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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 101
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By OnEarth
Well, it would depend. I probably wouldn't go...

Well, it would depend. I probably wouldn't go into anyone's house, much less apartment, by myself unless there were a lot of customers going in and out. That aside, how do you think people in cities...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-18-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By OnEarth
Yeah, I can understand about the bins being...

Yeah, I can understand about the bins being annoying for long periods of time- only because they are open and you can see the recycling which is essentially trash. It wouldn't bother me unless there...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By OnEarth
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By OnEarth
Am I wrong to find this to be kind of crazy...

Am I wrong to find this to be kind of crazy behavior?
 
Background- I live in one of 3 small apartment buildings that are on a normal residential street that have single family residences across...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By OnEarth
I started classes when DD was 3 months old, I...

I started classes when DD was 3 months old, I had 6 hours of class with a 15 minute break. BUT the first class was a lab and routinely got out early so I would go pump in the bathroom. Not ideal,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By OnEarth
and you can only take 5 items per person. Assume...

and you can only take 5 items per person. Assume that shelter and food would not be an issue, but you have no internet, no phone, and no you can't order anything online. An item can be a set of...
Forum: Gardening   03-26-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By OnEarth
Thanks! That's one of the prettier plants I've...

Thanks! That's one of the prettier plants I've seen. I wonder if they were the original inspiration for Japanese/Chinese lanterns. I wonder what it tastes like.
Forum: Gardening   03-26-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By OnEarth
I want to know what the red papery pods are...

I want to know what the red papery pods are hanging next to the braided garlic. My google-fu has failed me in figuring this out, and it doesn't mention it in the associated article. Any help would...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By OnEarth
How do you make it work? Does only one parent...

How do you make it work? Does only one parent work and the other one unschools? I know there are some single parent unschoolers out there. I'm just wondering if I can juggle the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By OnEarth
We hear a lot of the negatives, but I'm curious...

We hear a lot of the negatives, but I'm curious what you think are the positive benefits to your family (besides the $ or the promise of future $) that come from working outside of the home or being...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By OnEarth
This is really interesting to see where people...

This is really interesting to see where people took this. I personally wasn't thinking of basic necessities as that which is only necessary to sustain life. I meant something like the basic minimum...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By OnEarth
You have a good point, I was really more...

You have a good point, I was really more interested in the question of basic necessities vs. luxuries, rather than utilities which I think just confused the issue. I edited my original question a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By OnEarth
I am curious as to what people consider to be...

I am curious as to what people consider to be things that aren't luxuries and that you think of as basic necessities, in terms of monthly or yearly expenditures.
 
These aren't mine specifically...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By OnEarth
This can be hard if you're cosleeping but try...

This can be hard if you're cosleeping but try getting up in the mornings to study instead of doing it late into the evening. Even if you are operating on the same number of hours of interrupted...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-04-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By OnEarth
Total deferrer, with a bit of hoarding. Actually...

Total deferrer, with a bit of hoarding. Actually my husband is the hoarder but he'd say the same thing about me http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif No margarine containers,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,323
Posted By OnEarth
Those symbols are rather cheerful, sometimes I...

Those symbols are rather cheerful, sometimes I envision them when I'm doing these tasks and they crack me up. Kudos to you for doing what it takes to make your house a happy place for you. We are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-02-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By OnEarth
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I know that sounds harsh, but really it sounds like he is the most stressful thing in your life. He needs to get it together, and if he...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By OnEarth
I would go ahead and get one, if you have the...

I would go ahead and get one, if you have the money for it why not? As for the toaster oven- we have a regular toaster oven with no slots for toast, and we use it to make regular toast in addition...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,707
Posted By OnEarth
oops, double posted somehow.

oops, double posted somehow.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,707
Posted By OnEarth
This is my first time doing this, I'll be really...

This is my first time doing this, I'll be really glad if it goes well!
 
Who I am:. I am a full time student, parent to almost 2 year old DD who stays home with us, and full time student DH.
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,707
Posted By OnEarth
This is my first time doing this, I'll be really...

This is my first time doing this, I'll be really glad if it goes well!
 
Who I am:. I am a full time student, parent to almost 2 year old DD who stays home with us, and full time student DH.
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,769
Posted By OnEarth
You need two cars in many areas if you are a two...

You need two cars in many areas if you are a two parent household with two children and two jobs. Replacing a newer vehicle with something "cheaper" will only back fire in the long run with repairs....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-27-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,418
Posted By OnEarth
We have a rubber coated metal dish rack in one...

We have a rubber coated metal dish rack in one of our sinks. It is definitely less cluttery than having one on the kitchen counter! We don't have a dishwasher so we need one. What I like about it is...
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