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    Wood stove ashes and water supposedly work...

    Wood stove ashes and water supposedly work although I've never done it.
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    Should be able to get into the smaller storage...

    Should be able to get into the smaller storage unit this month. Will save us about $50 a month.
  3. Thread: Sheets

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    I buy sheets 1 at a time, as we need them. I...

    I buy sheets 1 at a time, as we need them. I culled the collection to 2 sets per season: winter/flannel and hot weather/cotton. I intend to make an extra large flat sheet, the next time one of the...
  4. Thread: February purge

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    Used up a stack of backer boards, yay! Those are...

    Used up a stack of backer boards, yay! Those are the cardboard inserts in comic book/magazine sleeves which help market them. I had a chunk stuck in a bookcase from the last time I prepped...
  5. Me too. The part of that that made me go WTF...

    Me too. The part of that that made me go WTF again was the cop saying, "You're acting like a child." and the girl responding, "I AM a child!" which should have told the cop something was off right...
  6. Thread: Insulation

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    The mice nested in our attic between the bottom...

    The mice nested in our attic between the bottom of the roof and the pink stuff. We've been replacing it with rockwool, which is also a natural fire deterrent. It's more expensive, of course, but...
  7. Thread: February purge

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    Wow! That's a lot of work without the drama and...

    Wow! That's a lot of work without the drama and sabotage. Good for you!
  8. Thread: February purge

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    Pulled 2 bins off the porch from under the snow....

    Pulled 2 bins off the porch from under the snow. Offered 2 books to someone who consigns my good stuff. Sent an email to a customer about some others. Put a few in the stack for the guy who's buying...
  9. Thread: January Purge

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    Sold our old bathroom lights. These were special...

    Sold our old bathroom lights. These were special ordered by us about 5 years ago. Got way less than they are new, but I like what we have now much better. Glad to get some of the $ back.
  10. Thread: January Purge

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    Yep, it feels good -- but weird. That thing was...

    Yep, it feels good -- but weird. That thing was in a drawer in my home my entire life. Don't need it; didn't need it. But it was always just there...
  11. Thread: January Purge

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    I sold an heirloom. It was a 6' netted German...

    I sold an heirloom. It was a 6' netted German silver runner. I sat in a drawer my entire childhood. It sat in a drawer for the 20+ years since my Dad died. Why keep it? I was ready to take to...
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    LO roasted veggies in stock with ham and hot...

    LO roasted veggies in stock with ham and hot biscuits.
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    Hm. We both cook. We had, for years, dinerware,...

    Hm. We both cook. We had, for years, dinerware, because it just didn't break. That got too heavy and I was looking for enamelware to replace it with. in the process, we started using the "extra,"...
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    Mushroom burgers, not vegetarian.

    Mushroom burgers, not vegetarian.
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    I bought my linen apron from StacyKitchenDecor....

    I bought my linen apron from StacyKitchenDecor. Also bought a present for a neighbor from here. The pants and other outfit are fine, but poly/cotton and as I said, only 1/2 my order was right. I did...
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    I've ordered some clothes through etsy. I bought...

    I've ordered some clothes through etsy. I bought pants (cotton/poly blend) which fit. Bought shorts/jacket from same seller, but didn't actually get what was pictured...

    I bought a linen apron...
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    Mushroom burgers tonight. We had a modified...

    Mushroom burgers tonight. We had a modified hoppin' John last night.
  18. Thread: January Purge

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    On Thursday night, I mentioned to DH that I...

    On Thursday night, I mentioned to DH that I really needed a shelf in one of the drawer boxes which hold cookbooks. He put it up this morning. More organization, fewer wood scraps, neater. Hurrah! And...
  19. Thread: January Purge

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    I have friends where both people in the couple...

    I have friends where both people in the couple were editors. The husband was a book collector and dealer as well. The wife always looks underfed, she's just like that. Her then grade school kid...
  20. Thread: January Purge

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    I am getting out of bookselling. You can take the...

    I am getting out of bookselling. You can take the shop and stock away from the bookseller, but not the bookseller out of the girl, so to speak. The books I"m talking about are my personal books. I am...
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    I think perhaps the biggest change may be that...

    I think perhaps the biggest change may be that folks do less driving. We've all been combining trips to save our being out, right? Combining the trip to the market and library and feed store in one...
  22. Thread: January Purge

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    Unfortunately, a lot of what I have isn't...

    Unfortunately, a lot of what I have isn't available digitallly and when it is, it's insanely expensive. I have housekeeping/frugality/cooking books/booklets back to before the Civil War. Most of them...
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    I'm stalled, or paused, or ? Was going great...

    I'm stalled, or paused, or ?

    Was going great guns. Found a way to give myself credit for the work, without a cumulative visual list. A problem if those lists trigger panic attacks, and they always...
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    IL, we had a family business and owned the...

    IL, we had a family business and owned the building. The building was brick. My dad and uncle had a minor fight about whether to paint the exterior of the building? My dad won, because a painted...
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    Okay, we painted the living room. The living room...

    Okay, we painted the living room. The living room has two exteriior, log walls and the remaining walls are wallboard. The logs require this prep: sanding lightly over the shellac and more strenuously...
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