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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Made the mistake of getting on ebay last week... I've spent $242 in 10 days... finding it hard to stop watching the auctions... argh! Help me stop. Please.
  2. General Chat
    A week or so ago, someone posted in a thread about canning dry beans by just putting them in the jars with water and processing them. There was no pre-cooking involved, and the person who posted about that method also posted pictures. And now, of course, I can't find it! I don't think it was...
  3. Pets
    She died in her sleep between DH and I at 3:30 am 1-16, and was almost 20-1/2 to the day. We were really hoping she would make it to 25, but wasnt meant to be. She was all comfy with her comforter covering her and keeping her warm. I miss her so much, and have gone nonfunctinal for the past...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Would you pay your property taxes as assessed at full market value if your home has lost 50% or more in value due to a major disaster? We figure we lost about 80% some have no house at all and are expected to pay. For the first time in our lives we are "deadbeats". We haven't paid our school or...
  5. Relationships
    Today I got to meet and have lunch with a cousin of mine that I have not seen or heard from for about 50 years. It was a very, very good meet-up. I was a very apprehensive about how it would go, but to my great surprise we shared a wonderful time. Below is my cousin and me at the restaurant...
  6. General Chat
    I am so sorry I have been such a slacker with the Christmas card swap and all, but my sister health had taken a nose dive over the month of December and on Thursday the 5th of January at about 830 am she passed away with her husband and kids by her side at their home. I am at a loss for words...
  7. General Chat
    [SIZE="3"]I had to take some stuff to storage today and I saw this plastic file box I did not recognize so I opened it up and it was all my sons letters from high school and his awards. I started crying and I haven't been able to stop. Fern./SIZE]
  8. General Chat
    Please pray for a family, (my daughters best friend) They lost there 13 day old daughter . She passed due to co-sleeping . Please if anything pass the word on how dangerous co-sleeping is. Baby fell sleep on mommies chest and mommie feel asleep also. Baby could not turn her head far enough and...
  9. General Chat
    So a couple months ago I posted this thread about my husband losing his job: http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/140750-my-husband-lost-his-job.html Well a couple days after that my husband went up to Sacramento for a job interview. Great right? He was up there a couple days and I...
  10. Question and Answer
    I can not find my hidden valley ranch clone recipe. i have looked on the net and cant seem to find the one i used before either. It was just a dry mix recipe that I use for taco soup, etc. The only ones I am finding call for saltines and I am 90% sure the one i used before had dry milk powder...
  11. Support
    Yesterday Grandma (MIL) lied on me about something so petty I called her on it. Mean words were said on both parts and I have hit my knees and prayed for forgiveness for the mean thing I said. I told her she needed help for her addiction, and I was tired of her calling everyone begging for...
  12. Stockpiling
    someone ( yes we know who, but they feel bad enough and stuff happens, and it wasn't me ) didnt close the upright freezer door, it was open for at least a week. I lost everything that was in the door, and alot that was near the front of the freezer. I had just stocked it with a 1/2 beef. Some...
  13. General Chat
    My husband lost his job last week. I'm going into survival mode, trying to cut as many costs as I can. We are hoping to relocate from our 2300 square foot house to an 800 sq foot apartment, which will save about $1000 a month between rent and utilities. I put in an app for the apartment, say a...
  14. General Chat
    3 hours ago at 11.10 on Tuesday May 17th, my friend's mom closed her eyes for the last time. This is the message from my friend. "She went into Kidney failure yesterday and the meds she was on were a last resort, her heart couldn't work hard enough, we were going to bring her home with hospice...
  15. Pets
    She came in when my husband came home from work Tuesday night, around 1am. She walked in, then started stumbling around. She lay under the bookshelve for a day, then hid under the couch. Wouldn't eat, was falling down, wouldn't drink. All the symptoms of poisoning. We put her down last...
  16. General Chat
    with my oldest grandson. Today made the 5th. . .count it. . .5th time he has destroyed my earplugs that I use on my computer for listening to music. These earplugs costs $10 to replace. On every one of the 5 earplugs, he has torn off the bud that goes into my ears. Sometimes it's one bud. ...
  17. Stockpiling
    I am so bummed right now that I am speechless. The ants took over my stockpile cupboard and are swarming the pasta boxes. I do not know if the rice or beans are safe. I was too upset to even look any further. Sigh!!! I used coupons, deep discount sales and even had to pay regular price for...
  18. Frugal Living
    This article has believes thrift in the kitchen is a lost art. What do you think? What are your thoughts? Good housekeeping: the lost art of thrift in the kitchen - Times Online Nod to shp1055 who posted that a genreation had lost the art of cooking. Which made me search the net and I found...
  19. General Chat
    the baby today. She started to have problems 2 days ago. So I took her to Er. We were told she might lose the baby. Well she did. I am so ready for this year to end......2010 has been a lousy very sad year. Fern
  20. Pets
    Well, my cat never goes outside unless I am there standing on the balcony with her. Sure she used to escape sometimes when she was younger. It would freak her out but she still felt the need to do it. But there are still times that I run around this small apartment calling for her wondering...
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