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    time to leave. find resources so you do not have...

    time to leave. find resources so you do not have to stay there where they abuse you. yes it is hard, but it can be done. i doubt if your parents will be of any help, they sound like they would...
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    I liked him until he started doing his daily...

    I liked him until he started doing his daily briefings. Then I noticed all he does is whine about the Feds. Apparently his big plan for any disaster is to go to the Feds and make demands. Not much...
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    I have found curly kales will tolerate much...

    I have found curly kales will tolerate much frostier temps in my winter garden than smooth ones, so the curlies are my favorites. Collards for when I want smooth leaves as they tolerate cold too,...
  4. I have had excellent luck growing seedlings under...

    I have had excellent luck growing seedlings under a standard flourescent shop light (around $20 in my area). Start them close underneath (I set on bricks) then as they grow move them down so the top...
  5. Thread: Foraging

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    Nettles are also good for making cordage and...

    Nettles are also good for making cordage and fiber. They are too often maligned, too little used. And they are tasty to boot and high in iron. An old timey animal food supplement (after drying, to...
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    I play those I can play off line - Cabelas...

    I play those I can play off line - Cabelas hunting games mostly.
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    We are eating same as usual as our food preps...

    We are eating same as usual as our food preps were already in place. Garden is kicking out salad ingredients - lettuce, onions, radishes.
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    sardines on toast for breakfast, cheese slice on...

    sardines on toast for breakfast, cheese slice on top optional
    sardines mashed with mayo or miracle whip for sandwich filling for lunch
    sardine patties made like tuna patties for dinner
    sardines...
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    Wild Jerusalem Artichokes! Yum!

    Wild Jerusalem Artichokes! Yum!
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    I make tomato juice from the "extra" paste....one...

    I make tomato juice from the "extra" paste....one can of paste gradually mixed with cold water to make 1 quart, with 1 tsp ea sugar & salt added makes passable tomato juice when well chilled. And if...
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    Chicken Lady, as I read it you are wondering if...

    Chicken Lady, as I read it you are wondering if you should try to be more social? Because somebody that wrote a book/paper/article implied you were not sodcial enough? I am an intentional un-social...
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    Yes, boarding houses have pretty much been...

    Yes, boarding houses have pretty much been legislated out of existence. Too bad, the good ones were far better than todays "group homes" and allowed a family setting for those that were alone later...
  13. I am glad you are finally getting some relief and...

    I am glad you are finally getting some relief and progress. So many times I hear horror stories that I think I will just assign any estate I have left when I go to an attorney to clear up and just...
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    It sounds like you are on the way to...

    It sounds like you are on the way to downsizing...the biggest part is the mind set and willingness to search for the best deals. Keep going and you will love retirement. Just jump in!
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    You did right to tell everyone in your orbit...

    You did right to tell everyone in your orbit about the restraining order. Was it served on him? He can't obey an order that was not served, so can you verify it was served? Carry a copy of it with...
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    You were fortunate to find a good human being. ...

    You were fortunate to find a good human being. Pay it forward. You find the same situation in the USA in "bad neighborhoods" too, so it is a pretty universal thing to find hoodlums terrorizing...
  17. There have always been bad cops. Not all cops. ...

    There have always been bad cops. Not all cops. Not all supervisors. Not all departments. But there has been an increase in the bean-counter mentality in supervision where the higher numbers your...
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    We did too - it took real effort to downsizle...

    We did too - it took real effort to downsizle from three cars, 6 credit cards, and the immediate grafitication lifestyle we had - 3 years worth of effort - but we found new ways to have fun on the...
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    After my husband passed, I teamed up with a long...

    After my husband passed, I teamed up with a long time friend, also female, also disabled on social security. We have a life, instead of going broke and struggling financially and with loneliness. ...
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    It is sad how excited people get over someone...

    It is sad how excited people get over someone else's belongings and how they dispose of them. Our local coroner told us it was sad to see folks fighting over the possessions of people who had passed...
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    Aaargh! Semantics! My late DH used to go off...

    Aaargh! Semantics! My late DH used to go off whenever someone said tsunami instead of tidal wave. Whatever. I prefer to focus on the message.

    I just saw this challenge idea, think it is a...
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    It is worth it! I did it on a pension of 60% but...

    It is worth it! I did it on a pension of 60% but prepared to do so for a couple year prior. We paid off debts, eliminated balances on our credit cards and got rid of all but one major card (for...
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    From my "the budget is in the crapper again"...

    From my "the budget is in the crapper again" recipe compilation...

    STIR FRIED RICE (put in what you have on hand, it is my el-cheapo go-to emergency meal)
    cold rice (I cook extra when I make...
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