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  1. General Chat
    To have the surgery the doctors want to do. She fell several weeks ago and said she just hurt her hip, well it never got better. She finally went somewhere and they took and x-ray and wanted to transport by ambulance right away to the emergency room. She would have none of it. Let me set...
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    I do a little volunteer work and was asked by a charity group if we could take a mattress to a family that was burned out of their home. This family had very little and now had nothing. They had got an apartment, but had not one thing in it except for a blanket. The apartment was a...
  3. General Chat
    I made a trip to the grocery store today...here's what I bought... 3lbs 73/17 ground beef 3.5lbs boneless porkchops(8 chops in the pkg) whole roaster chicken 1 loaf french bread 6pk sub rolls 6pk bagels gallon milk cottage cheese half &half shredded mozz cheese 2 jars sauce generic splenda...
  4. General Chat
    :ouch: On sunday night DS Brad 18 punched a kid for breaking into a friends truck and stealing their wallets and cell phones, DS broke his right snapped the bone in half, he had to drive a standard 10 miles to my house. When I woke up monday I had to take him the the emergency room, the doctor...
  5. General Chat
    sorry I know this is in the wrong place, but it's kind of an emergency. :laugh: My kids brought the groceries in and I guess my eggs landed kind of rough and 8 of them broke. They're still usable, but not for long. What should I do with them?
  6. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Why are there so many great deals on things I need when I am broke? I am convinced that the best deals are at the end of the month. Then at the beginning of the month, prices change and the deals are gone! I get paid every 2 weeks but it never fails when I am broke, the deals are amazing!
  7. Health and beauty
    As I was leaning over some boxes to turn off the AC at school today, I stubbed my toe on a small puzzle that was sticking out of the puzzle stack. Didn't think too much about it - just sore, and then it started turning colors and expanding all around and hurting. So I had a neighbor take me...
  8. General Chat
    It happened on Boxing day, she is in the hospital. She is 78 and has already undergone surgery. I have barely slept, I am so worried about her. She has very bad osteoporosis. Please pray that she will heal completely and quickly. And please make sure you get enough calcium.
  9. Christmas
    I see over and over again how people feel stressed out about Christmas, trying to buy presents for everyone when they are in debt up to their ears, don't have much money to spend or just are on a budget and don't have as much to spend as other family members. Here's my tip to you: Announce it...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    8 Questions for the Constantly Broke - Yahoo! Finance Some, if not all of these questions are a been there answered that for some of the long term Villagers here but I like that this can work as a check list for those new to being frugal. It addresses the small ticket items to the big ticket...
  11. General Chat
    My crazy boxer, Petey, knocked my MacBook off my ds bed and cracked the screen. Boy was I hot! I tell my son all the time, do not take my computer downstairs unless you are going to bring it back upstairs when you are done. Does he do it, no. What happened this time, my MacBook broke...
  12. General Chat
    Our ds was in the church play this morning so my inlaws decided to come and see him. When they got home they found that someone had broken into their home. As far as we know none of the presents were taken but some very important equipment that mil needs for work was so they were hit kind of...
  13. General Chat
    No not money wise, I've always been that way. I got new glasses, had to get bifocals. Ok no biggie. I went to the dr today. I was finally able to get passed the diilweed receptionist and got an appointment. I have arthritis in my hips,back , knees and shoulders,( I think the only place I...
  14. General Chat
    No not money wise, I've always been that way. I got new glasses, had to get bifocals. Ok no biggie. I went to the dr today. I was finally able to get passed the diilweed receptionist and got an appointment. I have arthritis in my hips,back , knees and shoulders,( I think the only place I...
  15. Automotive
    I really have to laugh at this. It just went out today when my dh drove it to work. It's a GM 2005 Pontiac Sunfire, my baby. Just to humor me my husband sent this pic from his cell to my e-mail. This was almost at a stop. On the highway it said like 30mph tops. lol We do need to get this fixed...
  16. General Chat
    My DS and family are here for the week. As I was walking up to the beach house my foot went sideways and , yep, it broke. So, now I'm in a hard cast for 6 weeks. Bummer. Great way to start the summer, eh?
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    You might be wondering why there is a happy face for a dishwasher that broke and buying a new one. The happy face is because we paid cash. (well actually we paid with the credit card but hubby came home and immediately made a payment to that card to cover then cost of the dishwasher. It...
  18. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28858971 What does this say about our society, as a whole, when we are worried more about the money owed than the safety of the person?
  19. Christmas
    Can you remember the Christmas when you were at your lowest financially? When you were broke? What did you do? While Hubby and I have always tried to be careful and we don't give expensive gifts, one year we just absolutely had nothing. Various emergencies (we all know about those, huh?)...
  20. General Chat
    I can't believe I did this..this is so out of character for me..I just bought myself a 14K Yellow Gold 1/2ct diamond Journey pendant necklace off of Ebay for $199.00 from a power seller so not to worry about getting ripped off..I don't do anything for myself I'm always focused on my kids,dh or...
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