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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By zebra15
Your kids will be fine. Pack snacks, go to the...

Your kids will be fine.
Pack snacks, go to the park- yes you can go to the park in the winter. Play in the snow, go winter hiking. As soon as you get out of 'going somewhere' and change over to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Sunday- stayed home, finished most of my online...

Sunday- stayed home, finished most of my online class and have a small break until Thursday when the next starts. Took a nap.

Monday- Presidents Day. Staying home, cleaned the house a bit,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By zebra15
3 pcs to sheet set 2013 calendar (have no idea...

3 pcs to sheet set
2013 calendar (have no idea why we still have that)
papers (counting as 1)



186 items
$10 recouped
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By zebra15
Many rooms are 'dual purpose'. Guest room/office....

Many rooms are 'dual purpose'. Guest room/office. Very few people have a formal living room these days and family room both. I would turn the living room into a office/guest room.

That being...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,503
Posted By zebra15
Its wonderful that you are welcoming a refugee...

Its wonderful that you are welcoming a refugee family this week Miranda. Obviously politics aside, humanity is an awesome thing and I'm sure the family will fit right in with the village (and the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-15-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Yes- together.... Failed and ordered yarn as...

Yes- together....
Failed and ordered yarn as 'self care' per my therapists instructions. Im kinda in a very low place mentally and emotionally right now. Dont you dare even ask how much the yarn...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
REFUND on the dryer... $100 back to my account! ...

REFUND on the dryer... $100 back to my account!

Kid has campus tomorrow, I am going to yarn club for a bit, then I have a dr appt (totally covered under medicaid), then back to get kid.

Dinner...
Forum: Unschooling   02-13-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,296
Posted By zebra15
I'm almost done with my Group Therapy course and...

I'm almost done with my Group Therapy course and much ready to move on to the next one.
What I gained most from this class is that while group therapy is a method that I might consider facilitating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-13-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By zebra15
Well IMO, your son is 18, he can either get a job...

Well IMO, your son is 18, he can either get a job or go to school. I dont think you can force him to do a schedule.
Your DD is 15/16, shes early enrollment to college- right? There is a bit of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By zebra15
1. madeline tosh blanket 11 skeins 2. madeline...

1. madeline tosh blanket 11 skeins
2. madeline tosh blanket 8 skiens
3. madeline tosh blanket 10 skeins

finished the last of the blankets I had going this afternoon. winter is just about over...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Sometimes I can do freezer meals but with a small...

Sometimes I can do freezer meals but with a small freezer and space mainly reserved for precious icecream, bagged ice and chicken on sale there isnt much room.

The car is fixed and hopefully...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
The car is being fixed- something with the...

The car is being fixed- something with the waterpump leaking, its covered under some type of powertrain warranty? I told them to also do the fluids it needs. The car is at 70k so it seems...
Forum: Unschooling   02-09-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,503
Posted By zebra15
Deborah- exactly on the HW thing, Kid has no...

Deborah- exactly on the HW thing, Kid has no problem with balancing HW, classes and a small job. He is also side tutoring a couple friends in addition to the math lab job. He appears to have much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
dropped the car off this afternoon on the way...

dropped the car off this afternoon on the way home from getting kid from campus. the dryer repair man (1st trip last week) screwed up so the guy today couldnt fix it and needed to order different...
Forum: Learning at School   02-08-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By zebra15
Ahhhh well then, american schools are different....

Ahhhh well then, american schools are different. Bowing out... Angela- didn't realize you were in canada.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By zebra15
Taxes are an even ZERO.... dont owe, and def. no...

Taxes are an even ZERO.... dont owe, and def. no refund. No money to be found there. Its probably July 1st until my next student loan payment.

February is a very tight month for money. Lots of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Scratch everything I posted a few hours ago. The...

Scratch everything I posted a few hours ago. The car is headed to the dealer. 70k miles and the 'check engine light' is on. Appointment made for Thursday. I hope its fast, simple and inexpensive...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
2/6/17 took kid to campus, then a pick up round....

2/6/17 took kid to campus, then a pick up round. no money spent
2/7/17 taking kid to art club- waiting for him- then coming home- stopping at post office on the way.
2/8/17 proposed plan take...
Forum: Unschooling   02-06-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,503
Posted By zebra15
This is what I wrote in January as hopeful goals...

This is what I wrote in January as hopeful goals for 2017:

Im hoping to move away from 'unschooling' with kid this year and get more toward 'adult' functioning. He is going to call campus tomorrow...
Forum: Learning at School   02-06-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By zebra15
Are you familiar with the catholic way of...

Are you familiar with the catholic way of teaching? Catholic school is anything but public school! I would encourage you to educate yourself on the school your daughter is attending as well as the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Finished a blanket... 8 more skeins of yarn...

Finished a blanket... 8 more skeins of yarn inventory used up.... have another blanket in process- 10 skeins for that one. Def no need to purchase yarn around here.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-05-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By zebra15
I finished the blanket... its beautiful and...

I finished the blanket... its beautiful and lovely and IM KEEPING IT

1. madeline tosh blanket 11 skeins
2. madeline tosh blanket 8 skiens


I have one more blanket to finish- 10 skeins for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
Kid needed 'work' clothes and new sneakers....

Kid needed 'work' clothes and new sneakers. "Student casual" really means 'corporate casual' with jeans and clean sneakers. So he now owns 4 button down shirts, brand new sneakers and should be good...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By zebra15
Another good day here: 15 electronics recycled ...

Another good day here:
15 electronics recycled
10 clothes gone



181 items
$10 recouped
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,367
Posted By zebra15
I did some decluttering and allowing myself to...

I did some decluttering and allowing myself to discover things about me. Decluttering actually made us a few dollars. No discretionary spending so far. I'm in an odd place mentally. I am very...
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