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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-16-2012, 05:39 PM
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Posted By seawitch
Yeah... I think it would be a deal-breaker for...

Yeah... I think it would be a deal-breaker for him if he had to make do with a slower connection. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif

It's funny, in Hungary, a village that's...
Forum: Unschooling   01-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,613
Posted By seawitch
Really? That's exciting. We're NY newbies (well,...

Really? That's exciting. We're NY newbies (well, we've both lived there before, but pre-kids).

We're looking into the Corning area right now. Whereabouts are you guys located?
Forum: Unschooling   01-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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Views: 3,613
Posted By seawitch
I'm in a similar situation. My kids love their...

I'm in a similar situation. My kids love their preschool - I hate it. It's the lesser of two evils for us at the moment - we've been staying at my mom's house for the better part of the last year...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-10-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By seawitch
DH needs easy access because he has appointments...

DH needs easy access because he has appointments at the hospital - they can be as frequent as several times per week. Or he can go a long time without them - in which case we'd be perfectly content...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-10-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By seawitch
We are currently house-hunting. We've pretty...

We are currently house-hunting. We've pretty much picked an area - we might not move there if we end up hating it, but chances are good that we're going to end up in it. So here's the issue... The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By seawitch
Well, all the "city amenities" are in Corning,...

Well, all the "city amenities" are in Corning, as far as I can figure, which is Mapquested to be around 20-25 mins away. That's for the programs we've looked into, anyway. (Ballet, the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By seawitch
This might be a no-brainer to some of you, but...

This might be a no-brainer to some of you, but I'm stumped.

We're moving from here shortly and heading off to... well, destination unknown, really. We have a vague idea and know we'll be in NY...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By seawitch
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By seawitch
Oh, and I called the assessor and utility...

Oh, and I called the assessor and utility company in the area and man were they helpful! The utility lady took like half an hour to talk to me and went through like a dozen houses that were listed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By seawitch
Thanks - right now we've pretty much settled on...

Thanks - right now we've pretty much settled on the Bath/Corning area but if it doesn't pan out it's nice to have some backups. The houses there are all a similar price range, so we probably...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842
Posted By seawitch
Coabode is awesome and I'm behind it all the...

Coabode is awesome and I'm behind it all the way.

FWIW for all those who say "I'm a single mother with no means" etc. - I am perfectly confident that there's someone out there if you look hard...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By seawitch
Disability adjusts for inflation - but...

Disability adjusts for inflation - but minimally. We've had years when it didn't increase at all, other times by like a few dollars. The government sets it, so I guess it depends too on the status...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By seawitch
Ah, it's been a while... I'm a little...

Ah, it's been a while...

I'm a little disoriented. We're in FL right now. Our old house sold but we didn't really get as much for it as we were hoping to. So now we're trying to figure out where...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-29-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By seawitch
I'm sorry for your loss. I had several...

I'm sorry for your loss.

I had several experiences, although not quite like yours, but it might help answer some of your questions anyway.

One, about the ovulation - yes it IS possible to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By seawitch
There's a thread somewhere on MDC called the...

There's a thread somewhere on MDC called the Soggy Mainstream Mamas or something like that... I'll try to find the link for you. Point being is that there are a lot of people like you on here. The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By seawitch
How old were your kids, again? Off the top...

How old were your kids, again?

Off the top of my head - let them listen to interesting music on Youtube. Or pick a theme for the month and see what you can learn about the music from there -...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-29-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By seawitch
Now, er... what exactly is meant by "trouble"?...

Now, er... what exactly is meant by "trouble"? Trouble as in, "please correct this and bring us the properly filled out time sheet or we'll keep phoning your house" or "hey, we called CPS and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,617
Posted By seawitch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Emilie2 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By seawitch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Imakcerka http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By seawitch
Did they change their policies? Back in the day...

Did they change their policies? Back in the day I used to sell a lot of books, etc. off Amazon and always made a decent amount. Probably not a profit, but I was always satisfied to get my money back...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By seawitch
Now that we havea bit more to work with in our...

Now that we havea bit more to work with in our budget we have $50 per kid and $200 for DH and me, each. DH is horrible with money. He would buy himself all the toys in the world (video games,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By seawitch
My only comment is that It's shocking that...

My only comment is that It's shocking that someone would ASK for an iphone or handbags, or a trip somewhere. That's amazing. I don't have any of those things although I suppose if our priorities...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,617
Posted By seawitch
Yeah. I think you're "supposed" to look a...

Yeah. I think you're "supposed" to look a certain way if you're poor - haunted eyes, dishevelled hair in a bun, aged beyond your years, dressed in a potato sack or something - like you're out of a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 08:02 AM
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Posted By seawitch
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,617
Posted By seawitch
I think it does depend on individual situations...

I think it does depend on individual situations but the people who have more and who have posted on this thread, do have a feeling (which may be totally right, in their cases) that their family...
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