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  1. I am having a book sale, not one difficult thing,...

    I am having a book sale, not one difficult thing, but 1,000s, I hope! I loved having a bookstore, but need to move on.
  2. Thread: Tshirt yarn

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    Glad you liked it. The rugs were half-hitched...

    Glad you liked it. The rugs were half-hitched together, the reason they couldn't stand the laundry. What looks like holes between stitches is actually black t shirt yarn threaded into the holes to...
  3. Thread: Tshirt yarn

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    I made rugs from Tshirt yarn for a while. If I...

    I made rugs from Tshirt yarn for a while. If I can get the pic to load, I'll post one. 2976

    I stopped making them, this way, because they can't stand being washed and the dirt gets ground into...
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    Carole Deppe The Resilient Gardener.

    Carole Deppe The Resilient Gardener.
  5. Thread: Rainbows

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    It was both otherworldly and beautiful. Very...

    It was both otherworldly and beautiful. Very eerie, in a good way!
  6. Thread: Rainbows

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    I had an occasion last year where I was going...

    I had an occasion last year where I was going around a lake and I kept having wildlife cross in front of me: a rabbit, hawk, and beaver (and a deer?) and I kept having rainbows either over my head or...
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    I try to not use anything but compost on my...

    I try to not use anything but compost on my veggie garden every year. Used to use chopped alfalfa for nitrogen,but can’t find it any more. I weed with my hands. I will add organic potting soil,...
  8. Thread: Linens? Towels?

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    Thanks tybee and razz!

    Thanks tybee and razz!
  9. Thread: Next Steps

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    We wanted something where we could potentially do...

    We wanted something where we could potentially do something to offset the energy cost. Our old furnace is propane. It failed. Specatuclarly, over the course of months, to the tune of $$$$ in repairs....
  10. Thread: Next Steps

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    Next Steps

    We are replacing our furnace with a mini-split system. The first step along this path is replacing a double window with a smaller, fixed-pane window. That got ordered today. Hurrah!

    Progress!
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  11. We are in the country. Depending on I'm not sure...

    We are in the country. Depending on I'm not sure what, sometimes we have a signal, sometimes not.

    That said, as a woman who is frequently traveling alone on country roads, i would not give up my...
  12. I have had carpal tunnel problems with both...

    I have had carpal tunnel problems with both wrists. Also for a while it seemed I was bending my wrists backwards in my sleep, so I wore them then. I have one for each hand, wear them as needed....
  13. Thread: August Purge

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    Did the last flea market I'd planned today. Sold...

    Did the last flea market I'd planned today. Sold a bunch o' stuff. Usually we donate more than 1/2 of whatever is left, but the Salvation Army in town had a sign up they weren't taking donations...
  14. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Looks wonderful!

    Looks wonderful!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    4th and last flea market

    Tomorrow! As usual, the bulk of the unsold stuff will be donated. I have another sale set up for 9/14. After that, Iím not sure what Iíll do, but Iím determined to be out of the selling stuff...
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    That is pretty close to where I am. I have one...

    That is pretty close to where I am. I have one family member who’s 1.5 hours away. We manage to have lunch together about once a year. The others no.
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    We got a while back a "side table" which matched...

    We got a while back a "side table" which matched our outdoor chairs. It had a hose reel inside of it. It's a PITA to use, so we don't. Have used a hose "comb" from Lee Valley. Works fine, not so...
  19. Thread: Linens? Towels?

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    Razz, What's CAA?

    Razz, What's CAA?
  20. Thread: Old dish towels

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    I've used them as an impromptu jelly bag or gravy...

    I've used them as an impromptu jelly bag or gravy filter and then rinse and pitch them with no problems. Also great for glass cleaning and silver polishing (if you have any).
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    Glasses, like regular drinking glasses. We use...

    Glasses, like regular drinking glasses. We use mugs. We do have small glasses for booze and there are still a few wine glasses in the drink cabinet. But when they break? I donít replace them....
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    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think...

    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think it's because the yard is used less, so it stays looking good longer. That said? I hate raking leaves in fall, because well, you do it and do it and do...
  23. Thread: August Frugals

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    FYI: estatesales.net

    FYI: estatesales.net
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    Terry, that's pretty much where I am. And most of...

    Terry, that's pretty much where I am. And most of the time, I'm fine with it. No, I'm better away from them and I know it. But every now and then, the "shoulds" surface again too.
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    Yep, started in 3rd grade. Got diagnosed with...

    Yep, started in 3rd grade. Got diagnosed with PTSD at 45. Decades of it. Most of it was a waste of time. Some of it was very helpful!
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