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#1 of 44 Old 10-07-2008, 11:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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this is great! good for you! i wish we had a reasonable way to pay off our debt, but it is twice our annual income
look forward to reading about your progress!

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sounds like you have a good plan
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looks like a great plan!!

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Good luck

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I would look into home phone options - I think you should be able to get unlimited national and local calling for less than $45 a month at least if you went with vonage or somesuch. You could cut that bill down even more if you were willing to continue not making too many calls. We have our phone through our cable bundled so I haven't done this research, I just have heard lower rates than that for unlimited before, so I'd look into it.

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Go clean out your pm box, I just tried to pm you!


Dont reuse the jars you buy from the store. If you cant get canning jars, just freeze the sauces you make! You can freeze almost anything!


Also I would look up cracker recipes, they are really easy to make!



And please set aside a tiny amount to get yourself a snack too, you are pg and dont need to completely deprive yourself!




Keep up the good work!

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It takes some getting used to, a new budget. Don't give up. After a few months you'll find what doesn't work, and what works best and really see the results.

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You are doing awesome! :

Your produce list sounds so good! :

But I agree, I do think you should let your pregnant self indulge in a yummy snack just for you once in a while.
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Most freeze in Ziplock type baggies, but some do freeze in glass jars. Yes you need to leave room in them. Some people get broken jars in the freezer and some say it always works for them.


You can try a couple first to see.




There is also drying or dehydrating foods.

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You have a PM.



As for dehydrating... everyone does it differently. I would find a good book on it.


You can buy a dehydrator (Excalibers are the best, but pricey), make/buy a solar dehydrator to put outside, dry on screens outside in the summer, dry in your oven, etc... anywhere you can get steady low heat and a breeze. Each item needs a different amount of time, this is where a book would come in handy.

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Great thread! And you are doing an awesome job!!

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Hope you are feeling better!

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