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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. ...
  6. Thread: The Holidays

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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...
  7. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. Thread: October Purge

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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.
  14. Thread: October Purge

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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...
  15. Thread: Next Steps

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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...
  17. 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,...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    DH was installing the window when he fell from...

    DH was installing the window when he fell from the platform and broke his leg. This project is on hold for the moment! I got ahold of the place we had planned to buy the mini split and asked if they...
  20. I have no idea! I'm feeling a lot calmer. We...

    I have no idea!

    I'm feeling a lot calmer. We have the answers to many of our questions. And we do have insurance, etc. in place. Of course we don't know if it's enough, but we found out what we...
  21. We Thought We Were Prepared -- I Guess We'll Find Out!

    Two weeks ago I spent 4 hours in the ER with a bug bite I reacted to.

    But last Saturday, my husband fell off a platform ladder and broke both bones in one leg. All of a sudden we're looking at how...
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    ------ One of our neighbors wrote a letter to...

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    One of our neighbors wrote a letter to the town, complaining. And it got results.
    I take it back. What they did was lay the dirt for a new roadbed.
    They repaved our entire road!

    Never...
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    A few months back, I came up with a general...

    A few months back, I came up with a general guideline for us, uses what we have, uses up left overs, lowers the amount of meat we eat, it's frugal, etc.

    Monday: Double Veggie meal: a casserole, a...
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    That my town road agent or someone is not well...

    That my town road agent or someone is not well organized and does lousy planning!

    Earlier this year they cut ditches across our road in several places to apparently put in new culverts or...
  25. I really like the idea of rugs you throw in the...

    I really like the idea of rugs you throw in the wash. If I wasn’t also sensitive to almost all plastics, that is what we’d have everywhere.

    Here
    https://ruggable.com/
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