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  1. Thread: August Frugals

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    In our early days I thought it would be great to...

    In our early days I thought it would be great to get 1 paycheck for the year. Pay all the utilities, mortgage, car payments (yes back in the day of mega-debt).

    My theory was that we would have a...
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    Radical Homemakers.....I'm halfway. I recommend...

    Radical Homemakers.....I'm halfway. I recommend mostly for the historical perspective of Part 1. It describes how our culture "evolved" to the state of the 90s.
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    Didn't you have an inspection? This leaky roof...

    Didn't you have an inspection? This leaky roof should have been noted and repaired by the owner. If you're stuck with this issue, that sucks!
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    We married at 19 (39y and happy). I had 3...

    We married at 19 (39y and happy). I had 3 showers. 1 put on at Mom/Dad's church. 1 by my maid-of-honor and 1 by DH's family. Mom was a bit "what do I do" since I go to them all. i told her to...
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    I "do", when I feel like it and "don't" when I...

    I "do", when I feel like it and "don't" when I don't feel like it. I really don't care what other's think of my choices.
  6. Near big cities, that sounds reasonable. In a...

    Near big cities, that sounds reasonable. In a rural state, there's not enough money for a constant supply of books. They will spread them around to small community libraries.
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    Summer: cotton sheets, top and bottom, and a...

    Summer: cotton sheets, top and bottom, and a quilt (I am a quilter).

    Winter: flannel sheets, a wool blanket and a quilt.

    It doesn't bother me at all to take 5 seconds to tuck in a sheet and...
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    Concur. I've seen a bit of this in winter...

    Concur. I've seen a bit of this in winter country in the northwest. They build around the windows so light still comes in. They've also left the ends completely open.

    Man garage: I've seen 400...
  9. If you are truly dumping them, please dump them...

    If you are truly dumping them, please dump them to the library system.
  10. I've no idea where you live. Portland OR has a...

    I've no idea where you live. Portland OR has a store named Powells https://www.powells.com/

    They buy used books. Might be worth some investigating. Some $ is better than no $.
  11. Thread: August Frugals

    by Gardnr
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    Dinner: zucchini (from the garden), ratatouille...

    Dinner: zucchini (from the garden), ratatouille from the freezer, cooked sausage/turkey combo I keep ready in the freezer.

    I'm making stuffed zucchini for dinner! I don't have Moz so using...
  12. Thread: August Frugals

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    Last night: cooked up the last of the veggies...

    Last night: cooked up the last of the veggies from our CSA. Cooked up some older chicken sausage from the freezer, used an old cube of pesto and cooked some pasta. Dinner!

    Gave away 8 larger...
  13. I would bring it up the next time it happens. It...

    I would bring it up the next time it happens. It is very rude to be chronically late not to mention disrespectful. Why the other members tolerate it is beyond me. When she's finally present do you...
  14. Thread: August Frugals

    by Gardnr
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    August Frugals

    Aug 1:

    1. Saute 3 bunches of kale with onions and garlic. These are 4 baggies in the freezer for winter.
    2. Saute 2 bunches of beet greens with onions and garlic. Ate 1/2 for lunch yesterday...
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    I don't really have a rule of thumb. I hate to...

    I don't really have a rule of thumb. I hate to shop so that controls accumulation greatly. If something breaks or wears out, and I use it a lot, I replace it.

    Now I'm thinking more about the...
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    Our wedding day. We had just turned 19. HS...

    Our wedding day. We had just turned 19. HS sweethearts. We were surrounded by family and friends. We couldn't stop smiling. It was a wonderful ceremony in a packed church followed by photos in...
  17. Thread: Bicycling....

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    Gosh, I kinda wanna come visit for a few weeks...

    Gosh, I kinda wanna come visit for a few weeks and island hop with you.:cool:
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    I disagree with this. I love being a Registered...

    I disagree with this. I love being a Registered Nurse. I love surgery. I love caring for patients and seeing that I could calm a fear, hold a hand, assure a patient that yes, this is scary stuff...
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    No, generosity is not a DSM. I think many of us...

    No, generosity is not a DSM. I think many of us are surprised because you've struggled a bit on expenses, you're working longer than originally intended...all discussions from the past few years. ...
  20. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Wishing you a fabulous experience making these...

    Wishing you a fabulous experience making these walls your forever home:cool:
  21. Paige, in general everything in your home should...

    Paige, in general everything in your home should have a place. A place close to where it is used. A place you can easily return it to.

    My rules of thumb:
    1. Laundry always goes to the...
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    Socks I have a lot of! I've always worn ankle...

    Socks I have a lot of! I've always worn ankle socks. Likely going to last me 5 years or so.

    I went to the website. Socks do not come up in the search. Can you give a link please? Are they...
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    Sums me up perfectly! As an OR Nurse, I wore the...

    Sums me up perfectly! As an OR Nurse, I wore the same thing in for a whole week. Why on earth wouldn't I? Had to shove it in a locker and put on scrubs every day for 38 years.

    I'll probably...
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    I say NO. It's a word. A fabulous word. A word...

    I say NO. It's a word. A fabulous word. A word I use often. I highly recommend it.

    As for the contract? I would kindly suggest that you do not work between Friday night 6PM and Monday...
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    Over the course of my last week at work, I went...

    Over the course of my last week at work, I went through my personal library and took in all my leadership material. A nice library in my office for my newer to leadership boss and the interim...
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