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  1. Automotive
    Working on the DR plan, but have never agreed with the $1k clunker- where I'm from, a $1k car will be costing you another $500 a month in repairs, easy. Time to get rid of my '01, which at 132,000 miles is beginning to need extensive work, and we recently figured out we've been spending maybe...
  2. Health and beauty
    stupid............. I went to my son's for the 4th. I went swimming. I was outside maybe 1 hour. My feet are sunburned(never happened before) So are my arms and forehead. I didn't notice my feet until late last night. I don't stay out in the sun for long. I also have some sort of fever blister...
  3. Family
    So, in October, I told mom that I didn't want to have a houseful this year. Last year I had an extra 6 people stay here for a week. My SIL expected to be waited on hand and foot. Having 8 kids in the house, 3 newly adopted from an orphanage with parents who just wanted a break from them wasn't...
  4. Crockpot
    I just got a crockpot last weekend. I'd like to cook a whole chicken in it. I don't want any seasonings at all, just plain. Can someone tell me how to do this? Do I need to add water? High or low? And how long? Thank you!
  5. Question and Answer
    Ok I am going to vent here. When I was growing up my mother really empahsized watching what you say. Thanks so much Mom ! However it seems that lately people have been saying to me and asking me such rude things. It is unbelievable ? What ever happened to the basics like: "Think about what you...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    So I was going to make salmon with rice for dinner but the fillet looked funky so I tossed it (arg!). The rice is already going (just plain 1/2 white 1/2 brown rice) and I thought maybe I could use some kidney beans from my cupboard. So...what can I do with these other than just toss them...
  7. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Hi Everyone I work in an advice centre in the city. We have specialist units for housing, debt and welfare. (i am boring you with this just so you have an idea of how the centre works!) Just recently a couple were referred to the the debt unit. (incidentally not my unit-i am a specialist on one...
  8. Kitchen Basics
    I have a bunch of Roma tomatoes from my garden. I would like to make tomato sauce, but not a seasoned one, just plain for recipes. How would I go about doing this?
  9. Family
    Well here I am again. First I will tell you that my nephew passed away a week ago from a freak accident. I live in a totally other state from my family. When I was notified, I was so sadden, I called home to see what I could do. I was told that I could do nothing, by all of my siblings and my...
  10. Utilities
    I was goin g through my electric bill today. My Bill is $237.00 for one month. Total KHW usage $57.69. All the rest is tax or a surcharges or taxes on surcharges. Insurance because they send us a bill and and extra charge to send the bill. I keep lights and tvs off. unplug...
  11. Kitchen Basics
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  12. Freebies
    http://www.ptm.org/free1yrPT.asp
  13. General Chat
    I am such a guilt driven person - from the earliest years of my life  I thought if something went wrong I caused it somehow. talking on the boards here brings it right back home - if someone has a gripe or makes a remark I think its all aimed at me. You would think someone could outgrow a guilty...
  14. Frugal Living
    Which do you have?
  15. Candlemaking
    This really isn't about candle making, but candle embellishing.... I buy many candles on clearance and most at yard sales and decorate them..... Here's few things I have done....... I would just like to note that a pillar candle only burns down the middle, although it can leak wax down the...
  16. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    If you grab a bag of potato chips at the store, are they plain or with ridges?
  17. Leisure & Media Arts
    I watched "Armageddon" again last night and I am convience that Steve Bucemi is one of the strangest looking men on the planet. I think he is very funny, but just odd looking. It looks like he has 2 rows of teeth (like a shark). Other celebrities that I think are creepy.. Christopher Walken...
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