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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  5. Thread: Sneak Peak!

    by SiouzQ.
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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...
  6. 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...
  12. Thread: August Frugals

    by SiouzQ.
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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...
  14. 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).
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. She's never been an outdoor cat...

    She's never been an outdoor cat...
  18. Welp, I knew there would be a lot of differing...

    Welp, I knew there would be a lot of differing opinions on this when I wrote the initial query. To set the record straight, the cat is not at a shelter at this point. She has been staying in a...
  19. The thing is, now that we have a house, having a...

    The thing is, now that we have a house, having a cat would be doable (especially if there are pack rats to kill). It's just so inconvenient to somehow get her out here. The timing is so bad. No...
  20. Ex-SIL's recent message was that maybe she could...

    Ex-SIL's recent message was that maybe she could keep the cat in her basement temporarily until I can come and get her. I have told her that I cannot at this time drive to Michigan and back, or any...
  21. Whose Cat Is It Anyway? A Cat Custody Story...Long

    I am immersed in a dilemma that I can't figure out ~ the back story being that when I decided to move out of Michigan and to New Mexico three years ago, I had a cat that I didn't want to take with me...
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    Yes, we had an inspection done by a licensed...

    Yes, we had an inspection done by a licensed inspector that K. knows (and we paid for). There was also an inspection/appraisal for bank purposes that the seller paid for. We were told the roof was...
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    Yesterday ended up being pretty good. I got a...

    Yesterday ended up being pretty good. I got a glowing referral from one of my artists in the gallery for a general contractor the she has used and he even managed to make time last evening to come...
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    Oh, The Joys of Home Ownership...

    Okay, tonight it's just a minor blip (we hope)! We signed everything yesterday, got the keys and have started the mad dash of prioritizing what needs to be done and started purchasing the items we...
  25. Thread: Exciting News!

    by SiouzQ.
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    We are signing the papers at 9am tomorrow,...

    We are signing the papers at 9am tomorrow, FINALLY!
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