Search:

Type: Posts; User: herbgeek

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    41
    Views
    517

    Yesterday's frugal luxury was setting up a...

    Yesterday's frugal luxury was setting up a portable hammock on my enclosed porch, opening the windows (it was cool and breezy) and covering myself with a heated throw. I got to watch the clouds go...
  2. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,483

    8 zucchini?????? What do you do with all the...

    8 zucchini?????? What do you do with all the excess? If I have 2 plants, its way more than I can use up.
  3. Our pasta aisle is decimated. Ditto with rice,...

    Our pasta aisle is decimated. Ditto with rice, soup. Very picked over where the canned beans are.
  4. I usually stock up in the fall with a big trip to...

    I usually stock up in the fall with a big trip to the Indian store for all kinds of beans, rice and flours and let the stock run out in the spring when I switch to mostly eating from my garden. This...
  5. #1 yes, but only once you start to collect. He...

    #1 yes, but only once you start to collect. He can't collect on your benefits until you collect on your benefits. But spousal benefit is only 50% of the higher earners benefits, so in this case it ...
  6. Replies
    61
    Views
    7,824

    Love the video Catherine. It was fun recognizing...

    Love the video Catherine. It was fun recognizing a number of the places I've been to!
  7. Thread: Seed sources

    by herbgeek
    Replies
    9
    Views
    448

    Territorial seeds is in Oregon if you're looking...

    Territorial seeds is in Oregon if you're looking for more "local". I personally use Johnny's that Catherine mentioned, High Mowing, Pine tree Gardens. These are all New England area, so have seeds...
  8. Replies
    1,166
    Views
    74,204

    Covid 19 has become the new Student Loan...

    Covid 19 has become the new Student Loan Forgiveness Program on this board. ;)
  9. We put in what was called luxury vinyl plank last...

    We put in what was called luxury vinyl plank last year (sorry don't remember the exact brand) in our kitchen and downstairs bath. Its a light grey to look like stone. Super easy to clean, no...
  10. Replies
    65
    Views
    3,817

    I'm right there with you jp. There's the...

    I'm right there with you jp. There's the annoying queueing before venturing onto the jetway. There's the people that try to bring on too much/too large luggage and bump me going down the aisle or...
  11. Replies
    59
    Views
    3,515

    Here's a hack that worked for me- try putting...

    Here's a hack that worked for me- try putting your address in ALL CAPS. I heard it on NPR's Marketplace the other day and finally was able to get in after a couple of weeks of trying.
  12. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,377

    Mine: Practical Self Reliance John McCann...

    Mine:

    Practical Self Reliance John McCann
    Just in Case- how to be self sufficient when the unexpected happens Kathy Harrison (extra bonus info: She was once featured on Doomsday Preppers, I've...
  13. Thread: Cashmere

    by herbgeek
    Replies
    15
    Views
    1,590

    I have a couple off second hand cashmere sweaters...

    I have a couple off second hand cashmere sweaters (thrift store) and wash in the machine on gentle, then dry flat.
  14. Replies
    56
    Views
    4,195

    I was mostly well prepared- but that's a way of...

    I was mostly well prepared- but that's a way of life when you live in the sticks. I tend to have a lot on hand and purchase more items while I still have some left in stock, as opposed to waiting...
  15. Thread: Security

    by herbgeek
    Replies
    62
    Views
    4,838

    Security for me is two different things: 1)...

    Security for me is two different things: 1) autonomy/physical security and 2) freedom from "want".

    Physical security is a big deal for me. I'm small and not very strong. I'm super...
  16. I've only had a smart phone for a couple of...

    I've only had a smart phone for a couple of years, because I didn't want to become that zombie that I see many people turning into- the ones who automatically respond to every text and notification...
  17. Replies
    243
    Views
    19,207

    Tonight is some back-of-the-pantry-closet...

    Tonight is some back-of-the-pantry-closet mushroom risotto from Trader Joe's. I must have been hungry when I was shopping that time, as I usually prefer from scratch. We have a salad and some...
  18. Replies
    2,359
    Views
    520,984

    Why does everything for the home have to have...

    Why does everything for the home have to have such a strong smell? While I use unscented clothes detergent, when I'm out walking I can smell people's clothes well after I've past them. It makes me...
  19. Replies
    229
    Views
    16,150

    This is similar to my Mom, other than my Dad took...

    This is similar to my Mom, other than my Dad took her to a neurologist a couple of years ago and she is confirmed to be impaired. She has a really tough time with nouns and names, forgetting even...
  20. Replies
    42
    Views
    2,877

    The ones being called a Karen are typically self...

    The ones being called a Karen are typically self righteous and entitled, and of the Gen X age.
  21. Replies
    229
    Views
    16,150

    Our 35th wedding anniversary is tomorrow and it...

    Our 35th wedding anniversary is tomorrow and it will be celebrated differently. No card, no dinner out, no weekend away trip. Still, we are healthy, comfortable at home, and that's enough. A big...
  22. I don't mind being on phone calls- assuming they...

    I don't mind being on phone calls- assuming they don't go on too long-- but I hate to initiate them. I feel its kind of intrusive to expect someone to drop what they are doing because I have decided...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    901

    My Verizon cell phone plan is $40/month, but its...

    My Verizon cell phone plan is $40/month, but its a prepaid plan. I have 2 GB data with this, that I never use up (because I have home internet).

    MVNO plans (ie resellers of Verizon, Sprint, AT+T)...
  24. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,925

    I'm with Steve. Keeping the money in the bank...

    I'm with Steve. Keeping the money in the bank gives you flexibility should you need it.
  25. Replies
    4
    Views
    751

    You can preserve them with salt! The end result...

    You can preserve them with salt! The end result is a lovely texture and a less acidic lemon taste (after you rinse the salt of course). Preserved lemons are often used in Moroccan cooking. These...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4