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Making Do?
As a frugal retiree, I consider myself to be frugal rather than a tightwad. Admittedly, on some occasions I can be extremely frugal.  However, I pride myself on not being "tight", mainly as that is not how I choose to live my life. You'll never see me weari...
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One Retiree's Frivolity.............................
I have a confession to make. I live on $2900 a month, and and this month I may well  spend $250 a month on crafting supplies and fabric related items. In fact, I shopped for fabric yesterday during my errand day, and I plan to order fabric online today.  I ...
I have a confession to make. I live on $2900 a month, and and this month I may well spend $250 a month on crafting supplies and fabric related items. In fact, I shopped for fabric yesterday during my errand day, and I plan t...
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Instead of Traveling, I'm Taking A Vacation?
As many regular readers know, I have been talking about a long road trip along the gulf coast for many months-at least since August of last year when I put my end of summer road trip on hold. I've even planned, and talked about the planning more than once. ...
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Hopefully you idiots don't run and hide and make good on tearing down someone's home "by accident". Somehow relying on an arrow on google maps rather than checking the actual street is not a good excuse. And 24 hours without an apology?  I can see the lawyers rubbing hands together now.
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On Lazyness and Volunteering
I don't know about anyone else, but I have been known to struggle with retirement balance. Not all the time, but every so often I have to rethink where I am and how I'm expending my energies. My problem of course, is that I want to do it all: Volunteer, dra...
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The Joy of Dabbling in Retirement
Yes, it's been awhile!!!! While I have been enjoying my slightly slowed down retirement schedule, the last week has not been in that vein. I've had some full volunteering days due to some special events. On Thursdays my church has a short service, a dinner ...
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Volunteering: Doing With, Rather than To
On two days a week, I volunteer at the front desk area (and other areas as needed) at a residential women's shelter. Different from an emergency shelter, these facilities are long term transitional housing. In order to qualify for this program, women have t...
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On Doing Less and Enjoying It More In Retirement
I have a confession to make: I am one of those people who regularly has more things to do than time. I have been known to write here and elsewhere that I wonder how on earth I ever had time for a job, and wearing that distinction with pride. While some peop...
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Retirement and Family-What's Your "Closeness Level"?
During the summer between my fifth and sixth grades, my parents took me to live in Europe, where we stayed for six years. Before that, I had lived within just a few hours drive of two sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and two sets of cousins. After that ...
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Frugal Retirement in a HIgh Cost of LIving Area - or You can LIve Frugally almost anywhere
For those who have not seen this yet. US News and World report just listed Denver as the best city to live in the United States (out of the 100 most populous cities). Colorado Springs, Austin, Raleigh, and rounded out the top of the list. My old homestead i...
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The Politcs of Division??
Please be assured that what follow is not a rant, nor is it meant to cause dissent and aggravation in the internet in general or my readers. What it is, I hope, is the perspective of one group of people, as we head into the so called "Super Tuesday" phenome...
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As someone who travels with pets, we were disappointed. After reading the pet policy completely online, there was no mention of the fact that pets could not be left in the rooms while we went out. In fact, we do this all the time-and have done so in Best Westerns from Missoula to Clayton Texas (our dogs are well behaved). The website states pet deposit as well as numbers and wight allowed but in no way says that dogs cannot be left in rooms, even in crates. We managed well for three days, but will be traveling back to the black hills, and staying in another hotel. Also, we had no wifi. Fortunately I have fourg.
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