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  1. Yppej: The program is through National Grid, and...

    Yppej: The program is through National Grid, and we replaced our oil furnace with a new oil furnace. It's an "early replacement program" and our oil/steam boiler had to be at least 30 years old, so...
  2. October Frugals - better late than never!

    It's hard to believe we've made it this far into the month without a frugals thread! How embarrassing!
    I believe I had mentioned that we were pursuing a zero-interest loan for replacing our...
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    I was always on the heavy reader end of the...

    I was always on the heavy reader end of the spectrum, and I read books exclusively in paper format, although I do read plenty of articles online. I don't watch TV, but occasionally borrow movies...
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    I just finished "The Cabin at the End of the...

    I just finished "The Cabin at the End of the World" by Paul Tremblay. It is a finely crafted horror novel of the darkest sort and was very hard to put down. I thought it was interesting that the...
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    It's kind of sad to see the end of an era. Every...

    It's kind of sad to see the end of an era. Every appliance we ever bought was from Sears. I liked that I could go there to try on Lands End items or return them if ordered online. They used to...
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    Glad to hear you got an offer, ANM! I get $60...

    Glad to hear you got an offer, ANM!

    I get $60 per week allowance. I sock away $20 for some currently undefined longer-term want, $20 goes in my wallet for spending money, and $20 goes to...
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    Nice! I was at a craft fair recently and one of...

    Nice! I was at a craft fair recently and one of the artisans had crocheted jellyfish. They were very cool and i thought of you.
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    Congratulations on the car loan payoffs!

    Congratulations on the car loan payoffs!
  9. Thread: Small goal

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    I did complete the closet yesterday and got rid...

    I did complete the closet yesterday and got rid of a bunch of clothing. It's hard letting go of some of my work clothes that are really nice and fit well, especially since I have a hard time finding...
  10. Thread: Wall color?

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    Our house is tiny - about 900 SF, and we have...

    Our house is tiny - about 900 SF, and we have lots of windows (28). Our second floor is very attic-like and you can't really say where walls leave off and ceiling begins. So we have white walls and...
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    Thanks for letting us know, ZG. I'll admit to...

    Thanks for letting us know, ZG. I'll admit to worrying when regular posters just disappear.
  12. Well said, Tammy.

    Well said, Tammy.
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    I'm a little skeptical of "go with your gut,"...

    I'm a little skeptical of "go with your gut," although it sounds so sage and folksy. The gut is where fear lives, and I think my head often gives me wiser counsel.
  14. Thread: Small goal

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Razz. It is so hard...

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Razz. It is so hard to lose our furry family members!

    I would like to complete my semi-annual closet clean-out and purge some more items in the process.
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    I belong to the "Plant Identification" Facebook...

    I belong to the "Plant Identification" Facebook group. I can usually get an ID within minutes of uploading a photo.
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    Suze is a twit!

    Suze is a twit!
  17. Oh come on! You were holding that one back as a...

    Oh come on! You were holding that one back as a zinger - and it was certainly a good one! :laff:
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    Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson. Totally...

    Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson. Totally lightweight, happy little fictional frolic, which is just what the doctor ordered for me right now. I especially love that she is a local author and the story...
  19. Thanks, I look forward to checking it out and...

    Thanks, I look forward to checking it out and miss seeing you guys on the SLF.
  20. I have some tender succulents to bring in, and...

    I have some tender succulents to bring in, and I'll want to bring in plants or cuttings of Mona Lavender Plectranthus, since that worked well last year.
    Empty and wash out pots of other annuals....
  21. Yes, "things that spark annoyance" is wonderful!

    Yes, "things that spark annoyance" is wonderful!
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    That's a great picture of the two of you!

    That's a great picture of the two of you!
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    Welcome, NWcruiser. Happy to have you join us on...

    Welcome, NWcruiser. Happy to have you join us on the Forum!
  24. Thread: Art project

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    Nice! Are you enjoying the added dimension of...

    Nice! Are you enjoying the added dimension of color?
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    DH does all his baking from scratch and is...

    DH does all his baking from scratch and is scornful of mixes. He does not bake as much lately because we are trying to avoid the extra sugar and calories.
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