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  1. Thread: Sad Situation

    by NewGig
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    Just ((hugs)) fortitude and resilience lady!

    Just ((hugs)) fortitude and resilience lady!
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    FWIW, groceries are cheapest at supermarkets...

    FWIW, groceries are cheapest at supermarkets between the week before thanksgiving and Christmas. They go up the most by percentage starting in January, getting back where they were.

    I have a weird...
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    Sambo has been a valuable book for some time,...

    Sambo has been a valuable book for some time, because of what it is!
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    Baumgarten was one of the last reference books I...

    Baumgarten was one of the last reference books I bought, back in the day. I miss the business, my friends and customers, but just couldn’t keep going without making money. I’m not self-serving enough...
  5. Thread: December purge

    by NewGig
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    More books out, of course. Actually sold a few...

    More books out, of course. Actually sold a few this month, much to my surprise!

    A batch of clothes are ready to be donated to the dump’s swap shop/Salvation Army. Found a hanging jewelry thing in...
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    In general, books before isbns the 10 and 13...

    In general, books before isbns the 10 and 13 digit ID numbers are worth more and can be collectible. Children’s books or even books encyclopedias can be worth money, if they have color illustrations,...
  7. Thank you all for the kind wishes. DH has a...

    Thank you all for the kind wishes.

    DH has a managed to sleep in our upstairs bed a couple of times now. Still healing, still doing PT, but he’s working in his office and things are moving forward!...
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    Getting There, Finally!

    I am a "recovering" hoarder. I have PTSD, most hoarders have another diagnosis, that's mine. The woman who was my caretaker as a young child was an abusive alcoholic.

    Given all that, for most of...
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    Michaels will give you the discount, but I have...

    Michaels will give you the discount, but I have to ask for it. Joann's also has senior days or something, but it has to be the right day to get the discount.
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    $700/year for organic veggies, $200/month for...

    $700/year for organic veggies, $200/month for incidentals: cat food, soap, etc. About $600 a year more for organic meat. The veggies are from a CSA with a Pick Your Own option and I make up partial...
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    Because we got a new freezer this year everything...

    Because we got a new freezer this year everything in it is “new.” So what I’m doing is trying to empty it by spring! My Idea is pretty simple: use something frozen, from the fridge, and the pantry. ...
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    NH real estate has one huge gotcha. Land taxes...

    NH real estate has one huge gotcha. Land taxes are locally based. In our school district at one point per $1000 of evaluation you could pay 2x as much land tax in one town within 10miles of another. ...
  13. Thread: The Holidays

    by NewGig
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    Since I closed the store in 2005, I appreciate...

    Since I closed the store in 2005, I appreciate every single day of the holidays, esp. Black Friday!

    I worked retail for 30 years. What do we do for Black Friday? I stay home and gloat!!! No more...
  14. Amongst other things, my sister dragging our dads...

    Amongst other things, my sister dragging our dads estate out 10 years is part of but not all the reason we don’t talk and I expect not to for the rest of our lives.

    My sis is passive aggressive...
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    I’ve been reading Carol Deppe’s books, going back...

    I’ve been reading Carol Deppe’s books, going back and forth in no particular order.

    Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
    The Resilient Gardner
    The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
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    One thing i read recently is that if you’re going...

    One thing i read recently is that if you’re going to shift the kind of food you eat, you need to start small and give your gut flora a chance to adjust. So, changing to a vegan or other diet tomorrow...
  17. A month+ later, and here’s what’s up DH is...

    A month+ later, and here’s what’s up

    DH is still using a walker, he’s progressed to out patient PT 2x a week. He’s able to climb stairs about once a day. He’s driven a car once. Still a lot of...
  18. DH is home and we’ve had 2 nurses, and 3 pt and...

    DH is home and we’ve had 2 nurses, and 3 pt and ot people. We’ll see how this is when things calm down a bit. He’s getting around with a walker and nothing stronger than over the counter drugs....
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    i make gift tags and cards for some friends and...

    i make gift tags and cards for some friends and family as a way to reduce my craft stash. (Gift wrapping too.) For others, I'm still using up what we'd bought before. We're also using up postage...
  20. Thread: October Purge

    by NewGig
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    Two boxes of magazines, a few books, the 2nd pair...

    Two boxes of magazines, a few books, the 2nd pair of surfwalkers, 3 shirts so far this week.
  21. Thread: October Purge

    by NewGig
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    This past week it was a pair of curtains, a pair...

    This past week it was a pair of curtains, a pair of socks, a pair of surfwalkers, a cats paw tool, a t shirt, a box+ of books donated at the market that takes them, some metal trellises, and we...
  22. Thread: Next Steps

    by NewGig
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    Thanks! Yep, we're learning all about the...

    Thanks! Yep, we're learning all about the different types of rehab facilities at the moment. How much PT is given where, etc. This has been a real education!
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    What I Got Instead

    With my new work, I've been carrying around a tablet computer, an organizer, a phone, my wallet, and keys. My usual, until very recently was my wallet and keys, that's it.

    I can't carry a purse...
  24. The problem won't go away if I ask for someone in...

    The problem won't go away if I ask for someone in the US. He works for a company headquartered in India, so I figured I was stuck with the miscommunication! He's much better at India speak than I am,...
  25. Thread: Next Steps

    by NewGig
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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