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  1. Thread: Then and now

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    I've read that we actually wear 20% of our...

    I've read that we actually wear 20% of our wardrobes 80% of the time. I think that's true. When I switch from winter to summer and back, I take everything out of the closet, and before it goes...
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    My previous house had an attic fire. After the...

    My previous house had an attic fire. After the fire I had a virtually new house, with new siding, columns on the porch, and vinyl shutters (they are zero maintenance, don't rot, and look...
  3. Thread: Then and now

    by JanM
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    Another thing is that if you are storing, and...

    Another thing is that if you are storing, and living with other people's stuff, give them a time limit, and then get rid of it.

    Because you move around from time to time, you can use the...
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    A woman I had the supreme misfortune to work with...

    A woman I had the supreme misfortune to work with for years, and I hope to never see again, had some interesting habits. We had no where else to eat, so we ate at our desks in the big open bay. ...
  5. Alagirl-No, so it probably wasn't her. And it...

    Alagirl-No, so it probably wasn't her. And it didn't bump any other cars off the road either.

    I think it's amazing that no one commented (or if they did I missed it, and that is certainly...
  6. Exactly Laurierace! Was that Danica...

    Exactly Laurierace!

    Was that Danica Patrick driving the van? It looked like her, but it was only in the background.
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    I believe Reston/Dulles will soon have METRO...

    I believe Reston/Dulles will soon have METRO subway stations. I think it's called the Silver line. I think if you look around, you'll find something in Reston. The commute cost and time would...
  8. Thread: Then and now

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    The first step now that you are in control...

    The first step now that you are in control financially is to shed the other things holding you down. Get rid of things you don't want, need or use. This includes furniture that is just taking up...
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    For clutter-get rid of things you don't want,...

    For clutter-get rid of things you don't want, need or use. Rehome whatever you can. When you only have what you need, it's much easier to keep it clean.

    I've run across people like your...
  10. Wonderful update! I'm so happy for you.

    Wonderful update! I'm so happy for you.
  11. Thread: Credit Karma

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    I checked mine today, and the scores were right...

    I checked mine today, and the scores were right on Credit Karma.
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    For staples, the commissary is currently worth...

    For staples, the commissary is currently worth it, at about 30% off. But with the budget cuts, it will soon probably be only 10% or more off, so the travel time, and gas might not be worth it. ...
  13. The GoDaddy one, and the Budweiser Lost Puppy are...

    The GoDaddy one, and the Budweiser Lost Puppy are available on CNN. Click on the Puppies on TV link, and you can watch both of them.
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    It's not uncommon for an abusive spouse to do...

    It's not uncommon for an abusive spouse to do nothing.

    If anyone read A Child Called It, the situation was exactly like that. The father later said that everything to do with the children and...
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    Dancer-exactly right. Controlling and abusing...

    Dancer-exactly right. Controlling and abusing bullies do pick the perfect spouse usually. They are not only enablers, but have a big case of denial too. It's always amazed me how someone can...
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    The savings at the commissary are going to be...

    The savings at the commissary are going to be getting much smaller after the last budget passed, and I saw an article that said because of reduced funding the hours might be cut. The wholesalers...
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    If you take this horse, you have a pretty good...

    If you take this horse, you have a pretty good chance of being squashed like a bug. It would be risking your life.
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    My guess is that Bergdahl will be charged, will...

    My guess is that Bergdahl will be charged, will plead out to time served for the time in captivity, and will get a less than honorable discharge. He will lose pay and benefits. That will mean no...
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    For jobs, there is a federal building right in...

    For jobs, there is a federal building right in Reston. National Geospatial Agency I think, and maybe others. There are some townhouses a couple of miles from Reston, but I don't remember the...
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    Don't sign for his packages, and if they leave...

    Don't sign for his packages, and if they leave them on the doorstep, call and tell them to pick them up. His next trick will be to address them to you, and those I would open, and trash them.
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    You owe her nothing. Don't spend your life...

    You owe her nothing. Don't spend your life trying to get someone to love you that is incapable of love. Why are letting her bully you? No one can make you into a doormat unless you let them.
  22. Drop in to yard sales when they start in the...

    Drop in to yard sales when they start in the Spring. You can find some great deals that way, or look at craigslist.
  23. I read a great response to that on Dear Abby, for...

    I read a great response to that on Dear Abby, for any remark that is way too personal, or bigoted or whatever the case may be: "Did you really say that out loud?".

    I probably would have told...
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    I wouldn't go see it, because I know how it ends...

    I wouldn't go see it, because I know how it ends from the book synopsis, and I found that entire plot awful.
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    Be careful. Some of the blowouts that last use...

    Be careful. Some of the blowouts that last use some harsh chemicals, and I've read a few use diluted formaldehyde. Just make sure that were you go uses non-toxic solutions.
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