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Thu Apr 16

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:55 AM

Re: LBYM with Homemade for anyone interested

AM ~

I am still using a washer and dryer from 1999 (not HE) and the washer is top-loading. I usually throw the detergent in right before the clothing but I don't see a problem with throwing it on the clothes or a cup dispenser. It dissolves [more]

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:48 AM

Re: LBYM with Homemade for anyone interested

AM ~


Robyn - I take it this is different from the other given laundry detergent recipe. Is this one a powder form? And what do you mean by "soap bar"? How does "soap bar" get incorporated into something you can
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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:40 AM

Re: LBYM with Homemade for anyone interested

AM ~

Interesting. I will have to look for it at the places I shop. (I don't shop at WalMart) Is it actually labeled "washing soda"?

Yes, it is labeled washing soda ...... do not accept substitutes. If another [more]

Tue Apr 14

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:57 PM

Re: LBYM with Homemade for anyone interested

Angel May ~

Arm & Hammer makes Washing Soda in about 3 pound boxes. It is sold at WalMart (and other grocery stores) in the laundry aisle. At WM it is placed next to Borax and washing soap bars for those that choose to make their own [more]

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jrdown replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:36 PM

Re: Hip Replacement infection

PM ~

Oh man, what a mess! Good thoughts for you both and let us know what happens.


Robyn

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jrdown replied to the Get Organized! board. 11:26 PM

Re: Bigger than baby steps.

Yes, much more than baby steps. Yay for you and consistency! Good luck and don't get discouraged through it all. You are making great progress.


Robyn

Sat Apr 4

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:02 PM

Re: Free Coffee All Month at Panera Bread

David ~


Starbucks(R) coffee is over-roasted, hence it often tastes burn


So true and that is how I feel about their hot chocolate. A friend told me to try it and it was the best she had ever tasted. I did and had to throw [more]

Thu Apr 2

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:04 PM

Re: "Why you should want more."

desertdave ~

I read the article and like what she wrote. I think a lot of the "everyday, average" person trying to be successful does make giving back a priority. I sure do!

Thanks for sharing it!


Robyn

Wed Mar 25

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:22 PM

Re: And thinking ahead....


Then one family member(s) could act as a spoiler to prevent another from getting what you want them to get.

The spoiler might not get anything, but they'd prevent others from getting anything.

Better to spell out exactly
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Thu Mar 19

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:19 PM

Re: The Undebtors

rhgcmq ~

Congratulation for paying off your home loan.

Thank you, so much, for commenting! Although I could have invested the balance due I already have a nice portfolio which is covering income needed even before I qualify [more]

Tue Mar 17

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:30 AM

Re: The Undebtors

Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

Yes, it is!!! I feel silly that, at times, I get rather teary about the whole thing. My dad died at 91, last year, and told me that he regretted that he and Mom had never paid off a mortgage. [more]

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:20 AM

Re: The Undebtors

In January I paid off my house. That was the last big expenditure. I am a member of the Undebtors!!!

I had medical procedures/surgery a month ago and was able to pay my deductible and co-pay right away. I am having eye surgery and thankful [more]

Mon Mar 16

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jrdown replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 6:06 PM

Re: Installing a walk-in tub/geriatric upgrades

On my second link: Scroll down a few inches and the modified tub is what we did. The step up is more like 3 inches but something my 91 year-old dad could do until we needed to use a slide over shower chair. It fit perfectly. We just used his old [more]

Sun Mar 15

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jrdown replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:19 PM

Re: Installing a walk-in tub/geriatric upgrades

I used this company (got info about them at Home Depot) and it was thousands less than the tubs you are talking about. Let me know if you are wanting to convert from a tradional tub to an easy access walk-in just about 2" tall. I got that for my [more]

Fri Mar 13

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:33 AM

Re: And thinking ahead....

Maryanne ~

My husband had the foresight to donate his body to the University of San Diego Medical School and he was very happy with his decision. My parents had prepaid cremation and all was covered except for hiring a boat to go a mile out [more]

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:45 AM

Re: The Dream is Dead?

I have been paying off credit cards before the due date for years. This past October 31st (Halloween) I bought a "new to me" 2006 Chevy Equinox. It had been at a certain price for a few weeks and then it had come down in price two other [more]

Sat Feb 21

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:12 PM

Re: good inexpensive metro pcs phone

SP ~


I cancelled the landline years ago.

Personally I prefer the minimize the amount of talking on the phone I do these days.

E-mail is my preferred means of telecommunication.


Gotcha. I tend to talk [more]

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jrdown replied to the Get Organized! board. 5:53 PM

Re: progress

lovingrose ~

Congratulations on being persistent and consistent! Slow and steady wins the race and that is just what this is. A race for clarity of mind and spirit!

You have spurred me on to tackle the boxes on the floor of my [more]

Fri Feb 20

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jrdown replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:34 PM

Re: good inexpensive metro pcs phone

SP ~

Since the phone service you bought fits your needs do I assume that you still have a land line? I know of your continued involvement in Scouting so I am guessing you may need to contact troup members or their parents.

This [more]

Wed Feb 18

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jrdown posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 3:10 AM

Alzheimers easily explained

I just saw this on Facebook and immediately thought of this group. It make me sad to watch this but does clarify what parts of the brain control the different actions and explains the progression in simple terms. Perhaps this will be of [more]

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