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by Carol V
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Opposite of a Walmart Door Greeter
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Opposite of a Walmart Door Greeter

My old store started checking receipts a couple of years ago. People jump to conclusions as to why. Part of it IS the self checkout thing because it's just too easy to misscan, not scan, etc. and the scanner no longer alerts if there's an "unexpected item in the bagging area". It was actually starte...
by Carol V
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Do you believe the DNA/spit test ancestry products?
Replies: 32
Views: 3916

Re: Do you believe the DNA/spit test ancestry products?

Hi All. I am a believer when it comes to DNA. I did it, mostly just out of curiosity, and found out my dad wasn't my dad! Before I tested one of my cousins did and when my results came back we didn't match. So I had my 1/2 brother test and, again, no match. Thought we had the same dad. Then, since m...
by Carol V
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: What One Frugal Thing You Do Saves You the Most Money?
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Re: What One Frugal Thing You Do Saves You the Most Money?

Like some others I stay out of the stores. The thing that seems to save me the most money is doing the order groceries online and pickup later in the day. I figure it saves me money because I'm not picking up things not on my list. I only shop once a month as well so it's usually a fairly large orde...
by Carol V
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Give up electricity?
Replies: 43
Views: 3821

Re: Give up electricity?

Yay to both Carol and Mona for your sensible posts. As you say, mould and midew aren't frugal. Hats off to you, Carol for actually living " off grid". Doing everything on a propane stove must have been very hard work ! Using a propane stove isn't hard at all. No worse than natural gas or electric, ...
by Carol V
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Give up electricity?
Replies: 43
Views: 3821

Re: Give up electricity?

I did it for nearly five years. Would I do it again? No. My ex wanted to live off the grid and I consented because he said we WOULD have electricity eventually but we never did. It could be a real inconvenience, especially in summer. I had ice chests for fridge, kerosene lamps for light and two smal...
by Carol V
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Cataract surgery....
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Cataract surgery....

Hi all...I guess I am the only person I know who seems to have had a negative experience with the surgery. The surgery itself was painless, easy enough and went very well. I got new glasses after about six weeks and they have never worked 'right'. Definitely need new ones. I don't need glasses to dr...