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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2013, 06:09 PM
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Posted By gabbyraja
If it's in a pipe coming from the meter would...

If it's in a pipe coming from the meter would the utility fix it? Might be worth a call.
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,535
Posted By gabbyraja
lol, I was just back here looking for an old...

lol, I was just back here looking for an old thread about mattresses and saw this. I read through it again, and BOY those were the days.

Turns out aniT had it on the head. I did some REMARKABLE...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2013, 07:13 PM
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Posted By gabbyraja
I understand. I wanted to go back now, too,...

I understand. I wanted to go back now, too, but... I have to wait as I simply can't afford it otherwise.Besides, I do want to stay home and do homeschooling with the kiddos, and the youngest is only...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2013, 02:44 PM
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Views: 70,287
Posted By gabbyraja
Justmama, do you know if there is an IDA program...

Justmama, do you know if there is an IDA program near you? Maybe 211 could tell you? IDA is individual development account. It's a long-term thing, but it could help you pay for that CNA class. Our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,950
Posted By gabbyraja
Congrats and GL Zebra! Condolences to those...

Congrats and GL Zebra! Condolences to those feeling down this season.
 
I am full of hope for the new year. I think my last post may have been about us buying a house and getting out of the city....
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By gabbyraja
11 and 9

11 and 9
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By gabbyraja
Hmm... I didn't really think about whether or...

Hmm... I didn't really think about whether or not they care what other kids think about them, or if they do well. I just assumed. Don't all kids care about doing well and what other kids think of...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By gabbyraja
I have an unschooler dilemma. Both of my...

I have an unschooler dilemma.

Both of my oldest children have expressed a desire to take some classes at our local public school. They are 4th and 6th grade. The school has an "arts rotation"...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,950
Posted By gabbyraja
zenni optical! http://www.zennioptical.com/ ...

zenni optical! http://www.zennioptical.com/  Glasses as low as $15, I usually get myself 2 pair at a time for less than $60, including shipping. Really cool-looking styles, too. You just need your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,950
Posted By gabbyraja
Sorry I haven't been here in forever. We've had...

Sorry I haven't been here in forever. We've had about the busiest spring/summer of our lives. Consequently, I have a good update. I posted back in Feb or so about looking for a house. We found one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By gabbyraja
Hmmmm... Hadn't thought about that. I've sent an...

Hmmmm... Hadn't thought about that. I've sent an email. We shall see.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By gabbyraja
I do not charter or online school. We're mostly...

I do not charter or online school. We're mostly unschoolers.
 
I called the local school this morning and left a message. The secretary called me right back and said she honestly didn't know. She...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By gabbyraja
I have a reminder set to do that tomorrow. I'll...

I have a reminder set to do that tomorrow. I'll post back here with anything they say. Apparently they receive more funding for every child signed up for free lunches, so I would guess that if there...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By gabbyraja
To clarify, I do not intend to actually use the...

To clarify, I do not intend to actually use the school lunches, just get the letter.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By gabbyraja
I NEED the $10 internet service, or I'm going to...

I NEED the $10 internet service, or I'm going to have to go without for the better part of a year and with 5 homeschool kids that do half of their work online that's going to be impossible. But, my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By gabbyraja
Sorry this is so off topic, but i put it here...

Sorry this is so off topic, but i put it here because the budgetary issue, parent-at-home during the day issue, and 24/7 on duty issue, as well as finding friends outside of the HS circles bit, seem...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By gabbyraja
Sure. We ended up getting fruit flies in our wk...

Sure. We ended up getting fruit flies in our wk and pitched it. I saved the grains and froze them, hoping that would kill any eggs that might be in there. We will be moving in a few weeks and I just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By gabbyraja
Oh, also, it has a fireplace (They have it...

Oh, also, it has a fireplace (They have it boarded up and obviously haven't used it in a while). We wouldn't have cared if it didn't have one or did have one, but I LOVE fireplaces. Is there any way...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By gabbyraja
The homeowners wouldn't fill the pool, so we...

The homeowners wouldn't fill the pool, so we kept looking. Good thing, because we found something else that's wonderful! The next door neighbors have horses, and it's literally 3 houses down from a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-25-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By gabbyraja
I'm having this same dilemma. I live in mid-MI,...

I'm having this same dilemma. I live in mid-MI, and outside the city there is a corn field (guaranteed round-up ready) every few freaking feet. I have to live with the fact that I will be near...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By gabbyraja
I do have one now (my NY's resolution), but do...

I do have one now (my NY's resolution), but do not yet contribute regularly. I don't feel comfortable that our emergency fund is large enough yet. When it is, then I will contribute what we can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By gabbyraja
I did it. Before getting back in school. Our...

I did it. Before getting back in school. Our income had been cut to 1/3 after I started to SAH. We were so broke we quickly qualified for food stamps, so take that income into consideration, but my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By gabbyraja
Yes, actually we have all  (older, small)...

Yes, actually we have all  (older, small) appliances in storage. And, the houses we've been looking at have appliances. So, we'd be able to make due until we find the right ones. I realize people...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By gabbyraja
I found these Xtra Large capacity dishwashers...

I found these Xtra Large capacity dishwashers that fit in a normal space http://www.askousa.com/ Watch the video on the homepage. It looks very cool. That's as far as I've gotten in my search for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By gabbyraja
We've found a house we really like. It's...

We've found a house we really like.

It's NOT situated N/S. I've really been looking, but people are just stupid about building around here I guess... The kitchen, sunroom and bedrooms are S/E,...
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