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  1. Thread: October Purge

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    I tossed a pair of gardening gloves that had the...

    I tossed a pair of gardening gloves that had the fingers poking through. I'm reading L'Art de la Simplicite which says in part, "Anything in an interior that is not absolutely fit for purpose becomes...
  2. Thread: October Frugals!

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    Bought mothballs and put them around the...

    Bought mothballs and put them around the perimeter of the home to repel mice and chipmunks. I am now working on getting foot dragging DS to spray hardening foam into gaps between the foundation and...
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    No, not likely. My SIL is career military and...

    No, not likely. My SIL is career military and told me when she visited last month that people have told her she should not have served so long, the government is taking advantage of her, to which she...
  4. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    I don't know that it will do any good, but today...

    I don't know that it will do any good, but today I filed a complaint against Equifax with the Better Business Bureau out of Atlanta.
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    I don't see a name brand on mine, but it would be...

    I don't see a name brand on mine, but it would be a $5 or less type also. Can you buy the things you like with pull off lids so you don't have to use a can opener?
  6. Thread: October Purge

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    I got rid of a few worn linens but have not done...

    I got rid of a few worn linens but have not done much. With full employment in my area the commute gets worse and worse and the service at businesses is also deteriorating. Last night it was too...
  7. Thread: October Frugals!

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    Looked at a book about Nantucket and crossed it...

    Looked at a book about Nantucket and crossed it off my bucket list. It costs Oover $450.00 to take a car there on the ferry among other things. The author said it has gone from being an island of...
  8. Thread: Refrigerators

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    Despite making occasional weird noises my 20+...

    Despite making occasional weird noises my 20+ year old fridge is still working, but my parents' 5 year old freezer on bottom version just broke, and they were told it 's their fault for not cleaning...
  9. Thread: Sensory overload

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    I hate the visual clutter of stores too, and was...

    I hate the visual clutter of stores too, and was probably one of the few people who liked the original generics that came in all black and white packaging.
  10. Thread: October Frugals!

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    Found another dealership to change the car bulbs...

    Found another dealership to change the car bulbs for less than half what the first dealership would charge and learned about the difference between driving lights and night lights auto shutting off...
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    Lots of people chitchat or look at social media...

    Lots of people chitchat or look at social media on their smartphones especially before the boss is in, while he's at lunch, or when he's on the phone.

    The company sponsors certain things some of...
  12. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I walk 20 minutes several times per week and do...

    I walk 20 minutes several times per week and do yardwork.

    My mother was on Lipitor but able to get off it by modifying her diet.

    Today I didn't have any coffee at work as that tempts me to have...
  13. Thread: Cholesterol

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    Thank you both. They are not recommending any...

    Thank you both. They are not recommending any type of medication because my HDL is at a protective level. I never never heard about types A and B. Good to know.
  14. Thread: Mouse Holocaust

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    I lift up the edge of the spring and tap the trap...

    I lift up the edge of the spring and tap the trap upside down over a trash can so the mouse falls into the trash bag, which I immediately empty.
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    Does this lead to spirited debates between you...

    Does this lead to spirited debates between you and your Jewish mother?
  16. Thread: Cholesterol

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    Cholesterol

    I never paid attention to this, since it was always good, but today got borderline high on my bad cholesterol - 145 LDL with protective HDL at 71.3.

    What are your numbers?

    I attribute this to...
  17. Thread: Mouse Holocaust

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    Victor style traps but made of sturdy plastic the...

    Victor style traps but made of sturdy plastic the better to wash away odors before resetting them.
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    I don't know how many of these I will finish, but...

    I don't know how many of these I will finish, but I have started:

    L'Art de la Simplicite
    Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve
    Nobody's Son
    At the...
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    I have lost 11 pounds so far on a high fat, low...

    I have lost 11 pounds so far on a high fat, low carb diet.
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    It would help if gag orders as a condition of...

    It would help if gag orders as a condition of employment and having to sign a release of all claims against an employer to get severance payments were not common but illegal.
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    If you've already given up supervising the admin...

    If you've already given up supervising the admin staff but are still having so much work dumped on you then you are making the right choice.
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    Where is the "here" and what are you comparing it...

    Where is the "here" and what are you comparing it to?

    My workplace culture is unhealthy. I was one of the few people to not participate in dessert day last week, and one woman insisted on leaving...
  23. Thread: October Frugals!

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    It's not leaking nor are the shingles buckling,...

    It's not leaking nor are the shingles buckling, it's just ugly. Sometimes I feel like my home is the eyesore of the neighborhood.
  24. Thread: October Frugals!

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    Not frugal - I decided to follow Steve's advice...

    Not frugal - I decided to follow Steve's advice and look into replacing the algae stained portion of the roof after noticing that my attempts to clean the aluminum siding myself this summer left it...
  25. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Lainey, my joy is free yard waste pickup, which...

    Lainey, my joy is free yard waste pickup, which starts Monday and runs through the end of November. It is so good to get rid of yard clutter.
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