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Forum: Site Help   06-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,009
Posted By Poddi
I found that I can't really use the back arrow...

I found that I can't really use the back arrow any more. Each page seems to load 8 times so I have to click 8 times to go back to a previous page. I'm using firefox. Not sure if anyone else have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,219
Posted By Poddi
Line drying is not practical in this place. ...

Line drying is not practical in this place.  There are only about 3 months in a year we can do that (rainy all the time) and that's my family's allergy season.  Indoor drying takes about 3 days...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Poddi
I use sunlight laundry soap or the one made by...

I use sunlight laundry soap or the one made by Soapworks.  I tried the dry mix and it didn't work too well either, so I mostly use the liquid version.  I don't use a lot of water so my detergent is...
Forum: Women's Health   05-10-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Poddi
I always thought my periods aren't bad, no...

I always thought my periods aren't bad, no cramps, regular like a clock and over very quickly.  The only problem is they're heavy.  I pretty much have to stay home the first two days to avoid...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-05-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Poddi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SunRise http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Poddi
For our first home we paid 10%.  For our second...

For our first home we paid 10%.  For our second we did the traditional 25%.  We haven't thought much about them at all.  It's just what's typical and whatever we could afford.  I don't know what...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Poddi
Would things feel different if you guys start...

Would things feel different if you guys start talking about "our" money for everything?  DH and I have joint everything except registered retirement funds, but even that is our money.  We never use...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Poddi
Thanks!  She actually called today and said she...

Thanks!  She actually called today and said she shouldn't have ask for a cruise vacation.  I said that's fine, it's not gonna happen anyway.  Guess she cooled off overnight.  That would have been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Poddi
My mom just had a big argument with me tonight. ...

My mom just had a big argument with me tonight.  She's turning 70 this summer and we were talking about party plans.  Out of nowhere she mentioned that she would like to have a cruise to Alaska,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,261
Posted By Poddi
I don't walk around totally naked, it's too cold...

I don't walk around totally naked, it's too cold most time of the year for that.  Though I certainly have no problem exposing my body or changing in front of my sons, who are now 11 and 12.  I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Poddi
My kids were conceived on day 30 and day 7 of my...

My kids were conceived on day 30 and day 7 of my cycles.  We thought we were safe, too.  These methods just can't be relied on.  I'm sure your BF will cool down eventually and deal with it.  You...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By Poddi
I never really considered Ron to be dumb.  He's...

I never really considered Ron to be dumb.  He's not.  He only seem less smart in comparison to his best friends.  It seems all the Weasleys are incredibly good at magic and each had special...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Poddi
Back when I rented we always had to pay the full...

Back when I rented we always had to pay the full month's rent even with 30 day notice.  Very few places would allow middle of the month because it would be very hard for them to rent it for the rest...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-17-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By Poddi
Draco might have improved a bit, but I seriously...

Draco might have improved a bit, but I seriously doubt he can intentionally marry a "mudblood".  Intelligence isn't everything.  IRL many smart women would be willing to marry a man who's not as...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By Poddi
I didn't like the Harry/Ginny pairing, though I...

I didn't like the Harry/Ginny pairing, though I can see why Harry would would settle with Ginny.  She's a normal girl, he wants a normal life.  Marrying her lets him truly join the Weasley family,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,159
Posted By Poddi
Wow this thread is old.  10 years ago I answered...

Wow this thread is old.  10 years ago I answered 300 - 400K.  Now it would be around 600K.  And this has dropped from the highest a couple years ago.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,517
Posted By Poddi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by starsmagick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392841/frugality-exhausted/40#post_17568577)
 I sympathize....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By Poddi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by reverendmother http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By Poddi
None right now.  We're living off savings. ...

None right now.  We're living off savings.  We'll see what the new year will bring.  I guess there should have been a "We're not trying to save" category for those not making money right now or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Poddi
I tried before and didn't find anything.  Or...

I tried before and didn't find anything.  Or maybe there was but I wasn't going to look through the 200,000 results.  Our kids have relatively common names.   I find loads of stuff searching for my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Poddi
We give thanks to everyone who's given us stuff,...

We give thanks to everyone who's given us stuff, in person, on the phone or via email.  We thank for the kids before they were 8 or 9, now they're supposed to write their own email.  They don't like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-09-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,240
Posted By Poddi
Quote:Originally Posted by Thursday...

Quote:Originally Posted by Thursday Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394408/worst-christmas-gift-thread/40#post_17541782)
 I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-09-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Poddi
We use our dishwasher all the time.  DH does the...

We use our dishwasher all the time.  DH does the pots and pans.  It was actually one of the factors in his favor when we were dating. :D I always hated doing dishes and he would do them for me. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,281
Posted By Poddi
Our goal in 2014 is to spend as little money as...

Our goal in 2014 is to spend as little money as possible.  We've been living off savings and had very little income this year, and next year will be more or less the same.  I'll probably allow a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,240
Posted By Poddi
My parents gave me a wedding band for...

My parents gave me a wedding band for Christmas.  It's 2 sizes too large and very narrow.  I have my own wedding sets and don't need single bands that are too large.  Now I have to figure out how to...
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