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    This is hard. Since things shut down in March,...

    This is hard. Since things shut down in March, two of my primary activities went away and it will be some time before either comes back. I lost a chunk of the summer to physical therapy so I could...
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    We were informed by the credit card we use for...

    We were informed by the credit card we use for airline miles that they were replacing our (perfectly good) cards with new cards. I honestly cannot tell the difference between new and old other than...
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    Same here. I thought I'd gained weight, but a...

    Same here. I thought I'd gained weight, but a recent visit to the doctor (only place I get weighed) shows I'm down five pounds since lockdown. It just doesn't feel that way. I know I've been snacking...
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    We are doing the same, though we do not live on a...

    We are doing the same, though we do not live on a remote island subject to supply interruptions.

    I don't believe it's actually saving us money because the items we're buying are still popular...
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    Wow. So far into the pandemic, too. It's...

    Wow. So far into the pandemic, too.

    It's spotty here. The local Aldi doesn't look like it even has a shelf facing for it any more. Out "other" market rarely has it and when it does, it's "limit...
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    We had stopped shopping at the grocery store down...

    We had stopped shopping at the grocery store down the street because we had observed (and our neighbors and the local news confirmed) that mask-wearing was cavalier despite a city ordinance to wear...
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    Lasagna, made low-carb by usiing eggplant slices...

    Lasagna, made low-carb by usiing eggplant slices instead of the pasta:

    Keto Eggplant Lasagna
    (adapted from reddit user isavea2zKeto)

    Ingredients

    1-1.5 pounds eggplant
    3 eggs
    8 oz whole...
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    Aldi made dinner tonight -- their organic chicken...

    Aldi made dinner tonight -- their organic chicken breast filets with cilantro-lime marinade/sauce. That and leftover cauliflower (also from Aldi). Quick and easy after a busy day. Pretty tasty, too,...
  9. Thread: July Frugals

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    Well, that's good. $9.99 doesn't cover but a few...

    Well, that's good. $9.99 doesn't cover but a few minutes of their time, so maybe they really like you and they're giving you a price break on the inspection.
  10. Thread: July Frugals

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    Do not be surprised if the $10 inspection finds a...

    Do not be surprised if the $10 inspection finds a few hundred dollars of repairs and maintenance that has to be addressed right-now-or-oh-my-the-car-is-not-roadworthy-it'll-kill-you. Of course, you...
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    Here, too. I don't see where many of the remedies...

    Here, too. I don't see where many of the remedies prescribed (move to all-cash and precious metals, etc.) are helpful or necessary. While our economic systems are quite complex, many people have...
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    You forgot to list "Acquire more firearms."

    You forgot to list "Acquire more firearms."
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    Wishing you the best in recovery, Tammy.

    Wishing you the best in recovery, Tammy.
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    Pizza, delivered. DW had a jones for pizza so we...

    Pizza, delivered. DW had a jones for pizza so we got it from a local place and I ate just the toppings. It will feed us for another meal or two.
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    I have been having an on-going discussion with an...

    I have been having an on-going discussion with an on-line friend of mine who lives near (but is unaffected by) the Ozarks. He envisions a great exodus from cities in the wake of the pandemic since...
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    My mom grew up in "the city" but had an uncle...

    My mom grew up in "the city" but had an uncle with a farm in upstate New York (don't remember where). Very different experience for her. I never got to see that farm.
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    Welcome, Connie. I grew up on Lawn Guyland,...

    Welcome, Connie. I grew up on Lawn Guyland, pretty much the complete opposite side of the state. I live in Minnesota now, but I'm still a city boy. Looking forward to your posts here....
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    Supply and demand is some of it. I know we have...

    Supply and demand is some of it. I know we have two gallons in the house partly because it's my main cleaning solvent (besides water) and a major component of our spot weedkiller. Oh, and sometimes...
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    So people with curly hair cannot style it the way...

    So people with curly hair cannot style it the way they like?
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    Living in St. Paul, Minnesota, which, as any St....

    Living in St. Paul, Minnesota, which, as any St. Paulite will tell you, is a completely separate city from Minneapolis, I would note that Minneapolis has had more than its share of nationwide...
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    Dear FSM I hope not. :0!

    Dear FSM I hope not. :0!
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    The last of the corned beef. :(

    The last of the corned beef. :(
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    irl and on several Web sites, I see this behavior...

    irl and on several Web sites, I see this behavior expressed as an effort to "pay it forward" much more often than as being too lazy to return the cart. I'll also note that, at least at our urban Aldi...
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    It is an interesting phenomenon. Yppej's right --...

    It is an interesting phenomenon. Yppej's right -- it's a cheap way to get a cart if you really want one. Yet people don't seem to steal them. I can't recall seeing an Aldi cart even hanging around...
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    Thanks, Yppej. I'll have to pick up a can of...

    Thanks, Yppej. I'll have to pick up a can of bamboo shoots next time I'm shopping.
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