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    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think...

    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think it's because the yard is used less, so it stays looking good longer. That said? I hate raking leaves in fall, because well, you do it and do it and do...
  2. Thread: August Frugals

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    FYI: estatesales.net

    FYI: estatesales.net
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    Terry, that's pretty much where I am. And most of...

    Terry, that's pretty much where I am. And most of the time, I'm fine with it. No, I'm better away from them and I know it. But every now and then, the "shoulds" surface again too.
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    Yep, started in 3rd grade. Got diagnosed with...

    Yep, started in 3rd grade. Got diagnosed with PTSD at 45. Decades of it. Most of it was a waste of time. Some of it was very helpful!
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    The "should" is the niggle that keeps telling me...

    The "should" is the niggle that keeps telling me I can deal with them. That I"m being unreasonable. That it really, probably wouldn't be that bad. The part that wants to convince me that I'm not...
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    I’d avoid them like the plague! I had a...

    I’d avoid them like the plague!

    I had a similar question asked if me once about one of the more toxic members of my family, and that has helped me keep away.

    Interesting idea.
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    The dynamite reference reminded me of this. If...

    The dynamite reference reminded me of this. If you don’t know it, I recommend it. It’s one of my “I need a laugh” go to’s.
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    Trying to get rid of the shoulds

    Okay. Simple fact: my family is toxic for me.

    My abuser was not a stupid woman, and she used the way my family members are as “proof” that they held me in contempt, were better than me, were...
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    When younger, I entertained, because I felt I had...

    When younger, I entertained, because I felt I had to. I don't these days. We're very solitary and like it that way. After decades of being "on show" and feeling like a performing seal all the time,...
  10. Thread: August Frugals

    by NewGig
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    Kappydell, I grow these but we didn't like them...

    Kappydell, I grow these but we didn't like them the only time I cooked them. How do you prepare them?

    TIA
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    I have a storage unit. I've had up to 3. When it...

    I have a storage unit. I've had up to 3. When it was at its worst, I had just closed the bookstore. I just arranged to rent space for one month, in September, to have a GOB sale, last hurrah sale,...
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    Anyone Have a Stainless Garden Hose?

    Are they actually more robust than regular hoses? Seems we have to replace one hose or the other (have 2) every 3 years or so. Sick of that. Found the stainless hoses as a possible, one-time...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    No, that's the way I feel about it too! My life...

    No, that's the way I feel about it too! My life just keeps getting better. I'm so grateful!

    I'm not sure if it's the day at 45 when I finally got diagnosed with PTSD or the first day at 12 after...
  15. Thread: New England

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    Sounds like you had a good time here. I'll have...

    Sounds like you had a good time here. I'll have to look up the Gardens at Elm Bank. Never heard of it! We're always looking for new, worthwhile places to go in New England, not necessarily tourist...
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    Yppej, my DH and I long ago decided that we’d...

    Yppej, my DH and I long ago decided that we’d gladly pay extra for recycled. Of course we were the crazy people who took their bottles to the glass blowing kiln when in college and drove 5 miles onto...
  17. Thread: More about bulk

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    More about bulk

    One source I had not considered was the local janitorial supply. Because of needing something else they sell, we were in there. Asked about tp and yes, they will sell to the public. They sell...
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    I have the small batch book. Another...

    I have the small batch book. Another recommendation: Eugenia Bone - Well Preserved. She lives in NYC. Provides a recipe for 3-4 pints, and recipes to use the cherries in wine or marinated baby...
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    Sounds yummy! I make a watermelon salad with mint...

    Sounds yummy! I make a watermelon salad with mint and a vinegarette.
  20. My schedule slipped so much as to be nonexistant....

    My schedule slipped so much as to be nonexistant. Yesterday I had a lunch date and then did our weekly farm & market bit. Left at 10:30, got back at 6. Of course, yesterday was the day the...
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    Our co-op has a markdown storefront. The meats...

    Our co-op has a markdown storefront. The meats are all frozen, so I'm comfortable buying those. I buy 1 steak and 1 piece of pork from there and freeze them. Ground beef I buy from a neighbor or at a...
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    One of the pluses of not being social is that...

    One of the pluses of not being social is that people don't usually ask. However, my niece got married, in Los Angeles, and told us 2 weeks in advance. A dear friend of mine had died the week before,...
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    Welcome, no real ideas here. We're switching to...

    Welcome, no real ideas here. We're switching to rockwall because it's a log home and the rockwall is naturally fire resistant. Also, re the assessment? If you can stand it, let your lawn/yard go to...
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    We all know a Manilow song.... “ you deserve a...

    We all know a Manilow song.... “ you deserve a break today at...”

    Bad song? You pick.

    I’ve always liked him, but I’ve never had the usual taste.

    I also kept liking folk after it wasn’t...
  25. Chicken lady, the books ARE frustrating. I've...

    Chicken lady, the books ARE frustrating. I've been doing this so long I am throughly SICK of it for one thing. For another, although my Mom was a bookseller (and Dad a book collector, how they met),...
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