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    It really does! I was worried that I would peak...

    It really does! I was worried that I would peak emotionally during the newlywed phase, and it would fizzle. And apparently people were laying odds at our wedding that it wouldn't last 3 months.
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    Kind of hard for me to contribute, as we decided...

    Kind of hard for me to contribute, as we decided for me to be a stay at home mom. Any checks I get for public speaking gigs go in to the joint account. Any extra my dad puts in my VA checking...
  3. Oh my goodness, I am in love with 'the potato...

    Oh my goodness, I am in love with 'the potato mantra'.

    OP, I feel for you. I have a mom who tends to not make the smartest of decisions, but nothing this bad. All I have had to do so far is pay...
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    What a lovely theory. Did you miss the part in...

    What a lovely theory. Did you miss the part in the OP when the horse didn't even HAVE a rider and flipped himself?

    I've gotten on horses that flipped like a cat, no rear then topple, just whip...
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    I love that the system is enforced by vigilant...

    I love that the system is enforced by vigilant elderly people.
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    Being a country bumpkin, this fascinates me

    Being a country bumpkin, this fascinates me
  7. The drum freezer ones suck. We have this one...

    The drum freezer ones suck. We have this one
    http://www.aroma-housewares.com/kitchen/appliances/AIC-206EM.html?id=ZbyCxVMb
  8. I have two! An electric one that I was given as a...

    I have two! An electric one that I was given as a wedding gift that I hated, it only made 1.5 qts, and it got too warm too fast to properly churn the ice cream to an edible consistency.

    I wanted...
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    I would love to eventually be completely powered...

    I would love to eventually be completely powered by solar or wind. We looked into methane digestors but they don't do well with the sand we use for free stall bedding
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    I get a lot of the stuff for parties at Dollar...

    I get a lot of the stuff for parties at Dollar Tree. I also love to stock up on disposable foil pans for potlucks and taking food to people.

    Our town got a Family Dollar which is really nice...
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    You are super fancy! I mix up kool-aid using half...

    You are super fancy! I mix up kool-aid using half the water required to dump on snow for snow cones!

    Snow cream for breakfast is our tradition for the first big snowfall of the year
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    Get a large bowl full of snow. I add about half a...

    Get a large bowl full of snow. I add about half a can of evaporated milk to a gallon bowl full of snow. Sprinkle with 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar, a couple teaspoons of vanilla extract, and then pour in...
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    I'm always amazed at the people who don't have a...

    I'm always amazed at the people who don't have a week's worth of food on hand.

    The only things I double check we have before snow are vanilla extract, sugar and tinned milk. And since I buy 50# of...
  14. Hope everyone pulls through safe and sound. Hope...

    Hope everyone pulls through safe and sound. Hope it stays fluffy so it doesn't overload roofs with weight.

    It was 54 here today and DD#1 went for a bareback hack. Going to be 66 tomorrow, but it...
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    I didn't read the responses yet, but a horse that...

    I didn't read the responses yet, but a horse that has flipped repeatedly has lost all sense of self preservation. You have kids to think about to. The kindest thing for this guy would be a good feed...
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    Congratulations!!!!! Definitely start...

    Congratulations!!!!!

    Definitely start looking at venues now. The popular places book a year or two out. Also, it can take 9 months to get a custom dress. Start thinking now.
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    Fuel points are awesome! At Christmas here they...

    Fuel points are awesome! At Christmas here they quadruple for amounts spent on gift cards, even just store gift cards that we will use on groceries in the coming months.

    I always take the truck...
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    How in the world do you figure this? There are a...

    How in the world do you figure this? There are a a lot of us that have personal belief systems that we don not try and inflict on other people. Some of us are even smart enough to know that freedom...
  19. Move to the front range of CO, the mountains are...

    Move to the front range of CO, the mountains are always in the west!! I had a bit of a challenge when I moved here in the dead of winter, because DH would not use 'turn left' he would say 'turn...
  20. Because much of the content of this thread is...

    Because much of the content of this thread is about NOT opening the door to strange men. How it is more prudent to yell through a window, or just look from behind a curtain until they walk off.
  21. They are sooooo hard to milk. They may or may not...

    They are sooooo hard to milk. They may or may not come into milk after they give birth. They may or may not decide to let you milk them. You have to keep the baby on them while you milk for them to...
  22. We have a friend selling that here in CO....

    We have a friend selling that here in CO. $80/gallon
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    Yes, but it is very popular with a lot of more...

    Yes, but it is very popular with a lot of more alternative thinking people
  24. I will say, the only time the airport ride thing...

    I will say, the only time the airport ride thing ever steamed me was when my sis would fly into BWI instead of Dulles, because it was cheaper. And she would expect mom or usually me to pick her up,...
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    Kind of off-topic, but there is a very large...

    Kind of off-topic, but there is a very large group of people organizing a smudge in Charlottesville, Va on March 1st. So much bad juju there lately, so they are taking their sage and trying to...
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