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by Laura Ingalls
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dumpster Diving
Replies: 74
Views: 19945

Re: Dumpster Diving

Certain produce items are always in the dumpster. Cauliflower is always in the dumpster because it gets little black dots on it. Broccoli by contrast is a much rarer find. Organic strawberries are very mold prone and lots of them end up dumped with one or two moldy ones. Things in bags (onions, pota...
by Laura Ingalls
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 245
Views: 12475

Re: COVID topic vol 2

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman is a pretty great book dealing with culture, patient centered care, best solution treatment vs a technically correct one, etc. Excellent book. I read it while having a Hm...
by Laura Ingalls
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 245
Views: 12475

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I do wonder about the people that still believe North Dakota and South Dakota are only leading the country in per capita infections merely because of expanded testing. COVID-19 deaths there are rising as fast as the cases did. South Dakota and North Dakota have pretty different positivity rates and...
by Laura Ingalls
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Changes to the 4% rule
Replies: 28
Views: 1741

Re: Changes to the 4% rule

@7wannabe5 Thanks for not feeling insulted or attacked. You are awesome. My statement was more about the magnitude of my anxiety not the quantity of your plan. L I presently engaged in paid employment at very similar rate and time commitment. I guess I don’t plan on doing it forever. It’s more to bu...
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Changes to the 4% rule
Replies: 28
Views: 1741

Re: Changes to the 4% rule

Can I agree with classical liberal and 2birds1stone’s premise and be anxious for 7wannabe5’s plan? I get her bucketing strategy. The though of buckets that small would cause me to have a panic attack. Despite spending per person at about the same rate. :lol: I cringe when I hear people say they are ...
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dumpster Diving
Replies: 74
Views: 19945

Re: Dumpster Diving

@Ego very interesting about the CNC equipment. I have a couple people in my extended family that would love to get their mitts on something like that.
by Laura Ingalls
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 692
Views: 137712

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Glad to here you are healing.

No real advice about the relationship concerns. Other than your GF is smart and should be understanding that there are compelling reasons to find another locale.
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Foraging for food, nuts and bolts of it
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: Foraging for food, nuts and bolts of it

Foraging for mushrooms is addicting. Two years ago I knew one mushroom. Last year I knew three. I am currently up to seven types. My town has a small children’s garden with edibles. DH’s part time job is with the park and he usually plants, cares for, harvests, and does a fall clean up. Cures were t...
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Someone Call The Internet Retirement Police...
Replies: 862
Views: 183151

Re: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Homeless and Confused Edition

I think Ego has a good idea with house sitting. I also thinK that a night or two in a hotel might be useful expenditure to keep yourselves sane with no pressure to be good guests :lol

There are some good hotel signing bonuses credit card offers right now if you can meet the required spends.
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 56
Views: 3213

Re: dough/pastry/pasta board?

I made the crackers per the original recipe using 1/3 whole wheat 2/3 AP flour. My pasta roller on 3 seemed the right thickness. They were puffier than I expected and I docked the later batches.

Quite delicious with a can of sardines and some stoneground mustard ;)
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?
Replies: 27
Views: 4263

Re: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?

I like the try on feature from Zenni. As someone that is nearsighted it is easier than trying on actual glasses. I also like that I can get a pair on progressive lenses and frames for $60-90 depending on what frame I choose.
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 56
Views: 3213

Re: dough/pastry/pasta board?

Thanks
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 56
Views: 3213

Re: dough/pastry/pasta board?

Never thought of making crackers with pasta roller. I have the pasta roller attachment for the kitchen aid. I think the number system is the same. Any chance you could share a recipe? @Seppia I have no success with nests and DH hates the mess of noodles on racks. I usually put in freezer bags and fr...
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships

I should read this. I never have although I think I have probably heard the ideas since before I could read. My late father taught the concepts in this book to his high school work study students in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It was a framework for many conversations at the supper table during my ...
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 692
Views: 137712

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

I love Teddy Roosevelt too. We were there about 10 years ago. I remember our oldest was maybe seven he hiked and hiked never once complaining. I think he was to mesmerized by the landscape to complain. I also remember buffalo being “frisky” and walking through the campground grunting.
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Portable saw mill + planing, thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Portable saw mill + planing, thoughts?

We had a black walnut tree blow down in a storm and DH took it to a local small business person with a mill. He charged DH $50. We ended up with half a pickup load of wood. I do not see the point of ownership of milling equipment unless you were a hermit in the woods or it was part of a business. No...
by Laura Ingalls
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: When does it make sense to get insurance?
Replies: 33
Views: 1431

Re: When does it make sense to get insurance?

Ok, let me try from a different angle. Let's say I have a house. I understand that stuff can break in this house (e.g. my fridge, let's call this event A), causing unexpected expenses. If stuff breaks, I have enough money to buy a new fridge. This is a risk I am willing to make when buying a house....
by Laura Ingalls
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 692
Views: 137712

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

The GF's contract ends in two weeks. She's finally realizing that for the first time in her adult life she doesn't have her next contract lined up. It's making her a bit anxious, she's acting like i did right after I quit my job. I feel for her, but it's cute. She's talking about how to save all thi...
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 56
Views: 3213

Re: dough/pastry/pasta board?

I just make a well of flour, crack eggs in the well, and then stir with a fork. Sometimes all the flour doesn’t get incorporated, big deal
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 628
Views: 158006

Re: Something From Nothing Log

I tend to think that Mrs. Ego getting some new underwear or workout gear is probably the most efficient.

Or maybe buying masks and reselling them at the flea market .