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Mon Feb 8

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ThyPeace replied to the TEOTWAWKI board. 12:57 PM

Re: One Year Away

Not exactly what you mean, maybe, but I have wanted to put in a rain barrel and improve my garden beds for years. Maybe I'll learn the skills needed to do it this year.

ThyPeace, first skill is removing time from other things and applying it [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:40 AM

Re: Somebody must have made some $$$

I thoroughly enjoyed the halftime show. The colors of the flowers and in the stands, the fact that they actually had a marching band? Awesome. The music was pretty good, though someone had turned the mikes down on the main singers too far. [more]

Sun Feb 7

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ThyPeace replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:30 PM

Re: Update an old Open Letter

*Raising hand* DH and I were long distance (365 miles and four kids) for nine years. Three years before we got married, six years afterward.

ThyPeace, it's hard. Exhausting, actually. And hard. For us, it was worth it.

Fri Feb 5

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ThyPeace replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 12:53 PM

Re: ThyPeace mortgage payoff update

Thanks, Tico! I have to say that having two incomes, one house, and not having to spend $100 driving every week to see each other has been a huge benefit to our ability to pay things off.

ThyPeace, not to mention the increase in sleep, [more]

Thu Feb 4

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ThyPeace replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:56 PM

Re: Top 5 LBYM Tips?

LBYMer's,
What are the five most impactful LBYM actions in your life so far?

That's an interesting question, once I stop and read it carefully. It doen't ask, "What are the five most important things someone could do to
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ThyPeace posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 6:22 PM

ThyPeace mortgage payoff update

Just a brief update on my focused effort to pay off our mortgage. Here is the original (somewhat rambly) post on the subject :

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Tue Feb 2

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ThyPeace posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 9:44 PM

No really....

I probably don't want to hear more about that. Really. But thanks.

ThyPeace, because I know how that conversation goes already.

Mon Feb 1

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ThyPeace replied to the Get Organized! board. 9:43 PM

Re: Cold Turkey

I like the 15 minutes per room 3 times, then 15 minutes of rest method. With a timer. I also like really good, active music of your choice. And I like a cold beverage regularly. I'm pretty sure things look far less important after you finish your [more]

Thu Jan 28

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ThyPeace replied to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 2:12 PM

Re: Good read: Why the Calorie is broken

Thanks, steven! That is a really interesting article.

ThyPeace, still reading... long and full of good info!

Mon Jan 25

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ThyPeace replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 10:23 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

Oh so hard. I do offer up the moment of clarity you had, and the response you got from that clarity. Keep focused there, I think. It won't always work and it's a long road, of course. And I think it has great potential for [more]

Sun Jan 24

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ThyPeace replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:47 PM

Re: 'The storm of a generation'

Why dig?

Ha! Thanks, Dave! Excellent reminder of why we dig out. And yes, we could have driven DH's car around looking like that today, if we'd been able to move the car at all.

ThyPeace, there's a shovel-width gap all the [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 8:37 PM

Re: Kick Youngest Out?

I don't have much either, other than it's a really tough situation and not easy to deal with. And -- growing up is something that we all risk our lives to do. Hiding in his room doesn't keep him from growing older, though it may allow him to keep [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:13 PM

Re: Update

I wish I could rec your post a few more times, neveragain! So glad to hear that you're going to be able to do what you want to do over the next few years!

ThyPeace, looking forward to doing that someday.

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ThyPeace replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:39 PM

Re: 'The storm of a generation'

Oh, and "the storm of a generation" is a bit of a problem. I've lived in DC for 20 years now, and I have seen the following storms that were approximately the same size:

1996 (government closed for a week, no plows the whole time, [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:32 PM

Re: 'The storm of a generation'

I grew up in Wisconsin where there was plenty of snow, but not in one of the regular lake-effect snow belts. Nor-Easters are huge, powerful storms and from my perspective, worthy of some respect. DH and I were talking about it yesterday while we [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:24 PM

Re: SHUTDOWN in New York (of New York?) .

I think it's really interesting that I have lived in DC for almost all of its "top 5" storms. I can say that it's interesting because, at the moment, I am warm, dry, and have little work to do.

ThyPeace, shoveled a lot already, [more]

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ThyPeace replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:12 PM

Re: Happy husband

I'm married to the man who headed up Sunset Books (Cookbooks etc), General Mills Betty Crocker...

Oh lovely! Maryanne, please thank him for me. Those books are some of my favorites -- especially Betty Crocker of course! -- and I've [more]

Fri Jan 22

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ThyPeace replied to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 3:46 PM

Re: And now the other shoe drops.

Thanks very much, oncqueen. I really appreciate the thoughts from you and especially from your daughter. We have already done some of the things you both suggested, and will continue to do them. It's good to hear how the influence from others can [more]

Tue Jan 19

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ThyPeace posted to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 12:26 PM

And now the other shoe drops.

Just got word that DD is being kicked out of her singing group for immaturity and lack of sensitivity to others' needs. And for never stopping talking or moving. And for monopolizing attention.

Sigh.

All true, particularly in that [more]

Sun Jan 17

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ThyPeace replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:24 PM

Re: Cauliflower

I'll add a vote for cauliflower soup. Luckily, it works just as well (and much faster) with frozen cauliflower, so I usually buy a couple of 1-pound bags at the store to have for quick soups. Broccoli works just as well in those soups, if you want [more]

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