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Quote: Originally Posted by SleeplessMommy something the company made up probably your attic needs more ventilation... you can't have too much attic insulation, assuming it is installed properly. from an energy reduction point of view, the upstairs windows will save you more energy than downstairs. if you can identify the window manufacturer, you may be able to order replacement windows or panes (and screens) leaving the casings in place....
Quote: Originally Posted by Thystle Check places like Lowes and Home Depot for discounted windows that were ordered and then not picked up or returned. They mark those down quite a bit. Also see if there are any Habitat for Humanity ReStores in your area. They sometimes have new windows too. Checked Home Depot and Lowes and prices installed are still pertty high... not to mention that the returned are typically custom sized and would...
If you want something quite entertaining head over to JibJab.com It is a membership/pay site prodominatly but they always have a selection of free video and photo cards. They take some time to make but totally worth it. You upload photos, trim them down, the insert the faces of friends, family, and pets onto the heads of characters of the card. Some are animated, some not. It's more entertaining than it sounds. I haven't gotten any junk or spam from their site. You can...
Quote: Originally Posted by Jane91 Why are the new windows needed? According to the energy efficiency specialist we just had come and evaluate our house, energy efficient windows are just a scam by the window industry. According to him, good storm windows, especially insulated storm windows are better than new windows, and much cheaper. None of my windows seal (home inspection proved this). A couple let enough air in to make the curtain blow...
We need some new windows. We'd like to get high quality for clear reason but, don't want to get screwed. Honestly, I'd like to have them installed as well. I know it's an extra cost but, in allows warranty, gets done quick, and leaves no pain for me. We want to take advantage of the tax rebate so we need windows that qualify for that. Any old Energy Star window doesn't nessesarily qualify... thus another vote for higher quality windows. We've gotten one estimate so...
Quote: Originally Posted by felix23 DD2 hated being worn with an undying passion. The bucket on the other hand, made her happy. So my choice was to put the baby in the sling and let her scream and fight through the shopping trip, or leave her in the bucket where she would be either sleeping or looking around happily. Everyone always acts like slings are the answer to all baby problems, but I never found that to be true. Both my girls, dd2 especially,...
Quote: Originally Posted by GoBecGo I think people don't like them partly because they aren't great for the babe (seem to remember being told they inhibit breathing if the kid is in them for too long) but mainly because they mean the baby isn't being carried in arms, just carted about in the plastic seat. I personally know a few kids whose day went crib-bouncer (prop fed a bottle in bouncer)-moses basket (for nap)-car bucket-bouncer (prop fed...
I need to get out of this house and away from my everyday duties! I haven't had a regular break for years, stress is mounting, and I need something to do that doesn't involve me catering to my kids or being cooped up in my house. I can't really afford another monthly expense (no big membership fees in other words) and I can really only count on having sunday semi free to indulge in something for myself. I'm not interested in mommy social groups that find fun in going...
Dh and I each took $250 to buy what we wanted with. There was a seperate amount for family activities that aren't nessesity. The rest (the majority) of it went to bills, nessesary purchases (like new tires, medical device, vetting, etc), cc debt, and a couple thousand in savings. We haven't really bought any fun stuff or been able to go do fun things that cost money for a very long time. I think about anyone would go crazy without a little room for extras when there is...
Quote: Originally Posted by ears73 I have read so many similar posts just in the last two weeks as I have wrestled with the unbelievable feelings of wanting another kiddo amid the realization that time really is running out... Never having had kids spaced close together I am now wondering if it is worth it to take away the whole attention of us all on my newest baby love in order to have one more since I can not wait three years for decent spacing (for...
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