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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By WNB
Invite them over for a "picnic" in your front...

Invite them over for a "picnic" in your front yard, uncleaned and if they make any sort of funny faces when they notice, point out that it's their dog's crap.

(or just bring the dog back over to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By WNB
Quote: Originally Posted by Denvergirlie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denvergirlie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13545117)
Your math is wrong in this. You state...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By WNB
Why are you focusing on 15 year mortgages if you...

Why are you focusing on 15 year mortgages if you are trying to give yourselves more flexibility with cash flow near-term?

Most mortgages do not include pre-payment penalties - so if you want to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By WNB
Re: taxes on your home -- my guess: When you...

Re: taxes on your home -- my guess:
When you sell a house that is or was your principal residence, you may be able to exclude up to 500K in capital gains (250K per person, 500K for married filing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By WNB
Love to see her try to buy a gallon of milk with...

Love to see her try to buy a gallon of milk with gold.
Forum: July 2009   03-26-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 791
Posted By WNB
Me. I don;t think there's any milk: it was gone...

Me. I don;t think there's any milk: it was gone by January ad the boobs were sore from Dec. throught Feb.. Less uncomfortable now, which is good b/c DD is definitely not ready to sign off. She calls...
Forum: Parenting   03-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,756
Posted By WNB
Quote: Originally Posted by ChetMC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetMC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13390837)
It totally is, but can you blame somebody for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-19-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By WNB
No apostrophe. But if you decide to put one...

No apostrophe.

But if you decide to put one in anyway, yes, it would go after the "s" in "moms".
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By WNB
I paid my sitter $11 per hour (net of social...

I paid my sitter $11 per hour (net of social security and medicare taxes). I didn't withhold anything for federal income tax, and we decided she operated more as an independent contractor than an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-10-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By WNB
I think if the debt is bothering you, and you...

I think if the debt is bothering you, and you feel it should be a higher priority to pay for, then you should a) start paying it off, and b) be more assertive about limiting purchases of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-10-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By WNB
I don't think jumping into rental properties...

I don't think jumping into rental properties now, as a means to earn investment income, is particularly promising. But, nothing looks particularly promising. So there might be something in your area...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-09-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 5,593
Posted By WNB
Well of course it is, that's why it's in the...

Well of course it is, that's why it's in the sink!

If it were clean, it'd be in the dish rack or dishwasher.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,795
Posted By WNB
@ecoteat -- I think there is a huge difference...

@ecoteat -- I think there is a huge difference between knocking to see if someone's home, realizing that no one is there, and putting a package or letter in the door to protect it (assuming the door...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-05-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,999
Posted By WNB
My sense: The computer was on (if sleeping),...

My sense:
The computer was on (if sleeping), in a guest room which hadn't been closed off to her.

Access can be EASILY password protected, with separate accounts for each user if so desired, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By WNB
I delivered ~60 papers daily in a bit under an...

I delivered ~60 papers daily in a bit under an hour (all year round, long days on Friday after T'giving, and day after Christmas b/c the papers were too bulky to fit into my bikes carrier, so I had...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By WNB
OP - That's really lousy, but your DH has...

OP - That's really lousy, but your DH has definitely got some ammunition to push hard for a better raise - maybe split the difference between the $2 they gave him and what they'd promised him as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-21-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By WNB
These are the marginal tax rates for 2008. I...

These are the marginal tax rates for 2008. I believe the income referenced is the adjusted gross income (AGI).
Quote:
Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) Filing Status
(Tax Rate...
Forum: July 2009   02-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,071
Posted By WNB
Supply is gone. Nipples hurt. DD (who's about...

Supply is gone. Nipples hurt. DD (who's about 2.5) still really wants to nurse to sleep for midday naps. Night-time bedtime isn't so bad now; she'll nurse a couple minutes, then roll over and just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By WNB
Not the case for me: "pregnancy" symptoms are...

Not the case for me: "pregnancy" symptoms are identical to my first pg.

PG also made nursing painful almost from the get-go (after 27 months of completely uneventful nursing), and the supply drop...
Forum: July 2009   01-26-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By WNB
Broccoli Fruit Sushi. Yes, I'm eating...

Broccoli
Fruit
Sushi.

Yes, I'm eating the sushi too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,901
Posted By WNB
I disagree: I think it is more appropriate to...

I disagree: I think it is more appropriate to allocate the cost of childcare based on the relative value of the service to each parent. The opportunity cost of having to provide childcare for a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By WNB
Why don't you ask them if the coins will be...

Why don't you ask them if the coins will be un-rolled and thus separated from your name and contact information before being re-distributed?

It makes sense to me that the bank would want to check...
Forum: July 2009   01-26-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,279
Posted By WNB
I think I've gained less so far this time than...

I think I've gained less so far this time than at same point with DD. M/S is weird now: I feel a little less generally blah, but when it hits, it's worse than it was earlier in pg. Friday was spent...
Forum: July 2009   01-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By WNB
Don't think of it as an almost certain...

Don't think of it as an almost certain c-section. My best friend was in the same situation with her first -- the "previa"-ness of the placenta was discovered as a result of some heavy bleeding in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By WNB
I filed online once and almost instantly...

I filed online once and almost instantly regretted the chance for some high-stakes identity theft. I just don't trust them enough to file that way again.

(Nothing happened, I just hadn't thought...
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