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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  18. Thread: October Frugals!

    by Yppej
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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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. Thread: October Frugals!

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    I shopped around and got a lower price on brakes...

    I shopped around and got a lower price on brakes last weekend. The high-priced place (dealer) was also telling me and other people they needed new light bulbs at $20 a pop.

    Previous oil change...
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    Yardwork, errands, and dealing with consumer...

    Yardwork, errands, and dealing with consumer hassles including Equifax done.

    Tomorrow I visit my parents and relax.

    Both days I will walk.

    This is my pattern with more down time on Sundays...
  23. Thread: Equifax leak?

    by Yppej
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    My state attorney general's office sent me a form...

    My state attorney general's office sent me a form letter and referred to the FTC. They are the same as the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau for complaint purposes, but they do not assist...
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    ZG are there jobs you could get that would pay...

    ZG are there jobs you could get that would pay off your student loans for you? Even if the pay is lower they might be worth it.
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    I guess you didn't live in Ferguson where they...

    I guess you didn't live in Ferguson where they lock you up if you can't pay the fines. Making money off indigent motorists and criminalizing civil infractions is a disturbing trend in parts of the...
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