Windowseat

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Wed Jan 20

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Windowseat replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:44 AM

Re: 'Make too much to pay my student loan'

I did suggest that the wife could stay home until the kids didn't need child care. But in the same sentence, I also suggested other options such as with downsizing to a less expensive house, or tracking spending to see where else cuts could be [more]

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Windowseat replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 12:34 AM

Re: 'Make too much to pay my student loan'

If they are going to make the decision to spend $30k a year on child care, while having the spouse work for an income that isn't enough to actually pay for the child-care and other associated costs like taxes, commuting, etc., then the responsible [more]

Wed Jan 13

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:08 AM

Re: Answered my question

In 2012, the Food Channel had a show called The Big Waste:

In Boston we have something called the Food Bank, where restaurants and hotels can contribute food that would be thrown out due to cancelled parties and waste. They help [more]

Fri Jan 8

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:54 PM

Re: Kids Don't Want Boomer Parent's Stuff

All handy stuff.. But getting dustier and dustier... Had to have that bandsaw, drill press, planer, jointer, all the routers, drills, saws, then the buckets of hammers! Had to have 'em! Then I forget all the other tools in drawers in the garage... [more]

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:51 AM

Re: Pay down HELOC or Mortgage

Mathematically, it makes no sense to create an e-fund, put it into a bank savings account and earn, maybe 1%, on it while paying 4%+ on your HELOC.

It might not make sense in terms of getting the most interest, but recent studies have [more]

Wed Dec 30

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:54 AM

Re: Annual budget talks?

What is special about the Dec/Jan calendar transition? How & why is that any different then the April/May transition?

Probably for the same reason we have New Year's resolutions rather than Easter resolutions. It's a time for [more]

Tue Dec 29

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Windowseat posted to the Windowseat's View board. 11:28 PM

Woodworking

I have developed a habit of watching woodworking videos. I don't know why. Mostly I watch people turning bowls on lathes, or Norm Abrams making furniture.

A couple of woodturners have an annual Christmas ornament challenge. You send in a [more]

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Windowseat replied to the Windowseat's View board. 11:06 PM

Re: I thought martial arts

The idea that this guy grabbed a kid by the ankle and hurt him seems to be against everything martial arts is about. The fact that another instructor called the police tells me that this is not normal behavior at the school.

Well, I [more]

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Windowseat replied to the Windowseat's View board. 10:56 PM

Re: Wondering, wondering

Smoked salmon.

Nancy

Mon Dec 28

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Windowseat posted to the An Open Letter board. 3:15 PM

An Open Letter

to the driver of the white car.

In a day filled with multiple frustrations that included the driver of a Honda Pilot who apparently believed he was not required to pay any attention to any car smaller than his, a bagger who, when asked to [more]

Thu Dec 24

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Windowseat posted to the Windowseat's View board. 2:16 PM

I thought martial arts

I thought martial arts involved self-control? About using your anger carefully, in a controlled manner?

A teacher throwing a five-year old in a way that causes the child injury is not generally seen as what martial arts is about.

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Windowseat posted to the Windowseat's View board. 12:27 AM

Past Candidates

A previous presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis, was interviewed by the Boston Globe just before Thanksgiving. Dukakis mentioned that he always saved his Thanksgiving turkey carcass and made soup out of it. He was so famous for this, friends and [more]

Wed Dec 23

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Windowseat posted to the Windowseat's View board. 6:53 PM

Wondering, wondering

A Christmas gift arrived in the mail today, and along with it is a gold-colored pouch. There is something sealed in the pouch, and I'm currently accumulating guesses as to what my used-to-be-strict-vegetarian niece and her husband-who-likes-to-hunt [more]

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:40 AM

Re: The great sexist rip-off:

CBS has a report on this as well.

http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/mens-products-often-cheape...

Nancy

Sat Dec 19

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:38 AM

Re: Buffet, Gates, Zuckerberg...

But today I learned the Americans say a Billion is only a thousand times a million, and that the Brits have also accepted that number....

How many years have you lived here?

Nancy

Thu Dec 17

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Windowseat replied to the Penguin Place board. 8:34 PM

Re: Work Update: The Phoenix

That's great news!

You can never tell how things will work. My boss was once roughed up in a deposition that left her angry and frustrated. The other side threw in the towel the next week. She'd done much, much better than she [more]

Wed Dec 16

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Windowseat replied to the Pet Lovers board. 8:50 AM

Re: Princess had to leave

I'm so very sorry.

Nancy

Tue Dec 15

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Windowseat replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:09 PM

Re: Frugal "Weirdos" Save 71% of their

I liked the post about the Thanksgiving leftovers. It reminded me of our former governor, Michael Dukakis, who collects turkey carcasses to make soup for the family.

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Wed Dec 2

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Windowseat posted to the Windowseat's View board. 8:34 AM

For any who are interested:

At 2:30 Pacific Time, Andy Weir (author of "The Martian") and Randall Munroe (of XKCD) will be doing a joint Facebook conference.

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Tue Dec 1

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Windowseat replied to the Windowseat's View board. 4:43 PM

Re: Christmas Gifts for Impossible People

Those look interesting. That scarf with pockets is something I could make. Just knit an extra long scarf, and sew up the ends to make pockets.

Thank you!

Nancy

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