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Catwrangla

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  1. I get paid twice a month....wonder if there's a similar system set up for that? lol
  2. Cooper Shellton......I dunno, sounds more like a rooster to me!
  3. That was my first thought when I heard about the blizzard in South Dakota and all the cattle that were killed.....beef prices through the roof. Have already noticed it a bit, but then was looking through the local grocery ad that just came out today. Stew beef or cubed steak for $4.99 a pound!! They also have chuck roast for $3.49 a pound, so IF I was wanting to get stew meat, I would buy that and cut it up. But other than chicken, ground beef is all I've been getting here too. Oh, and I noticed that my store brand light tuna is now up to 89 cents for a 5 ounce can.
  4. I happen to be at the south end of this weather system (Tennessee). Getting the rain right now (got up to 55 degrees today ) and they've revised our forecast...still gonna get the cold (going down to 1 degree tonight ) but instead of the 2-4 inches of snow we may get 1/2 an inch. I'm just hoping the wind will dry up the rain on the roads so it doesn't turn to ice.
  5. Ah, the wonders of the internet!! http://fivestarpreparedness.com/?section=containers#containers I suspect is the one you use. When I did the search (searched for the container description, not the company name) some other results popped up. I might do some nosing around.....
  6. I'm planning on doing a quick run early tomorrow morning. Having to work today (can't tomorrow because computer system will be down). But....if I don't make it, I have kerosene already for just in case, have loaf of bread in freezer and couple of bread mixes in pantry, chicken & hamburger in the freezer, cans of tuna and jars of peanut butter in the pantry, just opened gallon of milk, and 8 days' worth of canned cat food. Oh, and at least a dozen eggs in the fridge! And other odds and ends. So we'll make out ok; just wanted to get a bit more milk and maybe another loaf of bread since I have a feeling we'll be stuck until Wednesday. Already have plenty of the required TP.
  7. I bought a new-to-me car the day after Christmas; my Trailblazer had 283,000 miles on it, and I work 55 miles from home. It had so many things that needed to be fixed, it wasn't worth putting the money into. Not to mention the gas! So now I have a 2012 Toyota Corolla. Only has 13,000 miles on it. There is a commuter bus that picks up about 30 miles from my house, and my employer provides a free-to-me bus pass. So every chance I get, I'll be on it instead of driving all the way in; will save money that way. Anyway, once I got back home from the car purchase, I pulled out my base budget spreadsheet to plug in the new payment and new insurance premium. Discovered I hadn't really accounted for the raise I got back in July, so recalculated with that as the new base. Found that even with the new payment amounts, I still have $480 monthly not allocated. But, I have no emergency fund to speak of-just been cash flowing things. Soooo....I pulled out my Dave Ramsey books, found a debt snowball spreadsheet and started plugging numbers. Figured that I'll have the $1000 baby emergency fund the end of March, and can have my 2 debts (student loan and new car purchase) paid off in March 2017! May 2018 at the latest (house I live in is up for sale, so there could be a move during that time). I turned 50 back in November, and luckily I have a pension where I work, since I don't have anything socked away for retirement! And right now I'm thinking about retiring in about 12 years. I better get a move on; I can do it by sticking to plan.
  8. Since I deal with insurance where I work (we're self-insured), I feel for the insurance companies.
  9. Jeepers, may I ask where you got them from? For me, smaller is better, and I try to get square as opposed to round containers....I know round holds more, but the square takes up less space.
  10. My home computer got that stupid Crypto virus, so I'm having to use my work computer. I don't have my camera program loaded on this one, and only an adminstrator can load it-and I'm not an administrator! But I can post a link to the instructions to my ornament, which has a pic. http://factorydirectcraft.com/factorydirectcraft_blog/sweeten-celebration-fun-styrofoam-ball-cupcakes/
  11. Hopefully everyone will start receiving mine soon! I mailed everyone's but Pixie's last Wednesday, I think. Pixie, yours wasn't mailed until this past Saturday because my small post office didn't have the Customs form!! Been crazy here too, between 2 car accidents (one a deer!) within a month's time, our company's open enrollment (I work insurance) and my computer getting a virus, I'm ready for some down time. Since I don't have family to speak of to exchange presents, I've saved all the packages and are opening them right now. All so pretty. Merry Christmas, everyone!
  12. Hmmm...I made some about the same age (and it's how I learned to knit!) but mine didn't look quite like these. I remember that I used doubled regular worsted yarn; I would use two different colors to get a tweedy effect.
  13. I head about that on the tv, but I was thinking the carts were left because of the system being down, not because it came back up!
  14. Open enrollment for Obamacare started October 1st; the actual coverage doesn't begin until 1/1/14. However, some insurance companies/providers are choosing to start following the guidelines now. For example, we're self-insured where I work (state goverment). When the change to cover dependents until 26 started (1/1/12) our rules were dependents were covered until 24. Rather than taking off dependents at age 24, when the parents could turn around and add them back onto coverage in a few months, we decided to keep dependents on until age 26 starting 9/1/11.
  15. I think in the end, most people who look at the health care subject rationally realizes that we can't afford all that was promised. It's not sustainable. Which leaves few options.....either tax the snot out of everybody, limit services (especially expensive services), or reduce the reimbursement to the providers down so low that they refuse to see patients, which in and of itself helps limit services. One only needs to look to Britain to see our future. Naturally, there is no mention of 'death panels' in ObamaCare. However, it did set up the Independent Payment Advisory Board to help keep the lid on Medicare expenses. Right now, it doesn't allow for rationing, but who knows what would happen say 10 years from now, if the President at the time acts just like this one and rules by his own dictates. http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottatlas/2012/10/21/ipab-president-obamas-nice-way-to-ration-care-to-seniors/
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