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    I am still scratching my head over what to get...

    I am still scratching my head over what to get two 4 yr olds who have been gifted everything under the sun from the other grandparents. I would rather spend money on experiences over more stuff so...
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    Years ago when we cleaned out my mother's house...

    Years ago when we cleaned out my mother's house after her death, we found gallon cans with some sort of MRE product leftover from the Cuban missile crisis. I guess people were prepping back then.
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    Bomb threat at grand-twins school

    Grand-twins were yanked out of public preschool today due to a bomb threat at their elementary campus. I can only wonder how DD explained that one to such innocents and why the world seems so full of...
  4. I always recall the 2021 February Texas freeze...

    I always recall the 2021 February Texas freeze and how unprepared people were for this very rare occurrence. DD and family had no power or water for three days and many for a week or more. Way too...
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    I watched The Wonder too and wondered if it is...

    I watched The Wonder too and wondered if it is based on real events. Well done with haunting images and mystery throughout but I thought the very quick sex scene out of nowhere seemed out of place.
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    My comment about kiddos is based on my experience...

    My comment about kiddos is based on my experience raising and being around them - especially those under a certain age. They put their fingers in their noses and mouths and touch everything they can....
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    Headed to spend T'Giving with grand-twins so who...

    Headed to spend T'Giving with grand-twins so who knows how we will hold up - they are little vectors for whatever is going around. They are on the mend from either RSV or flu though it wasn't too...
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    I watched two streaming things over the weekend -...

    I watched two streaming things over the weekend - Where the Crawdads Sing and Don't Worry Darling. The first was pretty true to the book and I thought it was OK. Classic storyline. The second was...
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    We put the heat on 57 at night and 63 during the...

    We put the heat on 57 at night and 63 during the day in winter. This is a ridiculously cold week with no day over 32 and nights at 15 or below so we may raise the temp a bit. I am wearing three...
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    I looked at the Frugalwoods site; it has changed...

    I looked at the Frugalwoods site; it has changed a lot since I first saw a few years back. Lots of sponsored links.
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    I have met several young couples here who I would...

    I have met several young couples here who I would call "homesteaders" and there must be influencers in that realm.
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    November is NOT a frugal month for us. $1600 for...

    November is NOT a frugal month for us. $1600 for DH's crown, $1500 for tree trimming so that the wind won't do it for us and $1400 for a retaining wall.
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    I think it is interesting how the media hones in...

    I think it is interesting how the media hones in on all these scary political topics and blows them up as if that's all we care about. To me it has become just plain boring. Let's get on with life...
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    I have to leave the room if I even hear his...

    I have to leave the room if I even hear his voice. Absolutely baffles me how he has pulled one over on his devotees.
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    Iris, hope the hubster gets well soon! I voted a...

    Iris, hope the hubster gets well soon! I voted a week ago a mix of Repubs and Dems. We do mail-ins or ballot drop off here - so much easier than the old Texas way of standing in line at the funeral...
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    I fantasize about what I would do if I found...

    I fantasize about what I would do if I found myself as a younger person these days without a job or particular skills and very little money to get started. I would probably do what I ended up doing...
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    DH had little issue switching to Medigap last...

    DH had little issue switching to Medigap last year but he was only 67 and had no medical issues. Also key - a really experienced insurance broker who knew the system since it is so complex and...
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    I keep wishing to eat less meat but hard with...

    I keep wishing to eat less meat but hard with DH's carnivore ways. At least I have him trained to do meatless Monday. He is making Thai coconut soup with Gulf shrimp tonight. I will make an Asian...
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    In my city, the general populace has been very...

    In my city, the general populace has been very tolerant of vagrants and folks who prefer to live outside of which there are many. There are charities and church groups that feed and pick up after...
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    The Colony by Sally Denton. In-depth story of...

    The Colony by Sally Denton. In-depth story of Mormon church history and the breakaway groups that ended up in Mexico. Fascinating (to me anyway) that this religion has such a large following after...
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    I ordered reading glasses from readers.com and...

    I ordered reading glasses from readers.com and they did not fit. They don't do returns and exchange was no charge so I guess the first pair will go in the thrift store bag. Also plan to go through...
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    DH switched back to the original medigap (part B)...

    DH switched back to the original medigap (part B) last year after hearing stories about advantage plan limited coverage etc. It is very hard to switch back from an advantage plan as you get older. ...
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    I continue to read about very healthy corporate...

    I continue to read about very healthy corporate profits so I wonder if inflation is the right word to explain current high prices.
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    Although tilling vs no-tilling is talked about in...

    Although tilling vs no-tilling is talked about in the book, the author seems more concerned with fertilizer and animal waste run-off at its current scale which heavily pollutes rivers and then...
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    Regenesis by the British environmentalist George...

    Regenesis by the British environmentalist George Monbiot - about how industrial scale farming is the biggest polluter of all. It is not sustainable for our world population so new ways of growing...
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