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Life...in general / Re: Finances and roommate situation
« Last post by pierrotlunaire0 on Yesterday at 10:48:49 PM »
Your roommate wants to move into a more expensive place, and she hasn't been able to keep up with the current rate?  Not only that, but you have bent over backwards to be fair in terms of utilities. 

Say to her, "We cannot afford a higher rent payment," and after a pause tell her that you are in debt because you have been floating her for months. 
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Over packer, glad to see the tide going that way so it's not just me.  I like my creature comforts, and have anxiety issues. 

This is timely since just today I was practicing packing for my mission trip in three weeks.  I bought a backpack, but I just can't get everthing in. I wound up with a soft sided bag.  I'm supposed to pack in my carry on and pack donations in the checked bag (plus liquids over 3oz like sunscreen and hand sanitizer).

I haven't flown in forever, so I'm not sure how strict they are on carry on size. The bag I have now isn't jammed full, so I can squash in if needed.  Measuring the backpack it was going to be right at or over the allowed carry on size, and jammed full, so no squishing. 

Other than doing laundry halfway thru (this is possible, we've been told) there really aren't any clothes I can remove. (Maybe a couple pair of underwear and or a pair of socks...). The 3oz/1qt rule has already pared down my toiletries....

I'm sure I'll wind up repacking at least once per weekend until we go...at least.  Maybe once per weekend day, and once a day the last week. (Is there a hair pulling smiley?)

Re-evaluate the clothes you're taking.  Are they actually weather appropriate for your destination?  You might need thinner, lighter clothing.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Favorite spooky websites?
« Last post by FadingAmaranth on Yesterday at 10:47:26 PM »
Reddit. Seriously. They have a creepypasta subreddit and a notsleeping reddit. Things like that. Tons of stories and pictures that are various forms of creepy. And despite the terrible reputation reddit amasses, the horror subreddits are very good. Everyone's super nice.
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Family and Children / Re: It doesn't always have to be fair/even
« Last post by otterwoman on Yesterday at 10:44:32 PM »
Shiny spine time; don't cave when they push you to invite others over. Or, just tell them that if they want everyone together, they can host at their home. Let them have all the stress and work and expense.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Nook questions
« Last post by FadingAmaranth on Yesterday at 10:38:18 PM »
In general, you can just do a lot more than you can on the Glowlight. It comes with more memory too. And it has a front and back camera on it which is handy if you ever want to take pictures. Or even if you want to try and Skype.

Also, if you're considering the Samsung tablet, you should do it soon. At the moment B&N is offering a credit if you trade in your old Nook and it does not have to be in working condition. You get $50 off of whichever Samsung tablet you choose. Which makes the 7 inch Samsung about $100 dollars which is a pretty good deal on a tablet.
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Over packer, glad to see the tide going that way so it's not just me.  I like my creature comforts, and have anxiety issues. 

This is timely since just today I was practicing packing for my mission trip in three weeks.  I bought a backpack, but I just can't get everthing in. I wound up with a soft sided bag.  I'm supposed to pack in my carry on and pack donations in the checked bag (plus liquids over 3oz like sunscreen and hand sanitizer).

I haven't flown in forever, so I'm not sure how strict they are on carry on size. The bag I have now isn't jammed full, so I can squash in if needed.  Measuring the backpack it was going to be right at or over the allowed carry on size, and jammed full, so no squishing. 

Other than doing laundry halfway thru (this is possible, we've been told) there really aren't any clothes I can remove. (Maybe a couple pair of underwear and or a pair of socks...). The 3oz/1qt rule has already pared down my toiletries....

I'm sure I'll wind up repacking at least once per weekend until we go...at least.  Maybe once per weekend day, and once a day the last week. (Is there a hair pulling smiley?)

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Family and Children / It doesn't always have to be fair/even
« Last post by learningtofly on Yesterday at 10:25:36 PM »
Hi everyone,

BG: For  all of the time DH and I have been married, we've lived near his family.  Bro lives here too as does all of his wife's family.  My parents recently relocated here.  Bro always alternated big holidays on a schedule his wife's family already had and as we had not had a schedule before, it worked for us as well.  DH's brother usually spends holidays with his in laws, but there isn't a schedule. End BG.

We never covered minor holidays/birthdays.  Mainly because no one could afford to fly home for every holiday/birthday.  My last milestone birthday my mom insisted on throwing a dinner party with my brother's family and all of the in laws and afterwards agreed that it may not have been the best idea.  Long story short-in laws ate plenty of the awesome beef and birthday girl mostly filled up with other stuff. Apparently no one learned from this.

My parents want everything to be fair.  They don't want to be seen as taking over now that they're here.  I tried explaining that we do our own thing for Mother's Day.  That its up to DH to organize something with his mom.  I bought the cards, but I'm not doing everything else.  I invited my parents over for dinner.  That is what I wanted to do on Mother's Day as we hadn't spent one together since I became a mom.  Bro spent the day honoring his wife.  Worked for us.  DH's brother went to his ILs.  My parents were pressuring me to invite the ILs, and last minute DH felt bad and rather than arranging something else with his mom they came to dinner.

I'm sure they'll all tell you it was fine.  It was not.  DH's stressed out about the grilling.  His dad disappeared to watch sports, only appearing to complain that dinner wasn't ready.  MIL and mom spent the whole time talking to each other.  They did spend time with DD too as did my Dad.  With the exception of sitting down to eat, I spent the entire time doing dishes.  Washing up from the prepping and marinating, and later cleaning up the serving dishes and dinner.  No one offered to help.

I told mom we get a do over as I didn't get to spend any time with her.  I told DH that the next BBQ with family was hot dogs and hamburgers as no one in his family appreciates it when he goes gourmet.  We don't spend all holidays and birthdays with the in laws and I don't feel that I need to now that mom and dad are here.  There's a reason we haven't spent the last three mother's days together.  I also changed Fathers Day as well so it was fair to DH too.  How do I get mom and Dad to realize that everything doesn't have to be even/fair?
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I usually overpack and end up not using something at all, but I'll never know what that will be ahead of time. I'm going away to a hotter climate than I'm currently in shortly (from Winter to Summer) so I'll probably pack too warm.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by oz diva on Yesterday at 10:06:40 PM »
Mr. Sirius was driving a route he usually didn't drive, and the routing sheet directed him to drive the bus up a walking trail.  Since he was somewhat familiar with the neighborhood he knew there was a street parallel to the walking trail he could drive up, and when he got back to his base he showed the routers what the printout said.
We had a realtor who specialized in rural property tell us that his GPS frequently tried to have him drive up drainage ditches, across fields, through farmyards, etc.
We had a GPS tell us to drive off road for 10 miles til we met a highway. This was just near The Getty Musuem in LA. Possibly the most densely mapped area on earth. Needless to say, we ignored it.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by MaryR on Yesterday at 10:04:33 PM »
40 clove garlic chicken. Tomorrow, I'll use the broth and leftover chicken to make soup. Both are easy and fast, and I'm lazy.
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