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#991 of 1004 Old 09-12-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Look at zennioptical for his glasses. I get ours there for $15 or less per pair shipped. I've used goggles.com as well and they were okay too. Check into low income/sliding scale student dental clinics. I know our university offers dental work at a discounted rate because it's done by the resident dental students (under the supervision of the professor). That may be an option for cheaper dental work.
Thank you! Thank you! $15 would be AMAZING. We are looking to dental clinics, but DH is very hesitant. He has a relationship with this dentist, and with his other health concerns, doesn't feel very confident. He is, however, open to the investigation.

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Wanted to pop in to say I've been slowly reading all of the posts in this thread. I'm about half way through.
I'm in a very tough spot in my life due to a 2.5 yr long divorce involving a lot of attorney expenses, an ex doing all he can to not pay support (I was a sahm of 5 yrs when he left) and him barely existing when it comes to helping with my kiddos.
It's been a very difficult couple of years and I only wish I found this group sooner! You are all so inspiring to follow. I've met an amazing man who I'm currently expecting a babe with (huge surprise, what timing). We have 3 kiddos already between us. We are working very hard to rebuild our lives/build our life together but it's not easy. I'm also now dealing with barely working due to some pregnancy related issues so it's given me time to read through this thread and find some hope.
Anyways that's all I've got for now but I wanted to say each and every one of you are amazing!
I'm also still reading through the thread, and getting to know everyone one. I agree, someone amazing people here. That includes you.

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I just texted my old landlord asking if he had mailed my deposit. I need positive vibes! I went over the budget and realize that having that extra 900$ back could really help us out and I am just hoping he forgot.
Sending positive vibes and some extra love, too!
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Thank you! Thank you! $15 would be AMAZING. We are looking to dental clinics, but DH is very hesitant. He has a relationship with this dentist, and with his other health concerns, doesn't feel very confident. He is, however, open to the investigation.



I'm also still reading through the thread, and getting to know everyone one. I agree, someone amazing people here. That includes you.



Sending positive vibes and some extra love, too!
$15 would only be for an uncomplicated single lens prescription. However, the online places are still overall cheaper. I have gotten a pair of progressives for around $200, when the local places the same prescription is closer to $500.
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I would still look into zennioptical. My mom bought my oldest daughter a pair of transitions lenses glasses for $54 shipped for her birthday last year. Their prices are usually very reasonable. Ans i want to say it took like 2 weeks. Not bad.
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I would still look into zennioptical. My mom bought my oldest daughter a pair of transitions lenses glasses for $54 shipped for her birthday last year. Their prices are usually very reasonable. Ans i want to say it took like 2 weeks. Not bad.
Agreed! I have also found that the online glasses I have purchased actually seem to be more comfortable and they seem to last long which kind of surprised me...
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Checking in quickly from the library again. My dd is sick but getting better thankfully.

Another vote for ZenniOptical here - my glasses came from there {$15} and have held up wonderfully. I am hard on my glasses too & have been surprised at how well they have held up.

Hugs to all - trying to be quick so can't reply to everyone

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~Sweater business is kicking off! Should get paid for my 1st box this week.
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~My wonderful credit union waived 2 NSF fees for me, so my account is back in the black

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Look at zennioptical for his glasses. I get ours there for $15 or less per pair shipped. I've used goggles.com as well and they were okay too.
We use eyebuydirect.com, which is similarly priced.

