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  1. Because the chat board reaches a wider audience, and fulfills a greater need now. Things have changed so much in 20 years. When I first read the original WTM, it was SO much more "DIY". It was hard to sometimes figure out how to do things. You didn't have easy access to educational items, and so many of them just didn't exist at the time. Homeschooling was still considered a weird fringe thing too. I didn't know anyone IRL who homeschooled when my dd was a toddler. My family was horrible about it, and never accepted it. I felt completely alone and overwhelmed. I never fou
  2. I ordered a fridge 3 months ago, and it's been delayed twice already. My fridge is old and not doing well, and we have a tiny kitchen with only 1 possible smaller spot for it so we don't have many options in normal times. I've heard stories of people having their fridge die and having to go months without one.
  3. At first I was upset because no one on this thread seems concerned with what color the alleged crockpot is. I mean, priorities people. But then, someone brought up "cupcake mix". You should all lose your denim jumpers over the mere thought of using a mix. I need to go calm down now and watch something relaxing, like a debate.
  4. I agree with this. It's just hard to discern sometimes if someone is actually taking advantage or not. The OP is obviously more intimately involved with the person and a better judge of the situation though.
  5. That's my thinking too. So maybe she doesn't need the food. But could she use someone checking in on her every day? Because then she's not taking advantage of the program.
  6. On a personal level, if I knew this person it would probably irritate me. BUT, it's my understanding that MOW also exists to sort of keep on eye on people that live alone. I volunteer at a food charity, and I've just decided to take the attitude that the majority of people really need the food and to just not worry about the minority that don't and are possibly taking advantage. If that helps you any.
  7. I was thinking either Dueling Banjos or Santa Baby, but I am afraid they would LOVE IT and beg me to blare it constantly.
  8. OHHH, now I know where my former neighbors moved 🤣! Seriously, the noise has been out of control in my neighborhood. Our neighbors had a HORRIBLE dog. And they would let it out at 1 am, 5 am, 11 pm, you name it and it would bark its head off. Every time I went into my yard to go to the car, take out the trash, or I don't know USE my yard it would bark it's head off and throw itself at my fence! For like, a half hour! I spoke to them, I was incredibly nice, and they had "NO IDEA the dog was doing that!" Bull****! This isn't a yip, or 2 minutes of barking! There is NO WAY y
  9. I think you have to be in a mental space where you can handle it. You need mental resources to lose weight and eat better. I don't think it's good to justify being overweight by saying you are too busy or whatever. But, I also think there are times in life where you are just overwhelmed, and simply not GAINING weight is a real accomplishment. This summer I've lost a lot of the weight I've been trying to lose since I had my dd. Part of it was just from anxiety, which isn't healthy. But, part of it was being done homeschooling my dd and finally having some energy to put toward
  10. I really think the key to growing a bumper crop of mint is to hate it, and be actively trying to get rid of it. Maybe you just need an attitude change...🤣
  11. Me either. I'm in the Northeast too. Also, I am grateful to Bill for posting the picture. We think our neighbor is growing pot in his backyard, but were too scared to google it.🤣 (Totally legal to grow your own pot here, BTW. I don't care if they grow it, we were just curious because we are nosy!)
  12. Again, you guys are raising so many good points, and I appreciate the thoughts.
  13. I can't even describe what is going on here. We just had a house listed at a ridiculous price a few down from us, and someone paid $53,000 more than it was listed for. WAAAAAAAAAAY too much money. After a summer of just more and more ridiculous house prices, this really took the cake. Several local realtors have said they have NEVER seen anything like this. Houses in Mass and New York are much more expensive, so people think they are getting a good deal. And people are flocking here because it's "safer". Which I am not sure is true. I'm not sure we've actually been hit with C
  14. I like this thread. We had a rough summer too, and no one had cancer or anything, but it was just one blow after the other. Which I will not detail here! And I finally reached this low point and thought I couldn't take anymore. And then things turned around, and I feel much relief and happiness right at this moment. All in the span of 3 weeks, every thing that had to let up from the past 6 months reversed itself enough. Don't want to go into too many details, but for me it was a big personal faith moment for me. Not everything works out in life but the last month has just
  15. I don't either, which is why it shocks me that the real estate market is so hot, around here anyway. A lot of people are going to make decisions they regret right now.
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