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    It really is not easier for the relatives to have...

    It really is not easier for the relatives to have to make all the decisions after someone's death. We recently sat down with mom and had all the funeral (cremation) information documented and all...
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    Fantastic.

    Fantastic.
  3. I retired from the IRS and the stories we had...

    I retired from the IRS and the stories we had about crooked practitioners who would do whatever the client wanted were endless. And also endless were the recriminations when the scheme was found...
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    We have very hard water and use hot vinegar to...

    We have very hard water and use hot vinegar to dissolve the scale build up on thing like pots and shower heads. Works really well and super cheap. We run vinegar thru the Bunn coffee maker once...
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    We kept the walker and crutches and even a...

    We kept the walker and crutches and even a Rollator fancy walker. Gave the walker to Mom when she started to need one and then followed with the fancy walker. No additional money out of pocket. ...
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    Upstate NY also has some of the most depressed...

    Upstate NY also has some of the most depressed and depressing small towns I have ever seen. Taxes and restrictions are sky high. Mom paid more on her 40,000 house than we ever did on our 300,000. ...
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    I try to always check my purchases as rung up and...

    I try to always check my purchases as rung up and if the register is hard to understand, I check the receipt before I leave the store and take any errors to customer service. (sometimes this...
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    We went to the thrift store to get 4 or 6...

    We went to the thrift store to get 4 or 6 luncheon sized china plates to use for our cat's food. Found 49 cent ones.

    Also found (impulse buy) a decorated Xmas knitted vest for Mom. She loved...
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    Yes, I opened the last door, heard a rip and the...

    Yes, I opened the last door, heard a rip and the door tipped about 8 inches forward before I caught it. If I had not held it up all five doors were attached and the tape had given way all the way...
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    3041 I was in the grocery store yesterday and...

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    I was in the grocery store yesterday and this whole 5 door section with white tape around it came off the wall at the top and started to topple on me when I opened the door. I got it pushed...
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    I am wondering about your Honda. Our last one...

    I am wondering about your Honda. Our last one had 198,000 before it was taken out by a semi and thankfully it saved my husband's life. We had some transmission work done but other than regular oil...
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    Geila, you have come up with incredibly helpful...

    Geila, you have come up with incredibly helpful information which directly helps her. Things she would not have the time to find out with kids and two jobs. You could help by being the "finder" who...
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    Mom is coming to our house (oh joy not) and we...

    Mom is coming to our house (oh joy not) and we are having a custom turkey pie that has the potatoes and stuffing inside with peas and butternut squash. Then we will have a hot apple crisp with ice...
  14. The Villages area is unfortunately not a low cost...

    The Villages area is unfortunately not a low cost area but I agree with Florida.
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    Mom kept getting the edges of her winter coat...

    Mom kept getting the edges of her winter coat caught in the zipper. Poor design. So she got out the super glue and glued down the edges. Very tidy and does not do anything to change the design of...
  16. Here is more info but it is necessary to really...

    Here is more info but it is necessary to really check each state. https://www.adopting.com/adoption-blog/state-adoption-costs.

    And please be aware that fostering most often means the baby will go...
  17. Here is more info but it is necessary to really...

    Here is more info but it is necessary to really check each state. https://www.adopting.com/adoption-blog/state-adoption-costs
  18. Thread: Updates...

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    It is my opinion that it was easier to save the...

    It is my opinion that it was easier to save the money into tax deferred accounts than it is to figure out the best way for us to spend it in retirement. We did balance our savings into both deferred...
  19. We got married at about 19 and 20 (married...

    We got married at about 19 and 20 (married between our two birthdays). Never really wanted kids and talked about it for awhile. Hubby did not want me to stay on BC so he had the issue taken care...
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    I googled "keeping cats out of gardens" and found...

    I googled "keeping cats out of gardens" and found this excellent article with a variety of methods. We used to give out this info years ago. ...
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    Pinkytoe, one of the most educational things we...

    Pinkytoe, one of the most educational things we did was spend 3 years (corporate move) in a totally different state. Learned that we carry ourselves with us when we move, other states can be...
  22. Thread: Dog shelter

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    There are several rescues, a Boxer one I really...

    There are several rescues, a Boxer one I really remember, that are very honest about what happens to damaged dogs. Warehousing is not an option for dogs. Dogs can have severe mental issues with...
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    Small but found a YMCA with a fantastic exercise...

    Small but found a YMCA with a fantastic exercise instructor who can match our moves to a wide variety of music. I go 5 days a week with a 3/4 mile walk to and from. Step, cardio and weight work. ...
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    IL, is this the moving tax you are referring to: ...

    IL, is this the moving tax you are referring to: https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/verify-can-illinois-tax-you-for-moving/63-565e1f64-6e65-4576-a234-93e7d41c1325
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    Dang cataracts. Eye doctor told me yesterday...

    Dang cataracts. Eye doctor told me yesterday that the surgery will come in around a year or two. Also told me not to wait so long between visits since I was no longer legal to drive without new...
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