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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    We've done this before. We've taken in ESL students. Twice it has backfired on us. Not sure if we want to try a third time. The first time a man came and his wife lived elsewhere. It lasted all of three weeks and he was gone. The second time was a young lady who was supposed to stay just...
  2. General Chat
    :eek: I'm so scared :nerv2: and happy for him at the same time:ack:..I know he can't wait to be more independant! I know I need to let him grow up... I'm so afraid he will get into a accident and die :weeping: It's hard to let go of my babies....
  3. Frugal Living
    Before the end of December our family made the commitment that January would be a no eat out month after spending way too much on eat outs last year. My family has done very well with it but my dd kept saying that we were going out feb 1st for sure! I kept saying no we are not. Well Dh...
  4. Careers
    Moving at the end of this school year to be with my LDR BF. I am leaving my current job of 14 years, EEEK. Kinda freaked out about that because of all I hear on the news about the job situation out there. According to my calculations, I would need to make $13 an hour year-round job to equal...
  5. Home Environment
    yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and take pictures of our home to post. I still feel like poop from the mini stroke so it is not up to par. What I noticed was that you need to see it through someone else's eyes. I noticed a lot stuff I have overlooked. Pick up your camera and what do u...
  6. Simple Living
    I have been looking at the "stressors" in my life. Debt - We are working at paying down our debt and we are not incurring new debt at this time. Having a plan in place makes life much less stressful. Mail/Paper/Email - Having piles of paperwork and whatnot around is very stressful. I am...
  7. Frugal Living
    Lately there have been some advertisements for adding solar panels to the home. If you produce more than you use, you could get a credit according to the one commercial. Ok, so I thought this could be a good thing. For a cost of $1500 they could set it up for you, with $40/mo fees to maintain...
  8. Vacations and Travel
    On Friday we leave for atlantic city!!! DH and I both love poker and not to toot my own horn but I am pretty good at it. We both play in 2 poker leagues which once a week a whole bunch of people meet up and play poker for free. Every 3 months if you beat everyone you get a $100 voucher to play...
  9. Education
    So I am hoping when my mental health is better that I am going to be able to go to college. It has been a long time since I was in school; I have my OSD, but no grade 12 credits. So tonight I went to the local High school night program and am now taking Grade 12 College prep English. I will be...
  10. General Chat
    I've been taking advantage of all the savings wherever possible to buy gifts this year. I've been getting % off, $10.00 off etc to buy Christmas gifts this year and its working out pretty well. I've manged to get some nicer gifts this way. Just picked up another at our Tractor Supply. I had got...
  11. General Chat
    So many of you know that my life's pretty much a wreck right now. We're in the process of trying to move, sell the house and get settled into a new one. As such, I'll need to take a leave from the forums until at least the end of October. I'll be way too busy to keep up on things, as we're...
  12. Health and beauty
    I have been trying to get back into the habit of running for a variety of reasons. I want to be healthy. I want to get in shape. I don't want to be fluffy. I want to feel good about my body and not obsess over it. Stress Relief. Etc. Etc. Today, I am taking the plunge. I am signing up to...
  13. Home Environment
    Anyone have them? Anyone know how to discourage them? I only see a few in the bathroom and if I leave stuff on the basement stairs. I hope I'm not packing up their babies in my boxes. :rolleyes: Does anyone do anything for them? I just try to keep clothes off the bathroom and laundry room...
  14. General Chat
    I would like some insight to see if I am taking this the wrong way. Prom is tomorrow. We paid the tad under $150 to rent our sons tux. No problem~ glad to do it! I told him he was in charge of his dates corsage , dinner etc. I was confused when I picked up the flowers because his boutonniere...
  15. General Chat
    Do you ever get fed up with home and reach a point where you just need the whole place to yourself? Even if it's just for a few hours? :gaah: I'm so there. The wife took her dogs for a 2 hour walk last weekend and O M G was the peace and quiet ever nice. No radio, no TV, no dogs, wife or any...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I decided this is what DH and I are going to do since the bank won't remove and refund those overdraft fees. Dad suggested it and its only like $20. I can sue up to $3000 but we will only be doing the cost of the overdraft because I don't think I need to sue for anything. Wish I could sue for...
  17. Health and beauty
    I read something on the web last week that a model said to take the stairs 2 at a time to halp firm the buttocks. So I tried it, been doing it all week at work and it's really been no big deal, I already take the stairs rather than the elevator every day, at least 5 - 6 times per day and their...
  18. Frugal Living
    Every so often my parents do some major thing to help their kids out. They like to keep it private between us sisters but sometimes we do talk. :D For example they paid for major car repairs for my sister. The other sister, Lord knows what. I mean so needy. With me they treat me with a major...
  19. General Chat
    Vegas. Let me expalin...... My DS2(13) is in a football tournament over Thanksgiving week(end) we will be leaving on Wed 11/25 and returning to good ol' Cali on Sun 11/29. Its gonna just be me and my 3 boys and I must say I am quite excited!!!! I have NEVER done anything with my boys without my...
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I think they deserve it. If you own a small business and the business is failing YOU take the paycut.. why doesn't this apply to corporations? Last year's 'bonuses' bothered me and ticked me off so much, I'm glad these greedy bankers are getting their due after what they have done to the...
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