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~My wonderful credit union waived 2 NSF fees for me, so my account is back in the black
I love credit unions vs a bank. So much nicer and easier to deal with!
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OMG!
My van keeps having these little issues - nothing huge but it's all hitting at once. Then we get hubby a new phone to replace the one he lost, and now (less then 12 hours later) my phone won't charge! Then he goes to pull money (after talking about going to cash only for small, not-online purchasing) and he broke the debit card! Holy macaroni, what is going on here?!?
I'm deep-breathing to get this @$*!#% done. So, my attitude towards the world right now is a mix of manic optimism and Grrrrr! lol

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Speaking of sick kids.....ugh. mine were sick with hand foot and mouth 3 weeks ago. Then it was that tummy bug. Now my youngest has been ill for over 2 weeks with some respiratory thing. It was a mild cold that turned into wheezing amd a constant cough. She's home from school at least today and tomorrow. Her asthma was bad as a little one ans last winter she did a lot better. I was so encouraged. But already now she's on oral steroids plus a twice daily inhaled steroid now plus albuterol for wheezing. Right back to how we were. If she doesn't sound better in a day or two, they want to talk about MORE meds. :/ poor kid can't leave the house because it's too far from her nebulizer. I'm supposed to start a new job Wednesday. Ugh. It never ends.
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justmama, can they give her a rescue inhaler? When I was a teenager I got a horrible respitatory illness that gave me so much sinus pressure I almost burst my ear drums from blowing my nose, and I needed an inhaler bc I couldnt walk from one side of our small school to the next without it.

Its been a rough week here, for nonfinancial reasons. My hubby works at a fairly small place, and since hes social everyone is his friend/acquaintence. There was an unexpected death and a huge car accident involving a couple workers and the death of an underage edestrian. All in a week. Add to that Im pmsing so Im lethargic and headachey. Boo.
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OMG!
My van keeps having these little issues - nothing huge but it's all hitting at once. Then we get hubby a new phone to replace the one he lost, and now (less then 12 hours later) my phone won't charge! Then he goes to pull money (after talking about going to cash only for small, not-online purchasing) and he broke the debit card! Holy macaroni, what is going on here?!?
I'm deep-breathing to get this @$*!#% done. So, my attitude towards the world right now is a mix of manic optimism and Grrrrr! lol
I noticed in your signature that you're pagan/interested in metaphysical stuff. I don't know if you do any work for financial well-being, but I can give a few suggestions if you want. Everything actually went to crap when we moved and my stuff got misplaced in it, before then we were never great but we also were never at risk. (although I wasn't doing loads of work towards it, I'm actually impressed how well what little I did kept our heads above water)

We've actually finished about a week of intensive negativity clearing to get rid of the gunk that was keeping bad luck coming our way and I'm working on clearing some blocks of my own. It's not 100% perfect, but things are definitely on an up-swing and I expect them to continue.

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OMG!
My van keeps having these little issues - nothing huge but it's all hitting at once. Then we get hubby a new phone to replace the one he lost, and now (less then 12 hours later) my phone won't charge! Then he goes to pull money (after talking about going to cash only for small, not-online purchasing) and he broke the debit card! Holy macaroni, what is going on here?!?
I'm deep-breathing to get this @$*!#% done. So, my attitude towards the world right now is a mix of manic optimism and Grrrrr! lol
Ours too! It's nothing major but every time dh gets home we buy a part or two and fix something then something else breaks. Some has been routine maintenance but in the last few weeks we've done transmission filter, oil filter, front and rear brakes, tie rod ends on driver and passenger side, mass air flow sensor and replaced the window switch in the passenger side. Today I replaced the window switch in the driver side. Now we have to still do the windshield wiper motor, dimmer switch, something else with the interior lights and the EGR valve.... that I know of. The van and I are having a sketchy time in our relationship right now.

I'm sending good vibes out to everyone and hoping things improve for all. It's really busy around here in the fall with soccer season and the holidays. We're doing okay. Just working out the kinks in the vehicles and doing some cleaning and decluttering.

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Im not quite sure how I'm doing. I thought that things were perking up and starting to actually fit, then a dear friend of mine lost her living space to an abusive bf. So now I'm stuck in a place where I want to help her, but dont know if I would screw myself in the meantime. If I get a chance, I'll explain more and ask for advice.

Sending big hugs to everyone though. ♡♡♡

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hope u can reach the right answer, heyx.
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