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Forum: Television   09-26-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Alkenny
Just an FYI...cable IS broadband, so that...

Just an FYI...cable IS broadband, so that shouldn't be an issue. I have cable internet and just went to check it out and it's working fine for me....
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Alkenny
My older two shared a room until last...

My older two shared a room until last year...they were 11 and 14 at the time when we bought this house.

Off and on, I shared with both of my siblings (girl/boy) as our parents were seperated and...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Alkenny
I've gotten MANY things from the...

I've gotten MANY things from the curbside...furniture, carpeting, exercise equipment...lots of things.

Our community had unlimited pickup once a month, and everyone puts things out...and you can...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-13-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By Alkenny
I had a big pack of regular washcloths (you can...

I had a big pack of regular washcloths (you can get at any 'mart' or Dollar store...a dozen or so for $3) and just ran them under the warm tap when I went to change.
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-13-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By Alkenny
Re: the plastic sippies...there's an article in...

Re: the plastic sippies...there's an article in the newest Time magazine (it came in the mail yesterday, so next week's issue?) about that....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,818
Posted By Alkenny
Rent- Mortgage of $512 a month Health...

Rent- Mortgage of $512 a month

Health Insurance- $72 per week

Car Insurance- $82 per month (2 vehicles, one has full coverage, great driving records)

Electricity- varies from $45-$90 per...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,237
Posted By Alkenny
2 adults, 3 kiddos (2 teens, one a sweaty...

2 adults, 3 kiddos (2 teens, one a sweaty baseball player ATM)...

2 loads towels
2 loads sheets
1 load whites
1 load jeans
1 load whites
1 load colors
1 load blacks
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,438
Posted By Alkenny
Almost wo years ago, my DH was let go THREE...

Almost wo years ago, my DH was let go THREE times in that year from different places. FIL lost his job around the same time, but thankfully was right at his retirement age.

My BIL lost his job of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-30-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Alkenny
We have a 3 bedroom house, but our boys have the...

We have a 3 bedroom house, but our boys have the largest bedroom. (We have the medium one and DD has the smallest, which still has PLENTY of room).

The boys got the larger one so they have more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,240
Posted By Alkenny
Quote: Originally Posted by wombatclay...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wombatclay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11575961)...
Forum: Television   06-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,643
Posted By Alkenny
Just a heads up for those that may be...

Just a heads up for those that may be Tivo'ing/DVR'ing it...the episode in two weeks (7/10) wasn't on mine, so I looked through the guide and it's listed as a repeat but it's NOT a repeat (I've...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-23-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Alkenny
I love the smell, I love the stiffness of the...

I love the smell, I love the stiffness of the towels too.

I haven't noticed any fading of our dark clothes, and we have clothes that we've had for YEARS. If you want to be safe, do you have a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-23-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,851
Posted By Alkenny
Quote: Originally Posted by spiderdust...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderdust http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11530383)
I say have as many or as few children as...
Forum: Television   06-18-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,399
Posted By Alkenny
Quote: Originally Posted by ebony...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebony http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11489300)
I'm sad that Conrad will not be on the show...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Alkenny
I'll second Lowe's. They run buy 1 get 1 free...

I'll second Lowe's. They run buy 1 get 1 free deals all the time. I got 2 four packs for less than $8.
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-17-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Alkenny
My mom has problems with her bathroom shower...

My mom has problems with her bathroom shower smelling like sewer gas. Turns out that all of her neighbors do too, and they think it's more of a 'city' problem backing up....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 952
Posted By Alkenny
$3.93 in Ohio

$3.93 in Ohio
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 543
Posted By Alkenny
Standard (replacement value, which is about...

Standard (replacement value, which is about double what the house is actually worth), with a sewer backup rider. We're not in a flood plain.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,863
Posted By Alkenny
Electricity alone...$46 last month. We didn't...

Electricity alone...$46 last month. We didn't have the AC on at the time though. Our highest bill last summer with AC was in the $90 range. 2500 sq foot home, but 1200 of that is underground.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Alkenny
We've had ours for a couple of months now. LOVE...

We've had ours for a couple of months now. LOVE IT. Absolutely no problems with any of it.

My only drawback is that we don't have a local number or area code, but we're dealing with that for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,108
Posted By Alkenny
Through our public pool...$18 for group lessons,...

Through our public pool...$18 for group lessons, $25 for private lessons. 5 lessons for each. They will only give them to children over age 5 though.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Alkenny
Forgive me...this must've been a double post and...

Forgive me...this must've been a double post and I didn't leave this one stay buried because I was reading backwards. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,412
Posted By Alkenny
Just over $24k last year before taxes. We're...

Just over $24k last year before taxes. We're living better now than we did when I was working also, and we made near $30k...BUT we are doing better budgeting, paid off our vehicles, credit card, and...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   06-14-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,086
Posted By Alkenny
Contact a local church and see if their ladies'...

Contact a local church and see if their ladies' groups use them. When I worked at a nursing home, we had a Mennonite lady who came in once a month and took all of the clothing, sheets, etc. What she...
Forum: Television   06-14-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Alkenny
We didn't care for last night's, but we liked...

We didn't care for last night's, but we liked the first episode. It was something my 12 year old could watch with me.
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