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Fri Aug 28

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:05 PM

Re: How to Attract a Handyman

Angie's List?

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:37 PM

Re: Weeds in the driveway cracks

I remember Dad using a torch, albeit less powerful than this one, to do yard work. Particularly to fry the poison ivy. Don't know how we didn't all get the PI in our lungs. Used it to start huge bonfires of stuff he culled from our 3 acres in an [more]

Thu Aug 27

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:52 AM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

One of our best friends in Chicago was a realtor, and she believed fervently what you say. The logic is simple: most people (not all) looking for a house are being transferred, or are moving to upsize or downsize, and want a house they can move in [more]

Tue Aug 25

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:03 AM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

Older homes were often better built and I prefer buying a home built before the 70's to the garbage that got cranked out quickly after that, with few exceptions. I do prefer a more open, more modern floor plan though. Sometimes you find that in that [more]

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:57 AM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

While I thoroughly enjoy having a good, stable income, I think it helps to have been poor at some point--have to be a lot more creative in your thinking.

Amen to that. Doing my own work on the house was not always a choice. I will [more]

Mon Aug 24

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:14 PM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

I'm surprised you came out ahead, even doing it yourself, but I get the feeling from your posts that you fell your own trees and cut your own boards from those trees!! :-)

Heh. Not quite, though I do chop my own firewood. But just [more]

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:28 PM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

I'm sure you're aware that it is rare to get back in resale what you spend on "upgrades".

I think that is more the case if you do nothing and hand everything over to a contractor to handle. I was shocked at how little it [more]

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inparadise replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 4:18 PM

Re: Three Cheese Breakfast Puff

Sounds good!

I have been amazed how much easier low carb baking is with silicone pans.

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:36 PM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

I rehabbed a 250 year old home. Pulled down the sagging plaster, replaced the electric varying from knob and tube to aluminum to romex and updated the pluming as well. Was a fabulous post and beam frame with a beautiful stone facade. The results were [more]

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inparadise replied to the Paying For College board. 12:39 PM

Re: Residency

I seemed to have recalled reading that certain states allow students to consider themselves in state residents after two years of enrollment. Is this still true?

I've never heard of it, not that that means much. What I've read seems [more]

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inparadise replied to the Paying For College board. 12:37 PM

Re: Residency

I thought it was canonian responding, not you inparadise. Sorry about that.

No problem, I've learned to have a very thick skin where your posts are concerned. Besides, you should be replying to the content, not the [more]

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inparadise replied to the Paying For College board. 10:41 AM

Re: Residency

Who cares about comments to an article? Most of the time, they're made by anonymous jerks.

As opposed to the transparent identity of TMF posters?

This guy was just plain stupid and deserved to be caught, by filing taxes [more]

Sun Aug 23

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 8:15 PM

Re: We have a break through!

She, above all else, wants to be able to blame others for her predicament,...

Eating and drinking is pretty basic. I can see how she can't find her inability to do either her fault. It's got to be really hard to comprehend, [more]

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:34 PM

Re: We have a break through!

This marks the first time that she has made a decision like this that shows she really does want to get better.

Is getting better really an option for her?

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Thu Aug 20

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inparadise replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 8:44 PM

Re: Criminal Trespass

This is exactly the type of question that should only be answered by someone with pertinent local experience. --Bob

Already been retained. I don't treat advice on the net as gospel but it is a wonderful place to figure out what [more]

Wed Aug 19

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inparadise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:53 PM

Re: "Loaning" child money

It's not a position I'd put my own kids in. If I give them money for a down payment, it will be a real gift, not a "wink wink" gift.

Very wise, particularly as my sister found, it doesn't always get paid [more]

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inparadise replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 8:19 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

Funny thing is -- I had no idea walking on the RR tracks was illegal.

Most people don't and it's a criminal charge no less, even just for simply crossing the tracks where there is no intended crossing. It constantly amazes me how [more]

Tue Aug 18

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inparadise replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 1:45 PM

Re: Criminal Trespass

So I talked to a lawyer who basically gave me a consultation over the phone. Flat fee of $750, (forgot to confirm that included expenses,) and anticipated getting the community service without pleading, followed by a period of monitoring and [more]

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inparadise replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 8:41 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

...you wouldn't believe how much worse they can make things.

Appreciate the warning Phil. I confess that my limited experience in hiring lawyers left me with a very bad taste in my mouth. When I got divorced a long while back it was [more]

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inparadise replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 4:17 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

Thanks. In the very least you all have helped provide me with a vocabulary I need and questions to ask.

Just googled a few more lawyers that look promising also. Will call in AM to see if they have the time.

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always preferring [more]

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