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  1. Question and Answer
    My daughter's best friend has troubles at home (not bad one's) just financial, and since she's pretty much here every day anyway.. come the school year it looks like she'll be here to stay for a while. But we're not vegetarians.. heck, we may be meatatarians... The poor child lives on ramen...
  2. Frugal Living
    These are little kid books, too. I was talking to the next door neighbor who has a 9 yo girl and 10 yo boy the other night when FIL was in town. We were discussing school stuff and I mentioned how DS5 is in the 2nd grade reading level right now. The wife mentioned to me that she had some books...
  3. Home Environment
    My uncle just cleaned out his basement and gave us a ton of books. Some I will keep, but I am considering taking the rest to the used bookshop in town. (Paperbacks for credit, hardcovers for cash) Would you do this? Am I being ungrateful? (I am keeping quite a few of them - Gray's Anatomy for...
  4. Hobbies
    The pile is getting out of control! I haven't found a place for all the things I brought back from Mom's yet. Mil was sorting through her stuff yesterday and dh brought home: a quilt top 1/2 of 73 quarts of assorted chenille sticks (I figured if I twisted them all together and aimed real...
  5. Hobbies
    I sure didn't inherit it from my mom. She has absolutely no crafting ability and will say so. My grandmother did make lovely embroidered items, so I must have gotten my love of doing a craft from her. I may have also gotten it from my dad. He was really good at working woodwork and...
  6. Frugal Living
    It came easy to you or it was something you had to learn and it was tough. I think I might have inherited most of mine. My great grandmother along with my grannie and my mom all were frugal to some extent. My dad was frugal to the point of being miserly. He would drive 5 miles to save...
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