour bus (price is $15-30...
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    Yes, you are right, by Jewish law you are not...

    Yes, you are right, by Jewish law you are not Jewish as your mother converted after you were born. Well, all I can say is, everything happens for a reason. You did a good deed trying to locate the...
  22. Thanks for the book recommendations! Will read...

    Thanks for the book recommendations! Will read them too!
  23. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

    https://www.amazon.com/American-Sickness-Healthcare-Became-Business/dp/1594206759/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511314914&sr=8-1&keywords=An+American+Sickness

    This book looks really good!
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    One more thing we have discovered is that the...

    One more thing we have discovered is that the health care if much much better where we are. Very much higher quality at the same price as we were paying in previous location for very inferior...
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    Yes, this is kind of an experiment to see how we...

    Yes, this is kind of an experiment to see how we like it. Thus far it is working out well. We do like the privacy here actually; before we had people dropping in all the time (not family) and I don't...
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