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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By crazyms
Your plans sounds amazing! I haven't really...

Your plans sounds amazing! I haven't really started on plans for our new place yet. I'm sure I'll have tons of them cooked up shortly after we get there though! We're getting moved over the Christmas...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
elliha I'm glad you've had some breathing time to...

elliha I'm glad you've had some breathing time to relax a little. I hope you can find something reasonable for your husband that will keep the finances ok and not cause much stress. We do the same...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By crazyms
Update: We bought property out of state so we can...

Update: We bought property out of state so we can be in a better area!!! I'm so excited and happy. It will be such a relief to live somewhere decent. We are packing now and getting ready to move in...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-13-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By crazyms
I like to talk about the kids and things to do...

I like to talk about the kids and things to do with them like their activities or homeschooling/school. I enjoy hobbies and always find that to be an interesting conversation even if the other person...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,452
Posted By crazyms
Oh and the move... at least I'm not having to...

Oh and the move... at least I'm not having to worry with the furniture right now and we will be keeping minimal stuff out here at the current house for the next few weeks. It's just the majority of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-13-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,452
Posted By crazyms
I need lots of 15 min sessions right now! I have...

I need lots of 15 min sessions right now! I have 4 days to pack an entire house with three little kids and no help. This should be fun. I've already started on it but ugh. Everything is getting...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By crazyms
How old are you and your siblings? I understand...

How old are you and your siblings? I understand you might be upset about your mother remarrying so fast but that is up to her. Children don't understand everything that goes on in a marriage and she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 398
Posted By crazyms
I decided on the RCA 7" one from Walmart. It runs...

I decided on the RCA 7" one from Walmart. It runs about $60-70 but is actually a really good one and not slow on the screen. While I was still bartending a few months ago we bought one at work for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
sillysapling I completely agree. It's ridiculous!...

sillysapling I completely agree. It's ridiculous!

frugalmama It's good you got all your errands done and everything settled so you can relax and focus on the holidays. Those ornaments will be a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 398
Posted By crazyms
They do make kid versions of tablets. I opted for...

They do make kid versions of tablets. I opted for getting adult tablets for the kids and I just preset bookmarks and such on what I wanted them to access and that's all they use on it. It works for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
I hope things are getting better for everyone as...

I hope things are getting better for everyone as Christmas approaches. It's been a roller coaster over here. We closed on the property and will be moving out of state over the next few weeks in dh's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 398
Posted By crazyms
I'm sure your daughter will be fine on Christmas...

I'm sure your daughter will be fine on Christmas when it comes. Have you tried to substitute the items on the wishlist though? My daughter asked for an American Girl doll (way too expensive) and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,053
Posted By crazyms
I'm going to be back in here for quite a while!...

I'm going to be back in here for quite a while! We're in the process of moving (which has been a horrific ordeal!) and will be doing a complete renovation on the house as well as setting up the land...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By crazyms
This! And even more so then just the fact that...

This! And even more so then just the fact that they are kids just being family is enough. I'd help my sister or brother with their families if they needed and I could just as well as I would my kids....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By crazyms
I also had no help or support from family and...

I also had no help or support from family and it's an awful feeling. I have to say I think the lack of emotional support is worse than no financial help though. It feels awful to know that no matter...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
frugalmama Check out www.bevscountrycottage.com...

frugalmama Check out www.bevscountrycottage.com for baby patterns. They have a ton of easy knit and crochet patterns on there for everything. Lots of preemie and baby patterns. Here's the one that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
happyhats - It is definitely a double edged...

happyhats - It is definitely a double edged sword. I think the biggest stress right now is not knowing for sure what's going on and being in limbo. Ugh. Good luck on the grocery shop. That coupon...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By crazyms
We usually go for 1-2 per person. We don't get...

We usually go for 1-2 per person. We don't get house guests though. I have considered the beach towels for towels thing though and just having the one towel per person with possibly 2-3 towels for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,823
Posted By crazyms
I hope things start looking up for everyone soon....

I hope things start looking up for everyone soon. I am glad to see that so many have gotten signed up for the Thanksgiving and Holiday helpers. The one here should be coming up soon but I haven't...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 903
Posted By crazyms
I think the vast majority of people would...

I think the vast majority of people would vaccinate for Ebola just because a vaccine existed. One reason being the scare with the outbreak news but also just in general. I actually had a friend once...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By crazyms
:laugh Oh. My. G-d. I had a serious reaction to...

:laugh Oh. My. G-d. I had a serious reaction to that!
Forum: Vaccinations   10-26-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,620
Posted By crazyms
I agree about the 12 year olds helping themselves...

I agree about the 12 year olds helping themselves to meds... I don't think that's normal for most people. 12 is still pretty young plus what kid doesn't want mom/dad when they get sick enough to want...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By crazyms
I hope it's okay I post here as I'm not single...

I hope it's okay I post here as I'm not single anymore but I was at one point on this forum.

I know lots of single moms of every variety. There are deadbeat moms as well as deadbeat dads but I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By crazyms
I agree with the pp's. Although I'm late to the...

I agree with the pp's. Although I'm late to the convo... how did the party go? I would definitely phase out the friendship too though.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By crazyms
I agree that a much smaller gift would be okay...

I agree that a much smaller gift would be okay but no way would I give that kind of money. I do try to give when I can and did even when we were worse off but it was in small amounts that I felt I...
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