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Sat Sep 20

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oncqueen replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:52 AM

Re: Custom Home wishes and thoughts

I'm happy you started this thread! We are going to be building this next year in the Northwest, and will enjoy seeing advice from everyone. From living in multiple places, and having done several kitchens and baths in redos, these are some things on [more]

Wed Sep 17

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oncqueen posted to the Everyday Ethics board. 10:11 AM

Possible Abuse of Authority by Inspector

I'd appreciate advice on this situation.

We had lateral fields break and thus had repairs to make with the septic system. Unfortunately, the regs changed, and so this involved a completely new aeration system which required digging, [more]

Wed Sep 10

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oncqueen replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:22 PM

Re: Free-range hens 'are least healthy' .

I would probably myself be "more healthy" if I was kept safely in a cage and fed more cabbage, safely avoiding driving with its risk of crashes, or walking, with the risk of getting bitten by a dog. But I have a much happier life since I [more]

Wed Sep 3

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oncqueen posted to the Get Organized! board. 12:33 PM

Flea Market?

Hi, all! I am newly retired and will moving out of state next year.

Thus, I am trying to declutter, for peace of mind and a simpler life, but also for a better showing house next spring, and less to move.

I have had good luck moving [more]

Tue Sep 2

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oncqueen replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 11:10 AM

Re: Eggs

Both should be cooked, both with runny yolks. But the one that is "sunny side up" will have a bright yellow-gold look, like the sun, since it will not have a more opaque, pan-cooked coating of the bit of covering white and edge of the yolk [more]

Sat Aug 30

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oncqueen wrote about Novartis (NVS) . 10:12 AM

NVS Outperform

New blockbuster drug for heart failure in the works, with a 20% reduction in death vs standard rx, and a decrease in hospitalization. Buying it in the real world next market day. Dividend around 2.7%, too.

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oncqueen made a pick in CAPS. 10:12 AM

Novartis (NVS) will Outperform the S&P 500

Thu Aug 28

NL

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oncqueen replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:50 AM

Re: Living through remodel - tips?

Some of it depends on your priorities. For someone who hates chaos and hassle, and can afford it, just going out for 8-12 weeks (it always takes half again what you have been promised) may be best, if you can tolerate it. We have done this twice, and [more]

Tue Aug 26

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oncqueen replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:43 AM

Re: Dressing up

Since your jacket is sequined and colorful, let it carry the day and just get a long-sleeved plain black top (or turtleneck if it is cold) and a separate skirt or dressy slacks in whatever style you love. They don't have to be the same material, and [more]

Sat Aug 16

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oncqueen replied to the Retire Early. board. 5:35 PM

Re: Retiring at 55: Onward to Phase II

Congrats!

I retired 2 weeks ago, and will turn 50 later this month.

My biggest worry is health care, prior to Medicare eligibility, but it's one of those things not to scrimp on.

One tip that might be useful for you is to [more]

Tue Aug 12

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oncqueen posted to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 5:20 PM

Air Layering Peach Tree

Hi, I am attempting to propagate my favorite Red Haven peach tree by air layering, with a rooter pot kit from Lee Valley Tools. We will be moving out of state next year, and not only is this a wonderful tree, but it also has sentimental value, so I [more]

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oncqueen replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:41 AM

Re: Sears stole $750 online and won't help

Many thanks to all of you who replied. Here's what happened:

After 6 days, more than 20 phone calls, and hours on the phone, I sent an email to one of the company's VPs, detailing the whole fiasco, and advising that if it was not sorted out [more]

Mon Aug 11

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oncqueen replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 12:03 PM

Re: Swedish Meatballs

Cut the meatballs in half, then quarters, and bake them in a quiche or shepherd's pie, or make them into enchiladas, or cook them into some scrambled eggs! They key is to make them different enough that no one thinks, "Ugh! Leftovers!" (It [more]

Thu Aug 7

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oncqueen posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:23 PM

Sears stole $750 online and won't help

Hi, I'd appreciate any advice you can give on a bad situation.

We purchased $750 in Sears gift cards, to use for tools for a child's upcoming aviation mechanics course (through a school fundraiser, which gets a percentage of the sales). [more]

Sat Aug 2

NL

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oncqueen posted to the Recipes/Cooking board. 1:46 PM

An abundance of peaches

Hi, everyone! This year we are fortunate enough to have LOTS of big beautiful peaches, but they are ripening fast and the bees and wasps and squirrels have noticed them. This means that I need to get them in and processed fast. I have made 3 pies, [more]

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