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Sun Apr 13

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cabinsmama replied to the RAGS board. 9:52 AM

Re: Update on life, cats, kids, etc

Thanks, Ishtar ((Ishtar))

Actually, I went back to your posts about your Pumpkin once he popped up in a search for cats and cancer, and seeing his course was very helpful, even with all the sad. I felt like I had some concrete things to look [more]

Sat Apr 12

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cabinsmama replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:06 AM

Re: Are we losing practical life-skills?

I've known a LOT of poor people. Can't think of one that was poor due to inability to fix tires. In fact, more often than not, they had more skills than I did in hands-on practical life skills; minor engine repair, carpentry, fix-in type tasks. [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:17 AM

Re: We need atheist candy

Peeps shaped like atoms?

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cabinsmama posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 7:54 AM

IRL

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I told you someone I love has terminal cancer, but a several paragraph political/conspiracy theory screed on Big Pharma and ending with "hope he's brave enough to say no to chemo and take laetrile [more]

Fri Apr 11

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cabinsmama posted to the An Open Letter board. 7:55 PM

An Open Letter

Dear new daughter-in-law,

I did not mean to exclaim "G***** moth**-F***er" in your ear while on the phone. But I'd just learned about a family member's terminal cancer and we right then barely avoided a wreck by DH swerving off the [more]

Thu Apr 10

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cabinsmama replied to the Television Banter board. 1:26 PM

Re: Justified Season Finale

It took me a minute to realize he was Skyping with Winona. I wondered why he seemed to be watching daytime tv...

I kind of want one of the last lines of the series to be "The fact that we dug coal together don't mean [more]

Wed Apr 9

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cabinsmama replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 9:02 AM

Re: iphone 5s as sole wifi source?

Thanks! We got her set up and I warned her about Netflix. She connected directly to her laptop with a usb cable and set it up with no problems.

I also saw that I have this on my 4s (got it after I had the MiFi) so maybe I can drop the MiFi [more]

Tue Apr 8

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cabinsmama posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 5:21 PM

iphone 5s as sole wifi source?

DIL has a new iphone 5s and it's on our data plan. They want an internet connection just for a few months so they don't want to sign up through TWC. Is it possible for her phone to be used as a hotspot for their laptop? What about netflix, etc. [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:07 AM

Re: PayScale study: poor returns college degree

I really enjoyed the "Profound Disconnect" site. And I resent implications that not going to college = stupid and uneducated. DS has a respectably high IQ but is wired so that classroom learning with no immediate practical application [more]

Mon Apr 7

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cabinsmama posted to the RAGS board. 1:58 PM

Update on life, cats, kids, etc

Gosh, it's been forever.

Life is roller-coaster-y. As some probably know, DS got married 2/14. We love her (didn't love that 2/14 saw the biggest snowfall in decades, but we managed) and they're expecting a little girl in August. Lots of [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the An Open Letter board. 12:57 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Yeah, when did America On-Line become a thing again? And, you know, entertaining?

Anyway, yeah, that's one of the side benefits of SNAP...hours of entertainment (oh, man, if you only knew how much...).

cm

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cabinsmama posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:24 PM

Closed Caption snafus

I don't know how the networks source the rendering of closed captions for shows, but I've been doing a lot of head-shaking now that HBO has been showing "Deadwood" marathons. Even on the DVDs, I got used to the goof of the line including [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:06 PM

Re: PayScale study: poor returns college degree

I don't think there's any college degree out there that can compensate for negative work environments, unrealistic cost-cutting measures, office politics, etc. Or that has much to do with whether or not you have a co-worker as a bestie.

The [more]

Sat Apr 5

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cabinsmama replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 11:21 PM

Re: Not still

Oh,man...between this and the "your liberal arts degree is not worth anything" my head is spinning.

My liberal arts degree, and DH's, and the jobs they got us, makes it possible to keep a housekeeper on frakking retainer. Which is [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:32 PM

Re: DIY + $10,000 =. Home Sweet Home

Nothing against composted people poop I guess, "night soil" and all that. But keeping feces in a "litter box for humans" with a toilet seat (their words) layered with just cedar shavings until they take it to the composting bin [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 3:33 PM

Re: Um...

Not a bully at all. You're one of the most compassionate folks around when somebody is struggling. There was almost a sort of acknowledgement that he was wrong...then he had to go on the attack.

I've noticed a lot of posts recently that are [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:57 AM

Re: DIY + $10,000 =. Home Sweet Home

Their space is cute and ingenious, but this feels more like "DIY + $10,000 + parents who lend you power, storage space, free land, etc. = Home Sweet Home.

Not crazy about their assumption that just taking building supplies from [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the An Open Letter board. 10:42 AM

Re: An Open Letter

I love my "Notes" app. That and my calendar with alerts app are lifesavers. Now if there was just an app to remind me that I made a note...guess that's still a wetware issue!

cm,
has been known to use the camera to take a pic [more]

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cabinsmama replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 10:13 AM

Re: Um...

I know :-) I crafted a similar response but there's a lot going on here IRL and I dumped it into a word doc to simmer. Then I saw you did a similar but much better post. I get the cognition issues as possible, but...it seems like some people have [more]

Fri Apr 4

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cabinsmama posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 9:53 AM

Um...

Yes, you have. At some length, as I recall.

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smh

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