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Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   08-23-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 45,304
Posted By thriftyqueen
Hi MamaBice!!  Congrats on your husband's new...

Hi MamaBice!!  Congrats on your husband's new job in Minot.  Has he been able to find housing?  I think that is the trickiest part of making the move.  Let me know if you have any questions about...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   08-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 45,304
Posted By thriftyqueen
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Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 45,304
Posted By thriftyqueen
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-21-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By thriftyqueen
I have an LG and it is great!  Best vacuum I...

I have an LG and it is great!  Best vacuum I have ever owned!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,197
Posted By thriftyqueen
My current house is 1550 sq. ft including the...

My current house is 1550 sq. ft including the basement.  Up until exactly one year ago, we lived in a 3200 square feet house (including the basement).  Our house was flooded last summer and we were...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 761
Posted By thriftyqueen
I have 2 blogs.  The first one is my personal...

I have 2 blogs.  The first one is my personal blog where I post recipes, thrifty ideas, home decor items that I have recreated and a bunch of other random stuff!  It is called The Thrifty Queen...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   02-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,741
Posted By thriftyqueen
I think your best bet is going to be Bismarck if...

I think your best bet is going to be Bismarck if you don't want to be right in the middle of all the crazy chaos in oil country.  Minot is too expensive after the flood and with all the oil...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By thriftyqueen
I think the previous posters have all had great...

I think the previous posters have all had great replies.  If you are feeling uncertain and feel that you could have the baby on your own if need be, I think I would consider keeping it.  You sound...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By thriftyqueen
Thanks everyone!  The last month has been a...

Thanks everyone!  The last month has been a whirlwind of dealing with banks, FEMA, city officials, etc.  We have been staying with my mom in her condo, but we are needing a long term solution.  FEMA...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By thriftyqueen
We bought this...

We bought this (http://www.tractorsupply.com/tools/tool-storage/other-tool-storage/performance-tool-reg-half-bulk-bin-storage-rack-37-in-x-11-in-x-45-in-7-shelf-47-bin-4023482) for DS's Legos.  He...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-12-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By thriftyqueen
On June 22 of this year, we had to leave our...

On June 22 of this year, we had to leave our house due to a mandatory evacuation and lost our house to a major historic flood.  There has never been a flood of this magnitude in our town.  In 1969...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By thriftyqueen
Caneel, all the flood maps (even FEMA) for our...

Caneel, all the flood maps (even FEMA) for our area only include the river as the flood plain.  They truly believed that their system was perfection and left what they felt as no error.  No single...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By thriftyqueen
We have been told that the max any household...

We have been told that the max any household will get from FEMA for this flood is $30,200.  We are completely on our own otherwise.  We are all just reeling.  Only 380 of the 4,000 households had...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By thriftyqueen
What is the difference between at typical...

What is the difference between at typical foreclosure and a deed in lieu of foreclosure?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By thriftyqueen
On June 22, the sirens blared in our town...

On June 22, the sirens blared in our town indicating that the river had over topped it banks and over 4000 homes were going to be flooded.  Sadly, most of us didn't have flood insurance because the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By thriftyqueen
The floor was an old piece of vinyl flooring. ...

The floor was an old piece of vinyl flooring.  It was a lot of work (priming, painting 2 coats, stenciling, and 3 coats of polyurethane).  Sadly, 3 days after I got the bathroom totally done, we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thriftyqueen
Thanks for the info!  We will just be planning...

Thanks for the info!  We will just be planning to wait to see how everything goes in the next days, weeks, and months.  My understanding with foreclosure was that the mortgage company could come...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thriftyqueen
As I write this, my house is being inundated...

As I write this, my house is being inundated with flood water.  When it crests, it is expected that the waters will be 6 feet above our roof.  Most likely, the house will either be demolished from...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By thriftyqueen
Thanks!  It was a great way to take my mind off...

Thanks!  It was a great way to take my mind off river levels.  Now hopefully we are out of the woods and the river stays in its banks so we can move back into our house soon.
 
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-17-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By thriftyqueen
Three weeks ago we had to evacuate our house due...

Three weeks ago we had to evacuate our house due to flooding in our town and in less than 7 hours we moved everything from our 3200 square foot house out and into storage.  Because of the continued...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-15-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By thriftyqueen
I have almost made it through one of the 4...

I have almost made it through one of the 4 places where we are storing all of our belongings since the evacuation.  I feel pretty good about getting rid of 1/4 of the items in the one storage...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-13-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By thriftyqueen
Capturing Life Images Life Photography ...

Capturing Life Images
Life Photography
Northern Lights Photography
Your Nicknames; __________&___________ Images or Photography
About You Photography
Life Images
Jos And Mac Photography (or...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By thriftyqueen
I am in the position of a forced decluttering. ...

I am in the position of a forced decluttering.  We (as well as 10,000 other people) were evacuated from our homes due to flooding.  We had to move everything from our 3200 square foot house out in a...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   06-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By thriftyqueen
With all the flooding/evacuations/etc. in Minot...

With all the flooding/evacuations/etc. in Minot in the last week and a half, I think we will postpone getting together until it dries up a bit.  Maybe we can start in July.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By thriftyqueen
Oh good!  I am glad you are liking the wall...

Oh good!  I am glad you are liking the wall color.  It is amazing what the right color combinations together can do to a space!
 
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