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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-03-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By seeing_stars
We did. It was bad and we finally got our...

We did. It was bad and we finally got our state's taxpayer advocate involved (it is a free service) and she was able to resolve the issue for us completely. I would recommend looking into that.
Forum: Gardening   10-30-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,445
Posted By seeing_stars
Bumping from the depths! Did anyone keep their...

Bumping from the depths! Did anyone keep their gardens alive over the summer? I got so frustrated with mine that I completely neglected it and didn't water it for more than 2 months but it is still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,055
Posted By seeing_stars
Thanks everyone. I reserved the apartment today...

Thanks everyone. I reserved the apartment today and will mopve a week from tomorrow. I'm concerned about various deposits to get the utilities in my name, etc. My stbx wants me to put my phone in my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-27-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,055
Posted By seeing_stars
The apartment is $775. If I go cheaper I get a...

The apartment is $775. If I go cheaper I get a tiny apartment in a bad area. I am looking at one more option calling a favor in from a friend but don't know if that will pan out. There is more that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,055
Posted By seeing_stars
Thanks, it looks like we might be able to get...

Thanks, it looks like we might be able to get some WIC, but no SNAP benefits. $300/month for food and gas for 4 people seems impossible.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,055
Posted By seeing_stars
I have a question about food stamps benefits...

I have a question about food stamps benefits that I winder if anyone can answer.

My husband and I are separating and the kids and I will be getting an apartment. I will not immediately be getting...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,711
Posted By seeing_stars
Well be glad that you don't live next door to...

Well be glad that you don't live next door to us! My husband makes horror props as a side business and this year our yard is going to be... intense. Honestly, if my neighbor asked me to do that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By seeing_stars
We bought in November at 5.5% and just signed...

We bought in November at 5.5% and just signed the refi for 4.875% on Wednesday. Our broker called us an d offered the refi with no fees and they would even pay our prepaids. Can't beat that.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By seeing_stars
We bought as is with a 203k rehab loan to make...

We bought as is with a 203k rehab loan to make the repairs. It was a bit more complicated of a process, but we got an amazing house for a great deal because of the condition.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By seeing_stars
Quote: Originally Posted by gabbyraja...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabbyraja http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15696144)
We want to do this, too. We don't have a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-01-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 273
Posted By seeing_stars
I have seen them at a couple different points,...

I have seen them at a couple different points, very cool experience. I had an aura picture and reading done about 7 years ago and the cassette tape reading of the picture was pretty accurate.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-31-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 82,865
Posted By seeing_stars
Lurking! I'm going to start a round on October...

Lurking! I'm going to start a round on October (financial reasons) but I am a huge believer in HCG diet. My mom has lost 100lbs and 50 inches in the past year on the diet. She works at the clinic...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,351
Posted By seeing_stars
We don't budget disposable income like that. We...

We don't budget disposable income like that. We have separate accounts and pay separate bills then do whatever we want with the left overs. For me "left over" money covers groceries, eating out,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 954
Posted By seeing_stars
Also, a couple years ago I made a huge batch of...

Also, a couple years ago I made a huge batch of vanilla extract for about $50 for the glass bottles, labels, vodka and organic vanilla beans. Everyone LOVED it.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 954
Posted By seeing_stars
I shop clearance all year long for Christmas....

I shop clearance all year long for Christmas. Target and K mart both do an annual July toy clearance in July. I got last year's Christmas and friend birthdays taken care of for $120 at Target- 3...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By seeing_stars
I hope it works out for you!We had several...

I hope it works out for you!We had several people discourage us from taking on a big project, especially since we closed, had the remodel done, I had major knee surgery, we moved, had 2 birthdays,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By seeing_stars
We have a plan with fairly low premiums, a $2400...

We have a plan with fairly low premiums, a $2400 deductible that the employer pays half of. We have met our deductible every year for various reasons- one year it was hyperemesis requiring multiple...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By seeing_stars
We actually found our broker through facebook....

We actually found our broker through facebook. He randomly added me and I accepted since we were looking for a home at that time. I'd see him post status updates about closing 203k loans and when we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By seeing_stars
We did! Our house was a foreclosure that would...

We did! Our house was a foreclosure that would not have been habitable without a lot of work. We found a broker that had a lot of experience with 203ks and also a contractor that was familiar with...
Forum: Gardening   07-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,445
Posted By seeing_stars
Maybe blossom end rot? Mine did that too and I...

Maybe blossom end rot? Mine did that too and I tried adding bone meal but it didn't do much. My garden has done MUCH better in the shade. Some of the plants are recovering from being burned by the...
Forum: Spirituality   07-03-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By seeing_stars
He can go stateside or low risk countries.

He can go stateside or low risk countries.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By seeing_stars
We are in a slightly odd situation because we...

We are in a slightly odd situation because we are in the position of doing well in comparison to most of our friends (students and young couples) but DS starts private school in the fall at a school...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 263
Posted By seeing_stars
Years ago I hid outside and started calling for...

Years ago I hid outside and started calling for my mom *who I knew was ion the kitchen) through the vent for the stove hood. She was sure that my voice was coming through the oven and was panicking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 110
Posted By seeing_stars
I feel your pain. We are in AZ, so AC is a...

I feel your pain. We are in AZ, so AC is a requirement and one of our units is running poorly and will die completely any day. I don't have the 7k to replace it this summer...
Forum: Gardening   06-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,445
Posted By seeing_stars
I can take more detailed photos later. The posts...

I can take more detailed photos later. The posts have poly rope strung between them and the shade cloth is nailed on the side of my patio, then strung up over the rope. I used zip ties to attach the...
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