The Recession

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The Recession
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 10:03am
Has the recession caused you to change your lifestyle, including the decision to SAH or WOH?

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 9:47pm
The recession hasn't changed anything for us decision wise, it's just made us really worried about dh losing his job. He doesn't seem in any way at risk at the moment, but it's hard not to worry. We would be okay for a little while without his income, but it's a scary thought and we don't want to be there.

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Sun, 03-07-2010 - 3:19pm

We had no luck with costume rentals because the period we needed (about 1810 Federal in the US/Regency in England) is very hard to find costumes for. These dresses are unlike the 18th century gowns and the ones that came later in the 19th century. Even though Jane Austen adaptations are very popular on the screen, there aren't too many stage productions, at least not in this area.


Another problem is that the women in that period wore mostly white gowns to balls (assemblies), and even places that do rent costumes tend to make them out of dark, shiny fabrics.


When I found that I could buy two dresses off of eBay for about the same price as renting them (even though the fabric isn't really correct), I decided to buy. The bustline was so high that I needed a push up bra and a corset to make it look right.

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Sun, 03-07-2010 - 3:59pm

According to this website (http://www.songsmyth.com/underthings.html), a long line strapless corset would work. They run from about $50 to $75. At least here they do. Try bridal salons for the bras or a specialty lingerie shop, especially one that does bra underthings. To get more cleavage, you could put push up cups or cutlets into the bra. Good luck.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:22am
a friend of mine told me yesterday that DH's job was, "recession-proof", i found that an interesting spin because it's really not, LOL.

 

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:28am
I seem to recall another poster here, sometime back, saying the same thing about her and her dh's jobs.

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:36am

you ( general, of course ) have to wonder if it's a cycle thing.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:02am
i woudln't call myself cheap but we've always been conservative in our spending.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:08am
this may sound gross but i have fungal nail problems in my toes.

 

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:09am

I will admit, we haven't "always been" conservative in our spending.

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:20am

MIL told me once she piles all of her spending on a credit card then pays it off when she gets the statement.

 

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