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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    26 April 2012 Changing pH for Blueberry Bushes 26 April 2012 Changing pH for Blueberry Bushes Some sulphur was applied to the blueberry bushes to eventually lower the pH to around 5.5. The mulch was removed from around each plant and sulphur applied. The sulphur was worked into the soil, and the...
  2. General Chat
    So I broke the kitchen garbage lid...by trying to stand on it to get something off the top of the fridge. It won't pop open anymore, you have to lift it up. My first thought, dammit now I have to go and buy a new one. My second thought, hell it still works and it just holds garbage. Ha, the...
  3. General Chat
    Well my specialist has decided not to wait for my major surgery. Most of you know i have had medical issues for awhile. Just recently found out i have a rare genetic disorder. If i don't get this done, within a few years i will develop pacreatic cancer. So the surgery is a major life changing...
  4. General Chat
    I just wanted to thank all of you for changing my mindset, to being more frugal. The best example I have yet is from recently: I usually buy Lulu Lemon yoga pants that cost $98.00 CAD(They are good quality), since I am not able to afford them currently I found similar pants at Costco for...
  5. Laundry
    Right now I am in the process of changing out the seasonal clothing. I always like to wash my clothes before putting them away. Have read numerous times on this site to use vinegar in the washing machine to freshen and soften the clothing. Finally decided to do this. Really does help and so...
  6. Careers
    well, my husband is giving his 2 week notice tomorrow..he works for a construction company (his job is manhole repair) and as you can imagine, it is a dirty, nasty job...can you say RAW SEWAGE?? the bad thing with this job is insurance is HORRIBLE ($200/wk) and supposedly a $1500 per person...
  7. General Chat
    I am wanting to make changes in my life...one of those is living a frugal lifestyle. I have always watched cost and tried to keep them in check but I really want to fully embrace frugal living. If anyone one has tips or info about how to make the transition please let me know. Thank you...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I don't know which forum to put this in, so I am putting it in the one I post most often at this board. I am throwing this on here because I like the anonymity and generally the people here are nice, even when we may disagree. Here is the situation I find myself in. About 3 years ago, I took...
  9. General Chat
    Since I have been shopping really frugal, I have become vegetarian without even trying: lots of bulk grains, beans, veggies. I very occasionally eat meat (like maybe once every three weeks), although I still eat eggs and drink milk (powdered). I have lost weight and have more energy! Ah, the...
  10. Financial hardship
    A few months ago on this thread I posted about Wachovia taking an 5% interest only loan which we could pay plus some on principal and saying that in 6 months it would turn into a "regular" loan. What we were able to pay $600 a month on would at best guess would turn into somewhere between $2500...
  11. General Chat
    If you had to make a career change, what would you do and why? I have been working in the it field for 16 years.....I'm not actively looking to change fields, but think about it once in a while. Just curious what you guys would do? Dawn
  12. Green Living
    Mods, if there is a better place for this, please move... For a long time now, Safeway grocery store has given a .05 credit for each reusable bag you brought with you. So each trip we would save about a quarter by taking our own bags and not using paper or plastic - and at that, bag boy...
  13. General Chat
    I was walking to the bus stop earlier when i noticed chestnuts (conkers to me) on the ground big ones not little ones. When i looked into the tree i saw that most of the leaves were turning brown already - its only August and I know we have had a rubbish summer but this is England so it is...
  14. General Chat
    Anyone notice that Dollar Tree is charging more for their canned goods? Maybe its just in my area, but I am thankful that I stocked up on soups & veggies when I did. Their price used to be 2/$1...now the soups are $1 a can & veggies are .79 a can. I am finding better prices at the local HEB...
  15. Dave Ramsey
    We've been following Daves plan for about a year now. We've paid off our smaller debts in order of smallest to largest. We've now got two large debts left, approx $16,000 and $26,000. The plan has been to snowball the lower of the two, following the plan. But, I am considering paying off the...
  16. General Chat
    (there is another thread a sign of hard times and i was going to add this there, but that was about one local store so i thought i would start this on my own.) it is about things that you see in your local areas that are changing. i am sure we are about to see a lot of things that we haven't...
  17. Frugal Living
    I noticed today that one of the local grocery stores has all their cigarettes on very deep discount. (75% off I think) and they other store had all its magazine at 30% off. Both places it was while supplies last. I'm guessing they have decided not to sell those things anymore. Are your stores...
  18. Health and beauty
    My dd is 16 months old and has at least 5 watery stool diapers, today!! These diapers have caused 2 blowouts through the diaper and into her pants. Now, she has a slight fever, 99.2!! If you were to look at her and be around her, you would never know that she was having this issue. We are...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    i am not a hardcore dave ramseyite, (more of a mary hunt DPL) so i have a visa credit card 10,000 limit, for travel, and yes, as a backup for emergencies. but i listen to dave archives everyday. i recently chose to purchase a luxury and pay it off slowly in order to maintain my credit history...
  20. General Chat
    Ok, we moved to Canada in November 2002 and got our phone line through Telus. We have moved once since we came here, and that's when we got the new house. There was no problem changing the phone number to this location that we're at now. Bring us up to April 30, 2008 and we have me and DH...
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