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  1. General Chat
    A little background first..... I have a backyard neighbor that moved to our area about a year ago.He's quiet, keeps to himself - fine w/me. About Feb, my meat-headed Huskies thought that it would be a good idea to run into a fence board -broke it. I didn't see what they did until the next...
  2. Financial hardship
    My last 2 electric bills were LARGE as this winter has been unusually cold. My heat is electric. The refrigerator/freezer broke. The microwave died last year (built-in). One window is broken, but it is double-paned and only the outer pane is broken (cracked). I have no debt except for lot...
  3. Frugal Living
    ok so i'm pretty proud of myself at the moment! see we have a hand-me-down couch that we got from a gf of mine about 5 years ago. Ikea jobbie with the washable covers - which over time loss their shape and luster and truthfully just look like holy he!!. plus we have a couple of dogs and they...
  4. General Chat
    I Hope This Gets To You: A Viral Love Letter Fern
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Verizon was charging us $40 more than they were supposed to, so after several disconnects (sigh), I finally got a rep who was REALLY cool about it, knew his stuff, etc. I asked for the $40 credit on the past two bills, which are the ones who were wrong. He said he couldn't do it. I got ticked...
  6. General Chat
    Well, my fellow Villagers... I think I did something kinda stupid the other day, and now I'm paying for it. Or maybe it's a combination of things. I had a heating contractor at the house 2 nights ago, doing a service and checkup on my furnace. I rent my house, and my landlord had said last...
  7. Pets
    Monday my dh went to work, he works at a sawmill. Someone dumped off a kitten and it had got it'shead stuck in the hhole of a 55 gallondrum. After lots of vaseline theywere able to free the poor thing. Well it attatched itself to my dh. Thursday since it was calling for bad weather and after...
  8. General Chat
    I know they may come off as me being a whiney brat but I just want to get it off my chest. My boyfriend is purposely ignoring me today.:ache::ache: He talked to me a little this morning, but after a certain point he'd just not respond. (I'm away in a different town so I was texting him) I got...
  9. General Chat
    Well I have been getting unemployment for a while now and I got my last partial check last week. I am able to get extended benefits for a few more months but they aren't able to tell me when they will start showing up. I have to get applications and then fill out a form with where I tried to...
  10. General Chat
    I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I haven't been around much lately. I've just been kinda popping in and out. Things have been crazy and kind of hectic around here. I started my new job on March 23 and I absolutely love it. There is of course, the office [email protected]$$ but I mainly ignore her...
  11. Just Tips
    A part of being both frugal and eco-friendly is re-using or re-purposing items. Let's think of 101 ways to re-use something! items to begin with that we probably all have somewhere... Milk jugs Toothbrush old, stained, or just plain ugly clothing Feel free to add other items..and try not to...
  12. General Chat
    We are p lanningon redoing our living room over the summer a little at a time. So we got the plywood for the floor last month. The people that built this house used,old plywood for flooring and ran it the wrong way so the floor is sagging. Anyway we figured on getting stuff month to month. My...
  13. General Chat
    I'm kinda ticked off at somebody. I don't mean to be, and I suppose I shouldn't be, but... For Christmas, I got a couple in my family a three-month, two-at-a-time Netflix subscription. It's not insanely expensive, but somewhat pricey. I wanted them to have it so that they could have something...
  14. Health and beauty
    My dd and dsil are power of attorney over his father.Theproblem they are havingis he isn't able to take care of himself. He doesn't eat, isn't suppose to drive but does, can barely walk, and has fallen and has alienated all the family to the point that they won't even visit.He has a horrid...
  15. General Chat
    For about a month no things around here got very busy! I felt like I barely had time for sleep! Finally things have settled a little. Here is what went on.... -We have been stuck on trying to buy a foreclosed home since May. So finally the wait was over and we were able to go purchase it on...
  16. General Chat
    As anyone that lives in Pa knows, it's been hot and humid here forever or so it seems. We thankfully missed out on all the bad storms...................until last night. We thought we were in for a tornado the way the winds were. The neighbors tree was at the breaking point. I"m 49 and it's been...
  17. General Chat
    well, i have been looking for a job, that i can do, with my health being what it is. i got frustrated with all the rigamorale that i have been going through, just to be told, no. so being the frustrated person that i am, posted on craig's list. "i am looking for work. i can do just about...
  18. Frugal Living
    Okay, what is this? Alcoholics Annonymous or something? It's like: "Hi, I'm Natalie, and I'm a...." Admit it. Okay. I don't have a penny for gas. I spend like $40 every 6 days for gas. (I'm a home health aide, CNA, so I drive a lot.) I put it on the credit card. I don't like to do that...
  19. General Chat
    How cool is this? YouTube- The Zimmers "My Generation" Released: 28/05/07
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