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    Good for her. I have told my parents, who do not...

    Good for her. I have told my parents, who do not want to go to assisted living, that we qualify for a senior community and maybe we'll move there, and they can move there to be closer to us!
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    No, that is not what I was referring to at social...

    No, that is not what I was referring to at social work school. I was referring to a director who sent out announcements stating that the school would not observe any holidays.
    She then sent out an...
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    Well, I guess it's not a new name! You never...

    Well, I guess it's not a new name! You never hear of it around here but thenI am not a hiker; we have the TART trail and I pay attention to the horse trails, but it looks very interesting.
  4. Thread: Tossing crap

    by Tybee
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    My husband wins the award for crap tossing this...

    My husband wins the award for crap tossing this week. There was an ugly old couch in the polebarn when we moved in 4 years ago, and we never wanted to get a dumpster to throw it out, among other...
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    So weird. We live by Traverse City and I have...

    So weird. We live by Traverse City and I have never heard of this; must be a new appelation or collection of trails. Odd.
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    I know, right. It is a real change in attitude.

    I know, right. It is a real change in attitude.
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    Freshstart, we had the mixed pleasure of living...

    Freshstart, we had the mixed pleasure of living in Western New York for 6 years full time and 4 years part time. All I can say is, things move really show, no one likes change, and their is an...
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    This is definitely the attitude in the social...

    This is definitely the attitude in the social work classes I have been attending this year.

    Some animals are more equal than others.
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    Fingers crossed for a fun and pleasant second...

    Fingers crossed for a fun and pleasant second date. It's kind of cool you guys have already dealt with one potential issue!
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    The problem as I see it is not that we are not...

    The problem as I see it is not that we are not preparing for older age issues, it's my parents who did not and now seem unable to any longer. My husband's parents figured it out and there was only...
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    I am definitely learning already. I will never...

    I am definitely learning already. I will never do what my parents did and refuse to leave an area that is far distant from all of their kids and lacks any reliable form of public transportation. We...
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    Too depressed about my personal situation in the...

    Too depressed about my personal situation in the club sandwich right now to post about details, but thank you for a wonderful thread idea, freshstart. Will work up to it.
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    Have you all seen Regency House Party? I think...

    Have you all seen Regency House Party? I think it might be American television but all the actors/ participants are British and they are recreating a Regency house party. I got it at the library...
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    Now that I am semi-retired (just have a few...

    Now that I am semi-retired (just have a few part-time teaching gigs), the sleep test number seems to have risen. But yes, this definitely ties into a desire to sleep better at night!
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    Thanks for posting the trailers--I will get busy...

    Thanks for posting the trailers--I will get busy watching these two, as I loved that other movie you suggested-- Safety Not Guaranteed.
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    Zoe, do you have to get an overall 4 to be...

    Zoe, do you have to get an overall 4 to be eligible for a promotion?
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    Kitchen Stories by Brent Hamer, a Norwegian film...

    Kitchen Stories by Brent Hamer, a Norwegian film from 2003.
    Also Rams from 2013, an Icelandic film.
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    That sounds good to me, freshstart. I currently...

    That sounds good to me, freshstart. I currently have the 1 year cd ladder with a different one rolling over each month, with enough for survival for a month in each. But I need to have a pool of...
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    Thanks, everyone. That is a good point about...

    Thanks, everyone. That is a good point about once you pass 59 1/2, as I have, and are not subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty. Also I can really see the 2-3 years operating expenses--maybe...
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    How much in an emergency fund?

    How much do you feel is optimal to hold in an emergency fund? I hear 3-6-9-12 months of living expenses, but you also need a separate fund to pay for things like car transmissions or...
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    That is terrible, toomuchstuff, and I am glad you...

    That is terrible, toomuchstuff, and I am glad you are feeling somewhat better.
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    [QUOTE=Williamsmith;271720] When the unskilled...

    [QUOTE=Williamsmith;271720] When the unskilled labor force contains Middle aged struggling couples with kids and old age retirees trying to pay for their Obamacare.....instead of high school and...
  23. I can see what you are saying, Williamsmith, but...

    I can see what you are saying, Williamsmith, but I do think that if one is trying to live a simpler, more fulfilling life today, that one does have to follow countercultural ideas. Like don't get a...
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    We have most things we cook with growing in the...

    We have most things we cook with growing in the garden. We had an omelette with marjoram that was truly one of the greatest things I have ever eaten. I don't know why anyone with a yard or a...
  25. Thread: June Frugals

    by Tybee
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    Not sure whether yesterday was frugal or...

    Not sure whether yesterday was frugal or non-frugal. I spent 71 dollars to mail my son and his wife four boxes of china I found and they liked, so that they would have a nicer set of china to...
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