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  1. Thread: Making bread

    by NewGig
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    FrugalFitMom on youtube has a cheap, no knead...

    FrugalFitMom on youtube has a cheap, no knead bread she makes. We've been using the recipe for a while. I like it better than my significant other, but we both like it well enough.
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    I worked for a service bureau for a couple of...

    I worked for a service bureau for a couple of years doing data entry. It is essentially a factory job, with paper. You’re asked to do as much as you can, as fast as you can. If you don’t like the...
  3. Thread: March Frugals

    by NewGig
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    I did a tally since DH broke his leg in Oct. We...

    I did a tally since DH broke his leg in Oct. We have replaced the basement sump pump, a car, the heating system, and our water heater. Definitely NOT frugal!

    The new heating system costs more to...
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    Not surprised!

    Not surprised!
  5. Thread: March Frugals

    by NewGig
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    Been trying to cut our food $ down. First step is...

    Been trying to cut our food $ down. First step is figuring out where we spend too much, aside from the obvious, waste.

    Found a youtube of a woman with 4 kids, who made 126 meals for $31. Not that...
  6. Thread: March Purge

    by NewGig
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    A friend's daughter is opening an online bead...

    A friend's daughter is opening an online bead shop. I've been culling the bookcase full of beads, a bit at a time and sending things along. Third box is ready to go and I missed a few things, so I'll...
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    That's a great idea! DH is a tech person, so...

    That's a great idea! DH is a tech person, so frequently we've got to get whatever is new so he can upgrade his "lab" for work. Given that he may retire soon, I hadn't thought what we'd do if we...
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    None. We havenít had a tv for some time!

    None. We havenít had a tv for some time!
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    DH uses Dr. Bonner's peppermint soap. We dilute...

    DH uses Dr. Bonner's peppermint soap. We dilute it a lot, so only use a little, but of course we do run out now and then. I had it on the shopping list for a few weeks but had an occasion to go into...
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    I have been on the hunt for something to store...

    I have been on the hunt for something to store tapers. They’re in a brass basket now, but it gets dusty and I want to sell the basket, as I have hardly anything brass anymore. I’d finally decided the...
  11. Thread: February Purge

    by NewGig
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    Four plastic rulers, 1 photograph, 2 small...

    Four plastic rulers, 1 photograph, 2 small puzzles, 1 card outta here! There's more, but I can't remember it...
    a notebook for one thing. I am finally organizing all my magazine clippings!
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    Rosa, funny. DH was just in a brooks a few days...

    Rosa, funny. DH was just in a brooks a few days ago, he had a meeting out of state and forgot his tie.

    The sales people all wanted to sell suits or whatever to other people, and ignored him. DH...
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    There are 3 locations in N.H. that do this. You...

    There are 3 locations in N.H. that do this. You have to have 100 voters or less. Or,it may be a population; that’s 100 or less.

    also, Lyndon Johnson called Nixon a “chronic campaigner.”
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    Yesterday was bad. Today? We’re not answering the...

    Yesterday was bad. Today? We’re not answering the phone. Amazing how popular we are today!
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    I have a manuscript I've promised to deliver the...

    I have a manuscript I've promised to deliver the beginning of this week. That said? We had various emergencies and whatnot over the weekend, so it didn't get done. I had to do it or at least get it...
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    I do both. We have 2 containers of tape. The...

    I do both. We have 2 containers of tape. The packing tape and scotch tape live upstairs. The painter's tape, duct tape, etc. live downstairs.

    We have main supplies of things in one place and then...
  17. Thread: February Purge

    by NewGig
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    We are packing up things for the first flea...

    We are packing up things for the first flea market in April. DH agreed with me, we have too many hammers & tape measures, amongst other things. Normally, this is his baliwick and I keep my nose outta...
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    We have a lot of manganese in our water. Stains...

    We have a lot of manganese in our water. Stains and builds up too.

    I'm not anal, I just don't like scrubbing!
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    I try and use no chemical cleaning solutions,...

    I try and use no chemical cleaning solutions, when I can. One of these is a chamois cloth, which I use to wipe off the steam in the bathroom after a shower. It occurred to me this morning that I...
  20. Thread: February Purge

    by NewGig
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    Thank you for reminding me! Had been down to 2...

    Thank you for reminding me!

    Had been down to 2 pairs of jeans for some time. One of them got too ripped and was tossed last week. I do need more than 1 pair. I use leggings and yoga pants in good...
  21. Thread: February Purge

    by NewGig
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    I have been working on pulling all of the...

    I have been working on pulling all of the paperwork together. This is data for websites, cleaning plans,articles, parts of a novel. And 100s of clippings. I started this last week. It will take me a...
  22. Thread: Paper ballots

    by NewGig
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    We use paper ballots here.

    We use paper ballots here.
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    Hm. I have a waterless cooker, a predecessor of...

    Hm. I have a waterless cooker, a predecessor of the pressure cooker. I also have a pressure cooker. Got rid of the crockpot when we got the new stove as it has a functioning simmer burner.

    I use...
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    Mattress topper to go to BIL, ready except not...

    Mattress topper to go to BIL, ready except not yet addressed. Paperwork ready to go to SIL, also not yet addressed. Redo to farm, ready to go in the mail. Figured the storage rent today for last...
  25. Thread: Next Steps

    by NewGig
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    Ya, this was not cheap! Cost what our porch...

    Ya, this was not cheap! Cost what our porch addition/back roof did. We paid for it with an equity loan, and are paying the loan off as fast as we can!
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