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Fri Jun 30

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elQu replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:20 AM

Re: You're Never Too Old

I don't try to push running on anyone though. Honestly, I try to push walking on people. It's easy for most. It's enjoyable. The health benefits are outstanding. Why not!

She might be interested in the "run, walk, [more]

Mon Jun 19

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elQu replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:41 PM

Re: Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market!!!

Re: butchers - lots of real butchers in Portugal and they frequently have their own farms in the middle of the country to raise the cattle and pigs they sell. I love that in addition to all the meats, specialty cuts, sausage, etc, there is a big [more]

Fri Jun 16

NL

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 9:13 PM

Re: Alaska Trip?

Enjoy your trip! Let us know how it went if you have time.

Laura

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:14 AM

Re: Alaska Trip?


Be sure to ask at least one bartender "do you know how to make a duck fart". Popular drink up there. I think it's segrams, Baileys and Kaluah. Name is based on the smell. You won't need more than one....


Ha. Off [more]

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:12 AM

Re: Alaska Trip?

In winter???

Yes :) DH has a seasonal work slowdown between Dec-Mar that allows for him to get some time off then. Lots of work if he choses. He has top seniority. But it's quiet enough that there are other people available that [more]

Thu Jun 15

NL

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:45 PM

Re: LBYM By Avoiding Penalties

I've always avoided auto pay, but I suppose I should reconsider.

I have as many things as possible on either auto-pay to the credit card, or thru online banking.

Unfortunately, there are no automatic options for the [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:59 PM

Re: Rebate app

I should have titled the thread something with guru or billionaire ;)

"Free Wine!" woulda worked even better ;)

Thanks - downloaded to try.

What do you think of rebate %s vs Ebates? Have you compared [more]

Wed Jun 14

NL

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elQu posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:27 PM

Alaska Trip?

Toying with the idea of one this winter. Sometime between December-March, DH slower time of year. Probably taking a week.

Bonus points for combining in any short way with Montana & Wyoming. DH's been to 47 US states. These are the [more]

Mon Jun 12

NL

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 4:29 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

I guess it's not technically a pet deposit, it's just advance pet rent, I suppose, or a "pet fee." "Deposit" seems to suggest it's refundable, but it's not.

In some states the terminology makes a [more]

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 4:22 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

For SG, this is a decent explanation of pet fee, pet deposit, pet rent, etc. In some states, assigning a pet fee or pet deposit can limit your right to apply the security deposit towards any costs of pet damage, so one must research applicable state [more]

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 3:28 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

they do pay a big, non-refundable deposit.

MEK - how does that work in your state? They have no restrictions of any kind on pet deposits, and/or security deposits?

Problem for us is our state restricts the landlord's [more]

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 2:22 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

Spell checker on my phone s*cks apparently. That's what I get for not previewing. Hopefully you can figure out the reply accordingly :)

Laura

NL

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 2:18 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

What is the feeling here on pets? Have had one good and one bad experience with dogs, though the bad was an unauthorized puppy.....the good was an old dog who slept all day.

I don't do them any more. Had some good ones, but more [more]

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 1:31 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

Next: Mop the garage with diluted bleach to make it less smelly (some musty/smoky smell).


If a simple cleaning doesn't do the trick (smells come back after initial bleach "coverup" odor dissipates, consider if any [more]

Sat Jun 3

NL

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:02 PM

Re: Auto sales declining. Why?

Option B, if you know backyard mechanics: $299 +$16 shipping on Ebay for a refurb:
[more]

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:59 PM

Re: Auto sales declining. Why?

Recently our 2010 Lexus navigation screen went black. DH was born with GPS in his head, so he never used it, no big deal, right?

Well, with that not working neither is the following useful, if not necessary things:
the backup
[more]

Fri Jun 2

NL

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:22 PM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

kAh, also...reviews...ONLY the Overall star rating counts towards your status calculation/Superhost rating. Airbnb idiosyncrasy. So if they give you 5 stars for that, but throw in 4 stars or less under various individual categories, the Overall [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:12 PM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

TMFeddyboom223 made these points:

3. Many hosts have allowed flexible scheduling. I've used it for races multiple times. If I have a race in the morning that starts at 7, I might want to shower before heading home. I might not get [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:00 AM

Re: Printer cartridge win!

On the rare occasion I need a color copy, I just do it at our town library. Or maybe a Staples. 99% of our printing is B/W.

NL

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:56 AM

Re: While we're talking about tips-cruises

What tconi said. Plus sit-downs are generally entitled to service from staff, while stand ups don't receive any (at least in Portugal) Another cost to the establishment for staff wages.

Laura

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