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  1. Thread: October Frugals!

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    Nice score on the fly rod, Williamsmith!! I...

    Nice score on the fly rod, Williamsmith!! I completely agree about antique stores/flea market (and estate sales) being the way to go. Still kicking myself for not buying a violin this summer for 75...
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    Sweetana, I disagree about not contacting SCORE...

    Sweetana, I disagree about not contacting SCORE and how they will want data. I have been to two of their presentations with a very vague business idea, and no ideas about costs or records of my time...
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    Awesome, LDAHL, thank you! Lots of great ideas...

    Awesome, LDAHL, thank you! Lots of great ideas here for guest house/music studio we have been talking about adding!
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    LDAHL, send a link! Lowe's used to sell Katrina...

    LDAHL, send a link! Lowe's used to sell Katrina cottage kits and I wanted one so bad, back in the day before I worked at home with a husband who saves EVERYTHING.
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    It's volunteer business advisors-- partners with...

    It's volunteer business advisors-- partners with SBA I think? Anyway, their presentations are amazing, and they give you one on one mentor counseling to help get your small business started.
    ...
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    Good for you! I am thinking maybe I should add...

    Good for you! I am thinking maybe I should add one thing to the list so it is one and three-- one item I have been putting off and three pleasurable ones I have not been getting to-- okay so for...
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    Call your local library and ask for directions to...

    Call your local library and ask for directions to SCORE--that's where our SCORE holds meetings--and they can totally get you set at SCORE--amazing organization and it is totally free.
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    I have seen this with some of the military...

    I have seen this with some of the military students that I teach, and it is unfortunate.
    My father in law received the distinguished service cross from service in WWII:
    This is his commendation,...
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    You guys are putting down "have to things," and...

    You guys are putting down "have to things," and that is great. But I was going to put down things in CL's second category--things I really want to do but never get to because of work and chores.
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    Aw, you did get one, though! I managed to get...

    Aw, you did get one, though!

    I managed to get all three in and it feels great. Tomorrow I will try to

    practice violin for half hour
    start learning "Music of the Night" on the cello
    get to...
  11. Thread: Cholesterol

    by Tybee
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    I have high cholesterol after menopause--was nice...

    I have high cholesterol after menopause--was nice and low before and if I started drinking 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day I would be an alcoholic really quickly. So that would present other, more...
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    three simple things a day

    I liked the bookending thread for the weekend! In the same spirit, I wanted to start a thread where we could post three things we wanted to "get to" each day and then a place to bookend whether we...
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    Wow, that is horrible. I think I am officially...

    Wow, that is horrible. I think I am officially off this idea!
  14. Thread: Mouse Holocaust

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    It is definitely that time of year. We use the...

    It is definitely that time of year. We use the ones that catch them in a tube, then my husband takes them out and relocates them into the barn, where it's warm and dry. It's probably never ending,...
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    The support person job sounds wonderful! Why not...

    The support person job sounds wonderful! Why not go ahead and apply and see what happens--after all, December 1 is only 6 weeks away!
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    I took this to mean that if she retires BEFORE...

    I took this to mean that if she retires BEFORE 1/1, she can get in on the old retirement plan, and the higher cost plan is for post 1/1 retirees, not pre 1/1/18 retirees.

    I like the idea of a...
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    Did numbers 2, 3, and 4, although need to do one...

    Did numbers 2, 3, and 4, although need to do one paw a day on the terrier, so need to keep that one on list. Did not start the new mitten pattern, but carried it all around in the car. Hmm.
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    Thanks, Terry, will do!

    Thanks, Terry, will do!
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    It sounds wonderful, Rosa-- December 1--that is...

    It sounds wonderful, Rosa-- December 1--that is so soon! Well done in the planning department!
  20. Thread: Daily Bread

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    Very nice toaster! There are some beautiful...

    Very nice toaster! There are some beautiful vintage toasters on ebay.
    This gives you something fun to look for in your travels.
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    Thanks, Steve and LDAHL, for your thoughts.

    Thanks, Steve and LDAHL, for your thoughts.
  22. Thread: Daily Bread

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    I like the old metal Sunbeams. My mom used to...

    I like the old metal Sunbeams. My mom used to keep extras in the basement for when they broke and just bring up a new one.

    That is the kind of thing we look for at estate sales.

    I also buy...
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    Peer to peer lending?

    Have any of you guys tried Prosper or Lending club for peer to peer lending? I wonder as an investment, what rate of return is reasonable to expect? I know it is taxed as ordinary income and not...
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    A little late, but I want to do these on Sunday,...

    A little late, but I want to do these on Sunday, as I don't work on Sunday, and these are fun:

    1.Start new mitten pattern for g'daughter for Christmas present.

    2.Set up bridge on cello if I...
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    Bae, you might want to prepare the Narcan kits...

    Bae, you might want to prepare the Narcan kits for the event-- or whatever you would use for acid trips gone wrong. Just saying there might be some overlap.
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