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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By gonyere
I cook beans in my crockpot all the time without...

I cook beans in my crockpot all the time without boiling them first (sort. rinse. dump in crockpot. fill with water. add an onion halved. turn on. wait 4-8 hrs) I've never heard this and certainly...
Forum: Unschooling   11-07-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By gonyere
Just wondering if there are any unschoolers in...

Just wondering if there are any unschoolers in North Eastern/Central Ohio? I'm in Carroll County south of Canton/Akron and am considering homeschooling my boys (5.5 & 3). I know quite a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By gonyere
If your driving, I highly recommend driving as...

If your driving, I highly recommend driving as straight-through as possible. DH & I drove to Boston a month ago from OH (~11 hrs each way), essentially straight through. We borrowed my dad's...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By gonyere
I'd feed formula till at least 12 months. I...

I'd feed formula till at least 12 months. I never did give mashed/baby-foods though. I just started them off with little bits of whatever we were eating - once they could sit up, they sat at the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By gonyere
I learned to cook mostly by looking up recipes...

I learned to cook mostly by looking up recipes for stuff I liked to eat out and making it at home. Stuff like Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, General Tso's Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, etc. Some stuff I...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,980
Posted By gonyere
:hugs: I haven't spoken to my mother in more...

:hugs: I haven't spoken to my mother in more than a year - since late last summer (July/August of 11'). She has never respected me as an adult and constantly made snide remarks about me and how I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By gonyere
Its best, IME to buy tickets 6-8 weeks out....

Its best, IME to buy tickets 6-8 weeks out. Flying Tues/Wed sometimes Thursday for the best prices. For hotels, check out booking.com - they have hotels, motels and hostels all over the world, and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By gonyere
We're pretty set for a long term power outage......

We're pretty set for a long term power outage... we have a hand pump for water and an outhouse thats been here forever as well. I try to keep a decent stock of food around of varying types - various...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By gonyere
We hunt deer and raise meat goats. My Dad & DH...

We hunt deer and raise meat goats. My Dad & DH both hunt deer and I anticipate my boys (5.5 & 3) going out with them in the next few years to sit and, some day shoot deer. We do butcher our own deer...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 970
Posted By gonyere
I honestly don't know. I think I'd be surprised...

I honestly don't know. I think I'd be surprised that I had two kids and was back living at home, but probably not unhappy - growing up, I always said I'd live here... so while I didn't think I'd be...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,746
Posted By gonyere
I (or DH) read to the boys every night before...

I (or DH) read to the boys every night before bed with rare exceptions (ie when they fell asleep downstairs or in the car or were up late finishing a movie or something), I usually read till DS1...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By gonyere
http://voices.yahoo.com/best-open-source-finance-...

http://voices.yahoo.com/best-open-source-finance-software-156399.html
 
Personally, I'm a fan of GNUCash (http://www.gnucash.org), though I haven't used it a ton.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,395
Posted By gonyere
Modernizing the electrical grid (ie running...

Modernizing the electrical grid (ie running cables underground, instituting 'smart grid' technology, etc) would also create jobs and save lots in the long term, but its 'too expensive' so we simply...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,395
Posted By gonyere
Most people on the east coast don't have...

Most people on the east coast don't have woodstoves, nor any other sort of heat that doesn't require electricity - even most stoves that run on propane still require electricity to function, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,202
Posted By gonyere
It amazes me how judgmental so many people are...

It amazes me how judgmental so many people are when it comes to drugs that are currently illegal in the USA. Some of you think weed is only OK if you're using it purely medicinally. But presumably...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 215
Posted By gonyere
My boys are 3 & 5 and have seen all the original...

My boys are 3 & 5 and have seen all the original films, and are huge fans of the SW: Clone Wars cartoons (which, I might add, are quite good. I acutally liked them at first. Having now seen them a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 215
Posted By gonyere
And so the final trilogy will indeed be...

And so the final trilogy will indeed be produced!! I wonder if Disney will be smart enough to release the original 3theatricles on blueray/dvd without lucas' bs computer animations included...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By gonyere
Another vote to keep them. Wooden train sets are...

Another vote to keep them. Wooden train sets are so expensive, and also so open-ended for play. My boys (5.5 & 3) are just now big enough to really build interesting tracks by themselves, and do so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,202
Posted By gonyere
Really. Drugs have no place in this world - does...

Really. Drugs have no place in this world - does this include prescription drugs? Over-the-counter drugs? Alcohol? Caffeine? Tobacco? Nicotine? Wheres the line for you? Just stuff that's illegal?...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,069
Posted By gonyere
My dad built our house ase a very long term...

My dad built our house ase a very long term project. After ~30 years it is now more-or-less done. Most of the building was done over a ~10-11 yr period, ending when I was ~9 yrs old. My dad recently...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By gonyere
:hugs: I understand. My DS1 (5.5) potty trained...

:hugs: I understand. My DS1 (5.5) potty trained 100% in about 3 days ~3 yrs. About a year later (~4) he started pooping in his pants. It has never stopped. For a while it was frequent and I put him...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By gonyere
I'd grind some up and taste the flour - if it...

I'd grind some up and taste the flour - if it tastes off as flour, I'd probably pass, and either compost it or feed it to animals (chickens, goats, etc). You can also try washing it and letting it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By gonyere
I've had a credit card since I turned 18, but...

I've had a credit card since I turned 18, but have always (ok, almost always - I've run a balance for a month or two a couple times) paid it off every month. Doing so, is, as I understand it at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,592
Posted By gonyere
We're a family of 4(though my dad joins us for...

We're a family of 4(though my dad joins us for dinner a few times a week), and on average we spend ~500-600 a month on groceries. Our utilities are ~200-300 a month (we pay for electricity &...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-24-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 8,634
Posted By gonyere
I washed two loads of laundry, folded & put away...

I washed two loads of laundry, folded & put away 4 loads, cleaned out the fish tank, made lunch, dinner, did dishes, picked up the house, and took DS1 to soccer... oh, and then I got the boys to...
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