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  1. General Chat
    In the past 2 days there have been 2 announcements of layoffs locally. What the heck? When is the madness going to stop? * one company laying off 610 employees * another company laying off 700 employees :(
  2. General Chat
    They are calling it an inflation buster sale. I call it wonderful Might take some extra out of savings to stock up 5 pounds white flour 99 cents 4 pounds sugar $1.79 Can veggies 50 cents pound frozen veggies 79 cents cake mixes 59 cents 48 oz oil 2.89 Can of cream of coups 69 cents ground...
  3. General Chat
    When the digital converter box issue was in the news, I didn't pay any attention since we had cable. Now we are about to cancel our service and I'm wondering if we can get free tv? Our television is one of the new flat screen HD things, so I'm not sure how that works. We don't have a digital...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    ~And plan your route! I put my city in and about 10 sales popped up on the map in my area for this Saturday. Really neat! Yard Sale Treasure Map - A Yard Sale Planning Tool ~
  5. Coupons
    Re: Coupon Inserts in the local paper I work in a supermarket and our local paper is the Bangor Daily News. The weekend paper carries the coupon inserts, naturally. It sells for $2.00. We cut the headers off the papers that don't sell to get credit for unsold papers from BDN. Something has...
  6. Frugal Living
    I was looking for a dog collar for my pup. It is her 4th birtday and she needed a new collar. I looked around and found a pretty one at the local pet store in town. The price(regular price it wasn't on sale) was about the same as the plain ones at walmart and about the same as the plain ones...
  7. General Chat
    I was voted in to my closest VFD Monday. (I live in a professional fire district, the VFD is the next closest district - some of the members live down the street from me.) I was issued turnout gear today and will be put on the roster after having a physical done. This is good timing as my...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    I went with my son to the AmVet store this past week and we hit the motherlode. I got these brand new looking winter jackets for my sons each were around $12. My son loved his when we got home and son #2 was delighted with his. I got some winter shirts for son #2 and sweatshirts. I was so...
  9. General Chat
    Found this site searching for energy savings. DSIRE: DSIRE Home Example of info available:
  10. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Ball's website has a list, organized by state, of places offering canning classes. I'm hoping some of you may be able to take advantage of these opportunities - it's such a great skill to have! Freshpreserving.com -|- Your complete source for all fresh preserving needs.
  11. General Chat
    He was killed in a accident last night. He was the type of cop that always had a smile, a wave,a big hello.Very serious when it came to local crime. But down to earth he was 36. We live in a small town so everyone love officer bauer. RIP! Please keep his wife and kids in your thoughts.
  12. General Chat
    :yikes: I wonder just how much of this is going on? Lawsuit filed against Filipino teachers' recruiter - San Jose Mercury News
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    Went to rummage sale at a Temple in Nashua this morning, would have been great except for RUDE people- you know, the ones who cut out of line to start piling up the jewelry items, after being TWICE it's not time yet (nasty younger ladies simply ignored the 65-75 yo women running this charity...
  14. General Chat
    This past Wednesday, I was a judge at our County Livestock Pavillion for "Non Perishables" in the Youth Fair. The Youth Fair is for kids from the 4th grade through 12th grade. They come from 4-H, Home Econ. classes, livestock/farming clubs, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had never done...
  15. Christmas
    This partly comes from the fact that I have a new business I am trying to get going. But it has made me do a lot of thinking about the economy. If everyone bought most of their gifts from people they knew that were in business of some description, think of the boost it would give to your...
  16. Midwest Pals
    Hi Everyone! :wave: In a couple of months, maybe a little longer (who knows :scratch: for sure?) DH and I will will be moving to NE WI. Not exactly sure where, but somewhere near Appleton/Green Bay, maybe even north of there. Possibly Michigan like Menominee. I am not really familiar with the...
  17. Frugal Living
    I created my meal plan for the month of june...but there were a few days where I couldn't come up with anything so i went to this website that creates recipes based on what's on sale in you area...you type in your zip code and voila!!!...the recipes aren't always money savers but for the most...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    We have a 14 ft x 4 ft section in the front of the house that's going to be our place for the tomato plants. It's a good place to plant, however, we have stray cats around the neighborhood that have used that area as a litter box in the past. The skunks also like to dig for bugs, usually...
  19. Southwest Pals
    Well Texan FVers, I need your advice. For various reasons, fDH and I are wanting to leave Great Britain and have discussed emigrating to the USA over the last 3 years but are really stepping it up now. We've done a bit of research into areas to live and work in, and although Craig wants to...
  20. Secondhand Shopping
    I have a local thrift store which I routine find lots of good stuff and it is lots cheaper than my GoodWill or Salvation Army. I found nine great condition really cheap sweaters at my local thrift store last week and each was only fifty cents as they were trying to get rid of all of the winter...
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