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  1. General Chat
    ask for the front passenger's license in addition to the driver's when making a traffic stop? My 18 y.o. son and I were pulled over because he didn't yield properly when making a right turn. He was in the wrong and I let him know when he was making the turn. The car that should have had the...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I know that's sort of a strange question, but here we go: I planted four Boynes a few weeks ago. Three of them have grown new canes and the canes are coming up from the ground. They're nice, established new canes. However, one of them isn't really doing so well. It has some growth to it, but...
  3. General Chat
    First let me apologize if I sound mean or selfish. In November I found out Ihave high blood pressure. So I decided to try and live a bit healthier with help from the dr. Well this made things worse if you can believe that. Brought on other things that never bothered me that won't go away. So I'm...
  4. Question and Answer
    My beans are splitting when soaked and now I am cooking them and the skins are coming off some. They are not expired. They are black beans. I used the two-day soak method I learned from youtube. Are the skins supposed to come off and will the beans split?
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was thinking, if you save 10% of your income. And say you are putting 7% of your income into retirement savings. What are the "normal" percentages for other things in life. Like what percentage of your income goes for "must have" bills, like electric, natural gas, garbage, water, basic phone...
  6. General Chat
    We are way ahead of them. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090907/ap_on_bi_ge/us_meltdown_new_frugality
  7. General Chat
    With all the buzz about Jon & Kate plus Eight, I though it would be nice to introduce you to a family with seven year old sextuplets and and 11 year old daughter who live right here in South Central Kansas. This family is just as normal as any other large family, and they LIKE it that way. They...
  8. Frugal Living
    Hi all, With my husband away and looks like he is going to be away for a few more month I am spending less. I am curious how much is the normal budget for one person only? What items in a stockpile a single person should have. $25 per week per person, but how much on bying things on sale...
  9. General Chat
    I could be doing something, but I always end up being bored. Surfing the web doesn't cure it. Going outside doesn't make it better. I could be knee-deep into something and I feel like I'm bored out of my mind. I've been doing the 'change of scenery' since YDS went to school and we've been...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well apart from the bills I have every month, right now I am seeing... Final doctor Bill---$82.79 I have been paying $50 a month but I really want it to go AWAY in September. We had about $1600 in medical bills as dh was in hospital at the new year so they are about gone. Step dds...
  11. Health and beauty
    What is a "normal" diet? Consumers and food industry pundits have it all backwards http://www.naturalnews.com/z019417.html I was describing the raw foods diet to someone the other day, and they remarked, "Well I'm not sure I want to do that. I don't want to do something so extreme," and I...
  12. Family
    My DS 1 (Ben) hit his terrible twos at 18 months. Three was worse than two (which I was prepared for) and the day he turned 4 he was my sweet sweet angel again. He just turned 5 in March and boy does he have an attitude. His preschool teacher told me it was normal for 5 year olds......but...
  13. General Chat
    I looked at my cat earlier and he looked funny. When I took a closer look I saw that one the long tooth on the bottom right was sticking out over his lip. At first I thought he just didn't close his mouth properly. Then I saw it was in a weird possition. I touched it and it was loose but...
  14. Support
    My husband and I have been married 6 years. We have a 6 and 4 year old. Right now the kids and I are sick as dogs. My son has been sick for a year and was misdiagnosed with allergies. We are now going to ENTs and such so we are working on getting him better but it's so hard to deal with...
  15. General Chat
    It's been a week around here, every morning it's something else. One morning I came home from work and went to take the dogs out, wanting to let hubby sleep in (it was Sunday) get out the door with 3 dogs (bloodhound loose, two little terriers on leashes). I hear squalling and screaming, if...
  16. General Chat
    our van has almost 75,000 miles on it, it is a 2001. It seems that since November it has needed a bunch of repairs. Now it has been acting up the past week, not starting the first time I try. Dh took the battery somewhere and it checked out fine. he cleaned it up real good and it worked...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Assuming you use your credit card like cash and pay it off each month, then having a cash back card can be like always having a 3% off coupon. The rewards structures of cash rebate cards are all over the map with different percentages and categories and stuff. There's a helpful calculator tool...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Although we are doing Dave Ramsey's plan, I am one of those people who need to save a little bit more to feel comfortable. If you are doing the TTMO, are you sticking to the $1000 Ef or putting in more? Do you drop out of your 401 K and pay off the debt then join the 401 K later, do you set...
  19. General Chat
    Our weather is crazy. For all of Dec. we've been about 10 degrees above normal. We've had about 5 hours of sun which is very abnormal. We are known to have the most sunny days in Canada during the winter time. We've had nothing but cloud and dense fog, so dense they've had to close...
  20. General Chat
    Gripey and I usually go out to eat and then ride around the back streets of our small town for a bit, come home, watch t.v. and go to bed a little later than our "normal" time of about 10:30 or 11. This is sooo different than it used to be when we had kids at home..... What's a normal Sat...
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