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  1. General Chat
    I happened to look to see who was online and noticed it was a rather long list. Then I noticed a lot of the names in that list are very similar, anyone have a clue as to what might be going on? here's who I see on now: ANGLSCRUB, AP102209, chickadee-7815, chowder, cieras, craftypam, daylily...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I have a community garden which I "inherited" this year. Last year I had a different plot so I was eager to see what the new plot looked like. I have checked on it a couple of times but it has been cold and rainy so I haven't planted or even rototilled it yet. Hopefully it will be rototilled...
  3. General Chat
    A few days ago I bought a container like this The Container Store - Snack & Dip customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings They had been priced $1.97 and I had passed them up, to expensive But when I found them at the check out marked $1 I bought one. It was a big hit and...
  4. General Chat
    Every winter I put out food on our deck for our feathered friends,and some furry ones too.We always get lots of visitors every year.This year is so different,as we have barely seen any.The Bluejays would come and scream and even tap on the window if there was no food out,this year food goes for...
  5. 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
  6. Success Stories
    It's the first of the month and I don't have all those credit cards due. This is a strange feeling I can get used to. I get paid today and have a few bills to pay. I get paid 3 times this month in which my bills will have already been paid. I can now figure out how to pay down my mortgage and...
  7. General Chat
    First, let me tell you that I was just done w/radiation for a brain tumor. I suffered from seizures then and still do today. As a "reward" for getting through radiation, hair loss and a terrible year dh and I and a large group of friends decided to go to a Grateful Dead concert in D.C. It was...
  8. Family
    I believe that I had already mentioned this but the definite news reached us yesterday evening. Dh's brother and psycho (wife nr 3) are definitely splitting up. Tomorrow she will be looking for alternative housing for her and their son. Now I am not saying that I am sad that she will be leaving...
  9. General Chat
    So I'm getting the usual calls from candidates as election day is coming up. Today I got a call from a sweet little girl's voice - begging me to vote for the local school's bond over-ride . . .That seriously pissed me off . . it's a great school district and it's helped my property value...
  10. General Chat
    I got to log in, it takes me back to the long in page..
  11. Stockpiling
    I have been stock piling along with my food and HBA sheets and towels and hand towels , wash clothes , band aids , first aid items , books , blankets and sweaters . Among other things, I have been finding really great deals new and used on these items I really do not like paying full price for...
  12. Just Tips
    Doctors have come across some baffling day-to-day ailments, but few conditions are as strange as these 20 disorders, which range from biological to psychological to cultural in nature. Foreign Accent Syndrome Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a speech disorder that causes sudden changes in...
  13. General Chat
    FV is not the only forum I frequent, which is probably true of all of us. I spread my internet time between left-wing forums, right-wing forums and lots of forums in between. (Don't worry, this thread has nothing to do with politics.) For the last couple of weeks I have noticed a strange...
  14. General Chat
    http://weburbanist.com/2008/08/10/15-of-the-strangest-themed-restaurants-from-buns-and-guns-to-cannabalistic-sushi/ ok - granted, we don't eat out much but . . . . I'm not sure if I put this in the right place but really, comments please!
  15. General Chat
    Aagh! When I posted my latest message and then reread it, I noticed that a word was missing and in another place I read "spam! better fried than..." (don't remember what else). What the heck happened?! :)
  16. General Chat
    Ok I cought a garden bandit(eating broccoli) in my have a heart trap & want to take him for a ride to frolic elsewhere. How far do you think I need to drive to make sure he doesn't come back,lol? Oh it's my groundhog friend, was hoping it wasn't him.
  17. Family
    I had given up hope of ever adding to the family. Our biggest concern was, we couldn't give both children the same lives. My family isn't in the picture and the Old Man's family is all 'down south'. DD's grandparents live 10 minutes away. We couldn't financially give a second child the same...
  18. General Chat
    I had an epiphany today while I was walking in to my kitchen a few minutes ago... I am going to write a cookbook! I have a ton of recipes scattered all over the house in notebooks, 3x5 cards or scraps of paper. I am going to actually compile them in to one place. The majority of them are...
  19. Frugal Living
    Good afternoon everyone, Well, I think I mentioned that DH was going to quit his job and go back to taking care of the house, cooking, cleaning, remodeling, etc. while going to school....he felt like the job was interfering with his heavy school schedule and the quicker he can get his degree...
  20. General Chat
    My dad passed away in June, my mom 3 years ago. My sister is executrix of the estate. We sold the house, and everything is supposed to be split 50/50. When I went up there in June, she already had most of the expensive stuff in her house. All I got was the china, and only because I packed it...
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