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    Gardenarian - just letting you know I have you in...

    Gardenarian - just letting you know I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

    I read this post last night, and then again tonight, and still can't quite articulate a coherent post in answer. Been...
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    rosa - yes. What a win win frugal for you!

    rosa - yes. What a win win frugal for you!
  3. Haven't bought new furniture for 20+ years - but...

    Haven't bought new furniture for 20+ years - but I would purchase Flexsteel again. Middlin' affordable and it's held up well.
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    ctg, I join in the wishes that your "baby"...

    ctg, I join in the wishes that your "baby" continues to improve. We love them so much, yes?

    Re: flea and tick treatment, we've been through them all, and just love the NexGuard. Of course it's not...
  5. Well, I hear ya sweetie. Been there, done that,...

    Well, I hear ya sweetie. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

    Vent away, secure in the knowledge that you are too smart to do anything too stupid in the financial areas of your life.

    Tell...
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    http://2xn68xillra36ryznxfl1ge2.wpengine.netdna-cd...

    http://2xn68xillra36ryznxfl1ge2.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/A-Goldfish-In-A-Bowl-1530827_jpg_472x225_crop_upscale_q85.jpg

    GREAT answer! LOL.

    My Simple Living pet philosophy: no...
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    I ended up having to run to "the city" by myself...

    I ended up having to run to "the city" by myself yesterday as DH wasn't up to going and it needed done. I spent the entire hour-and-a-half drive there thinking, since he wasn't with me "ooh, I can...
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    I understand - if it helps your confidence then...

    I understand - if it helps your confidence then it's worth your hassle. (and for the record, I realized that I have toenails that I have a hard time showing in public due to my "issues" with them -...
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    I don't necessarily believe the accuracy of them...

    I don't necessarily believe the accuracy of them all - but of course don't have the time to try to verify them.

    Thanks for the list razz. Wonderfully humorous. Enjoyed it.
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    Zoe Girl, I am happy that your daughter's new...

    Zoe Girl, I am happy that your daughter's new product has worked so well for you. And I truly intend no judgment values here, but wanted to put out there something to consider.....

    Have you ever...
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    We stayed at a Japanese-businessman's-oriented...

    We stayed at a Japanese-businessman's-oriented hotel while in Los Angeles 2 years ago. Breakfast was included in the daily rate, you could choose the American-style or Japanese-style, and we availed...
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    Not trying to stir up any controversy - but I...

    Not trying to stir up any controversy - but I remembered our discussion here and I absolutely could not resist! :)
    ...
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    Oh my yes. This. I am a computer illiterate in a...

    Oh my yes. This. I am a computer illiterate in a rural area without a teenager in the house, and at least 3-4 times a year have a computer problem that I would be happy to throw money at if someone...
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    Last year I felt a need to apologize to the...

    Last year I felt a need to apologize to the accountant because I dawdled and didn't even get my appt. with her till around April 1! She laughed at me and said, yeah, retirees, all the time in the...
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    When I planned for my retirement, I knew...

    When I planned for my retirement, I knew basically that it was doable (we were living on our income-minus-40%-toward-retirement-accounts for several years - all I had to do was quit contributing to...
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    Three months bare-bones living expenses in cash...

    Three months bare-bones living expenses in cash secure at home. (if it's not on hand, in hand, it's not really yours.) Another months worth in the safety deposit box at the bank. And another 15 mos....
  17. Oh I'm sorry Rob - didn't remember, if I ever...

    Oh I'm sorry Rob - didn't remember, if I ever knew, that you were a vegetarian.

    We suspect that part of what makes the recipe so good is the slow-stewing chicken juices.

    But good luck on your...
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    this. yes. SiouxQ, you articulated what I've...

    this. yes.

    SiouxQ, you articulated what I've felt for so long so much better than I ever could. I love my son, and I am there for him as I always was, but I can never LOVE him the way I did before...
  19. Thread: Greece

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    I agree ANM. I am convinced that these loans were...

    I agree ANM. I am convinced that these loans were not made in any way to "help" Greece - they were made as a first step toward looting Greece.
  20. gimme - slightly off-topic.....but while I know...

    gimme - slightly off-topic.....but while I know nothing about a tagine pot, you should make your first dish in it Moroccan Chicken.

    http://eatgood4life.com/moroccan-chicken/

    (don't know if link...
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    Use it as a wonderful wake-up opportunity for you...

    Use it as a wonderful wake-up opportunity for you pinkytoe. You have a baseline now to think about different situations and items you could procure to help you through them.
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    This. is what I meant.

    This. is what I meant.
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    I am applauding and rooting for Greece to stay...

    I am applauding and rooting for Greece to stay their current (new) course and tell the EU to stick it. The loans were not made in good faith, and Greece will be better off in the long term by...
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    I haven't made it in quite a while, but I...

    I haven't made it in quite a while, but I remember very fondly: roasted garlic mashed potatoes. OMG good.
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    Great stories everyone. We ended up hanging...

    Great stories everyone.

    We ended up hanging around the same parties (sex, drugs, rock-n-roll - hey, it was the 70's!) just after I had finally given up on my "high-school sweetheart" summer before...
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