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Sat Aug 1

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PaintItBlue replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:03 PM

Re: What options other than Win10?

Just wondering, where are you finding out about how get the security the way you want it on the passwords & access rights?

I am also a bit leery of the forced updates. I've got slightly faster internet now, but I can remember some [more]

Tue Jul 28

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 AM

Re: Economic Hardship: ...

yup. been there, done that, still have some of the scavenged furniture... & I know it's been much worse for a lot of people.

It's too bad that even though it happens this often, some of those in power seem very lacking in compassion or [more]

Wed Jul 22

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PaintItBlue replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:11 AM

Re: How Reliable is Windows 10?

If someone signed up, do you think they can still delay it?

(Why do I imagine a mandatory update somehow going really, really wrong?)

Sat Jul 18

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PaintItBlue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:56 PM

Re: How far will your dollars stretch?

yeah, I don't think it's about money either. Which is a good thing. If it was all about the money & I was thinking about the house as an investment, I would be really bummed out about it.

But as a place to live, it's OK.

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PaintItBlue posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:13 AM

Cracks in cinder block walls

What's a good way to see whether cracks in cinder block basement walls are getting bigger over time?

None that I see are big. I think most were here in 2006.

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PaintItBlue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:07 AM

Re: How far will your dollars stretch?

IMO it is always an apples to oranges comparison.

Here, I can have a whole house, with yard, for less than some people pay for an apartment. For $60,000 you could probably get something good enough to move into.

Local beer, sausage, [more]

Mon Jul 13

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:00 PM

Re: OT: Seniors with dependent children and ACA

Maybe not as unusual as you would hope. There are "seniors" with teenagers of their own, but also there are grandparents who, when something happens to their children, wind up raising grandchildren.

Wed Jul 8

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PaintItBlue replied to the Get Organized! board. 8:18 PM

Re: Take Motivation from my Misery

Oh, my goodness. I hope you can find a better deal than that.

Is there a washer & dryer? Any chance the buyers might want them?

- Paint

Thu Jun 25

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:27 AM

Re: OT voting with your feet

Don't get me started on what's happening to Wisconsin, at the hands of the same people, one of whom is probably jetting around Europe or Asia at our expense.

I'm not complaining that I have to pay taxes. I can accept that. It's just that the [more]

Sun Jun 14

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:50 PM

Re: California Sinking

probably not, but we might see some of those people who moved out there from the midwest begin to drift back...

(& I would worry about damage to the aquifer too, pumping so much water out.)

Sat Jun 6

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:43 PM

Re: OT: Stock market is going down...

Just keep in mind, they have also been pushing culottes, and we haven't seen any.

Fri Jun 5

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PaintItBlue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:15 PM

Re: Which checkout line should you join?

Even better, find a store that has good cashiers and keeps enough lanes open at peak times. Then most of the lines will be fast.

Thu Jun 4

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PaintItBlue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:32 PM

Re: Eggses

Maybe some of these places could offer a two-egg omelet instead of a three-egg omelet.
Two eggs seems more of a normal size omelet to me anyway.

Sun May 31

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PaintItBlue replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:32 PM

Re: "Right to work"

This so-called right-to-work legislation has done nothing to help with unemployment or the economy in Wisconsin. Recovery from the recession is lagging behind other states. Property values have dropped around here (my house is now down about 40% from [more]

Sat May 30

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PaintItBlue posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:19 PM

Dumb smart phone question

OK, this is my fault for hanging onto an antiquated Samsung flip phone for so long, just because it worked well as a phone and fit into my pocket!

Now I've got this Samsung Galaxy Avant smart phone (Android, I think maybe it's the budget [more]

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PaintItBlue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:53 PM

Re: Alternative to Ebay: Tradesey

Same thing happened with my beloved New Balance 811 walking shoes. I was amazed when a pair of them, in my size and width, showed up on the clearance rack at a shoe store!

How's the delivery from this outfit? I gotta admit, I haven't [more]

Sat May 23

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PaintItBlue replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 2:43 PM

Re: New credit card effect on FICO?

I hope your move goes well.
Me, I would also tend to think of going for the awesome credit rating when getting a mortgage. Re-financing has, for me, turned out to be a total mirage.
Any chance that the dentist might let you make payments for [more]

Fri May 22

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PaintItBlue replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:08 PM

Re: Things I did not know about freeze proof faucets

I did not know that either. I took the hose off, but I guess that wasn't enough, and we had some really cold days. Fortunately the plumber who installed it also replaced the valve leading to it, so I was able to shut off the water to the hose faucet [more]

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PaintItBlue replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:00 PM

Re: Paint Color Choice Mistakes

My dad did the same thing with the dining room walls, I think it was when I was six. The color was something called "mushroom". And my parents (or maybe it was my mom) decided it was too dark & Dad re-painted it in a lighter [more]

Tue May 12

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PaintItBlue replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 11:07 PM

Re: S.E. Loosiana Gardening

Wow. You have been working hard! I have not done much yet, this year. I found some volunteer arugula, and ate it. There are some more around the garden area.
Harvested a few stalks from the rhubarb plant, which is huge.
Lilac bushes are [more]

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