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    So true Rogar. I work on the other side of the...

    So true Rogar. I work on the other side of the scalpel. Every move or "mismove" we make affects the patient.

    As for western medicine and aging.....I'm on my last leg with this knee injury from...
  2. Ditto.... Except we still track and I suspect...

    Ditto.... Except we still track and I suspect always will. Recording holds us accountable for MINDFUL spending.

    I read the book in the late 90s. I did all the steps of detailed record keeping...
  3. Thread: Your Best Year?

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    Interesting question and I can't pick just one...

    Interesting question and I can't pick just one either.

    Personal: 1980 at age 19 married the love of my life and we're about to be 38 years happy about it!
    Financial: 2010-debt free forever (the...
  4. We've loved our experiences. 2 summer weeks on...

    We've loved our experiences. 2 summer weeks on the Colorado summit.....changed hotels after 3 nights. We took it all in and really enjoyed ourselves. 2 weeks in the CA bay area-Big Sur to Bodega...
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    The portable greenhouse is on the patio. I'm...

    The portable greenhouse is on the patio. I'm going to start: cucumber, lemon cucumber, eggplant-2 cultivars, beets....and I'm trying carrots 1 last time!

    The CSA plant sale is 3w away...I buy my...
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    Hard as it is....I accept physical aging. I...

    Hard as it is....I accept physical aging. I accept that my knee injury 3y ago will continue to escalate pain and I will not recover enough for full weight bearing. Total knee June 6. By...
  7. Thread: April Frugals

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    Cooking from the storage right now. Sunday was...

    Cooking from the storage right now.

    Sunday was a taco salad. Cooked ground beef/turkey mix from the freezer. It's gone now.

    Thawed a bowl of chili for DHs lunch. He didn't eat it today so he...
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    We have a lot of empty counter between the 2...

    We have a lot of empty counter between the 2 sinks. I think the total surface is about 8 feet. We bought it-we didn't build it. The bathroom had nothing to do with why we loved this house......
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    Interesting....we used a maple Pergo in our...

    Interesting....we used a maple Pergo in our entire cabin except bathroom and a slate tile entry. We LOVE it!!!! 14yo and looks brand new!
  10. Thread: March Purge

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    A treadmill. I injured my Right knee nearly 3y...

    A treadmill. I injured my Right knee nearly 3y ago. Can't walk a normal gait and the treadmill is painful. Craigslist wouldn't sell it. i gave it to someone at work. She and her DH picked it up...
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    Kitchen: I've had 2 sinks my entire life. Wash...

    Kitchen: I've had 2 sinks my entire life. Wash and rinse. Dirty and clean. Wouldn't occur to me to have the current farm sink craze item installed.

    Bathroom: DH spends far more time at the...
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    Would I require 2 sinks? No. Do I love that...

    Would I require 2 sinks? No. Do I love that this home purchased in 1991 has 2 sinks? Yes. We get ready for work at the same time and we have the counter space to do so hence, no dancing around in...
  13. Thread: Two Households

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    It's great fun. Relaxing. Simple. WE bought...

    It's great fun. Relaxing. Simple. WE bought garage sale: sofa/love/a few cast iron skillets. bought a new mattress set for her and hauled our older one there. Dollar store for essentials. We...
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    Love Janet Luhr's book. I reread it annually for...

    Love Janet Luhr's book. I reread it annually for over 10 years. It's in a sad state of "well loved";) I've decided to gift it to a new young employee of mine. She and her hubby are on the Dave...
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    Can you move to your own bedroom? Bring your dog...

    Can you move to your own bedroom? Bring your dog in with you at night and close the door? Test to see if she/he helps you out?

    i'm so sad for you. Make a move that might help. Try...
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    wow. This feels rude. People are frugal, save...

    wow. This feels rude. People are frugal, save for the future, retire when they are ready and pay for things important to them. I applaud DMC for success.

    Kind of like, I saved $ for 17 years...
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    I completely disagree. I love my work. It is...

    I completely disagree. I love my work. It is extremely stressful.
  18. Thread: January Frugals

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    We're on vacation. Today is day 4. We've bought...

    We're on vacation. Today is day 4. We've bought groceries to cook-in at the cabin. Our only expense so far. Oh wait, I needed 1 yard of fabric to finish a quilt-$11.25. Now that's it! Not that...
  19. In the past year as much as 60h/week. My sweet...

    In the past year as much as 60h/week. My sweet spot is no more than 9h/days. In my role I'm required to work a 5d week. If I can leave at 9h or less, I have some energy left to do some things I...
  20. Being a Registered Nurse is a big part of my...

    Being a Registered Nurse is a big part of my life. Is it my identity? No....but definitely a significant descriptor if someone asks "who are you".
  21. Thread: January Frugals

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    Your Save or Wait motto will serve you well. ...

    Your Save or Wait motto will serve you well. That's been our way of life since 2003. Our net worth has gone up 448%:cool: and our liabilities ZERO!

    You CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
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    Something to understand: a healthcare provider...

    Something to understand: a healthcare provider cannot charge less for a cash customer than the highest negotiated rate insurance contract. If they do, it's a risk for a lawsuit.
  23. Thread: Airplane Foods

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    We travel with Brita bottles. Filtered water...

    We travel with Brita bottles. Filtered water wherever we go. The $10 bottle lasts years and we buy a new filter annually.

    i carry: almonds, protein bar, a few pieces of fruit, nut bar. You can...
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    :cool: Congrats to you!

    :cool: Congrats to you!
  25. Yikes! The first order of business is a...

    Yikes! The first order of business is a discussion with the kids. Why would THEY do this to the visiting Grandparents? If that relationship conversation cannot be resolved, a relationship with the...
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