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  1. Menus for June 1-7, 2013

    by , 06-01-2013 at 10:57 AM (Creative Call)
    I am still trying to keep grocery costs down, so my menus for this week are:

    Sat. - salmon burgers, green beans
    Sun. - Pork roast
    Mon. - vegetarian wraps
    Tues. - Mexican skillet
    Wed. - Chicken Ceasar Salad
    Thurs. - Walleye, rice, green beans
    Fri. - Soup (cold vegetarian), biscuits, salad

    We have all the ingredients in the house. Our boarder comes back Tuesday. We will see how we do with the grocery budget after she arrives. ...
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  2. Sometimes you have to spend money...

    by , 05-30-2013 at 09:35 PM (Creative Call)
    Looked under my dresser the other day and found a stack of original artwork from artists I have known, waiting to be framed. The artwork has been waiting to be framed for 20 years now. Three of the artists are international artists now. It has become a case of "I need to protect these".

    So I picked five of the best pieces and headed to a local framer. I picked frames, mats (some of them we kept the existing mats) and really good glass to protect the artwork. I asked ...

    Updated 05-31-2013 at 12:48 PM by peanut

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  3. Patio Garden

    by , 05-19-2013 at 08:11 PM (Creative Call)
    We have a large patio garden. Every year we plant at least 10 tomato plants, 4 or 5 assorted squash plants (we grow them vertical), pole and bush beans, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, radish, carrots, Swiss chard, spinach, beets, herbs, edible flowers, etc. There are over 30 pots to plant. Some are large half barrels. Some are just small indoor pots really.

    This year we are topping up the pots with soil and planting again.

    So far we have spent $115 on plants, seeds, ...
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  4. Vacation Update

    by , 05-11-2013 at 04:07 PM (Creative Call)
    We are going on vacation...somewhat. Things being what they are, we have very little time for vacation this year. Hubby has five weeks vacation through work, but we cannot afford to take them if we want to fix up the house. Soooo...

    We are going to take 7 days to go to the West Coast to see hubby's nephew married. Then we'll come back in time for an Awards Night I am supposed to attend. And then we'll head to a friend's community for their 100th birthday bash for a weekend. ...
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  5. Renovation Tally

    by , 05-09-2013 at 07:04 PM (Creative Call)
    Time to take a break and look at what needs to be done, and realistically what can be done! Hubby sat down and made his 'dream list' of renovations on the property. A quick tally and I quit adding up the dollars when I hit $75,000.00. Here's the list, including the priority we placed on them. Bear in mind this man wants to retire in two years!

    #1 Priority
    • Remove tree in backyard that is causing foundation problems.
    • Repair damage to wall from shifting house.
    • Install
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