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    He signed a business agreement as a roommate, not...

    He signed a business agreement as a roommate, not an "I will help Mom with her bills" casual arrangement. don't bring up your bills-this is not about your bills.

    Discuss the business agreement.
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    Can't wait to hear!!!!!

    Can't wait to hear!!!!!
  3. Thread: Clutter Is...

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    I don't do clutter. It's craziness to me. ...

    I don't do clutter. It's craziness to me. Everything in our home has a home. It goes back when we're done with it. And before I go to bed everything is in it's place. (DH does our dishes because...
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    12 minutes. 18 on a BAD day:cool: 6.5miles each...

    12 minutes. 18 on a BAD day:cool: 6.5miles each way. I average 85miles/week on my car.
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    Cat fight....lethargy.....I wouldn't wait any...

    Cat fight....lethargy.....I wouldn't wait any longer if it were my cat. I look for improvement starting the end of day 3 or get to the doc. (I have 2 cats).
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    Tilling disturbs lots of microbes in the soil and...

    Tilling disturbs lots of microbes in the soil and is not recommended. Layering brown with compost is preferred.
  7. Thread: July Frugals

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    2 nights in a row I've cooked dinner again and...

    2 nights in a row I've cooked dinner again and enough leftover for lunches for today and now tomorrow. Last week was a bust as i was working ridiculous hours. We're getting back on track;)
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    Clay soil needs to be made lighter and does take...

    Clay soil needs to be made lighter and does take more time to develop into good garden soil. Topsoil helps but also need to amend with lots of compost and peat moss to make it lighter. Think 1/3...
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    Every time you pull stuff up and every time you...

    Every time you pull stuff up and every time you plant (if they are not one and the same). I will add more compost to my beds in a few weeks where I can get to the soil around plants.
  10. Thread: July Purge

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    My nephew and his 2 boys were here for a quick...

    My nephew and his 2 boys were here for a quick visit from out of state. Michael, age 14, is a terrific rock guitarist and loves the old stuff. He recently was gifted a turntable from Dad and 2...
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    It really boils down to 1) Do you enjoy...

    It really boils down to 1) Do you enjoy gardening? 2) Do you grow what you normally eat? 3) Do you love the flavor of food fresh from the ground rather than 3-5w old in the grocery store picked...
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    I"m way behind on movies since I sometimes don't...

    I"m way behind on movies since I sometimes don't even see 1/year. Hidden Figures! Fabulous film during which I cried several times at how these young women were treated. It's beyond my...
  13. Thread: July Frugals

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    We were super hungry after work Thursday. We...

    We were super hungry after work Thursday. We could have gone out to dinner but we agreed on my home made mac n' cheese with ham and smoked gouda. I looked at hubby after dinner and said "this mac...
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    We use only organic products and see almost no...

    We use only organic products and see almost no residue or buildup. I rinse the walls/floor right before I shut off the water. DH squeeges (sp) the walls when he gets out. We clean the shower...
  15. Thread: 2017 gardens

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    Hi Cathy A, Our entire property is garden having...

    Hi Cathy A, Our entire property is garden having removed all lawn. The back is fenced but those little buggers fit under the gate that is in back (required by county). we're hosed and having to...
  16. Thread: July Frugals

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    A no spend day. Easy to do. Left for work at...

    A no spend day. Easy to do. Left for work at 0610 and left work at 1740:( No energy to spend. I was so busy I didn't eat my breakfast until 1030. Then doc bought pizza so had "dinner" at 3 pm. ...
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    We have dozens of darling quail that visit twice...

    We have dozens of darling quail that visit twice a day. The little buggers eat any young tender plant >:( Last year they ate: eggplant, squash 3 times, peas, green beans. This year they ate my...
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    I've been a hotel maid. I think the big...

    I've been a hotel maid. I think the big difference is the tub gets cleaned daily. What did we use? A sprinkle of cleaning powders and a wet washcloth. That's it. It didn't take much effort.
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    We settled on 18 months expenses in easy to get...

    We settled on 18 months expenses in easy to get to cash. It passed my 'sleep test'. It really matters what makes YOU sleep well:cool:
  20. Thread: Trip Insurance

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    We are headed out on an expensive cruise to...

    We are headed out on an expensive cruise to celebrate my sister's 65th. her choice not ours. So....we used her travel agent as she requested. Booked cruise, air and hotel 2nights with said agent. ...
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    NEVER pay a healthcare bill until after you have...

    NEVER pay a healthcare bill until after you have received the EOB AND a new adjusted balance-due from the provider.
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    Not sure why it matters what my gender, marital...

    Not sure why it matters what my gender, marital status and parental status might be.

    As I said earlier, married 37 years. Female-never gave birth. Dad died of cancer when I was young. Mom...
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    People who stay in an unhappy place do not want...

    People who stay in an unhappy place do not want to be happy. We each make choices. Being unhappy is a choice too.

    And i know lots of people who would say it's not that simple, but in fact it...
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    "There are all kinds of relationships.........and...

    "There are all kinds of relationships.........and we all come from different pasts and have different needs. It's amazing some relationships can last a lifetime, and be healthy. I'm happy for those...
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    Fair? I don't know what Fair is. We are equally...

    Fair? I don't know what Fair is. We are equally satisfied with our division of duties.

    I would suggest that you DO in fact work. Your job is to maintain home. If you're going to make it...
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