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Mon Jun 1

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:37 PM

Re: Home Inspection

...don't need a formal written report. You need a guy to walk through and point out stuff while you take notes.

Last time I had it done, the inspector walked around and, while pointing stuff out, added notes to his pre-printed [more]

Sun May 31

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:04 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

I just don't like cooking for one...Buying for one is hard...

DD is single, and a couple years ago started getting Blue Apron. No menu planning or shopping: the ingredients and recipes are delivered, so she cooks fresh meals without [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:53 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

My condolences.

I'm not seeing a specific question, and am interpreting that as the floor is open for all comments, so mine is this:
I've run the numbers for the scenario of DH predeceasing me. The cost of his personal hobbies would go [more]

Sat May 30

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 1:21 PM

Re: Want to get organized in a hurry? Part Dos

Congrats! I hope all's going well with preparations.

Brings back memories of when I informed my parents that I'd be getting married shortly, and would be bringing my fiance to their house for them to meet. At their house, I chirped, "We [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 10:14 AM

Re: * gag *

All the best to you as you wade through each new challenge.

Thanks!

Hey, insomnia much? You've been in full-immersion elder-care mode for 7 years; I'm guessing it'll take awhile to decompress. Best to you, too!

Fri May 29

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 9:38 AM

Re: Alrighty then, me neither

Is there any way you can record him being himself, and let the siblings see what he's like normally?

I'll think about it, but my knee-jerk reaction is no, because:
- He'd object, and
- If they were interested, they could [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:01 AM

Re: Alrighty then, me neither

...he would totally rally for when she did come by...

Dontcha just hate when they do that?! My siblings are all convinced Dad's just fine, and I'm being a fussbudget. Luckily, DH often accompanies me to Dad's and has seen him at his [more]

Thu May 28

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YewGuise posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 2:30 PM

Alrighty then, me neither

Living as I do about an hour's drive from Dad, I visit him 2 to 4 times per month. My siblings, living from 2 to 20 hours away, visit him 1 to 3 times per year. I see the decline. They don't, not only because they're generally not there, but also [more]

Tue May 26

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YewGuise replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:53 AM

Re: Best time to buy a Prius?

Thanks.

Btw, the link I posted isn't working now. Here's another one, that I like even better: [more]

Mon May 25

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YewGuise posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:23 PM

Best time to buy a Prius?

DD's leaning toward a new Prius, sometime between now and December. Any suggestions regarding timing?

USAA's summary of the best time time to buy a new car makes sense: [more]

Tue May 19

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:14 AM

Re: * gag *

update

I had Abena's sent, and got a phone call, "Send them back! I don't need them. I'm doing OK." So I said OK, next time I'm there I'll pick them up and send them back. (I'll really just set them aside for later; they're [more]

Fri May 15

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YewGuise replied to the Imp This Ride board. 7:38 PM

Re: Confession

I've told my family over and over that ... I'd like them to make some effort....
I realize I'm being cranky. But, it's just the way I feel.


Totally justified.

(((Hardboiled)))

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:38 PM

Re: graduation gift ideas?

...He likes to travel...

I'm thinking a good gift would be something that:
- doesn't take up room in a suitcase,
- isn't travel-related (because if it is, he probably either already has it, or doesn't want it).

That [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:13 PM

Re: Confession

I make sure to make Father's Day special for DH.

Well, I guess you won't be doing that any more, right? Right?
Not to make him feel bad (necessarily), but because "Hallmark Holidays" are not everyone's thing, so no [more]

Wed May 13

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YewGuise replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:59 AM

Re: Adventure

Welcome home!

Next year, she'll have a car on campus, and life should be easier.

Yep, that'll make things a lot easier.

DD informed us her freshman year that she needed a car, and we didn't believe her. Were there [more]

Tue May 12

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YewGuise replied to the An Open Letter board. 5:17 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Just say 'yes' or 'no'.

Well, I don't really know, so I'll just say "maybe."

Sun May 10

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:57 PM

Re: Getting tape residue off glass plate

A solvent, such as mineral spirits, Goo Gone, or Oops. I usually just skip to Goof Off, because that's the strongest & quickest.

Available at all hardware stores and paint stores.

Thu May 7

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YewGuise replied to the Imp This Ride board. 5:05 PM

Re: Adventure

It would be a real hassle for her to ship stuff or store it, so I'm on the road.

Alrighty, but if it doesn't all fit in your DH's vehicle, I've found that UPS, FedEx, and storage units are no hassle at all. So, Plan B.

Have a [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:38 AM

Re: Eliminating Smoke Stench

I think of smoke as similar to mold & mildew: I assume it's behind the walls, and therefore treating surfaces of walls, ceilings, & floors, no matter how thoroughly, will not eradicate it.

Personally, I'd buy a smoker's house only if [more]

Wed Apr 29

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 10:46 PM

Re: * gag *

He's been incontinent for over a year, and luckily has been a good sport about using Depends. After a BM, he takes a hot shower; so the silver lining is that the incontinence problem forces him to shower more often than he would otherwise. The [more]

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