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  1. Just Tips
    When I was at my parents' for Thanksgiving I was giving my mom a hard time about her wrapping a "to-go plate" up in Glad Press N Seal (her favorite product I've noticed). I was talking about cost and the box not lasting very long. She said you would be surprised at how long it lasts. And then...
  2. General Chat
    I am so glad for a lazy weekend! Our trip to KY for the dedication/ memorial for my brother and the other pilot left me a frazzled, raw nerved mess. Add in the days of not sleeping before, spending 16 hours out of 30 hour trip on the plane or in the airports, today being the 1 year anniversary...
  3. Stockpiling
    So, having had some times in the past where we suddenly had no money, I've noticed that crappy food in crappy times makes everything worse. Suddenly going from a regular diet to living off bread and gravy, eggs, bacon and ramen is depressing. I read an article that suggested that you should...
  4. General Chat
    it's been a couple of months since i posted....working long hours at my job away from home and my job at home pevented me from doing lots but you do wat you have to do to pay the bills...So here is my story...four weeks ago we were basically forced to sign a paper stating that we would have a...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This is a long story, so I'll try to keep it brief. Long story short, the other day my dad was talking about selling their cottage and condo and buying a cottage that they'd live in year round. DH jumped on the idea and thought it would be a fantastic idea to buy their cottage. When/If my dad...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    remember all those extra broccoli I had Well I listened and stuck them in the flower borders. Good thing 4 in one bed of the garden died. another bed is fine but the ones in the flowers are fantastic.
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    the power company has been working on the power lines upgrading and turned the power off here in the mountains and it 19 outside and windy as all get out-but the old cook wood stove i just put in 2 weeks ago is really keeping the house warm about 78 degrees-i also cooked my first pan of...
  8. Frugal Canadians
    Please complete this form to get your free garbage bags! Its a coupon for a free package! GLAD Canada ? Glad Bag Giveaway Confirmation Getting free Glad® garbage bags doesn't get any easier. Simply complete this form and we'll mail you a coupon that you can use the next time you go shopping.
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  10. General Chat
    I'm glad to start a new month! I'm going to try and get June closed away tonight or tommorrow. Then I'll be doing the happy dance :dancing: June was hectic. Murphy came to visit AND I paid some stupid tax (which I'm still hoping to reclaim). Nothing was catastrophic just very frustrating. A few...
  11. Support
    warning this post is not for children's eyes i am 2 years divorced. three years for the whole thing. out of curiosity and boredom i googled the ex's name. he popped up on regular dating sites as "straight" and looking for a wife. then he popped up on icky sites as "bisexual" and looking for...
  12. General Chat
    The ER has been so stressful this week that I am so glad to be off the next 2 days!! The snow kept many away the past weekend. So, Monday and Tuesday we have been swamped. AND on top of that, there are people wanting to be seen for stuff before Christmas. ER......EMERGENCY ROOM????? Ok.....lady...
  13. General Chat
    It snowed today and I haven't had time to put the studs on My granddaughter possibly has the swine flu she is 19 months My Aunt in Michigan is dying ( I just saw her last week she is 2000 miles away(round trip)I will not be able to go back out that's okay I saw her prior to this. Ever have...
  14. General Chat
    My grandson who is 5 is sitting here just talking away about everything under the sun. He was telling me about at Aunt TT's my daughters best friend .They aere having dinner and he counld NOT eat the mash potatoes he was allergic to them. LOL Then one of the boys down the road was over there...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    This is the first year we'll be putting food up from our own garden. Today, I went out and took some of the leaves from the collard greens and decided to blanch and freeze them. Some of the leaves were getting quite large, and in hind sight - we simply planted them too close together. I went out...
  16. General Chat
    Hello everyone, It has been along time since I was last here, these last few months have been really rough, my oldest dd had her first baby in oct, but since then things have went down hill, I lost my job (due to health reasons), by oldest dd lost her second job due to the baby, (baby's daddy...
  17. General Chat
    We got home about 3 hours ago. In the last 15 days, my family and I have traveled 4,651 miles, driven through 13 states....YES 13 STATES!!!! and spent time with family in both CA and WA. Our time with our family was great - there were no big issues with my inlaws, so that was a major answer...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    The guy at DH's work who did his hours screwed up. This is the second time it's happened. The first time, it was the secretary that recently got fired who did it. This time, DH is the only one who got screwed out of 40 hours (his payday includes 80 hours). The mortgage automatic withdrawal...
  19. Frugal Living
    New here, I've posted several times. I've had chronic nausea for 8 months. Stomach surgery. FINALLY got a diagnosis. I have gastroparesis. Basically my stomach doesn't empty into my small intestine well at all and the food sits in my stomach and rots (sorry TMI). Well there's no fast or...
  20. Vacations and Travel
    I've mentioned that I was going to have a busy month or so, and it;s finally all behind me. Family vacation/out of town friends at our home/flying to spend two weeks with my parents/waterslide.......all done! We had lots of fun, but I am SSSOOOOOOO glad to be home. I was able to pop in a few...
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