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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By SoHappy
Best of luck to you. Do you have a garden? I'm...

Best of luck to you. Do you have a garden? I'm amazed how much fresh produce can come from $10 worth of seeds, even in a small space. In the summer you can build amazing meals around what's growing...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-06-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By SoHappy
Salt water systems are actually salt water...

Salt water systems are actually salt water chlorine generators. The pools aren't chlorine free, you just never put chlorine into them—it is created by electrolysis when the salt water passes over...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-03-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By SoHappy
That is so funny. White bread, processed meat...

That is so funny. White bread, processed meat and what appears to be American style cheese food product, and they're concerned about what it's wrapped in? Also, all those ingredients come from the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By SoHappy
Amazon has Britax at up to 20% off right now. ...

Amazon has Britax at up to 20% off right now.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...5PWEMX7JTAK5XK...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By SoHappy
I bet it's fixable. They'll probably be able to...

I bet it's fixable. They'll probably be able to sister some new framing along the damaged parts. Just be glad you found it now, and not after a structural failure.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By SoHappy
They should send you a 1099 form showing what...

They should send you a 1099 form showing what they paid you in 2008.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By SoHappy
Amen, Velochic. Amen.

Amen, Velochic. Amen.
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-02-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By SoHappy
I put them in the little mesh bag that garlic...

I put them in the little mesh bag that garlic comes in and tie it closed. Makes a nice body scrubber to use in the shower.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By SoHappy
Many municipalities have made property value...

Many municipalities have made property value adjustments as they acknowledge current real estate values. That lower number is saving you money on your property taxes. Don't try to get it changed!
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Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By SoHappy
They'll perk right up if you stick them in a...

They'll perk right up if you stick them in a bowl of water overnight.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By SoHappy
I hate both the flavor and texture of fondant....

I hate both the flavor and texture of fondant. Bleh. I love watching the show, though.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By SoHappy
Back when the rules were set, the ink and paper...

Back when the rules were set, the ink and paper were different. The ink was more likely to soak through the paper, thus the blotter on the desk. That made it difficult to read the letter if both...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By SoHappy
Use cold ingredients to keep the tortillas from...

Use cold ingredients to keep the tortillas from getting soggy as they freeze. So make a big batch of beans and a big batch of rice and stick them in the fridge overnight before assembling.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,555
Posted By SoHappy
I saved enough for a down payment on a mobile...

I saved enough for a down payment on a mobile home and lived in it for five years. It was better than renting, because we had something to sell at the end. I stayed in that until I had enough equity...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By SoHappy
AfricanQueen99, I really, really urge you to...

AfricanQueen99, I really, really urge you to look closer at your paperwork. I know people often think they're refinancing "for nothing" but that's not the case. Various fees just get rolled into the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By SoHappy
I'd wait and watch a little while.

I'd wait and watch a little while.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By SoHappy
Anything you can do to speed up that travel...

Anything you can do to speed up that travel reimbursement? Your employer should be understanding. You're not a bank and they're not paying you interest, are they?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-01-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,408
Posted By SoHappy
They definitely have staples there. I often stop...

They definitely have staples there. I often stop just for milk, eggs, butter, bread, etc.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,470
Posted By SoHappy
I definitely would not do it.

I definitely would not do it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By SoHappy
By not paying you, she violated the terms of...

By not paying you, she violated the terms of your employment and, in effect, let you go. You can't be expected to stay without a paycheck. Fingers crossed for you!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By SoHappy
Our Santa's House benefits a non-profit, so I...

Our Santa's House benefits a non-profit, so I take my own pics but make a donation. They still get money from me, they just don't have to give me one of those crappy pictures.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By SoHappy
We've had DSL for years with no problems. You...

We've had DSL for years with no problems. You probably had phone line problems in your old house and just didn't know it until you got DSL. Data transmission requires a higher quality connection...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-03-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By SoHappy
What you want to do takes much thought and...

What you want to do takes much thought and planning, but is definitely achievable—and worthwhile! We survive off a teacher's salary in one of the most expensive areas of California (San Luis Obispo)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SoHappy
Quote: Originally Posted by Dar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12519868)

Even if you have a Costco cash card to pay, you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SoHappy
Have a member buy you a Costco cash card with...

Have a member buy you a Costco cash card with your money. You don't have to be a member to shop using a cash card.
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