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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Our bank is literally right down the road from our house and Dh and while Dh and I were out for a walk a couple of weeks ago I mentioned to him that since he had a bonus on his check we should stop and open the savings account we had been discussing for a while. Now we do have retirement...
  2. General Chat
    And it feels sooo good.I finally finished painting the house. Since DH works alot and hardly has any time to do home improvement projects (unless he takes a vacation from work), I decided to take on the project myself. It took about a month to do it -due to taking days off for laundry & getting...
  3. General Chat
    Well, after being married almost 12 years, my wife and I are finally going on a "honeymoon". We haven't really gone on any sort of vacation to speak of, other than driving out to Calgary for a friend's wedding. We've been to family gatherings and camping quite a few times, but haven't hopped...
  4. Getting spouse on board
    I have been complaining about the price of our cable bill for years. I just don't understand paying someone $120 a month for a bunch of things I don't even watch, and watching hubby channel surf for 20 min. or more trying to find something to watch and then end up watching something we have...
  5. General Chat
    While I am not a big spender by all means I still somehow manage to run our CC bill up a little higher than I like by the end of the month. (I would like to see a -0- in the new purchases column- lol). We do pay our balance in full each month and others seeing the numbers would probably...
  6. General Chat
    what should I do? I have been waiting nine and a half years to get my life back in order, so this decision doesn't come lightly, nor should it. I have two school-aged children, one with autism and one without. I have been wanting a direction in my life aside from my kids because when they get...
  7. General Chat
    Well, I finally bought a tracfone that has more features and can even take pictures and video. Have been wanting to do this for a long time. Also felt it was necessary since I have been running into people who are less than desirable to be around. Now I can video or record them when they get...
  8. General Chat
    I finally went to our Farmer's Market and I was wondering if I got some good deals? This is what I got 1 qt of Organic Honey $8.00 - this is usually 6.99 for a little plastic container so I know this was a good one! 3 - Beef Tendons for my doggy $9.00 - it's his Christmas Gifts and they are...
  9. General Chat
    I don't know why my computer would lock up every time I tried to get in here for over a month or more. I don't know why I got in today but sure am glad I did!! I was getting upset about it being the only place I could not get in to!!
  10. General Chat
    ... to the junker cars I've been nagging to get rid of for four years. What a relief! It was hard to let the 1986 GMC Safari go, I'll admit. We bought it in 1989 and drove it till about two years ago when it developed bad brakes, a broken AC, three busted door latches, and a dangerous...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Bank of America!!! I kept dealing with them after the many warnings given on the different forums. I didn't have any problems with them. But when I got married and changed my name a couple of months ago, they dropped my pitiful BoA credit card. It had a limit of $300. Just enough so that I...
  12. General Chat
    It's been about 3 years since I went to the commissary to shop but looks like I'll be going back next week. Our military id cards need renewing so the whole family will be going. Closest commissary for us is West Point...it's about an hour from us. I printed out the sale sheets which are good...
  13. General Chat
    I was in another town and have heard about what great prices you can get there so I decided to stop by and check it out. I thought that if prices were good I could maybe stock up on can goods, dry goods and bring them home. If they were real good I was planning to make a trip maybe once a month...
  14. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    ~My mom just found these and I think I'm going to get some. They work with pressure canning, water bath canning and vacuum sealing. Tattler is running a contest on their FB page for 12 dozen of each size to a random entry! TATTLER Reusable Canning Jar Lids Home Page Tattler Reusable Canning...
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    For years, I've wanted to find a deer antler to bead on, but no such luck. I even had a chat with Bucky about how nice it would be if he would drop an antler for me to use, but he was not receptive to that idea. So I've just waited. It's not like I don't have any other bead projects to do...
  16. General Chat
    As some of you know, I have stage 3 Papillary Carcinoma - thyroid cancer. I should have had my RAI cancer treatment the last of May, but due to the FDA & the pharmaceutical company that manufactures a drug called Thyrogen, my life has been hijacked until now. With Thyrogen, I would not have to...
  17. Financial hardship
    Today he turned his neck and dropped to the floor in pain....he got up and said oh no my neck has gone out again...he had been doing okay because he hadn't been doing anything strenuous etc for a while...okay i mean pain that is controlled to be able to deal with by ibuprofen and tylenol.....so...
  18. Preparedness and Survival
    Got my new BOB in the mail - a Maxpedition Falcon II, filled it (not yet organised) and organised the boot (trunk) of my car. The bag is a bit smaller than I expected, but that's probably not a bad thing. It'll force me to keep it light. Also got my wire saw and a right angle torch (flashlight)...
  19. Success Stories
    Took a couple years, but it's gone!! Lee
  20. Frugal Living
    I have always been very wrapped up in miles per gallon for my car. I reset my trip odometer every time I fill my car so I can calculate how many MPGs I was getting on a particular tank (trip odometer reading divided by number of gallons put into the tank). In town I get about 18-19 mpg and...
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