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  1. I've been thinking more about this. I know people...

    I've been thinking more about this. I know people who do spend large portions of their weekends away from home weekends even during the winter, but they tend to live in the country and have lots of...
  2. Thread: March Frugals

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    Rusty Water

    Rusty water as seen in my bathtub. This is why when some here say slap a filter on your faucet and drink the stuff instead of buying gallons of water I decline. I am not that frugal!
  3. Thread: March Purge

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    Stapling it together did not work with the pillow...

    Stapling it together did not work with the pillow so out it went.
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    My whole family is vegetarian, so no, not special...

    My whole family is vegetarian, so no, not special for me.
  5. I read that the trend now is away from open...

    I read that the trend now is away from open concept. With more people working from home they want office space, remote learning room, free from distraction. It will be interesting to see if this...
  6. The errands etc do not take up most of the...

    The errands etc do not take up most of the weekend. In my neighborhood people's cars are parked in their driveways most of the day on weekends. In good weather they may be in the yard. In bad weather...
  7. I disagree that most working people spend most of...

    I disagree that most working people spend most of their weekends away from home. This is especially not true in northern winters when it is cold out and of course during the pandemic.
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    Homemade rolls with homemade vegan cheese, both...

    Homemade rolls with homemade vegan cheese, both made by my mother.
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    Today I met with my parents and DB who lives with...

    Today I met with my parents and DB who lives with them parked in our respective cars with the heat on and the windows down. Once my parents are fully vaccinated he is fine with me going to their...
  10. Thread: New Finds

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    Kuii banana flavored coconut milk drink.

    Kuii banana flavored coconut milk drink.
  11. He would keep doing the same thing regarding...

    He would keep doing the same thing regarding women, losing weight, or whatever, and expect different results.

    He also rejected facts, like that Chipotle has repeated outbreaks of food poisoning,...
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    KayLR are you talking this place? It looks pretty...

    KayLR are you talking this place? It looks pretty cool.
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    February is the 81st month I have tracked my...

    February is the 81st month I have tracked my spending excluding payroll deductions. While I went over my aggressive budgeting goal for the month my average monthly spending went down by $2.00. The...
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    The Last Million about displaced persons after...

    The Last Million about displaced persons after WW2, including how so many Nazi collaborators ended up in the US.
  15. Thread: February Frugals

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    My microwave died - it is making loud noises and...

    My microwave died - it is making loud noises and throwing off sparks. It gave me decades of use so I don't hate it.

    DS has an old one in the basement he is going to clean up and give to me.
  16. No comparison at all. George Parker worked hard...

    No comparison at all. George Parker worked hard in a warehouse and paid taxes and is probably fit. Ultralight had a desk job and scarfed down tons of pancakes as well as tons of taxpayer dollars in...
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    Finally a glimmer of common sense. Vermont says...

    Finally a glimmer of common sense. Vermont says if you are fully vaccinated you can travel there without being quarantined or tested upon arrival. No such logic in my state, so EVEN IF vaccinated and...
  18. Thread: February Frugals

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    Another month over budget. I got 150 gallons of...

    Another month over budget. I got 150 gallons of home heating oil, the price of which has gone up, and made car repairs - replaced the oil pressure sensor on my car which still is not behaving...
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    Yes. When I had the floor redone in that room my...

    Yes. When I had the floor redone in that room my original plan was to rip up the old flooring myself but all I did was remove the carpeting and I left the rest to professionals because of the...
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    Snow peas sauteed with vegetable sauce and...

    Snow peas sauteed with vegetable sauce and shredded cheese.
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    I am curious about this too. Some of my drywall...

    I am curious about this too. Some of my drywall ceilings have hairline cracks. Of more concern is an acoustic tile ceiling that is sagging in one spot. Since I have not heard any creatures up there...
  22. Thread: February Frugals

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    This isn't really frugal because I already spent...

    This isn't really frugal because I already spent the money, but I am finding things I forgot I bought during covid stockups. For instance, today behind some toilet paper I found two double packs of...
  23. Well Alan if you're Hitlerian and I'm a Russian...

    Well Alan if you're Hitlerian and I'm a Russian troll we still need to find out who is the pawn of China, since bashing that country is popular now. I remember when it used to be the Japanese because...
  24. Thread: February Frugals

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    It is warm enough on sunny days I do not have to...

    It is warm enough on sunny days I do not have to run the car for the heat at lunchtime, which helps a little offsetting the ever rising price of gas.
  25. Not everyone can be content with their means....

    Not everyone can be content with their means. People experiencing $2 a day poverty often lurch from crisis to crisis. Many goals are not doable for them. Covid has made things much worse for them...
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