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    I put down $1000 earnest money with my offer; the...

    I put down $1000 earnest money with my offer; the buyers of our house put down $2000. If you can pay 20% or more cash down payment, your lender probably won't require PMI (private mortgage insurance).
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    Well, I posted a couple months ago about how...

    Well, I posted a couple months ago about how crazy the local real estate market is here - sellers were (are getting) way over asking price, etc. I decided to go ahead and list the house. We listed it...
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    Daughter's college graduation May 15 and...

    Daughter's college graduation May 15 and reception on the 16th. Close on the sale of our house and purchase of a new one on May 24; move May 25. Study for 3rd certification exam scheduled for June 21.
  4. Thread: May Frugals

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    Quite the score!

    Quite the score!
  5. I have a 2014 Subaru Forester, and like you, I...

    I have a 2014 Subaru Forester, and like you, I adore it. I'm at 80,000 miles (bought it used about 3 1/2 years ago with 34K on it). Your post gives me encouragement! I agree, the new ones are the...
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    How nifty is that!

    How nifty is that!
  7. Thread: April Purge

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    Just dropped off another couple bags of stuff at...

    Just dropped off another couple bags of stuff at the thrift store and shipped two purses that I sold on Poshmark. I find myself thinking, "I really want to love this item" but I don't for whatever...
  8. Thread: April Purge

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    DH gave me permission to go through his clothes....

    DH gave me permission to go through his clothes. I bagged up 5 large kitchen trash bags of clothes that are too small for him and dropped them at the thrift store this week. Pulled some items out...
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    Adding my condolences, Rosa. Enjoy your extra...

    Adding my condolences, Rosa. Enjoy your extra time with your husband.
  10. Thread: April Purge

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    Thank you TT! Congratulations on completing such...

    Thank you TT! Congratulations on completing such a herculean task!
  11. Thread: April Purge

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    Got rid of a bunch of stuff Saturday with a quick...

    Got rid of a bunch of stuff Saturday with a quick garage sale with a girlfriend. Most of what didn't sell I donated. Gave a hightop table and 4 chairs to my son and STB DIL for their new apartment....
  12. In addition to good maintenance, I suggest being...

    In addition to good maintenance, I suggest being a prudent driver - easy on the gas, easy on the breaks, no crazy high speeds, etc. I drive like what I am, an old(er) woman, lol.
  13. Thread: April Purge

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    Having a pop-up garage sale with a girlfriend...

    Having a pop-up garage sale with a girlfriend tomorrow morning. Hoping to get rid of a lawn mower, trimmer, and about 6 square feet of stuff.
  14. If home healthcare aides can earn money and...

    If home healthcare aides can earn money and benefits by helping families, allowing other wage earners to earn at their capacity, I would think that helps the economy. This issue is particularly...
  15. I hope Biden gets his plan through Congress. My...

    I hope Biden gets his plan through Congress. My first thought was it reminded me of Eisenhower's interstate system in the 1950's. It helped create a robust economy - now we need to step it up and...
  16. Thread: Happy News!

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    We're in Topeka. They chose the new Japanese...

    We're in Topeka. They chose the new Japanese Garden that's part of the Zoo. More expensive, but more room and very beautiful. They could move it inside to the reception hall if necessary....
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    I put out a few decorations. No young children,...

    I put out a few decorations. No young children, so no egg hunt. I did put together some small gifts for the young adults. We'll go to church Sunday morning (skipping sunrise service and breakfast...
  18. Thread: Happy News!

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    Indeed - I spoke to the bride's mom last night....

    Indeed - I spoke to the bride's mom last night. Apparently, the couple had already been planning stuff before the engagement. Looking at an outdoor (!) wedding early October this year. I'm meeting...
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    When I became pregnant with my first back in...

    When I became pregnant with my first back in 1995, I found out i didn't have the measles titer. Not sure why; perhaps as an adult I missed a booster? At any rate, I couldn't get vaccinated while...
  20. Thread: Happy News!

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    Happy News!

    My DS (24) is engaged! They've been together for about 18 months now and seem really happy. She's graduating from college in May and is a go-getter. She may end up getting a job in a larger metro...
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    Salmon and asparagus.

    Salmon and asparagus.
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    shrimp and red bell pepper served over chickpea...

    shrimp and red bell pepper served over chickpea spaghetti with pesto.
  23. Thread: Space is Big!

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    Beautiful and mind-bending!

    Beautiful and mind-bending!
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    Congratulations!!!

    Congratulations!!!
  25. Thread: CBD

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    Some dementia patient caregivers have had luck...

    Some dementia patient caregivers have had luck with it (oral) for their loved ones to calm them during "sundowners" time. Others have not.
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