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    Hm. We both cook. We had, for years, dinerware,...

    Hm. We both cook. We had, for years, dinerware, because it just didn't break. That got too heavy and I was looking for enamelware to replace it with. in the process, we started using the "extra,"...
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    Mushroom burgers, not vegetarian.

    Mushroom burgers, not vegetarian.
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    I bought my linen apron from StacyKitchenDecor....

    I bought my linen apron from StacyKitchenDecor. Also bought a present for a neighbor from here. The pants and other outfit are fine, but poly/cotton and as I said, only 1/2 my order was right. I did...
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    I've ordered some clothes through etsy. I bought...

    I've ordered some clothes through etsy. I bought pants (cotton/poly blend) which fit. Bought shorts/jacket from same seller, but didn't actually get what was pictured...

    I bought a linen apron...
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    Mushroom burgers tonight. We had a modified...

    Mushroom burgers tonight. We had a modified hoppin' John last night.
  6. Thread: January Purge

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    On Thursday night, I mentioned to DH that I...

    On Thursday night, I mentioned to DH that I really needed a shelf in one of the drawer boxes which hold cookbooks. He put it up this morning. More organization, fewer wood scraps, neater. Hurrah! And...
  7. Thread: January Purge

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    I have friends where both people in the couple...

    I have friends where both people in the couple were editors. The husband was a book collector and dealer as well. The wife always looks underfed, she's just like that. Her then grade school kid...
  8. Thread: January Purge

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    I am getting out of bookselling. You can take the...

    I am getting out of bookselling. You can take the shop and stock away from the bookseller, but not the bookseller out of the girl, so to speak. The books I"m talking about are my personal books. I am...
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    I think perhaps the biggest change may be that...

    I think perhaps the biggest change may be that folks do less driving. We've all been combining trips to save our being out, right? Combining the trip to the market and library and feed store in one...
  10. Thread: January Purge

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    Unfortunately, a lot of what I have isn't...

    Unfortunately, a lot of what I have isn't available digitallly and when it is, it's insanely expensive. I have housekeeping/frugality/cooking books/booklets back to before the Civil War. Most of them...
  11. Thread: January Purge

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    I'm stalled, or paused, or ? Was going great...

    I'm stalled, or paused, or ?

    Was going great guns. Found a way to give myself credit for the work, without a cumulative visual list. A problem if those lists trigger panic attacks, and they always...
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    IL, we had a family business and owned the...

    IL, we had a family business and owned the building. The building was brick. My dad and uncle had a minor fight about whether to paint the exterior of the building? My dad won, because a painted...
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    Okay, we painted the living room. The living room...

    Okay, we painted the living room. The living room has two exteriior, log walls and the remaining walls are wallboard. The logs require this prep: sanding lightly over the shellac and more strenuously...
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    We had chicken fried rice last night. Tonight...

    We had chicken fried rice last night. Tonight [No, tomorrow] we'll have hoppin' john, with ham steak bits and LO rice. Tonight because I didn't get the black eyed peas soaked in time and don't want...
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    We still have some paint. It's off white. The...

    We still have some paint. It's off white. The baseboards are dark grayish black. Really original, right? The dining room 1/2 of the kitchen is going to be painted soon, because I just today got the...
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    LO Christmas Kringle. It called out to me from...

    LO Christmas Kringle. It called out to me from the freezer...
  17. Thread: January frugals

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    Reusing packing materials. Since I'm doing mail...

    Reusing packing materials. Since I'm doing mail order again, this isn't insignificant.

    We're planning on buying many veggies this year in bulk, been working out the plan/timing for that.

    We use...
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    No one here has offended me. Including the person...

    No one here has offended me. Including the person who left.

    The person who left hadn't offended me, just puzzled me and baffled me because they wouldn't listen. They are a minimalist and militant...
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    The discussions take place by topic. There is...

    The discussions take place by topic. There is "cider press" which is more general stuff. But mostly, it's by topic.
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    I belong to permies.com, one of their forum...

    I belong to permies.com, one of their forum guidelines is to stay nice. It's a requirement. They also have a small army of moderators who enforce this and it is a continual issue.

    I think in any...
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    We use oil dry, the corn stuff and the pine...

    We use oil dry, the corn stuff and the pine stuff, mixed for cat litter. Gives a scent we can stand (pine), the corn stuff is insanely expensive but clumps, and the oil dry is dead cheap.

    Just...
  22. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  23. Thread: December Purge

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    Found this on bookfinder: Hardcover, ISBN...

    Found this on bookfinder: Hardcover, ISBN 9780394528014
    Publisher: Random House Inc,USA, 1983
    Used - Near Fine. US1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING. RANDOM HOUSE NUMBERLINE FOR FIRST PRINTINGS START WITH...
  24. Thread: December Purge

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    IL, Try this next time: look on ebay for prices...

    IL, Try this next time: look on ebay for prices realized ONLY. Then look up the book on bookfinder.com . That should tell you if what you have is the same as what sold on ebay. An edition is a set of...
  25. Thread: December Purge

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    What I wanted for Christmas: DH to help me go...

    What I wanted for Christmas:

    DH to help me go through a corner of our huge kitchen which has become a storage area! This will generate a lot of things for the antique booth, dump, etc.
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