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    I've had a series of cast-iron frying pans in the...

    I've had a series of cast-iron frying pans in the pots and pans stable over the years but I don't cook so much that requires a cast-iron frying pan (pots are another matter; I have some Le Creuset I...
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    Ribs Masala here -- pork ribs roasted and then...

    Ribs Masala here -- pork ribs roasted and then treated to a creamy tomato sauce with vaguely-Indian-influenced flavors. It was a hit a few days ago, it was a hit tonight, and it will be a hit some...
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    Back on Black Thursday and Black Monday, in 1929,...

    Back on Black Thursday and Black Monday, in 1929, the market lost about a quarter of its value, roughly the same amount it lost on Black Monday, 1987. If the market fell by that same percentage next...
  4. The people who price things at our local thrift...

    The people who price things at our local thrift stores are much more aware of pricing than they used to be. Used to be everything went out the door cheap unless there was an obvious pedigree (blue...
  5. Morning person here, too. Been getting up at 6:30...

    Morning person here, too. Been getting up at 6:30 for so long that it comes naturally now, even on weekends. I wasn't always a morning person, but I've been a morning person way longer than I was a...
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    DW likes to spread out with the paper on...

    DW likes to spread out with the paper on weekends, so we still subscribe to weekend home delivery. That also gives us unlimited digital access, which is good because I much prefer to read on a screen...
  7. I'm sorry -- I'm not Android savvy and I don't...

    I'm sorry -- I'm not Android savvy and I don't have an Android anything nearby that I could play with...
  8. kib, what kind of phone are you using?

    kib, what kind of phone are you using?
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    All of this advice is good. If it's a phone (not...

    All of this advice is good. If it's a phone (not Facetime/Skype/etc.) interview, you can even prepare some of your own answers to anticipated questions and refer to what you've written if/when the...
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    It's too bad society has done such a good job of...

    It's too bad society has done such a good job of convincing people that everyone "needs" a college degree, because skilled tradespeople like electricians and plumbers are getting harder and harder to...
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to SLF! It sounds like you and your...

    Welcome to SLF! It sounds like you and your husband have been working on how to compromise on "stuff" and how to live simply and minimally. I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences. Many...
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    To me it does. If you identified enough of a need...

    To me it does. If you identified enough of a need to want to purchase something that filled that need, and then you discovered you could use something you already had, that's repurposing. That's...
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    I'm glad you were able to do that (and...

    I'm glad you were able to do that (and successfully on all counts)! You were dressed far more appropriately for the task than I would be. :)
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    Well, your OP did list several options: My...

    Well, your OP did list several options:


    My chair and my cookbooks take up space I'm sure we'd use otherwise. As furniture it's worth more than a few bucks so I've kind of got money tied up in...
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    Hmm. It's a tie for me. One is a Plycraft...

    Hmm. It's a tie for me.

    One is a Plycraft replica of the famous Eames Lounge Chair. I love Mid-Century Modern (loved it before it blew up and will love it now that it has been declared passť once...
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    Oh, agreed. But there was so much along that...

    Oh, agreed. But there was so much along that street that I had to think about what it didn't have -- and that was a place to buy cars (there were several places to fix them).


    While I'm happy to...
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    Ours did, too -- and, interestingly, the prices...

    Ours did, too -- and, interestingly, the prices were higher at the Walmart within city limits than they were at the Walmarts in the first-ring suburbs. (I wrote did because the city Walmart closed;...
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    Very walkable neighborhood here. Three blocks to...

    Very walkable neighborhood here. Three blocks to a supermarket (with an ATM) and a liquor store and two restaurants (neither are fast-food). Within half a mile from a library/community center, more...
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    I have a ton (well, not a literal ton, but dozens...

    I have a ton (well, not a literal ton, but dozens of pounds) of items in our home that were purchased at thrift stores or garage sales. Clothing, furniture, artwork, electronics, floor fan, salad...
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    Yup. My major point was that one should always...

    Yup. My major point was that one should always choose the network first and then the carrier. I may get a really low rate for tello or Boost or somesuch, but if Sprint coverage where I live stinks,...
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    I auto-pay some bills; not others. There are some...

    I auto-pay some bills; not others. There are some (like the gas/electric bill and the VISA/MC bills) that I want to see every month before they gets out of hand or so I can pull payments from...
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    As befits my usually-beige personality, one of my...

    As befits my usually-beige personality, one of my biggest claims to fame is that I once discovered a bug in Microsoft Excel.
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    Entirely appropriate; no issue with the...

    Entirely appropriate; no issue with the statement. I'll note, however, that teleconferencing has existed for decades now and still is not the first thought for business people who want to meet. I...
  24. Thread: The new girl

    by SteveinMN
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    Hello and welcome, Kelly!

    Hello and welcome, Kelly!
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    To echo bae's question, what does "ethical" mean...

    To echo bae's question, what does "ethical" mean and how far does it go? Are the electronics they would use for Skype and FaceTime from "ethical" companies? Purchased from "ethical" vendors? Are the...
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