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Mon Jul 27

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inparadise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:50 PM

Re: Credit card bonuses

I'm planning to pay for my kids' college tuition from my credit cards because I get a 2% kickback from my Visa.

I was planning to do the same thing until I found out both schools our kids are in charge around 3% for the privilege. [more]

Fri Jul 24

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 2:40 PM

Re: Interesting Conversation

I'm about to be on vacation for 2 weeks, so hopefully, we can address multiple issues while I'm off work.

Make sure one of those "multiple issues" is about you. Get some chill time in.

IP

Thu Jul 23

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 4:34 PM

Re: Today's the Day

Sorry it didn't go more smoothly, but these things typically don't. I would fight deferred adjudication tooth and nail, or she will just line up more victims with that expunged record of hers.

The defense attorney is just doing his job. I [more]

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 9:49 AM

Re: Today's the Day

Best of luck and good vibes. Thank you for not turning a blind eye to this. Maybe you will prevent other victims.

IP

Tue Jul 21

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:43 PM

Re: Black Hornet's Nest

I was just really thrilled they could be used for good and didn't require our nuking them with chemicals. The nest is so intriguing I would love to keep one if I could figure out how to preserve it.

Also got a few quotes for tree work, [more]

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inparadise posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:21 AM

Black Hornet's Nest

Got to our vacation home last week to find a good sized hornets nest hanging off a low branch just feet from our deck. They attached their nest to a broken gourd that had been there for the birds to live in.

We called "Bee [more]

Mon Jul 20

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:58 PM

Re: Worry or not?

My Aunt was kicked out of an assisted living facility and found her way to a place that specialized in Alzheimers. Was really a blessing. They understood her aggressiveness to be part of her disease, and found ways to minimize the frustration that [more]

Tue Jul 14

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 10:47 AM

Re: I hate being manipulated

Sheila, I wish I could rec this post 1,000 times. It describes our 15 years experience with Aunt and about 10 years with Dad.

IP

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 10:45 AM

Re: I hate being manipulated

I'm sure part of it is old age, part of it could certainly be a cognitive problem, but when she twists words/situations around to fit her version of events (shoving a caregiver suddenly became an accidental "bump" as she was trying to [more]

Mon Jul 6

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inparadise replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 1:58 PM

Re: 3 month green smoothie update

I wonder if perhaps something in your smoothies is calming down a mild allergic reaction to something?

Interesting question. Sure I have some allergies but not too bad. I don't take meds for anything.

One word of caution [more]

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inparadise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:17 PM

Re: Capital gains on a rental property

Goofy,

I don't know if this law still applies, but if for some reason you take back a private mortgage, then you are only taxed on the money as it is paid off.

We got a private mortgage back in the 90's when we bought an estate [more]

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inparadise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:54 AM

Re: Baby steps

If it were possible to earn your place in heaven you would be well on your way.

I hope your family appreciates you!

IP

Fri Jul 3

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:20 PM

Re: Homeowner's claim.

Sorry, more than the scope of this post, but I was just talking to my brother about this crazy predicament we are in.

Sorry to see you dealing with the issues of aging parents. There are boards on TMF you can go to for [more]

Sun Jun 28

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:55 PM

Re: "Wood" Tile

And I advocate for urethane or epoxy based grouts for long-term maintenance,...

What sort of maintenance are we talking about? Never lived in a house with tile long enough to experience it.

IP

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:18 AM

Re: "Wood" Tile

Thanks Lakedog, good thoughts.

This retrofit of the garage is as close to new construction as you get with all new interior walls and trim not yet in place, so we shouldn't have anything to work around with the tile. It's been really [more]

Sat Jun 27

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:46 PM

Re: Ode to Electricity

Heh. This "neck of the woods" is the suburbs of a major city, and yes, happens pretty often.

We actually have a whole house generator that the previous owners put in for Y2K but we have never used or had maintained. I am not really [more]

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:39 PM

Re: Engineered Exterior Trim Opinions

Thanks Goofy.

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:31 AM

Re: "Wood" Tile

No basement. We converted the garage/workshop into living space. We basically bought a 1br/bath garage apartment, which was why we could not get a mortgage on the place. You need a certain ratio of living space to non to get a gov't backed mortgage, [more]

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inparadise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:01 AM

Re: Engineered Exterior Trim Opinions

...unless you go around and meticulously find each hole, spray (industrial strength stuff*) then plug the hole so the next bees don't find a convenient home already made for them.

We do this, at least where we can get to it. IIRC, you [more]

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inparadise posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:31 AM

Ode to Electricity

We had a major windstorm come through, causing wide spread electrical outages early Tuesday afternoon and just coming back on 10:45 pm Friday. Happily no damage to our still unpaid for brand new roof courtesy of May 2014's hail storm, but there [more]

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