Search:

Type: Posts; User: catherine

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Geila, I actually love the colors they chose, and...

    Geila, I actually love the colors they chose, and they kept the bookcases and fireplace intact, even though they painted them. I'd pick all those colors myself--my house in NJ was that same "silver...
  2. Geila, you're right--she did do a great job as a...

    Geila, you're right--she did do a great job as a single mom. Maybe I've cycled through too many styles--"mid-century modern" is what I grew up in, and then I bought my first house complete with shag...
  3. Thread: OK Boomer

    by catherine
    Replies
    81
    Views
    1,378

    So, it seems boomers are really at the receiving...

    So, it seems boomers are really at the receiving end of attack by younger generations, but why not laugh about it? Here's yet another FB boomer-attack post--this time about boomer food. And I have...
  4. Very cool site! Thanks, Tradd!

    Very cool site! Thanks, Tradd!
  5. It seems that trend will decline. Younger...

    It seems that trend will decline. Younger generations can't afford starter homes, never mind big sprawling houses. Plus, they don't seem to consider large homes status symbols. At least that's what...
  6. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,013

    Yeah, that sounds like my MIL who used to say,...

    Yeah, that sounds like my MIL who used to say, "We were poor but we didn't know it, because everyone was 'poor'." She was one of the most frugal people I ever met. Also one of the most generous. And...
  7. Nice, Alan! That looks almost exactly the size I...

    Nice, Alan! That looks almost exactly the size I would want. (25 x 27.5).
  8. We don't have the Boos counter anymore!! First,...

    We don't have the Boos counter anymore!! First, we found it uncomfortable to sit on counter stools for a long time and we have too small of a living room for accent chairs, so my kids would come up...
  9. Yeah, the getting there is the hard part. I know...

    Yeah, the getting there is the hard part. I know exactly what IL was talking about her other house taking 30 years. Same for me.

    Geila, maybe our difference in preferences is a regional thing.....
  10. So great you are adding craftsmanship to your...

    So great you are adding craftsmanship to your home, LDAHL! Yes, and the granite thing is definitely a trend I'm tired of. I must say that I did go to a granite place to try to find a remnant for a 2'...
  11. Thread: OK Boomer

    by catherine
    Replies
    81
    Views
    1,378

    In the same vein, what about the seminars for...

    In the same vein, what about the seminars for high school parents by experts who teach ways to hide money so that they can lie about assets on the FAFSA?
  12. I thought of you when I saw this article, IL. I...

    I thought of you when I saw this article, IL. I know you of all people will stay true to the spirit of your home.
  13. Thread: Taxes

    by catherine
    Replies
    49
    Views
    913

    This was in the Washington Post this week, and I...

    This was in the Washington Post this week, and I bookmarked it. Many farmers are committing suicide. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/09/im-gonna-lose-everything/?arc404=true
  14. Aren't we sick of homogenized housing yet??

    ]Ugh.. A Better Homes and Gardens article popped up in my inbox and I was intrigued by the title: "You Have to See This Stunning Bungalow Transformation!" Having a little bungalow, I'm always...
  15. Thread: Taxes

    by catherine
    Replies
    49
    Views
    913

    I understand creative chaos, but I don't...

    I understand creative chaos, but I don't understand when you have small farmers competing against huge corporate entities like chemical companies moving into industrial farming; when citizens are...
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    137

    I'm very proud of DH for serving. He's probably...

    I'm very proud of DH for serving. He's probably the most unlikely Marine. As a young man he was completely self-indulgent, a partier, a theater geek with a lot of liberal friends, and completely...
  17. Replies
    38
    Views
    839

    I tried to tell my kids that. They do their...

    I tried to tell my kids that. They do their 401k's, but they don't have any savings beyond that. I was thinking of just starting very small sums and contributing regularly to a Vanguard index fund...
  18. Thread: Updates...

    by catherine
    Replies
    11
    Views
    293

    Now that we've started "freezing our a$$es off,...

    Now that we've started "freezing our a$$es off, as the Vermonters told us we would, we're getting ready to head for something warmer: New Jersey! haha.. only DH and I would consider snowbirding to...
  19. Thread: OK Boomer

    by catherine
    Replies
    81
    Views
    1,378

    Hey! I just saw that movie for the first time. El...

    Hey! I just saw that movie for the first time. El Torino. Clint Eastwood was really good in that movie.
  20. Replies
    39
    Views
    707

    I hate readers. You're always looking around for...

    I hate readers. You're always looking around for a pair. And I won't wear those little chains, and I don't like readers perched on my nose. So I'm happy to be a full-time wearer of progressive...
  21. Thread: Taxes

    by catherine
    Replies
    49
    Views
    913

    When it comes to the perceived outlandishness of...

    When it comes to the perceived outlandishness of the THOUGHT of taxing extremely wealthy people a SMALL FRACTION in addition to what they are paying, here's a calculator that puts dollars and cents...
  22. Thread: OK Boomer

    by catherine
    Replies
    81
    Views
    1,378

    Wow, I almost posted the same type of thing...

    Wow, I almost posted the same type of thing yesterday, when I came across Buzzfeed-type articles about "boomer culture" vs "millennial culture" and it clearly painted a picture of Boomers, not as the...
  23. Replies
    48
    Views
    5,079

    I really hope you can find your way back more...

    I really hope you can find your way back more often!
  24. Thread: Taxes

    by catherine
    Replies
    49
    Views
    913

    Well, as they say, you can't make an omelet...

    Well, as they say, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. This is the argument they raise about moving away from fossil fuels--"but where would all the gas station attendants go?"
    ...
  25. Thread: Taxes

    by catherine
    Replies
    49
    Views
    913

    That depends. If the out-of-pocket costs remain...

    That depends. If the out-of-pocket costs remain roughly the same, I don't see any uprising. In fact, if OOP premiums and deductibles are the same, I see great benefit for the employed people: a)...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4