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Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-13-2007, 11:46 AM
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Posted By mpeel
I have to go back to work outside the home. I am...

I have to go back to work outside the home. I am not making enough typing at home. Also, some recent health scares with my DH have made me realize now that my children are older, I need to think of...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   07-18-2007, 09:35 AM
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Views: 55
Posted By mpeel
Good Morning!

Good Morning!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-18-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By mpeel
The chicks were in the chicken house when the...

The chicks were in the chicken house when the snake got them. We saw snakes daily once we got chickens. Now we see one a month, maybe. But, the snakes were good for the mice population. We did not...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-17-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By mpeel
We did not find locking them up helped with...

We did not find locking them up helped with snakes. A snake got in and at 15 chicks one night. But maybe I need to investigate a more secure house for them. Also, we need them free range for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By mpeel
Check out the off the grid forum. I asked about...

Check out the off the grid forum. I asked about keeping cool without AC. We are in the deep South and are doing without this summer. Thankfully it has been a cool summer. But, it can still get warm...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By mpeel
We have had chickens in the past but between...

We have had chickens in the past but between snakes and hawks, they did not last long. However, they lasted long enough to realize how great they are as pest exterminators and the snakes also rid us...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-17-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,396
Posted By mpeel
Ok, 10 or whatever but still, that's a lot of...

Ok, 10 or whatever but still, that's a lot of time for damage from the Dursleys. I just wonder though. At least, that's what has been on my mind lately. I have not read any of the books in about a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-17-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,396
Posted By mpeel
I think a lot of questions may be answered in...

I think a lot of questions may be answered in this next book. I am reading HBP again so I am ready. One thing I wonder is if the Dursley were so awful to Harry, how is it he is so good? He maintains...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   07-17-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By mpeel
All prices do not include postage. I will charge...

All prices do not include postage. I will charge actual postage to your address, no handling charges. I will add more as I get more pictures taken.

Sony baby monitor. Missing ac adapter to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-16-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By mpeel
What about getting a little wading pool. I know...

What about getting a little wading pool. I know it is not quite the same but at least it would be safer. Or, can you dig your own water hole. Grit magazine has a good article on that this month.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By mpeel
Actually, I have been investigating this as our...

Actually, I have been investigating this as our duct work needs replacing. Instead, we considered window units. But, it is just too hot here. However, something I did find out was it is actually...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-10-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By mpeel
I played in a city drainage ditch my entire...

I played in a city drainage ditch my entire childhood. All we worried about was snakes and glass. However, knowing what I know now, I am not sure I would do it, especially in rural areas. Cow fields...
Forum: Allergies   07-10-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By mpeel
Hey. First, it gets easier. Soon, you will be...

Hey. First, it gets easier. Soon, you will be wondering how and why people eat mainstream. Check out my blog: http://www.nurtured.com/glutenfree for some recipes. Also, please feel free to PM me any...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-08-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,831
Posted By mpeel
A scopist is in the legal field proofing...

A scopist is in the legal field proofing depositions, is my understanding. It is not in the med field, AFAIK. I am a legal assistant by trade. I am doing general transcription from home right now....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-08-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By mpeel
It is permanent FTMP. It would cost several...

It is permanent FTMP. It would cost several thousand dollars to turn it. It is on a foundation, etc.

I have an oven outside. I rarely cook inside. The main issue is the fridge gives off so much...
Forum: Learning at School   07-04-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 16,693
Posted By mpeel
Quote: Originally Posted by Missy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8538281)
I hope to God that my boys never encounter this...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-03-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By mpeel
Quote: You'll probably be so acclimated to the...

Quote:
You'll probably be so acclimated to the heat by the end of the summer you'll have to crank up the heat by October!
Ack! I hope not.

The main issue with the AC is rats and mice have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 651
Posted By mpeel
Ours is off. Between the rate hike here and the...

Ours is off. Between the rate hike here and the fact that ours is dying a slow death, we have been doing without. The hardest day was actually yesterday. While it only got to 84 in the house (thanks...
Forum: Learning at School   07-03-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 16,693
Posted By mpeel
I would not here because the racism is so bad...

I would not here because the racism is so bad that I would expect my daughters to be bullied beyond belief. Also, as a girl, I would fear for her in other ways. It doesn't matter how caring the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,017
Posted By mpeel
Unconditional Parenting by far. Hold On To Your...

Unconditional Parenting by far. Hold On To Your Kids for those with kids past toddlerhood. You should probably read it by toddlerhood but it applies more to older children. But, every parent should...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By mpeel
Unconditional Parenting is phenomenal. It...

Unconditional Parenting is phenomenal. It changes your whole view of parenting and your children.
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   07-03-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By mpeel
bump

bump
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   07-03-2007, 09:06 AM
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Views: 46
Posted By mpeel
bump

bump
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   07-03-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 41
Posted By mpeel
make offers.

make offers.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-03-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By mpeel
I try to only dry clothes at night (one load a...

I try to only dry clothes at night (one load a day). DH won't wear line-dried clothes to his office. I also only run the dishwasher at night. (Aren't timers wonderful.) We only cook outside. We have...
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