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Tue Nov 4

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:59 AM

Re: Rant: We need more guns at home. Right.


There are always risks in live [sic] and we all make choices as to how much effort and what kinds of effort we want to put into making our lives safer


It's well known that people judge relative risk poorly. The death-by-drowning [more]

Mon Nov 3

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:52 AM

Re: 10 things we buy but never use

Some just don't apply to me - kitchenware, Zipcar (I'm single and I own 4 cars), fancy clothes & weird shoes (wrong age and sex I suppose), linen suits (what?), magazines ("Print is dead." - Egon Spengler), boat.

There are [more]

Sun Nov 2

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:26 AM

Re: 7 Free or Low Cost Universities

Pretty sure they have changed :

Current : http://www.finaid.org/questions/glossary.phtml#independent


Actually, I met those same standards back when. [more]

Fri Oct 31

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:59 AM

Re: gas stove

AFAIK the cost of LPG is most closely linked to the cost of liquid petroleum, since it's a byproduct of refining. Thus you won't be able to take advantage of the low cost of natural gas in the USA currently.

But most cooks prefer to cook [more]

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:43 AM

Re: 7 Free or Low Cost Universities

Also, for any prospective college student or parent of prospective college students, I would very much recommend that you research the current price of a college education, and read a couple of books -

Glenn Reynolds - [more]

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:24 AM

Re: Boo, LG...

We're starting to get in over my head here, but I have an additional thought...

Slow-blow fuses are available with a variety of time delay ratings, aren't they? I do know that ambient temperature effects the time delay capability. I also
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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:14 AM

Re: 7 Free or Low Cost Universities

Very interesting.

When I was in school, I received significant support from grants and loans, partly because I was financially independent from my parents.

This support money went to tuition, but also for living expenses. part of [more]

Wed Oct 29

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:40 PM

Re: Boo, LG...

If you were lucky, the bill for the fix would have been under $400.

That's a comment on the ethics of some appliance repair businesses (maybe the ones you worked for?), not on the issue at hand.

I expect there will always be [more]

Tue Oct 28

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:34 PM

Re: Boo, LG...

Soldering is not welding. There is a big difference. Repeat, soldering is not welding. Saying that the part is "welded in" is pure hyperbole.

The part you replaced - a fuse with wire leads - is a common electronic part and easily [more]

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:02 AM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

My, this thread has gone on for a while ... surprising for this forum

Seattle Pioneer wrote
Shucks --- I have no objections to discussion about Monsanto. It's just clear to me that such discussions ARE POLITICAL.

I'm not [more]

Fri Oct 24

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:01 PM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

The result of victory gardening? The US Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted. Fruit and vegetables harvested in these home and community plots was estimated to be 9-10 million tons, an amount [more]

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:43 AM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

Another thing - urban domestic water service is expensive. I live in an area where there is plenty of water, and I still pay $75/quarter for water and sewer. I am sure that if I had a large garden and doubled my consumption, that would totally [more]

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:38 AM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

Re volunteer tomatoes, I let them grow this year. Usually I buy plants from the local nursery. IMO they were not nearly as good as the intentionally planted tomatoes. I presume that the volunteers are free-pollinated and are a random cross of [more]

Tue Oct 21

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:36 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

I have used it on my front and back porches. It looks noce, and seems to hold up well, though I don't have any pooch nails sliding across it. And, it's fairly inexpensive. It was particularly nice for the front porch, because it has a low profile and [more]

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:20 AM

Re: Furnace Repair

There are many different kinds of furnaces. More details might provide a clue.

Why not call the tech's company and ask?

Fri Oct 17

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tgreese replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:36 AM

Re: Smart Talk or similar

Anybody using Ooma?

I have Ooma for my desk phone at home. Quality reminds me of Skype... maybe a little better than Skype. I have had the "down a tunnel" echo with Ooma, and that was frequent with Skype. Only once with Ooma [more]

Tue Oct 14

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tgreese replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 4:18 PM

Re: Greensand

Sure. But I can't tell you if it makes a difference. I use it as part of a mix of amendments that includes ground limestone and fertilizer and maybe other stuff that I can't think of now. I don't think you will ever know if it helps because a) you [more]

Fri Oct 10

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:55 PM

Re: Landscaping question

Fill dirt can be anything. Meant for filling in around foundations and such, but not for planting. Excavation byproduct.

Typically it's not topsoil. Topsoil is what you grow your plants in and it has a high organic content. Get down below [more]

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:28 AM

Re: Landscaping question

What waterproofing?

It may be enough just to direct the water away from the foundation. I would definitely do that first.

What would it help to remove soil down to the gravel (assuming there is gravel against the wall) and then [more]

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tgreese replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:37 AM

Re: Landscaping question

Also, your local garden center probably sells topsoil (called loam here) and will deliver. Figure out how much volume you need to fill the swale, and order up as many cubic yards as you need to fill the swale. Put down a big plastic tarp for the [more]

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