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by Laura Ingalls
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Living in a Tent in Someone's Backyard
Replies: 30
Views: 1519

Re: Living in a Tent in Someone's Backyard

Aberdeen WA, come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be

Never mind me but that part of the world had been very wet and windy as of late. It would be a better summer plan
by Laura Ingalls
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: J+G gets a shipping container house
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: J+G gets a shipping container house

I would think about the vernacular style of high pillars and having a garage, tool storage, and chill out space underneath if the site is amenable. Definitely the most flood friendly.
by Laura Ingalls
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: J+G gets a shipping container house
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: J+G gets a shipping container house

This is so cool. Care to share the cost of the operation? Allow me to be annoying: 25ft shipping containers don’t exist. It’s either 20ft or 40ft Could be important to know in case you’re planning on adding one somewhere and you’re taking decisions made on this measuring. I think you are partially ...
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What should I pack in my hostel kitchen kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: What should I pack in my hostel kitchen kit?

Not our individual 50th state, but the 50th state to enter the union. Maui to be specific. We are flying.

I still have about a dozen left; DH has Alaska and South Carolina left.
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What should I pack in my hostel kitchen kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

What should I pack in my hostel kitchen kit?

DH and I are going to our lovely 50th state in January. We can check two bags and have access to a hostel kitchen. I have some ideas on what to bring but would take any advice others have.

Granola bars
Rice
Nuts?
Lentils?
Oil
Mayo
Mustard
Coffee
Peanut butter
Vodka
Rum
Tea
Furkaki
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone on Medicaid?
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Anyone on Medicaid?

chenda wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:40 pm
This is the one I use, you can scroll down to the implant bit.

https://www.denplan.co.uk/patients/payment-plans/extras

I think a lot of extractions which are done are not clinically necessary.
You are UK based, two radically different systems.
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone on Medicaid?
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Anyone on Medicaid?

I'd consider insurance for dental trauma to cover implants, that's usually very cheap and worthwhile (implants cost 1000s) Insurance that covers implants? Tell me more. I have an implant and need another one. They were not cause by trauma, decay, or bone loss but according to the oral surgeon that ...
by Laura Ingalls
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Six Flags as a budget meal source
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Six Flags as a budget meal source

I think this was mentioned in this thread

Probably not the same person.

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by Laura Ingalls
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Home free?
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Home free?

We have thought about it too. Our youngest loves to travel but would be hard to home school. DH would be competent to teach him the rules of tennis, but I he rest of his schedule would be out of our league. We have the rest of the 2021-2022 school year and the 2022-2023 to contend with. I tend to th...
by Laura Ingalls
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investosis
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Investosis

@Wharnock Not sure I think many day traders have an investor mindset. More of a gambler mindset. @Ego I see people daily trying to spend themselves out of problems that aren’t financial in nature. I also think people think they need money when they really need something else somewhere on the Maslow ...
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: "Wear it out" promise
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: "Wear it out" promise

Socks mailed back today :D
by Laura Ingalls
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: "Wear it out" promise
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: "Wear it out" promise

What happens if you send in an odd number? Loss is specifically excluded on the darn tough warranty. If I buy high end socks (smart wool or darn tough) I typically buy two of the exact same pair. I had two pairs of smart wool socks I bought early on 2013 after the house fire. I have tossed two of t...
by Laura Ingalls
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cadence of Withdrawals when retired
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Cadence of Withdrawals when retired

I feel like it has been a complicated dance between tax optimization, financial aid optimization, and health care optimization. 2020 was not a FAFSA year (although we really didn’t know that til it was nearly over). We also took out about 8 months spending as a Covid related penalty free dispersemen...
by Laura Ingalls
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: "Wear it out" promise
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: "Wear it out" promise

@ego We have a saying around here that if you wear out your tent or your clothesline you are living right. You also sent me down a rabbit whole of looking at Dyeeema bags and Triple Aught Designs (definitely a brand to keep my eyes open for while thrifting). DH has a pair of Darn Tough socks that ha...
by Laura Ingalls
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Foraging Log
Replies: 39
Views: 2901

Re: Foraging Log

@western red cedar

My husband has tried dove hunting a couple times, always ends up with foraged apples and no doves. The apples are much more versatile :lol:

Fantastic views thanks for sharing your pic.
by Laura Ingalls
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Foraging Log
Replies: 39
Views: 2901

Re: Foraging Log

I found and ate a big batch of chicken in the woods while camping in a nearby state park.
by Laura Ingalls
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 451
Views: 92655

Re: Fixit Log

My mom also has one of these
https://images.app.goo.gl/TYHUobhXNbcXCdsw8

Fully functional. We used it when I was a kid. I never minded using it.
by Laura Ingalls
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 451
Views: 92655

Re: Fixit Log

My folks had the same dryer from the mid ‘60 til ~2010. It was avocado green and nobody knew how many times my dad had fixed it. DS and my dad share the same type of mechanically inclined brain. I feel some nostalgia for the stove. It is early ‘80s vintage. It has cooked some good meals. The fridge ...
by Laura Ingalls
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 451
Views: 92655

Re: Fixit Log

My son fixed the dryer in his apartment. He bought installed a new timer switch and knob. Good as new. My fix-it fail is I just ordered a new dishwasher, range, fridge, and microwave/range hood. This dishwasher is broke and we have made numerous attempts to fix, fridge runs constantly, the oven does...
by Laura Ingalls
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Laura Ingalls starts a journal
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

Re: Laura Ingalls starts a journal

My last month has been good. What I didn’t mention in my last post was my frustration when I got back from our West Coast trip and stepped on the scale for the first time on three weeks. I decided to try a round of whole30. As someone that has avoided formal “diets” my whole life it was definitely a...