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Old 09-01-2015, 03:52 PM   #23951
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DH brought home a massive (and I mean massive!) cucumber from work. I deseeded, cut it up,and threw it in the blender along with some True Lemon packets, a couple squirts of agave nectar, and some water.

Love cucumber lemonade!
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #23952
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We have a vehicle repair shop in our neighborhood, which is in a small city. It might as well be a small town DH will leave a vehicle there overnight; they have a slot in the door where you can drop the keys and a form with instructions on what you need done or checked and they'll take care of it. Then he walks home
That's how we do it, unfortunately it isn't within walking distance. We have the type of mechanic where we can drop it off and say "do whatever needs to be done" and they will do what needs to be done (i'm no dummy) at a good price.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #23953
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My lament when we moved to MA is that it was harder to find a good mechanic than a good doctor. Then we found Dave. Assuming we land in the same general area of OH from where we moved, whenif we return we know we can go right back to the old mechanic Chris since he still has his shop.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:20 PM   #23954
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Took me years and lots of $'s to find someone that can help me and not charge a fortune.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:53 PM   #23955
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I've lived here in this small town for a long time, and went to high school here in town with my plumber, heating and A/C guy, mechanic, and tire guy. They've had successful businesses here for over 40 years, some are still actively running the business and some have retired and hired out managers.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:03 AM   #23956
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My little home town where I grew up (I moved away a long time ago) has a pair of twins who are still the best mechanics and body shop guys around. The chief of police is also the town locksmith. One phone call was all it took when I was selling Mom's cars and house.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:54 AM   #23957
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My little home town where I grew up (I moved away a long time ago) has a pair of twins who are still the best mechanics and body shop guys around. The chief of police is also the town locksmith. One phone call was all it took when I was selling Mom's cars and house.
I remember that Dawg, when your mom passed and you had so much business to take care of. That's awesome you were able to take care of it with a phone call. I've lived in a small town for so long now, I don't think I could handle living in a big city and going through the time it takes to go through some of the everyday legal processes.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:20 AM   #23958
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Unfortunately for those who are retired with SS as a source of income, there will be no increase in January. Blame it on the plummeting prices of oil these past couple of months.

So I have my grocery list and coupons all ready for the monthly trip to Market Basket. So like others such as myself who are on a limited income, I will be heading out the door around 6:45 a.m. and be at the ready when they unlock the doors. This is a holiday weekend, the last for summer, and the store will be jammed on Thursday and Friday.

I still have a freezer half filled with meat from last month's shopping. I don't know if it has been the 90F. heat weather we have bee getting so much on lately, but I simply have no appetite. Even Pirate hasn't been eating very much. I would rather have a bowl of steamed veggies than meat.

I make up my list throughout the month. I keep it on my computer and a pad of paper beside it. I will write down any item I may run out of or think of needing or wanting for the next month's list. Then a couple of days before I am to go shopping, I will go over the list and hit all the coupon sites. If the coupon off is still more than the house brand, I don't use it. Flour, sugar and other daily household food items are mostly house brands for me. The most I have ever cut off my grocery list is $39.00.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:31 PM   #23959
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Dreading being forced to be on the roads at all today.It's an hours + drive.

Have an appointment that can't be cancelled.It's really not even worth the trip, or stress.This weekend the place is going to be packed with tourists.Parking is going to be a problem.

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Sounds like the "Road To Hell." Can't you send hubby?
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