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    First Fire in the Wood Stove!

    It dipped down to about 25 degrees last night, so K. laid a fire before we went to bed so he could light it first thing in the morning. I haven't had wood heat in over 25 years, so I am going to...
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    Now the big thing is to mentally prepare myself...

    Now the big thing is to mentally prepare myself for not being able to do things with my hands. I have already cut out guitar-playing (just can't do it, it really aggravates things very fast), and...
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    I am probably going to cancel the MRI for Monday...

    I am probably going to cancel the MRI for Monday night as I don't think the prior-authorization will go through in time. I cannot run up another $1000 of bills if I end up having to pay for it...
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    UPDATE: gawd, why does everything have to get so...

    UPDATE: gawd, why does everything have to get so complicated?!!!!! In the process of requesting an MRI for the left wrist as soon as possible, someone at the orthopedic office decided what I had...
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    Oh dear, if I may ask, what happened with your...

    Oh dear, if I may ask, what happened with your son's arms/hands?

    I also got diagnosed with "golfer's" elbow (in the left arm) two weeks ago when I saw the ortho doc. Nothing to do for that but...
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    Gosh-Darned Wrists!

    Yes, still a big issue two weeks before I go for the ulna-shortening osteotomy for my right wrist . My left wrist, which had the surgery last fall, had been doing pretty good until buying the house,...
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    Right now I am staring out the window at our...

    Right now I am staring out the window at our voluptuously full peach tree at the new house in which the birds are enjoying their breakfast-I have invited people over to pick as much as they want, I...
  8. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    We have our very own peach tree and there are...

    We have our very own peach tree and there are hundreds of really yummy peaches right outside the side door! The tree is overladened and bowing with the weight of them; I had to prop up a branch with...
  9. Thread: Buying art

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    Our new house has plenty of walls for hanging...

    Our new house has plenty of walls for hanging art! My boyfriend has a pretty great collection from area artists, and I have some. A few Christmas's ago he bought me a wonderful painting I picked...
  10. In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare,...

    In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare, where you start seeing the first birch trees.
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    Here's a good little chuckle. K. is trying, he...

    Here's a good little chuckle. K. is trying, he really is. Usually, when one of us cooks, the other does the cleanup, which is totally fair. I like to clean up soon after I clear the table so it's...
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    Living With Someone After A Long Time Alone

    The last few days I have been trying to sort out feelings I can't even quite identify as I move the last things out of the tiny house and into the house we bought. I think we (I've) been so caught...
  13. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Thanks everyone! I am slowly moving my stuff in,...

    Thanks everyone! I am slowly moving my stuff in, a couple of boxes each day. It's actually amazing how much stuff I had crammed into the tiny house after three years!

    Yes, that is a passive solar...
  14. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Sneak Peak!

    Here are some photos I took the other day when we laid down the rugs and moved some of the furniture in. It's still a work in progress, as we haven't hung any of the art and there is still some...
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    Yes. And yes. It's all those things, and also...

    Yes. And yes. It's all those things, and also the way I perceive money in my mind. When we first started this venture K. asked how much money I would be comfortable putting in up front, and I...
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    I am having so much anxiety about all the money...

    I am having so much anxiety about all the money regarding this house we bought; I vacillate between excitement and abject panic just about every other hour. This weekend is move-in, and the...
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    I just paid a $2231.29 Visa bill not due until...

    I just paid a $2231.29 Visa bill not due until Sept. 27 because I can't stand seeing that HUGE number over in the debit column! Plus, my credit card is such that if I pay it off in full every month...
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    I think some of it (or a lot of it) is the big...

    I think some of it (or a lot of it) is the big lifestyle change coming up. All those years I dreamed of downsizing and escaping the mid-west, then I took the risk and did it successfully for three...
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    Financial Anxiety Setting In Now

    Buying and setting up a household from scratch is REALLY expensive and my credit card is burning up these days from use. In reality, my finances are okay and I am still within my upfront allotted...
  20. Thread: August Frugals

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    Definitely NOT frugal today: I put on my credit...

    Definitely NOT frugal today: I put on my credit card (which is always paid off every month) a stackable washer and dryer, a room air conditioner, and two twin XL mattresses to put on top of a...
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    I did not start my by dreads by doing braids: I...

    I did not start my by dreads by doing braids: I went to a ladyin Ann Arbor who has a salon called "Grateful Dreads" and she got them started by sectioning off my hair and doing a backcombing and...
  22. It's not a done deal yet, I should hear by...

    It's not a done deal yet, I should hear by tonight (is what he said).
  23. Let's just hope! You know, way back when he...

    Let's just hope! You know, way back when he pretty much abandoned/surrendered the cat to me due to his eviction emergency for about six months I would ask him if he was in a position to take her...
  24. New development: last night I contacted the...

    New development: last night I contacted the original owner of Mouse on Instant Messenger (the guy who was being evicted so many years ago because he had cats; we've been "friends" on Facebook...
  25. She's never been an outdoor cat...

    She's never been an outdoor cat...
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