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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:33 PM

Re: DIY roman shades

I finished making my first two roman shades.

The first one was completely made from scratch. I bought cotton fabric (like you would use in a quilt) and lined it with Roc-lon. The fabric is a little thin but I loved the pattern (an [more]

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FiddleDeeDee posted to the Aruba's Isle of Revenge board. 3:59 PM

How is it going, Tony?

Keep us posted on your quitting smoking!

Fifi

Fri Aug 22

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Aruba's Isle of Revenge board. 1:23 PM

Re: I Have and Announcement!

.... and how did you do it? Cold turkey?

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Aruba's Isle of Revenge board. 11:50 AM

Re: I Have and Announcement!

Today is Day 10 of not touching a cigarette!! I've finally quit after about 40 years of smoking.

Excellent news, indeed! Time for a piratey party!!

Fifi

Wed Aug 20

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:28 PM

Re: Completely OT: trashcan on desk

I recently started work at a new building. To change my trashcan bag, my new janitor puts my trashcan on my cubicle desk to put a new bag in. This really bothers me. I tried to cover my desk with papers to leave him no space; he takes it to [more]

Tue Aug 5

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:27 PM

Re: DIY roman shades

Thanks, Mike! I will look for the new technology. That is brilliant what you did with the magnets.

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FiddleDeeDee posted to the Aruba's Isle of Revenge board. 11:01 AM

On topic, for once!

I just learned how much information Intelius has on me that is available just by a google search. Really pi$$ed me off! I am going to send in a request that they delete my info.

And for my Revenge (hahah), I share with you all - this is [more]

Mon Aug 4

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:57 PM

Re: DIY roman shades

Thanks, 2gifts! I got sew on rings, leech line Dacron,cord condensers, a cord lock, iron on rib tape, and several 5foot rods of plastic dowel. That's why shipping was so high. In the future, I will pick up wood dowels in the hardware store. I needed [more]

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FiddleDeeDee posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:25 AM

DIY roman shades

I am making my first roman shade and to do so I bought my supplies from sailrite.com. It's a little expensive to use their products, so I am wondering if anyone knows of a cheaper source for Roman shade hardware. [more]

Fri Jul 25

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:53 PM

Re: Insulating roof

Does insulating the inside of the roof in addition to standard attic insulation help? In theory, it should help lower the temperature in the attic, but it is rarely done.

It helps tremendously.

We have a colonia with a high [more]

Wed Jul 23

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 1:48 PM

Re: Airline miles?

We just got a Capital Venture card last week. We wanted to keep DH's work expenses separate from our household expenses and thought we would try it and get some benefit for ourselves at the same time. Don't have any track record for it yet, [more]

Mon Jul 21

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 5:52 PM

Re: What is the best way?

I have to do this alone.

Unfortunately you can't. You are a partnership and you will not get anywhere without the other.

He must be on board or you won't make any progress.

Fifi

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:55 AM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

Fascinating stuff, Goofyhoofy. Thanks for bringing it up. I've been interested in what the future would look like since my teens, reading sci fi by Isaac Asimov, et al.

I wonder what part virtual reality will play in our everyday lives as AI [more]

Fri Jul 18

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:40 AM

Re: Counter-top toaster oven

In the past, I had the use of one and liked it. Like you say, it's good for heating things you don't want to heat up the entire oven for, and is a good addition to that large dinner gathering to heat rolls, etc. You could probably make the toast in [more]

Tue Jul 15

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:48 PM

Re: electricity funk, too

A company called Solar City has been showing up all over the neighborhood where I live. Three homes I pass just going to and from work have solar panels on their roofs. And this is in Massachusetts, and the neighborhood has lots of trees - DH is [more]

Fri Jun 27

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:02 AM

Re: Charitable donations

I rarely post anymore. I only do today because I get tired of bigotry that is expressed regularly and that goes unchallenged. Bigotry against religion, no matter how trendy and smart it is these days, is still bigotry.

Just please be [more]

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:44 AM

Re: Charitable donations

I would think a large portion of that goes to church/synagogue/house-of-worship tithing - which IMO is different than other forms of charitable giving if that house-of-worship is a part of how one socializes. To me it seems more like supporting [more]

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Aruba's Isle of Revenge board. 9:36 AM

Re: P'rhaps they be waitin' fer Talk Like a Pirate..

Dontcha think this bee a mighty large passel of pirates?

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/procrastinating-pirates-don-t-a...

Why [more]

Wed Jun 18

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:52 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

Download a radio streaming app (like Iheartradio) either on your PC or smartphone. I have only used this app to listen to music, however noticed that they also have both local and national News channels.

Thanks for this tip. I have an [more]

Mon Jun 16

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FiddleDeeDee replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:46 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

I don't expect all free news, but would like more reasonably priced news. I've allocated $25/month for the purpose, which seems like plenty to me. The hubster's online NYT takes up $15. My Dish takes 20/12 = $1.67. I subscribe to online Consumer [more]

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