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    Currently reading a health and nutrition book...

    Currently reading a health and nutrition book called Metabolical by Robert Lustig. It is very technical explaining how our diets affect our cells (thus our organs) and why so many of us are...
  2. I guess it would depend on how large my debt is...

    I guess it would depend on how large my debt is but definitely a portion to paying that off. Do you have a healthy emergency fund? I would also spend a little portion on something that makes me happy...
  3. Thread: Gas prices

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    When not traveling, we are spending $55 a month...

    When not traveling, we are spending $55 a month for one fill up. Glad we have one little CR-V right now. I can't imagine what all these big trucks must be spending on gas.
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    The new subdivision houses here are all the same...

    The new subdivision houses here are all the same drab shade of dirt on which they sit.
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    I have a feeling the amazon counter at Kohl's...

    I have a feeling the amazon counter at Kohl's where I took the return did something to initially make it a gift card instead. Oh well...
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    I noticed a house in our hood that was recently...

    I noticed a house in our hood that was recently painted black. I thought at first it was in a fire as it looked so odd. Speaking of car colors, DH showed me a slide of his Dad's first family car - a...
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    I finally figured out (after quite a bit of time)...

    I finally figured out (after quite a bit of time) how to do the online chat so was able to have the credit put back on my card.Yay!! They don't make it as easy though like it used to be.
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    Sneaky amazon

    I got rid of Prime a long time ago so haven't ordered anything in a long time. However...I recently ordered something and needed to return. In the past, returns automatically went to the credit card...
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    Growing up in Texas, I feel like they have been...

    Growing up in Texas, I feel like they have been talking secession for decades.
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    Austin is a tiny island in a sea of Republicans.

    Austin is a tiny island in a sea of Republicans.
  11. Thread: Gas prices

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    Drove our 800+ mile trip (each way) to Texas last...

    Drove our 800+ mile trip (each way) to Texas last week and spent $305 total on gas. Surprised as it was lower than we expected.
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    We go about once a month for specific items but...

    We go about once a month for specific items but buy gas there exclusively since it is the best price and close by. We spent over $100 once but that was for a toilet. Normally, we spend between...
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    Costco shoppers

    I was incredulous when I saw that the women checking out in front of us had a tab of $476. No clothing, household items or alcohol - just lots of prepared meals, packaged foods and bottled water....
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    I am so embarrassed of Texas lately. They have...

    I am so embarrassed of Texas lately. They have gone certifiably nuts.
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    I tried scarlet runner beans from seed a few...

    I tried scarlet runner beans from seed a few years back. The intense UV light here burnt them to a crisp so they might do best in a spot that gets a little relief from the sun. Getting ready to plant...
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    I believe there are perennial sweet peas.

    I believe there are perennial sweet peas.
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    This brought to mind an image of Trump on a bike...

    This brought to mind an image of Trump on a bike with his bouffant hair and suit. Like it or not, there are physical and mental declines as we age - obviously more for some than others. I vote for an...
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    There is an iris memorial garden at one of our...

    There is an iris memorial garden at one of our libraries. I have never seen so many different colors.
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    Surprisingly, there was an article in the WSJ...

    Surprisingly, there was an article in the WSJ about families that they refer to as Super Frugals. It stated that inflation does not really upset their apple cart since they have always been frugal...
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    Realtor told us today that refi loan officers are...

    Realtor told us today that refi loan officers are getting desperate and some are being laid off
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    This will sound absurd but the thought of leaving...

    This will sound absurd but the thought of leaving plants behind that I grew from seed is my strongest attachment. Yesterday we drove by a house in Tx we owned 30 yrs ago. I had planted a little Lacey...
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    We were talking about the 70s gas crisis and how...

    We were talking about the 70s gas crisis and how there was often no gas to buy. There does not seem to be any shortage this time around.
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    On the road now to see family in Tx. Gas has...

    On the road now to see family in Tx. Gas has varied from 4.69 to 4.25 ppg so far. Less traffic on the road though especially big trucks.
  24. Had a plumber tell us that the inexpensive wire...

    Had a plumber tell us that the inexpensive wire egg-beater looking things are better than plungers for toilet clogs.
  25. Re: If it's yellow...we keep a shaker of baking...

    Re: If it's yellow...we keep a shaker of baking soda in the bathroom and scrub the toilet every few days with that. Nary an odor.
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