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  1. General Chat
    Was there really a Mr. Murphy, him of the infamous law? It states "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong," and was named after Major Edward A. Murphy, Jr., a development engineer working for a brief time on rocket sled experiments done by the United States Air Force in 1949. Was there really a...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    One of my chickens died today. It had been 'huddled' up in a corner of the hen house since yesterday and when I went to check up it today, it was dead. I think it was old age since it had no symptoms of any of the diseases on backyardchicken.com and I believe that it was an older chicken when...
  3. Christmas
    I'll try and explain what is happening. Our eldest son didn't want to have contact with us for a while during his marriage to his wife. They were married 2 years with MANY ups and downs but they have split up and our relationship with our eldest is finally becoming what it should be - after a...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    .. I have been making our 2012 budget and it's not looking good but as they say - forewarned is forearmed. Per Jan 1st our health insurance premium is going up and our yearly deductible will be going up plus there will be some more stuff that will not be insured and have to paid out of pocket...
  5. Utilities
    The pre-buy season runs 9/1-4/1.....right around the corner here. We have pre-bought 550 or so gallons for the winter, but upon checking today, our tank is 1/2 full. We pre-bought at 2.99 a gallon, price today is 3.39 a gallon (if you pay within 10 days, we always do). That's down .10 in the...
  6. General Chat
    Seriously...i am trying to save money and dh will take the dish that he is using and wash it all by itself....he leave the water on and lets it run over and over...I swear like three gallons per one little bowl...I can't take it, it makes my skin crawl...I almost lose the filter from my brain to...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Everything was humming along nice and smooth with the snowball etc. Then prices raised for utilities, gasoline, food ,you know the essentials, and now 65% of Hubby's take home pay for debt repayment ( including mortgage) feels like to much. So we are cutting the snowball down. It is still...
  8. General Chat
    So... this morning my husband says to me , "I looked at your blog". He reads it once in a while to see what I've been up to in sewing/gardening while he's at work. I had mentioned in it that I didn't like my latest quilt, but that DH did and I would give it to him when I was done. Then he...
  9. Calculations and Alternatives
    I ran out of papertowels yesterday, simply by accident. I use a lot of them and I'll take this opportunity to go a little bit green. I've already covered the bottom of the birdcage in a white paper napkin, he spends time down there so no printed paper. This feels strange :).
  10. Support
    Please... My dear sweet cousin is flat on her back after major surgery to her neck. She can only eat soft foods, and must stay like this for 6 weeks. For 6 months she'll have to wear a magnetic brace. UGH! For right now she's lonely. She can not be exposed to people because of fear of...
  11. Relationships
    Well I guess now I know the holidays are officially coming because MIL has started her manipulative games again. Here is the background: MIL has 3 sons. 2 barely speak to her and 1 ( My DH) does what he can, when ever possible. I have spent the first 25 years of married life being manipulated...
  12. Family
    Today I am at my moms helping look after my Grandpa, I am baking for him, making sure he takes his meds, and cleaning for my mom. I have been helping look after my grandfather for a while now.And was informed last night that I will be needed all day everyday. I love spending time with him, but I...
  13. General Chat
    Everything seems like you are required to dot all your I s and cross all your T s. Coupons, cell phone plans, rebates, insurance etc. Every I every T. I'm very tried of dotting and crossing and jumping through hoops. We have been doing lots of changes to balance the budget. Including...
  14. General Chat
    So I got the apartment, but they will only hold it if I pay first months rent now. So I have to go get an intent to rent from the property manager, go to disability, apply for a start up. BUT it could take several weeks to get the start up. In the mean time they can rent the apartment to someone...
  15. Home Decorating
    I have so much decor items i need to use. I always de clutter when I'm decorating.So that is what i will be doing today. I decorate in the primitive style and have alot of items that need to be repainted and aged.Plus i have my huge quilt rack to redo. That will go into the bedroom.Fun Fun.
  16. Frugal Europeans
    got this from other site PLease read send then your rubbish so to speak ..... hi, can i please ask you guys to save your emtpy crisp wrappers and rinpulls? you dont have to clean them just pop them into a box and send them freepost to The Philippine Community Fund, FREEPOST RLTU-GSEX-KHHG...
  17. Appliances
    It was one of those portable kind that I had to roll across the floor and hook it up to the kitchen faucets. Never knew these suckers existed until I met dh. The thing was pretty old and doesn't even clean the dishes anymore. I think it done retired on me. :( Even though it was a pain in the...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    Later today I will be planting a small container garden. My first one, and I'm really nervous about doing it well. My husband does a big garden, but I don't want to ask his advice or very quickly my garden will become his garden :( What I've done/know so far; *I asked at Lowes and was told I...
  19. Automotive
    Due to the strange cold weather temperatures, our truck's windshield suffered a crack. Unfortunately, our insurance doesn't cover it because it needs to be replaced and not just repaired (what do I pay full coverage for?) So after calling around and getting a few quotes, I contacted a company...
  20. Frugal Living
    I had a bowl of New Year's pinto beans left ( I had made the full pound of dry beans) so no one was in the mood for that last bowlful. So I fried them up with a bit of hot sauce and made refried beans. Made that into homemade bean burritos and put them in the freezer. Now that bowl of beans...
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