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  1. General Chat
    I was just sitting here at my desk at work. Next to me is a plain tall glass that I recently finished drinking a lukewarm ice tea drink from. It was empty. I heard a *ping* and I noticed a crack around the bottom of it, just above the base. I picked it up and the bottom came off. Never had that...
  2. Just Tips
    I ran across this tip at one of my favorite sites, it was new information to me :) Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf | Wise Bread
  3. Appliances
    This is the 4th blender I've gone through in as many years. I don't want to keep buying a new blender every year. The latest one to kick the bucket is my magic bullet. The same thing seems to happen every time, the motor burns out. I don't know why. It's not like I'm blending concrete...
  4. Frugal Living
    Does anyone have any tips on breaking the nasty cycle of living pay to pay that they would like to share? We had a few major expenses that wiped out our savings and EF, during this time DH started having a decent percentage of money taken out to go towards his simple IRA. Although it's not a...
  5. Question and Answer
    I need to break my lease early. I won't get into details. I'm just wondering about the legal issues. If I agree to pay what is owed on the lease (it's not frugal I know, but I can swing it);Pay the X amount equal to what the rent to the end of the lease would be, can I leave the premises, do the...
  6. Home Environment
    I'm on a big clutter purge! I'm done with the random boxes that I've hauled around for the last 10 years, that haven't been open sense I packed them so long ago. I'm done with the over stuffed closet of clothes that 90% of them I don't wear anymore. With a 1 1/2 year old and all the...
  7. General Chat
    I'm wonder if it is possible to break a lease. The place i'm renting leaks bad I can't use the cupboards in the kitchen, hot water heater only gives me 3 minutes of hot water at a time, some of the windows won't open. I have called the landlord 16 times since moving in about everything and...
  8. General Chat
    While I was growing up, my parents were always in debt, and the debt loomed over our lives: a dark cloud that shadowed our emotions and activities. I determined that I would not live that way. To be fair, my parents were trying to do the best they could. As farmers, they were subject to the...
  9. General Chat
    MENTAL HOSPITAL PHONE MENU Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital. Please select from the following options menu: If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you. If you have multiple personalities...
  10. Support
    As many of you know, my DS#1 and his finance had a baby in Dec. '07. The little girl is now 8 months old. She is a beautiful little girl and we love her. My son adores her and thinks that is all he has to live for. Well, her comes the drama. Take a seat and hold on tight. My son, who was in the...
  11. News you can use
    Breaking a lease-option contract Owners of leased home want to sell, but the devil is in the details of the contract, says the Real Estate Adviser.
  12. Money challenges
    Well, I'm doing it. In the past 6 weeks I changed my lifestayle completely. I fixed my bike and I'm riding it again. At first I was just riding it around town my days off from working running errands. No time crunches or anything and it was getting the job done. Now I am biking to and from...
  13. News you can use
    My cell: Breaking up is hard to do I moved, and I no longer get reception. But my service provider won't let me out of my contract without a $150 breakup fee.
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    We started a pile last spring in April, we started it with leaves and added food all summer and fall. We added some dirt throughout the summer, worms when we found them, and in the fall some straw and a bag of chicken manure. We did keep it moist and turned it a couple of times this winter...
  15. Christmas
    Dh and I have decided to have ham for Thanksgiving, and Turkey for Christmas. Guess it really doesn't matter since it is just us 3 and his father. :swave:
  16. General Chat
    Last Sunday night early Monday Morning Kenny went to work with his friend Kelly. Everything was fine and Kelly drove the 1 1/2 hours to the airport. ( company van all the guys take turns driving ) They got to Baltimore and went to get their luggage. Kenny saw Kelly's so grabed it for him. No one...
  17. DIY
    Hehe....I had an interesting Easter event. DH had already gone to work when the doorbell rang. It was my next door neighbors. They had accidentally got locked out of their home. We called the locksmiths but they were going to charge a minimum of $300 (160 British pounds) for the service. So...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have a lap top computer which I bought in 2003, that has worked pretty good for me for the last 3.5 years or so. A little less than a year ago my computer stopped realizing that it was being plugged in and therefore eventually became unable to run. At the time I was in Germany, so I took it to...
  19. General Chat
    Well, we've had winds of 80-100km, last week we broke our november record for rain (record was 100mm for the month and last week we got that in 30 hours) and we got another 100mm today and more expected tomorrow and the next 3 days. The news had some amazing footage of trees falling, cars...
  20. General Chat
    Brittney Spears files for divorce citing irreconcilable difference Go figure
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