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Fri Aug 28

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oncqueen posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:39 PM

How to Attract a Handyman

Hi, all! I am a bit stumped in my new digs, and would appreciate some advice!

While I enjoy DIY projects AND am frugal, I do believe some things are worth paying for, especially when they involve electricity or falls from slick metal roofs. [more]

Fri Aug 14

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oncqueen replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:37 PM

Re: issues charging adult child rent?

Wow!

It may be that knowing ahead of time might have helped; as ours were starting their junior year in high school, we told them that their options were to live with us rent-free if they were in college but if they weren't, they could pay [more]

Sat Aug 8

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oncqueen replied to the Get Organized! board. 12:44 PM

Re: The organization of Time (as opposed to stuff)

It's funny, but I am good with time, but not stuff. I think it is because my time was so limited and hectic that it was do-or-die, but that it left no time for "stuff" because the other things were the priority.

I guess that last [more]

Mon Aug 3

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oncqueen replied to the Everyday Ethics board. 2:25 PM

Re: Ethics and Red Flags

Wow! Lots of different angles in this one!

Rumors can kill something stone dead, and I think there is a responsibility not to start or promote them. There is unfortunately a large gray area in this sort of thing, with a wide range of [more]

Tue Jul 7

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oncqueen posted to the Get Organized! board. 11:51 AM

Take Motivation from my Misery

OK, here's the quote by the movers for a cross-country move:

$35,000

Oh. My. Cabbages and Peas!!! Ain't gonna happen. Can't happen.

The hideous thing is that we have already worked for months, donated nearly 700 books, lots [more]

Fri Jul 3

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oncqueen replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:14 AM

Re: Homeowner's claim.

I recently was updating the insurance, because of a move, and the agent commented, "Wow, you have a really great claims history! Some people have a claim every year, and it really hurts them." We had a claim 9 years ago when a basement [more]

Mon Jun 22

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oncqueen replied to the Everyday Ethics board. 8:34 PM

Re: semantics

I suspect some of them are racist but not all. For example, a black sheep was not desirable simply because the wool was so dark it wouldn't take dye and therefore was not marketable. And some of those phrases are in fact positive, such as "Every [more]

Fri Jun 19

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oncqueen replied to the Everyday Ethics board. 9:03 AM

Re: HELLO FOLKS

How nice to hear from you! I had worried that something had happened to you (flashbacks to your exit in the arms of hunky firefighters, bleeding but still stylish in your bunny slippers). Glad to see you back!

Sun Jun 7

NL

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oncqueen replied to the Get Organized! board. 10:17 AM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

You may want to consider listing the books on Half.com. It's related to eBay and will use the same password and account name, but it's easier and faster to list, and you don't have to fool with the auction format. Also, [more]

Mon Jun 1

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oncqueen replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 8:20 AM

Re: I Find This Place After 17 Years!

It's interesting to see "what's in a name." My take had been, "Retire WELL without spending a lot of money," rather than "Retire with your pittance and good luck."

Maybe there will be posts from all types; I can [more]

Tue May 26

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oncqueen replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:12 AM

Re: Down to the Nitty Gritty

We have saved $300 a month on food since I retired, bringing my controlling ways, er, started to help with the shopping and cooking. Little things can really add up! I'd suggest you consider:

1. Learn to cook if you don't know how. You can [more]

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