John C Daley wrote:
You may get used to the idea of no mobile phone, they dont work where I live, but I do have a land line.
Its amusing to watch adult visitors mucking around on their phones like teenagers, trying to find a signal.
When the pain looks too great I let them know there is no signal and they struggle to believe its possible!!
Instead of another vehicle, have you thought about a trailer?
What is the issue with LP heating and its removal? Why not just turn it off if you dont want it?
Erin Blake wrote:Yes! I started this a few months ago and I'm still absolutely loving it. My hair is clean and has more body and natural bounce to it.
I came to it because I ran out of my favorite plant enzyme-based shampoo that I can only get by driving 1.5hr away, and it comes in a plastic bottle. I wanted something cheaper, easier, and waste-free. It was total chance that I saw the chickpea flour method posted in an unrelated group on FB.
My tidbit to add is that adding fenugreek powder to the chickpea flour is really helpful. It's conditioning and I like the smell, though for some the smell might take getting used to. Once your hair is dry, the smell is gone, anyway. If you're using 3tbs chickpea flour you could add 1/2-1tsp fenugreek. I find that too much will end up negating the effect of the chickpea flour; it becomes more "slick and slippery" - like you'd expect from a conditioning ingredient - than absorbent, which is what you need from the chickpea flour.
I have to rinse a lot to get it out, too. And even then, I don't usually get it all out until my hair is dry and I can give it a shake. I haven't found this to be an issue, though I can see how it would be if your hair were drying while wearing a black shirt.
Heather Olivia wrote:Thank you for sharing this and thus giving me the extra push to try it! I had seen it in my suggested videos on youtube, but hadn't given it a shot. I have been trying various attempts to be free of shampoo for probably about two years now. I've tried the baking soda and vinegar method, various plant powders, and herbal teas. Mostly, I have attempted to just go water and boar bristle brush only, but it has been frustrating as my hair rarely ever feels or looks clean. It almost always remains waxy feeling, heavy, limp and much darker in color than when I used shampoo. I don't know whether it's my hair type (very fine, pretty straight, light blond hair), hard water or simply a change of expectations that is needed. I really want to make the water and brushing only thing work, but not at the cost of feeling lousy about my hair. So I am quite excited by the results from the chickpea flour so far! I used the flour only, no rinse or oil. A couple days later and my hair is still feeling clean, bright and has more volume. I will say, it took quite awhile to rinse the flour out of my hair and off my body, but we have a very low flow shower situation, so others might not have such a time of it. I will be curious to see how long it stays clean. I still hope to figure out the water and brushing only thing, but this is a great option for now.
Burton Rosenberger wrote:Haven't tried it but I have been water only ... and BBB only before.
Are you getting good brushing sessions in with your hair?
I "wash" my hair only when it gets dirty ... from touching it with dirty hands which is rarely ... maybe once every 2 months if that. For me this means allowing the water from my shower to touch my head long enough to remove the dirt then doing a rinse with filter water and ACV
Rufus Laggren wrote:
1) Find out the best person to fix your car and start a (business) relationship there, immediately regardless of the condition of your car right now.
2) Don't know how this would fit your life and style, But maybe think about maybe buying a backup vehicle. Starting from your chosen mechanic and branching out in a search pattern (CraigsList?), find a "good" functioning rattle trap for about $500-$1000. The mechanic can help in this. Old cars in these U.S. are are very plentiful and with care good functional vehicles can often be had cheap.
Just run the thing around the block (sorta speak) once a month and bring it up to operating temperature for 10 minutes. It will be there when you need it in an emergency.
2a) Better _and_ Best: Get to know the old lady next door with the late model Buick she never drives and has offered to let you use. (!!!) Well, guess that depends on some luck, but it's sure worth keeping your eyes open and maybe an extra conversation or two.
Ashley Cottonwood wrote:The interior is a wreck.
- Could use this as an opportunity to gain a new skill set. Just take it one project at a time and I think you'll be amazed where you are by the end of a year
- You can use Paul's book to cut down your utilities like crazy. Not gonna lie, snow plowing sucks! Increased transportation fees could be minimized if you found a job you could work part time' full time from home
Trace Oswald wrote:
You may find commuting 35 miles in the country is far more relaxing and easy than going half that distance in the city with the traffic, stop lights, honking horns, and just general ugliness that can accompany city commutes.
In my mind, the extra expenses you will incur far outweigh the drawbacks of apartment life. Want to guess the last time someone walking around their home or playing their TV too loud disturbed me?
I'm an introvert as well, but I can tell you, many people feel far more alone in a city surrounded by people than the do in the country where the people are more sparse, but in my experience, much more kind and willing to help a neighbor out.)