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Denise Kersting

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My answer is that I will be building a enclosed garden (with SS hardware cloth and posts) to keep both squirrels and birds out. I can't abide with killing or harming my squirrels, and unfortunately they have figured out all my cat wants to do is have a good chase; she won't take 'em down.
1 month ago
A few years ago I was in a job that was unstable, and then had our finances cut almost in half due to hubs medical issues, all with a big mortgage looming. Everything seemed pretty dismal until we distilled it to the easiest answer: pay off all looming debt as aggressively as we could, and live well below our means. Fast-forward and in 6 months we are on schedule to pay-off the remainder of our debt (mortgage and car) and then we can live comfortably on hubs disability pension. I have a stable job I want to be free of now, but we have reduced spending to the point that my entire salary goes to paying off debt plus some of H's disability pay, so we know that when that burden is gone we will have more than enough. The simplest path (for us) was to need less and work with what we've got. We have the benefit of a secured pension, albeit H will have further medical impairment down the road. We have traditional 401ks and Roths, but we shouldn't need to tap into them for many years. I've started getting into the "mrmoneymoustach" advice, and have started moving some of my investments per their recommendations, but our plan is to reduce needs to fit the pension and not rely on draws from a brokerage account. I'm hoping to retire (really just resign) in January of next year, which will give me a small annuity in the future (plus our additional retirement accts). Basically we budget from the disability retirement (military) pay and we are counting investments as bonus.
1 month ago
Hi Dan,
I also vote for following Dr. Esselstyn's and Dr. Mcdougall's advice. I've been on their forums for years (and am mostly compliant to their diets) and have seen miraculous posts of health benefits from simple changes, re: heart issues/ edema. Best of luck to OP and I hope you find some relief from your problems.
1 month ago
If you ever need custom pickups for electric guitars you can mooseage me; hubs winds custom pickups. We also have a small stock of vintage, used pickups for sale, he's been downsizing, but does still have some available. His website is horribly dated (he says when I retire I can make it "modern" but here you go: https://skguitar.com/). He has info on the site for tutorials on guitar fixes/upgrades that might be useful. Love the guitars you are building!
1 month ago

J Hardy wrote:Thankyou suggesting spay. I know it would prevent the pregnancy. Not option.



Why is this not an option? There are many resources to help get cats spayed and neutered for free. If you need help finding a free option for spaying you can always send me a mooseage or post the city/town you are in.
2 months ago
I've had limited success curbing the mosquitoes in my yard by making a spray of water, handful of chopped hot peppers, abt 1/4 cup veg oil, and a squirt of non-toxic dishsoap. Mix it up, let it steep a few days and spray. I spray it on the lawn and all the shrubs.
2 months ago

James Whitelaw wrote:Of course!


Thanks :)
2 months ago
Here's an online place that has a variety of handmade and commercial Thai & Asian knives, I've ordered some hard to find spices and such from them before. Some things are at a great price, and others would be way cheaper if you have a local source. https://importfood.com/products/thai-cookware
2 months ago

Travis Johnson wrote:

For her I found a photo center that prints BIG photos for $5 per square foot, so I printed off a 24 x 36 picture of us together, and then bought some 1/4 inch plywood, and then took some old barn boards I had, and made a barnboard picture frame for it. The total cost was $35.



Terrific photo, I'm sure Katie loves it!
2 months ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:*FWEW!* I managed to get everything done! I spent two days making the jade dragon for my mom (she loves sage green and forest green and gold), and made a last-minute bunny today. It's SO TINY! Really hard to make it look like it's supposed to at that size :o. Is it just me, or does the bunny have too long of forelegs?



Those are just awesome, I love them all, but that dragon, wow!
2 months ago