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  1. General Chat
    Seems like a lot of us are having some strange weather. I've been taking some pictures of what it has looked like around here this fall and winter. Enjoy! We had a beautiful fall, so included a pic of the gorgous trees around the house. That led into an ice storm and snow in December. The...
  2. DIY
    My house is age 7 and the appliances are having a 7 year itch! The toilet runs like crazy no matter what we do. The little lid just wont close, even after cleaning it a few times, & replacing surrounding parts. My oven one time heats 55 degrees cooler and food take 2 hours to bake 20 minute...
  3. Health and beauty
    So, here's my weird question, is the scenario true of American health care: Mary X goes to the hosptial for some issues, is charged $5,000, insurance picks up 80%, leaving Mary X with $1000 to pay. She is on a limited income and cannot. She settles with the hospital for $300, a $700...
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  5. Waste not Wednesday
    Well it is 17 degrees here and DD is sick so I have home today. (Yeah) So far I have gotten dressed and eating breakfast. On the agenda for the day 1. Laundry 2. do a couple of audits for a friend 3. Finish cleaning up office 4. Work on DD's room. 5. craft
  6. Waste not Wednesday
    Well today is turning out to be very busy. 1. have to take DD and a couple of friends to the movies 2. Take items to thirft store. 3. Finish cleaning up office 4. Laundry Hope everyone has a great day
  7. General Chat
    I am sitting here getting emails about Thanksgiving, and notices about Black Friday from their web site, and looking at my Mickey Mouse avatar, wondering what the #($& is up with our weather... It is 68 degrees out... Here in Oregon, it is usually in the 40's or 50's MAYBE.... Right now I could...
  8. Waste not Wednesday
    I think we're gonna be staying close to home today. Got a few things going on, but it's gonna be a beautiful day. I'll try to enjoy the outdoors for a while too. For me today it's: ~Clean the kitchen ~Finish the laundry I didn't finish yesterday ~Workout ~Lunch and supper with Gripey and dd...
  9. Easter
    Our snow level is down to 2000 feet.. They have a winter storm advisory pretty much in all the mountain passes... I cannot believe the weather this year... We have been drowning in rain again for the second time this year... I know that Oregon seems to have a lot of rain, but this year it is...
  10. General Chat
    it's sunny! oh, it's, no hailing again...oh, look, snow! yeesh what a day of weather!! How about your weather??
  11. General Chat
    Last year, at the beginning of the new year, we had a foot of snow and sub zero temps. The same as we had a few weeks back. Blake had an extra week of "winter" break because of the weather. Today about half our grass is green and all but the walnut trees have buds on them. I just put all...
  12. General Chat
  13. General Chat
    I don't know if I've mentioned the lighting problems we've had with the living room...but our house will celebrate it's 100 th Birthday next year...You can imagine that lighting is next to non-existant in some rooms... ANY HOW...We need a lamp over the pool table...It's TOO dark to aim properly...
  14. Support
    I found this addy in Women's World...thought you all would have fun and possibly find something useful, too. I did!
  15. Chocolate
    1-1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 3 tbsp cocoa 6 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup cold water Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all dry ingredients into an ungreased 9x9 inch cake pan. Make a well in the center and pour the...
  16. Waste not Wednesday
    Good morning! Today is my beautiful baby's 2nd birthday! :cake: Happy Birthday Courtney!!!! :hocus: Will someone stop my kids from growing up? I wish I could freeze them in time. Ashlee will be 15 soon :ugh: She is becoming such a young lady. I started dating her dad when I was 15-that...
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