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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-01-2008, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Nomama
We're driving through Indianapolis twice, to...

We're driving through Indianapolis twice, to Wisconsin today and back on Monday, and I'm wondering about good, short, preferably inexpensive eating/playing/general awesomeness stops in Indianapolis....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,786
Posted By Nomama
Arg. Arrrgggghhhhh! Why close the CC accounts?...

Arg. Arrrgggghhhhh! Why close the CC accounts? This is a desperate situation and you have no reserves whatsoever. You don't close the account - especially not your oldest account - you give the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,006
Posted By Nomama
Our monthly mortgage payment on a 15-year fixed...

Our monthly mortgage payment on a 15-year fixed for a four-bedroom city house is well under $500, less than a tenth of our monthly net. Because the sale price was low, the taxes are reasonable, too....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nomama
The low-tech way to figure out approximate...

The low-tech way to figure out approximate mileage is to fill the tank to auto shutoff (don't top off), zero out the trip odometer, and drive (try not to mix city and highway miles for more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Nomama
Eh, it comes back. I love knowing it's being...

Eh, it comes back. I love knowing it's being used, and if you save it too long, the elastic breaks down, it looks shabby, the clothes are out of style... keep it in circulation....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Nomama
Existing geothermal systems are the way they are...

Existing geothermal systems are the way they are because they make sense that way. Trenching the yard by yourself is not exactly simple, either.

However - most houses have an "underground cave"...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nomama
Also, the car has a moonroof, which is probably...

Also, the car has a moonroof, which is probably the most cooling for drag. I don't have tint on the windows, but DH does, and that makes an amazing difference. Starting with a cool car helps delay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nomama
I'm getting about 30mpg city and *less* highway...

I'm getting about 30mpg city and *less* highway in a 23/26 '95 Subaru, because it seems the most efficient speed for this car is 40-45, and I have to constantly feed gas on the highway to keep it at...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,442
Posted By Nomama
Arg! I wrote a long post in support of Cleveland...

Arg! I wrote a long post in support of Cleveland and lost it. If you'd consider Pgh, Minneapolis, or Louisville, you should look here too. I'm a DC transplant to the west side and love it. We're...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 44,216
Posted By Nomama
Great letter! Thanks all. The art museum...

Great letter!

Thanks all. The art museum activity sounds good. Erica, I would love to know the name of that restaurant, don't worry about directions, though. I'm checking out the Maumee Bay...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-16-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 44,216
Posted By Nomama
Quote: Originally Posted by MoreThanApplesauce...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoreThanApplesauce http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9174909)
If you don't have a moral...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-16-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Nomama
THANK YOU! I didn't realize there were...

THANK YOU!

I didn't realize there were three cohousing communities in AA! We had been looking into the possibility here, but it would mean starting from ground zero, and we wanted to do it while...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-14-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Nomama
I'm not sure where to post - there are so many...

I'm not sure where to post - there are so many AA threads! So please tell me if I need to move this, or if there's a more appropriate spot for these kinds of inquiries.

We live in Cleveland and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-14-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 44,216
Posted By Nomama
Hello, Toledo mamas - That PacSun incident...

Hello, Toledo mamas -

That PacSun incident is just... incredible. I've copied the Blade link to our local board and we'll be watching.

Anyway - I'm not sure where to post, and I'm a little...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-11-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Nomama
The most affordable organic wool rugs I've found...

The most affordable organic wool rugs I've found are handwoven Middle Eastern tribal rugs on ebay. These are "lesser" rugs with design problems or defects that would not appeal to...
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