I am the same..not a neat freak but does have to be reasonable..... moreI am the same..not a neat freak but does have to be reasonable..but house is clean or at least it gets cleaned ..with pets and kids always looks like I didn't do anything. I can't relax in a dirty house and yes I judge people with filthy houses..won't say anything but doesn't mean I will hang out there much.
That is nice Map..maybe you can get one of the grandkids to get ... moreThat is nice Map..maybe you can get one of the grandkids to get the bedding out. I know I keep a bit too much but I like having a couple extra sets of sheets plus extra for sleepovers. hard to get decent sheets now. at least there was a wardrobe closet built in downstairs in the basement..keep some clothes there too like my wedding dress and dh wedding suit.
nice to have someone to hand clothes down too. have a guider friend coming to look at dd old clothes. at least a tray and 3 big garbage bags full are out of the basement and into the thrift store.
got 2 big green bins full of yard stuff for the garbage men. rhodo bush , trumpet vine etc. less
Managed 2 no spend days over the weekend, but the front end of t... moreManaged 2 no spend days over the weekend, but the front end of the car is making a very very bad noise (hoping it's just a brake caliper and not an axle or wheel or bearings...etc etc etc) so that won't be cheap. I'm eating what I have and got one box of triscuits so I can make the most of my tuna stash for the rest of the week rather than buying major groceries.
Nope! No honey for me the first year. I am letting t... moreNope! No honey for me the first year. I am letting the bees have 100% of their product, about 1 deep 8-frame super plus a few frames of honey in the main brood box, for the winter. NEXT year if there is extra, I'll take that. We had a 2 week setback in production in both hives a month ago. Maybe the queens were killed by yellow jackets or spray, but production and brood seem to be picking up in the last 2 weeks.
I've bought bags of towels from goodwill a couple of times in th... moreI've bought bags of towels from goodwill a couple of times in the last year for messy projects, 10$ for a garbage bag size, 5$ for a smaller bag. random towels but you can kind of check the color. In 1 big bag and 1 small one, I've gotten about 6 really nice bath towels total. Canon brand 100% cotton with no visible wear. In addition I've gotten probably 20 hand towel size towels and 6 or so not so pretty, but in good shape, bath towels. All have been pure cotton. It's funny that I'm still using my old towels since these "new" used towels are in better shape. I should swap them out. The last bag had an assortment from the 1960s and 70s in crazy colors and patters so I've been using those in my cabin just for amusement. With a 2' by 40" "bathroom" changing the hand towel over the purel-station redecorates the whole room. less
Please if you are a friend has a prayer need, post it here. We n... morePlease if you are a friend has a prayer need, post it here. We need to support each other through the hard times.
We slowed down over the summer. I have been away, no computer or working like crazy. Lets keep this going. Babs
Many military veterans enter federal civil service after they le... moreMany military veterans enter federal civil service after they leave active duty.
They can "buy back" their active-duty time in the civil service with the military service credit deposit, but a number of veterans also choose to keep drilling in the Reserves or National Guard. If they reach at least 20 "good years" in the Reserve/Guard then they're eligible for a military pension at age 60.
Surprisingly, federal civil-service employees (and some state civil-service employees) can not only buy back their military time-- they can also collect both the civil-service pension and the Reserve/Guard pension.
Here's a post that answers a reader question with the references from both the civil-service and the military regs:
I know a lot of us are always looking for ways to make things la... moreI know a lot of us are always looking for ways to make things last longer or reuse them
Thank you for providing a resource like this. My situation is rather mild, but the numbers are rather extreme.
I have some federal student loans and two different companies for private student loans. I have $70,000 in student loans, and I am not able ...
Dear Steve, I graduated with my bachelors degree in Studio Art with a concentration in digital imaging. I attended a religious institution for graduate school, hoping to obtain my master's, teach, and then my Ph.D. Due to life and my BA being useless, I had to take a lower...
Dear Steve, I have two private student loans serviced by Navient ($15,000 and $16,000). I pay $262/month, which is almost interest only.
I also have several credit cards totaling $12,900 and a personal loan through Avant for $7,800. I make minimum payments on the ...
by Rick Kahler
Both fee-only financial planning firms and companies that sell financial products are beginning to see some unintended consequences from the recent Department of Labor fiduciary rule.
The rule requires that all financial advisors who deal with an investor's r...
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