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We got rid of our filing cabinet a couple years ago, and thanks to merciless decluttering on my part, we have about 4" of documents left (mortgage docs, taxes, etc.). We also have a photo box full of pictures (well, two, actually, but one is doubles). Since I got rid of 300 CDs this week, I'm feeling inspired to cut down on this stuff as well, and I've been looking at scanners. I'd like a flat bed that can do paper and photos. (I called a print shop about scanning...
We have relatives who are, pardon the expression, total deadbeats. They bought their house 6 years ago and have been behind so much that they are $5K further in debt than the original value of the mortgage. (I know there are lots of people who fell victim to the circumstances of this economy, but this is not the case with our relatives. I get this straight from the horse's mouth. They make more money than they did when they bought the house- their problem is not...
Julia, you need to talk to the hospital's financial specialist. If they don't have one, tell them you want to talk to one from an affiliated hospital. A close friend of mine was a hospital financial specialist for years (she's now a SAHM). If you want, pm me your email, and I'll email her. She is an awesome friend, very smart, and I'm sure would be a great resource. Your child will qualify for a Medicaid spend down account, because children do. In the event that...
Quote: Originally Posted by sunshineafterrain LP's to 8 track to cassette to cd to digital and the size of the equipment to play them My uncle has a huge vintage vinyl collection. Custom made wooden racks. $1000+ turntable. Horsehair brush to clean the records. And it is awesome. Cool artwork and incredible sound. But between the room in his house devoted to it, and the equipment and the records themselves... it's just a lot, you know?...
Quote: Originally Posted by southhavenjen Where do you get your songs for 10 cents each? Lala. They are called "web songs"- that is, you can listen to them (as many times as you want) through a web browser. If you want to download them to an iPod or burn them to a CD, you have to pay the full MP3 price, which is 69c-1.19 more, depending on the song. But all the music on your computer can be uploaded into Lala, and that music you already own,...
Yes, GearGirl, absolutely. ITA. I have one very lovely bookshelf/cabinet, and once I have gone CD free, my next project is going to be buying an ereader and culling my physical book collection down to what fits on my nice bookshelf. It will be for books that are beautiful and irreplaceable- hardcover, heavily illustrated childrens' classics, stuff that's been signed by the author, etc.
tracymom, as far as I know, CDs are not recyclable. Most of mine that are going are music, and in good shape, so we've been giving them away to friends. Since I ditched the jewel cases long ago, whatever doesn't get reused will, sadly, end up in the landfill. I can't donate them without cases. Part of the reason that I have resisted going CD free up until now is because all hard drives crash. It's just a matter of time. And I have not relished the thought of...
I am not trying to be nasty or harsh, but a 62 year old person has no business getting a new mortgage, with or without help. She is better off renting. If she pays $500/mo for a subsidized senior apartment, she is going to have to pay a phone bill and that's it. No taxes, no insurance, no heart attacks in case the furnace breaks, etc. Our mortgage payment is $316/mo (on a 15 year note at 5% interest) and it costs a heckuva lot more than that for us to live in our...
I have five tattoos and, before pregnancy, had my navel and both nipples pierced. I need to have some art updated, and will probably repierce when I'm done child bearing... but that may be a good long while in the future... and I'm already 31. My neighbor is almost 66, and she got her first tattoo a few months ago- it's a piece in memory of her mom and it's HUUUGE. And now she wants another one on her leg. So, no, OP, by my standards you certainly are not too...
Has anyone done this? Anyone plan to? I'm in the sort of mid stages of attempting to do this... though I still have about 150 discs, between computer stuff, photos, DVDs, and music that didn't upload to Lala. I'd like to be disc free altogether (I did just get rid of about 300, though, so I'm getting there!) and would love to discuss strategy.
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