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    Spent the past few months researching and trying...

    Spent the past few months researching and trying out mattresses, so part of our checks will go toward a new mattress. The rest will go to the emergency fund. Husband is working from home, so our...
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    Watching a lot of Korean dramas, currently...

    Watching a lot of Korean dramas, currently watching My Country: The New Age on Netflix. A historical drama where childhood friends the illegitimate son of a magistrate and the son of a disgraced hero...
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    I made a blazer for myself in 2004, unfortunately...

    I made a blazer for myself in 2004, unfortunately moths got to it in 2017. Want to remake it if I can find the fabric again. It was a gorgeous forest green. The original plan was to make the suit for...
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    Husband's suit mostly complete, need him to try...

    Husband's suit mostly complete, need him to try it on so I can see if adjustments are needed. No progress on the book review.

    Today's to do list
    hem the trousers after husband tries them on
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    Did everything except the first draft. ...

    Did everything except the first draft.

    Tonight's plans are complete first draft, sew waistband on husband's trousers for suit, and work on questions for a phone interview tomorrow morning. No...
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    My plan is to finish the first draft of a book...

    My plan is to finish the first draft of a book review, make a batch of chai, and now that my sewing machine is back from the repair shop I can work on husband's suit. That's enough to get me...
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    If I don't hold on to my routine, I would spend...

    If I don't hold on to my routine, I would spend the day on the couch watching cable news. Hoping some HR people are working from home and once everything goes back to normal I'll be the first one in...
  8. Thread: Crisis burnout

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    Husband's job forced him to telework starting...

    Husband's job forced him to telework starting today. He hates telecommuting and got out of his telework agreement about a year ago. He's cranky but he'll learn to deal with it. I still spend 8 hours...
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    Had a steady stream of job interviews and even...

    Had a steady stream of job interviews and even made the final cut on one, but no job offer so far. Now it's nothing since Monday. Emailed my job coach asking for advice. no response so far. Going to...
  10. Thread: March Purge

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    Dropped off 53 items at Goodwill today. Mostly...

    Dropped off 53 items at Goodwill today. Mostly pots and pans that were in the storage unit. Stuff husband put in the storage unit before we started dating in 2007. Also included clothing that no...
  11. Thread: February Purge

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    Gave away 16 sets of hats/scarves/mittens to a...

    Gave away 16 sets of hats/scarves/mittens to a friend who collects them needy families. Glad my knitted stuff can find good homes.
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    I gave away my watercolor and oil paints as part...

    I gave away my watercolor and oil paints as part of last year's epic delcuttering. I carried them from place to place and always planned to have the room to have a proper studio space someday....
  13. I'm on the wait list at the library. Saw an...

    I'm on the wait list at the library. Saw an interview with the authors, thought it seems interesting.
  14. Sorted through sewing patterns and books from the...

    Sorted through sewing patterns and books from the spare room. Put everything on the local Buy Nothing group and anything left over Friday morning goes to the thrift store.

    Current total 2.3/40
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    Emptied a laptop bag then sorted all the paperwork (about 2 grocery bags worth) into shred and scan then shred. Shredded everything this morning. Can't remember why I decided to stuff a bunch of old...
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    Thanks! This time we did some discussion and...

    Thanks! This time we did some discussion and planning in December. We didn't buy anything in anticipation of running out in January, and we defined what should be considered an essential. I'm happy...
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    Current January frugal is doing a no spend month....

    Current January frugal is doing a no spend month. We're paying the mortgage, utilities, medical, food, and job search expenses. We tried in the past, but we didn't quite define what counted or made...
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    Got into Navy Federal through my dad when he...

    Got into Navy Federal through my dad when he worked for the Navy. Check your community or professional organizations, chances are you can join a credit union through them.
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    Threw out a garbage bag worth of stuff from the...

    Threw out a garbage bag worth of stuff from the storage unit. Can't see much improvement, a first step is a first step.
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    Looks like you were doing great until circumstances changed. You need new climate appropriate clothing. Take time to adjust and plan accordingly.

    Your no new clothing purchases threads inspired...
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    Had a print subscription of the Post until it...

    Had a print subscription of the Post until it kept disappearing from the front door so I switched to a digital subscription. I pay for the Post and get email headlines/breaking news from another...
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    Interview ended about an hour ago, decided I...

    Interview ended about an hour ago, decided I needed lunch before updating everyone.

    I'm cautiously optimistic, I checked myself before I started rambling. I asked questions and showed I did my...
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    Job interview advice

    I have a phone interview tomorrow morning. Had a job for several years then laid off in November. In interviews I get nervous then start to ramble. This job looks really exciting and the company...
  24. The local church run thrift store is cash only....

    The local church run thrift store is cash only. The more they pay in credit card fees, the less money goes to helping people. Some small business have a $50 minimum to use a credit or debit card.
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    1. Dispose of the old electronics, this includes...

    1. Dispose of the old electronics, this includes a desktop computer with monitor and several laptops
    2. Clear out the basement storage unit. Apartment is doing work in the basement this year so we...
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