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  1. I stumbled across them doing mattress research. I'm reading a lot of good reviews but I wonder how many of the reviews are because people like the "uniqueness" of the bed in a box and the easy of set up.
  2. DD 21 will be moving into her new apartment next month for the last two years of college. We're needing to buy her a twin mattress set. Came across BIAB that had great reviews. Her sleep is VERY important so we don't want to cheap out but money is a concern. Any thoughts?
  3. I wouldn't and not because of living in fear but just good old fashioned common sense. Especially if someone I loved and respected asked me not to. Here's the rule of thumb in my family: If I did this and something bad happened and I read about in the newspaper what would my reaction be? If the reaction is-Wow, that was stupid, why did she do that? Then I wouldn't do it. I live in a very nice area-always hits the list for top areas to raise a family-and I'm still careful about what I do. You're questioning it-common sense. Why take the chance?
  4. www.youtube.com/watch?v=j29YFo4FZaQ enjoy-there are several of them.
  5. Dave Ramsey just to have advise on his website/books on how to deal w/collections.
  6. I know it's not the same but I had always planned to do foster care when our dds were heading off to college. I didn't feel that I was "done" being a mom to younger kids. My DH said no for the same reasons as your husband has stated. I accepted it by realizing that my DH was the most important person in my life. Since then, I have found other ways to loosely foster without actually taking children into the home. I believe that our marriage is much stronger because I listened to what he was feeling.
  7. Be very careful about donating to your local library. I recently left a job I loved at our library because I was tired of deleting itmes that were going to the dumpsters. We deleted over 50,000 items the first two years with our new director. While I agree that the Top 100 Plays of 1919-1920 needed to go much more of what was pitched was in great condition and someone (me) would have loved to have. We were also told to tell patrons that the Friends of the Library bookstore sold what came off the shelves-NOT!!! I watched cart after cart after cart go to the dumpsters for two years!!
  8. It was hard to watch. But, Peyton still has my heart-he's a true class act!
  9. We stream online. However, we do hook the laptop up to the dead TV in the corner so we can watch it on a bigger screen.
  10. The artifical sweetner is a trigger for a couple of people with celiac disease that I know.
  11. I've used it for years and love it! Works really, really well with the hard water in central Indiana.
  12. I love February!!!! Let's see-it's still winter (love it!), it's Valentine's Day (chocolate involved so love it!), it's my DDs birthday (love her-so love it!!), it's my birthday (again, chocolate involved-so love it!!) What's not to love!!!
  13. Something my dds loved (and weas cheap!) were glow in the dark braclets/necklaces, balloons that I got a Wally.
  14. The song was, "You can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let him forget he's a man. 'Cause you're a woman-w-o-m-a-n"? Yup, work full time, raise children and never let him forget he's a man-even as a teen I thought it was a crock!
  15. A friends daughter knew the victim and is struggling.
  16. this afternoon. Youngest DD was one floor up in the Engineering building. Swat team escorted them out and she called me when she was in lockdown. So scary. I feel so sorry for all involved.
  17. The cold is so dangerous for the kids that have to wait at the bus stops.
  18. Fantastic fiction is an excellent resource to keep in mind. Put in the authors name and you'll get their series and the order of the books written. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/laura-ingalls-wilder/
  19. I have worked at the library for the last six years. We have a very nice, well kept building/materials but I can truly say,"AVOID THE LIBRARY AND MATERIALS"!!! The number of times people step up to the counter to check out/attend classes and are hacking, coughing, sneezing, and obviously sick is amazing. Also, you'd be surprised at how many kids chew on the books, drag them on the ground, etc. I had one patron tell me the other day, even though she/kids had been to the dr.,were on antibiotics & told to stay home,they just HAD to get out of the house to pick up some DVDs-yes, SpongeBob is truly a compelling reason to drag your kids out & infect the rest of us!!!!! I just wish people would use a little common sense & be considerate of others.
  20. We've had Geico for 20-25 years and they're excellent. We've have 3 or 4 claims over that period and have transferred approximately 15 times between cities/states. Very easy to work with. Something we discovered when oldest DD went off to college was that, because her school was over 100 miles from home and she wasn't taking a car and would only be home for weekends/holidays to drive, we didn't have to pay for her on the policy but she was still covered when she was home and drove. Hope that makes sense! We regularily check cost with other agencies. I highly recommend them!
  21. My DH is an identical twin. They were inseparable when they were younger but not as adults. They really only see each other at holidays now. Really they don't seem any different as any other set of brothers. As DH & I have talked through the years (35+) he's realized that the "inseparable" as children was because of the societal expectations of being twins. People were less like to seek them each out as individuals because of the feeling that if you were friends/invited one you had to be friends/invite both. Also, their parents tended to treat them as a single unit in the family. I remember being amazed/saddened at the 21st birthday party. They got several identical presents just different colors. Also, with one present they were told to turn their backs to each other to open because it was the same exact gift. I'm not talking about some major gift they both wanted but something simple as the same sweater neither had seen. They always had to share a car where all the other kids had their own. My FIL was a manager at a dealership & $ wasn't an issue so I really didn't understand that on. I think their lack of closeness now is because of how they were treated younger.
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