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Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By Leta
He, he, I just got rid of the rug in our dining...

He, he, I just got rid of the rug in our dining room. (We don't use it for dining anymore.) We have no carpet in our house.

I have a wool area rug in the living room, a bathmat in the bathroom, a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,747
Posted By Leta
I should add: I am 31, DH is 30, and we have...

I should add: I am 31, DH is 30, and we have retirement savings. Our kids get free university tution through DH's employer.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,747
Posted By Leta
Easy. (I'm assuming this is $100,000 after...

Easy. (I'm assuming this is $100,000 after taxes.)

-Burn my student loans (~$35K)
-Burn our mortgage (also about ~$35K)
-Remodel our house

Then, since we wouldn't have a house payment...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By Leta
Yep. Everybody's internet connection is...

Yep. Everybody's internet connection is different, too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,886
Posted By Leta
Bah. Pulled my phone out of my purse this...

Bah. Pulled my phone out of my purse this morning and it's broken. As in, the inner LCD screen has apparently shattered. I have no idea how....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leta
Yes, my goal is not need a hard drive. That's...

Yes, my goal is not need a hard drive. That's why I went with Lala. All my music is stored in the cloud. (Well, almost all of it. I still have about 50 CDs- down from over 300!- of music that Lala...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leta
I suppose I would feel differently if I had any...

I suppose I would feel differently if I had any of this stuff... but I don't. No nineteenth century cookbooks or stacks of love letters (my own or anyone else's) or anything like that.

What I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By Leta
Make sure you save your receipt. My mom...

Make sure you save your receipt.

My mom bought an ooma (per my recommendation, as I thought the MJ would just frustrate her) two weeks ago, spend 90 minutes on the phone with customer service...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,886
Posted By Leta
Satori, so glad that the immediate fires are put...

Satori, so glad that the immediate fires are put out. Sending all sorts of http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif that your kids get there needed medical treatments.

Things...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By Leta
Small farm (which is to say, big garden,...

Small farm (which is to say, big garden, chickens, and a few dairy goats or a cow, and hell, maybe even a horse or two) on Manitoulin Island. Ideally, we'd have a small woodlot, too.

Since I'm...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-04-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Leta
We got rid of our filing cabinet a couple years...

We got rid of our filing cabinet a couple years ago, and thanks to merciless decluttering on my part, we have about 4" of documents left (mortgage docs, taxes, etc.).

We also have a photo box...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Leta
We have relatives who are, pardon the...

We have relatives who are, pardon the expression, total deadbeats. They bought their house 6 years ago and have been behind so much that they are $5K further in debt than the original value of the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By Leta
Julia, you need to talk to the hospital's...

Julia, you need to talk to the hospital's financial specialist. If they don't have one, tell them you want to talk to one from an affiliated hospital.

A close friend of mine was a hospital...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leta
Quote: Originally Posted by sunshineafterrain...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunshineafterrain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15003332)

LP's to 8 track to cassette to cd...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-02-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leta
Quote: Originally Posted by southhavenjen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by southhavenjen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15002081)
Where do you get your songs for 10...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leta
Yes, GearGirl, absolutely. ITA. I have one very...

Yes, GearGirl, absolutely. ITA. I have one very lovely bookshelf/cabinet, and once I have gone CD free, my next project is going to be buying an ereader and culling my physical book collection down...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leta
tracymom, as far as I know, CDs are not...

tracymom, as far as I know, CDs are not recyclable. Most of mine that are going are music, and in good shape, so we've been giving them away to friends. Since I ditched the jewel cases long ago,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,604
Posted By Leta
I am not trying to be nasty or harsh, but a 62...

I am not trying to be nasty or harsh, but a 62 year old person has no business getting a new mortgage, with or without help.

She is better off renting. If she pays $500/mo for a subsidized senior...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By Leta
I have five tattoos and, before pregnancy, had...

I have five tattoos and, before pregnancy, had my navel and both nipples pierced. I need to have some art updated, and will probably repierce when I'm done child bearing... but that may be a good...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-31-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leta
Has anyone done this? Anyone plan to? I'm...

Has anyone done this? Anyone plan to?

I'm in the sort of mid stages of attempting to do this... though I still have about 150 discs, between computer stuff, photos, DVDs, and music that didn't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-29-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leta
Ok, I know, weird title... could go in...

Ok, I know, weird title... could go in Decluttering or F&F, so I'm just sticking it general MH...

Before Gutenberg perfected the printing press, books were luxury items. Each one was laboriously...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Leta
Well, something to consider is that, in many of...

Well, something to consider is that, in many of the central western states, the population is at the about the same levels that it was around the time of the Civil War. Giant farms that are mostly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Leta
I found this link...

I found this link (http://www.techlore.com/article/10061/How-To-Connect-a-Computer-To-Your-TV/) helpful.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,170
Posted By Leta
I forgot to add... when we were first adjusting...

I forgot to add... when we were first adjusting to the debit-card-solely-for-online-purchases mode, we copied down our debit card #, expriy date, and the 3 digit security code on the back, and kept...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,170
Posted By Leta
OP, I worked at a bank, and once I got married I...

OP, I worked at a bank, and once I got married I added DH to my employee account. I got him a debit card.

We would do the EXACT SAME THING that you described and I was in my account every day at...
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