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  1. Christmas
    We had a really great Christmas with everyone having really thought about the gifts they bought for each other. I received some amazing gifts - among others - tickets for Michael Buble in April (from dh), perfume, books, new ear phones. I thought that I would tell what happened regarding the...
  2. Christmas
    I just thought I would give everyone an update on how things are. Some of you have maybe read the new thread of mine about dh, eldest son and I going to see my parents in Scotland on Jan 14th because of photos of my father that our eldest showed me (he had taken them on his phone when he was...
  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. General Chat
    Please pray for the courageous co-worker who reorted my dd's boss for physical abuse.....the boss fired my dd's co-worker/friend. The story behind all of this is in another post 'DD Filing Charges Against Her Boss". I feel badly for this girl - she did the right thing & she lost her job. She's...
  5. Home Environment
    Hi we live on 6 acres and have a well. Lived here for over 30 years. We were putting in a neutralizer because our water is hard and the ph was too acidic. Hubby got tired of doing it and we paid over $1,000 for a setup that adds the neutralizer and back washes itself automatically.. Since then...
  6. Green Living
    Ok, so I think I can safely say that I am now a vegetarian. 2 months, no meat, and loving it..... (even trying to eek my way to a vegan diet, but somehow that's tons harder!) So anyway, here is my dilemma. My freezer, though not full of meat, has quite a bit in it. Now, mostly, I just cook...
  7. Large Families
    Ok, here's my second post in 10 mins.... I must really be overthinking today lol. I am of two minds when it comes to the question of how many children we should have. Our second is on the way and I feel very sad to consider that this child would be our last. I feel like I could rise to the...
  8. General Chat
    Back to the basement saga! I am putting together the insurance claim for the damage to my basement and the things that were down there. In a way, this has been a gift from God, because the insurance money will give me a few more months of running my business without needing a part=time job to...
  9. Dave Ramsey
    So we keep going in circles here, and we want some outside, unbiased opinions. In a nutshell: Our goals: 1. Bigger house with more yard in the country 2. Move away from Milwaukee 3. Do something we enjoy (namely, what we are being called to do) Called to do: 1. Matt: Biblegrow.org 2. Sara...
  10. General Chat
    We received a decent size check from a trust (inheritance) a little bit ago. Hubby wanted a truck so he got one and the balance of the money was invested. Now, the law firm that handles the trust sent us a letter informing us they made a mistake of $2500. and they want it back within 14...
  11. Frugal Living
    I was going to post this on the Stockpile Challenge thread, but thought I might get more feedback here...hope its okay! I seem to suffer from a disconnect on bargain items vs. a reasononable stash of real necessities. For example, I purchased 30 boxes of Ronzoni linguini last year because the...
  12. Home Environment
    This house is so completely unorganized that it's driving me crazy! Everything is in more than one room and nothing stays where it needs to stay. I have computer things in at least three rooms of the house, papers that are in file folders and not in file folders, etc. It's enough to make me want...
  13. Dave Ramsey
    OK, we run our months odd because husband gets paid every 2 weeks. So our upcoming month runs Feb 20 - Mar 19. I have all our bills, food, regular/normal expenses in there, at minimums, and I have $100 for saving up for a house down payment (long story). But, our kitchen sink decided to...
  14. Home Environment
    I have a LOT of clothes. I don't BUY a lot of clothes, but I seem to end up with everyone's hand-me-downs. The FRUGAL part of me says KEEP them. Because I can wear them all for warmth or to work around the house/garden in, even though most of them aren't suitable to wear to work. The...
  15. Frugal Living
    I have a dilemma. My house is not tidy for the (mostly) simple fact that I just have too much stuff. We were at my in laws house the other night and I'm continually amazed at how organized and tidy my MIL keeps her house. She is the type of person that "if I'm not using something right now...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    i am torn between saving for my house fund and my holiday money fund i cant save much each payday but i cant decide weather to work on one for bit then the other or just go halfs on everything. i do however have a £50 automatic payment set up each payday for my house fund but i do like to add to...
  17. Education
    I was going to homeschool my 8 year old next year just because she doesn't make friends easily I'm having second thoughts now. If I homeschool her, her interaction with other child would be about null, worsening her interaction/friendship skills I keep thinking maybe we can do something...
  18. Health and beauty
    Almost 8 weeks ago, by total fluke, I was diagnosed with an old trauma caused dissection and accompanying psuedo aneurysm of my right internal carotid artery. I am a-symptomatic—no signs or symptoms from this. I have had all the diagnostic tests, MRI, MRA, Cerebral Angiogram, and the results...
  19. News you can use
    Money dilemma: Nest egg or college With three teenage children, Lorri and Bruce Wilke of Danville, Calif. are caught in the perfect parental spending storm. Between laptops, cell phones and clothes, the Wilkes seem to outgrow their budget the way kids outgrow shoes.
  20. News you can use
    Fed's dilemma: inflation vs credit crisis At today's Federal Reserve meeting, the Fed will be weighing the turmoil in the credit markets against the risks of inflation when deciding the size of today's rate cut.
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