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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-04-2013, 11:40 AM
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Posted By grniys
Hi,my family and I are moving across the country...

Hi,my family and I are moving across the country to the Chicagoland area, specifically Northwest Indiana (the Valpo/Portage/Hobart/Merrillville area). Both of my boys are autistic and need ABA. We...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-28-2013, 11:05 AM
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Views: 53,745
Posted By grniys
I think we are going to do tequila lime chicken...

I think we are going to do tequila lime chicken with quinoa tonight. If my corn is still fresh I will make a corn and tomato salad with cilantro, maybe some black beans, onion... whatever I throw in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 741
Posted By grniys
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Forum: Parenting   11-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By grniys
I let my boys have free reign over the candy for...

I let my boys have free reign over the candy for a few days, then it goes in the trash. I threw ours away today. One of my fondest memories of childhood is gorging on candy the night of Halloween...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
Ok, so, I can breath again. She came by today...

Ok, so, I can breath again. She came by today and it went great. She asked a series of questions about the boys (we went in the backyard for most of it so the boys could play) and what services my...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
Ok, so the social worker called me back today....

Ok, so the social worker called me back today. She didn't seem evil on the phone, so I think that's a good sign, lol. Anyway, she said that they had been called by someone with a couple concerns...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
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Forum: Parenting   09-09-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
Thanks everyone.   I'm still debating...

Thanks everyone.
 
I'm still debating letting them in vs talking with them on the porch, one minute I think, "Oh, yeah, I'll let them in" then a bit later I'm like, "Talking with them on the porch...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,207
Posted By grniys
insidevoice, may I ask at what point you...

insidevoice, may I ask at what point you realized you needed to call the police? And did you dial 911 or a non-emergency number or what?
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
They came!!!!   OMG. I'm freaking out. I...

They came!!!!
 
OMG. I'm freaking out. I picked my oldest up from preschool today and came home to find a card stuck in my door from CPS. There was a note on the back saying what time they came...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By grniys
The most horrifying thing happened tonight. I...

The most horrifying thing happened tonight. I went upstairs to take a bath and relax because I had a headache. Dh was fine with it. Apparently our four year old stripped naked in our back yard so dh...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By grniys
Thanks mrsteapot. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks mrsteapot. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By grniys
Thanks. I think is going to be one of those wait...

Thanks. I think is going to be one of those wait & see things. As for what he'll need, he will have to pay for Internet and that could be anywhere from $50-100 a month. Every base is different with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By grniys
Yes, we will get separation pay. The thing is we...

Yes, we will get separation pay. The thing is we are currently getting San Diego BAH as that's where he's currently stationed but we live further north and he commutes. It works great right now but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By grniys
The cola would offset the difference, but he's...

The cola would offset the difference, but he's going to need that money rather than putting it in the household fund. And since the boys and I aren't going he will only be getting partial cola.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By grniys
Dh just got orders to move overseas...

Dh just got orders to move overseas unaccompanied. They were originally accompanied but EFMP had them changed because our oldest son has autism and they decided there aren't appropriate services...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By grniys
Thanks, I'll go check out the tribe now!

Thanks, I'll go check out the tribe now!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By grniys
Thanks for the help.   I don't know if we'll...

Thanks for the help.
 
I don't know if we'll "need" a car, but it's a good idea for us to have one. He'll need to get large amounts of his military gear to work from time to time for inspections...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By grniys
So, my dh just found out we're moving to Japan...

So, my dh just found out we're moving to Japan this summer. I'm very excited and I'm praying the orders don't fall through. I'd love to go! But, we have a lot of things here we need to get rid of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,964
Posted By grniys
I voted the $401-500 option. DS1's birthday is...

I voted the $401-500 option. DS1's birthday is in May so we're able to get him really cool outdoor toys and summery items that he'll enjoy. DS2's birthday is in January, and there's just no way to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,696
Posted By grniys
I don't do freecycle anymore because of the...

I don't do freecycle anymore because of the amount of no shows I've had in the past, but I used to use it a lot.
 
Basically, when I was giving things away I noticed a trend. The same dozen or so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By grniys
Thanks for the advice.   I'll absolutely try...

Thanks for the advice.
 
I'll absolutely try to go through the seller first and try to resolve it that way. I'd much prefer to do it that way and have it be quick, easy and polite. But it's nice...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By grniys
Ok, so, I bought an item I've been wanting for a...

Ok, so, I bought an item I've been wanting for a while off ebay. The item (a bodybuggSP) arrived today but the box looks like it was already opened, even though the description said new, unused,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,020
Posted By grniys
We're a family of 4 in a high COL area. There's...

We're a family of 4 in a high COL area. There's a lot of variation on how much a meal out costs. We can easily eat for $25 somewhere simple like Rubio's or Souplantation, but we can also easily...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By grniys
I've been doing mine online with H&R Block for a...

I've been doing mine online with H&R Block for a few years now and am very happy with their service.
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