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    I've been gardening and one of my large plant pots dries out quickly. I decided to get a tray to put under it to hold some water & help the situation. I was going to go to the store to buy one but I took a walk on recycling day. Lo and behold I found the answer to the situation. In someone's curbside recycling there was a large, clear, round, plastic tray which I believe had been the cover over someone's birthday cake. Perfect! I took it home, washed it up and put it under my plant. There's my frugal for today.

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    I always look around my house first because often I already have something that will work.

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    Thank goodness for my old bladder. I went home instead of camiso!e shopping because I had to hit the bathroom. So instead I grabbed all my bras and stretched them as hard as I could (they are a stretchy material). Spending averted at least for now.

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    My windows needed cleaning on my single floor with full basement house. I talked to someone about coming to clean them as they are a little awkward and partially out of my reach for drying - $150!!. But I don't like using a ladder on uneven ground and reaching up and to the side to get the corners.

    I studied the situation; used 6 of a pack of 25 car cleaning microfibre cloths for $10; put some hot water with a drop of dish detergent in a bucket, used my extended sponge and squeegee window cleaner to clean them, reached as far as I could with the cloths to polish dry and, then - had the idea to use a new fleece I had bought on sale in my swivel mop to reach the highest parts. It worked out so well. I placed the fleece on the mop close to one edge to enable good contact with the window. That is what I am going to do from now on. No risky ladders, no paper towels so saved money too. I can wash everything and reuse over and over again.
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    I do not think the lock in price for home heating oil I got today is a good one and I am going to gamble on the per day price this coming season.

    I am trying to stay on budget for July. This evening I filled up the gas tank and have $8.78 left to spend and enough food to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Thank goodness for my old bladder. I went home instead of camiso!e shopping because I had to hit the bathroom. So instead I grabbed all my bras and stretched them as hard as I could (they are a stretchy material). Spending averted at least for now.
    If you're in the neighborhood of 40D or DD, I will ship you a bunch of back hook bras if you PM me. I need racerback/front hooks and finally found some this past winter.

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    Thank you Gardnr but not my size or close. I did cut a slit in the bottom of one bra today and will see how that works. I have maintained my weight loss but the effects of gravity continue to accumulate. Some days I wish I could move someplace like New Guinea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Thank goodness for my old bladder. I went home instead of camiso!e shopping because I had to hit the bathroom. So instead I grabbed all my bras and stretched them as hard as I could (they are a stretchy material). Spending averted at least for now.
    This is hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Thank you Gardnr but not my size or close. I did cut a slit in the bottom of one bra today and will see how that works. I have maintained my weight loss but the effects of gravity continue to accumulate. Some days I wish I could move someplace like New Guinea.
    Me too. I'm braless unless leaving our property.

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    Collected my second batch of green beans from my garden for freezing. Tried some different pole beans that are flat and long plus some Blue Lake bush beans. I blanch and add cooked chick peas, green onions, fresh chopped peppers and drizzle with greek salad dressing. I got an amazing bargain on feta cheese last winter and froze it in suitable chunks adding it to this and other salads.

    I love fresh flowers on my dining table year-round. Lately, I have been rotating my blooming violets.

    Surprise discovery. My petunias on an outside pot were getting quite leggy so I cut them back. I looked at the gorgeous blooms of the cuttings petunias, red, white and purple and simply couldn't toss them away as I have other years. I decided to put them in fresh water expecting that they would fade away in 24 hours. I was amazed to discover that each bloom would last about a day but the little flower buds grew and bloomed perfectly. I keep changing the water and they keep unfolding. Today is the sixth day of bloom. I took a picture to share. I am going to do this from now on. Love surprises like this.

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    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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