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    Arizona teachers are walking out on Thursday. No...

    Arizona teachers are walking out on Thursday. No one knows for how long, or how this is going to play out. Bottom line is the state legislature has to restore education funding to levels of 10...
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    Your County Recorder's office should have your...

    Your County Recorder's office should have your subdivision's paperwork on file. That would give you property measurements.
    But I agree, a boundary survey is the way to go. They're not as...
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    A side note: we went on a group bird-watching...

    A side note: we went on a group bird-watching hike with a leader. At one spot she said she usually sees a certain type of bird, but it wasn't around that morning. So she had an app on her phone...
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    It's funny because that's how a lot of people end...

    It's funny because that's how a lot of people end up moving to Arizona. Their retired family members moved here first, and then when the family visits them and find they like being in a warm...
  5. Thread: April Purge!

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    mschrisgo2, I just finished round 2 of going...

    mschrisgo2,
    I just finished round 2 of going through clothes, socks, shoes, etc. in the 9 months since my retirement from an office position. I was able to completely empty a dresser and a smaller...
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    I've also realized that I get used to seeing...

    I've also realized that I get used to seeing trees and enjoying them for years, and it's a mini-shock when they are gone. One of my neighbors had a large tree in their front yard that I think just...
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    I think I've seen ads for Safeway and Walmart...

    I think I've seen ads for Safeway and Walmart food delivery around here, but I'm not sure on details.

    Just chiming in to add that I hope PT and meds can get you feeling better soon!
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    Good for you, pinkytoe. I did the same thing...

    Good for you, pinkytoe. I did the same thing last fall a few months after retirement, and then again recently. I think it takes our brain a while to realize we won't be using these items anymore. ...
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    Yes, lunch at the senior centers here is $2.50...

    Yes, lunch at the senior centers here is $2.50 and you have to put your name in reserve 3 days in advance. However, if you can't pay the $2.50 you are allowed to pay what you can, and if you forget...
  10. Thread: April Frugals

    by Lainey
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    The chicken breasts were no skin and no bones. ...

    The chicken breasts were no skin and no bones. They were basically dry, not mushy. Oh well, I'm not even an average cook so I made an assumption about the crockpot that I shouldn't have.
    The...
  11. Thread: April Frugals

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    A question to those who use crock-pots: We...

    A question to those who use crock-pots:
    We thought we scored a bargain on some cheap chicken breasts. They were thick and looked fine and we thought cooking them in the crock-pot would make them...
  12. Thread: 2017 Taxes!

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    My tax accountant is filing an amended return. ...

    My tax accountant is filing an amended return. At least I get to claim the insurance premiums in my medical cost, so it won't be a total loss. But yes, I'll have to write a check for whatever the...
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    We have community centers here in Phoenix, too,...

    We have community centers here in Phoenix, too, and most of the activities are free to seniors. It's wonderful to have this resource and also that it's available to older folks at no cost.
    Good...
  14. Thread: Eagle Cam!

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    Used to watch the dceagle cam when I was at work....

    Used to watch the dceagle cam when I was at work. It was a nice break, and it was fun when someone hollered over the cubicle to check out a particularly cute scene!
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    So, my earlier post about getting a refund on...

    So, my earlier post about getting a refund on federal income tax turned out to be wrong. I got a notice that the IRS thought I underestimated my 2017 income and therefore my ACA insurance subsidy...
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    Hello Mark, Looking forward to your input, glad...

    Hello Mark,
    Looking forward to your input, glad you're here.
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    I still have a dream of opening free/low cost...

    I still have a dream of opening free/low cost mobile home parks for seniors who are now having to travel the country in their old travel trailers looking for work. Affordable housing is a deep...
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    Oh no, I'm about to post a back to back peeve,...

    Oh no, I'm about to post a back to back peeve, but..

    I'm attending a twice weekly exercise class. Teacher is great but has another job and so she shows up to class just a few minutes before it...
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    Sounds like a good start, and glad the anxiety...

    Sounds like a good start, and glad the anxiety medications are helping.
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    Thanks, SteveinMN. Makes sense when you add up...

    Thanks, SteveinMN. Makes sense when you add up the costs like that. I don't think our society wants to see certain safety codes only enforced in buildings for middle-class or rich people.

    I...
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    Thanks for the follow-up. Good suggestion about...

    Thanks for the follow-up. Good suggestion about being specific and not just generically offering to "help." I'll have to see how this unfolds but I'm sad to witness this. A cure for this disease...
  22. Thread: March Purge

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    An old pair of glasses donated to the drop box at...

    An old pair of glasses donated to the drop box at the eyeglass store for re-use.
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    Related to that, I just got a new cell phone...

    Related to that, I just got a new cell phone number. Appears that they recycle these numbers pretty quickly, because from day one I was getting text messages from strangers asking for "Janie" [fake...
  24. I agree, ANM. I could see that an amount of...

    I agree, ANM. I could see that an amount of $1,200/month could allow one parent to stay at home. That alone would reduce the stress that young families are now under.
    Another example: the state...
  25. Catherine already posted sites with more...

    Catherine already posted sites with more information on the economics. Here's one of the Wikipedia pages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income
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