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  1. General Chat
    Today on the news there was a report about the wildfires burning in Colorado. One item that caught my attention was the statement that firefighters were evacuating people and pets using their fire engines. I started a thread a few days ago about setting up go bags for emergencies where we...
  2. General Chat
    We have been fighting septic issues for a couple of years now and a permanent fix would cost us $6000 with no guarantee the ground would perk properly. We didnt want to put the money into it when rumors were swirling of sewer hookup in the future so we have been buying time. The water company...
  3. 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 :(
  4. Frugal Living
    I found a local supply for milk, butter and cheese!!! It's organic and a little more costly than Walmart but NO opportunity for impulse purchases, so my grocery bill is waaaaayy down! The bad news is I made the mistake of stopping at the quilt/fabric store - so there went my savings ((GRRR))...
  5. General Chat
    Her area has been devastated with flooding. Her home isn't in livable condition. She had water higher than her kitchen counter tops in her home. She sent me a message to let people know that they are okay, but their home is not. I'm so sad to hear this news and hope that she and her family...
  6. General Chat
    I went for my follow-up WBS (whole body scan) after the RAI treatment & even after my treatment had been delayed for 2 months, none of the thyroid cells - good or bad - had spread. They were all congregated in my neck. So now we have to play the waiting game for the next 6 months....I'll be...
  7. General Chat
    A Eugene Police officer was shot and killed Friday. It was the first police death since 1934. What is even sadder is that I know his family. He and his wife had been married for 8 years they have a five year old daughter together and he was dad to her 11 year old daughter. The family and...
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    Tsunami dog reunited with owner - World - CBC News I think we need more good news stories!!!
  9. General Chat
    Two teenage boys got hit by lightening. A teacher saw it happen. One of the teens clothes literally burned off of him. The teacher went to try to help them, but they had no pulse. They said they were w/o a pulse for 38 minutes. Miraculously they lived AND not only did they live they are...
  10. Education
    I don't know if anyone remembers that my DH was planning to go to law school in the fall this year. We've been struggling lately trying to figure out how much we needed to save up for tuition and books for him because student loans wouldn't cover it all. Well, we got a letter from the law...
  11. General Chat
    My State on the news tonight. Pa has lost 40% of it manufacturing. 1/3 of Reading Pa. lives in poverty. (Reading Pa. is a rather short distance from me) I wonder how many are JUST above the poverty line. 12% unemployment rate. It went on to say a lot of small Pa towns are in the same...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This week our kid will be born. Signs point to healthy. Friday is payday. The payday that puts us over the top. That's right 100% (non-mortgage) DEBT FREE!!!!! on a $55-65k a year income. Here is what we've knocked out since late 2007: $18000 in timeshare debt $49000 in credit card debt...
  13. General Chat
    Bills are getting paid off, people are getting jobs (sometimes offers for more than one!!), custody battles are getting won for the best interest of the kids, villagers report being optimistic about the new year. :congrats: to the villagers! I think its wonderful and very encouraging. I hope...
  14. General Chat
    But today I decided to watch the evening news. :yikes: oh :yikes: They said tens of thousands protest in Egypt over high food prices and unemployment. :yikes: It's crazy, tear gas, people bleeding, rocking cars, water canons, rubber bullets. Wow, scary. So glad I don't live in Egypt.
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    :cheer4::cheer4::cheer4::cheer4: A former co-worker stopped by to see me yesterday and she has a new job title! District Manager of all of the Goodwill's in N. Texas!!! Whoohoo!!! She travels to each one and supervises all of the operations. I am going to put her on the lookout for some of the...
  16. General Chat
    CTV Edmonton - Officials investigate after dead birds fall from sky - CTV News 1000s of Deadblack birds fall from the sky. Solar Max Could Spell Trouble : Discovery News Solar Max Could Spell Trouble from Discovery News
  17. Bright Horizons
    So DD's teacher who I have had problems with went on mat leave. So she got a new teacher and she is great. She has a back ground in special ED. She is fairly young so she is willing to learn and work with me. I went and spoke to her tonight and she has been working with DD every day, and will...
  18. General Chat
    I thought the Good News/Bad News game could be fun to play. I'll go first The Good News you just find out that your new insurance with pay for eye doctor check ups The Bad News your family all had check ups at the eye doctor a week before the insurance switch and you owe the eye doc $400. The...
  19. General Chat
    My 16 year old DS and I were IMing on Facebook tonight, and he told me of his decision tonight to accept Christ and be baptized!! Wow! He's a basically good kid, but never too serious about life, carefree I guess is how I would describe him. Anyway, those of you who know the Lord will...
  20. General Chat
    :yikes: I wonder just how much of this is going on? Lawsuit filed against Filipino teachers' recruiter - San Jose Mercury News
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