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  1. General Chat
    We had helped ds1 buy a vehicle with matching funds back before we bought my current 2010 car. Since ds1 had a car and the offer from the dealer on trade in was a joke we kept the 2001 ford. The plan was ds2 could learn to drive on the old taurus and once he had proven he could save his $ we...
  2. General Chat
    I went to get a snack and relax with a computer game for 45 minutes until DH gets home, and the entire bag of ruffles is gone. DH admits he ate them. :angry: It's not the first time. He has his own snacks. He has diabetes and cholesterol problems and a history of heart problems in the family...
  3. Christmas
    Ughh, just got the dreaded email from DH's brother trying to get us to "go in" on an expensive gift for their mom. NO, THANK YOU!!!! That has got to be my biggest holiday pet peeve. Well, that and when people tell me 'I can't afford to buy you anything, so don't buy me anything.' Or my mom...
  4. General Chat
    I know there have already been a few threads about school supplies, how expensive they are, etc. We did our supply shopping this week, and I am just absolutely peeved. One of the supplies on DS's list is a particular type of notebook that is not sold anywhere reasonable. The ONLY place this...
  5. General Chat
    SO the 29th or 30th of last month, a salesman from Directv calls. Says that since I've been a customer for over 2 years (whoops make that since 2000) he can give me "new account deal" 1 year @ $29.95/ mo for the basic package free premium movie package for 3 months free showtime for 1 year...
  6. General Chat
    OMG - so I post on Craigslist under the free section - This is how the post read: Little Red Rooster looking for a new home. He is blind in one eye, and enjoys getting out of his pen to sleep in the trees - finds his way back into the pen in the morning:) Having a hard time keeping him...
  7. Frugal Living
    I just don't know if it is ever going to get better. I was reading the local paper yesterday and there was a piece on Duke energy raising our rates by 17 percent! Our pay has been cut in half this year and everything just keeps going up. I just don't know what we are going to do. We have...
  8. General Chat
    Seriously...i am trying to save money and dh will take the dish that he is using and wash it all by itself....he leave the water on and lets it run over and over...I swear like three gallons per one little bowl...I can't take it, it makes my skin crawl...I almost lose the filter from my brain to...
  9. General Chat
    Title says it all. That's how long it's been since it was on sale around here, my stockpile is completely gone. I used to buy 2-3 jars when the price went to $1.99 but it has to have been 6 months since I last saw it anywhere near that price. Well, on sale period. And Helmann's never seems to...
  10. Sewing
    :nrant:I was at walmart today walked back to where crafts and sewing supplies was looked all the material was gone except 2or3 parcel bolts,last time i looked probably around christmas time they had all kinds material and a lot of it.I am going try go to the other walmart store in town this week...
  11. Home Environment
    I am so angry, mainly at myself. I hate, hate, hate our oil furnace. :angry: This is only our second winter in this house, and I'm trying to figure out how much oil we need. Last winter was not a normal winter so it's hard to judge from that, and the people before averaged 5 fill-ups of a 350...
  12. Secondhand Shopping
    As part of our homeschool program, we have to f igure out a few things for PE. When the weather is warm, no big deal we have plenty ideas. But for cold weather, we have indoor options...pool, bowling, um...Wii maybe... well, we were thinking that since we as a family enjoy bowling maybe that...
  13. Utilities
    We got behind at the last house we were living at and they put us on a payment agreement for it. Well out of no where we got a disconnection notice the other day for $564 to get us caught up on the payment agreement. (We got behind on it when dh was out of work with his back and didn't get a...
  14. Relationships
    Soooo..... yesterday was my niece's baby shower. She's 25, and the baby daddy is 40+ and has multiple kids with multiple other women. Whatever. My daughter and I came about an hour early to help my sister get things ready, and there were about 25 guests. We eat, play games - all the usual...
  15. General Chat
    I ordered a textbook online last Friday because the bookstore at the college has no used ones in this particular book and the new ones are outrageously priced. The site I ordered from guarantees to buy it back so it will only end up costing me ~$50 instead of $150-$200. I paid for UPS two day...
  16. Utilities
    Sorry if this is not in the right place, I checked and wasn't sure where to put it. My electric bill has been running pretty high and over the last month I have really made a conscious effort to shut things off, unplug them etc. I unplugged the older (5years old) refrigerator in the garage...
  17. Green Living
    Ok so the Vegan thing is going great for Hubby and I , it's the kids I'm ready to kill. THEY HATE EVERYTHING. Every single meal is a struggle. I have even made great strides to find kid friendly recipes. It's not the meat that's the problem it's the dairy. Most of their old favorite meals...
  18. General Chat
    Is it me or is customer service becoming a dying art? It seems like everytime I go to the bank the teller says she doesn't have the quarters or dollar bill denomination I want. To which I say can you ask another teller? Which they do and whoolah!! All of a sudden they have the quarters or...
  19. General Chat
    As a rule dh and I make it a rule not to borrow $ except in a few select cases and if we can consider it a gift if need be so there are not issues later. Just wanted to say that so this all makes sense. I got a phone call him~ can I borrow $ my tires are shot and I have 2 got 300 miles for...
  20. General Chat
    So my laptop, which has been on life support for a while now, looks like it is going to die within days. I am thinking I will probably replace it with a desk top (cheaper), but even so, it's a stupid expense I don't need right now. I am debating whether to hold off, since I have a little...
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