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  1. Thread: June Purge

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    If this house sale actually goes through, I will...

    If this house sale actually goes through, I will have the EASIEST move EVER! Only to the other side of town, which, in the tiny town I live in, is about three "blocks." I have lived tiny for the...
  2. Thread: Old Things

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    I still use my dad's old toaster from his college...

    I still use my dad's old toaster from his college years. Probably circa 1945. The only drawback is you can't toast bagels int it, as the slots are not wide enough! Design-wise, it has so much...
  3. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Latest News: K. got them set straight at last...

    Latest News: K. got them set straight at last night's meeting and the new numbers they ran were good so he signed the papers! Now the biggest hurdle is what the appraiser is going to say, and that...
  4. Thread: Exciting News!

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    I am still using my credit union in Michigan for...

    I am still using my credit union in Michigan for all my banking on-line because it has shared banking with any other credit union in the whole country (I can make deposits and withdrawals in Santa...
  5. Thread: Exciting News!

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    I heard this is not uncommon in the house buying...

    I heard this is not uncommon in the house buying process, but the finance lady came back to K. with some grossly inflated numbers yesterday (compared to what she was saying before) regarding closing...
  6. Thread: Exciting News!

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    @NewGig: Thanks for the tip! I checked and the...

    @NewGig: Thanks for the tip! I checked and the local Habitat For Humanity has a tool lending library! I'm sure I will be perusing that place every week for usable things. We need some sort of...
  7. Thread: Exciting News!

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    We are officially under contract and in escrow! ...

    We are officially under contract and in escrow! If all goes as planned, we get the keys on Aug. 1st!
  8. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Purchasing a quirky owner-built house in rural...

    Purchasing a quirky owner-built house in rural New Mexico is a bit of an adventure. A tall ladder will be needed to be able to change light bulbs, clean high windows and hang curtains (there are no...
  9. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Thanks everyone! One of the weird things about...

    Thanks everyone! One of the weird things about getting into a real house is that I am going to become a rabid consumer again and accumulate stuff. Already off the bat we will need to buy a...
  10. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Exciting News!

    As many of you know, I have been doing the tiny living experiment for the past three years, living in about 250 sq, ft. behind the gallery I manage in New Mexico. I still love it, and there is...
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    Today (the day one year ago in which my entire...

    Today (the day one year ago in which my entire world as I knew it ruptured, shook and crumbled around me) actually went pretty well. My boyfriend and I went up to the cemetery in the morning with an...
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    I just wanted to let you all know that the past...

    I just wanted to let you all know that the past two days I have been feeling a bit better. I got some good, long sleep the other night which helped a lot. I am not in as much pain either; the wrist...
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    Another day of profound lack of energy. I had...

    Another day of profound lack of energy. I had the day off so I spent with the boyfriend; went and bummed around Santa Fe for a while but all in all didn't do much.

    I think my body is just going...
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    Lots Of Feelings This Month

    I don't even know where to start exactly, so much has happened this year and so much is happening. Tonight is a rare night I am not hanging out with my boyfriend. I am tired, so, so tired.

    One...
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    My, how time flies! Tomorrow I am going in to...

    My, how time flies! Tomorrow I am going in to get the titanium plate taken out of my left arm. The bone is completely healed, but the plate itself is a bit annoying-feeling, as she warned it might...
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    I thought I'd bring ya'll up-to-date about the...

    I thought I'd bring ya'll up-to-date about the problem that no one wants to talk about; I don't really want to but I am trying to think of it as a public service type thing for anyone else who may...
  17. Thread: Biopsies

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    I had a biopsy last month for the same reason,...

    I had a biopsy last month for the same reason, calcifications (which are being monitored every six months now). The fact that they said the area had changed significantly from last October to April...
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    Ageing & Identity

    After reading the other thread about ageing, I realized a few things in the past few days when I went on a little camping trip down to Silver City. As some of you long-timers know, for all these...
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    In August it will be three years of living small...

    In August it will be three years of living small for me. I still really like it 95% of the time. At least I am not sharing living space with another person and I have my own kitchen and bath, but I...
  20. Interesting! The other day when we were driving...

    Interesting! The other day when we were driving to Santa Fe, I saw a double rainbow and the bottom rainbow had that effect - I had no idea what it was, but it was very cool! I'll post a picture but...
  21. Thread: Oh, The Dust!

    by SiouzQ.
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    It turns out the guitar is a lot more valuable...

    It turns out the guitar is a lot more valuable than I thought! I took it to the guitar shop and the owner ended up calling the guy who made it (a small maker in Montana). I guess when purchased...
  22. Thread: Oh, The Dust!

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    Oh, The Dust!

    And cobwebs! And dead bug carcasses!

    As many of you know, I live in a tiny (think about 250 sq. ft) apartment behind the gallery I manage in rural New Mexico. When I got home last night and was...
  23. Thread: April frugals

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    Every time me and the BF go to an Estate Sale...

    Every time me and the BF go to an Estate Sale (mostly just for a fun thing to do), he points out every single time I end up saying out loud, "Gawd, there is just so much goddamm crap in the world!" ...
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    The generally poor customer service in the Santa...

    The generally poor customer service in the Santa Fe area was a real shocker to me when I moved out here. Just 20 minutes ago I was trying to get one doctor office to send the other doctor office my...
  25. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Yesterday I sold my two favorite pieces of my...

    Yesterday I sold my two favorite pieces of my jewelry I have ever made; my sterling silver cuff with a large piece of Royston Turquoise and a necklace in sterling with a beautiful piece of Fossilized...
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