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    Well, I ended up pushing my certification exam...

    Well, I ended up pushing my certification exam back 2 months, so that's now scheduled for August. Still have a few minor things to get taken care of in our new home - will try to get everything...
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    We bought some tomatoes at the farmers market...

    We bought some tomatoes at the farmers market Saturday, so will have BLT salads for supper.
  3. Thread: June Purge

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    took another load to the thrift store yesterday ...

    took another load to the thrift store yesterday - Since we moved on the 25th, this is the third trip. This trip was mostly pictures and stuff to put on walls.
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    Thanks everyone - but I had the week off for...

    Thanks everyone - but I had the week off for "vacation." My test if the part 3 of 3 for Certified Internal Auditor.
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    Making progress - sold our old house, bought our...

    Making progress - sold our old house, bought our new one on the 24th, moved on the 25th. Have everything unboxed and basically put away. I'm sure I'll end up rearranging some closets. Will hang...
  6. Thread: May Purge

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    Dropped off two pictures, two decorative pillows,...

    Dropped off two pictures, two decorative pillows, a vase, some sheets and a couple throw blankets at the thrift store over lunch today.
  7. Thread: May Purge

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    Sold a double bed (frame, box springs and...

    Sold a double bed (frame, box springs and mattress). yay. This may not count, but it does for me - My son's future FIL came yesterday and moved DH's gun case and ammo to their basement and will store...
  8. Thread: May Purge

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    Sold another pair of shorts and dropped off some...

    Sold another pair of shorts and dropped off some men's boots, a decorative tall vase and a flag to the thrift store earlier this week.
  9. Thread: May Purge

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    Put 2 gas cans out by the mailbox on the street...

    Put 2 gas cans out by the mailbox on the street this morning. hoping they'll be gone by the time I get home. Sold a hall tree to a friend on Saturday - selling a large, heaving square coffee table to...
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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.
  13. Thread: May Frugals

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    Quite the score!

    Quite the score!
  14. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  19. Thread: April Purge

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    Thank you TT! Congratulations on completing such...

    Thank you TT! Congratulations on completing such a herculean task!
  20. 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....
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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