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by jennypenny
Wed May 24, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: "The opposite of poverty is justice"
Replies: 64
Views: 2054

Re: "The opposite of poverty is justice"

I should have said 'us' instead of 'them' since I count myself among the old curmudgeons, especially if we're going to start rubbing our notions up against each other. :D
by jennypenny
Wed May 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: "The opposite of poverty is justice"
Replies: 64
Views: 2054

Re: "The opposite of poverty is justice"

@scriptbunny -- I appreciate what you're trying to accomplish. As a woman though, how do you see it if you remove race from the problem? Up until recently, women were treated as property in western cultures. Not to the same extent as slaves, but most women didn't enjoy freedom in the same way that m...
by jennypenny
Wed May 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Struggle eating an avocado?
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Struggle eating an avocado?

*sigh* I may have ended up in the ER last year because I cut myself while slicing an avocado. Right to the bone. I hate sharing this ... you guys don't really need another reason to think I'm an idiot ... but I'm pretty sure GTOO knows about the incident and I'd rather out myself. He'll laugh when h...
by jennypenny
Sat May 20, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I need recommendations for board games
Replies: 50
Views: 2930

Re: I need recommendations for board games

I assumed that too, but I'm old so I have an excuse. ;)
by jennypenny
Sat May 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 510
Views: 62112

Re: Garden Log

We have tomatoes already. They're itty bitty, but it's still a record for us. I'm not sure if it's because it's getting warmer earlier or we're getting better at gardening. Probably both. These were from seed. (some from cmonkey's site, but to be honest we lost track when we were planting and I'm no...
by jennypenny
Sat May 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Green Smoothies
Replies: 81
Views: 8920

Re: Green Smoothies

@ThisDinosaur -- I really wanted a vitamix or blendtec, but couldn't bring myself to spend that much money. I ended up with a cheap Hamilton Beach . I'm happy enough with it, although it's LOUD and the top can be hard to get off. I clean it by putting dish soap and hot water in it and blending it ri...
by jennypenny
Sat May 20, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I need recommendations for board games
Replies: 50
Views: 2930

Re: I need recommendations for board games

bumping for fiby41
by jennypenny
Sat May 20, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: DIY Floor Cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: DIY Floor Cleaner

A ranch/rancher is a one-story home. I prefer it, but it does make it harder to keep people out of the bedrooms. I tried the rule about kicking off shoes a couple of times. I like that the kids stay active and spend a lot of time outdoors and I was afraid it was discouraging them from going in and o...
by jennypenny
Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: You are the average of the five people you spend the most...
Replies: 70
Views: 11739

Re: You are the average of the five people you spend the most...

Here's another article on trauma and epigenetics ... http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/187555/trauma-genes-q-a-rachel-yehuda I found this question relevant to what we've discuss here regarding hormesis and self-induced stress for self-improvement. [Q] "My friend Edward Luttwak c...
by jennypenny
Thu May 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: DIY Floor Cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 282

DIY Floor Cleaner

We don't have any carpet (not even in the bedrooms), only a mix of laminate and hardwood floors. The house is a rancher so everyone walks everywhere in dirty shoes including into the bedrooms. We also garden daily, keep a ton of plants in our sunroom/family room, and have two dogs who have run of th...
by jennypenny
Thu May 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: permanent portfolio questions
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: permanent portfolio questions

KevinW added a section to the wiki that might be helpful ... https://wiki.earlyretirementextreme.com ... ide_the_US .
by jennypenny
Wed May 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 510
Views: 62112

Re: Garden Log

I had to water twice today because it hit 90 here today. Last weekend it was so cold I had to cover the plants at night. Going to be one of those years I guess. We have strawberries. :) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4168/33915385613_35886a4941_m.jpg @halfmoon--Yes, I love that I can mow right over t...
by jennypenny
Tue May 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ex-lawyer
Replies: 76
Views: 15726

Re: Ex-lawyer

I'm so happy your mom is ok.

I understand your feelings about the sun. We added a glass ceiling to our family room and part of our bedroom. It really helps me deal with the dreary winter weather. I crave sunlight.
by jennypenny
Sun May 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 510
Views: 62112

Re: Garden Log

Our neighbor had some landscaping done and had a lot of stone leftover. He didn't want it so we used it to make a small walkway and patio-ish area for our fire pit. He wouldn't take anything for it so we gave him a couple bottles of wine. It was just lawn before so we (meaning DH ;) ) gave it a good...
by jennypenny
Sun May 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is behind all the mixed advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: What is behind all the mixed advice

I think the mixed advice is because there isn't one specific diet that's beneficial to everyone. Genetics is proving that. When you read a book like The Sports Gene , you realize how different we all are under the hood. Even in my house, DH and I thrive on very different diets. I'm low carb all the ...
by jennypenny
Sat May 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Spice to life
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: Spice to life

I find live music both invigorating and soothing when I'm working too much. When I worked downtown, it was easy to find live music during my lunch hour or right after work. It could be anything from attending afternoon rehearsals at the Academy to eating lunch outside the building where the opera st...
by jennypenny
Sat May 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What are your favorite books on practical skills?
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: What are your favorite books on practical skills?

The ERE wiki has a practical skills book list. I also like survivor library. He's putting old how-to books up in PDF format.
by jennypenny
Fri May 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Done with college!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Done with college!!!

Congrats to you both!
by jennypenny
Fri May 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Advice? I have eight months before I am done!
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Advice? I have eight months before I am done!

"It just feels like the right time to take a break." No need to say more than that. If someone asks what you're going to do, don't be afraid to say "I don't know yet." A big mistake I made was thinking I needed to have an answer that would satisfy everyone. Looking back, I think it might have been e...
by jennypenny
Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Good books on being present/mindfulness?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Good books on being present/mindfulness?

I learned self-hypnosis to deal with pain management but I found it helpful with mindfulness, too.
by jennypenny
Wed May 10, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MS Office-installing an older version?
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: MS Office-installing an older version?

I've avoided upgrading windows for this reason. I'm running Word 2010. It's my favorite version of the software. When I can't run it anymore I'll give up Word. I'm not 'subscribing' to Word. Photoshop either. If you write professionally, it's hard to avoid using Word and the older versions are best/...
by jennypenny
Tue May 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 510
Views: 62112

Re: Garden Log

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen any bees yet. It might be a little early for them, although the ones that like to eat my deck are usually feasting away by now.
by jennypenny
Mon May 08, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 3547

Re: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff

Can you melt some wax along the threads? I've also used nail polish to strengthen threads. Not sure if either would bother the blade.
by jennypenny
Mon May 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 306
Views: 14151

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

Also with total single payer you can compress medical wages (much as I would prefer to earn on US scales! That's another thing that concerns me. I want the medical profession to be one of the highest paying because I want it to attract the best and brightest as the saying goes. I worry about qualit...
by jennypenny
Sun May 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What blogs are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 1524

Re: What blogs are you reading?

I feel like I should clarify that I wasn't talking about the ERE blog or others like it that have a wealth of timeless information. Blog's like jacob's and other info-heavy ones like survivor library are great resources. I've also lost interest in many forums where most of the old posts are no longe...